Kingston restaurants prepare for winter patio season as COVID-19 pandemic continues

The summer weather appears to be behind us for those living in Eastern Ontario. Temperatures have dropped to single digits and the rain clouds have moved into the region. This usually marks the end of the patio season in the province, but this year, with the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants are keeping their outdoor dining spaces open. “It’s important to have the fresh air flowing, and people feel safer being outside,” said Chantelle Lappan, the general … Read more

COVID-19 outbreak declared at a long-term care home in Brockville

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District health unit confirmed a COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care facility in Brockville late Monday. According to a media release, a staff member at St. Lawrence Lodge tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting the health unit to declare an outbreak at the home. Infection control measures have been put in place to manage the outbreak and are being monitored by the health unit. Trending Stories The infected staff member is … Read more

Health and safety concerns shut down care facility in central Hamilton: city

The removal of residents from a care facility in central Hamilton was not about COVID-19 according to the city’s emergency operations director. Paul Johnson said a “combination of factors” tied to public health, staffing, fire safety and security precipitated the evacuation of Emerald Lodge on Friday. “Some of the pieces that residential care facilities (RCF) must adhere to under the schedule of activities for an RCF were not being followed,” Johnson said in a media … Read more

Ottawa won’t say whether diplomats in Cuba still being briefed on ‘Havana syndrome’ risks

The federal government is refusing to say whether it is still briefing outgoing diplomats bound for the embassy in Cuba — or those heading anywhere else — about the risks and lasting impacts of what’s become known as “Havana syndrome.” Nearly two dozen Canadian diplomats and family members were diagnosed with “multiple functional and structural impairments” in their brains following their postings there, and documents obtained by Global News show officials warned departing diplomats in … Read more

Hospital and health care staff in Alberta to return to work Tuesday after wildcat strikes

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 27, 2020 8:08 am     Updated October 27, 2020 8:49 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Hospital and health-care staff are to return to work Tuesday after the Alberta Labour Relations Board ruled they acted illegally when walking off the job to protest recent cuts. In a decision issued late Monday, the board ruled the workers’ refusal … Read more

Pandemic depression is about to collide with seasonal depression. Make a plan, experts say.

“I went through a depressive swing. It was unbearable,” she says. Eventually, Hornickel told her roommate she wanted to die. Since then, Hornickel has been in a partial hospitalization program to treat suicidal ideation, depression and bipolar disorder, and she recognizes that her initial reaction to quarantine was a manic episode. Although she’s doing a lot better, there’s a nagging worry: wintertime. “For me, personally, the nighttime is really hard,” Hornickel says. “And when there’s not sunlight and sunshine and things … Read more

Lilly antibody drug fails in study of hospitalized Covid patients, other trials go on

U.S. government officials are putting an early end to a study testing an Eli Lilly antibody drug for people hospitalized with Covid-19 because it doesn’t seem to be helping them. Independent monitors had paused enrollment in the study two weeks ago because of a possible safety issue. But on Monday, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which sponsors the study, said a closer look did not verify a safety problem but found a … Read more

Extraterrestrial life on the closest 1,000 stars to Earth could see us: experts

If indeed aliens do exist, they may be watching us from not too far away in space, a new study has found. The research found there are 1,004 star systems that might contain Earth-like planets within 300 light-years of Earth that might be able “to detect Earth’s chemical traces of life.” “If observers were out there searching, they would be able to see signs of a biosphere in the atmosphere of our Pale Blue Dot,” the study’s … Read more

Conan O’Brien reveals his late-night set was burglarized overnight, calls it a ‘new low’

Conan O’Brien revealed that the set of his late-night talk show was burglarized.  The comedian joined his late-night cohorts in recording their shows remotely in March at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. However, in July he announced that he was moving production of “Conan” to the historic Los Angeles comedy club Largo at The Coronet in an effort to both return to production and support the theater amid the pandemic.  During Monday’s broadcast, the … Read more

Will heated face masks kill coronavirus? Researchers testing prototype, university says

