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Basel study: Why lopinavir and hydroxychloroquine do not work on COVID-19

Lopinavir is a drug against HIV, hydroxychloroquine is used to treat malaria and rheumatism. Until recently, both drugs were regarded as potential agents in the fight against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. A research group from the University of Basel and the University Hospital has now discovered that the concentration of the two drugs in the lungs of Covid-19 patients is not sufficient to fight the virus.
Tags: Science, Basel, University Hospital, University of Basel

Rupert Murdoch Negotiating To Buy Stake In Art Basel

The event organizer has been badly affected by lockdowns and bans on public gatherings in recent months as governments have tried to restrict the spread of the coronavirus. The MCH group decided to completely cancel its flagship Art Basel show, which was originally scheduled to take place in June, amid worries about health risks and global travel restrictions. – Bloomberg
Tags: Art, Rupert Murdoch, Basel, Visual, MCH, 06.27.20

Black Gallerists Press Forward Despite a Market That Holds Them Back

As Art Basel opens online, African-American galleries are glaringly absent.
Tags: Art, News, Karen, Basel, Martos Gallery, Race and Ethnicity, Art Basel (Festival, Jenkins-Johnson, Jenkins Johnson Gallery

The Latest: Swiss soccer to restart earlier to help Basel

The Swiss soccer league will restart several days earlier than planned to help Europa League contender Basel cope with a backlog of matches in August. The Swiss soccer federation now says Basel’s Swiss Cup quarterfinal match against Lausanne Sport will be played without fans on June 14 instead of the Aug. 5-6 dates for the other quarterfinal matches. Basel is scheduled to resume play in the Europa League in early August.
Tags: News, Sports, Europa League, Basel, Lausanne Sport

An Updated Neoclassical House for a Modern Minimalist Family

Ann-Christin Wentzel discovered Studio Oink via Instagram. Taken with their playfully bright take on minimalism and their respect for the antique, she enlisted Lea Korzeczek and Matthias Hiller— the duo behind the memorably named design studio—to renovate the breakfast area and ballroom at Schloss Teutschenthal, the Wentzel family estate-turned-hotel in Halle, Germany, where Anni is managing director. One room led to another: Studio Oink is currently finishing up the resort’s 20 guest quarters—a...
Tags: Books, Germany, Berlin, US, Washington Dc, House, Lea, Charles, Basel, Anni, Murano, Lighting, Leipzig, Minimalist, Brita, Vitra

Drugs standards group nixes plan to kick pharma's crab blood habit

Horseshoe crabs' icy-blue blood is set to remain the drug industry's standard for safety tests after a powerful U.S. group ditched a plan to put on an equal footing a synthetic substitute pushed by Swiss biotech Lonza and animal welfare groups. The crabs' copper-rich blood clots in the presence of bacterial endotoxins and has long been used in tests to detect contamination in shots and infusions. More recently, man-made versions called recombinant Factor C (rFC) from Basel-based...
Tags: Business, News, Basel, Lonza

Cross-border love - a photo essay

Photographs of an unusual situation by Roland Schmid. Switzerland and Germany have been divided by the coronavirus pandemic. Fences, concrete obstacles or barrier tapes separate them after the borders were closed to slow the spread of the virus. But love cannot be locked away“Look, we even marked the border on our blanket,” laughs Sabrina. And indeed; just below the barrier tape a black line divides the cloth in half. Lying on one half is Sabrina, from Basel; on the other, Davor from Wiesbaden. ...
Tags: Europe, Germany, World news, Switzerland, Basel, Sabrina, Wiesbaden, Riehen, Davor, Roland Schmid Switzerland, Basel Continue

Apple to Reopen Retail Stores in Switzerland Next Week

Apple will reopen all four retail stores in Switzerland from May 12 at 11:00 a.m., according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Following the planned reopening of all 15 Apple Stores in Germany on May 11, Switzerland is set to follow one day later, reopening all stores in the country. Apple operates four Swiss stores in Zurich, Wallisellen, Geneva, and Basel. ‌Apple Stores‌ in Switzerland will follow similar health and safety guidelines used for reopenings in South Korea, Austria, and Australia. Re...
Tags: Apple, Australia, Germany, Bloomberg, United States, Switzerland, Basel, Apple Store, Mark Gurman, Apple Stores, South Korea Austria, Idaho South Carolina Alabama, Alaska Apple, Zurich Wallisellen Geneva

