Today’s coronavirus news: Canada preparing for COVID-19 surge in fall, Tam says; Canada-U.S. border restrictions extended to Sept. 21

KEY FACTS12:38 p.m. Canada’s chief public health officer says surges in new cases of COVID-19 are expected going forward12:20 p.m. Restrictions at the Canada-U.S. border will be extended another 30 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic10:15 a.m. Ontario is reporting fewer than 100 casesThe latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Friday. This…

Cineplex reports $98.9-million Q2 loss with movie theatres closed

TORONTO — Cineplex Inc.'s chief executive is hoping that ending an agreement with a virtual reality golf company, films debuting in Canada before the U.S. and a slew of COVID-19 measures will right his business as it struggles with mounting costs for movie theatres that sat closed for months.Ellis Jacob said Friday that his Toronto-based entertainment company had decided to mutually call…

Canada-U.S. border closure extended once again amid stress over constraints

OTTAWA -- Canadian and U.S. officials have agreed to keep the border between the two countries closed to non-essential travel for another month. This comes as both countries are still working to stop the spread of COVID-19, and as tensions continue to flare between Canadians and prospective American visitors. The current extension of the cross-border…

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Today’s coronavirus news: Canada preparing for COVID-19 surge in fall, Tam says; Canada-U.S. border restrictions extended to Sept. 21

KEY FACTS12:38 p.m. Canada’s chief public health officer says surges in new cases of COVID-19 are expected going forward12:20 p.m. Restrictions at the Canada-U.S. border will be extended another 30 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic10:15 a.m. Ontario is reporting fewer than 100 casesThe latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Friday. This…

Cineplex reports $98.9-million Q2 loss with movie theatres closed

TORONTO — Cineplex Inc.'s chief executive is hoping that ending an agreement with a virtual reality golf company, films debuting in Canada before the U.S. and a slew of COVID-19 measures will right his business as it struggles with mounting costs for movie theatres that sat closed for months.Ellis Jacob said Friday that his Toronto-based entertainment company had decided to mutually call…

Canada-U.S. border closure extended once again amid stress over constraints

OTTAWA -- Canadian and U.S. officials have agreed to keep the border between the two countries closed to non-essential travel for another month. This comes as both countries are still working to stop the spread of COVID-19, and as tensions continue to flare between Canadians and prospective American visitors. The current extension of the cross-border…

Canadian production sales post record 20.7%gain in June

OTTAWA - Canadian manufacturing sales climbed a record 20.7 per cent in June to $48.7 billion as production returned following widespread shutdowns earlier in the year, Statistics Canada reported Friday. The increase was led by the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts industries and followed a revised gain of 11.6 per cent in May, up…

There’s still a chance to see the Perseid Meteor Shower! Here’s how to watch

Still good for watching one of the best meteor showers of the entire year? The Perseid Meteor Shower is going on right now, and there are more chances to catch the show, even after its Tuesday night peak.The Perseids are capable of delivering up to 100 meteors per hour at their peak, when viewed under…

Today’s coronavirus news: Canada preparing for COVID-19 surge in fall, Tam says; Canada-U.S. border restrictions extended to Sept. 21

KEY FACTS12:38 p.m. Canada’s chief public health officer says surges in new cases of COVID-19 are expected going forward12:20 p.m. Restrictions at the Canada-U.S. border will be extended another 30 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic10:15 a.m. Ontario is reporting fewer than 100 casesThe latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Friday. This…

Cineplex reports $98.9-million Q2 loss with movie theatres closed

TORONTO — Cineplex Inc.'s chief executive is hoping that ending an agreement with a virtual reality golf company, films debuting in Canada before the U.S. and a slew of COVID-19 measures will right his business as it struggles with mounting costs for movie theatres that sat closed for months.Ellis Jacob said Friday that his Toronto-based entertainment company had decided to mutually call…

Canada-U.S. border closure extended once again amid stress over constraints

OTTAWA -- Canadian and U.S. officials have agreed to keep the border between the two countries closed to non-essential travel for another month. This comes as both countries are still working to stop the spread of COVID-19, and as tensions continue to flare between Canadians and prospective American visitors. The current extension of the cross-border…

Canadian production sales post record 20.7%gain in June

OTTAWA - Canadian manufacturing sales climbed a record 20.7 per cent in June to $48.7 billion as production returned following widespread shutdowns earlier in the year, Statistics Canada reported Friday. The increase was led by the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts industries and followed a revised gain of 11.6 per cent in May, up…

There’s still a chance to see the Perseid Meteor Shower! Here’s how to watch

Still good for watching one of the best meteor showers of the entire year? The Perseid Meteor Shower is going on right now, and there are more chances to catch the show, even after its Tuesday night peak.The Perseids are capable of delivering up to 100 meteors per hour at their peak, when viewed under…

