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Marin brothers’ song speaks to how pandemic is affecting youths

As Ray Holmberg watched what should have been a joyous senior year of graduation celebrations, end-of-school parties and good times with his friends devolve into a season of isolation and disappointment because of the coronavirus pandemic, he and his younger brother, Paul, hunkered down in their home studio and expressed their frustrations in the most positive way they knew how: by making music together. The San Anselmo brothers — Ray on guitar and vocals, and Paul on drums — have just released “When This Ends,” an original song that eschews teenage angst in favor of a buoyant pop tune and a cleverly comic music video that comments on the stresses of quarantine on young people. Not to sound like a teeny-bopper fan, but it’s about the cutest thing I’ve seen about a serious subject. And we c

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Jalen Ramsey Is a Poor Judge of Talent, Just Ask ‘Trash’ Josh Allen

For a guy who hasn’t won anything in the NFL, Jalen Ramsey talks a lot. He’s certainly one of the best defensive backs in the NFL and he’s one of the best trash-talkers in the league. Back in 2018, Ramsey, now with the Los Angeles Rams, had a detailed list of quarterbacks he rated, and let’s just say he’s not a great judge of talent. Jalen Ramsey has gone to four straight Pro Bowls Jalen Ramsey. LOCKDOWN (via @NFL)pic.twitter.com/3UtSoDecvd— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 10, 2021 RELATED: Packers WR Davante Adams Showing He’s the Best in the Game Don’t let the numbers fool you. Jalen Ramsey is a shutdown cornerback. He’s played in 15 games this season for the LA Rams and he’s had just one interception. That’s because most quarterbacks stay away from Ramsey. He’s be

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Bow Wow And Meek Mill Held A Packed-Out Show In Houston And People Are Not Happy

Getty Image It’s been ten months since the coronavirus pandemic began in the United States, and one aspect of our life that we lost is large gatherings, including live concerts and festivals. Unfortunately, many artists have continued to hold shows in very unsafe environments, with often maskless attendees crowded together. On Friday night Meek Mill and Bow Wow held a packed show in Houston. Naturally, video of it circulated on Twitter. Bow Wow got the club packed in Houston pic.twitter.com/iY83PSA5J3 — 2Cool2Blog (@2Cool2BIog) January 16, 2021 Risking Rona to go watch bowers wowers perform? pic.twitter.com/kzpkRxzOO5 — Jah Bongo Fed (@Sadmetsfann) January 16, 2021 These people will be showing up at work, grocery store, church, school, etc. this week, spreading COVID, an...

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Packers Star Davante Adams Owes His Former Teammates, Including Jordy Nelson, for Not Quitting on Him

It took some time, but Davante Adams eventually grew into an elite weapon for the Green Bay Packers. Sports fans live in the era of instant gratification. Not every player will be LeBron James or, more recently, Minnesota Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson, both of whom immediately starred and became some of the best at what they did. Adams can attest to being in the club of players who gradually improved. With that said, Adams owes his teammates for never giving up on him and his slower path to stardom. Davante Adams is the Green Bay Packers’ star receiver Like clockwork. @AaronRodgers12 @tae15adams #GoPackGo: #GBvsCHI on FOX: NFL app // Yahoo Sports app: https://t.co/fohj8JnptQ pic.twitter.com/DX3kXYSBh3— NFL (@NFL) January 4, 2021 RELATED: Packers WR Davante Adams Showing

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The Heat Could Acquire Another Disgruntled Rockets Star After Missing Out on James Harden

The Miami Heat had some level of interest in acquiring James Harden from the Houston Rockets. However, the franchise wasn’t willing to part ways with Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson, and Precious Achiuwa. When the Heat signed Jimmy Butler in the summer of 2019, president Pat Riley promised the All-Star small forward he would get another star player in the future. Miami reached the 2020 Finals with Butler and Bam Adebayo leading the way, but the team lost to LeBron James and the LA Lakers in six games. Despite missing out on Harden and the Washington Wizards insisting that Bradley Beal–a player the Heat are enamored with–isn’t available via trade, Miami can still fulfill its promise to Butler by trading for another disgruntled Rockets star. The Heat could struggle to get back to th

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‘Brazilian super strain likely in the UK’ as Boris urged to up vaccine target

Professor John Edmunds says the Government’s new travel restrictions may not help to keep the new strain out (Picture: POOL/AFP via Getty Images/EPA/Reuters)An expert has claimed the ‘super Brazilian Covid strain’ is likely already inside the country, as Boris Johnson is urged to increase his 15 million mid-February vaccine target. The UK has recorded 11 cases of a Brazilian coronavirus strain and at least 35 cases of a highly transmissible South African variant – but scientists have found no trace of a ‘concerning’ second Brazilian strain. However, epidemiologist Professor John Edmunds says new travel restrictions may not help to keep the variant out as it is probably already inside the country. He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: ‘In terms of the South African one, we had imp

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Jamie Carragher picks Liverpool and Manchester United combined XI ahead of crucial clash

Carragher’s team is dominated by Liverpool stars (Picture: Getty Images)Jamie Carragher has selected his Liverpool and Manchester United combined XI including only three players from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. The two bitter rivals go head-to-head in a crunch showdown at Anfield on Sunday with the result having potentially major ramifications on the title race. The Red Devils climbed up to the summit of the Premier League table following their 1-0 win over Burnley in midweek and will go six points clear of second-placed Liverpool with a win this weekend. Carragher picked eight Liverpool players and just three from United (Picture: Sky Sports)Jurgen Klopp’s side are without a victory in their last three league games, scoring just once since their 7-0 thumping of Crystal Palace

