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Ontario Premier Ford calls U.S. ‘terrible example’ of how to reopen after a pandemic

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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 4,800 active cases of COVID-19 in Canada (with more than 125,000 diagnoses so far) and 9,000 deaths. Nearly 90 per cent of the country’s reported COVID-19 cases have recovered.

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

August 27

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  • August 27, 2020
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Bill & Ted “aren’t playing Van Halen riffs” anymore

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in
Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in “Bill & Ted Face the Music”

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in “Bill & Ted Face the Music” Orion Picutres

Making good on the promise of one of their signature catchphrases, “Catch ya’ later!” Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) are back. Sure, it’s been nearly 30 years since “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey,” the 1991 sequel to “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” (1988), but “Bill & Ted Face the Music” reunites the two “Great Ones.” And while much has changed over the years — phone booths are a thing of the past, and the internet is now a thing of the present — the Wyld Stallyns are still a band. And perhaps still ridiculously insipid. In fact, one in-film critic writes, “More Manure from the Stallyns” in response to one of their musical efforts.

This latest escapade for the duo has them

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  • August 27, 2020
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There Are Hidden Costs To Working From Home During The Pandemic

When you can work from home, there are financial benefits to the boss. But those benefits don't necessarily carry over to employees. (Photo: fizkes via Getty Images)
When you can work from home, there are financial benefits to the boss. But those benefits don’t necessarily carry over to employees. (Photo: fizkes via Getty Images)

For a growing number of office workers, remote work is now part of their long-term reality, whether they like it or not. By late spring, 50% of people who were employed before the pandemic hit were working remotely, according to nationally representative sample of adults surveyed by academics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

When employees work from home, it can be a win-win for employers. Companies save money on operating costs and perks, and research has found that workers can be more productive at home. But it can take a stressful toll on employees as boundaries blur and privacy becomes scarce. 

Working from home can also come at financial and psychological cost to employees who are suddenly shouldering expenses their company used

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  • August 27, 2020
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Stocks mixed after Powell’s inflation plan; Walmart, Microsoft rally on TikTok deal

try and nudge inflation higher.” data-reactid=”16″Wall Street ended a choppy session on a mixed note Thursday, with major benchmarks struggling to extend their win streak as investors digested stubbornly high unemployment data — but took heart from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s pledge to try and nudge inflation higher.

AMZN), Apple (AAPL) — which have surged to new records. Facebook (FB), and Alphabet (GOOGGOOGL) have also posted their highest-ever closing levels.” data-reactid=”17″Tech stocks, which have powered the broader market to fourth consecutive record closing highs, took a breather as traders booked profits on Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL) — which have surged to new records. Facebook (FB), and Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) have also posted their highest-ever closing levels.

Although the Nasdaq snapped a five-day winning streak, the broader S&P 500 Index stretched to its fifth record close, and closed

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  • August 27, 2020
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What in the World Is Going On at the VMAs?

MTV’s annual Video Music Awards are the network’s most well-known television offering. So when it decided to press forward with this year’s ceremony on Sunday, August 30th as a live show — making the 2020 VMAs the first live awards show to take place since COVID-19 shut down events across America — the decision certainly turned heads.” data-reactid=”19″MTV’s annual Video Music Awards are the network’s most well-known television offering. So when it decided to press forward with this year’s ceremony on Sunday, August 30th as a live show — making the 2020 VMAs the first live awards show to take place since COVID-19 shut down events across America — the decision certainly turned heads.

With just days to go, music fans still have no idea what they’re going to be watching.

nixed the venue two weeks ago after consulting with local health officials. Instead, performers will pop up in various

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  • August 27, 2020
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Black Girls Breathing Is Creating a Safe Space for Black Women

Photo credit: Gerald R Carter Jr
Photo credit: Gerald R Carter Jr

From Marie Claire

Jasmine Marie is the founder of Black Girls Breathing—an Atlanta-based community that encourages Black women to nurture their mental, emotional, and spiritual health through meditational breathwork. Here, in her own words, Jasmine shares how she’s leading her business during the pandemic, the importance of preserving Black women’s mental health—including her ownamid COVID-19, and the systemic racism our country continues to face.

