NEWS SCAN: Flu activity fades, H5N1 in Egypt, Israeli anthrax vaccine, funds for new lab, little-known viruses

first_img Report criticizes test of anthrax vaccine in Israeli soldiersA report by the Israel Medical Association (IMA) said hundreds of Israeli soldiers were pressured to participate in a trial of an anthrax vaccine without being fully warned of the risks, according to reports by the Jerusalem Post and Agence France-Presse (AFP). Dozens of ex-soldiers who were vaccinated starting in 1999 complained of skin, eye, and gastrointestinal side effects that still persist, the Post reported. The IMA said the vaccine trial was unnecessary because Israel, fearing attack by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, already had at least a million doses of anthrax vaccine at the time of the trial, AFP reported.[Mar 26 Jerusalem Post story] Egyptian girl has avian fluA 30-month-old Egyptian girl has contracted H5N1 avian influenza, according to news reports from Reuters and Xinhua. A health ministry spokesman said the girl is from the southern province of Qena, 450 kilometers south of Cairo, according to Xinhua. She was hospitalized with a fever Mar 23 and tested positive for the virus yesterday, the story said. If confirmed, her case will bring the World Health Organization’s H5N1 case count for Egypt to 60, of which 23 have been fatal.[Mar 27 Reuters report][Mar 26 Xinhua report] Recently discovered polyomaviruses found to be widespreadA study from the University of Colorado suggests that infection with three recently discovered human polyomaviruses, known as KIV, WUV, and Merkel cell (MCV), is widespread. The researchers tested blood samples from more than 2,200 donors, including 721 children, for antibodies to the viruses, according to their report published today in PLoS Pathogens. Among adults, they found evidence of KIV in 55%, WUV in 69%, MCV strain 350 in 25%, and MCV strain 339 in 42%. Antibodies were also widespread in children. The report says KIV and WUV may be respiratory viruses, but little is known about the potential disease associations of the three viruses.[PLoS Pathogens report][Mar 26 news release] Mar 27, 2009center_img US flu activity continues to recedeUS influenza activity continued its slow fade during the third week in March, as 24 states still reported widespread cases, compared with 30 states the week before, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today. Nineteen states reported regional activity. Three more children died of flu-related causes, one each in Kentucky, New York, and West Virginia, bringing the seasonal total to 35, the CDC said. Extending a recent trend, more than half (52.5%) of tested flu viruses were type B, the only type for which the strain in this year’s vaccine is not well matched to the circulating strains. Nationally, 2.6% of medical visits in the CDC surveillance network were attributed to flu-like illness, staying above the national baseline of 2.4%.[CDC flu update] Tufts receives $9.5 million for zoonotic disease labThe Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University will get $9.5 million from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to help build a biosafety level 3 lab to study zoonotic diseases, the Boston Business Journal reported yesterday. The facility’s mission will include studying possible bioterrorist use of zoonotic pathogens. The lab, with a total price of $33.5 million, is one of 13 regional labs that are being funded partly by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the report said. The facility will be built in Grafton, Mass..[Mar 26 Boston Business Journal report]last_img read more

Pharma firm Anges and Osaka University to begin testing coronavirus vaccine on animals

first_imgJapanese biopharmaceutical firm Anges Inc said on Tuesday that it and Osaka University had completed development of a DNA vaccine against the new coronavirus and that it would begin testing it in animals soon.Shares of Anges surged as much as 17% in morning trade in Tokyo, compared with a 5.3% gain in the broader market.Anges, a drug-discovery company launched out of Osaka University, announced its collaboration with the school on a coronavirus vaccine on March 5. DNA vaccines are produced using an inactivated virus and can manufactured faster than protein based vaccines, according to the company statement. Takara Bio Co is in charge of production of the vaccine and Daicel Corp’s gene-transfer technology is also being utilized, the statement said.Global pharma companies are racing to develop vaccines and treatments for coronavirus, which has reached 350,000 cases globally and resulted in over 15,000 deaths.In Japan, market leader Takeda Pharmaceutical Co is working on a plasma-derived therapy, while the active ingredient in Fujifilm Holdings Corp’s Avigan anti-flu drug is being tested as a treatment in China. Topics :last_img read more

