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The Latest: Brazil’s capital returns to COVID-19 lockdown

By The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s capital has entered a two-week lockdown, joining several states in adopting measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as intensive care beds begin to fill in some important cities. At least eight Brazilian states adopted curfews over the past week due to the rise in cases and deaths from COVID-19. Thursday was Brazil’s deadliest day since the beginning of the pandemic, with 1,541 deaths confirmed from the virus. So far 254,000 people have died ov...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Europe, Business, England, Milan, London, Washington, France, China, Germany, Iraq, Russia, Berlin, Africa, Uncategorized


US is getting a 3rd COVID-19 vaccine: Which one is the best?

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The nation is poised to get a third vaccine against COVID-19, but because at first glance the Johnson & Johnson shot may not be seen as equal to other options, health officials are girding for the question: Which one is best? If cleared for emergency use, the J&J vaccine would offer a one-dose option that could help speed vaccinations, tamp down a pandemic that has killed more than 500,000 people in the U.S. and stay ahead o...
Tags: Europe, News, Washington, White House, US, Sport, Indianapolis, Ap, Canada, Britain, Soccer, United States, South Africa, Italy, Food And Drug Administration, Belgium


Arsenal, Man Utd, Rangers into Europa League last 16 as Leicester exit

Paris (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice including a late winner as Arsenal qualified for the last 16 of the Europa League on Thursday with a 3-2 victory over Benfica in Greece, while Manchester United and Rangers cruised through to the next round. The Gabon striker put Arsenal ahead at the Karaiskakis stadium in Piraeus in their home leg of a tie relocated due to Covid-19 travel restrictions between Portugal and the United Kingdom. Diogo Goncalves levelled the contest with a magnif...
Tags: Milan, Greece, Sport, Ajax, Austria, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, United Kingdom, Paris, Italy, Amsterdam, Real Sociedad, Steven Gerrard, Old Trafford


Mendy’s late strike puts Real Madrid in sight of Champions League quarters

Bergamo (Italy) (AFP) – Ferland Mendy scored late as Real Madrid beat 10-man Atalanta 1-0 on Wednesday to close in on the Champions League quarter-finals. The French left-back’s strike in Bergamo came four minutes from time in a last 16 first leg game which the hosts played a man down for over 70 minutes as Zinedine Zidane’s side hold the advantage heading into the second leg in Madrid on March 16. Atalanta had attacked early but the game was transformed when Swiss midfielder Remo Freuler was h...
Tags: Milan, Sport, Soccer, Italy, Real Madrid, Atalanta, Zinedine Zidane, Madrid, Sergio Ramos, Valencia, Isco, Karim Benzema, Casemiro, San Siro, Luka Modric, Zidane


Zidane’s Real Madrid wary of ‘unknown’ Atalanta

Bergamo (Italy) (AFP) – Zinedine Zidane said Tuesday that Real Madrid were preparing for a “different game” against an Atalanta side the Spanish giants meet for the first time in the Champions League in Italy... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Italy, Real Madrid, Atalanta, Zinedine Zidane, Zidane, Afp, Bergamo Italy


Roma’s Zaniolo returns after six months out with knee injury

Milan (AFP) – Roma’s Italy international Nicolo Zaniolo has returned to individual training six months after rupturing knee ligaments for a second time. “Restart. How I missed you,” the 21-year-old midfielder wrote in an Instagram... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Italy, Roma, Afp, Milan AFP Roma, Nicolo Zaniolo


Why 83-year-old Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky has two new films out now

Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky offers a bemused smile at how fate delivered his two new films to American audiences within weeks of each other. “Strange situation, yeah?” he says with a shrug during a Zoom call from his home in Moscow. It is, and yet at the same time, it’s fortuitous, too. “Sin,” an epic about the Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo, arrived in mid-February. “Dear Comrades!” the true story of a Soviet-era massacre and coverup, debuted at the end of January, shortly bef...
Tags: England, Movies, Nbc, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, Italy, Cameroon, Showtime, Long Beach, Moscow, Stalin, Soviet Union, KGB, Michelangelo


