Day: September 4, 2020

Ford ‘concerned’ after case spike in Brampton, Ont.; B.C. at ‘precipice’ to flatten curb

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5,981 active COVID-19 cases in Canada: 130,835 diagnoses, 9,140 deaths and 115,714 recoveries (as of Sept. 4, 2:30 p.m. ET)

  • Alberta – 1,415 active cases (14,310 total cases, including 242 deaths, 12,653 resolved)

  • British Columbia – 1,175 active cases (6,041 total cases, 210 deaths, 4,644 resolved)

  • Manitoba – 457 active cases (1,273 total cases, 16 deaths, 835 resolved)

  • New Brunswick – 4 active cases (192 cases, 2 deaths, 186 resolved)

  • Newfoundland and Labrador – 1 active cases (269 total cases, 3 deaths, 265 resolved)

  • Northwest Territories

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Cream of tartar may make you sick but won’t cure migraines

The claim: Cream of tartar relieves migraines.

A Facebook user’s post, which has been shared 15,000 times, shows a photo of a cream of tartar container and says: “If you have migraines just put a little bit under your tongue, within minutes you will feel your migraine easing up. Do you know someone that needs this info?”

Cream of tartar — or potassium bitartrate, a byproduct of making wine during the fermentation process — is a common baking ingredient that cooks use in small quantities to stabilize whipped egg whites when making meringues, for example, or as a leavening agent when combined with baking soda.

But Sean O’Keefe, a Virginia Tech professor of food chemistry, said he sees nothing to support the claim cream of tartar relieves migraines.

Pumpkin spice snickerdoodle cookies on a rack.
Pumpkin spice snickerdoodle cookies on a rack.

Why cream of tartar? 

O’Keefe said people might have turned to cream of tartar as

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Austin Officials Offer Labor Day Safety Tips Amid COVID-19

AUSTIN, TX — With Labor Day weekend upon us, Austin Public Health is reminding everyone to avoid large crowds and continue to wear face coverings, practice social distancing and proper hygiene to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Within a few weeks following the Memorial Day holiday, Austin-Travis County saw a surge in new cases and hospitalizations due to social gatherings and re-opened businesses, officials wrote in an advisory. It then took the community nearly two months to see a substantial decline in the 7-day moving average of new cases and hospital admissions.

“As of Sept. 3, the current 7-day moving average of new cases in Austin-Travis County is 72, a daily case count as low as we have seen since early June,” health district officials wrote. And yet while the community stepped up to the challenge and made huge strides to reduce the spread of COVID-19 over the past

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Patients will be told to call 111 instead of going to A&E in NHS shake-up

The scheme aims to reduce the strain on ambulance services - Leon Neal/Getty Images
The scheme aims to reduce the strain on ambulance services – Leon Neal/Getty Images
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Patients will be told to call 111 before attending Accident & Emergency departments under controversial reforms of the NHS.

Pilot schemes will be launched in every part of the country, urging patients who do not require an ambulance to book appointments at casualty units in advance. 

NHS chiefs say the schemes aim to reduce crowding in A&E and direct people to the “most appropriate” place for help.

Those considering going to A&E will be asked to phone 111, or navigate its website, with those considered to need hospital care given a time slot to attend, and others directed to the best place for treatment. 

But medics have raised concerns that the reforms could create deadly obstacles for those in need of urgent care. 

It comes amid concern about rising numbers

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TikTok has an exotic animal problem

TikTok is a place where owners of exotic animals — including slow loris like this one, as well as marmoset monkeys, servals, and raccoons — can show them off to the world. <p class="copyright">Mas Agung Wilis/NurPhoto via Getty Images</p>
TikTok is a place where owners of exotic animals — including slow loris like this one, as well as marmoset monkeys, servals, and raccoons — can show them off to the world.
  • TikTok is filled with accounts showing off exotic animals that aren’t typically house-trained, like servals, foxes, raccoons, and kinkajous.

  • Vets and animal experts tell Insider that it’s led to some people acquiring those pets without knowing what they’re getting into.

  • While exotic animals can seem tame as children, they can become harder to control once they hit puberty.

