Day: September 13, 2020

heart-wrenching accounts of ordinary lives in the time of Covid

In the workroom of Suzanna and Florence Sweryda, photographed by Alun Callender - Alun Callender
In the workroom of Suzanna and Florence Sweryda, photographed by Alun Callender – Alun Callender

Brace yourself. Grab some tissues. Because today the National Portrait Gallery launches Hold Still, an online exhibition featuring 100 photographs taken by ordinary people during lockdown. And, while some are predictable, many are not: they pierce straight through.

The idea came from the gallery’s patron, the Duchess of Cambridge, who knows a thing or two about photography. Back in May, she invited the public to contribute to an open-call “community project”, recording everyday life amid the pandemic: hold still, Britain, while we take a photographic portrait of the nation. Of course, this came at a time when all of us, at the government’s behest, were “holding still”.

Though Kate did offer some guidance, suggesting a few themes, the ambition was to be inclusive, not prescriptive – and, over six weeks, more than 31,000 photographs were

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Optimism for Big Ten football restart is growing; no vote on Sunday

It’s looking more and more likely that there will be football this fall in the Big Ten following a Sunday meeting of Big Ten presidents and chancellors, sources with direct knowledge of the situation told the Free Press.

However, no vote was taken on a restart. Though that could happen later this week, sources said.

The sources requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the situation. 

The presidents and chancellors — all 14 of whom make up the ruling body of the Big Ten — heard presentations about medical advances, especially in the area of testing that have taken place since the league voted 11-3 to indefinitely delay the fall football season Aug. 11.

It’s unclear which way each university president or chancellor would lean on a restart plan. Michigan State University is currently dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak that led to the county health department

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7 cases linked to Toronto strip club, worrisome COVID-19 trends continue in Ontario, Quebec

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.

7,057 active COVID-19 cases in Canada: 136,659 diagnoses, 9,171 deaths and 120,431 recoveries (as of Sept. 13, 12:00 p.m. ET)

  • Alberta – 1,444 active cases (15,415 total cases, including 253 deaths, 13,718 resolved)

  • British Columbia – 1,461 active cases (6,962 total cases, 213 deaths, 5,273 resolved)

  • Manitoba – 239 active cases (1,428 total cases, 16 deaths, 1,173 resolved)

  • New Brunswick – 2 active cases (193 cases, 2 deaths, 189 resolved)

  • Newfoundland and Labrador – 2 active cases (271 total cases, 3 deaths, 266 resolved)

  • Northwest Territories

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Dolan Fire near Big Sur keeps growing, but firefighters increase containment

The Dolan Fire burning south of Big Sur in Monterey County grew by 1,802 acres since Saturday, but firefighters were able to increase containment as well, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

The fire has charred 117,242 acres as of Sunday morning, destroying 19 structures and damaging four others, authorities said in a Sunday morning update. The blaze is now 40% contained, up from 30% on Saturday, according to the Forest Service.

A reporting change led to the increased number of structures burned. Since the beginning of the fire, four structures have been damaged and 14 residences destroyed, according to the Forest Service. Five non-residential structures, like barns or outbuildings, have also been destroyed and were added to the overall number Sunday, the Forest Service said.

The thick layer of smoke and the marine layer over the fire thinned out Saturday afternoon, which caused the fire to pick up speed,

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Many neighborhoods destroyed as fire, smoke devastate Oregon families, workers and homeless

PHOENIX, Oregon — Betty Stevens stumbled down the street that had until a few hours ago seemed so familiar, her feet crunching through ash and debris as she entered the smoking remains of her neighborhood. There were melted street signs. Trees burned down to stumps. Power lines across the road. And everywhere she turned, choking, acrid smoke.

Sobbing behind the facemask she normally wears for her job as a hospital respiratory therapist helping coronavirus patients, Stevens, 31, video recorded herself earlier this week as she stumbled through the neighborhood, raw emotion in her voice, sometimes unable to form words, moaning in obvious pain.

“I think everything’s gone,” she says as the rising sun illuminates the destruction. “This doesn’t do justice to how terrifying and horrific this is, seeing how devastated everything is. Our homes are gone. Our homes are completely gone.”

