Novak Djokovic & Andy Murray Bring The Fun On Inst
Novak Djokovic & Andy Murray Bring The Fun On Instagram Live - ATP Tour
Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray teamed up on Friday for an Instagram Live that saw several players log in, including Stan Wawrinka and Nick Kyrgios.
With 125 tour-level titles between them, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray united on Friday for a star-studded Instagram Live that included plenty of colourful banter. Both men dropped in from their respective homes to answer fan questions and playfully rib some of their fellow players. When Nick Kyrgios logged in to watch, Murray noted the Aussie’s recent ink and joked that he’s “not certain about the sleeve tattoo, although you can probably pull it off better than me.” *Nick Kyrgios has entered the conversation* Watch @andy_murray & @DjokerNole live on Instagram now! pic.twitter.com/avRGcq7jH0 — ATP Tour (@atptour) April 17, 2020 The current and former No. 1 players in the FedEx ATP Rankings also called out Wawrinka’s attire when he won the 2015 Roland Garros title by defeating Djokovic in the championship match. ”Stan, if you’re watching, I hope you burn those shorts,” Djokovic said, laughing. Murray chimed in by adding that the shorts “were horrific.” Wawrinka, who was watching along, responded in the comments with a laugh emoji. Wait for it... @andy_murray | @DjokerNole | @stanwawrinkapic.twitter.com/UgzALT9EDv — ATP Tour (@atptour) April 17, 2020 Djokovic and Murray also built their perfect tennis players during the Instagram Live session. Both men aligned on who they’d select for serve, volley and mental toughness, while also paying their respects to each other on return and backhand. And @andy_murray's:Serve: Kyrgios/IsnerReturn: DjokovicForehand: NadalBackhand: DjokovicVolley: FedererMental: NadalPhysical: Djokovic — ATP Tour (@atptour) April 17, 2020
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UK sets up new Vaccine Taskforce as COVID-19 death toll hits 14,576 - Deccan Herald
The UK government on Friday announced the creation of a Vaccine Taskforce to urgently find a coronavirus vaccine and prepare industry to manufacture it at scale once it is developed as the COVID-19 death toll in the country rose by a further 847 to hit 14,576.
The UK government on Friday announced the creation of a Vaccine Taskforce to urgently find a coronavirus vaccine and prepare industry to manufacture it at scale once it is developed as the COVID-19 death toll in the country rose by a further 847 to hit 14,576. Addressing the daily Downing Street briefing, UK Business Secretary Alok Sharma said the new taskforce, led by the governments Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance, is a collaboration between business and industry and academia and is aimed at coordinating efforts to discover a vaccine, funnel resources and support to industry and research institutions and review regulations to remove any blocks in scaling it up. "We cannot put a date on when we will get a vaccine. But we live in a country with a rich history of pioneering science, and with the government backing our scientists, we have the best chance to do this as quickly as possible," said the Indian-origin Cabinet minister. Sharma also announced 21 new research projects to receive funds from a 14 million pounds government pot for the development of treatments and vaccines. Follow live updates on coronavirus He said: UK scientists are working as fast as they can to find a vaccine that fights coronavirus, saving and protecting peoples lives. We stand firmly behind them in their efforts. The Vaccine Taskforce is key to coordinating efforts to rapidly accelerate the development and manufacture of a potential new vaccine, so we can make sure it is widely available to patients as soon as possible. Under details of some of the scientific work ongoing to combat the spread of the deadly virus, one new project is led by the University of Oxford to trial an anti-malarial drug, believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, to determine whether it could diminish the effects of COVID-19 on people in high risk groups. General Practitioner (GP) surgeries across the UK have been invited to take part in the groundbreaking trial, to ascertain whether it could reduce the need for affected patients to go to hospital and speed up their recovery. Other projects receiving vital government funding under the new taskforce include an Imperial College London initiative testing a vaccine against coronavirus that aims for the body to produce more protective antibodies and Public Health England developing a new antibody that could offer protection against infection and disease progression of coronavirus. Public Health England is also studying how COVID-19 can be transmitted from person-to-person by determining how long it can survive in the air and on different materials found in hospitals and households like fabric, plastics, metals and ceramics. The UK has already pledged 250 million pounds to the international effort to develop a coronavirus vaccine under the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). The latest announcement aims to make the UK a leader in clinical vaccine testing and manufacturing, building on existing research and development expertise. UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: Were doing everything possible to save lives and beat this disease, and that includes working flat out with businesses, researchers and industry to find a vaccine as quickly as possible. The UK is world-leading in developing vaccines. We are the biggest contributor to the global effort and preparing to ensure we can manufacture vaccines here at home as soon as practically possible.
NASA Backs Mission To Construct A Telescope Within A Lunar Crater - Mashable India
NASA has recently announced a grant for a telescope that will be constructed within a kilometre wide crater on the far side of the Moon!
NASA has recently announced a grant for a telescope that will be constructed within a kilometre wide crater on the far side of the Moon! Known as The Lunar Crater Radio Telescope (LCRT), it has been described to be the largest filled-aperture radio telescope in the Solar System! The LCRT is an ultra-long-wavelength radio telescope that would allow astronomers to observe the space like never before. Earth-based telescopes are limited to wavelengths less than 10m due to the ionosphere but LCRT would allow for observations between the wavelength range of 10 to 50m. It wont be affected by any interferences that are experienced by telescopes on Earth due to various reasons like the ionosphere, noise from radio sources on Earth, or even satellites orbiting the Earth. Even the radio interferences from the Sun will not affect the telescopes observations during the lunar night. SEE ALSO: NASAs Kepler Helps Scientists Find An Earth-size Exoplanet In Habitable Zone The telescope will be constructed with the help of robots. The proposal by Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay from NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory explains that wall-climbing DuAxel robots will be deployed to create a kilometre wide wire mesh within a 3 to 5kms wide lunar crater. Through the Concept of operations for building LCRT graphic explainer, it can be interpreted that a lander along with rover will be launched for the moon. The lander and rover will be separated as they enter Moons sphere of influence landing at different sites. The telescope lander will anchor itself on its landing site at the centre of the crater and open up to deploy wires. While one axel anchors itself, the other axels of the DuAxel rovers will then move down towards the lander and latch on to the wires. The wire mesh will then be unfolded by such axels of multiple DuAxel robots to get a suitable depth-to-diameter ratio and the mesh will act as a spherical reflector. Such utilizations of a crater on the Dark Side of the Moon certainly validates for all the comparisons being made to the Death Star. via GIPHY via Gfycat SEE ALSO: Donald Trump Issues An Executive Order To Support Mining On The Moon, Mars For Minerals *Image for representational purpose only.