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    In California: J&J vaccine approved; state expects 1.1 million doses in next 3 weeks Biden is on the verge of making the same dangerous mistakes as the presidents before him Khamzat Chimaev appears to be back in good health after a severe case of COVID-19. © File photo Khamzat Chimaev Chimaev (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) has spent the past several months dealing with the lingering effects of coronavirus, which forced him to twice withdraw from scheduled main event matchups against Leon Edwards, the latter of which was meant to take place March 13 in Las Vegas. The impact on Chimaev put not only his fighting career in jeopardy, but apparently his life, too. Chimaev’s team recently described how bad the situation got for him, and it forced the UFC brass to intervene in order to help him. UFC president Dana White flew Chimaev to Las Vegas to get him...
    THE stage is set for a glorious return to music festivals and vaccine passport-free trips to the pub in a double summer boost for Brits. Boris Johnson is understood to back plans to use “Covid Status Certificates” for ticketed events such as gigs and sports but not trips to bars and restaurants. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 3Music festivals are set to return as Boris Johnson 'backs Covid Status Certificates' for ticketed eventsCredit: Getty - Contributor Ministers are looking at adapting the NHS Covid-19 app to show jab status and test results — with encryption to keep data secure and facial recognition to prevent cheating. A Whitehall source said: “It’s as much about where vaccine passports shouldn’t be used as where they should. “The PM is keen to make sure they are only necessary for big ticket events and not in small local businesses. “Many...
    Country in Europe hardest hit by the coronavirus with more than 120,000 dead, the United Kingdom confined itself for the third time at the beginning of the year in the face of an explosion of the epidemic due to a more contagious variant that appeared in the South of England, which brought hospitals to the brink of submersion. According to a schedule decided in each of the nations, the country is now preparing to loosen the screw a little, the restrictions and the massive vaccination campaign having led to a decline in contaminations, hospitalizations and deaths. “We cannot persist indefinitely with restrictions which weaken our economy, our mental and physical well-being,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson told MPs, presenting a four-step plan for England. “This is why it is essential that this roadmap be prudent but also irreversible”. In England, the most populous nation with 56 million people, schools will...
    BORIS Johnson has revealed his step-by-step plan for unlocking the UK economy and returning Brits freedoms over the coming months. The unlocking will start with the return of all school pupils on March 8 with Brits able to meet friends and family outdoors by the end of the month. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates...   3Boris Johnson unveiled his plans in the Commons todayCredit: PA:Press Association 3Restrictions will be eased in the coming months Here's how the unlocking will take shape throughout spring and summer. March 8 All schools will return in two weeks time on March 8. Boris Johnson made the commitment earlier this month in order to give schools time to prepare before pupils re-enter the classroom. The Prime Minister is preparing a major school safety campaign this week to convince parents children are safe, despite nine teaching unions saying they want...
    BRITS have been told to work from home if they can until at least June as Boris Johnson unveils his roadmap out of lockdown. The Government will review its work from home rules ahead of Step 4 in the four-stage plan to freedom. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates...   3Brits are expected to work from home until June at the earliestCredit: Alamy Boris Johnson unveiled his roadmap out of lockdown in the Commons this afternoon, insisting it would be a "one way road to freedom". He said we "cannot persist indefinitely with restrictions" adding: "That is why it is so crucial that this roadmap should be cautious and indefinite."  It comes as... Boris Johnson today announced his map was a "one way road to freedom" All students will return to England schools from March 8 Hairdressers will open from April 12 Pubs...
    San Diego high-school sweethearts die of Covid-19 hours apart after one last family video call Prince Philip, 99, taken to hospital after ‘feeling unwell’: reports Welterweight sensation Khamzat Chimaev is receiving special treatment from the UFC. © Provided by MMAJunkie Manager Ali Abdelaziz of Dominance MMA told ESPN that Chimaev was set to arrive in Las Vegas on Tuesday to receive medical care for lingering effects of COVID-19 that he’s been dealing with in recent weeks. Last week, Chimaev was forced to withdraw from a scheduled fight with Leon Edwards for the second time because of post-coronavirus symptoms. Chimaev first pulled out of the fight scheduled for Jan. 20, while his most recent withdrawal canceled their March 13 headliner at UFC Fight Night. Edwards also withdrew from an earlier Dec. 19 booking after he contracted COVID-19. A video released last week revealed just how serious the situation has been...
