Bo Bichette had five RBIs, Randal Grichuk hit a three-run double during a seven-run second inning and the Toronto Blue Jays stopped a four-game skid by routing the Los Angeles Angels 15-1 on Saturday night following a rain delay that lasted more than 2 1/2 hours. Bichette had two-run doubles in the third and fourth, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. added RBI singles in both innings as the Blue Jays went up 14-1. The pair drew bases-loaded walks in the second from José Quintana (0-1), who allowed seven runs, five hits and four walks in 1 2/3 innings.
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Andreas Athanasiou, Alex Iafallo and Dustin Brown scored in the second period ad the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-2 on Saturday night. Jeff Carter also scored and Jonathan Quick made 26 saves as the Kings beat the Sharks for just the second time in eight meetings this season. Dylan Gambrell and Timo Meier scored for the Sharks, who now trail St. Louis by four points for the fourth and final playoff spot from the West Division.
Saturday Night Live took shots at films like Ammonite, Portrait of A Lady on Fire and The World to Come in a sketch featuring Carey Mulligan and Heidi Gardner as secret lovers. The sketch, which took on a trailer format, called out a common trend featured in a number of award-winning lesbian romance films. Mulligan […]
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A video journalist covering an April 10 anti-eviction demonstration in Detroit, Michigan, filmed himself being assaulted and confronted by multiple protesters.In this footage shot by Brendan Gutenschwager, he is called a “f****** nazi” and told he is “the threat” by a man in a plaid shirt who breaks away from the march to confront him.In another altercation, a man wearing a backpack with a “PRESS” patch tells Gutenschwager, “It’s time for you to leave.” Gutenschwager replies that he is “a working journalist,” to which the man says “it doesn’t f****** matter.” The man then attempts to grab Gutenschwager’s camera.In a third incident, Gutenschwager’s camera abruptly stops filming as he follows the anti-eviction march along a street with a high fence on his right. When the video resumes he is filming from the other side of the fence. “I think you’re bleeding, bro,” a woman says, moments before he is verbally harassed by two people who had previously confronted him.“Just got assaulted attempting to cover an anti-eviction march in Detroit this afternoon,” Gutenschwager wrote of the final incident. “A member of the protest ‘security’ ran up, grabbed my camera and forced me against a building.”Gutenschwager regularly works with Storyful. Credit: Brendan Gutenschwager via Storyful
A study in Israel found Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to be less effective on the variant found in South Africa.However, the variant's occurrence in the country is low, and the research has also not been peer-reviewed. The study, released on Saturday, compared almost 400 people who tested positive at least two weeks after receiving one or two doses of the vaccine against the same number who had tested positive but were unvaccinated. It also matched age and gender, among other characteristics. South Africa's variant was found to make up 1% of all cases in the study, according to Tel Aviv University, and the country's largest healthcare provider, Clalit. They found that the variant was eight times more prevalent in patients who had received two doses of the vaccine, compared to those who were unvaccinated. According to Tel Aviv University professor Adi Stern, the data suggests that the South African variant is able to break through the vaccine's protection to some extent. The researchers cautioned that the data was not intended to deduce overall vaccine effectiveness against other variants, since it only looked at people who had already tested positive for COVID-19, instead of overall infection rates. Pfizer and BioNTech could not be immediately reached for comment outside business hours.
Jacob Markstrom stopped 17 shots he faced and the Calgary Flames beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-0 Saturday night to end a four-game skid. Johnny Gaudreau and Mark Giordano each had a goal and an assist, and Sean Monahan, Elias Lindholm and Brett Ritchie also scored for Calgary. Sam Bennett and Mikael Backlund each had two assists.
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The Observer view on the legacy of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. He was a man who served Britain with gusto, a war hero, never dull; his loss for both Queen and country is profound
Vaccine boost pushes Tories’ approval rating on Covid into positive territory. Latest Opinium poll finds 44% approve of handling of pandemic with 36% disapproving, the best result since last May
Da domani, lunedì 12 aprile, quasi tutta Italia sarà zona arancione. Sono solo 4 le regioni - Campania, Puglia, Sardegna e Valle d'Aosta - che restano o passano in zona rossa, con regole e divieti più restrittivi per scuola, spostamenti e categorie di negozi per contenere la diffusione del coronavirus. 'Promosse' invece in zona arancione ci sono Lombardia, Calabria, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Piemonte e Toscana. All'interno delle varie regioni è possibile che ci siano delle zone rosse, come ad esempio in Toscana dove Firenze e Prato sono rosse. Il cambio di colore delle regioni è arrivato dopo i dati del consueto monitoraggio settimanale dell’Iss e del ministero della Salute sull’andamento della pandemia di coronavirus in Italia. L'indice di contagio Rt medio nazionale è pari a 0.92, in calo rispetto a 0.98 della settimana precedente, come evidenzia il report dell'Iss. Continua la diminuzione dell'incidenza di Covid in Italia, pari a 185 nuovi casi ogni 100mila abitanti rispetto ai 232,7 della settimana precedente, si apprende ancora. Per quanto riguarda ricoveri e terapie intensive, "rimane alto il numero di Regioni e province autonome che hanno un tasso di occupazione in terapia intensiva e in aree mediche sopra la soglia critica, 15 Regioni contro le 14 della settimana precedente. Il tasso di occupazione in terapia intensiva a livello nazionale è sopra la soglia critica (41%)". La Sardegna è in poco più di un mese è passata da zona bianca a zona rossa. Era lunedì 1 marzo