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    New York : The coach of Colombia, Reinaldo Rueda, joined this Thursday to the proposal of his colleague from Peru, the Argentine Ricardo Gareca, which has asked to postpone the restart in March of the South American qualifiers of the Qatar World Cup for the COVID-19 pandemic. Gareca proposed on January 5 to Conmebol postpone the matches of the next two qualifying dates, scheduled within a month, given the lack of training and preparation matches for the ten teams due to the restrictions imposed by the outbreak of the new coronavirus. Most Premier League clubs do not want to give up their players for the next round of South American Playoff games. They are based on the COVID context that Europe is going through with growing cases and the quarantine period imposed on ???????????????????????????? (at least 10 days). pic.twitter.com/UWQkYRQxSa – VarskySports (@VarskySports) February 11, 2021 “It is a very...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials on Sunday reported five new deaths due to the coronavirus, lifting the total number of fatalities to 1,809 since the start of the pandemic. There have been 31 deaths confirmed in February. The COVID Tracking Project ranks South Dakota's death count at 40th highest in the country overall and the sixth highest per capita at about 204 deaths per 100,000 people. The update showed 98 new COVID-19 cases out of 509 examinations that were processed in the last day, lifting the total number of positive tests to 109,229. South Dakota is 46th in the country for the number of new cases per capita in the last two weeks. In that time, the rolling average number of daily new cases has decreased by 37%, researchers said. One in every 831 people in South Dakota tested positive in the past week. There are...
    New York : Two years ago Godiva had plans to open 2,000 coffee shops in different countries. Photo: Cindy Ord / . The chain of chocolates deluxe Godiva announced that will close all its stores located in the United States due to the impact of the pandemic of coronavirus. It is a bitter goodbye for one of the most prestigious chocolate chains. “We have always focused on what our consumers need and how they want to experience our brand, which is why we have made this decision,” said the CEO. Nurtac Afridi it’s a statement. “Of course, this decision was difficult due to the care we take for our dedicated and hard-working chocolatiers who will be affected.” Godiva has 128 branches in the United States and the announcement comes less than two years after the company announced its plans to open 2,000 coffee shops in...
    New York : Thomas Bach stated that “there is no plan B” for the celebration of the Tokyo Games this summer Photo: Demófilo Peláez / EFE For weeks, The viability of holding the next Tokyo 2021 Olympic fair has been seriously questioned as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic that has hit Japan and particularly its capital with greater force with a third wave. This Wednesday the British newspaper The Times has announced that the Japanese government will shortly announce that the games will be definitively canceled. According to The Times, The Japanese government under Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, has privately decided to cancel the Tokyo Olympics, agreed to open on July 23, due to the coronavirus and its objective would now be set in seek to host the Games for the next 2032, as the venues for 2024 and 2028 are covered by Paris...
    The 2021 Grammy Awards have been postponed due to the raging coronavirus crisis. Plans for 'music's biggest night' have officially been scuppered according to a rep for the Recording Academy who confirmed the news to Variety on Tuesday. How long the show will be delayed remains a mystery as no future date has been set for the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards - which were originally scheduled for January 31st. Canceled: The 2021 Grammy Awards have been postponed due to the raging coronavirus crisis and no date has been set to reschedule the telecast, Variety reported on Tuesday The decision to cancel the show was made by both the Academy and the telecast's network partner CBS, and sources told Variety that the Grammy's may be rescheduled to sometime in March.  However, so far nothing official has been decided, likely due to the unpredictability of the coronavirus crisis, which is continuing to worsen around the...
