GIANLUIGI BUFFON could extend his career yet again this summer - but will finally hang up his gloves by 2023. The Italian goalkeeper, who boasts a World Cup, ten Serie A titles and a host of other trophies and records from a long playing career, turned 43 in January. Yet he continues to be a part of a Juventus side challenging on multiple fronts, coached by old team-mate Andrea Pirlo. In ten appearances this season, the veteran has kept six clean sheets including a 3-0 romp past Barcelona at the Camp Nou in the Champions League group stage. Buffon's contract expires at the end of the campaign but the prospect of a new deal is on the horizon. The keeper told the Guardian : "I’ve learned nothing is certain in life." He added: "Look, in my head, there truly is a final stop sign. "A maximum bar, which is June 2023, that is the maximum, really, really the maximum. BET OF THE DAY: BEST PRICES AND ODDS BOOSTS ON THE MARKET TODAY You never know, … [Read more...] about Gianluigi Buffon reveals he might extend playing career AGAIN until aged 45 but will retire by end of 2023 season
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It’s one of the front-runners in the fight against coronavirus , and now Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine is starting to be tested in teenagers. The pharmaceutical giant has announced that the first adolescent participants have been dosed in the Phase 2/3 study of its Covid-19 vaccine, called mRNA-1273. Teens aged 12-17 will receive the vaccine as part of the trial. Stephane Bancel, CEO of Moderna, said: “We are pleased to begin this Phase 2/3 study of mRNA-1273 in healthy adolescents in the U.S. “Our goal is to generate data in the spring of 2021 that will support the use of mRNA-1273 in adolescents in advance of the 2021 school year. “We are encouraged by the interim and primary analyses of the Phase 3 COVE study in adults ages 18 and above and this adolescent study will help us assess the potential safety and immunogenicity of our COVID-19 vaccine candidate in this important younger age population. “We hope we will be able to provide a safe vaccine to provide protection … [Read more...] about Covid vaccine: Moderna has started testing its jab in kids aged between 12 and 17
Jennette McCurdy has confirmed that she has quit acting and has slated her own career as 'embarrassing'. The 28-year-old is probably best known for her part in Nickelodeon's iCarly, in which she starred with Ariana Grande . Jennette was particularly dismissive of her career as she spoken with actress Anna Faris on the Empty Inside podcast. The former child star said that due to the anxiety she used to feel when auditioning meant that she found acting "always, always, always" difficult. Jennette said that her acting was pushed by her mother and she was the one who would sign her up for roles. When she died a few years ago, Jennette took the decision to quit the profession and will not appear in the iCarly reboot that is being planned by Paramount+. She said: "I quit a few years ago because I initially didn't want to do it. "My mom put me in it when I was six and by sort of age, I guess, 10 or 11, I was the main financial support for my family." Financial pressures … [Read more...] about iCarly’s Jennette McCurdy quits acting saying she’s ‘ashamed and embarrassed’
Here are the key points from Chancellor Rishi Sunak's budget speech: • Economy expected to return to pre-COVID levels by the middle of next year, six months earlier than previously thought • GDP growth forecast for this year downgraded to 4% (from 5.5%) according to Office for Budget Responsibility • Unemployment expected to peak at 6.5% • Forecasts show government borrowing reaching £355bn in 2020/21, of 17% of the national income - the highest level since the Second World War. For 2021/22 it climbs to £234bn, 10.3% of GDP. • Debt is set to peak at 97.1% of GDP in 2023-24. • An additional £65bn in spending in response to coronavirus takes total fiscal support to £407bn • £1.6bn will go towards continuing the vaccine roll-out and improving future preparedness • Chancellor confirms furlough scheme will be extended until the end of September, with the government paying 80% of salary though employers will asked to put in 10% from July and 20% from August • Help for … [Read more...] about Budget 2021 key points: What was announced in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s speech?
The Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines are both highly effective at preventing over-80s from being admitted to hospital, according to a new study. Researchers in Bristol found that 14 days after one dose of the Pfizer vaccine, it was 79.3% effective at preventing people in that age group from developing symptomatic illness severe enough to be admitted. For AstraZeneca 's COVID-19 jab, the effectiveness was 80.4%. Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world What EU leaders said about AstraZeneca vaccine - and the data forcing a rethink The study tallies up with the Public Health Scotland (PHS) and Public Health England (PHE) reports released in February and on Monday respectively. Advertisement Professor Adam Finn, professor of paediatrics and chief investigator of the study at the University of Bristol, said his team took a different approach, using a smaller geographical area and … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines ‘highly effective’ at preventing hospital admissions in over-80s, study finds