How to prepare for a viral outbreak like COVID-19
by John Kennedy on February 28, 2020 at 10:40 pm
Viruses love us. That’s a fact. Every year, run-of-the-mill respiratory diseases like the common cold and the flu infect millions of people, and once in a while, brand new afflictions like the coronavirus dubbed COVID-19 rise up and grab headlines worldwide. While the fatality rate for most of these illnesses is low, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared.
NASA TV Coverage Set for SpaceX’s Next Space Station Resupply Mission
on February 28, 2020 at 10:34 pm
NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting 11:49 p.m. EST Friday, March 6, for the launch of its 20th resupply mission to the International Space Station.
Shopify pulls plug on Unite conference as list of corporate events cancelled because of coronavirus swells
by James McLeod on February 28, 2020 at 9:21 pm
The announcement comes one day after Facebook cancelled its conference, with speculation swirling over whether Google and Apple will follow suit
NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for the Psyche Mission
on February 28, 2020 at 9:00 pm
NASA has selected SpaceX of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the agency’s Psyche mission. The Psyche mission currently is targeted to launch in July 2022 on a Falcon Heavy rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson dies at 96
by Sara Kiley Watson on February 28, 2020 at 8:47 pm
The theoretical physicist was known for his work on quantum electrodynamics and climate change hot takes.
Delhi riots: Death toll rises to 42, 148 FIRs registered
on February 29, 2020 at 3:12 am
Delhi Police spokesperson Mandeep Singh Randhawa said Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) officials were called in and the crime scenes were being revisited.
View: Trump’s trip showed India-US ties bet on long-term capital gain
on February 29, 2020 at 3:11 am
Reports suggested that a trade package of $10 billion was nearly ready before the visit. Going beyond the economic, there were some clear strategic convergences, and some current differences in positions, inevitable since countries take positions based on their own short and longer term interests.
Delhi violence: Students and teachers of coaching centres recall the Monday mayhem
on February 29, 2020 at 2:38 am
Clashes started around 11:30 am on Monday when a mob armed with sticks and petrol bombs charged towards the Yamuna Vihar-Bhajanpura road, where at least 12 coaching centres are located. As the students cowered in fright, some from the mob set ablaze the vehicles parked outside the institutes; some rushed in to break open the doors.
Mobile internet services restored in UP’s Aligarh: DM
on February 29, 2020 at 2:37 am
Mobile internet services, which were suspended following clashes between police and anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protestors, have been restored here in Aligarh on Saturday.
Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia temporarily suspends entry of GCC citizens to Mecca and Medina
on February 29, 2020 at 2:31 am
Saudi Arabia temporarily suspended entry of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) citizens to Mecca and Medina, the foreign ministry announced in a statement published by the state news agency on Friday.
Ontario records eighth coronavirus case
by Bryan Passifiume on February 29, 2020 at 3:51 am
Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has confirmed an eighth positive case of COVID-19 late Friday night. The man in his 80s presented himself at Scarborough Health Network’s General Hospital on Thursday. He had arrived to Toronto on Feb. 20 after travelling from Egypt. The hospital followed established infection prevention and control protocols and the
Early shooting struggles doom Raptors in tough loss to Hornets
by Mike Ganter on February 29, 2020 at 3:42 am
Normally, the stinker comes when a team returns home from a lengthy west coast road trip. Well, looks like the Raptors got that one out of the way a little early with a 99-96 loss to the Charlotte Hornets. In truth this was really only a stinker for about a half, when the Raptors couldn’t
LILLEY: Public knows Ontario can’t afford more raises for teachers
by Brian Lilley on February 29, 2020 at 3:40 am
The public is well aware of what teachers are doing on the picket lines. The question is whether they support it. There have been plenty of polls done on this issue, some better than others. The teachers claim they have the public fully behind them by asking such questions as whether you support paying down
TOWHEY: It’s time Canada’s First Nations got their acts together
by Mark Towhey on February 29, 2020 at 3:32 am
When European settlers first arrived here, North America was not a land of peace and harmony. Many indigenous clans tried immediately to enlist Europeans into their ongoing wars with traditional enemies. There was no homogeneous society then. There isn’t now. Clans lived and died on the strength of their leaders. When clans chose wise leaders,
GAME DAY: Canucks at Leafs
by Lance Hornby on February 29, 2020 at 2:40 am
VANCOUVER CANUCKS AT MAPLE LEAFS 7 P.M. Scotiabank Arena TV: HNIC/Sportsnet RADIO: TSN 1050 THE BIG MATCHUP G Frederik Andersen vs. G Thatcher Demko/Louis Dominigue Both Andersen and Demko had awful starts on Friday night, Andersen beaten three times in six shots. However, his team had the firepower to rally and the Dane got his
Trump Says Pompeo Will Witness Signing of Deal with Taliban
on February 28, 2020 at 8:56 pm
President Donald Trump said Friday that he’s dispatching Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the signing of an agreement with the Afghan Taliban aimed at beginning a drawdown of thousands of US troops and ending America’s 18-year involvement in the war.
