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Shots for shots: New Orleans bars offer vaccines

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Bars in New Orleans are doing their part to battle the coronavirus pandemicByThe Associated PressApril 9, 2021, 9:30 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleNEW ORLEANS -- Bars in New Orleans are doing their part to battle the coronavirus pandemic.Local media reported that two of the city’s bars are holding events where patrons can get the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.The Dragon’s Den, which is located near the beginning of the music club-lined Frenchmen Street, posted on its Facebook page that Friday evening people could come and get the vaccine and then a complimentary shot. The vaccines are being administered on the median in front of the bar by Crescent Care, a federally qualified health center in the city.Dr. Jason Halperin, an infectious disease exp...
The Latest: New Orleans to let good times roll – with limits

The Latest: New Orleans to let good times roll – with limits

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NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans is getting ready to let the good times roll in casinos and bars again — with restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. The city was once a major hot spot for the disease caused by the new coronavirus. But the city began easing restrictions restaurants and other businesses in May. And on Tuesday, Mayor LaToya Cantrel, outlined plans to lift more restrictions this coming Saturday. That means bars and casinos can open — although at only 25 percent capacity. Another New Orleans cultural touchstone — live indoor music — will remain off limits. ——— HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — World Health Organization expert clarifies remarks on transmission by people with virus but no symptoms — The sudden easing of lockdown...
NFL playoffs: Minnesota Vikings stun New Orleans Saints in overtime

NFL playoffs: Minnesota Vikings stun New Orleans Saints in overtime

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Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Vikings handed New Orleans another disappointing playoff loss, stunning the Saints 26-20 in overtime during Sunday's NFC wild-card matchup at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Kirk Cousins found tight end Kyle Rudolph in the back of the end zone in overtime for the game-winning touchdown. The Vikings will play the top-seeded San Francisco 49ers on Saturday in the divisional round. It marked the second consecutive time the Saints' season ended in overtime in the Superdome. New Orleans' early exit at the hands of the Vikings came almost a year after the Saints lost in the NFC title game to the Los Angeles Rams. Vikings tailback Dalvin Cook recorded 130 yards from scrimmage and notched two touchdowns on the ground. Cousins completed 19-of-31 passes for 242 yards and...
Zion Williamson returns to practice for New Orleans Pelicans

Zion Williamson returns to practice for New Orleans Pelicans

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Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Zion Williamson -- the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft -- returned to practice for the New Orleans Pelicans Thursday for the first time since he had surgery on his right knee in October. Williamson, 19, got in a full session, but the practice was light. He said if it was up to him, he would have been on the court two weeks ago. "It was a good experience," Williamson said. "I'm glad I was able to get back out there." Sources told the Athletic that Williamson and the Pelicans are "hopeful" for a January season debut. The former Duke Blue Devils star had surgery Oct. 21 and was initially expected to miss six to eight weeks. Williamson turned heads in the NBA preseason, averaging 23.3 points and 6.5 rebounds per game, before tearing the meniscus in his right knee. "...
Seattle Seahawks’ Ezekiel Ansah to play versus New Orleans Saints

Seattle Seahawks’ Ezekiel Ansah to play versus New Orleans Saints

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Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Seattle Seahawks defensive end Ezekiel Ansah is expected to make his debut with the franchise Sunday against the visiting New Orleans Saints. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters Friday the Pro Bowl pass-rusher will play extensively against the Saints. "Ziggy's ready to play, ready to play football," Carroll said. "So we're excited to see that. It's been a really good process to get him to this, where he's in good shape, too. He's worked hard and long, so he's in better shape than sometimes when a guy is just coming back. So we'll be able to get him a bunch of plays here in this game and look forward to his participation with us." Ansah signed with the Seahawks in May after he underwent shoulder surgery that cut short his final season with the Detroit Lions. ...