    The US may not reach herd immunity and return to some semblance of normalcy until Thanksgiving at the current pace of COVID-19 vaccinations and speed of variant spread, Biden administration officials told the Daily Beast.  That's far later than the end-of-summer target date by which Dr Anthony Fauci has estimated that American life might get back to normal.  Dr Fauci, however, remains 'cautiously optimistic' that that day could come by fall if the general public starts getting vaccines by 'April, May, June,' but admitted he's concerned that variants could stretch that timeline in an interview with the Daily Beast.  So far, 10.5 percent of the US population has received one or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine.   But if American officials were to follow Israel's model of reopening, restaurants, gyms and stores when 90 percent of over-50s are vaccinated, these businesses could be operational as early as June, a DailyMail.com analysis...
    Firing upheld for officers who mocked Elijah McClain’s death Sen. Mitt Romney says he thanked Officer Eugene Goodman after new video showed him leading the senator away from the mob during the Capitol riot Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, ex-NBA player David Lee expecting baby girl in June The former No. 1 in women's tennis is now looking forward to baby No. 1. Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft 19 Great Ways To Supplement Social Security Every Month That Many Didn't Know Ad Microsoft Expert: “This credit card is so good I signed up personally” Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/15 SLIDES © Hamish Blair, AP Day 3: Venus Williams...
    LOVE Island bosses are planning to film this year’s show in the UK amid fears Covid restrictions will rule out a return to Spain. Producers are scouting domestic locations and working on how to ensure its sexy stars can still flaunt their bodies. 4The Majorcan villa where Love Island was being filmedCredit: Rex Features Possible sites include resorts in Cornwall and Devon. A telly source said: “Love Island is a huge franchise for the channel.  “As well as bringing in loads of much-needed younger viewers it’s a cash cow. “But, as a precautionary measure, producers have looked at several UK sites to hold the series, so if travel restrictions remain strict they have a back-up plan. 4The popular show will now be filmed in the chilly UK “Cornwall has been optioned, as well as Torquay, the Isles of Scilly and even Barry Island, where Gavin and Stacey was filmed. “ITV...
    SPAIN holidays as brits know them may be gone for good unless tourism returns by the summer, according to travel experts. Melia Hotel CEO Gabriel Escarrer wrote on Twitter: "Spain will not endure a second summer without tourism." 2Spain holiday may be over for good unless tourists are able to return this summerCredit: Alamy Live News He explained that the country needs a "roadmap which includes a 24/7 and public-private vaccination strategy, protocols and coordinated measures to travel safely with tourist-issuing markets". President of the Balearic government Francina Armengol previously said that they hope for the season to start in June, but Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says that the season will not get into full swing until September. Javier Marco, medical director of a new Covid hospital in Madrid, explained that a "good percentage" of the population won't be vaccinated util the end of the summer. Experts in the...
    Coronavirus updates: Members of Congress exposed to virus during riot lockdown; Chicago schools reopen; vaccine rollout brings anger Turkish TV preacher jailed for 1,000 years for sex crimes Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could reportedly return to the UK for the Queens birthday in June © Provided by INSIDER The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the Queen's birthday parade in 2018 (pictured) and 2019. James Devaney/FilmMagic/Getty Images, Dan Kitwood/Getty Images The Duke and Duchess of Sussex could reunite with the royal family at the Queen's birthday celebrations in June.  Royal aides told The Sunday Times that the scale of the event will be adapted to adhere to the government's social distancing restrictions in place at the time. Another aide said Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could be expected to return for the event since it is a "family occasion." Harry previously spoke about plans to return to...
    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the Queen's birthday parade in 2018 (pictured) and 2019. James Devaney/FilmMagic/Getty Images, Dan Kitwood/Getty Images The Duke and Duchess of Sussex could reunite with the royal family at the Queen's birthday celebrations in June.  Royal aides told The Sunday Times that the scale of the event will be adapted to adhere to the government's social distancing restrictions in place at the time. Another aide said Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could be expected to return for the event since it is a "family occasion." Harry previously spoke about plans to return to the UK in 2021, and said he "would have been back already had it not been for COVID." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Plans are reportedly being put in place for the Queen's 95th birthday celebrations in June, and Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expected to...
