Russia aims to produce ‘millions’ of virus doses by 2021

first_imgRussia said Monday it aims to launch mass production of a coronavirus vaccine next month and turn out “several million” doses per month by next year.The country is pushing ahead with several vaccine prototypes and one prepared at the Gamaleya institute in Moscow has reached advanced stages of development.”We are very much counting on starting mass production in September,” industry minister Denis Manturov said in an interview published by TASS news agency. Gamaleya’s vaccine employs the adenovirus, a similar technology to the coronavirus vaccine prototype developed by China’s CanSino, currently in the advanced stage of clinical trials.The Gamaleya institute came under fire after researchers and directors injected themselves with the prototype months ago, with specialists criticizing the move as an unorthodox and rushed way of starting human trials. Scientists have told AFP that Russia will struggle to adapt the vaccine to mass production because the country lacks raw materials, adequate facilities and experience, particularly with advanced technology like viral vector.Some Russian officials have boasted that the country will be the first to come up with the vaccine, even comparing it to the space race to produce the first satellite in the Soviet era.Moscow has dismissed allegations from the UK, the United States and Canada that a hacking group linked to Russian intelligence services tried to steal information about a coronavirus vaccine from labs in the West.Russia’s coronavirus caseload is currently fourth in the world after the United States, Brazil and India. “We will be able to ensure production volumes of several hundred thousand a month, with an eventual increase to several million by the start of next year,” he said, adding that one developer is preparing production technology at three locations in central Russia.Health Minister Mikhail Murashko on Saturday said the Gamaleya vaccine had “completed clinical trials” and that documents were being prepared to register it with the state.Another vaccine, developed by Siberia-based Vektor lab, is currently undergoing clinical trials and two more will begin human testing within the next two months, Murashko said.Gamaleya’s vaccine is a so-called viral vector vaccine, meaning it employs another virus to carry the DNA encoding of the needed immune response into cells.center_img Topics :last_img read more

It pays to understand the checks and balances when subleasing for AirBnB

first_imgDamien Keyes.THE  popularity of AirBnB continues to grow and the opportunity to make some extra cash is appealing to many, whether they are homeowners or renters. This leads to the question of can a tenant legally sublease part or all of their rented property on AirBnB? And, if so, under what circumstances can they do so? When big events, such as the Supercars, hit Townsville there is an influx of visitors here and many of them opt to spend some time either side of the event to hit the tourist spots, which is fantastic for our economy. Many locals are capitalising on the chance to earn perhaps five times the usual weekly rent, especially those living near the venue.But if they are renting the property, where do they stand legally? Can they sublease part or all of the property they are renting on AirBnB? When a tenant arranges to rent out part or all of a property they are renting this is called a sublease or subletting. The Act that governs rental accommodation in Queensland is the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008. If a tenant wants to sublet the property they are renting, they must seek written permission from the landlord, usually via the property manager. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The Act states that the lessor/agent must not unreasonably refuse permission to sublet or transfer the agreement from one person to another.What does this mean? Well, according to the Act it means the lessor must act reasonably in failing to agree to consent to sublet. They will be perceived as having acted unreasonably if they behave in a “capricious or retaliatory way” in failing to agree to the sublet. Like most things in life, it’s probably down to the tenant and the landlord having a good, mutually respectful relationship. If the tenant has proven trustworthy, reliable and to have taken good care of the property then the landlord may be more likely to grant this request. Landlords are likely to value good tenants who maintain the property and protect its value. In the REIQ’s view, a landlord is more likely to say “yes” to a sublease arrangement that is a longer-term arrangement and where the normal checks and balances are in place.With AirBnB, those checks and balances are not in place and this may, understandably, make some landlords nervous because they have no idea who is residing in their property.last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through March 31