Trump says he is ‘not interested’ in trade talks with China

first_imgFor months, Trump has blamed China for sending the coronavirus to the United States, saying that China must be “held accountable” for failing to contain the disease. The pandemic has taken a stiff toll on the US economy, endangering Trump’s hopes for re-election in November. China pledged to increase purchases of US farm and manufactured goods, energy and services by $200 billion over two years as part of the Phase 1 trade deal, but Trump has said the pandemic changed his views on the agreement.At the White House, Trump announced that he signed legislation and an executive order to hold China accountable for the “oppressive” national security law it imposed on Hong Kong.The measure approved by Congress, the latest in a series of moves aimed at ratcheting up pressure on Beijing, gives Trump’s administration the authority to penalize banks doing business with Chinese officials who implement Beijing’s new national security law on Hong Kong.Trump said he has no plans to talk with Chinese President Xi Jinping.Even before the coronavirus pandemic began, few trade watchers in Washington were expecting Phase 2 negotiations to bear fruit before the 2020 election.While Phase 1 focused mainly on Chinese purchases of US goods, improved US access to China’s financial services market and some intellectual property issues, Phase 2 was meant to tackle far more difficult issues associated with China’s technology transfer policies, industrial espionage and government subsidies to state-owned enterprises.Topics : US President Donald Trump on Tuesday shut the door on “Phase 2″ trade negotiations with China, saying he does not want to talk to Beijing about trade because of the coronavirus pandemic.”I’m not interested right now in talking to China,” Trump replied when asked in an interview with CBS News whether Phase 2 trade talks were dead.”We made a great trade deal,” Trump said, of the Phase 1 agreement signed in January. “But as soon as the deal was done, the ink wasn’t even dry, and they hit us with the plague,” he said, referring to the novel coronavirus, which first emerged from the Chinese city of Wuhan.last_img read more

