Day: June 18, 2020

Federal contact tracing app is ‘not the answer,’ B.C. health officer Bonnie Henry says

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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 100,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and more than 8,200 deaths.

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June 18

6:30 p.m: COVID-19 questions of the day

6:45 p.m.: ‘It’s not something that actually helps us a whole

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Despite athletes’ pleas, USC board won’t consider renaming Thurmond building Friday

Despite pleas from some of the University of South Carolina’s most decorated athletes in recent memory, the USC board of trustees will not consider renaming a building named after Strom Thurmond at its June 19 meeting, a school spokesman confirmed Thursday.

The calls to rename the building came on social media from former women’s national player of the year A’ja Wilson, two-time Olympic gold medalist Natasha Hastings, former SEC men’s basketball player of the year Sindarius Thornwell, and a host of football stars including Marcus Lattimore, Alshon Jeffrey, Jadeveon Clowney, Gerald Dixon, Mike Davis, Damiere Byrd and more.

When Lattimore came across the message and the images, it clicked for him.

“That’s a no brainer,” Lattimore said. “It was a no brainer for me to support something like that. Because things like that are what hold us back and plague South Carolina. It’s a stain

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6 Small Steps You Can Take Today to Get Organized for Good

The thought of getting (and staying) organized spurs a variety of reactions in different people. Some consider it a quick but necessary chore, while others see it as an insurmountable obstacle. However, organization isn’t just a way to get your physical belongings in order. It can also help build confidence, add fulfillment to your life, and foster a positive mindset (something many of us need these days more than ever).

When everything in your home has a place, it’s easier to solve everyday problems, even if it’s as simple as knowing where to find new batteries for the remote control. Being capable of fixing these small inconveniences also enhances your sense of control and fulfillment because you know exactly where to look. To help you achieve the mental health boost that comes with an organized home, Carrie Peeples, owner of Atlanta-based home organization company Neatsmart, shares some of her best-kept

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Expert shopping: Face masks for kids

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While some Americans are still reluctant to wear face masks, parents shopping for face masks face a unique set of circumstances. Helping your child adjust to the new realities of staying and playing at home while you work can be challenging — and convincing them to wear a

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Domestic abusers use tech that connects as a weapon during coronavirus lockdowns

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Technology plays a major role in violence against women and girls. AntonioGuillem/iStock via Getty Images

The coronavirus pandemic has driven much of daily life – work, school, socializing – online. Unfortunately, perpetrators of violence against women and girls are also increasingly turning to technology in response to the pandemic.

Globally, violence against women and girls is a problem of pandemic proportions, with one in three experiencing an act of physical or sexual violence in her lifetime. Most of these acts of violence are perpetrated by intimate partners and family. In the United States, women are at increased risk of violence from a current or former intimate partner, and they are more likely than men to suffer injuries, be treated in emergency rooms and be killed as a result of intimate partner violence.

Violence against women and girls is costly for victims and their families, communities and society. The problem is

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With the Federal Health Megaphone Silent, States Struggle With a Shifting Pandemic

A restaurant in Austin, Tex., on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. (Ilana Panich-Linsman/The New York Times).
A restaurant in Austin, Tex., on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. (Ilana Panich-Linsman/The New York Times).

WASHINGTON — The federal government’s leadership in the coronavirus crisis has so faded that state and local health officials have been left to figure out on their own how to handle rising infections and to navigate conflicting signals from the White House.

About 800 Americans a day are still dying of COVID-19, a pace that, if sustained over the next few months, would yield more than 200,000 dead by the end of September. Arizona, Florida, Nevada, Oregon and Texas all reported their largest one-day increases in new cases on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Oklahoma recorded 259 new cases, a single-day record for the second day in a row, and just three days before President Donald Trump is scheduled to hold an indoor campaign rally in Tulsa in defiance of his own administration’s guidelines for “phased reopening.”

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DACA recipients in California rejoice at ‘life saving’ Supreme Court ruling

Los Angeles DACA recipient Denea Joseph was born in Belize and came to the U.S. when she was 7. <span class="copyright">(Steve Saldivar / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Los Angeles DACA recipient Denea Joseph was born in Belize and came to the U.S. when she was 7. (Steve Saldivar / Los Angeles Times)

For years, Denea Joseph knew that her life as a Black woman without legal status in the U.S. was precarious. Born in Belize, the 26-year-old left her home on a visa when she was 7 years old to join her grandmother in South Los Angeles.

When her visa expired, she remained in the U.S. without legal status because she had no real pathway to legal residency. Even after she was granted immigration relief under a 2012 Obama-era policy that allowed her to live and work legally in the United States, Joseph felt the weight of uncertainty.

“I knew an executive order could be changed any day, at any moment,” said Joseph, one of an estimated 700,000 immigrants who are recipients of the Deferred Action for

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12 last-minute Father’s Day gifts that don’t require shipping

12 last-minute Father's Day gifts that don't require shipping
12 last-minute Father’s Day gifts that don’t require shipping

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Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 21—and if you haven’t yet gotten a gift for Dad, there’s still time. While it’s too late to order some of the most popular Father’s Day gifts to arrive by this weekend, there are a few that don’t require any shipping. You can wait until the very last minute and still show up to Father’s Day with a present in hand.

Below are 12 of the best last-minute gifts for Dad with no shipping, including a subscription to MasterClass, our favorite wine delivery service, and some of the most popular subscription boxes right now. Whether you print out your gift or have it delivered directly to your (or his) inbox, you’ll be able to show Dad

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What Does Virtual Care Mean for the Future of Maternal Health?

Take one look at some of the maternal health data in this country and it’s hard to argue with the fact that the U.S. is not just in the midst of a pandemic, but also a maternal health crisis.

Here’s a grim glimpse: About 700 women die every year in the United States due to pregnancy or delivery complications (with 60,000 “near-miss” deaths every year), the number of reported pregnancy-related deaths has increased from 7.2 deaths for every 100,000 births in 1987 to 16.9 deaths for every 100,000 births in 2016 in this country, and wide racial disparities exist across the board with Black, American Indian, and Alaska Native women being two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women.

“Before the pandemic, with all of the different touchpoints across the healthcare system and different clinics — from diagnosis and referral to treatment — we

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15 gripping sports documentaries you can watch online to fill the hole left in your life by the lack of live sports right now

There may be no live sport to watch right now, but you can still get your fix.
There may be no live sport to watch right now, but you can still get your fix.

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  • The coronavirus pandemic has put a halt to virtually all live professional sports.

  • With nothing to watch live on TV, many fans are scrambling for ways to enjoy their favorite sports during the pandemic.

  • There are plenty of gripping documentaries about elite sports on streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video that you can watch to fill the gap left by the lack of live sports.

  • Check out 15 of Insider’s favorites below.

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

If you’re a sports fan, the current global shutdown forced by the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world is doubly difficult.

Not only do you have to contend with the stress and anxiety caused by the pandemic, which has killed more than 90,000 people and infected over 1.5 million, but also with the

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