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Busquets to return for Spain after negative virus test

Madrid (AFP) – Spain captain Sergio Busquets will travel with the squad on Friday for their second Euro 2020 Group E game against Poland after being given the all-clear from Covid-19 following a first positive test. Busquets has been allowed to rejoin the squad, the Spanish football federation confirmed, after a negative result in his latest PCR test — but he is not expected to play against Poland.  The midfielder had to self-isolate at home after his positive test on June 6 and has therefore n...
Tags: Sweden, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Poland, Slovakia, Madrid, Sergio Busquets, Seville, Afp, Busquets, COVID


These communities remain at high risk for dangerous Covid-19 variants rapidly increasing in US, expert warns

By Travis Caldwell | CNN The country continued this week on a path to reopening from the Covid-19 pandemic, with major population centers such as New York and California pulling back on restrictions following increased vaccinations and lowered infections. Yet with overall vaccination rates in the US slowing this month when compared to highs in April, health officials are raising awareness about the uneven distribution of vaccines in different parts of the country. “I’m very unconcerned for peop...
Tags: New York, News, California, Cdc, White House, Virginia, India, US, California News, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, United States, Maine, Washington Dc, Delta


EFF Daily: England injury news, pick Sweden’s Alexander Isak & captain Harry Kane

EFF Daily: June 18th updates Friday’s Euro Fantasy Football action sees England play out their second group game of the tournament.The day’s action will begin with Sweden vs Slovakia facing off. The former held their own against Spain last time out and likely fancy their chances against much weaker opposition on Friday.Croatia will then take on the Czech Republic at 5 PM UK time. The Czech Republic have a great chance of finishing 2nd in Group D after picking up a win over Scotland on Monday.And...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Sweden, Scotland, Qatar, Spain, Sport, Getty Images, Czech Republic, Soccer, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, John Stones, Three Lions


EFF Daily: England injury news, pick Sweden star & captain Kane

Euro Fantasy Football, June 18th updates Friday’s Euro Fantasy Football action sees England play out their second group game of the tournament.The day’s action will begin with Sweden vs Slovakia facing off. The former held their own against Spain last time out and likely fancy their chances against much weaker opposition on Friday.Croatia will then take on the Czech Republic at 5 PM UK time. The Czech Republic have a great chance of finishing 2nd in Group D after picking up a win over Scotland o...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Sweden, Scotland, Qatar, Spain, Sport, Getty Images, Czech Republic, Soccer, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, John Stones, Three Lions


‘Delta’ COVID-19 variant stokes growing worries in LA County as vaccine rates slide

LOS ANGELES — Young Black and Latino residents in Los Angeles County continue to lag behind the rest of the population in COVID-19 vaccination rates, a gap the public health director said on Thursday, June 17, could put the group more at risk as the state’s economy reopens, workplaces get more crowded and public gatherings increase. Creating further concern is the slow but steady rise in the local number of COVID-19 cases involving the so-called “Delta” variant of the virus. The variant is blame...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, India, Environment, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bank Of America, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Delta, Community, Black, Ucla


Naomi Osaka, Rafael Nadal both out for Wimbledon

By HOWARD FENDRICH Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal are sitting out Wimbledon, leaving the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament without two of the sport’s biggest stars as it returns after being canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Osaka’s agent, Stuart Duguid, wrote Thursday in an email that the four-time Grand Slam champion does plan to head to the Summer Games after skipping Wimbledon. “She is taking some personal time with friends and family,” Duguid wrote. “She will be ready f...
Tags: Japan, London, Sports, Spain, Sport, Barcelona, Rome, Soccer, United States, Paris, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Tokyo, Rafael Nadal, Wimbledon, Osaka


UCLA finds link between poor air quality, COVID vulnerability

LOS ANGELES — Long-term exposure to poor air quality increased the risk of COVID-19 throughout the country last year, according to a UCLA-led research team. The researchers found that the use of preventative measures — like stay-at-home orders and masking — reduced the risk of COVID-19 by 8% and 15%, respectively, but did not reduce the increase of incidence in counties with historically poor air quality. “This is evidence that long-term exposure to poor air quality increased the risk of COVID-1...
Tags: News, California, Court, US, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Ucla, LA County, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, David Geffen School of Medicine, Jody Heymann, Heymann, Top Stories LADN


