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Australia, UK markets may get a boost in vaccine-driven rally, Citi says

first_imgPedestrians wearing protective masks walk past Pfizer Inc. headquarters on July 22, 2020 in New York City. Pfizer and German biotechnology firm BioNTech have agreed to supply the U.S. government with 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine under a $1.95 billion deal.Jeenah Moon | | Getty Images – Advertisement – U.S. stocks hit record highs while European markets closed 4% higher on Monday, and Citi says the rally will drive up sectors likely to benefit from the new vaccine. – Advertisement – (This story is for CNBC PRO subscribers only.)News of a promising coronavirus vaccine by Pfizer and BioNTech appear to be a “major breakthrough” and could boost major markets like Australia and the U.K., according to Citi Research.Global markets surged on Monday after U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German biotech firm BioNTech announced their coronavirus vaccine was more than 90% effective in preventing Covid-19 – beating scientists’ hopes for a vaccine that is at least 75% effective.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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NHL playoffs 2019: Alex Ovechkin asked for fight, says concussed Andrei Svechnikov

first_img NHL playoffs 2019: Hurricanes’ Andrei Svechnikov in concussion protocol after Alex Ovechkin fight “I am not a superhero, ask first for a fight,” Svechnikov said Saturday, via the News and Observer.The 2018 No. 2 overall pick by the Hurricanes was knocked out by Ovechkin in Game 3 when he took three hard rights from the Washington veteran and subsequently hit the back of his head on the ice when he fell. Related News He was put into concussion protocol and missed the rest of Game 3 as well as Game 4 as a result.He is hoping to return for Game 6 and made sure to reiterate he was not on the ice looking to drop gloves with his hero.“He did ask me first for a fight,” Svechnikov said.He continued: “It was just back and forth all series, you know. It was just, like, fight. It sometimes happens. I just stood up for myself.”The Hurricanes started the series off down 2-0 to Washington but won both Games 3 and 4 on home ice.If Svechnikov is able to return for Game 6 — the final home game in the series for Carolina — it would be a big boost for this “bunch of jerks.” Maybe it wasn’t Andrei Svechnikov who was looking for a fight with Alex Ovechkin.While the Capitals’ star and leader told reporters after a Game 3 tussle it was the Russian rookie who asked him to fight, Svechnikov is staunchly opposing that notion. “I feel very good and I hope to play next game, we’ll see,” Svechnikov said.Game 5 is scheduled to be played at 8 p.m. ET in Washington on Saturday.Svechnikov was on the ice for the morning skate but he was in a yellow no-contact jersey so he has been ruled out for the contest.last_img read more

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Game of Thrones Showrunners Are Not Coming to SDCC 2019

first_img Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are not attending San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) this year.On Wednesday, HBO posted an updated Game of Thrones panel lineup on Twitter and there are some major speaker changes, Entertainment Weekly reported. Five previously announced panelists will not be going to SDCC 2019: Benioff and Weiss, Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik, and cast members Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), and Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont).The #GoTSDCC panel taking place Friday, 7/19 at 5:30PM in Hall H will now consist of panelists @Maisie_Williams, @RaleighRitchie, @nikolajcw, @isaac_h_wright, @johnbradleywest, @liamcunningham1 & Conleth Hill.Follow our ravens for updates.— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) July 17, 2019HBO didn’t reveal why Benioff, Weiss, Sapochnik, Emmanuel, and Glen couldn’t make it to the Game of Thrones SDCC 2019 panel, however, io9 noted that Benioff and Weiss could be skipping out on the major event due to scheduling and production conflicts. It’s likely they might be focusing on their upcoming Star Wars films that will debut in a couple of years.Even though fans won’t be able to ask Benioff and Weiss questions about Game of Thrones’ ending, the show’s SDCC 2019 panel will still feature some key stars, including Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Conleth Hill (Lord Varys), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), and Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark).DRACARYS!#GameofThrones is the most nominated series at this year’s #Emmys, with 32 nominations. pic.twitter.com/cmPM3XonUE— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) July 16, 2019The panel changes follow Game of Thrones receiving 32 Emmy nominations for Season 8 on July 16. Benioff and Weiss were nominated for writing “The Iron Throne,” Game of Thrones’ series finale, while Sapochnik was nominated for directing “The Long Night,” an episode about the Battle of Winterfell. Game of Thrones stars, including Emilia Clarke and Gwendoline Christie, were also nominated for their roles in the show’s final season.More on Geek.com:What to Expect at SDCC 2019Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019‘Game of Thrones’ Stars Are Freaking Out Over Their Emmy Nominations ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Explains Why Arya Ambushed the Night King’Game of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Predicts Sansa Stark’s Future Stay on targetlast_img read more

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