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Herald afternoon quiz: April 26

Herald morning quiz: April 26

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European Union Will Allow Fully Vaccinated Tourists To Visit This Summer

Start booking your flight. Ursula von der Leven, president of the European Commission, said today that American tourists who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be allowed into its member countries this summer.

Speaking to the New York Times Sunday, she promised lifting the travel ban will happen soon.

“The Americans, as far as I can see, use European Medicines Agency-approved vaccines,” von der Leyer said. “This will enable free movement and the travel to the European Union. Because one thing is clear: All 27 member states will accept, unconditionally, all those who are vaccinated with vaccines that are approved by EMA.”

Non-essential travel to Europe has been officially banned since the pandemic erupted. But tourism-driven nations have pushed for an end to the restrictions so air travel can resume.

The commission is the executive branch of the European Union. It is currently trying to devise a vaccination certificate that all of its members can accept.

Van der Leyen has not given a timetable for the lifting of restrictions. However, all three vaccines administered in the US have been approved.

Approval of trans-Atlantic flights may still come with certain restrictions by individual nations, Van der Leyer cautioned.

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WATCH: Rockies’ Trevor Story blasts grand slam against Phillies at Coors Field – The Denver Post

It took Trevor Story 19 games to hit his first home run of the 2021 season.

He now has two in his past three games. And the second one, oh boy, that’s a beaut.

The Rockies all-star shortstop on Sunday blasted a grand slam off Phillies reliever David Hale to give Colorado a 7-2 lead in the fourth inning.

Diamondbacks’ Madison Bumgarner throws unofficial no-hitter in condensed 7-inning game vs. Braves

Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Madison Bumgarner threw an unofficial, seven-inning no-hitter Sunday against the Atlanta Braves.  

Though he did not allow a hit in the 7-0 win, Bumgarner’s feat will not go down as an official “no-hitter” since it occurred in a shortened, seven-inning game (like in 2020, doubleheaders have been shortened to seven-inning contests in 2021). As such, Bumgarner fell six outs shy of the Elias Sports Bureau’s minimum number of outs needed for an official no-hitter.

Bumgarner faced the minimum over his seven innings. The only baserunner for the Braves came in the second inning when Ozzie Albies reached on a throwing error by Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed. Albies was erased one batter later on a double-play ground ball.

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Transformed by Covid and Industry Shifts, the 2021 Academy Awards Sets Off

Daniel Kaluuya won best supporting actor and Emerald Fennell’s script for “Promising Young Woman” was recognized in a singular Oscar telecast.

By Brooks Barnes and Nicole Sperling

Facebook and Google are 'failing to take down scam adverts'

FACEBOOK and Google are failing to take down scam adverts, Consumer group Which? claims.

A third of people who reported an advert to Google after falling victim to it said it was not taken down.

A quarter of Facebook users said the same, a study said.

Which? consumer rights expert Adam French backed tighter regulation.

He said: “Online platforms must be given a legal responsibility to identify, remove and prevent fraudulent content.”

Facebook, headed by CEO Mark Zuckerberg, defended its record.

The firm said: “Our security experts and AI remove this content.”

Google added: “We’re constantly reviewing ads, sites and accounts to ensure they comply with our policies.”

    Japan PM Suga says he will take ruling party's by-election defeats with humility

    TOKYO (REUTERS) – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Monday (April 26) he intended to take the ruling party’s defeats in parliamentary by-elections a day earlier with humility and make necessary amends.

    Suga said his government’s policy of placing a top priority on coronavirus responses remained unchanged.

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    Herald afternoon quiz: April 26

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