$598m funding more than enough for AirAsia: Tony Fernandes

first_imgLike most airlines across the globe, AirAsia Group Bhd is going through a tough time navigating out of the economic turbulence brought about by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.It was nothing short of a nightmare when it had to ground 95 percent of its fleet at the peak of the pandemic in March which saw travel restrictions worldwide.The cash-strapped low-cost carrier now needs to raise around 2 billion Malaysian ringgit (US$478.81 million) for it to be able to see through 2021. “Hopefully in the next two months or so we can announce something positive but it’s looking very good and it secures the future for AirAsia and the 24,000 jobs that are linked to the group, ” he said during a Facebook live session, hosted by prominent journalist Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai.Fernandes added that a funding of 2 billion to 2.5 billion ringgit would be more than enough and his target was to have enough cash to last AirAsia until the end of 2021.He pointed out that the airline was also receiving tremendous support from its lessor and bank counterparties for its fuel hedge.“If you take those two mechanisms out and with our cash flow, we’re just about breakeven.“With those two capital raising exercises, we’re good for a long time, ” he said.Fernandes also declined to talk on another news report which stated that AirAsia may sell 10 percent of its shares to a South Korean entity, only saying that the group is doing equity raising as well.Wong, who is also the adviser of Star Media Group Bhd, raised another question on complaints by travellers on the request for refunds, to which Fernandes called for a bit of patience for AirAsia to get its business and cash back to where they were.“We’ve lost four months of cash and averagely in the quarter we could do 3 billion to 4 billion ringgit (in revenue).“My number one job is to pay the salaries of my staff and my number two job is to (ensure AirAsia) stays alive.“We’re asking for patience from our customers to give us time to recapitalize to get our cash back, we’ll pay them bonuses for their problems“If we pay all the refunds now, we may not exist. We need the loan, we need the liquidity to come in.“It’s not that I’m trying to cheat anyone or run away from obligations. We will give you much more for the money that you have put in there, ” he said, adding that 80 percent of the customers have opted for a credit shell and AirAsia is working on it for the credit to be allowed for other products like hotels or food deliveries.Having to make his staff redundant was something incredibly tough for Fernandes, something he has not done in 18 years and he is committed to getting the airline back on its feet so the group can rehire as many of them as possible.Wong also brought up the topic of a research note on AirAsia’s sister company AirAsia X Bhd that was issued by CGS-CIMB Research with an unprecedented target price of zero sen.While Fernandes found no issue with the target price since the market is fair, he said the report was uncalled for as some of the comments have hurt many people in the company.He deemed it disrespectful to the 2,000-strong staff that have worked very hard.“It’s not their fault that COVID-19 is around. It’s not their fault that Malaysia Airlines have received so much government support for the last 18 years that they were able to compete with AirAsia X.“They did a great job. AirAsia X has carried over 100 million people to places they have never thought of going and it has brought a lot of economic benefits to Malaysia.“We’re battling hard against lots of obstacles and it’s tough. We’ll fight through, we have a great board of directors and I’m very optimistic of AirAsia X.“Reports like that motivates me tremendously. I’m not someone who gets angry or sore. I read that, I take it in and I say well, let’s show him a thing or two, ” Fernandes said.This article appeared on The Star newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta PostTopics : Earlier this month, StarBiz reported that AirAsia has secured a financing package of 1 billion ringgit that it can withdraw over time, put together by a consortium of local banks, according to industry sources.Bounded by confidentiality obligations, AirAsia chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes declined to comment on the matter, but said that the government has been very supportive.“It knows that airlines are probably the most affected along with the hotel industry and there’s the Danajamin loan which AirAsia is applying for.“I can say that we’ve made very good progress in both the loan side and in raising equity.last_img read more

Bumper year for one Gold Coast suburb lands it with trophy status

first_imgThe lack of supply isn’t just affecting Broadbeach with the Gold Coast as a whole struggling for stock.Ray White Surfers Paradise CEO Andrew Bell said the upcoming spring selling season was only going to increase demand.“From a buyers perspective the biggest challenge for markets is a lack of stock and we are definitely seeing this on the Gold Coast,” he said. The Star Gold Coast recently fast-tracked the launch of its second residential and hotel tower in order to keep up with demand for Broadbeach units after the popularity of its first tower. “The first residential tower, The Star Residences Gold Coast, saw a 92 per cent sell out across the 423 apartments within 19 months,” The Star Entertainment Group managing director and CEO Matt Bekier said. mikaela.day@news.com.au Apartment stock is in limited supply across the Gold Coast.Mr Schneider said despite there being a number of new residential projects in the pipeline for Broadbeach, it still had a limited supply of apartments compared to its neighbours. “Surfers Paradise has almost 39 per cent of the future apartment supply for the Gold Coast central precinct (Labrador to Broadbeach), while Broadbeach only has about 16 per cent,” he said.“Broadbeach’s future supply should be absorbed by an increase in demand due to population growth, with the suburb expected to double its population to reach approximately 30,100 residents by 2041.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:29Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWays to get into the property market for less00:29 MORE NEWS: Imagine having a theme park in your own backyard Broadbeach has gained 5.4 per cent per annum to its median apartment price in the past five years, according to Urbis.A bumper year of new apartment sales in 2018 with 236 pads changing hands, was credited to the gains. Urbis director Matthew Schneider said Broadbeach was “in its prime” being at the heart of the Coast and with $9.7 billion in infrastructure projects planned, underway or recently completed. “When a large city like the Gold Coast experiences significant growth, areas that are centrally located and well connected receive the greatest benefit, which is often reflected in a lift in property values,” he said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“Broadbeach apartments achieved prices during the March 2019 quarter that were on average 38.5 per cent higher than the overall Gold Coast median apartment price. “This can be largely attributed to the suburb’s proximity to new and improved infrastructure and amenities.” An aerial of what Broadbeach will look like when the Star Gold Coast residential towers are complete. The suburb has notched impressive growth to its median apartment price.APARTMENTS in a popular Gold Coast suburb have earned trophy status by outperforming markets across Australia. Broadbeach’s median apartment price growth in the past five years to March trumped every capital city except Hobart, independent market analyst Urbis found.The bustling beachside ’burb notched 5.4 per cent growth per annum to land it a $579,000 median apartment price, according to Urbis’ figures. Hobart gained 8 per cent per annum to its $388,000 median unit price. The Glitter Strip as a whole posted a 2.6 per cent per annum lift to a $418,000 median, eclipsing Brisbane which recorded 0.6 per cent per annum to a $430,000 median. MORE NEWS: Millionaires’ row pad packs a punch at auction last_img read more