    The Queen is determined to 'get back to business' and will return to London for Trooping the Colour in June, according to reports. The event, held in honour of the monarch's 95th birthday, is expected to be a reunion of the Royal Family and the first major national celebration since the pandemic. According to The Sunday Times, palace aides have stated that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expected to attend the official event despite quitting as senior royals because it's also a 'family occasion'.   The Queen is currently isolating at Windsor Castle with Prince Philip, where they both received their first Covid-19 vaccination yesterday. The Queen (pictured with Prince Philip in June 2012) is determined to 'get back to business' and will return to London for Trooping the Colour in June, according to reports This year's Trooping the Colour, held in honour of the monarch's 95th birthday, is expected...
    New York Mets: How To Handle Noah Syndergaard’s Return By: Daniel Marcillo January 3, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe 2021 New York Mets hope a healthy Noah Syndergaard returns to his pre-Tommy John Surgery form. In his prime, Thor was one of the most consistent pitchers in baseball, and the Mets need his production when he returns. As the Mets hope to revamp their rotation, they have to figure out where Syndergaard fits when he returns. Noah Syndergaards first strikeout of 2020. #Mets pic.twitter.com/p1lrpGqpmB — Jacob Resnick (@Jacob_Resnick) February 26, 2020 Syndergaard’s realistic return is after the All-Star break, but any point in June is still a possibility. Even a June return allows Syndergaard to pitch a full season without worrying about surpassing an innings limit. This plan works if the Mets have four starters, with a fifth who can move to the...
    As he works his way back from Tommy John surgery, Noah Syndergaard has avoided arbitration with the New York Mets. The New York Mets seem set to add to their starting rotation this offseason, via free agency (Trevor Bauer?) or trade (Yu Darvish?), but they are formally bringing back a familiar face. According to the New York Post and others, Noah Syndergaard has avoided arbitration with the Mets with a one-year, $9.7 million deal for 2021. Syndergaard was slated to receive the same amount last season, before it became prorated for the shortened season. He also did not pitch in 2020 after undergoing Tommy John surgery last March, and he’ll hit free agency next offseason. Earlier this month Mets president Sandy Alderson said Syndergaard could return to the mound in June. Sandy Alderson said on @WFAN660 that a "reasonable expectation" for Noah Syndergaards return is June. He added that Syndergaards...
    New York Mets’ star pitcher is ‘ahead of schedule’ after spring surgery: A June return is a possibility By: Andres Chavez December 16, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Mets have perhaps the best pitcher in the planet in Jacob deGrom and a solid, mid-rotation arm in Marcus Stroman. After that, they have rookie David Peterson, who had a very good debut year in 2020, and Steven Matz, who didn’t fare so well. As a result, they need to sign (or trade for) a couple of pitchers, at least, to shore up the depth in the rotation. Nowadays, MLB teams need between eight and ten starters to navigate through a full 162-game season. Between injuries, ineffectiveness, suspensions, and other unexpected scenarios, depth can disappear at any minute. Noah Syndergaard is the wild card for the New York Mets. A 3.31-ERA pitcher (2.92 FIP)...
    THE Handmaid's Tale's Elisabeth Moss has confirmed the show will return in 2021 and has been renewed for a fifth season. The hit Hulu series had only just begun filming season four when it was forced to shut down production due to the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year. 4Season four of The Handmaid's Tale will air in 2021 and the show has also been renewed for a fifth season Credit: AP:Associated Press Fans have been desperate to know when the show will return and now its star has given them a much needed update. In a tweet on Hulu's official Twitter account featuring the cast, Elisabeth said: "Actually I have a couple of the [season four] scripts right here… and I’m also thrilled to announce we have been picked up for season five. “It’s my privilege and honour to tell this story… It’s going to be a wild ride.”...
    US panel endorses widespread use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Threat of government shutdown looms amid holdups to spending bill vote Apple CEO Says Most Staff Won’t Return to Office Until June (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook shared new details on the company’s plan to return to the office during a virtual town hall meeting with employees on Thursday. © Bloomberg Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., speaks during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California, U.S., on Monday, June 4, 2018. Besides the usual updates across its operating systems, including iOS, MacOS, WatchOS and TVOS, Apple may use the event to unveil new ARKit capabilities, enhanced features for Watch app developers, a usage control tool and an improved version of Siri. Cook said it “seems likely” that the majority of teams won’t be back before June 2021. The Cupertino, California-based...
    Former WEC champion Eddie Wineland has his 2021 octagon return date set. Wineland will reportedly take John Castaneda in a bantamweight fight at UFC Fight Night on February 20. Wineland last fought in June 2020, where he lost in the first round to Sean O’Malley at UFC 250. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 06: Sean O’Malley reacts after his knockout victory over Eddie Wineland in their bantamweight bout during the UFC 250 event at UFC APEX on June 06, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC) As reported by MMA Junkie, the Indiana native will face off against fellow American John Castaneda. The bantamweight veterans are both coming off losses, they will look to get back to the win column. With the UFC looking to cut at least 60 fighters from its roster, no fighter is safe as was seen with Yoel Romero and Anderson Silva being...
