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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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Madrid humbled by 3-3 draw at Legia

first_imgWARSAW, Poland (AP):Real Madrid needed a late goal to salvage a humbling 3-3 draw at struggling Legia Warsaw in the Champions League yesterday.Madrid looked set to romp to another big win after Gareth Bale netted an amazing opener from distance in the first minute before then setting up Karim Benzema to make it 2-0.But Madrid’s slack defence – and over-confidence – let Legia rally back in stunning fashion to take the lead. Vadis Odjidja and Miroslav Radovic struck from long range before Thibault Moulin also scored from outside the area in the 83rd.Madrid were facing a humiliating defeat until midfielder Mateo Kovacic fired in from near the edge of the box in the 85th to at least rescue a point.Madrid substitute Lucas Vazquez almost turned the result back around when he sent a shot off the crossbar right before the final whistle.Though it was a memorable match for Legia’s players, the home fans missed it completely.The game was played at a near-empty Wojska Polskiego Stadium as the club had been banned from selling tickets by UEFA following racist behaviour and the throwing of fireworks by supporters during a previous loss to Borussia Dortmund.”It was strange playing without spectators, but it’s no excuse. We are not happy with the result,” Bale said. “We had control of the game and lost concentration and if you do this at this level you get punished. We need to be better defensively and the chances we have we need to be more clinical. We can learn from this be stronger from it.”In other games, Dortmund beat Sporting 1-0, the same margin of victory for Porto over Club Brugge and Leverkusen over Tottenham. Sevilla slammed four unanswered goals past Dinamo Zagreb, with Monaco brushing aside CSKA Moscow 3-0. Juventus were held 1-1 at home by Lyon with Copenhagen holding Leicester to a 0-0 draw.last_img read more

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Satnam Singh Aims Big in World Basketball

first_imgSatnam Singh, the Indian basketballer who currently plays for Texas Legends, is now one of the most talked about athletes in the NBA G League. On a recent visit to India, Singh said that exposure to international coaches is essential for the growth of basketball in the country.Journey of a Village Boy to World BasketballSingh, 21, towers at 7’2″, and is the only Indian basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He plays the center position for Texas Legends.Singh says he initially faced a lot of problems when he moved to the US from India.“When I went there (US), I couldn’t speak English,” the 21-year-old player who left India at the age of 14 with a basketball scholarship, told the Times of India. “I only spoke Punjabi. I couldn’t understand a thing and couldn’t talk to anyone. So I just went to the training, shut my mouth and tried to follow what the coaches said. I even avoided going out because I didn’t know what to do or where to go. Eventually, I took English classes and things are a lot better now.”Singh also shared his feelings about missing his family members while living in the US. “It was tough going away from home as a teenager who had never seen much outside his hometown. So whenever I come to India, home is where I want to spend much of my time,” he said.Future of Indian BasketballIndian players are thought to have less physical strength when compared to foreign opponents, and this is widely considered the main reason behind the drought of international basketball players from the country. Satnam, however, feels that hard work and determination can triumph the lack of muscles, and with proper honing of skills, Indian players can perform well at international platforms.“The heart matters – the work you put in matters, and you need to be ready to hone your skills and work on yourself,” he says. “Of course, if you are not strong, you can’t do much but that’s not the only factor. When I first went to the US, I was really skinny. If I look at my 2010 photo, I looked very different but I worked on that. I ate better and my coaches lay emphasis on lifting weights. Strength and muscles can be built. The game needs to be strong.”Singh now aims to play against the top basketball stars in the world. “I have the game and the fitness,” he told the publication, adding that it’s just a matter of time now. “I want  to show that Indian guys can compete with the best too.” Related ItemsLittle IndiaNRI sportsSatnam Singh basketballSatnam Singh India USSatnam Singh NBASatnam Singh Texas LegendsSatnam Singh US basketballlast_img read more

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