  • In the best-case scenario, the animals need to be given up. In the worst-case, owners could get hurt and animals can die without proper care.

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

In January, Felicia Wilson posted a short video of herself and her African serval named Juno. It was only her second TikTok, but

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This School Year, My Kids’ Mental Health Is My #1 Concern

Right before the pandemic hit, my two kids were beginning their last quarters of second grade and seventh grade. We had just moved to a new town at the beginning of the school year, and I finally felt as though my kids were adjusting, making friends, and acclimating to their new schools.

One of the reasons we had moved to this town (it’s actually the one I grew up in), is that I wanted to offer my kids a more rigorous and challenging learning environment. Both of my kids are nerdy and brainy, and my middle school son had been bored and restless for years in math and science classes where he already knew the material and needed an extra challenge.

I was never one to emphasize grades or academic achievement, but I wanted my kids to be appropriately challenged and excited by learning. And it seemed to be working.

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RydeFYR Owner Chevy Laurent Keeps Business Afloat During COVID-19

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA — For RydeFYR business owner Chevy Laurent, she could not have predicted what a rough ride opening her own indoor cycling studio would be. After quitting her full-time job and putting her life savings into creating a state-of-the-art heated indoor cycling experience with custom-built bikes, COVID-19 struck.

“So in March [2020], just one year after taking on the expense of our space, and just a few months after officially opening our doors, just as we were starting to build momentum and grow as a new small-business, the pandemic hit and stay-at-home orders were imposed by the Governor,” she said. “And I’ve got to be perfectly honest when I say this was a really devastating blow. But at the time, it was what we were told we all needed to do to flatten the curve and keep everyone safe.

“And when we were told it was going to

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Merkel pressured to halt Nord Stream pipeline after alleged Navalny poisoning

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing mounting pressure over her country’s ties with Russia after her government concluded that Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny had been poisoned with a military grade nerve agent.

“We must pursue hard politics,” Norbert Roettgen, the conservative head of Germany’s parliamentary foreign affairs committee, said Friday, adding that Germany should respond with the “only language” Russian President Vladimir Putin understands.

“That is gas sales,” he said.

Roettgen, a senior member of Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, appeared to be echoing calls from other party lawmakers who have called for the government to reconsider the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which is poised to double natural gas imports to Germany directly from Russia.

Originally scheduled to go online toward the end of 2019, work came to a standstill last year after the United States imposed sanctions targeting the Western firms needed to construct deep sea pipelines. Only a handful

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Ontario sees large case spike with 72 in Peel; B.C. at ‘precipice’ to flatten curb

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

5,939 active COVID-19 cases in Canada: 130,639 diagnoses, 9,140 deaths and 115,560 recoveries (as of Sept. 4, 10:30 a.m. ET)

  • Alberta – 1,415 active cases (14,310 total cases, including 242 deaths, 12,653 resolved)

  • British Columbia – 1,175 active cases (6,041 total cases, 210 deaths, 4,644 resolved)

  • Manitoba – 457 active cases (1,264 total cases, 16 deaths, 791 resolved)

  • New Brunswick – 4 active cases (192 cases, 2 deaths, 186 resolved)

  • Newfoundland and Labrador – 1 active cases (269 total cases, 3 deaths, 265 resolved)

  • Northwest Territories

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The 10 most popular activewear brands of 2020

The 10 most popular activewear brands of 2020
The 10 most popular activewear brands of 2020

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If there’s one good thing to come out of 2020 so far, it’s that activewear has become an acceptable everyday uniform. Work meeting? Leggings and a stylish, yet sporty (a.k.a. comfortable) top. Virtual happy hour? Same as above. Gym session? You guessed it—the same outfit yet again.

Since more and more of us are wearing athleisure most of the time, the category has skyrocketed in popularity throughout the year. And there are a few retailers in particular that people can’t stop buying, according to recent website traffic data from SimilarWeb. Below are the 10 fastest-growing activewear brands of 2020, including the classic greats (like Lululemon and Nike) and the newcomers (like Gymshark and Outdoor Voices), along with some of our experts’ favorite pieces.

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