    Jeff Smith, chief executive officer and chief investment officer of Starboard Value LP.Chris Goodney | Bloomberg | Getty Images Starboard Value hit an unexpected stumbling block in its activist campaign in AECOM when one of the hedge fund's members quit the infrastructure company's board of directors over the summer. Peter Feld quit the AECOM board in protest of CFO Troy Rudd's promotion to chief executive officer in June. That snag, however, has not dented Starboard's overall return on its AECOM investment. Since taking a stake in the company, AECOM shares are up more than 40%, easily outperforming the broader market in that time.Company: AECOM (ACM)Business: AECOM is a company that designs, builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations. The company's design and consulting services segment is engaged in planning, consulting, architectural and engineering design services to commercial and government clients in major end markets, such as...
    NEW YORK CITY -- The smash hit musical "Hamilton" could make history again by becoming the first show to return to Broadway after the pandemic.According to Page Six, the award-winning show is planning to reopen at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on the 4th of July in 2021.The publication reports Governor Cuomo is expected to give theaters the greenlight to reopen in June with limited capacity.Most shows don't expect to return until next fall, when they can fill theaters enough to make a profit.EMBED More News Videos 'Hamilton' creator Lin-Manuel Miranda offers a musical 'love letter' to theatre fans with the Tony-winning show's wide release on Disney+. Broadway theaters abruptly closed on March 12, knocking out all shows - including 16 that were still scheduled to open - and postponing indefinitely the Tony Award schedule.Producers, citing health and city authorities, extended the shutdown to June 7 and then again to Sept....
    “Hamilton” is hatching a plan to make history yet again, Page Six has learned — by wielding its massive might to become the first show to open on Broadway after the COVID-19 lockdown. And with a characteristic theatrical flair, we’re told they’re hoping to throw open the door of the Richard Rodgers Theatre on July 4. Gov. Cuomo is expected to reopen theaters on the Great White Way in June, but it’s expected to be at a limited capacity, meaning almost all shows would be operating at a loss by playing to smaller audiences. But we’re told that because “Hamilton” — which Business Insider reported to make an average of $600,000 in profit each week — has such formidable cash reserves, it could sustain itself even with a socially distanced run. Also, power player Lin-Manuel Miranda would be well placed to take a reduction in pay on his nightly cut...
    After a spring and summer with far fewer tourists due to COVID-19 restrictions and closures, hospitality businesses hope to recoup some of those losses with a better autumn season. Official data isn’t available yet, but anecdotal information indicates after a very slow start, the number of visitors to Maine improved in August. Greg Dugal of HospitalityMaine, a trade group for hotels and restaurants statewide, told the Bangor Daily News the August uptick won’t make up for the downturn earlier in the year. At lodging businesses in Portland, Dugal said taxable sales were down more than 90% in April and May, and close to that figure in June. Portland’s restaurants saw taxable sales decline by 74% in April, 67% in May, and 57% in June. Maine has had travel restrictions on residents of Massachusetts, who usually account for a large percentage of the state’s visitors. At...
    There are ‘no plans’ to go Glastonbury from its classic weekend in June following year, organisers say. Founder Michael Eavis has beforehand mentioned it was “wishful contemplating” it could take place then, and that the only “certainty” for the legendary tunes competition was 2022, due to the fact of COVID-19 limits. The competition was cancelled this 12 months because of the virus. But on Sunday, his daughter and co-organiser, Emily Eavis, mentioned she is expecting it to take position upcoming summer months and not be pushed back again to the autumn.Picture: Fireworks mark the finish of the Foo Fighters’ effectiveness in 2017Also, we’ve moved our ticket resale back again from Oct to April, mainly because so few folks have requested for a refund (following year’s Competition continues to be marketed out), which means we don’t have plenty of tickets to resell. Furthermore, we have extended the no cost cancellation deadline...