quando aveva conquistato la zona bianca. In una ventina di giorni è passata in arancione per finire, dopo più o meno gli stessi giorni, in zona rossa per arginare il coronavirus. A 'condannare' la regione a ulteriori restrizioni è l'indice Rt rilevato dal monitoraggio Iss-ministero della Salute: è pari a 1,54, il più alto d'Italia e ben al di sopra della soglia di 1,25 che fa finire automaticamente le Regioni in zona rossa. "Paghiamo una diffusione virale che ha camminato sulle gambe delle persone, non dobbiamo nasconderci dietro un dito, alcuni atteggiamenti non sono stati propriamente responsabili" ha detto il presidente della Regione, Christian Solinas aggiungendo: "Sono dati riferiti a due settimane, mentre quelli dell'ultima settimana ci dicono che il contenimento è già in atto, si stanno riducendo i numeri. Faccio un appello ai cittadini, ai ragazzi, alle persone che devono spostarsi per lavoro: manteniamo le cautele, rispettiamo le norme sul distanziamento, sull'igienizzazione, usiamo le mascherine: dipende da noi poter tornare quanto prima a riaprire tutti gli esercizi" ha sottolineato il governatore. Intanto la scuola si ripopola sempre di più. Da domani infatti saranno 6,6 milioni gli alunni che torneranno in classe, il 77% degli 8,5 milioni di iscritti negli istituti statali e paritari, e cioè quasi otto su dieci. Quasi un milione in più rispetto alla settimana appena trascorsa, fa notare Tuttoscuola, di questa settimana: ben 400mila solo in Lombardia che torna zona arancione. L’unica regione in controtendenza la Sardegna, da lunedì in zona rossa, dove 63mila alunni di seconda e terza media e delle superiori lasceranno le aule e si collegheranno da casa. In tutto saranno quasi 2 milioni quelli ancora a casa in Dad. Il premier Draghi ha fissato l’obiettivo di garantire l’apertura delle scuole per tutti gli studenti almeno per l’ultimo mese. E a meno di due mesi dalla fine delle lezioni l’obiettivo è vicino: raggiunto per i bambini della scuola dell’infanzia e primaria (100%), a un passo per gli alunni della scuola media (87%), ancora lontano per i ragazzi delle superiori (solo il 38% in classe, con la consueta alternanza del 50% nelle regioni in cui è consentito). Complessivamente si ritorna ai dati del febbraio scorso quando in presenza si erano sfiorati i 7 milioni in classe. Non è solo la conseguenza del DL 44 che ha consentito il rientro a scuola anche nelle zone rosse dei bambini della scuola dell’infanzia, degli alunni di primaria e di quelli del primo anno di secondaria di I grado, ma soprattutto il miglioramento dei dati del contagio che ha consentito a quasi tutte le regioni di rientrare o confermarsi in zona arancione.
Debris was thrown during a severe storm in Seneca, South Carolina, that left a car on its roof and damaged the roof of a building on April 10.The local fire chief told local media the damage may have been caused by a microburst storm. The National Weather Service was conducting a storm survey on Sunday.This video from the security cameras of the Maranatha Baptist Church shows debris flying as the storm passes by. Credit: Shaun Watkins/Maranatha Baptist Church via Storyful
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The European Central Bank should accept no further delay in lifting inflation back to its target as the current outlook is unsatisfactory and persistent misses risk damaging the economy, ECB board member Fabio Panetta told Spanish newspaper El Pais. The ECB has already undershot its nearly 2% target for eight years and its projections indicate that it will continue to miss for years to come as bloc struggles to absorb the slack left behind a pandemic-induced recession. With stimulus already near its limits, some policymakers argue that the ECB must simply accept a slower rise in price pressures instead of trying to do even more but Panetta rejected this argument, warning that the costs outweigh the benefits.
France will lengthen the period between the first and second shots of mRNA anti-COVID vaccines to six weeks from four weeks as of April 14 to accelerate the inoculation campaign, Health Minister Olivier Veran told the JDD newspaper on Sunday. Although France's top health authority advised a six-week period between the two shots in January in order to stretch supplies, the government at the time said there was insufficient data on how well the vaccines performed with a longer interval.France could safely do so now because it was vaccinating a younger age group, Veran said."(It) will allow us to vaccinate more quickly without reducing protection," the minister told the paper.France has approved use of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna mRNA vaccines.Veran also said that from Monday the AstraZeneca vaccine would be made available to all over-55s and not just those with serious pre-existing conditions.After a glacial start, France's vaccine rollout is hitting its stride, reaching a target of 10 million first doses a week ahead of a mid-April target. The government aims to deliver another ten million first shots by mid-May.Johnson & Johnson would deliver its first 200,000 doses destined for France on Monday, a week early, Veran said.President Emmanuel Macron, who was forced by a spiralling infection rate and overloaded healthcare system to impose a third nationwide lockdown, is counting on an accelerated vaccine rollout to allow a gradual reopening of the country from the middle of next month.The numbers in intensive care continue to rise and France will almost certainly cross the 100,000 deaths threshold this week. It reported over 43,000 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and said there were now 5,769 patients receiving critical care.However, Veran said there were signs that a new lockdown was beginning to slow the infection rate."It remains very high," Veran told the JDD. "We can expect that after a period of stabilisation comes the fall. But for that, we must keep going."(REUTERS)
Tonight on SNL, Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che weighed in on new allegations made against their “favorite Florida congressman.” “Matt Gaetz is back in the news. But this time, it’s good,” said Jost. “I’m kidding, it’s still the sex stuff.” Reportedly, Jost noted, Gaetz—”who looks like all the dudes from American Pie combined”—sent $900 via […]
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