    France announced on Sunday that it has implemented a 48-hour ban on travel to Britain, joining a growing number of European countries halting travel to Britain after a new strain of the coronavirus was detected in that country. At least six European countries have announced flights will cease if they haven't done so already, while France and Belgium have banned train travel. French officials said the 48-hour stoppage would give them time to find a "common doctrine" to stop the spread of the new COVID-19 variant. French President Emmanuel Macron tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday.  Germany, which holds the EU presidency, called a special crisis meeting for Monday to coordinate a response.  Top health officials in Britain say a new, fast-moving variant of the coronavirus could be up to 70% more transmissible than previous ones. This strain appears to be driving the rapid spread in London and...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials on Sunday confirmed 85 new deaths due to complications from the coronavirus, lifting the death toll to 4,444 since the start of the pandemic. The state reported 3,439 positive COVID-19 tests in the last day, for an overall count of 378,823. Health care workers have accounted for 28,337 positive cases There were 1,272 new cases per 100,000 people in Minnesota over the past two weeks, which ranks fourth in the country for new cases per capita, according to The COVID Tracking Project. One in every 186 people in Minnesota tested positive in the past week. Four counties have surpassed 25,000 cases, including Hennepin with 77,378, Ramsey with 32,735, Dakota with 26,504 and Anoka with 25,030. Those counties have combined for 2,329 deaths. For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials on Sunday reported 19 new deaths due to complications from COVID-19, lifting the total number of fatalities since the start of the pandemic to 1,110. The COVID Tracking Project reports that the state’s death count is the 38th highest in the country overall and the ninth highest per capita at about 124 deaths per 100,000 people. The state has reported 164 deaths in December. The deaths listed Sunday included six people in Pennington County, in southwestern South Dakota. There were two each in Aurora, Brookings, Davison and Hamlin counties. Health officials confirmed 687 positive tests in the last day, raising the total number to 85,991. There were about 1,484 new cases per 100,000 people in South Dakota over the past two weeks, which ranks first in the country for new cases per capita, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers. One in...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is scheduled to announce new executive orders “affecting the reopening process” Monday afternoon. The orders are being made due to recent spikes in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations across the state. As of last week, 121 communities in Massachusetts are now considered high risk for coronavirus. A total of 28 communities have already rolled back a step in the state’s reopening process.
    It's no longer a matter of debate: According to new data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, this state has been hit by a third wave of COVID-19. Key indicators of this status include a positivity rate just a whisper under the red line that government officials have cited as a reason for alarm and skyrocketing outpatient visits for people with symptoms of the novel coronavirus, as well as case and hospitalization counts that have climbed at a disturbing pace over the past month. Here are the grim statistics in major categories updated by the CDPHE at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 11, juxtaposed with figures from October 4 and September 13:Related Stories COVID-19: Polis on Why He's Extending Statewide Mask Order King Soopers' Response to Complaints About Poor Mask Use Inmate Claims COVID-19 Mess at Denver Jails 78,461 cases (up 5,385 from October 4 and 17,137 from...
    Apple has announced a major launch event for next Tuesday, with fans speculating that it could see the unveiling of a new Apple Watch, iPad or even the next-gen iPhone 12.  The tech giant’s website shared a new post in its upcoming event section that reads, ‘Join us from Apple Park. September 15, 2020, at 10am PDT.’ Although no context was included about the reason for the event, Apple typically reveals the latest smartphone around this time – previous years saw it happen on September 12. September has been the set month for when Apple releases its next-gen iPhone, but the ongoing health crisis of the coronavirus and travel restrictions created a number of delays for the tech giant.  Scroll down for video  Apple was rumored to announce its Apple Watch Series 6 and a new iPad Air Tuesday, but instead the world received news of the event that...
    Organizers of the Fort Worth Cowtown Marathon decided to change the dates of the 2021 weekend races in response to current concerns about the pandemic. The race will now be on May 8, 2021 instead of the last weekend in February as originally scheduled. The face-to-face races will be held at Will Rogers Memorial Center and will only include a 5K, 10K half marathon, and the Healthy Hig half marathon relay. Virtual Kids 5K, Full Marathon, and Ultra Marathon running options will also be available, but there will be no in-person races for these distances. Virtual entry options are available to registered runners who cannot attend the race in person on May 8. Registered runners unable to attend can also postpone the 2022 or 2023 events. Registration for the 2021 face-to-face races is now open.
    The New York Mets are the latest Major League Baseball team to have their games canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The league announced the Mets Thursday night contest against the Miami Marlins was postponed after at least two players tested positive for COVID-19, Fox Sports reported. The Mets’ had their members test positive just a few days after a couple of other MLB franchises started playing again. The St. Louis Cardinals had been sitting out for about week after several Cards tested positive. The Cincinnati Reds also missed a few games because of a mini-outbreak in their clubhouse. The Cardinals restarted their 2020 season earlier this week. The Reds also returned to play on Wednesday. The Mets were prepared to finish up their four-game series against the Marlins. Major League Baseball also canceled the club’s first game in the “Subway Series” against the New York Yankees. That series was...