    The NBA will be resuming playoff action this weekend with a revised schedule following this week’s strike.  Basketball is resuming, even if the problems that caused it to halt remain unsolved. Every single NBA team left in the Orlando bubble went on strike this week to protest police violence that continues to fracture communities across the country. The idea of striking was considered back in June when Kyrie Irving suggested that returning to basketball and distracting from the George Floyd protests didn’t seem particularly helpful. While Irving was largely dismissed, including being called ‘disruptive’ by Adrian Wojnarowski in a piece that ran on ESPN, players arrived at where he was back in June earlier this week. Following the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, and hours after an armed vigilante used an automatic weapon to murder two protestors, the Milwaukee Bucks decided to sit out Game 5 of their first-round...
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s two casinos laid off more than 1,300 workers combined earlier this month, according to documents filed with state labor officials. More than 1,000 workers at Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln and nearly 300 at Tiverton Casino Hotel lost their jobs, Twin River Worldwide Holdings reported to the state Department of Labor and Training, The Providence Journal reported on Sunday. The layoffs became effective Aug. 11, the same day Twin River reported a $24 million second-quarter loss based in part on casinos being temporarily shut down during the coronavirus pandemic. Workers were furloughed during that period. Rhode Island’s casinos have since reopened. Twin River CEO George Papanier said Twin River is pleased by its results since the economy began to reopen in June. Only $2 million of the second quarter loss was in June and Papanier said preliminary July figures are encouraging for a...
    Celebrities including Anna Kendrick, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Bieber, Leonardo DiCaprio, John Legend, Olivia Culpo and Rihanna have donated to organizations that want to defund the police. Black Lives Matter Global Network, Color of Change and the Movement for Black Lives are among the groups to benefit from a flood of donations from celebrities.  All three groups are working to defund the police. The Movement for Black Lives wants to abolish prisons as well as police.  More than a dozen of the world’s most famous celebrities are financing left-wing organizations that openly seek the defunding of America’s police departments, a Daily Caller News Foundation review found. Actors, models and singers have donated large sums to left-wing organizations including Color of Change, Black Lives Matter Global Network and the Movement for Black Lives, all of which are open about their desire to defund police departments across the country....
    A pedestrian walks by a sign in front of the Uber headquarters on May 18, 2020 in San Francisco, California.Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Uber will allow employees to work from home through June 2021, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told employees at a meeting on Tuesday. The move is not a mandate, meaning workers will be allowed to return to offices if they open before then. The ride-sharing company now joins Google in extending its remote-work timeline through next June. Most tech companies have announced that the bulk of employees can work from home until the end of 2020, or haven't finalized a date. Amazon and Apple have asked that workers return in January, while Twitter has allowed employees to work from home "forever" if they wish. But Uber's delay could be the start of more companies shifting their return date even later.  As of Tuesday, the U.S. reported 4.71 million coronavirus cases, with at least 155,478 deaths, according to data compiled by...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Demand for rides from taxis and app-based services plummeted in New York City during the height of the coronavirus, and only slowly started to climb back up as the city re-opened, according to a report released Wednesday. New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission said trips started declining in mid-March and continued into April, falling as much as 84% from the pre-virus days at their lowest point. Since then, there was a very gradual increase through the period until the end of June. The city data showed yellow taxis had just over 18,000 daily trips at the end of June, compared with more than 200,000 prior to the shutdown. The high-volume for-hire services, which includes apps like Uber and Lyft, were at over 251,000 daily trips, down from almost 750,000 daily trips in February. The pandemic also took drivers off the road. In February, there were...
    The headline from the Commerce Department’s new report on the economy is that new shipments and new orders of durable goods by U.S .manufacturers increased at healthy rates in June – by 15 percent and 7 percent respectively. Larry Kudlow almost certainly will herald the numbers as proof that American manufacturing is back, and good times are just around the corner. Don’t believe it.  Only one industry, motor vehicles and parts, was responsible for almost all of the gains. June shipments of motor vehicles and parts jumped 80 percent from their abysmal levels in May, and new orders increased 87 percent.  Set aside that industry, however, and U.S. durable goods manufacturers treaded water or worse in June. Their shipments were up less than 4 percent, and their new orders fell more than 6 percent. The story is the same for the capital goods that businesses order and buy to maintain or expand...
    Able to roll. Jax Taylor has no plans of sitting out the upcoming season of Vanderpump Guidelines amid requires his firing for his previous racist actions, a supply solely tells Us Weekly. “Jax undoubtedly plans to return to Vanderpump Guidelines as soon as filming begins again up once more,” the insider explains. Former costars Religion Stowers and Billie Lee known as for Taylor to be fired from the collection following Bravo’s determination to chop ties with Kristen Doute, Stassi Schroeder, Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens in June for resurfaced racist remarks. “I acquired DMs from different exhibits, from different females on different exhibits saying that Mr. Taylor had stated some loopy issues to them that had been racial,” Stowers, 31, informed Us solely on June 10, noting that Taylor had falsely claimed that she was wished by the police whereas they had been working collectively. “So I believe he...