From Tiny Beginnings, Catholic Charismatics Celebrate 53 Years of Holy Spirit-Led Renewal
on February 28, 2020 at 7:39 pm
In 1967, 25 Catholic college students experienced a move of the Holy Spirit at a retreat center in Pittsburgh. From there, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal has spread around the world and today there are more than 120 million Catholic Charismatics in 240 countries. On the 53rd anniversary of the movement, its pioneers look back and remember.
‘A Sign of Hope’: Christian Charity Commits to Rebuilding Towns Decimated by ISIS
on February 28, 2020 at 2:19 pm
A small Christian village in Iraq is finally getting back on its feet after being largely destroyed by ISIS fighters.
‘The Century of the Holy Spirit:’ How One Nun’s Prayers in 1895 Led to the Modern Pentecostal Movement
on February 28, 2020 at 12:55 pm
The modern Pentecostal movement and the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Twentieth Century can be traced back to the prayers of Sister Elena, a Catholic nun who, in 1895, began praying that God the Father would send forth the Holy Spirit to renew the world.
Young Missionaries Bring Gifts of Hope to Ukraine’s Battle-Scarred War Zone
on February 27, 2020 at 8:49 pm
The battle between Russia-backed fighters and Ukraine’s army still rages although a ceasefire agreement was signed five years ago. The war continues to ravage those living on the frontlines.
Nando’s is giving away FREE bottles of PERi-PERi sauce to people named David this weekend
by email@example.com (Charlotte Hulme) on February 28, 2020 at 9:37 pm
If your name is David then it’s your lucky day, or weekend even, as Nando’s are giving away free bottles of their famed PERi-PERi sauce in select restaurants across the UK, in celebration of St David’s Day.
Lucy Mecklenburgh shows off stunning hallway and fans share their amazement
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Charlotte Hulme) on February 28, 2020 at 9:13 pm
Lucy Mecklenburgh has shared a snap of her stunning hallway to her home interiors Instagram account and her fans can’t help but gush over the space.
Married At First Sight is looking for contestants for the new series
by email@example.com (Charlotte Hulme) on February 28, 2020 at 7:46 pm
Married At First Sight is on the look-out for contestants as the reality dating show, which sees couples marry before ever meeting, gears up for a new series.
Jacqueline Jossa’s In The Style range breaks records as items sell out in just six minutes
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Charlotte Hulme) on February 28, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Jacqueline Jossa’s In The Style range has broken records for the brand as it became the fastest selling collection, with items flying off shelves in just six minutes.
Mums are raving about a ‘miracle’ £9.99 Boots sleep spray that helps babies sleep
by email@example.com (Charlotte Hulme) on February 28, 2020 at 5:42 pm
Mums can’t get enough of a £9.99 sleep spray, named The Very Hungry Caterpillar Baby Pillow Spray, which helps babies get to sleep and even helped one mum’s baby “sleep 10 hours a night.”