Day: September 14, 2020

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

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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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Can You Retire Comfortably if You Only Work a Part-Time Job?

Working part time is nothing new, but the gig economy makes it more attractive than ever to take a high-paying hourly job. Rather than toiling in a single full-time job, online employment platforms make it possible to string together a number of part-time positions for a career that features flexible hours and expanded free time.

However, part-time employment has downsides when it comes to retirement. While full-time workers can receive enticing perks like retirement plans and health insurance, gig workers and others with part-time hours may be solely responsible for their own savings and benefits. That can make it difficult to prepare for the retirement lifestyle you want, especially if you only work a single part-time job.

“I’m going to tell you as a retirement planner … it is not possible for most people,” says Wendy Terrill, owner of retirement planning firm Assurance & Guarantee in Burlington, North Carolina.

Still,

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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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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.

7,375 active COVID-19 cases in Canada: 137,275 diagnoses, 9,172 deaths and 120,728 recoveries (as of Sept. 14, 4:30 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 – 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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Canadians don’t understand social gathering rules, second wave will be ‘more complicated,’ officials warn

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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.

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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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Dover-Sherborn Delays Hybrid Model After Massive Party

DOVER-SHERBORN, MA — A massive student party that was busted on Friday in Sherborn is the cause of a delay to the start of hybrid classes. The joint Dover-Sherborn Board of Health suggested the regional high school delay hybrid classes and start the first week of classes remote and the superintendent agreed.

As many as 150 students are estimated to have attended the party, according to the Boston Globe. In a joint statement, the boards of health said the students were likely drinking alcohol and not social distancing or wearing masks. When police arrived to break up the party several students ran into the woods but a few were caught.

Students were supposed to have their first day of class online on Monday, with teachers in the classroom, and their first day in class was scheduled for Tuesday. Now, students will only start hybrid classes on Sept. 21, if no

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

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 challenges due to her contact lenses she was afraid of losing. … Read More

‘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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