    By Nadine Awadalla CAIRO (Reuters) - Actors at the Sitara theatre had just started their production of "Beauty and the Beast" when the coronavirus pandemic hit Egypt and brought their show to a grinding halt. Months later, and despite the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, the actors have accepted that they must pack away their costumes in storage and wait for the day they can safely bring their characters back to life once more. Like other countries, Egypt has been trying to revive its economy, hit hard by a coronavirus lockdown that paralysed tourism and other vital sectors and cut growth forecasts for the 2019/2020 fiscal year to 4.2% from 5.6% prior to the crisis. The actors, like many in the private sector, have been forced to face the reality that their jobs will not return immediately to what they were used to before the pandemic. "Our work mainly depends...
    New York (CNN Business)Dr Disrespect, one of the most popular streamers on Twitch, is not returning to the platform after he was abruptly banned three weeks ago, he told CNN Business in an interview.The streamer, whose real name is Herschel "Guy" Beahm, was one of the biggest on the platform with more than 4 million followers. In May, he had 4 million hours watched, bringing him into the top 20 most watched channels that month, according to SullyGnome, a Twitch analytics website.Twitch, the Amazon-owned platform that's the leader in livestreaming gaming content, banned Beahm last month and hasn't commented publicly on a specific reason.While fans waited for an explanation, Beahm tweeted on June 27, "Twitch has not notified me on the specific reason behind their decision... Firm handshakes to all for the support during this difficult time."In an interview Tuesday, he said: "Imagine driving to work and you show up...
    By STEPHEN WHYNO The NHL and NHL Players’ Association agreed Sunday on protocols to resume the season, a major step toward the return of hockey this summer. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press there was an agreement on protocols for training camps and games and the sides are still negotiating an extension of the collective bargaining agreement, which is crucial to the process. A person with knowledge of the situation said the return-to-play protocols would only go into effect if each side votes to approve the full package of the CBA extension and return-to-play agreement. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because CBA talks are still ongoing. To complete a return, two-thirds of the league’s board of governors and majorities of the players’ executive committee and full membership must vote in favor. If everything is ratified, it will end a pandemic-forced shutdown that began in mid-March. Games...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Demonstrators returned over the weekend to a Philadelphia interstate where police last month used tear gas, bean bags and pepper spray during a protest over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Scores of demonstrators decrying the city's handling of the protests Sunday afternoon spilled onto Interstate 676, a portion of which was closed during the march. Videos of police firing tear gas June 1 at dozens of protesters trapped on 676 by SWAT team officers on both sides, many unable to retreat to an on-ramp, drew nationwide attention. At least one high-ranking commander took a voluntary demotion and the police commissioner announced a moratorium on the use of tear gas in most situations. Floyd died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck even as he pleaded for air and stopped moving. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This...
    Florida, Lakeland, Wal-Mart, T-shirts and clothing display.Jeff Greenberg | Getty Images The U.S. economy added back millions of jobs in June thanks to re-hiring in hard-hit industries like leisure and hospitality. But for some sectors, the road to pre-coronavirus employment recovery may take years — or worse, never occur. Some now say that the coronavirus and efforts to contain its spread could act as a catalyst for layoffs that may not be fully recouped. CNBC studied both the short-term and long-term employment changes in a variety of the economy's sub-industries to isolate the recent impact of Covid-19 from more-enduring trends. Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards One industry that could have a particularly hard time bouncing back is apparel retail. Economists have for years documented a marked decline in U.S. brick-and-mortar retail jobs at the hands of online shopping. And now, despite a sizable rebound of 202,000 clothing retail jobs in June, it...