Bank of America: All vaccinated staff to return to the office in September

Bank of America Corp. expects all of its vaccinated employees to return to the office after Labor Day in early September, and will then focus on developing plans for returning unvaccinated workers to its sites. More than 70,000 of the firm’s employees have voluntarily disclosed their vaccine status to the bank, Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan said in a Bloomberg Television interview Thursday. The firm, which has more than 210,000 employees globally, has already invited those who have rece...
Tags: Business, New York, News, Workplace, Cdc, Banks, Uncategorized, Bank Of America, Sport, Soccer, Vaccinations, Deloitte, Jamie Dimon, Jpmorgan, Moynihan, Bloomberg Television


Drew Brees praises Justin Herbert during Chargers minicamp visit

Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert throws a pass during the team’s minicamp practice on Wednesday in Costa Mesa. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) Retired New Orleans Saints quarterback, and former San Diego Charger, Drew Breese takes a photo with the Los Angeles Chargers owner Dean Spanos during the Chargers minicamp in Costa Mesa, CA on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) Los Angeles Chargers’ wide receiver Austin Proehl (...
Tags: Minnesota, Oregon, Sports, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Drew Brees, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, Saints, Keenan Allen, Nbc Sports, Los-angeles-chargers, Lombardi


Court access in Southern California remains limited to public despite re-openings elsewhere

As the masks come off and pandemic rules are relaxed across California after Tuesday’s re-opening, state courthouses in Southern California are keeping their COVID-19 restrictions in place. That means that for courts in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, masks are still required inside. Social distancing will be enforced, which limits capacity. Members of the public are only allowed inside the courts if they have a scheduled appointment or are summoned by officials for t...
Tags: News, California, Cdc, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, House, Courts, Orange County, Lapd, Southern California, Robert Durst, San Bernardino, Riverside, Central District, LA City Council


Whicker: Learn to live with NBA injuries – they’re part of the furniture

If you must speak of GOATs, the 2021 MRI championship team would be the all-timer. Kawhi Leonard joins Anthony Davis, Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley, Chris Paul, Jamal Murray, Kyrie Irving, James Harden, Jaylen Brown, Joel Embiid and DeAndre Hunter on that esteemed squad of casualties, temporary or otherwise, during the playoffs. We can debate the whys all the way past Independence Day, which is four days before the NBA Finals begin, but there is only one thing to do about basketball injuries: St...
Tags: Utah, Boston, Milwaukee, Sports, Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Portland, Davis, Nba, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle, Detroit


NFL Loosening Many COVID Restrictions for Vaccinated Players

The NFL and its players' union have updated COVID-19 protocols to loosen restrictions for fully vaccinated players and to encourage others to get the vaccine.
Tags: NFL, COVID


Lakers’ LeBron James blames short turnaround between NBA seasons for injury spate

Amid a potentially devastating day of news in the NBA, LeBron James decided to weigh in from his offseason perch: Moving forward with the 2020-21 season so swiftly after the last one was a mistake.  James tweeted a thread on midday Wednesday, after news broke that the Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard is sidelined with injury, and Phoenix’s Chris Paul is now in the league’s COVID-19 protocols. While aided by the benefit of hindsight, James voiced his displeasure with the NBA’s choice to field just a 71-da...
Tags: Sports, Sport, West, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, James, Lakers, Phoenix, Adam Silver, Chris Paul, Clippers, Kawhi Leonard, NBPA


Panthers QB Sam Darnold's vaccine hesitancy shows NFL players are 'microcosm of our country'

The decision whether or not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 is a personal one, and the NFL and NFLPA are making sure a lack of...
Tags: NFL, NFLPA, Sam Darnold, COVID


Workers to picket Tenet hospitals over alleged understaffing, health insurance concerns

Workers plan to picket three Tenet Healthcare hospitals Wednesday, June 16, alleging the facilities are understaffed and have left some employees without health insurance while the company has received billions in federal COVID-19 relief funds and spent $1.1 billion to buy 45 surgery centers. The employees, including respiratory therapists, housekeepers, nursing assistants and medical technicians, are represented by the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW). They will gather outside Founta...
Tags: Business, News, Sport, Hospitals, Soccer, Healthcare, Local News, Orange County, Federal Trade Commission, Southern California, Bayer, Los Angeles County, Irvine, Tenet Healthcare, Tenet, U S Health and Human Services


EFF Daily: Italy defender a doubt, pick Finland player & captain Ciro Immobile

Euro Fantasy Football, June 16th updates Wednesday will see the second Matchday of Euro Fantasy Football begin.And, unlike Tuesday, we will once again see three outings taking place with 2 PM, 5 PM and 8 PM kick-offs times in the UK.The first clash of the day will see Finland and Russia face off. The former picked up a surprise win vs Denmark last time out and they could potentially secure 2nd spot in Group B with a win on Wednesday.Turkey and Wales are then set to face off at 5PM, with both sid...
Tags: UK, Wales, Russia, Sport, Turkey, Soccer, Italy, Cristiano Ronaldo, Switzerland, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Roberto Mancini, Romelu Lukaku, Roma, Lazio