    BRIT-favourite Lineker's Bar in Magaluf has been forced to close until 2021 due to new Spanish restrictions being enforced. The bar, owned by footballer Gary Lineker's brother Wayne Lineker, made the announcement on social media. 3Lineker's Bar will close until the end of the year due to the restrictions on bars and restaurants in MagalufCredit: Facebook Spain, which has seen rising coronavirus cases taking the total to 384,270, the highest in Europe, has announced a number of new measures in place to slow the spread of the virus. Pool parties have been banned across Majorca and Ibiza, while smoking has been banned in public across a number of Spanish regions. Many bars and restaurants, particularly along the Magaluf strip, have been forced to follow new curfews too with closures at 1am, while many have closed altogether after tourists failed to social distance. Lineker's Bar explained on Facebook: "Well we tried...
    By The Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday chose to delay New Zealand’s national elections by four weeks as the country deals with a new coronavirus outbreak in its largest city, Auckland. The election had been scheduled for Sept. 19 but will now be held on Oct. 17. Under New Zealand law, Ardern had the option of delaying the election for up to about two months. Opposition parties had been requesting a delay after the virus outbreak in Auckland last week prompted the government to put the city into a two-week lockdown and halted election campaigning. Ardern said she wouldn’t consider delaying the election again, no matter what was happening with any virus outbreaks. Opinion polling indicates Ardern’s liberal Labour Party is favored to win a second term in office. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — The first...
    In his “last lifetime,” Travis Vu closed his hair salon after the coronavirus forced state leaders to impose a lockdown in a reeling California in late March. The casually stylish Vu, 47, turned off the lights on the custom metal and concrete chandeliers gracing his industrial six-seat space. He stayed home, slept, exercised, whipping up grilled garlic shrimp and broken rice dishes to sell on the side until regulations allowed him to reopen in early June. That’s when he dipped into savings to stock up on sanitary supplies, welcoming back clients with stringy locks, worn-out perms and graying heads. TravisVu The Salon in Fountain Valley found business “fixing stuff people tried unsuccessfully at their house,” its owner said. “Oh my God, everyone was cutting their own hair or their family’s hair and not having good luck. They had to spend, like, triple to get it corrected.” For months, Vu and...
    Universal announced the cancellation of this attraction that draws thousands on Halloween The famous “Ghostbusters” join the ‘Halloween Horror Nights’. Photo: Courtesy of Universal Studios MIAMI – The theme parks of Universal Studios in the cities of Orlando (Florida) and Hollywood (California) canceled this Friday the annual event “Horror Nights” that the company performs during the week of Halloween due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This date, which started in Florida in 1991, completely transforms theme parks to create haunted houses, live shows and terrifying attractions for visitors to go out at night and immerse themselves in the spirit of Halloween. The management of Universal made “the difficult decision” to cancel the event this year in order to focus “exclusively” on visitors who come during the day and on the necessary security measures and health protocols during the coronavirus pandemic. Update from Universal Studios Hollywood on HHN...
    Hispanics are essential in restaurants in the US. Photo: Photo: Archive / Archive / La Opinion Businesswoman and ex-model Patty wong has gained attention in the media and social media in recent days for continuing to pay full salaries to employees of its restaurant chain in Peru even when they were closed by the coronavirus pandemic. One of the workers who benefited from Wong’s action expressed his thanks to his boss through the “Sunday a day” program. “I go two years with Mrs. Patty Wong. I am happy and proud. Despite the pandemic, she continued to pay us our salary as it should be. It is an honor for me to have it. She never forsaken anyone. It is a family for us. I have her as a true mother, because my mother is far away, ”said the young man tearfully. Aside from paying her salary,...
    The coronavirus pandemic had led to an additional 15,000 American deaths from Alzheimer's disease and dementia.  Approximately 100,000 people died from the age-related brain diseases from February 2020 through May 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   This means the fatality rate for Alzheimer's and dementia was 18 percent higher than the average over the last few years, The Wall Street Journal reports. What's more, as several states reached their peak in early to mid-April - including New York - an estimated 250 extra people with dementia were dying every day, both directly and indirectly caused by the virus.  Approximately 100,000 people died from Alzheimer's disease and dementia between February 2020 and May 2020, about 15,000 more than would have normally occurred. Pictured: Medical workers load a patient from Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center into an ambulance in Andover, New Jersey, April 16 Excess deaths...