The Alameda fire is one of more than 2,000

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College Campuses Make Up 19 Of The 25 Worst COVID Outbreaks In U.S.

A new analysis of data finds 19 of the 25 hottest coronavirus outbreaks are occurring in college towns

The topic of whether or not to bring college students back for in-person classes has been heated for several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the summer, as cases peaked in many areas of the country, many schools opted against welcoming students back to campus for the 2020-2021 academic year. However, in early August, many universities around the country did reopen and in the last several weeks there have been numerous large outbreaks across the country linked to these schools, and students have even been suspended for engaging in risky coronavirus behavior. And, even scarier, according to a new analysis of data, the majority of the large coronavirus outbreaks in the country are centralized in college towns.

USA Today analyzed data from Johns Hopkins University, finding that of the 25 hottest

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Is it safe to back-to-school shop on Poshmark and at secondhand stores during a pandemic? Experts weigh in

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Is it safe to shop at thrift stores and online during COVID-19?
Is it safe to shop at thrift stores and online during COVID-19?

As we transition into fall, students are still looking for back-to-school clothing that is stylish and affordable, whether they are in a Zoom class online or in-person on campus. With trends changing daily, many people opt to buy and sell previously-loved clothing, shoes and accessories through online social commerce platforms like Poshmark.

When Canada entered lockdown in March, stores remained closed and shoppers weren’t able to head to their favourite thrift store to go through racks of sustainable clothing. This made many people take their thrift game online to change the way they purchased secondhand goods.

PhD student Kate Bauer says she still spends her free time re-selling her closet on Poshmark so she can remain up-to-date with the

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How to watch, start time, team news, prediction, odds

Tottenham – Everton: Spurs and the Toffees are set to kick off their respective 2020-21 Premier League campaigns when they meet at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday (Watch live at 11:30am ET, online via Peacock).

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Not so long ago — less than seven years, to be exact — Carlo Ancelotti was picked to replace Jose Mourinho as Real Madrid manager. Now, the two are set to face off as the managers of somewhat lesser clubs, with all due respect to Tottenham Hotspur and Everton. Each manager — undeniably two of the greatest of their generation — made a pair of stops along the way to their current employers, where they now find themselves presiding over projects requiring a longer-term approach.

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Spurs endured a thoroughly disastrous start before finishing sixth last season. Mourinho took over for

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11 Signs Your COVID May Last Forever

As COVID-19 stubbornly makes its way across the United States, many people are getting sick—and not getting better. They are dubbed “long haulers” and recognizing some of their symptoms can help you better understand the virus—and recognize if you have it, or have had it. Read on, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these 35 Places You’re Most Likely to Catch Coronavirus.

Woman suffering from dizziness with difficulty standing up while leaning on wall
Woman suffering from dizziness with difficulty standing up while leaning on wall

Some COVID-19 patients experience vertigo even after the virus has left their body. “I have equilibrium problems,” Bill Laforet, a former Mahwah Township mayor, tells NJ.com. He thinks he caught COVID after someone coughed on him at Wal-Mart, and the website reports, “five months later, he has recovered from the virus, but still continues to suffer from lingering and serious after-effects that continue to haunt him.” “Some cognitive issues,”

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In 2020 campus life is masked, distant, and strictly monitored

BOSTON — It was the fourth day of her freshman year at Northeastern University, and Maddie Harrington still hadn’t met anyone living in her dorm.

Harrington, 18, said people weren’t making much of an effort to say hello in the hallways since COVID-19 safety protocols restrict freshmen from entering anyone’s dorm room but their own. Worse, she knew that if she found herself caught up in camaraderie and decided to visit someone else’s room, she could be dismissed from school and sent home just as eleven other freshmen were after being found in a hotel-turned-dorm-room on Sept. 4. In a show of force, the university kept the students’ over $36,000 fall tuition — before they had even completed their first week of college.

Harrington, from Gloucester, Massachusetts, said the traditional ways to meet people on campus, like dining halls and libraries, have disappeared. Now, to make a friend, freshmen must

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