EC Gives Nod to Maltese Tonnage Tax Scheme

first_imgThe European Commission has conditionally approved under EU State aid rules the Maltese tonnage tax scheme for a period of 10 years.The scheme will ensure a level playing field between Maltese and other European shipping companies, and will encourage ship registration in Europe.“Tonnage tax systems are meant to promote the competitiveness of the EU shipping industry in a global market without unduly distorting competition. I am pleased that Malta committed to adapt its tonnage tax system to achieve this,” Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said.“Moreover, by encouraging the registration of ships in the EU, the scheme will enable the European shipping industry to keep up its high social and environmental standards,” Vestager added.In 2012, the European Commission opened an in-depth investigation into the Maltese tonnage tax scheme to examine its compatibility with EU State aid rules.The Commission’s in-depth investigation found certain features of the original scheme, such as tax exemptions applied to Maltese residents and the broad scope of the scheme extending to vessels not carrying out maritime transport activities, to be in breach of EU State aid rules.As a result, Malta has committed to introduce a number of changes to its scheme to prevent any discrimination between shipping companies and to avoid undue competition distortions. In particular, Malta agreed to restrict the scope of the scheme to maritime transport and to remove those tax exemptions for shareholders which constitute State aid.Under the Maltese scheme, a shipping company is taxed on the basis of ship net tonnage rather than the actual profits of the company.If a shipping company wants to benefit from the scheme, a significant part of its fleet must fly the flag of an European Economic Area (EEA) Member State. In addition, any new entrant to the scheme must have at least 25% of its fleet subject to tonnage tax with an EEA flag.last_img read more

DFP calls for national medical insurance scheme

first_img Share 106 Views   3 comments LocalNews DFP calls for national medical insurance scheme by: – April 3, 2012 Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! DFP Leader Judith PestainaThe Dominica Freedom Party is calling for the implementation of a national medical insurance scheme for the island.Leader of the party Judith Pestaina says eleven years ago, at the 2001 Caricom heads of government meeting in Nassau, Caricom prime ministers declared that “the health of a nation is the wealth of a nation,” and developed new strategic plans for health. She said it was understood that the physical well being of Caribbean people was paramount if the region was to have the necessary human resources to develop and move forward.However Pestaina said “eleven years later, we are left to wonder how realistic were those strategic plans. The case of Shernel Prince has clearly demonstrated that countries like Dominica will continue to lose their nationals without timely and adequate medical intervention”.According to her, without quality health care, there will continue to be similar cases “as there have been in the past, much to the grief and chagrin of friends and families as well as of the many Dominicans who continue to dip into their increasingly empty pockets to help those who cannot help themselves”.Pestaina said further that over the last few days, calls have been made by a number of persons for the establishment of some kind of national medical insurance scheme. This she said “would help to provide some measure of financial assistance for health emergencies, especially where the medical expertise and facilities are not available locally”.She said the initiative should be transparent and “when put in place should be administered by a group of professionals from various disciplines including health, finance, law, and foreign languages, preferably French, as we already have some links with Martinique for medical care,”.According to Pestaina, “while we recognize and applaud the assistance given by government and Dominican nationals to the late Shernel prince, unfortunately this did not have the desired result”.The DFP is also calling on government to do all that is necessary to upgrade and equip the medical institutions with the tools, “both human and material, which will enable us to get the best level of health care possible”.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Messi reveals one EPL superstar new Barcelona boss must sign