    NEW YORK CITY -- The shutdown on Broadway has been extended again - until at least early January.Although an exact date for performances to resume has yet to be determined, Broadway producers are now offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for shows through Jan. 3."The Broadway experience can be deeply personal but it is also, crucially, communal," said Thomas Schumacher, chairman of the board of The Broadway League, which represents producers."The alchemy of 1,000 strangers bonding into a single audience fueling each performer on stage and behind the scenes will be possible again when Broadway theatres can safely host full houses," he added. "The safety of our cast, crew, orchestra and audience is our highest priority and we look forward to returning to our stages only when it's safe to do so."Broadway theaters abruptly closed on March 12, knocking out all shows - including 16 that were still scheduled...
    Coronavirus — The mask is here to stay. At least for now. Spain entered the new normal, but this element of protection is still present in the clothing of citizens. Its use is compulsory in public transport and in those spaces, whether outdoors or closed, where the safety distance of 1.5 meters cannot be kept. However, the Xunta de Galicia has hardened its use. Since this weekend, when it was published in the Official Gazette of Galicia, the Government has introduced modifications and now new rules are established for its use. Hereinafter, the mask will be compulsory in all closed spaces in which it coincides with other people, regardless of whether the 1.5 meter separation can be maintained. Only the cases are excepted in which, when people are seated, the safety distance is guaranteed at all times. For example, In offices and work centers it will not be obligatory...
    The College of New Jersey joined Morehouse College and Bowdoin College on Friday in canceling certain fall sports. see also Clemson footballs coronavirus problem is getting much worse The closer we get to training camp, the worse the... The Division III school’s president made the announcement that, because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, all-high contact sports (football, soccer, field hockey, basketball, wrestling, rugby, dance and cheerleading) will be canceled. That’s not just the teams that represent the school. It also includes club and intramural teams. Individual workouts will be allowed. “We know how important activities beyond the classroom are to the TCNJ educational experience and how central any particular activity may be to student retention and success,” president Kathryn A. Foster wrote. “Student activities enliven the campus and bring great joy to community members and visitors. Regrettably, but necessarily, and in alignment with our rationale and actions in...
    The White House coronavirus task force is scheduled to hold its first briefing in two months on Friday. The briefing is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m., but delays are possible. If there is not a livestream available, check back at a later time. Vice President Mike Pence has led the task force since the beginning of the pandemic, but it slowly stopped daily briefings as states began reopening efforts. The briefing comes amid alarming increases in COVID-19 cases in Texas, Arizona, Florida and Arkansas. Gov. Greg Abbott says bars must close by noon, restaurants to scale back capacity On Friday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered bars and river outfitters to close and scaled back dining capacity at restaurants. Earlier this week, he placed a ban on large gatherings and temporarily halted elective surgeries to preserve hospital beds. Deaths from the coronavirus in the U.S. are down to around 600...
    Breaking News — Los Angeles (USA), Jun 25 . .- “Tenet”, the new film by Christopher Nolan, will be released on August 12 instead of July 31 due to the spike in the spread of coronavirus in the United States, which has already forced to postpone the launch of this project. . The premiere of “Tenet” is being followed with absolute attention in Hollywood as it was to be the first major blockbuster to land in theaters after the coronavirus crisis that has kept theaters closed for months across the globe. Starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki, “Tenet” is a thriller about which not much is known apart from the fact that its premise revolves around the manipulation of time. Unlike the next franchise installments like “James Bond” or “Mission: Impossible”, which have been delayed for several months, the Warner Bros. studios decided to keep this...
    New York, Jun 24 . .- Wall Street closed on Wednesday with losses and its main indicator, the Dow Jones Industrials, fell 2.72% on its worst day for about two weeks, dragged down by the concern that is generating the rise in cases of COVID-19 in the United States and its potential impact on the economic reopening. At the end of operations on the New York Stock Exchange, the Dow Jones cut 710.16 points and stood at 25,445.94 units, with its thirty listed in red and led by Dow (-6.94%), Boeing (- 5.90%), Exxon Mobil (-4.67%), Raytheon (-4.28%) and Chevron (-4.19%). For its part, the selective S&P 500 fell 2.59% or 80.96 points, to 3,050.33 points, while the Nasdaq composite market index, which brings together the main technology companies, broke its good streak and fell 2 , 19% or 222.20 points, up to 9,909.17 integers. The sector most affected was...