    Coronavirus — The passion, the shouting and the effervescence for the goals will return starting next July 10 in Brazil. This decision was made by the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro before the return of the Carioca Championship, allowing the fans to enjoy, once again, a football match. Brazil is one of the countries most affected by coronavirus with 1,345,254 positives, 30,476 in the last 24 hours. Hobbies are back Stadiums will receive a third of their capacity and in compliance with biosafety laws, such as distance of four square meters per person and buying tickets online. The decree published by the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro does not explain the details of the distancing, but it will be published during these days. He Carioca Championship returned on June 18 and it became the first professional sports competition to return in South America after the declaration of...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Almost one week before its return tournament begins, Major League Soccer announced that 20 players and six staff members have tested positive for coronavirus. A total of 668 players have been tested since team training was allowed to resume on June 4 as the league is poised to be the first major professional team sports league in North America to resume play. The “MLS is Back tournament” is set to kick off on July 8 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. However, Florida is one of several states experiencing a spike in coronavirus cases with positive tests increasing fivefold over the past two weeks. On Sunday alone, the state confirmed over 8,500 new positive tests, which obviously presents a danger to the...
    After the news broke last week that Margot Robbie will produce and star in an upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean project, many longtime fans of the franchise are calling for Johnny Depp to still play Captain Jack Sparrow. Word is that this new movie with Robbie is unrelated to the previously-announced female-led sequel that would officially serve as Pirates of the Caribbean 6, suggesting at least two new installments set in the Pirates universe are now in the works. In any case, some fans are demanding Depp return as Captain Jack in one or both of these projects, feeling he was unfairly fired from the franchise by Disney. “It’s simple…if the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie has no Captain Jack Sparrow, no Johnny Depp, I’m not watching it,” one fan tweet writes, garnering thousands of likes and retweets with plenty of similar responses. Another popular post on twitter from...
    Every National Women's Soccer League player starting in the first professional American team sports game Saturday kneeled during the playing of the national anthem. Players from both teams — the NC Courage and Portland Thorns — wore Black Lives Matter shirts during warm-ups. The players then took the field and once again kneeled for a moment of silence for victims of police brutality while wearing black armbands in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The Thorns and the Courage issued a joint statement before kickoff to explain the players' decision to kneel during the anthem. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Professional sports are back in America, but they return to a country that is considerably different than it was before. The death of George Floyd at the hands of former Minneapolis police officers ignited a conversation about police brutality and race relations across America. And, as...
    Fears seem to ease as infection rate falls Despite being deemed “essential” under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s statewide shutdown order of nonessential businesses that took effect on March 22, The Pig Hill Inn on Main Street in Cold Spring sat mostly empty for weeks. The guests who checked out on March 15 were the last until May 8, according to owner Vera Keil. She said nearly 80 reservations for the spring and summer were canceled and her business was reduced to “a room here, two rooms there.”  “I guess people were scared to come,” she said. Those fears seem to be easing as businesses slowly reopen on the heels of a dramatic reduction in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths.  With the Mid-Hudson Region now in Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan, retailers can again allow customers inside their shops, barbers and stylists are at work on a backlog of disheveled...
    MAMA June is back as she revealed her reality show, Mama June: From Not to Hot: Family Crisis, has been picked up for Season 5. June “Mama June” Shannon, 40, broke the news on Instagram Live following the season finale where she completed a 30-day stint in rehab with her boyfriend, Geno Doak. 8 Mama June revealed Family Crisis is returning for Season 5Credit: WeTV Mama June told viewers: “B****es Mama June is back! You heard it right here, we are coming up for Season 5! “We’re not filming yet, but Mama June will be back!” On the season finale of Mama June: From Not to Hot: Family Crisis, Mama June finally agreed to enter rehab after she dropped out of her outpatient program after only a few days. She admitted on the episode: “I’m worse than I ever have been.” 8 On the season finale, June's boyfriend Geno Doak...
    People everywhere are stoked after hearing about the recent reports of Michael Keaton’s possible return as Batman in The Flash, and many fans of Batman Returns are hoping he’ll be joined by Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman. This week, it had been reported that Keaton was in early talks to reprise the iconic role, much to the delight of Batman fans across the globe. As you might expect, social media was quickly flooded with messages of excitement, and a look through those posts will reveal many tweets from fans calling for Pfeiffer to appear in the movie as well. “You can’t have Michael Keaton as Batman without Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman,” one tweet bluntly reads, with many other fans echoing these thoughts and posting photos of Pfeiffer in Batman Returns. Other fans are pointing out how Pfeiffer has been pretty open in the past about willing to reprise the role, suggesting...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — For the first time in more than three months, the Maryland Zoo welcomed guests through their doors as they reopened to visitors. The zoo had been closed since March 16th because of the coronavirus pandemic. It will be open to members only from June 24 to June 26 and open to the public on June 27. “We are excited, it’s nice that it’s outside, so it’s still safe,” said member Kerry Graves, “It’s just nice to get out and see the animals again, we’ve missed them,” This was the first time incoming president and CEO, Kirby Fowler, saw the zoo with guests. He started working with the zoo in April. “It’s a day we’ve all been waiting for,” Fowler said. It costs $55,000 a day to care for the animals, an expense that continues even when they’re closed. “Sadly we’re projecting a several million-dollar loss over the...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS)- The Philadelphia Flyers announced Tuesday that forward Oskar Lindblom, who has been away from the team receiving treatment for Ewing’s Sarcoma, returned to the ice at the team’s training facility. The organization made the announcement on Twitter with a pair of posts showing Lindblom skating in his return to the Virtua Health Flyers Skate Zone. The best tweet you’ll see today.