first_imgBarcelona captain Lionel Messi has reportedly demanded for the signing of Manchester City star and compatriot Sergio Aguero.The 32-year-old superstar’s request apparently put across after he was summoned for a one-on-one meeting with new boss Quique Setien. The latter moved to Camp Nou last week following Barcelona’s decision to part ways with Ernesto Valverde and has since seen his approval rate soar among the club and its fan-base.With Barcelona still competing in La Liga as well as the UEFA Champions League, many expect the club to beef up it ranks amid rumors that a number of the current existing players could well seal moves elsewhere.According to reports in Spain as cited by Mirror, one department that the Catalans aims to strengthen is its front line which features Uruguayan attacker Luis Suarez.With the former Liverpool star injured and expected to be out of action for at least four months, Messi has seemingly advised Quique Setien to consider bring Sergio Aguero on board as soon as possible.Momentarily, Barcelona has done very little to suggest that a move could be on the cards for the Argentine striker who became the fourth highest Premier League goalscorer with his brace against Crystal Palace on Saturday.Read Also:Barcelona blow as Neymar wants new PSG contractRelatively, Mirror emphasized that Manchester City will not seek to part ways with its all-time top goalscorer albeit having just a year remaining on his current contract.Sergio Aguero has so far scored 251 goals since joining the Citizens from Atletico Madrid in 2011. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love Anyways6 Things Women Found Really Attractive In The 60’sThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThese Are India’s 7 Most Stunning ModelsWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Meet The World’s Most Striking Animals Here11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Bodylast_img read more

`Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi called up to England squad from Under-21s

first_imgCHELSEA winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has been called up to the England squad for the first time for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro.The 18-year-old was due to be part of the England Under-21 squad.Hudson-Odoi played 19 games for Chelsea this season, scoring five times, but is yet to start a Premier League match.Luke Shaw has joined John Stones, Fabian Delph and Ruben Loftus-Cheek in withdrawing from the squad.Earlier on Monday, Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse was called up as a replacement.Hudson-Odoi’s Under-21 call-up was his first at that level but the winger has previously represented England from Under-16 to Under-19 level, winning the Under-17 World Cup in 2017.“It’s been a crazy experience but I’m delighted to get the call and it’s a nice feeling to be here as well,” Hudson-Odoi said.“I thought the manager [Under-21 manager Aidy Boothroyd] was joking.“I was shocked and then when I heard that I actually had to go over [to England’s training base at St George’s Park], I couldn’t believe it. I was delighted.“It’s a dream come true. Now I’ve got to work hard, enjoy every moment and keep working to just hopefully make an impact when I get the opportunity.”Hudson-Odoi has only made 23 first-team appearances in his career and would become England’s eighth youngest player if he makes his debut against either the Czech Republic or Montenegro.Theo Walcott is England’s youngest international. He was aged 17 years and 75 days when he made his debut against Hungary in 2006, having not played in the top flight.Eleven of Hudson-Odoi’s 19 appearances for Chelsea this season have come as a substitute with his starts all coming in cup competitions.Unhappy with his playing time, Hudson-Odi handed in a transfer request in January after he was the subject of a £35m bid from Bayern Munich but Chelsea refused to sell.Earlier this month, Blues manager Maurizio Sarri said it was “dangerous” to put too much pressure on the teenager, adding he would only be a “top” player aged 22 or 23.England host the Czechs at Wembley on Friday, 22 March and are away in Montenegro on Monday, 25 March.England squadGoalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke City), Tom Heaton (Burnley), Jordan Pickford (Everton)Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Michael Keane (Everton), Harry Maguire (Leicester City), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), James Tarkowski (Burnley), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Declan Rice (West Ham), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton), Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea)Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth). (BBC Sport)last_img read more

