Day: November 7, 2020


Bayern Munich left sweating over fitness of Joshua Kimmich after he limped off versus Dortmund

Bayern Munich left sweating over fitness of star man Joshua Kimmich after he limped off in victory at Borussia Dortmund

  • Bayern Munich face an anxious wait regarding the future of Joshua Kimmich 
  • Kimmich limped off in the 35th minute of Bayern’s win v Borussia Dortmund  
  • Germany international had to be helped from the pitch by two members of staff 

Bayern Munich were waiting to discover the extent of Joshua Kimmich’s injury on Saturday after he limped out of their 3-2 win at Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.

The 25-year-old, one of the most consistent performers for the European champions, hurt his right knee as he tripped Erling Haaland to stop the Dortmund striker breaking away in the 35th minute.

Germany international Kimmich, who was booked for the foul, was clearly in a lot of pain and had to be helped from the field by two members of staff. Bayern said he would be examined when they returned to Munich.

Bayern Munich are waiting to discover the extent of midfielder Joshua Kimmich's knee injury

Bayern Munich are waiting to discover the extent of midfielder Joshua Kimmich’s knee injury

‘We’ll have to wait and see. He’s one of our key players in that position. A lay-off wouldn’t be easy to deal with,’ said coach Hansi Flick.

Kimmich is also in Germany’s squad for the Nations League games at home to Ukraine on November 14 and away to Spain three days later.

Kimmich had to be substituted in the 34th minute of Bayern's victory v Borussia Dortmund

Kimmich had to be substituted in the 34th minute of Bayern’s victory v Borussia Dortmund

Hansi Flick admitted it would be difficult if Bayern were without Kimmich for a long time

Hansi Flick admitted it would be difficult if Bayern were without Kimmich for a long time

So far this season Kimmich has made 11 appearances for Bayern, scoring three goals and providing seven assists.

Marco Reus put Dortmund ahead on Saturday but Bayern then took control of the game, with David Alaba, Robert Lewandowski and Leroy Sane scoring before Haaland got a goal back for the hosts.

Bayern are top of the Bundesliga, two points clear of their closest challengers RB Leipzig.  


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WISH panel discussion to focus on future of precision medicine

Experts from Qatar and abroad will come together on November 15, at 5pm, to participate in a virtual panel discussion titled, “Precision medicine – One Size Doesn’t Fit All”, held as part of the fully virtual World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) 2020, a component of Qatar Foundation’s mission to foster evidence-based ideas and practices in healthcare.
Taking place from 5-6pm, Doha time, the panel discussion will be accompanied by the launch of a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), titled “Doing Well? Fulfilling the Promise of Precision Medicine”. In the report, which is sponsored by Qatar Foundation (QF), EIU discusses the promise of precision medicine; what it is currently delivering; and challenges associated with its wider application in large health systems.
“I think people are now beginning to realise that different groups react very differently, and that’s got to do, to a large degree, with their genetic makeup, which in turn determines how good they are defending themselves against a particular disease,” says, Dr Richard O’Kennedy, vice president, QF Research, Development, and Innovation.
“Through the tremendous research that is ongoing at Qatar Foundation, we are keen on developing the best healthcare possible for our citizens, residents, and the broader world. We are very lucky to have the support for our work in the area of precision medicine. The leadership of Qatar recognise the value of this.”
Over the last decade, the term precision medicine has become a buzzword. It has been the subject of intensive research efforts which has allowed scientists to find some answers but inevitably it has also paved the way for many more questions. Its promising potential to transform the way existing health systems work to become more patient-centric has spread a ripple of excitement throughout healthcare systems.
Despite the mostly positive initial response to its obvious potential, the actual task of delivering precision medicine will not be an easy one.
Health systems are resistant to change, and the nature of precision medicine will require considerable changes in terms of processes, education and infrastructure, which will be no small challenge.
To discuss these challenges and possible solutions, the panel discussion will bring together Dr Victor Dzau – president of the US National Academy of Medicine, Dr Said Ismail – director, Qatar Genome Programme, Dr Walid Qoronfleh – director, Healthcare Research and Policy at WISH, Dr Lotfi Chouchane – professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, and David Humphreys – global head of Health Policy for The Economist Intelligence Unit Healthcare Practice.
The discussion – moderated by Al Jazeera journalist Rawaa Auge – will look at challenges surrounding the integration of precision medicine into existing healthcare systems and possible solutions, while also discussing the panel’s views on how to advance precision medicine initiatives in Qatar and internationally.
The hour-long session will also be used to launch a WISH policy briefing report on precision medicine titled, “The Future of Medicine: Healthcare Innovation through Innovation”. The WISH report takes a Qatar-centric look at developments around the topic under discussion.