    MADRID, Jun 24 (.) – The selective Spanish stock market closed negative on Wednesday, losing more than 200 points and erasing the gains of the previous day, before an international scenario of caution due to new cases of coronavirus and rising tensions. trade between the great economic powers. * As the expected “V” recovery in the economy grows increasingly distant, the worrying rise in US coronavirus cases raised fears that the gradual reopening of the world’s largest economy is in check. * On the other hand, the office of the United States Trade Representative published a note in which he reported that Washington is studying the possibility of applying tariffs to imports from Europe and the United Kingdom with a value of 3.1 billion dollars, again bringing the ghost of the trade wars that so tormented investors in 2019. * In this context, the Ibex-35 closed with a decrease of...
    Coronavirus — The New York Marathon will not take place in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has ended this edition of the North American race, scheduled for November 1, as its organizers officially announced. The conversations between the New York Road Runners and the political and health authorities of the North American city have ended up dictating the cancellation of one of the great sporting and popular events on the planet. “While the marathon is an iconic and beloved event in our city, I applaud New York Road Runners for putting the health and safety of spectators and runners first,” says New York Mayor Bill de Blasio in the official statement. about the suspension. “We hope to organize the 50th marathon race in November 2021,” he added, in the second cancellation of the decade and since its founding in 1970, after the first one by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Ready, set, stop. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has claimed another treasured New York event. The 2020 TCS New York City Marathon has been canceled, organizers announced Wednesday. The 2020 #TCSNYCMarathon, set to take place on Nov. 1, has been canceled due to coronavirus-related health and safety concerns. Registered runners will be contacted by July 15 regarding their cancellation resolution options, including a refund. Learn more: https://t.co/8TlWiekDss pic.twitter.com/mUnrcCayaz — TCS New York City Marathon (@nycmarathon) June 24, 2020 The marathon had been set to take place on November 1. This was to be its 50th running. Organizers say the canceled it due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns. “While the marathon is an iconic and beloved event in our city, I applaud New York Road Runners for putting the health and safety of both spectators and runners first,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We look forward...
    The consequences of the coronavirus pandemic will lead to another economic and social crisis in Spain, where the number of poor people may increase by more than 700,000, while 23 billionaires saw their fortunes grow, according to a study published today by the NGO Oxfam Intermón, which He advised a tax on the wealthy to alleviate the situation, among other measures. In its study “A fair reconstruction is possible and necessary”, the organization assures that the coronavirus had a serious impact, causing more than 28,000 deaths, but, in addition, it leaves a mark of serious economic and social damage that has been distributed very unequal and unfair, and that in the long run, “could become more serious than the pandemic itself.” Oxfam warns that “essential workers, who have worked on the front line of the fight against Covid-19 in hospitals, nursing homes, shops or transport, farmers, among others, are the...
    The New York Philharmonic has canceled its fall season over the coronavirus pandemic. The Lincoln Center symphony orchestra announced Wednesday all concerts through January 5, 2021 will not happen, a decision made to ensure the safety of both fans and artists. “While the New York Philharmonic deeply regrets having to cancel our fall concerts, we had no choice,” President and CEO Deborah Borda said in a statement. “Our number one concern is the health and safety of our audiences, musicians, and employees.” Borda added that “it has become very clear that large groups of people will not be able to safely gather for the remainder of the calendar year due to the COVID-19 pandemic” and the decision was made in line with “New York State government regulations, along with the advice of medical experts.” The New York Philharmonic says it hopes to continue with live performances beginning on January 6,...
    “Jeopardy!” will soon be in all-encore mode. TVLine has learned that the iconic Alex Trebek-hosted game show — which halted production roughly three months ago due to the coronavirus pandemic — will air its last original episode on Friday, June 12. Reruns begin airing on Monday, June 15, and will continue until the show deems it safe to resume production. The syndicated phenom was able to delay running out of new episodes by rebroadcasting the primetime “Greatest of All Time” tournament during the first two weeks of May (bookended by reruns of champ Ken Jennings’ first and last episodes from his legendary 74-game winning streak). “Jeopardy!”‘s two-week “Teachers Tournament,” production of which was completed just prior to the shutdown, concludes tonight. A decision on when to restart production on “Jeopardy!” is further complicated by Trebek’s immunocompromised condition; the multi-Emmy winner is currently battling Stage 4 pancreatic cancer last year. In January, Trebek...
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