Meeting scheduled for a discussion on coronaviruses at the Louvre Museum
Meetings will continue on Monday on virus prevention at the famous Louvre in Paris after it closed on Sunday due to discussions on the spread of the coronavirus epidemic. The closure follows a decision by the French government to ban indoor public gatherings of more than 5,000 people. The most popular museum in the world welcomes tens of thousands of fans in Paris daily. Last year, nearly 75% of the 9.6 million visitors to the Louvre came from abroad.
Israelis vote again in national elections
For the third time in less than a year, the Israelis will vote in national elections. The likelihood that the country will emerge with a government again appears slim, setting up a possible fourth vote. While polls show its longest-serving prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, with a narrow lead over its main adversary, Benny Gantz, neither group can win enough votes to form a government. As part of Israel’s turbulent electoral system, the party that wins the most seats gets a first chance to craft a coalition in the 120-seat parliament. Two previous efforts involving Netanyahu, Gantz and others to break this deadlock have also failed.
Where are the presidential candidates before Super Tuesday?
Joe Biden, who catapulted himself into the Democratic presidential race with a big win in the South Carolina primary, will arrive in Texas Monday before Super Tuesday. With 228 delegates, Texas is the second largest prize after California. But because California is considered a particularly friendly territory for Senator Bernie Sanders, Vermont democratic socialist and forerunner, Texas is most likely to generate headlines and momentum for Biden. Also on Monday, President Trump will host a “Keep America Great” campaign rally in North Carolina and Sanders will host a “Get Out the Vote” rally in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Breakfast wars: Wendy’s and McDonald’s fight for sandwich supremacy
McDonald’s is celebrating its very first National McMuffin Egg Day on Monday, coincidentally – or perhaps on purpose – on the same day that Wendy’s launches its breakfast menu nationwide. Almost 50 years after the McMuffin egg started in 1971, McDonald’s will celebrate by giving the sandwiches for breakfast. No purchase is necessary to get the gift at participating locations (6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. local time), but you will need to download the McDonald’s mobile app and create an account. Meanwhile, Wendy’s breakfast menu, which launched in many restaurants last week, includes Baconator, Frosty-ccino, and Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit, and there are a few coupons for breakfast items. -lunch on the Wendy’s app.
Book Festival! It’s read across America Day
Communities across the country will recognize Reading Day across America on Monday, linked to the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. Launched in 1998 by the National Education Association, it is the largest celebration of reading in the country and focuses on motivating children and adolescents to read. The day was once dedicated to Dr. Seuss books, but NEA is now encouraging communities to promote a wide range of books and publishers in order to “create more readers, writers and people who feel included and recognized, and who understand that the world is much richer than their experience alone, “according to the Read Across America website.