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Tyson Fury on how he overcame depression, boozing and 28 stone weight with fitness plan

Gypsy King boxer Tyson Fury made an epic comeback after depression led him to his darkest moments and his weight ballooned to 28 stone.

With the help of his trainer Kristian Blacklock, who he affectionately calls Old Baldy Head, he shed 10st, escaped the depths of depression and went on to become world heavyweight champion for a second time.

Now in his new book, The Furious Method, exclusively serialised in the Sunday Mirror, he explains how exercise and positive thinking can help transform your life, too.

Within a month of being crowned world heavyweight champ, I was an emotional wreck on my way to a heart attack, thanks to a diet of Class-A drugs, junk food and alcohol.

I had my epiphany in a pub on Halloween night in 2017, hopelessly overweight and humiliated, wearing a skeleton outfit that was skin-tight and emphasised my full 28st.

Tyson Fury has struggled with his weight

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Tyson Fury has struggled with his weight

Although I had started training again, I was still drinking and going on benders and making life a misery for my wife, my children and those who were closest to me.

Looking around the pub at people half my age I felt like a disgrace, and I knew things had to change.

I left the pub early for a change and later that night I stood in my bedroom in my underpants, fell on my knees and cried out to God to help me.

When I got back up, I knew the comeback was on because I was finally asking for God’s help and being honest that I had a serious problem.

My mental health and marriage were both hanging by a thread. Everything I previously despised – including drugs – I now did; that’s how much I had come to loathe myself.

Until then I’d never taken my eyes off being a decent father to my kids, nor had I taken cocaine, and yet here I was keeping the cartels of Colombia afloat.

Tyson Fury et al. holding a sign posing for the camera: Paris and Tyson Fury

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Paris and Tyson Fury

I appreciate not everyone will share the same desire to get into the ring and knock ten bells out of someone.

But I believe the building blocks of my successful comeback over depression and weight issues to become heavyweight champion of the world once again can be useful for anyone.

Remember, I look like an average Joe: bald and a bit fat around the midriff.

In the depths of depression I was suicidal and 28st.

But with the support of family and friends, and by seeking professional help and focusing on a positive outlook, I got healthy in body and mind.

I hope you haven’t been through what I have, but I do hope the challenges I have overcome will resonate.

Quality of thinking informs everything we do.

Being a fat, lazy bum with millions in the bank is no way to live, but being hungry, fit and really alive in the middle of life’s journey – now that’s a thing worth fighting for!

Tyson Fury et al. sitting posing for the camera: Tyson, Paris and their five children


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COVID-19: Health officials bring in new orders in two health regions, including no social gatherings

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Health officials also say travel must be limited to essential travel only in the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal health regions.

Henry said B.C. is seeing “dangerously high and rapid increases” in COVID-19 cases, and said the next two weeks are critical.

The next news conference and COVID-19 update will be Monday at 3 p.m.

On Friday, they reported 589 new cases, the highest number in one day for the province, and two more deaths, which means 275 people in B.C. have died from the virus.

Of the 589 cases, 104 people are in hospital with COVID-19, including 28 in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Health officials also announced there have been six new health-care facility outbreaks at Suncreek Village, Fort Langley Seniors Community, Northcrest Care Centre, Fellburn Care Center – PATH unit, Ridge Meadows Hospital and Langley Memorial Hospital.

In total, 31 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and four acute-care facilities have active outbreaks.

In a grim joint statement, Henry and Dix alluded to “the gathering storm clouds of increased exposures and transmission,” and encouraged businesses, particularly in the Lower Mainland, to review their COVID-19 safety plans.

“As we have done with many sectors, public health teams are continually reviewing guidance and working with individual business owners to help navigate the challenges of COVID-19 and continue to operate safely,” said Henry.

“When faced with the gathering storm clouds of increased exposures and transmission in a particular sector, we step up inspections to identify gaps and, at times, increase the safety measures that are required. Only if it is clearly demonstrated that a business or sector is unable to operate safely are businesses ordered to close.”

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‘It’s not just fitness – everything suffers’: Community heroes reveal fears over lockdown ban on Children

As the seconds ticked by towards sporting wipeout on Wednesday, amateur boxing coach Knox White winced through agonising pain during a flare-up of his degenerative multiple sclerosis.

