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UK’s Johnson in quarantine but declares himself fit, working

UK’s Johnson in quarantine but declares himself fit, working

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he is as “fit as a butcher’s dog” after being instructed to self-isolate for 14 days because he recently came in contact with someone who has since contracted coronavirusBy PAN PYLAS Associated PressNovember 16, 2020, 10:02 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLONDON -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he is as “fit as a butcher’s dog” after being instructed to self-isolate for 14 days because he recently came in contact with someone who has since contracted coronavirus.In a video message posted Monday on Twitter from his London apartment at Downing Street, Johnson said it didn’t matter that he has already endured COVID-19 and is “bursting with antibodies.”The quarantine requirement comes at the start of a cruci
Dustin Johnson wins 2020 Masters, sets tourney record

Dustin Johnson wins 2020 Masters, sets tourney record

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Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Dustin Johnson won the 2020 Masters in record-setting fashion Sunday, capturing his second major championship with the lowest score in the tournament's history. Johnson overcame early jitters and protected his third-round lead with a 4-under 68 on the final day at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia to win his first green jacket and the $ 2.07 million prize for finishing first. It marked his first major win since the 2016 U.S. Open. Advertisement Johnson, the top-ranked golfer in the world, finished at 20-under 268 to break the 72-hole scoring record at the Masters. The previous mark was 18-under par, set by Tiger Woods in 1997 and matched by Jordan Spieth in 2015. Johnson's five-shot victory was the largest at the Masters since Woods' 12-stroke win in 1997. Johnson als...
Dustin Johnson storms to Round 3 lead at Masters

Dustin Johnson storms to Round 3 lead at Masters

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Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Dustin Johnson matched his tournament low with another 65 in Saturday's third round to grab a four-shot lead entering the final day of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. Johnson, the top-ranked player in the world, also shot a 7-under 65 in the first round, which began Thursday but extended into Friday morning due to a three-hour weather delay. Advertisement The tournament is back on schedule after golfers completed the remainder of the second round early Saturday morning, followed by the third round before darkness set in. Johnson sped away from a five-way share of the lead with an explosive start in the third round, recording an eagle and two birdies through his first four holes. He added another birdie on hole No. 7 and two more on the back nine to m...
Johnson & Johnson pauses COVID-19 vaccine trials

Johnson & Johnson pauses COVID-19 vaccine trials

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Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Johnson & Johnson said Monday it has paused all of its COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials after a study participant fell ill. The pharmaceutical giant said the pause includes the 60,000-volunteer final Phase 3 trial, codenamed ENSEMBLE, of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate being developed by its Janssen Pharmaceutical company. Advertisement "We have temporarily paused further dosing in all our COVID-19 vaccine candidate clinical trials, including the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE trial, due to an unexplained illness in a study participant," the company said in a statement. "Following our guidelines, the participant's illness is being reviewed and evaluated by ENSEMBLE independent Data Safety Monitoring Board as well as our internal clinical and safety physicians." The start of Ensemble...
Boris Johnson: Wind farms could power every home by 2030

Boris Johnson: Wind farms could power every home by 2030

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Offshore wind farms will generate enough electricity to power every home in the UK within a decade, Boris Johnson has pledged.Speaking to the Conservative party conference, the PM announced £160m to upgrade ports and factories for building turbines to help the country "build back greener". The plan aims to create 2,000 jobs in construction and support 60,000 more.He said the UK would become "the world leader in clean wind energy". "Your kettle, your washing machine, your cooker, your heating, your plug-in electric vehicle - the whole lot of them will get their juice cleanly and without guilt from the breezes that blow around these islands," he said.Mr Johnson's speech comes after he made a pledge at a UN biodiversity summit in New York to protect 30% of U