first_imgXtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds – 1. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., 597; 2. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 558; 3. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 527; 4. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 506; 5. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 489; 6. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 482; 7. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 469; 8. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 448; 9. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 406; 10. Ryan Gaylord, Lakewood, Colo., 385; 11. R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz., 372; 12. Brent Schlafmann, Bismarck, N.D., 351; 13. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif., 350; 14. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 344; 15. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 334; 16. Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 314; 17. Michael Jergens, Plover, Iowa, 306; 18. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 300; 19. Marlyn Seidler, Underwood, N.D., 279; 20. John P. Gober, Poolville, Texas, 278.IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 226; 2. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 178; 3. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 157; 4. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 152; 5. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, 147; 6. Shane Gloeckler, Joshua, Texas, 143; 7. John Carney II, Lubbock, Texas, 136; 8. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 127; 9. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 122; 10. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 120; 11. Nicholas Littlejohn, Weatherford, Texas, 119; 12. Tony Dowd, Mansfield, Texas, 116; 13. Claud Estes III, Godley, Texas, 115; 14. Tim Crawley, Benton, Ark., 112; 15. Johnny Miller, Burleson, Texas, and Ryan Hall, Midlothian, Texas, both 110; 17. Logan Payne, Dallas, Texas, 108; 18. Jeff Day, Greenville, Texas, 107; 19. Colby Estes, Mansfield, Texas, 103; 20. Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, 100.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 436; 2. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 418; 3. Jody York, Lubbock, Texas, 362; 4. Eric Jones, Troy, Texas, 311; 5. Steven Orebaugh, Fort Worth, Texas, 308; 6. Manny Baldiviez, Yuma, Ariz., 298; 7. Joe O’Bryan, Round Rock, Texas, 283; 8. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 274; 9. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 265; 10. Aaron Corley, Meadow, Texas, 263; 11. Ryan Powers, Crowley, Texas, 260; 12. Juston McCullough, Waco, Texas, 258; 13. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., and Joe Haines, Yuma, Ariz., both 257; 15. Jimmy Davy, Yuma, Ariz., 256; 16. Lonnie Foss, Glendale, Ariz., 246; 17. April Phillips, Abilene, Texas, 239; 18. Zach Spillman, Marble Falls, Texas, 229; 19. Matt Martinez, Phoenix, Ariz., 211; 20. Mark Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 210.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Jason Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 360; 2. Wesley Warren, Fairfield, Texas, 291; 3. Jim Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 281; 4. Francisco J. Cordova, Somerton, Ariz., 268; 5. Bob Horton, Yuma, Ariz., 253; 6. Harvey Quinn, Yuma, Ariz., 231; 7. Brent Wofford, Yuma, Ariz., 215; 8. Aaron Norman, Carlsbad, N.M., 214; 9. Richard Bennett, Mesa, Ariz., and Scott Shaw, Red Deer, Alb., both 187; 11. Jay Crowe, Surprise, Ariz., 186; 12. Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas, 183; 13. Merle Zachrison, Surprise, Ariz., 181; 14. Paul O’Connor, Surprise, Ariz., 168; 15. James Turensky, Tempe, Ariz., 165; 16. Gerald Spalding Jr., Abilene, Texas, 147; 17. Mark Kilian, Buckeye, Ariz., 142; 18. Ryan Wilkerson, Midland, Texas, 141; 19. Matt Bice, Austin, Texas, 138; 20. Gerald Spalding Sr., Stamford, Texas, 137.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 403; 2. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 361; 3. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 350; 4. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 333; 5. Ray Czumaj, Gold Canyon, Ariz., and Eric Winemiller, Casa Grande, Ariz., both 282; 7. Adolfo Noriega, Yuma, Ariz., 276; 8. Tim Reese, Yuma, Ariz., 259; 9. Gary Dutton, Bakersfield, Calif., and Corey Clayton, El Centro, Calif., both 258; 11. Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., 257; 12. Erik Shaw, Casa Grande, Ariz., 251; 13. Adam Echter, Glendale, Ariz., 230; 14. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif., and James Dupre, Yuma, Ariz., both 217; 16. Allen Kelley, Kearny, Ariz., 213; 17. Thomas Harrison, Somerton, Ariz., 209; 18. Terry Bahr, Gilbert, Ariz., 197; 19. Levi Kiefer, Bakersfield, Calif., 195; 20. Crystal Hemphill, Sun City, Ariz., 187.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 495; 2. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 468; 3. Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, Texas, 349; 4. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 295; 5. Kamera Kaitlin McDonald, Keller, Texas, 226; 6. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 212; 7. Frank Lackey, Joshua, Texas, 205; 8. Thomas Walp, Olney, Texas, 189; 9. Paul Scrivner, Hewitt, Texas, 185; 10. T.J. Green, Robinson, Texas, 182; 11. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 176; 12. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 146; 13. Austin Gooding, Fort Worth, Texas, 145; 14. Nick Clinkenbeard, Weatherford, Texas, 138; 15. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 134; 16. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 123; 17. Nathan Arms, Weatherford, Texas, 120; 18. Jeff Shepperd, Waco, Texas, 116; 19. Bradley Poor, Abilene, Texas, and Tyler Fain, Abilene, Texas, both 115.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Danny Baggerly, Joshua, Texas, 145; 2. James Lochabay, Azle, Texas, 142; 3. Jeff Toler, Cleburne, Texas, 135; 4. James Morehead, Cleburne, Texas, 130; 5. Scott Spellmeier, Beatrice, Neb., 120; 6. Daniel Cunningham, Azle, Texas, 109; 7. Brandon Segura, Weatherford, Texas, 106; 8. David Norquest, York, Neb., 103; 9. Nick Lindblad, Beatrice, Neb., 100; 10. Ryan Smith, Beatrice, Neb., 92; 11. Billy Turner, Colby, Kan., 72; 12. Art Herzog, Hays, Kan., and Robert Rutledge, Azle, Texas, both 69; 14. Charles Burrows, Azle, Texas, 66; 15. Richard Crow, Grand Island, Neb., and Jakob Schwien, Russell, Kan., both 65; 17. Ryan Murphy, Colby, Kan., 62; 18. Kyle Benoit, Damar, Kan., Andrew Soderland, Norton, Kan., and Ricky Hentschel, Springtown, Texas, each 60.last_img read more