Ambitious Carey becomes brand ambassador for Darwin Escapes

Team Ireland’s David Carey drives on the eighth at the Emirates Golf Club during winter practice in Dubai Team Ireland’s David Carey has taken another positive step in his professional career by signing with major UK resort operator Darwin Escapes as their brand ambassador.The Dubliner (24) had a successful amateur career,  helping Ireland win the 201...
Tags: UK, Sport, David, Ireland, Italy, Golf, Portugal, Yorkshire, Darwin, Oxfordshire, Carey, Emirates Golf Club, Team Ireland, David Carey, Challenge Tour, Dundonald Links


Left On Weston & San Diego Joe

I'm getting ready to finish up the next Clipboard group, but first we need to tidy up with a couple of goal clips. Fueled by a Problem reference, we'll start in Italy. On Monday night, Juventus riser Weston McKennie fired home a loose ball to top off a 3-0 win over Crotone. The win pulled them within eight points of Serie A leaders Inter Milan with a game in hand.Weston McKennie scored for [Author: Greg Seltzer]
Tags: Videos, Mexico, Sport, Soccer, Italy, San Diego, Juventus, Inter Milan, Joe, Weston, Crotone, Americans Abroad, by Greg Seltzer, Greg Seltzer, Weston McKennie


Three killed, including Italian ambassador, in Congo attack

By Jean-Yves Kamale and Nicole Winfield | Associated Press KINSHASA, Congo — The Italian ambassador to Congo, an Italian Carabinieri police officer and their Congolese driver were killed Monday when gunmen attacked a U.N. convoy going to visit a school in eastern Congo, the Italian Foreign Ministry and residents said. Luca Attanasio, Italy’s ambassador to the country since 2017, Carabinieri officer Vittorio Iacovacci and their driver were killed, officials said. Other members of the convoy were ...
Tags: News, Nigeria, Sport, World news, Mario Draghi, Rome, Soccer, Italy, Congo, Virunga National Park, Brussels, Johannesburg, Draghi, Western Europe, KINSHASA, Foreign Ministry


The Latest: Biden to mark 500,000 lives lost with ceremony

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON __ President Joe Biden will mark the U.S. crossing 500,000 lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at the White House. The nation is expected to pass the grim milestone on Monday, just over a year after the first confirmed U.S. fatality due to the novel coronavirus. The White House said Biden will deliver remarks at sunset to honor those who lost their lives. He will be joined by first lady Jill Biden and Vice President Ka...
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The Latest: New Zealand to remove restrictions from Auckland

By The Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand will remove remaining coronavirus restrictions from Auckland on Monday after an outbreak discovered in the largest city fades away. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said more than 72,000 tests had found no evidence the virus was spreading in the community. Auckland was placed into a three-day lockdown this month after a mother, father and daughter tested positive. Another five contacts later tested positive. After the lockdown ended, Auc...
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The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 49,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, England, New York, Texas, London, Nbc, Abc, California, Washington, Oregon, White House, China, Germany, Russia


The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 9,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, England, New York, Texas, London, Nbc, Abc, California, Washington, Oregon, White House, China, Germany, Russia


The Latest: Grieving Italians mark a COVID-19 anniversary

By The Associated Press CODOGNO, Italy — Italians are marking one year since their country was shocked to discover it had the first known locally transmitted COVID-19 case in the West. With church services Sunday and wreath-laying ceremonies, including in small northern towns which were the first to be hard-hit by the pandemic, citizens paid tribute to the dead. Italy has a confirmed death toll from the virus of 95,500. While the first wave of infections largely engulfed Lombardy and other north...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, England, New York, Texas, London, Nbc, Abc, California, Washington, Oregon, White House, China, Germany, Russia


The Latest: Texas reports 227 more confirmed COVID-19 deaths

By The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — The number of deaths in Texas due to the illness caused by the coronavirus increased by more than 200 on Saturday while the number of people hospitalized with the virus declined, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. There were an additional 227 COVID-19 deaths, more than 4,900 new cases and 7,535 hospitalizations, a decline of 222 people hospitalized, the department reported. Texas has had more than 2.5 million coronavirus cases sinc...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Europe, Business, England, New York, Texas, London, California, Mexico, White House, China, Germany, Russia, Israel, Uncategorized