Obama: Trump is trying to ‘actively kneecap’ and ‘starve’ the postal service

(CNN)Former President Barack Obama took on President Donald Trump's attempts to stall funding for the United States Postal Service in a podcast published Friday, slamming his successor's opposition to the much-needed funds as a craven attempt to boost his chances of winning in November.Obama, in a podcast with David Plouffe, his former campaign manager, took…

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South Australia records new coronavirus case, but guy not linked to school cluster

South Australian health authorities have confirmed another person in the state has tested positive for coronavirus, but say it is an isolated case not linked to an Adelaide school cluster.Key points:A man has been diagnosed with COVID-19 after arriving on a repatriation flightHealth authorities say he remains in quarantine and poses no threat to the…

Celebrating stories of science for National Science Week

August 14, 2020Some of the Science Activity Characters developed for National Science Week.Academy Fellows featuring in National Science Week include (from top) Professor Maria Byrne, Professor Rachel Webster and Professor John Endler.Who do you see when you look at this image above? These Science Activity Characters show people engaging with a range of science-related activities.…

People ought to not fear spread of Covid-19 in food, product packaging: WHO

GENEVA - The World Health Organization said on Thursday it saw no evidence of coronavirus being spread by food or packaging and urged people not to be afraid of the virus entering the food chain. Two cities in China said they had found traces of the coronavirus in imported frozen chicken wings from Brazil and on…

Department of Justice states Yale discriminates against whites and Asians

Image copyright EPA Image caption Yale University said its admissions complied with Supreme Court rulings The US government says Yale University is illegally discriminating against white and Asian-American applicants.The results of a two-year investigation by the Department of Justice found the Ivy League university had breached civil rights law in its undergraduate admissions process.The department…

200,000 years back, people preferred to oversleep beds

Credit: Wits University Researchers in South Africa's Border Cave, a well-known archeological site perched on a cliff between eSwatini (Swaziland) and KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, have found evidence that people have been using grass bedding to create comfortable areas for sleeping and working on at least 200,000 years ago. These beds, consisting of sheaves of…

WATCH: Did EFF push Ramaphosa to act on Zimbabwe ‘human rights abuses’?

After decades of “quiet diplomacy”, “brotherhood” and silence by the ANC-led South African government on alleged human rights abuses in Zimbabwe, the almost unthinkable happened last week – the department of international relations and cooperation issued a series of tweets in which Pretoria for the first time referred to human rights concerns in the neighbouring…

Africa to see slower rises in coronavirus cases after resuming: WHO

JOHANNESBURG - Africa will continue see new coronavirus cases as countries begin to reopen lockdown-devastated economies, but increases will not be exponential, the head of the African branch of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday. Africa last week surpassed the figure of one million infections, with the continent's most developed economy, South Africa, accounting for…

Obasanjo Endorses CDI Platform to Promote Intra-Africa Response to COVID-19

Olusegun Obasanjo Bennett Oghifo Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has endorsed the launch of an innovative response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa, known as Connecting the Dots Initiative (CDI). The initiative is promoted by DFS Africa, a London based and Africa focused transaction advisory and strategic implementation firm, in collaboration with a consortium of partners,…

Today’s coronavirus news: Canada preparing for COVID-19 surge in fall, Tam says; Canada-U.S. border restrictions extended to Sept. 21

KEY FACTS12:38 p.m. Canada’s chief public health officer says surges in new cases of COVID-19 are expected going forward12:20 p.m. Restrictions at the Canada-U.S. border will be extended another 30 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic10:15 a.m. Ontario is reporting fewer than 100 casesThe latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Friday. This…

Cineplex reports $98.9-million Q2 loss with movie theatres closed

TORONTO — Cineplex Inc.'s chief executive is hoping that ending an agreement with a virtual reality golf company, films debuting in Canada before the U.S. and a slew of COVID-19 measures will right his business as it struggles with mounting costs for movie theatres that sat closed for months.Ellis Jacob said Friday that his Toronto-based entertainment company had decided to mutually call…

Canada-U.S. border closure extended once again amid stress over constraints

OTTAWA -- Canadian and U.S. officials have agreed to keep the border between the two countries closed to non-essential travel for another month. This comes as both countries are still working to stop the spread of COVID-19, and as tensions continue to flare between Canadians and prospective American visitors. The current extension of the cross-border…

Canadian production sales post record 20.7%gain in June

OTTAWA - Canadian manufacturing sales climbed a record 20.7 per cent in June to $48.7 billion as production returned following widespread shutdowns earlier in the year, Statistics Canada reported Friday. The increase was led by the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts industries and followed a revised gain of 11.6 per cent in May, up…

There’s still a chance to see the Perseid Meteor Shower! Here’s how to watch

Still good for watching one of the best meteor showers of the entire year? The Perseid Meteor Shower is going on right now, and there are more chances to catch the show, even after its Tuesday night peak.The Perseids are capable of delivering up to 100 meteors per hour at their peak, when viewed under…