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Marinakis Diagnosed with Coronavirus

first_imgGreek shipping magnate and owner of football clubs Olympiacos and Nottingham Forest Evangelos Marinakis has tested positive for the coronavirus.“Mr. Marinakis was diagnosed after showing the first symptoms on his return to Greece yesterday afternoon. During his short stay in Nottingham last week he did not show any symptoms of the virus,” Nottingham Forest Club said in a statement on March 10.“The club are seeking advice from medical professionals and the relevant governing bodies to ensure the correct measures are taken.”Marinakis confirmed the information on his Instagram account.“The recent virus has ‘visited’ me and I felt obliged to let the public know,” he said. “I feel good as I take all the necessary measures and I discipline to the doctor’s instructions.”Following the announcement, it has been confirmed that all of the Olympiacos players and staff tested negative for CoOVID-19.Marinakis joins another prominent figure from the maritime world to be diagnosed with the virus, namely the head of the Port fo New York and New Jersey Rick Cotton.“Mr. Cotton is currently asymptomatic and has self-quarantined at his home while maintaining a full schedule. Any staff members who have had close contact with him in recent days are also working from home as they follow the guidelines and protocols put in place by the New York State Department of Health,” the port authority informed earlier this week.last_img read more

Elon seeks revenge on Drexel

first_imgLEADING THE CHARGE: Marcus Sheffield II has averaged 18.3 points and 5.3 rebounds to lead the way for the Phoenix. Hunter Woods is also a key contributor, accounting for 10.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. The Dragons have been led by James Butler, who is averaging a double-double with 13.1 points and 11.7 rebounds.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Sheffield has either made or assisted on 57 percent of all Elon field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 24 field goals and 12 assists in those games.STREAK STATS: Drexel has lost its last four road games, scoring 63.8 points, while allowing 78.5 per game.ASSIST RATIOS: The Phoenix have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Dragons. Elon has 37 assists on 63 field goals (58.7 percent) across its past three outings while Drexel has assists on 46 of 80 field goals (57.5 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Elon has made 10 3-pointers per game as a collective unit this year, which is most among CAA teams. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDrexel (13-13, 6-7) vs. Elon (9-18, 5-9)Schar Center, Elon, North Carolina; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Elon seeks revenge on Drexel after dropping the first matchup in Philadelphia. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 16, when the Dragons outshot Elon from the field 45.1 percent to 31 percent and made 14 more foul shots en route to a 22-point victory. Elon seeks revenge on Drexel ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img Associated Press February 14, 2020last_img read more

Mice like people like to be rocked to sleep

first_img Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) By Mary BeckmanJan. 24, 2019 , 12:00 PM The researchers did not look for a benefit of rocking on memory, which a related study suggests is a benefit for humans. The mice showed other differences from people as well; the rodents like to be rocked about four times faster than we do, for example. These differences might reflect the fact that mice carry their pups around in their mouths, which has a lulling effect, rather than rocking them in their arms like humans. But the researchers say it’s too early to speculate on shared evolutionary mechanisms.More intriguingly, mice that lacked a key part of the vestibular system called otoliths—teensy stones that sense linear acceleration—did not get any benefit at all from being rocked at bedtime, confirming the vestibular system’s central role in the effect, the team reports today in Current Biology.The results might lead to better noninvasive treatments for sleep disorders, the researchers say. For example, understanding how the brain uses the “rocking signal” to promote sleep might usher in alternatives such as transcranial magnetic stimulation, which uses electrical impulses to stimulate nerve cells and has been used to treat other brain disorders such as depression. But for now, you’re probably fine with a hammock. Mice, like people, like to be rocked to sleep Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country Email Forget the running wheel. If your pet mouse is an insomniac, what it really needs is a hammock. New research shows that mice, just like humans, fall asleep faster with a gentle sway.Mild rocking helps both adults and children fall asleep faster and experience deeper, longer sleep. Scientists have suspected that the human vestibular system—the bits of the inner ear that keep us balanced and oriented in space—are involved, but there’s been no solid proof.So, in the new study, researchers put mouse cages on rocking platforms, monitored the animals’ brain activity, and measured how well they slept. The rodents slept 12% longer with rocking than without, and they fell asleep 51% faster if they had been sleep-deprived. But their brain signals did not indicate a deeper sleep. 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