EFF Daily: Italy defender doubt, pick Finland player, captain Ciro Immobile & Limitless teams

EFF Daily: June 16th updates Wednesday will see the second matchday of Euro Fantasy Football begin.And, unlike Tuesday, we will once again see three outings taking place with 2 PM, 5 PM and 8 PM kick-offs times in the UK.The first clash of the day will see Finland and Russia face off. The former picked up a surprise win vs Denmark last time out and they could potentially secure 2nd spot in Group B with a win on Wednesday.Turkey and Wales are then set to face off at 5PM, with both sides in desper...
Tags: UK, Wales, Russia, Sport, Turkey, Soccer, Bradley Cooper, Italy, Epl, Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Switzerland, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Roberto Mancini


As his term nears end, Beutner’s Hollywood Bowl address applauds scope of LAUSD’s pandemic response

Using his final State of the Schools address to shine a spotlight on public education, outgoing Los Angeles Unified schools chief Austin Beutner also used the moment to call on all Angelenos to make sure every child receives a good education. LAUSD Supt. Austin Beutner (File photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) In a speech centered on the theme that the nation’s second largest K-12 system has served as a model for other districts, Beutner made a case for why an address ab...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Verizon, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Jimi Hendrix, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Pbs, Hollywood Bowl, Ella Fitzgerald


Disneyland: What happens next? We’ve got answers to 10 key questions

Disneyland provided a lot of answers about what the Anaheim theme park will be like now that state pandemic restrictions have been lifted, but a lot of questions remain about what will change over the next few months as the phased reopening continues. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will increase attendance, drop mask requirements for vaccinated visitors, discontinue physical distancing and continue advance reservations as the state ends most COVID-19 health and safety measures on Tue...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Indiana, Things To Do, Soccer, Resistance, Amusement Parks, Pixar, Disneyland, Southern California, Mickey Mouse, Anaheim, DCA, Adventureland, Disney California Adventure, OGA


12 Disneyland rides and attractions reopening over the next month

A dozen Disneyland and Disney California Adventure rides, shows and attractions will return in the next month as the Anaheim theme parks increase attendance capacity and drop coronavirus measures with the end of COVID-19 restrictions at theme parks in the state. Major attractions like the Matterhorn Bobsleds and Jungle Cruise along with people-eating workhorses like Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters and opening day originals like Storybook Land Canal Boats will return as Disneyland adds more ride ca...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Island, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Winnie, Southern California, Tom Sawyer, Anaheim, DCA, Mickey, Davy Crockett, Disney California Adventure


Can Shane Lowry trump golfing heavyweights in generic US Open? McGinley upbeat

Shane Lowry tees off on the 4th hole during the practice round at the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, Calif. on Monday, June 14, 2021. (Chris Keane/USGA) Paul McGinley reckons Shane Lowry decision to embrace the American Dream makes him a serious threat to golf's US Open heavyweight contenders.The Sky Sports analyst expects on...
Tags: US, America, Sport, Pga, Golf, Phil Mickelson, Rory Mcilroy, Paul Mcginley, Pga Tour, San Diego, Brooks Koepka, Shane Lowry, American Dream, Lowry, Majors, Wendy


Former La Habra police chief pleads not guilty to U.S. Capitol attack charges

Alan Hostetter, the former La Habra police chief accused of conspiring with other right-wing activists who stormed the U.S. Capitol building seeking to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s election in the infamous Jan. 6 attack, pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday. Hostetter, a 56-year-old from San Clemente, appeared remotely via video conference at the hearing, which was held in Washington D.C.,  along with five other co-defendants from Southern California — some who were me...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Oregon, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Chicago, Soccer, Donald Trump, Taylor, Southern California, Capitol, Santa Ana, San Clemente, U S Capitol


LA County set to largely reopen Tuesday after more than a year of coronavirus restrictions. Here’s what that means

Los Angeles County is about to hit a milestone on Tuesday, June 15 — by joining California in fully reopening its economy. After a year of scrambling to stay alive, businesses will be allowed to forgo coronavirus-related social distancing and open to full capacity, while fully vaccinated individuals can largely ditch masks. Bars can put their stools back at the counter. Dodger Stadium will be at full capacity for the first time since 2019. Restaurants and stores don’t have to worry about capacit...
Tags: Hollywood, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Delta, Davis, Long Beach, Gavin Newsom, Metro, Los Angeles County, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alex s Bar, Mark Davis, LA County, Cal OSHA