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Who is Bush Baby on The Masked Singer? All the clues you need to know

Bush Baby won fans over (Picture: ITV)We’re only three weeks into this series of The Masked Singer, but fans are already hooked as they try to work out the identities of the mystery stars – including Bush Baby. Sophie Ellis Bextor, Mel B, and Martine McCutcheon have already been unmasked, but there are plenty of celebs left to guess. Fans and the panel – Jonathan Ross, Rita Ora, Davina McCall and Mo Gilligan – seem a little stumped by the clues so far. Here’s what we know about the mysterious Bush Baby so far… More: The Masked Singer Who is Viking on The Masked Singer? All the clues you need to know Michelle Visage remains coy over claims she's Dragon on The Masked SingerWhat clues have been given about Bush Baby? Fans were introduced to Bush Baby when he took to the s...

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Recipe: This pasta salad can be a one-bowl meal or a tasty side dish

Pasta salad is an American invention. Vinaigrette coated pasta paired with ingredients such as salami, mozzarella and olives, can be a one-bowl meal or a tasty side dish. America’s Test Kitchen’s version calls for cooking the corkscrew-shaped fusilli pasta until it is a little too soft, reasoning that as it cools it will firm up a little and take on a just-right texture. The salad can be prepared up to three days in advance and stored in the fridge. If making it in advance, add the baby arugula and chopped fresh basil just before serving. Fusilli Pasta Salad Yield: 8 to 10 servings as a side dish INGREDIENTS 1 pound dried fusilli pasta Salt 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 anchovy fillets, rinsed, patted dry, minced 1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes 1 cup pepper...

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Paul George Promised To Approach This Season ‘With Vengeance’ After Last Year’s Playoff Disappointment

Getty Image Paul George has been quite good for the Los Angeles Clippers this season. The former MVP contender is averaging 25.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game while connecting on 51.5 percent of his shots from behind the three-point line. George’s latest big night came on Friday in a 138-100 thrashing of the Sacramento Kings in which he scored 26 points in 30 minutes of work. Considering how last season ended for the Clippers and George in particular, seeing him get off to this sort of start has to be encouraging for everyone in L.A. And after Friday night’s game, George made clear that he is motivated by the team laying an egg en route to their shocking elimination in the Western Conference Semifinals at the hands of the Denver Nuggets last season, along with the d...

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‘Beanpole’ Director Kantemir Balagov to Helm HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’

Much is still unknown about HBO’s upcoming adaptation of the popular video game “The Last of Us,” including who is set to star and when it will actually be arriving on the network, but steady progress is being made toward answering those questions. The latest piece to fall into place is setting a director for the much-anticipated pilot. Kantemir Balagov, helmer of last year’s historical drama “Beanpole,” has been tapped to direct the series. He’ll join screenwriter Craig Mazin, of “Chernobyl” fame, and executive producer Neil Druckmann. The series will be a co-production with Sony Pictures Television. PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and game developer Naughty Dog. Carolyn Strauss, Naughty Dog’s Evan Wells, and Playstation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan w

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Saved once by fed help, Salt Lake business owner hopes new PPP can get her across pandemic finish line

Marci Rasmussen, owner of Especially For You Your Downtown Florist, works on a floral arrangement at her shop in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Rasmussen applied for Paycheck Protection Program funding during the first round of stimulus last year to keep her business afloat and will also apply for the latest round of funding. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Last year, when the COVID-19 outbreak initially struck, Marci Rasmussen’s downtown floral shop was one those businesses that felt the direct impact. “I immediately laid everybody off,” she said. That meant all but one of her 15 employees. Surviving the coronavirus pandemic as a small business has been particularly challenging. For those that were able to make it, that survival didn’t come without a lot of a

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The Latest: Brazil 2nd in global deaths; no vaccines yet

By The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil hasn’t approved a vaccine yet, and independent health experts who participated in its immunization program say the plan is still incomplete. Members of the expert committee and former health officials interviewed by The Associated Press condemned the government’s unjustifiable delay in formulating a vaccination effort, in seeking syringe suppliers and months spent rejecting all but one possible vaccine manufacturer. They also say President Jair Bolsonaro undermined the ministry’s effectiveness, pointing to the removal of highly trained professionals from leadership positions, replaced by military appointees with little or no public health care experience. Bolsonaro, who said he had the coronavirus last year, has downplayed the need for face m

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Torchwood’s Ianto Jones responds to Russell T Davies’ comments on only gay actors playing gay characters

Gareth David-Lloyd played Ianto Jones in Russell T Davies’ Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood (Picture: Getty)Torchwood star Gareth David-Lloyd has responded to It’s A Sin creator Russell T Davies’ explanation that he chose to cast gay actors in the new series to ensure they would deliver an ‘authentic’ portrayal of the characters. Earlier this week, Russell conducted an interview with Radio Times where he stressed his view on the importance of casting gay actors in gay roles. The screenwriter said: ‘I’m not being woke about this… but I feel strongly that if I cast someone in a story, I am casting them to act as a lover, or an enemy, or someone on drugs or a criminal or a saint… they are not there to ‘act gay’ because ‘acting gay’ is a bunch of codes for a performance. It’s about authenti

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