Rapid evolution in fish: genomic changes within a generation

Researchers from Basel have identified the genetic basis of rapid adaptation using a native fish species. They compared threespine stickleback fish from different habitats in the Lake Constance region. Their study reveals that changes in the genome can be observed within a single generation. The results were published in the journal Nature Communications.
Tags: Science, Basel, Lake Constance

Business Aviation in Europe: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact

Europe Albania March 23, 2020 The Albanian Civil Aviation Authority suspended all international flights at Tirana International Airport (TIA) from 23 March; cargo, humanitarian, and repatriation flights will continue. All ports of entry are now closed indefinitely. Ferry services with Greece and Italy have been suspended. Austria March 22, 2020 Entry requirements by air Austrian citizens and foreigners who are entitled to stay in Austria are obliged to enter a 14-day self-monitored...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Europe, UK, England, London, Sweden, Greece, France, China, Germany, US, Georgia, Eu, Spain, European Union

The art world in the wake of COVID-19

Jerry Saltz takes a sobering, thought-provoking look at where the art world may find itself in the wake of COVID-19. Anyone involved or adjacent to this world knows how much it has been struggling in the last few decades. Will the current global pandemic spell an end to the many small, scrappy art institutions and business models that have already been hanging on by a thread? And if so, what new models might emerge in the aftermath? I believe the pandemic could spell the end of art fairs except ...
Tags: Art, Post, News, America, Switzerland, Basel, Jerry Saltz, Angela Adams, Art World, Pandemic Aftermath, Eri Pançi

First Look: 2020 TAG Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 7 GMT (Ref. WAY201T)

With the onslaught of the usual Basel launches delayed due to the impact of COVID-19, we have the chance to shine the spotlight on one of the lower-profile 2020 TAG Heuers- the new Aquaracer Calibre 7 GMT, reference WAY201T. GMT, of course, stands for Greenwich Mean Time, and is used in the watch world to indicate a watch that shows... Read More POSTED 05 Apr 2020 The post First Look: 2020 TAG Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 7 GMT (Ref. WAY201T) appeared first on Calibre 11.
Tags: News, Watches, Basel, First Look, COVID

Britain says Basel bank rule delay will aid response to coronavirus

Delaying remaining elements of new global bank capital rules for a year will give lenders in Britain time to focus on dealing with fallout from the coronavirus epidemic, the Bank of England and Britain's finance ministry said on Thursday. "This will provide operational capacity for banks and supervisors to respond to the immediate financial stability priorities from the impact of Covid-19," the BoE's Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and finance ministry said in a joint statement....
Tags: UK, England, News, World, Britain, Pra, Bank, Basel, Prudential Regulation Authority PRA

Swiss Museum Settles Claim Over Art Trove Acquired in Nazi Era

The Kunstmuseum in Basel agreed to pay the heirs of a Berlin collector for 200 works he sold as he fled German persecution of Jews.
Tags: Art, News, Berlin, Museums, Basel, Gurlitt, Cornelius, Kunstmuseum Basel, Holocaust and the Nazi Era, Arts and Antiquities Looting, Berlin (Germany, Basel (Switzerland, Curt Glaser

Art Basel Considering Postponing June Fair in Switzerland

As coronavirus-related closures continue around the globe, Art Basel is mulling over postponing its flagship fair this June, Art News reports. “We have been closely monitoring the spread of the virus since its early stages and continue to take the evolving situation extremely seriously,” reads an open letter from the fair. “The health and safety of everyone […]
Tags: Art, News, Switzerland, Basel, Art News, Minipost

List of sports events affected by the new coronavirus

ARCHERYISSF International Solidarity Championships in Dhaka, Bangladesh from Feb. 22-28 postponed.World Cup in Shanghai from May 4-10 cancelled.ATHLETICSWorld indoor championships in Nanjing from March 13-15 postponed to March 2021.World half marathon championships in Gdynia, Poland on March 29 postponed to Oct. 17.Hong Kong Marathon on Feb. 9 cancelled.Asian indoor championships in Hangzhou from Feb. 12-13 cancelled.Asian cross-country championships in Hong Kong on March 29 postponed.Tokyo Mara...