LA County, joining California, set to largely reopen Tuesday, June 15, after more than a year of coronavirus restrictions. Here’s what that means

Los Angeles County is about to hit a milestone on Tuesday, June 15 — by joining California in fully reopening its economy. After a year of scrambling to stay alive, businesses will be allowed to forgo coronavirus-related social distancing and open to full capacity, while fully vaccinated individuals can largely ditch masks. Bars can put their stools back at the counter. Dodger Stadium will be at full capacity for the first time since 2019. Restaurants and stores don’t have to worry about capacit...
Tags: Hollywood, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Delta, Davis, Long Beach, Gavin Newsom, Metro, Los Angeles County, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alex s Bar, Mark Davis, LA County, Cal OSHA


Coronavirus tracker: California reported no new deaths on June 13 — for the first time since March 2020

In California, 348 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Sunday, June 13, according to end-of-day totals on public health websites, bringing the total number of cases so far to 3,773,678. For the first time since March of 2020, there were no new deaths reported statewide Sunday, for a total of 62,884 people who have died from COVID-19. The state reported 36 fewer hospitalizations from the previous day, bringing the number of current hospitalizations of those infected with the coronavirus to...
Tags: UK, News, California, Infographic, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Local News, California Department of Public Health, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze


COVID: Delta variant cases ‘doubling every two weeks’ in U.S.

By Madeline Holcombe and Holly Yan, CNN (CNN) — The Delta variant is on its way to becoming the dominant strain of coronavirus in the US, raising concerns that outbreaks could hit unvaccinated people this fall. And a new study shows the Delta variant is associated with almost double the risk of hospitalization compared to the Alpha variant. The Alpha (B.1.1.7) variant, which is “stickier” and more contagious than the original strain of novel coronavirus, became the dominant strain in the US thi...
Tags: Business, UK, News, Cdc, Scotland, India, US, Sport, Soccer, Delta, Cbs, Edinburgh, Pfizer, Faa, South, Federal Aviation Administration


Spain draw blank with Sweden in Euro 2020 opener

Seville (Spain) (AFP) – Spain’s new team struggled with the familiar problems on Monday as a string of missed chances allowed Sweden to hang on for a goalless draw in their Euro 2020 opener in Seville.  Alvaro Morata wasted the best opportunity of a dominant first half, in which Spain churned out 419 passes, the most of any team on record in the opening 45 minutes of a European Championship fixture.  But Luis Enrique’s team lost their rhythm after the interval and Sweden might even have won it,...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Russia, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Real Sociedad, Poland, Uefa, Slovakia, Luis Enrique, Koke, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, Seville, Afp


Spain held by Sweden in Euro 2020 opener as Schick stunner downs Scots

Glasgow (AFP) – Spain opened their Euro 2020 campaign with a goalless draw against Sweden in Seville on Monday after their preparations were badly affected by Covid-19, while Patrik Schick scored one of the championship’s great goals in the Czech Republic’s 2-0 win over Scotland. Elsewhere on day four of the tournament, Slovakia edged out 10-man Poland 2-1 in Saint Petersburg. They lead the early Group E table ahead of Spain and Sweden, after the Scandinavians held on for a point at La Cartuja,...
Tags: England, Sweden, France, Scotland, Germany, Russia, Spain, Sport, Czech Republic, Hungary, Munich, Soccer, Portugal, Poland, Wembley, Finland


Neymar helps Brazil cruise to Copa win over Covid-depleted Venezuela

Brasília (AFP) – Star forward Neymar netted a penalty and created a second as hosts Brazil eased to a 3-0 victory over a coronavirus-depleted Venezuela on Sunday in the opening match of the 2021 Copa... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Brazil, Venezuela, Neymar, Afp, BRASILIA, AFP Star, COVID


Coronavirus: Vaccination percentages by age in California on June 13

As of Sunday, June 13, the California Department of Public Health’s vaccine dashboard showed that 66.2% of those 65 and older have been vaccinated for COVID-19. The state’s dashboard also showed that 65.6% of ages 50-64 were vaccinated. The chart below shows a breakdown of percentages for fully vaccinated Californians.   Vaccinations in California According to Bloomberg’s dashboard tracking vaccine distribution, 58.9% of California’s population has received at least one shot and 46.4% of resid...
Tags: Texas, News, California, California News, Los Angeles, Infographic, Bloomberg, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Vaccinations, Local News, Orange, California Department of Public Health, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR



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