When I graduated from New York University (NYU), I was working at a consumer products goods company in global haircare. The beauty world can be crazy. It was in that time of extreme stress and pressure that I was introduced to breathwork. I went to a very non-traditional church, First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, and my pastor had a personal breathworker. When the community center at the church was finally launched, breathwork was one of the

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  • August 27, 2020
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Where to Buy Hand Sanitizer Right Now (Updated)

The beginning of the pandemic saw huge hand sanitizer shortages. And with all the Walgreens’ shelves and digital aisles of Amazon emptied of their Purell, upstart manufacturers rushed to fill the void. You likely found yourself shopping for hand sanitizer from unusual brands you may have never previously heard of on strange but delightful websites. Well, just because your local drug store is are again stocked with hand sanitizer doesn’t mean you have to go back to the boring stuff. The hand sanitizer you’ll get from a boutique skincare retailer, or even a distillery—hand sanitizer is mostly ethyl alcohol, after all—is just as protective as Purell or Germ-X. And often, it smells and feels a lot better on your skin.

It’s worth noting that hand sanitizer isn’t your main line of defense against the spread of the Coronavirus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, much more important

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  • August 27, 2020
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What’s open for Labor Day at beaches, parks, zoos and trails in Southern California

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Two giraffes roam the L.A. Zoo in October 2019. (Tad Motoyama / L.A. Zoo)

With Labor Day nearing, wildfires burning and pandemic restrictions still in effect, local and state authorities are limiting access to many indoor and outdoor recreation options.

Still, most parks, beaches and trails are open, and enterprises including the L.A. Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego and Mammoth Mountain are finding ways to at least partially reopen or extend their summer seasons.

Before you choose one, also choose a strategy for avoiding crowds, which may be heavy from Friday, Sept. 4, through Monday, Sept. 7.

Here’s a snapshot of what’s up:

• The grounds of SeaWorld San Diego reopen Friday, Aug. 28, with reduced capacity, an altered identity and Friday-through-Sunday hours. Billing itself as SeaWorld San Diego Zoo Days: Bayside BBQ & Brews, the marine-themed park at Mission Bay is opening

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  • August 27, 2020
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How your company can support employees’ physical and mental wellbeing

Did you know Alison Hadden, the author of this piece, is speaking at TNW2020 this year? Their session will explore how using tech can help us navigate our newfound death anxiety.

As a busy executive who seeks to keep my own personal health and wellness a top priority, especially since my cancer diagnosis last year, working for a company that supports these goals makes it so much easier to maintain this kind of lifestyle. And if you’re lucky enough to work in the wellness industry as I do for MINDBODY, well, you’ve hit the jackpot.

In today’s job market, top companies are in a tight race competing for top talent. During my six years at Glassdoor, I talked to hundreds of HR and Recruiting leaders about their challenges. What I learned is that smart employers recognize that in order to recruit the best candidates, they’ve got to create a workplace

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  • August 27, 2020
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How nations are going back to school — or not

PARIS (AP) — The U.N. says it’s urgent to get kids back to schools after months-long coronavirus lockdowns, but with the virus still raging in parts of the United States and resurging in countries from South Korea to France, Spain and Britain, medical authorities are urging caution.

Governments are taking different strategies toward the new school year, depending on how many infections they’re seeing, the state of their health care systems and political considerations. Here’s a look at how some countries are handling reopening schools amid the pandemic:

UNITED STATES

In the United States, where K-12 education is largely the responsibility of states and local school districts, President Donald Trump and his education secretary have urged schools to reopen in person. But there has been heated public debate over the wisdom of bringing students back to the classroom, especially in communities with high daily new infections, so school reopening plans

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  • August 27, 2020