Prototype testing is underway for a reusable face mask that would blast coronavirus particles with heat, per a university news release. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) reportedly submitted a patent for a mask with heated copper mesh. The contraption is said to slow particles down and inactivate viruses in mere seconds by the mesh and temperatures reaching 90°C, or 194°F. “While facial coverings over the nose and mouth reduce the spread of the … Read more

Election 7 days away: Biden picks up campaign pace as Trump barnstorms swing states

President Trump is embarking on a campaign swing through key battleground states with the November election just one week away, as Democratic rival Joe Biden picks up the pace of his travel with a planned trip to reliably red Georgia. The Democratic presidential nominee will stump in Warm Springs, Ga. — population just over 400 — on Tuesday before heading to Atlanta for a drive-in event to encourage Georgians to cast their ballots during the last week of early voting.   Georgia has not backed a … Read more

Ohio governor pleads for legislative action on gun violence

At some point during Gov. Mike DeWine’s Tuesday briefing on Ohio’s fight against the coronavirus, the Republican chief executive will also continue his so-far unsuccessful crusade against gun violence By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press October 27, 2020, 12:28 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article COLUMBUS, Ohio — At some point during Gov. Mike DeWine’s Tuesday briefing on Ohio’s fight against the coronavirus, the Republican chief executive will also continue … Read more

The Latest: Spain doctors stage walkout over health system

MADRID — Spanish doctors are staging their first national walkout in 25 years to protest what they say are poor working conditions and the weakened state of the national public health system. The 24-hour strike was called by the State Confederation of Medical Unions, which wants health authorities to negotiate changes in the sector. The confederation says the coronavirus pandemic has exposed a lack of investment public health system in recent decades. The protest came … Read more

KFC launches two VERY unique State of Origin inspired burgers

KFC launches two VERY unique State of Origin inspired burgers – complete with two crispy chicken fillets, double cheese and a creamy mustard sauce KFC Australia is set to launch two new brightly coloured State of Origin burgers  The burgers come in the colour of teams – blue (NSW) or maroon (Queensland) The new menu item is available from Tuesday, November 3 to November 11 By Cindy Tran for Daily Mail Australia Published: 09:00 EDT, … Read more

Why am I always so tired – Is tiredness a sign of Covid?

Coronavirus is on our minds day in, day out at the moment. Its prominence in the news, on social media, and our changed habits mean we are likely to be paranoid and think symptoms unrelated to the virus are caused by the virus. We all know that coughing, a high temperature, and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste are symptoms… but is tiredness a sign of Covid? Feeling exhausted every … Read more

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The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Look up at Times Square in New York and you can see Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner gazing down at you. A huge billboard featuring their smiling faces was erected by the Republican group the Lincoln Project this weekend: Ivanka is photoshopped to pose like a game show hostess beside the number of people who have died from Covid-19, … Read more

‘Stop doing that, or this interview will end’: How the smackdown took over cable news in 2020

Harlow was having none of it. “You speak for the president so we’re going to stick on that topic. . . . How much federal income tax did the president pay in 2016 and 2017?” Morgenstern called the Times story a “smear.” But he refused to get specific about his claim that Trump had paid “millions” in taxes and kept bringing up Hunter Biden. Harlow kept pushing and chiding (“I’m asking the questions here”), and when he … Read more

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2020-10-27T12:39:27.043Z Student reported over large party at Portsmouth Halls A 19-year-old man has been reported for summons over reports of a large party at a halls of residence in Portsmouth on Friday. Police attended Margaret Rule Halls, in Isambard Brunel Road and found a large group of people in the street who then dispersed. They were then called back to the same area at around 2.47am, following reports that around 40 people were having a … Read more

Puppeteer Matthew Corbett has had to move home for care after covid-19

How ‘long Covid’ has knocked the stuffing out of Mr Sooty: Months after falling ill with the virus, puppeteer Matthew Corbett has had to move home for extra care Sooty puppeteer Matthew Corbett first noticed symptoms of Covid-19 March 28 Within days, Matthew was admitted to hospital, suffering from severe symptoms Seven months on he and wife Sallie moved to a retirement village in West Sussex By Moira Petty For The Daily Mail Published: 18:02 … Read more