What happens if a pandemic hits?

What happens if a Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic hits? It’s time to at least start asking that question. What will the repercussions be, if the virus spreads worldwide? How will it change how we live, work, socialize, and travel? Don’t get all disaster-movie here. Some people seem to have the notion that a pandemic will mean shutting down borders, building walls, canceling all air travel, and quarantining entire nations, indefinitely. That is entirely incorrect. Containment attempts can slow down...
Tags: TC, Opinion, Tech, Harvard, Bill, Basel, Don, Bern, Kai Kupferschmidt, Marc Lipsitch, Helen Branswell, Peter Sandman, Jody Lanard, Josh Michaud, Bill Hanage, Harvard Johns Hopkins

Positive environmental news

This is The Climate Win, the most positive sustainability news around the world every week. For week three of The Climate Win, we’re debuting a new feature in the column: the Weekly Climate Resource. This will be something actionable that you can use as part of your travels. Some resources will help you calculate footprint — such as this week’s — while others will help you reduce it, offset it, or even eliminate it. Occasionally we’ll throw in a cool travel product or trip option born of envi...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Obama, China, New York Times, Gulf Coast, Jeff Bezos, Basel, Amtrak, Kunming, All, Trump, Paris France, Bezos, ROME Italy, Interlaken Switzerland

36 Hours in Basel

It might be known for Art Basel, but this riverside city in Switzerland is also the birthplace of Roger Federer, has some 40 museums and is currently on the cusp of Carnival.
Tags: News, Switzerland, Roger Federer, Basel, Travel and Vacations, Basel (Switzerland

Ricky van Wolfswinkel: Basel striker returns to training seven months after brain aneurysm discovery

Dutch striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel returns to full training with Basel seven months after beginning treatment for a brain aneurysm.
Tags: Football, Basel, Ricky Van Wolfswinkel

#Dubai's DP World buys stake in Swiss container terminal operator - Arabianbusiness

Dubai's DP World buys stake in Swiss container terminal operator - Arabianbusiness:DP World and Swissterminal Holding, the container terminal operator in Switzerland, have announced a strategic partnership.DP World said it has taken a stake of 44 percent in Swissterminal Holding with the Mayer family, who founded the business, remaining the majority shareholder.The parties have agreed not to disclose financial details of the transaction, a statement said.Swissterminal, which is headquartered in ...
Tags: Travel, Dubai, Switzerland, Basel, Zurich, DP World, Mayer, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Swissterminal Holding, Frenkendorf, Niederglatt Basel Birsfelden Basel Kleinhueningen

How to plan a business jet mission to the World Economic Forum at Davos

Since 1971, the World Economic Forum has held its annual meeting, attended by the world’s most powerful and influential business leaders and heads of state, in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. This high-profile and high-traffic event draws significant business aviation traffic, creating congestion and service limitations, requiring pre-planning well in advance of the event. This year’s meeting is Jan. 21-25, 2020. Below is everything you need to know about attending the event. The following is an ov...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Immigration, Eu, Davos, Switzerland, Hotel, Aviation, States, Customs, Basel, Zurich, Schengen, Wef, World Economic Forum, Aoc

ZMIK Endows a Historic Building in Basel with Playful Learning Spaces

Contemporary school design has moved away from the traditional blueprint of identical, single-use classrooms embracing instead more fluid layouts and multi-functional spaces. This is all well and good for new educational projects but what about the existing school fabric? Enter Swiss design studio ZMIK whose latest endeavour, “Learning Scapes”, showcases the power of design to create modern...
Tags: Art, Basel

Greta Thunberg Is Taking a Holiday Break. 'You Need to Take Rest.'