The wheelchair-bound 46 year-old was struck down twice within a few hours that evening, but nothing was stopping him from taking his final sessions for the youngsters at Hayling Island Community Centre.

“I didn’t need reminding why we all need to be here,” says the former Navy boxer of his packed classes with local youngsters. “After the first week back from lockdown, one of the mums came up to me and said, ‘Knox, I’m so glad we’re back as my son really needs this. I’ve been so worried because one of his friends has taken his life and another one’s attempted to’. I just thought to myself, ‘Oh my God, this is how serious it all is’.”

After a week in which the great and good of elite sport rallied behind The Daily Telegraph’s ‘Keep Kids Active in Lockdown’ campaign, it is thousands of lesser-known heroes carrying the heaviest burden over the weeks ahead.

Tennis coach Stephen Perez is another left worrying about his deprived youngsters. He describes how some of the 10 and 11-year-olds he works with under an LTA initiative in Chatham, Kent, are still rusty from bad diet and lack of exercise during the first lockdown.

“The awful thing is that we know exactly what’s coming,” says Perez, who also runs programmes providing healthy food to his community. “In our community there’s people really struggling with poverty and poor diet. We had some kids coming back with real weight issues to the point where they were struggling to just take part in exercise.

“If you’ve got a fairly contented life, it’s hard to put into perspective how big of a deal these classes are for those in a chaotic setting. For many, they haven’t really got a lot else to look forward to. It’s not just their fitness that suffers – it’s their behaviour, their routine, everything.”

Downing Street has so far resisted pressure to ease restrictions on children’s sport during lockdown, but ‘Keep Kids Active in Lockdown’ struck a chord in sport like few other newspaper campaigns had done before.

It is memories of formative experiences under grass-roots coaches like Perez and White that prompted many of the 130 star names to this week sign up to The Telegraph’s call on Government to offer children a reprieve.

The campaign was launched at 5pm on Monday, with epidemiologists, public health experts and cross-party MPs all warning of a mental and physical health time-bomb as activity levels plunge among under-18s.

Ambiguity and confusion for teachers over the risk of Covid infection inside and outdoors at schools had already led to many schools scaling back contact sports or abandoning them altogether during PE classes.

However, despite scientists insisting outdoor infection risk is significantly lower than in the classrooms, Boris Johnson was unflinching in his determination to make no exceptions to his blanket

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Covid pushed up depression, medicine was spirituality: CM

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Saturday paid tribute to Maharishi Aurobindo, saying many were pushed into depression during Covid-19 and the treatment lay in      spirituality.

It is necessary to make meditation, yoga and exercise a part of daily life to keep away mental illness, he said in an address on the ‘The Progress Global Award 2020’              programme organized at a hotel in Raipur.

Sri Aurobindo Yoga and Knowledge Foundation, Durg, held the function, said an    official communication.

Describing Aurobindo as a leading light of spiritual consciousness, Baghel said the Indian rishi-muni through long penance and knowledge attained spiritual pinnacle.

The Chief Minister said good citizens cannot be prepared if one denies quality education to the children. Teachers play a key role in the overall welfare and progress of society.

Underlining the importance of spirituality during Covid, Baghel said it was during the pandemic one had to organize life ensuring prevention from virus. He appreciated the Foundation for felicitating institutes and teachers working to ensure quality education.

He gave away 85 awards to educational institutes,            universities, colleges, teachers and students.

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Syracuse police chief to serve in ‘civilian capacity’ because he can’t pass state fitness test

Syracuse, N.Y. — Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner said Friday that he will serve in a “civilian capacity” atop the police department because he cannot pass a stringent physical fitness test required of sworn officers.

Buckner, who became chief in December 2018, said he is unable to run 1.5 miles in about 13 minutes.

“While I have improved my fitness and can complete the majority of the physical requirements, I am unable to finish the 1.5 mile run in the required time,” Buckner said in a statement. “With the next deadline approaching early December, I have decided at this time not to continue to pursue state certification.”

The lack of state certification does not impact the chief’s ability to serve, Buckner said in the statement.

But “out of respect for the certification process and all those who have completed it,” Buckner will not wear a police uniform while serving as chief.

Buckner, who was hired from his previous position as chief of police in Little Rock, Ark., came here on a provisional basis until he was able to get certified as a New York officer. In the meantime, he’s been afforded all the rights of a standard cop, including carrying a gun and badge.

