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Bring the noise! Tartan Army descends on London ahead of Scotland and England | Scotland

In the quiet, soggy streets of central London, I heard them long before I saw them. They might only be half a dozen fans, in disposable ponchos and plastic bags full of cans, but they sounded like a battalion. "When you hear the noise of the boys from the Tartan Army, we will be walking down the street."On Friday, just for one afternoon, Soho belonged to Scotland. The Euro 2020 match with England at Wembley had been preceded by a week of warnings: of 20,000 Scots descending on the English capital, of masses in kilts roaming the streets without tickets or a pub table reserved in advance for call yours. It was a situation that required intervention from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, the Prime Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, and the UK Government Minister for Sports, Nigel Hu...
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Who dominates the Supreme Court of the United States, for now

How to understand the ideological balance in the United States Supreme Court 2:53 (CNN) — Chief Justice John Roberts, along with Justices Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh, demonstrated their collective power in America's highest court on Thursday. They pushed for Supreme Court views on Obamacare and religious freedom, in an action that marks a turning point for the conservative-dominated bank. In addition, it adds to the suspense of the next two weeks as the court finishes its annual term. A central question in the session that began last October was whether Roberts would still exercise meaningful control, after former President Donald Trump appointed Barrett to succeed the late Liberal Justice Ruth Bad...
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Electrobras: The Brazilian Senate approves the privatization of the largest electricity company in Latin America | International

The Federal Senate approved on Thursday night the provisional measure that allows the privatization of Eletrobras, the Brazilian state company responsible for about 40% of transmission and 30% of power generation in the country - it is the largest company in the country. electricity sector in Latin America. The project approved by the senators will cost between 40,000 and 66,000 million reais (about 8,000 million dollars) to the public coffers, according to a group of 45 entities from the energy and industrial sectors. And the profits would be 61,000 million reais (about 12,000 million dollars).These institutions, which have joined the United for Energy movement, estimate that the final consumer's electricity bill will increase by around 10%. The government of Jair Bolsonaro, in turn...
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US Open golf 2021: second round – live! | Sport

Fog caused delays yesterday morning at Torrey Pines, inevitably 36 stragglers who started late were forced to return and complete their first rounds today. The evening's co-leader, Louis Oosthuizen, ordered the pair at 8, then made another at 9 to sign a bogey-free 67. As a result, after 18 holes, the top of the leader board at 121S tThe US Open looked like this: -4: Henley, Oosthuizen-3: F Molinari, Cabrera Bello -2: Koepka, Schauffele, Buckley, Matsuyama, Rahm, Hoshino-1: E Molinari, Gomez, Rodgers, Wolff, Fitzpatrick, Hatton, Hadwin, Bland, Scott, McIlroy, Montgomery, Cantlay, Wu It's going to be another long day / night. So relax and enjoy. Many big names have already started their second round, and we will catch up with them all in one hot minute. But for the record, ...
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New York’s last chance?

Midtown NYC Food Block, 2021. Photo: Andrés Correa Guatarasma / Courtesy EFE.- Eating next to the garbage is the new menu in New York. The improvisation of the authorities in their dance of limiting and expanding restaurants at the same time during the pandemic has led to the saturation of sidewalks and streets, now narrower than ever. Thus, they serve cocktails and ravioli alongside rats, sewage, cars, bicyclists, pedestrians, thieves and homeless, in an anarchic scene more typical of a market in Bombay than of the very expensive 5th or Madison avenues for rent. It's a war for subsist in a city many have fled precisely because of disproportionate taxes, crime, impunity and the deterioration in the quality of life. Without surprises, in this ...
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Springsteen is back on Broadway, but AstraZeneca vaccine recipients are not allowed | Bruce springsteen

Bruce Springsteen will bring glory days to New York next week, when his show becomes the first to reopen on Broadway since the lights were turned off by the coronavirus pandemic. But fans without US government-approved vaccines will be left dancing in the dark.The Boss has established strict rules for attendees at Springsteen on Broadway, which reopens June 26 at the St James Theater. For admission, ticket holders must be able to demonstrate that they have received one of three Covid-19 vaccines with authorization for emergency use from the US Food and Drug Administration: The Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna two vaccines. dose, or Johnson & amp; Johnson.This means that those who have received doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford jab, which is not approved for use in the US but is popular in Ca...
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Chile Elections: Why don’t 80% of Chileans turn out to vote? | International

Workers count the votes at a polling station in the commune of San Bernardo, in Santiago, on June 13.Elvis González / EFELast Sunday the first democratic elections of regional governors were held in Chile, in which only 19.6% of those summoned participated, that is, 2.5 million Chileans of the 13 million called to the polls. It was a historical mark of low participation that, however, did not surprise the experts: since the 1988 plebiscite that sealed the fate of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship, participation in the elections has fallen unstoppably.In 2012, when voluntary voting came into force, the trend accelerated and in the 2016 municipal elections only 36% participated, the previous record for low participation. The apathy of the majority of citizens has been reinforced by temp...
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EU Scores First Legal Victory Against AstraZeneca in Vaccine Lawsuit | Society

AstraZeneca's covid-19 vaccine delivery schedule to the European Union will be subject to judicial control from this Friday. The Belgian Court of Justice that is settling the lawsuit between the European Commission and the Anglo-Swedish laboratory has granted part of the precautionary measures requested by Brussels and has set a first delivery schedule under penalty of a fine of 10 euros for each dose not delivered: it must supply 50 million doses before September 27. This is the first skirmish in a battle that is expected to be long but which, for the moment, points to a victory for the European Union.Both parties have been quick to show their satisfaction with this first verdict, which comes after an emergency procedure to demand control measures over the company while the main laws...