The Latest: Israel to issue badges as proof of vaccination

By The Associated Press JERUSALEM — Israel unveiled a plan on Saturday to allow people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend cultural events, fly abroad and go to health clubs and restaurants. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the plan at a news conference on Saturday night, saying those who have been vaccinated will be able to download the “green badge” in the coming days. “The green badge is gradually opening up the country,” Netanyahu said. Israel has conducted ...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Europe, Business, England, New York, London, California, Mexico, White House, China, Germany, Russia, Israel, Uncategorized, America


The Latest: Mexico health official tests positive for virus

By The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — The official leading Mexico’s response to the pandemic says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Assistant Health Secretary Hugo López-Gatell tweeted Saturday that he had light COVID-19 symptoms on Friday night and an antigen test came out positive. He was awaiting the results of a PCR test, which takes longer to process and is generally more accurate.. “I’ll be working from home,’ López-Gatell said, adding that he was involved in Mexico’s vaccination...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Europe, Business, England, New York, London, California, Mexico, White House, China, Germany, Uncategorized, America, Los Angeles, Sport


‘If you wanted to design a virus dispersion hub, you could do worse’: the Cheltenham Festival, one year on

It was one of the last major sporting events before Britain went into lockdown in March 2020. Racegoers recall a tense week and its aftermathWhen the roar of 65,000 people greeted the first race of the third day, at 1.30pm on Thursday 12 March last year, Geoff Bodman was feeling just fine. The 56-year-old painter and decorator from Tremorfa in Cardiff, whose friends call him “Boddie”, had been going to the Cheltenham Festival every year for 25 years. He had paid £30 for a ticket to the affordabl...
Tags: UK, Sport, World news, Britain, Italy, Cardiff, Office For National Statistics, Venice, Horse racing, Cheltenham Festival, Julie, Boddie, Bodman, Coronavirus, COVID, Cheltenham Festival 2020


Postponement of ski resort reopenings prompts anger in Italy

Ski season postponed by health ministry until 5 March amid concerns over Covid-19 variants Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage A last-minute decision to cancel the reopening of ski resorts in Italy has sparked fury and a rebellion against the restrictions.Italy’s ski season had been scheduled to get under way on Monday, but was postponed by the health ministry until 5 March amid concerns about the spread of Covid-19 variants. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, World news, Mario Draghi, Skiing, Italy, Coronavirus, COVID


The Latest: Australia receives over 142,000 vaccine doses

By The Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia — Australia will begin vaccinating its population against COVID-19 next week after its first shipment of Pfizer vaccine was delivered on Monday. More than 142,000 doses had arrived at Sydney airport, the government said. Health care, aged care and quarantine workers will be among the first to be vaccinated from Feb. 22. Prime Minister Scott Morrison will also be among the first to receive a dose in a bid to raise public confidence in the program. Austr...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, England, New York, London, Minnesota, Australia, California, Mexico, India, Uncategorized, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Mario Draghi


The Latest: Auckland, New Zealand begins 3-day lockdown

By The Associated Press NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand’s largest city of Auckland has begun a three-day lockdown following the discovery of three unexplained coronavirus cases in the community. Health officials say the cases are of the more contagious variant first found in Britain and that genome testing hadn’t linked them to any previous known cases. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the lockdown after an urgent meeting with other top lawmakers in the Cabinet. She says they decided to take a ...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, England, New York, London, Minnesota, California, Cdc, Mexico, France, China, Russia, India, Uncategorized, America


The Latest: COVID cases fall in California, but deaths high

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The rates of new coronavirus infections and hospitalizations continue to fall across California, but the state’s death toll remains persistently high. California on Sunday reported another 408 deaths, bringing the total since the outbreak began to more than 46,840 — the highest in the nation. Despite the grim death count, health officials are confident that California is emerging from its worst surge of the pandemic. The number of patients in hospitals with ...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, England, New York, London, Minnesota, California, Cdc, Mexico, France, China, Russia, India, Uncategorized, Atlanta


The Latest: Italy keeps ski slopes closed, a blow to tourism

By The Associated Press ROME — On the eve of what was supposed to finally be the much-delayed opening of Italy’s ski slopes, the government yanked permission because high circulation of a coronavirus variant. Health Minister Roberto Speranza’s ordinance on Sunday forbidding amateur skiing at least until March 5 effectively kills hopes of ski lift operators and resort owners to salvage at least some of the season. The ministry noted that analyses of virus samples indicate that a variant found in ...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, England, New York, London, Minnesota, California, Cdc, Mexico, France, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, India, Uncategorized