Covid-19 vaccine could still work, scientists claim

Covid-19 vaccine could still offer long-lasting protection, top scientists claim despite fears antibodies only last a few months Professor Wendy Barclay said vaccines will work ‘quite differently’ to infections And Professor Elliot said immunity is likely to ‘fluctuate’ among people  REACT-2 project found 4.4% of people in England had antibodies in September This was down by quarter on 6% of people who tested positive for them in July Study said people can be reinfected after 6 … Read more

Kmart shoppers will have to BOOK online or be turned away at the door

Kmart shoppers will have to BOOK online or be turned away at the door as the store resorts to desperate measures to comply with coronavirus rules – and customers are not happy Kmart has enforced a booking system in 38 store locations around Melbourne Patrons are asked to pick their preferred store and a time they would like to shop  But customers on Facebook said they had trouble using the booking system  By Charlotte Karp … Read more

Eye Opener: Amy Coney Barrett sworn in as Supreme Court justice

Eye Opener: Amy Coney Barrett sworn in as Supreme Court justice – CBS News Live Watch CBSN Live Judge Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in to the Supreme Court by Justice Clarence Thomas, to the opposition of Congressional Democrats. Also, new U.S. coronavirus cases are hitting daily records. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds. View CBS News In

Lakers and Dodgers fans “likely” fueling rise in coronavirus cases, LA County says

The success of the Los Angeles Lakers and Dodgers are bringing fans together in the LA area and it is “highly likely” that is helping drive an uptick in coronavirus cases, the Los Angeles County Department of Health  said Monday. The Lakers won the NBA championship two weeks ago and the Dodgers are one game away from winning the World Series. Their run through the playoffs has prompted watch parties and celebrations. Los Angeles County … Read more

Analysis: Amy Coney Barrett joins the Supreme Court in unprecedented times

Barrett begins her Supreme Court tenure one week before Election Day after a rushed appointment and amid controversy from risky White House ceremonies. She faces a raft of voting-related appeals, along with a notable absence of bond-building rituals with colleagues because of Covid-19. That complex dynamic is likely to shape Barrett’s immediate image in the public eye and perhaps influence how she approaches cases and the eight other justices. Her Senate vote of 52-48 was … Read more

See Amy Coney Barrett get sworn in as Supreme Court Justice – CNN Video

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Food workers, rural Americans go hungry despite U.S. government farm aid

Rural food distribution in Boyceville, Wisconsin More By Christopher Walljasper and Gabriela Bhaskar GREEN BAY, Wis. (Reuters) – Yessenia Cendejas pulled up to a moving truck filled with donated food in northeastern Wisconsin, arriving at the mobile food bank straight from her job at a pizza-crust factory, to get sustenance for herself and five children. Cendejas, 35, took a second job at a fast-food restaurant in Green Bay – whose county has Wisconsin’s highest number of … Read more

Belgium faces decision on possible new lockdown by weekend: official

FILE PHOTO: Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Brussels More By Kate Abnett and Marine Strauss BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgium’s federal government should decide by this weekend whether a return to a nationwide lockdown is required, as the country grapples with a resurgence in novel coronavirus cases and hospitals risk running out of beds, an official said. New infections in Belgium, among the hardest-hit countries in Europe, hit a peak of more than 18,000 … Read more

Pfizer not yet ready to release COVID-19 vaccine data

1 / 2 Pfizer not yet ready to release COVID-19 vaccine data FILE PHOTO: A logo for Pfizer is displayed on a monitor on the floor at the NYSE in New York By Michael Erman and Manas Mishra (Reuters) – Drugmaker Pfizer Inc <PFE.N> said on Tuesday it was not yet ready to release data from the late-stage trial of the COVID-19 vaccine candidate it is developing with Germany’s BioNTech SE <22UAy.F>. Pfizer’s CEO Albert … Read more

‘We may have a wild roller-coaster ride’ after the election, says Ohio State law professor Edward Foley

This must be a pretty busy time for you. I can imagine that being an election law scholar hasn’t always been as on-topic as it is now. [Laughs.] I won’t deny that. It’s cyclical with the presidential election cycle every four years, although this is nothing like any previous one. You’ve been warning about issues in election law for years. Does it feel like people are finally waking up to them? Yes, but I wish … Read more