Day: September 14, 2020

Doug Ford expresses ‘concern’ over Ontario hotspots, Alberta reports 3 more school outbreaks

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.

7,607 active COVID-19 cases in Canada: 138,010 diagnoses, 9,179 deaths and 121,224 recoveries (as of Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m. ET)

  • Alberta – 1,538 active cases (15,415 total cases, including 253 deaths, 13,718 resolved)

  • British Columbia – 1,594 active cases (7,279 total cases, 219 deaths, 5,446 resolved)

  • Manitoba – 257 active cases (1,449 total cases, 16 deaths, 1,176 resolved)

  • New Brunswick – 3 active cases (194 cases, 2 deaths, 189 resolved)

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

  • Northwest Territories

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Facebook lets friends watch shows together while apart

Coronavirus lockdowns have led to a sharp increase in virtual watch parties as a way to get together with friends, and Facebook is getting in on the action.

The world’s largest social network on Monday launched Watch Together, a free feature it is rolling out globally on its Messenger communication platform.

“Connecting through video has understandably become more important for our Messenger community in the past few months,” Facebook product manager Nora Micheva said in a blog post.

“We created Watch Together to make spending quality time with friends and loved ones feel as close to an in-person experience as possible.”

There are more than 150 million video calls a day on Messenger, and more than 200 million videos sent each day using the service, according to Micheva.

Watch Together is designed to let people enjoy videos simultaneously while chatting with friends on screen in a video call.

“Whether it’s

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Canadians don’t understand social gathering rules, second wave will be ‘more complicated’, officials

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety.

Currently, there are more than 6,771 active cases of COVID-19 in Canada (with more than 134,900 diagnoses so far) and 9,100 deaths. Nearly 90 per cent of the country’s reported COVID-19 cases have recovered.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

September 14

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2018 Florida gubernatorial nominee says he is bisexual

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, Florida’s Democratic nominee for governor in 2018, told a television interviewer he is bisexual, responding to rumors swirling since March after he was found intoxicated and unconscious in a hotel room with two men, including one who works as a male escort.

“I don’t identify as gay but I do identify as bisexual,” Gillum told Tamron Hall on her syndicated talk show, which aired Monday. “And that is something that I have never shared publicly before.”

The former Tallahassee mayor, 41, appeared on the show with his wife, R. Jai. They have three young children. He did not return a call Monday from The Associated Press seeking comment.

He told Hall he began drinking heavily and secretly shortly after narrowly losing the election to Republican Ron DeSantis, even substituting whiskey for his morning coffee, as a way to deal with his depression. He

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Patient First In Gloucester Township Now Testing For Coronavirus

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ — Patient First in Gloucester Township now offers testing for the coronavirus, the health system announced on Monday. It is the third Patient First facility in Camden County to offer coronavirus testing.

Virus testing is available only at designated Patient First testing centers and is by appointment only. Patient First in Gloucester Township is located at 606 Cross Keys Road in the Sicklerville section of the township.

The test that is offered is the RT-PCR (Reverse Transcriptase — Polymerase Chain Reaction) molecular diagnostic test. The test sample is collected at Patient First and is sent to a reference lab for testing.

Coronavirus testing is also available at the Patient First centers in Hamilton, Cherry Hill and Voorhees. Testing appointments can be made online at https://www.patientfirst.com/covid-19/covid-19-testing.

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Doug Ford expresses ‘concern’ after Ontario reports over 300 cases for 1st time since June

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.

7,353 active COVID-19 cases in Canada: 137,249 diagnoses, 9,172 deaths and 120,724 recoveries (as of Sept. 14, 1:30 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 – 3 active cases (194 cases, 2 deaths, 189 resolved)

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

  • Northwest Territories

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‘The second wave is going to be more complicated,’ Ontario’s Minister of Health Christine Elliot warns

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.

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety.

Currently, there are more than 6,771 active cases of COVID-19 in Canada (with more than 134,900 diagnoses so far) and 9,100 deaths. Nearly 90 per cent of the country’s reported COVID-19 cases have recovered.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

September 14

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Network Correspondents Stay Outside, Critics Blast ‘Irresponsible’ Event

Donald Trump’s rally in Henderson, NV, didn’t get the kind of coverage that his most recent events have for one good reason: It was indoors, with many of his supporters not wearing masks and not socially distanced.

Out of health concerns, the major broadcast and cable networks kept their correspondents outside the rally.

“NBC News reporters did not go inside the rally and we will continue to follow and monitor prevailing public health guidelines regarding large indoor gatherings as we have since the start of the pandemic,” said a network spokesperson. An ABC News source said, “We do not go inside rallies.” Fox News’ Jonathan Hunt reported from outside the event.

CNN’s Brian Stelter reported on Reliable Sources on Sunday that Trump’s defiance of social distancing guidelines had forced news outlets to make some “tough decisions” on how to cover the events, forcing them to rely on a pool camera

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How Has the Pandemic Changed Your Spending Habits?

(Bloomberg Opinion) — One of the few bright spots in a very challenging year has been the monthly emails from my budgeting app showing huge declines in my spending. I can’t take much credit for the drops, given all the Covid-19 restrictions and risks that have prevented my family from spending at usual capacity. But still, it’s nice to see something moving in the right direction.

The app says we’ve been saving between $2,000 to $3,500 each month since March. And compared to the same period in 2019, our credit-card balances are down 25% to 30%, led by a complete halt in travel, dining out and my thrice-annual hair-color appointments. 

This echoes some of the broader spending trends in the U.S. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, categories like clothing, recreation and food services experienced rapid declines in the second quarter of 2020, compared with previous quarters. 

Some of

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Kimberly Mullen says ‘on Palau, I was weak. Weak!’

Jeff Probst on if ‘Survivor’ will Make it to Season 50

Jeff Probst explains whether or not he thinks Survivor will make it to season 50.

With Survivor filming for seasons 41 and 42 indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EW is reaching back into the reality show’s past. We sent a Survivor Quarantine Questionnaire to a batch of former players to fill out with their thoughts about their time on the show as well as updates on what they’ve been up to since. Each weekday, EW will post the answers from a different player.

“I was weak. Weak!” That’s Kimberly Mullen’s refreshingly honest assessment of her performance on Survivor: Palau. Kim has a long list of things she wishes she had done differently in the game. She wishes she had been more vocal with her tribe (the ill-fated Ulong). She wishes she hadn’t shied away from water

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