City suffer shock defeat, Liverpool five points clear

first_imgBy Peter HallLIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) – Liverpool maintained their 100% start to the Premier League season after coming from behind to beat Newcastle United 3-1 at Anfield, before Manchester City slipped to a shock first defeat of the campaign by newly-promoted Norwich City yesterday.Elsewhere on a frantic day of Premier League action Manchester United earned a first victory since the opening weekend by beating Leicester City 3-1, with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur registering emphatic wins.Having seen Liverpool come from behind to beat Newcastle – the Reds’ 14th consecutive league victory – thanks to goals from Sadio Mane and Mo Salah in the day’s early kick-off, champions City travelled to Norwich five points off the top.Unbeaten in their last 25 games against newly-promoted sides, City were expected to close the gap back to two points with another victory, but Norwich stunned their illustrious opponents with two goals inside 29 minutes to lead 2-0.Sergio Aguero edged City back into it just before the break, before a defensive error from Nicolas Otamendi enabled Teemu Pukki to restore Norwich’s two-goal advantage. Rodri got City back in it late on, but the champions could not find an equaliser as they slipped to a first league defeat since January. “Congrats to Norwich,” City manager Pep Guardiola said. “It is what it is. We have to learn from this and carry on. “We created chances but we could not score them today. They are a really good team with good players with quality. “In football you can’t always avoid mistakes.” RELENTLESS REDSLiverpool looked like they were in for a difficult afternoon after Anfield was stunned into silence early on as Jetro Willems thundered Newcastle into a shock lead.Going behind does not faze a relentless Liverpool side that had won each of the last four league games in which they had conceded first, and soon enough Mane had brilliantly restored parity in the Merseyside sunshine. Roberto Firmino came off the bench to replace the injured Divock Origi to set up Mane for the second goal, before the Brazilian delightfully flicked the ball through for Salah to seal a fifth season win from five for the hosts.“Wonderful goals,” Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said. “The first goal was sensational, nice pass Robbo (Andy Robertson), sensational finish Sadio.“Second goal winning the ball back Bobby and passing the ball immediately in behind and super run Sadio.“Then the third goal wonderful but we had even better moments we didn’t finish off.”Manchester United have suffered from the penalty spot this season, having missed two spot kicks already with Marcus Rashford the last of those against Southampton.However, the young striker stepped up from 12 yards against Leicester City after he was felled in the penalty area in the eighth minute at Old Trafford to put United in front.Unbeaten Leicester had more possession and forced some fine saves from United goalkeeper David de Gea, but they could not find a way through, as the hosts held on for a victory that moves them up to fourth in the table.We hung in there,” United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said. “It was the first time this season where we have had to defend for large periods. We defended as a proper team.”AWESOME ABRAHAMChelsea had endured a difficult start to the season ahead of a tough trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers, but three goals in 10 first-half minutes put them in command at Molineux.Tammy Abraham completed his first Premier League hat-trick in the second half to take his goal tally to seven atop the Premier League scoring charts alongside Aguero, but his eventful afternoon was not over there as he then put through into his own net.Wolves’ Patrick Cutrone further reduced the deficit late on, only for another Chelsea youngster, Mason Mount, to wrap up the 5-2 win in stoppage time. “I hope this is my season,” Abraham said. “I have to keep working hard in every training session, every game. Every game I want to prove myself to the gaffer.”Spurs were another side without a win since the opening weekend ahead of the visit of a Crystal Palace team who had won their last two league games, but a Son Heung-min double helped the hosts to race into a 3-0 lead inside 24 minutes.Argentine forward Erik Lamela added a fourth before the interval as Tottenham strolled to a 4-0 success. Moussa Djenepo’a strike gave Southampton a 1-0 win at promoted Sheffield United, while a last-gasp equaliser from Jeff Hendrick earned Burnley a 1-1 draw at Brighton & Hove Albion.last_img read more