Catalans protest against mandate for more Spanish in schools
Thousands of Catalans has taken to the streets of Barcelona to protest against a court decision that mandates that 25% of all school subjects be taught in Spanish and reduces the still predominant use of the local Catalan language in classrooms.
Scherzer, Seager get big-money deals ahead of CBA expiration
Right-hander Max Scherzer agreed to a record-setting $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets and shortstop Corey Seager struck a $325 million, 10-year deal with the Texas Rangers as players and teams rushed to reach agreements before an expected lockout.
Massachusetts woman nearly loses leg after spin class led to dissolved muscles
Spin class: A Massachusetts woman who took a spin class said she developed a dangerous condition that affected her leg muscles. — A Massachusetts woman nearly lost her left leg after developing a dangerous muscle condition after a spin class. >> Read more trending newsKaelyn Franco, 23, of Waltham, said she nearly had to have her leg amputated after being diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis, “Today” reported. A friend recommended that Franco try a spin class, and she took her first 45-minute segment on Sept. 15, People reported. “Doctors said they hadn’t seen such levels before,” Franco told “Today.” “I couldn’t walk or move and had to be put on a catheter.”Franco said she is slowly starting to heal.wftv.com
Judge HRs twice, rallies Yanks past Mets on 9/11 anniversary
Aaron Judge tied it with his second homer of the game in the eighth inning, Mets infielder Javier Báez gave away the lead with an error a few at-bats later and the New York Yankees beat their crosstown rival 8-7 at Citi Field following a stirring ceremony on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Mexican parents use injunctions to get kids vaccinated
In the U.S. and other countries, childhood vaccinations are already underway, but Mexican officials have downplayed the risk for minors. That is despite the 613 deaths and 60,928 confirmed COVID-19 cases among people under 18 in Mexico to date. About 15 parents have won the injunctions and got their children shots as the government presses schools to return to in-person classes Monday. “I am a mother, and I would not want any family to be in mourning because the Mexican government failed to defend the health of children,” said Franco, 48. Many parents agree on the need to return to classes, but say it could be too much of a strain to do so without vaccines.wftv.com
Mexican parents resort to injunctions to get kids vaccinated – WFTV
In the U.S. and other countries, childhood vaccinations are already underway, but Mexican officials have downplayed the risk for minors. That is despite the 613 deaths and 60,928 confirmed COVID-19 cases among people under 18 in Mexico to date. About 15 parents have won the injunctions and got their children shots as the government presses schools to return to in-person classes Monday. Such appeals ask a judge to strike down, freeze or reverse a government action that may violate the plaintiff's rights. “I am a mother, and I would not want any family to be in mourning because the Mexican government failed to defend the health of children,” said Franco, 48.wftv.com
Rays beat White Sox 8-4; McHugh earns first save
White Sox Rays Baseball Tampa Bay Rays' Yandy Diaz, center, and Wander Cruz head for the dugout after scoring on an RBI-double hit by Brandon Lowe off Chicago White Sox starter Dallas Keuchel during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius) (Steve Nesius)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — (AP) — Brandon Lowe, Manuel Margot and Joey Wendle each had two hits and two RBIs, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Chicago White Sox 8-4 on Saturday. Wander Franco also had two hits and scored twice as Tampa Bay won for the fifth time in six games. Luis Patiño (3-3) pitched six innings of two-run ball, and Collin McHugh got five outs for his first career save. The AL East-leading Rays finished with 11 hits while scoring at least eight runs for the 11th time in 15 games. ARCHER SET TO RETURNVeteran right-hander Chris Archer will rejoin the Tampa Bay rotation Sunday after missing four months.wftv.com
California to pay victims of forced, coerced sterilizations
While California sterilized more than 20,000 people before its law was repealed in 1979, only a few hundred are still alive. The state has set aside $7.5 million for the reparations program, part of its $262.6 billion operating budget that is awaiting Gov. California's proposal is unique because it also would pay women the state coerced to get sterilized while they were in prison, some as recently as 2010. “People who were in them just wouldn’t be born after awhile if you sterilized all of their parents.”In California, victims include Mary Franco, who was sterilized in 1934 when she was just 13. A state law passed in 2014 bans sterilizations for the purpose of birth control at state prisons and local jails.wftv.com
Europe is about to announce a new coronavirus stimulus package and it could move markets
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen talks to media in the Berlaymont, the EU Commission headquarters. Thierry MonasseThe European Commission will unveil Wednesday a new coronavirus-related stimulus package and expectations are that it could boost markets across Europe. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will present her own proposal Wednesday, building on the Franco-German plan. Peripheral bond yields have moved lower in the month of May as investors have digested the possibility of common European debt. Meanwhile in currencies, the euro the common currency used across 19 European countries could strengthen on the back of new European stimulus.cnbc.com