CDC drops quarantine, distancing recommendations for COVID-19

CDC drops quarantine, distancing recommendations for COVID-19

A sign asks those getting vaccinated to keep 6 feet apart during the vaccination event, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley, Calif.Elias Funez/The Associated Press The nation’s top public health agency relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines Thursday, dropping the recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come into close contact … Read more

Shiite Muslims in Mideast mark solemn holy day of Ashura

Shiite Muslims in Mideast mark solemn holy day of Ashura

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Millions of Shiite Muslims — from Iran to Afghanistan and Pakistan — were marking the festival of Ashura on Monday, one of the most emotional occasions in their religious calendar, commemorating the 7th century martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Hussein . Security forces, particularly in Taliban-run Afghanistan, were on high … Read more

Senegal accuses police of ‘savagely beating’ one of its Ottawa diplomats

Senegal accuses police of ‘savagely beating’ one of its Ottawa diplomats

GATINEAU, THAT. — Senegal is accusing Canadian police of “savagely beating” one of its diplomats earlier this week. The Gatineau police service (SPVG) says instead that it faced “an aggressive person” who allegedly injured two police officers. In a press release dated Thursday and made public on Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Senegal … Read more

Beloved Pickering, Ont. dry cleaners say they might have to close, blame local Loblaws superstore

Beloved Pickering, Ont.  dry cleaners say they might have to close, blame local Loblaws superstore

Six days a week, for nearly 20 years, Anthony Seunarine and his father, Bobby, have been running London Cleaners, a tailor and dry cleaning shop inside the Loblaws Supermarket at Highway 2 and Liverpool Road in Pickering, Ont. By now, the place feels like home, and their customers extended family. “We have lots of customers … Read more

Award-winning Edmonton-area restaurant implements ‘crisis pricing’ as food costs soar – Edmonton

Award-winning Edmonton-area restaurant implements ‘crisis pricing’ as food costs soar – Edmonton

Just as the hospitality industry was regaining its footing after the pandemic, restaurants were hit with skyrocketing food and utility costs. The co-owners of Chartier, an award-winning local restaurant in Beaumont, say in some ways, this storm is harder to weather than COVID. “I think so. In some ways it is,” Sylvia Cheverie said. “I … Read more

What are popular baby names associated with travel? See the lists

What are popular baby names associated with travel?  See the lists

Baby Emma, ​​David or Elizabeth? Not for American parents Caitlin and Luke McNeal. Rather than naming their children after grandparents, biblical figures or the British monarchy, the couple chose the names of places that hold meaningful travel memories for them. “Kinsale was when we lived in Ireland, and we vacationed in Kinsale and fell in … Read more

Opinion: Is Mark Zuckerberg taking the first step toward turning Facebook into Yahoo 2.0?

Opinion: Is Mark Zuckerberg taking the first step toward turning Facebook into Yahoo 2.0?

Yahoo was once the most popular website on the planet, the only place that everyone on the internet seemed to touch at least once an online session. After an ignominious slide, however, Yahoo is just another site that has some fans in certain parts of Asia and offers some niche products. Has Mark Zuckerberg launched … Read more

First humans arrived in Alberta’s oilsands region at least 11,000 years ago

First humans arrived in Alberta’s oilsands region at least 11,000 years ago

From the left, Reid Graham of Manitoba Historic Resources Management, Todd Kristensen of the Archaeological Survey of Alberta and Robin Woywitka of MacEwan University excavate an archeological dig in the Fort McMurray area.Brittany Romano/The Canadian Press New research may have answered a long-standing mystery by pinning a rough date on the earliest known humans in … Read more

Inside The Daily Lives Of The Super Rich—And Why Many Billionaires Still Do Chores

Inside The Daily Lives Of The Super Rich—And Why Many Billionaires Still Do Chores

A new Forbes survey of the world’s richest people found many still do household chores like taking out the garbage and grocery shopping. The world of the super wealthy may be brimming with private jets, mega mansions and more dough than most could even dream of, but the day-to-day lives of billionaires look a whole … Read more

Yes, Canadians can enter the US$1.1 billion Mega Millions lottery. Here’s how – National

Yes, Canadians can enter the US.1 billion Mega Millions lottery.  Here’s how – National

The historic US$1.1 billion (around $1.4 billion) Mega Millions jackpot is just around the corner but Canadians can do much more than just watch from the sidelines. Though the Mega Millions lottery is based in the United States, there’s nothing stopping Canadians from taking their shot at the third-largest jackpot in US history. The next … Read more