5 things you need to know this weekend


As Ida’s cleansing continues, Larry is predicted to get significantly stronger

The flooded cars and the scattered remains were taken away on Friday, and the cleaning will continue this weekend as well Hurricane Ida hit the south and then shocked the northeast, leaving more than 60 people dead in eight states last week. However, the hurricane season in the Atlantic in 2021 shows no signs of slowing down. Hurricane Larry it is projected to strengthen in the next two days, and is expected to remain at high hurricane strength until early next week, the National Hurricane Center said early Saturday morning. Significant strikes are likely to reach the east coast of the United States after the holiday weekend, the Hurricane Center added.

Another European country is tightening travel restrictions for American travelers

The Netherlands, a member state of the European Union, on Saturday moved the U.S. into a “very high-risk” category, which will ban unvaccinated travelers from the U.S. and require testing and quarantine for those who have been vaccinated. That means that from Saturday, vaccinated American travelers must be quarantined for 10 days, but they can shorten the isolation period if they are negative for coronavirus on the fifth day. Children under the age of 12 are exempt, according to the Dutch government’s website. The changes followed a decision by the European Union to remove the United States from the list of safe travel, which made it clear to members that they could no longer ease restrictions on non-essential travel for people from the United States. with an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. Bulgaria has announced that it will move the United States to its “red zone” and ban travel from the United States, and Italy has added requirements for testing and self-isolation for American travelers.

College football has returned to most major programs

The first week of college football season is here, with many important programs appearing on Saturday. On the weekend that has five top 25 games, the most prominent is No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 5 Georgia at Duke’s Mayo Classic in Charlotte, North Carolina (7:30 p.m. ET, ABC). Earlier in the day, defending champion No. 1 Alabama faces a tough test when he takes 16th place in Miami, Atlanta at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game (15:30 ET, ABC). Since the NFL doesn’t start its season until next weekend, the first week of the college football season is often extended with key games played on Sunday as well. This year no. 9 Notre Dame will start the season on Sunday night with a trip to Tallahassee to play against Florida (19:30 ET, ABC). Although the list of games in the first week marks the beginning of the football season at the university, several programs started early “Week 0” Matches August 28.

Djokovic continues to fight for history with a match in the third round at the US Open

Serbia’s first player Novak Djokovic from Serbia continues his search for the calendar Grand Slam when he faces Japanese Kei Nishikori in the third round match at the US Open on Saturday in New York. Djokovic has five wins in the first Grand Slam of the calendar year in the men’s competition since Rod Laver accomplished the feat in 1969, 52 years ago. A victory at the US Open would bring Djokovic a record 21st Grand Slam title. He is currently on par with rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Also Saturday, Australian Wimbledon No. 1 and 2021 champion Ash Barty of Australia will try to reach the quarterfinals of the US Open for the first time when she plays with Shelby Rogers. In great development on Friday night, Naomi Osaka lost the match in the third round unfulfilled Canadian Leylah Fernandez. She later cried trying to articulate the way she handled wins and losses, and she ended the press conference with words to think she will take a break from the game “for a while”.

When not to hit the road this weekend

Do you travel during the weekend for Labor Day? You may be faced long traffic lines. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise unvaccinated Americans to stay at home this weekend for the Holiday, traffic in certain corridors is expected to increase between Sept. 2 and 7 as passengers take advantage of the three-day weekend, according to transportation analysis company INRIX. For a long weekend, including Monday, the best time to drive would be early in the morning, and the worst time is in the afternoon, according to INRIX.

Contributor: Associated Press

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