Spezia teach Milan a ‘lesson’ to give Inter chance at top spot

Rome (AFP) – AC Milan’s charge for a first league title in a decade took a big hit on Saturday after they were deservedly beaten at promoted Spezia and gave Inter Milan an opportunity to claim top spot in Serie A. Seven-time European champions Milan had the chance to stretch their lead over Inter to five points and put 10 between themselves and third-placed Juventus, who lost 1-0 at Napoli earlier in the evening. But goals from Giulio Maggiore and Simone Bastoni on a historic night for Spezia m...
Tags: Milan, Sport, Rome, Soccer, Italy, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Ac Milan, Inter Milan, Roma, Lazio, Napoli, Andrea Pirlo, Mario Mandzukic, Lorenzo Insigne


CHELSEA NEWS | ALABA & UPAMECANO DEALS | JORGINHO & ERIKSEN SWAP? | HAKIM ZIYECH LINKED TO ITALY.

Welcome to the latest Chelsea news bulletin here on the channel with four stories discussed including David Alaba, Dayot Upamecano, Jorginho & Hakim Ziyech.   DAVID ALABA has signed a pre-contract agreement with Real Madrid, according to reports. The versatile Bayern Munich defender had been heavily linked with Chelsea and Liverpool but Los Blancos have moved quicker to beat their Premier League counterparts to his signature.   Bayern Munich have agreed a deal to sign RB Leipzig defender Da...
Tags: Europe, Milan, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Liverpool, Italy, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Christian Eriksen, Ac Milan, Inter Milan, Latest, Leipzig


Recipes: 3 tasty ways to enjoy polenta, the ultimate comfort food

Enriched with grated cheese and butter, polenta is one of the ultimate Italian-style comfort foods. Throw in something cream-centric, such as mascarpone (Italian-style cream cheese) or crème fraiche (French-style cultured cream), and we’re talking paradise in a spoon. Polenta is similar to the cornmeal mush served in the American South, but don’t pigeonhole it as gruel. Italian cuisine uses it in oh-so-alluring ways, topping it with delectable sauces or using it as a counterpoint to rich meat. I...
Tags: Cook, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Italy, Recipes, Bob, Columbus, Worcestershire, Rosemary, Hatch, Melissa, New World, Ina Garten, Albertson, Cathy Thomas


Is it Worth it to Bet on The Giro d’Italia

The Giro d’Italia has attracted the most experienced and successful cycling bettors over the years. But let’s find out if the Giro d’Italia is worth the bet or not. Each year, cyclists worldwide prepare for the Giro d’Italia, a multi-stage race that starts in Italy and passes through nearby countries. The Giro is an accredited UCI World Tour event where prominent world teams compete. What is the Giro d’Italia? The Giro d’Italia, or “Tour of Italy,” is an annual cycling event that star...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Italy, Alps, Dolomites, La Gazzetta dello Sport, Pro Cycling, Passo Dello Stelvio Passo


Kenya Savannah Classic added to European Tour schedule

Karen Country Club The European Tour today added the Kenya Savannah Classic to its 2021 International schedule. The new €1million, 72-hole stroke play event will take place from Tuesday, March 23 to Friday, March 26 at Karen Country Club in Nairobi. It will form a double-header with the previously announced Magical Kenya Open, which will be played at ...
Tags: Sport, Italy, Golf, European Tour, Dubai, Kenya, Christy O'connor, Nairobi, Keith Pelley, Ian Woosnam, Trevor Immelman, Guido Migliozzi, Karen Country Club, Magical Kenya Open, Peter Kanyago, Karen Country Club The


PSG face Nice with one eye on Barcelona clash

Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain will have one eye on next week’s Champions League clash with Barcelona, but can not afford to fall further behind in the Ligue 1 title race when they host Nice on Saturday. Mauricio Pochettino’s men suffered another setback ahead of Tuesday’s last-16 first leg against Barca at the Camp Nou when Neymar joined Angel Di Maria on the sidelines after suffering a groin injury in midweek. But the French champions need to avoid dropping more points in Ligue 1, where th...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Premier League, Marseille, Paris, Italy, Mauricio Pochettino, Everton, Champions League, Angel Di Maria, Brazil, Lille, Monaco, Nice, Pochettino



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