    NHL Allows the New York Rangers and Other Teams to Increase Size of Practice Groups By: Jim Bay June 22, 2020 ShareTweet0 SharesEven with the news that there have been some positive cases reported among NHL players, the league will allow on-ice practice sessions for the New York Rangers to include up to 12 players starting Tuesday according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston. The NHL’s decision to increase the number of players allowed at practice sessions is part of a continuation of Phase 2 of the league’s return-to-play plan. Phase 3, which includes the reopening of training camps, is scheduled to begin July 10. Since June 8 when Phase 2 was implemented, teams were allowed only six players at the practice sessions. Effective tomorrow, the NHL will allow Phase 2 groups to be expanded to 12 players for on-ice sessions. Those had...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The last morning of Spring 2020 was a bit on the cool side around the state. There was even a little bit of frost in the high country as temps fell into the 30s. By this afternoon we’ll welcome a new season with the arrival of summer and it will feel like it. The forecast around Colorado today will feature an incoming ridge of high pressure. That means it should be dry statewide with temperatures returning to where they should be for the middle of June. We are looking at widespread 80s on the eastern plains and western slope with mostly 70s in the high country. If you plan to hike at or above tree line anticipate mostly 50s at that elevation. Tomorrow’s forecast looks very similar for Father’s Day with just a few slight changes. It will be a touch warmer with...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Lifeguards and regularly scheduled water quality tests will be returning to certain state beaches in Massachusetts on Saturday. According to the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, lifeguards should stay six feet away from everyone unless in the case of an emergency. A list of Department Conservation and Recreation-managed swimming beaches can be found here. @MassDCR waterfront services will be available starting Saturday, June 20. For the full announcement: https://t.co/wTkMprtqVR pic.twitter.com/tshvrmo1Wt — MassDCR (@MassDCR) June 19, 2020 All beach-goers are advised to keep 12 feet from other groups and keep groups to fewer than 10 people. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends masks are still worn at the beach.
    The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Tuesday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ TRAVEL: The pandemic has altered travel behavior in multiple ways and severely damaged cruise operators and airlines, though there are signs of a life. — The United States and China have agreed to let each other’s airlines make four weekly flights between countries, according to the Transportation Department, easing an impasse between the world’s two biggest economies. U.S. airlines suspended flights to and from China earlier this year. Delta and United sought to resume flights but complained that China was blocking them while Chinese carriers continued flying to the U.S. Delta said it will fly once a week from Seattle to Shanghai with a stopover in Seoul, and it will add...
    Getty CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 05: Kyle Long #75 of the Chicago Bears incites his teammates prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on September 05, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images) The latest on former Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long’s potential return to football took another interesting turn Monday morning. Long took to Twitter to discuss everything from ESPN’s latest installment of 30 for 30 to his appreciation for golf, and he found himself yet again addressing rumors he may play again — and this time, he got a bit more specific than he has in recent weeks. Long, who stepped away from football after a seven-year career with the Bears earlier this year, has yet to file any retirement papers, and he nixed the recent rumor he was being pursued by the New York Jets. His new muscular...
    Rutgers men’s basketball is targeting June 22 for its return to campus, coach Steve Pikiell said Monday after participating in a call between athletic department leadership and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. The date coincides with the start of the second summer class period. The current session consists of virtual learning as campus remains closed to all students. Basketball players would be limited to voluntary individual indoor workouts, with meetings and strength training possibly moved outdoors. Pikiell said all involved would be subject to frequent coronavirus testing, though the specific details have not been ironed out. Rutgers football has not announced a return date. St. John’s begins its second summer class session July 6 but will only have men’s basketball players back for workouts if New York Governor Andrew Cuomo allows students back on campus for a hybrid schedule by then. — Additional reporting by Zach Braziller
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