The state’s Department of Criminal Justice Services allows one year for an out-of-state transfer to get certified here. That certification, for Buckner, included 386 hours of training as well as a physical fitness exam.

In November 2019, he was given a one-year extension to pass the certification requirements, but he announced Friday he would no longer seek the certification.

Buckner will no longer have arrest powers or be allowed to carry a gun, but he stressed that he will carry out all his administrative duties in charge of the department as before.

“I had my own private disappointment moments, but I thought it was important enough given my position in the city to be transparent,” he said of the decision not to seek the certification and why he announced it Friday. “… Everyone knows how tough it is to get in shape.”

Mayor Ben Walsh, at a news conference, praised Buckner’s performance as chief and said the lack of certification should not make the public doubt his ability to run the department.

“His ability or lack thereof to run a mile and a half in under 13 minutes has absolutely no bearing on his ability to do the job,” Walsh said.

The Syracuse police union has made an issue of Buckner’s certification. The union clashed with Buckner in early 2019 over public comments the chief made about officer behavior, among other things. Many officers refused to march in the annual St. Patrick’s Parade in a public display of discord with the chief.

Buckner’s full statement is below:

Today, Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner announced he would not continue to pursue New York State police officer certification. Under local and state law, the Chief is not required to be a sworn officer. Chief Buckner is able to

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The Best Black Workout Leggings For Every Occasion

In the early 2010s, when one of the biggest things dividing the country was simply whether or not leggings were pants, I was emphatic that leggings should only be worn to the gym. (Tough words from a girl who thought sequined Uggs were the height of fashion, but sure, go off 2012 Allie.) I was really just afraid of what I didn’t understand—kind of like how Ben Shapiro is with WAP.  Ultimately, I was easily persuaded to abandon these notions by a pair of soft, simple black Lululemon leggings that made my butt look great. It was my year of like, realizing stuff—and as I’ve been living in leggings ever since. As such, I consider myself somewhat of an arbiter of the best black workout leggings that exist. Here, I rounded up the best black workout leggings for every occasion.

Lululemon Black Legging
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If you leave sweat handprints on the floor 45 seconds into your warm-up as I do, look no further than these leggings. They’re made from the brand’s Everlux fabric, which dries quickly and ensures you won’t be sitting in a swampy, soggy pair of leggings all day.

Shop now: Lululemon Wunder Train High-Rise Tight, $98

Merrell Black Leggings
Photo: Merrell

These leggings got me to the top of not one, but two, 14-ers (AKA really tall mountains) in a day last year, which is quite the feat once you realize that I am sensitive to basically the entire outdoors.

Shop now: Merrell Evertrail Tight, $85

Roam Black Leggings
Photo: Roam

These high-waisted leggings were designed for high-intensity workouts. The thick waistband won’t roll down when you’re trying to make it through a zillion box jumps without crying or hit that back squat PR. Plus—they have pockets.

Shop now: Roam Loud Vai Legging, $46

Best For Days When You Really Need a Hug: Reprise Aspen Leggings, $120

Reprise Black Leggings
Photo: Reprise

These are the softest leggings I have worn. When I took them out of the package, I was actually shocked and delighted by how cushy they were—and I thought both shocked and delighted were feelings that 2020 had deleted from my brain. Putting them on feels like sliding into a warm embrace: comforting and familiar. They’re also sustainably made using a plant-based fabric.

Shop now: Reprise Aspen Leggings, $120

Spanx Black Leggings
Photo: Nordstrom

You shouldn’t do anything too intense in these leggings, as they are more “fashion” than “workout,” but these faux leather beauties are great for a cool-down stretch after spending the last hour trying to decipher why your recently-married ex liked your comment on your mom’s Instagram post.

Shop now: Spanx Faux Leather Leggings, $98

Alo Yoga Black Leggings
Photo: Alo Yoga

Some days you finish your yoga practice and then think, “what would happen if I just decided to stay in corpse pose until the end of the year?” Those are the days you need these supremely soft, stretchy, comfortable leggings.

Shop now: Alo High-Waist Airbrush Legging, $82

Old Navy Plus Size Leggings
Photo: Old Navy

With a high-rise that doesn’t gap or roll down and a stretchy

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Doctors Without Borders physician returns to N.W.T. as new director of medicine

Next week, a new doctor will be leading physicians in the N.W.T.

Dr. AnneMarie Pegg has worked in conflict zones and played a significant role in shaping the medical approach for tackling epidemics, like Ebola.

