'It is entirely possible that had this pandemic occurred in a year’s time when the MHRA was fully or more than fully occupied with work for the UK, then the speed with which they would have been able to authorise a new vaccine would have been longer than others rather than shorter. … [Read more...] about How Britain won the vaccine race: EU nations are being slowed by politics, American scientists are taking more time to analyse raw data and Brexit has temporarily left the UK with more manpower
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She will almost certainly be the oldest woman lining up in the upcoming Swim the Shore event, the opening leg of the Banana Boat New Zealand Ocean Swim Series – where she’ll be seven decades more senior than the youngest swimmers in the field. But Owens has a youthful outlook on life – and a new hip. … [Read more...] about The 81-year-old swimmer with a new lease on life
Sorry, Louisiana, but Mississippi is the best place to spend the holidays! At least when it compares to the rest. “Christmas in Mississippi” follows photographer Holly (played by Jana Kramer, another “One Tree Hill” alum who’s become a bit of a Christmas movie darling) as she goes back to Gulfport, where she runs into her college sweetheart, Mike (former Baton Rouge actor Wes Brown), as he works to put on the Christmas lights festival for the first time since Hurricane Isaac five years earlier. Holly navigates more than one misunderstanding as she lends a helping hand while she decides whether she really wants that big-time photo editor job in Los Angeles. The chemistry is actually pretty decent between Mike and Holly, the child actor does a good job and Holly’s mother (Louisiana native Faith Ford, of “Murphy Brown”) is lovely and sincere. … [Read more...] about Binge this: Who’s best in the battle of the TV Christmas movies?
A student enjoys a drink (pictured left) in Liverpool city centre on the day the tough restrictions of the second national lockdown due to the Coronavirus outbreak are being lifted. One student was seen pushing another student in a shopping trolley (pictured right) through the streets of Liverpool last night … [Read more...] about Hordes of Christmas shoppers queue outside Primark at MIDNIGHT as stores opened for 24 hours – while revellers in Tier Two areas enjoyed plenty of drinks (and ‘substantial meals’) on first night of freedom after lockdown
Exploring India as his muse, the composer is inspired from its people, food, sounds, smells and textures (“it has helped me evolve as a person and musician”). Having discovered jazz and Indian classical music in his late teenage years, he feels an inherent connection with both forms. “They are both largely based on improvisation - direct and intuitive,” he says, adding. “Everything about India inspires us and we try to capture that vibe — being in a different climate zone and surrounded by different dialects and atmospheres. What we missed the most this year is the Indian tour — the special vibe we experience while visiting different cities, meeting music lovers and the collaborators and musicians who make Ragawerk what it is.” … [Read more...] about German jazz collective Ragawerk on why India continues to inspire their musical influences