LONDON -- Greta Thunberg says she needs a break.The seemingly tireless 16-year-old climate activist -- who has sailed across the Atlantic twice as she has become the most prominent face in the movement to fight global warming, and lectured the world's leaders that they were not doing enough to address the problem -- recently told reporters in Spain:"I will be home for Christmas and then I will take a holiday break because you need to take rest. Otherwise you cannot do this all the time."The ...
Tags: New York, Science, London, Time, Spain, Joe Biden, Bbc, Atlantic, United States, New York Times, Switzerland, Michelle Obama, Brazil, Time Magazine, Parliament, Madrid


Reporting Dangers of Fluoride - And Mass Medication Guest Post By Sally Wilson Mass medication through water systems of the world began in 1951 with fluoridation. The optimum level was originally set at the rate of 1 part per million (1ppm) and considered safe.Fluoridation of the public drinking water however has many risks and dangers.The most obvious question we must ask in trying to assess the purpose of this unusual action taken to medicate the public water supplies, is to enquire as...
Tags: Health, Europe, Japan, UK, Sweden, Supreme Court, Greece, Australia, France, Scotland, China, Germany, India, Israel, Spain, European Union

That Art Basel $120K Banana – This Is Where We Are Now

Sebastien Smee: “What happened to “Comedian” after it became a media sensation sums up our collective disorder — a kind of media-based bulimia — exquisitely. First, at lunchtime on Saturday, David Datuna, a little-known and well-fed-looking performance artist wanting to become better known, showed up at the gallery, took the banana off the wall and, claiming to be a “hungry artist,” ate it.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Basel, Visual, David Datuna, 12.10.19, Sebastien Smee

Roger Federer Decides to Pull out of Paris Masters

After winning his 10th title in his hometown Basel recently, Roger Federer has decided to not play in the Paris Masters.   For all sports betting in Illinois fans, that’s not good news. So, what happened? The emotional 103rd victory of his career was complemented by a crowd of cheering fans and fellow townsmen. However, Federer then […] The post Roger Federer Decides to Pull out of Paris Masters appeared first on Tennis Guru.
Tags: Sport, Tennis, Paris, Roger Federer, Illinois, Basel, Federer, ATP, Tennis News

Tennis: Federer withdraws from Paris Masters

World number three Roger Federer has withdrawn from this week's Paris Masters on Monday as he fine tunes his schedule heading into the season-ending ATP Finals. The 38-year-old Swiss lifted a record-extending 10th Swiss Indoors championship title in his hometown of Basel on Sunday and has decided not to play back-to-back weeks at this stage of the season. "I am extremely disappointed to have to pull out of the Paris Masters," Federer said in a statement
Tags: News, Tennis, Paris, Roger Federer, Basel, Federer

Back injury forces Wawrinka out of Federer clash in Basel

Stan Wawrinka was forced to withdraw from Friday's Basel quarter-final showdown against best friend Roger Federer with a back injury, just an hour after struggling past America's Frances Tiafoe in a gruelling second round clash. "The bad news is that I will have to retire," the 34-year-old three-time Grand Slam winner said after his 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 win. Top seed Federer, chasing a 10th title at his hometown event, will receive a walkover into Saturday's semi-finals.
Tags: News, America, Tennis, Roger Federer, Basel, Federer, Wawrinka, Stan Wawrinka, Frances Tiafoe

'I know what the other guy is doing': Federer into 17th Basel quarter-final

Roger Federer crushed Radu Albot 6-0, 6-3 on Wednesday to win his 22nd match in a row at the Swiss Indoors and earn a quarter-final place at his home event for the 17th time. "It's a super feeling to know exactly where the ball is going, what the other guy is doing," said top seed Federer. Federer's Swiss compatriot Wawrinka fired 10 aces and 30 winners to overwhelm fellow veteran Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 6-4 to make it into the second round, keeping alive his outside chances of making the AT...
Tags: News, Tennis, Roger Federer, Basel, Federer, Pablo Cuevas, Wawrinka, Federer Federer, Radu Albot