Now, Pegg is set to be the new Territorial Director of Medicine, and in a way, the new role is something of a homecoming for the doctor who spent parts of her career in the N.W.T.

In 1999, Pegg came to the North as a community health nurse in Fort Simpson, N.W.T. She later returned to medical school and has since provided services as a contract and locum physician in the territory.

While keeping a practice in the territory, Pegg also held senior roles within Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) where she spent time working in Syrian war zones. Recently, she was a clinical lead for epidemic response and vaccination.

Pegg says as her 12 years with Doctors Without Borders was coming to a “natural pausing point,” she wanted to rekindle her relationship with the N.W.T. and return on a more regular basis rather than just as a locum.

“Given the fact that we are in the middle of … a complex situation with COVID[-19] and the pandemic, I really thought that perhaps this is something that I could take on given my relationship with the North that has been quite long-standing now,” she said.

Working as a community health nurse and then as a physician, in Yellowknife, the Dehcho and the Beaufort Delta regions, gave her an appreciation for the geographical challenges faced by northerners.

“I think that being able to picture a place in my head, having a vision of what that place looks like, knowing the physical layout of the health centre, even, I think it’s going to really give me a lot of advantage,” Pegg said.

“It makes me feel like I’m coming in a little bit ahead in terms of awareness of where we are in the territory.”

‘Culturally acceptable’ medicine

She says communication is one of the biggest parts for her job.

“Listening to people and the importance of being aware that even in a very complicated situation or a complicated context, it’s usually possible to provide a service and to find a solution that can be mutually acceptable both to practitioners and to patients,” Pegg said.

Pegg says the territory has a long way to go to improve access to continuous care in certain areas, despite “enormous strides” made already.

She’s set to keep looking into how to provide services “in a manner that’s culturally acceptable” to the N.W.T. population.

“[It] has not always been a strong point of health care providers,” Pegg said.

The director of medicine for N.W.T. is the most senior physician administrative leader in the territory’s health system and is a member its executive team. The job is meant to provide leadership in areas of planning, operation and evaluation of delivery of quality health care services by practitioner staff to residents.

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Editas Medicine, Inc. Beat Analyst Profit Forecasts, And Analysts Have New Estimates

Editas Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ:EDIT) came out with its quarterly results last week, and we wanted to see how the business is performing and what industry forecasters think of the company following this report. In addition to smashing expectations with revenues of US$63m, Editas Medicine delivered a surprise statutory profit of US$0.12 per share, a notable improvement compared to analyst expectations of a loss. Following the result, the analysts have updated their earnings model, and it would be good to know whether they think there’s been a strong change in the company’s prospects, or if it’s business as usual. Readers will be glad to know we’ve aggregated the latest statutory forecasts to see whether the analysts have changed their mind on Editas Medicine after the latest results.

Check out our latest analysis for Editas Medicine


Following the recent earnings report, the consensus from seven analysts covering Editas Medicine is for revenues of US$22.2m in 2021, implying a concerning 32% decline in sales compared to the last 12 months. Per-share losses are expected to explode, reaching US$3.29 per share. Before this latest report, the consensus had been expecting revenues of US$23.8m and US$3.39 per share in losses. So there seems to have been a moderate uplift in analyst sentiment with the latest consensus release, given the upgrade to loss per share forecasts for next year.

The consensus price target fell 8.7% to US$38.11, with the dip in revenue estimates clearly souring sentiment, despite the forecast reduction in losses. It could also be instructive to look at the range of analyst estimates, to evaluate how different the outlier opinions are from the mean. Currently, the most bullish analyst values Editas Medicine at US$60.00 per share, while the most bearish prices it at US$14.00. So we wouldn’t be assigning too much credibility to analyst price targets in this case, because there are clearly some widely different views on what kind of performance this business can generate. As a result it might not be a great idea to make decisions based on the consensus price target, which is after all just an average of this wide range of estimates.

Another way we can view these estimates is in the context of the bigger picture, such as how the forecasts stack up against past performance, and whether forecasts are more or less bullish relative to other companies in the industry. These estimates imply that sales are expected to slow, with a forecast revenue decline of 32%, a significant reduction from annual growth of 42% over the last five years. Compare this with our data, which suggests that other companies in the same industry are, in aggregate, expected to see their revenue grow 20% next year. So although its revenues are forecast to shrink, this cloud does not come with a silver lining – Editas Medicine is expected to lag the wider industry.

The Bottom Line

The most obvious conclusion is that the analysts made no changes to their forecasts for a loss next year. Unfortunately,

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