Getting Clean: 8 Initial Steps Toward Cyber Hygiene

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Hungary’s Viktor Orban’s new coronavirus measures mark an end to the country’s democracy

On Monday, Hungary’s parliament passed a controversial bill that gave Orban sweeping emergency powers for an indefinite period of time. Parliament is closed, future elections were called off, existing laws can be suspended and the prime minister is now entitled to rule by decree. Opposition lawmakers had tried to set a time limit on the […]

Letters to the Editor, March 31

IS HOME REALLY WHERE THE HEART IS? Re “City of Toronto issues ominous social distancing warning” (Bryan Passifiume, March 27): The city’s chief medical officer, Dr. Eileen de Villa, warns that “stronger” measures may be implemented if residents don’t practice social distancing. Based on my observations, however, draconian actions aren’t required since all the people […]

COVID-19: A plan to pack your food pantry gradually, economically

What other supplies will householders need to clean and contain the spread in a home? Soap, paper towels, alcohol-based hand sanitizer, household cleaning products, regular detergents for dishes and laundry, fever-reducing medications, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, surgical/procedure masks (do not reuse), eye protection, disposable gloves (do not reuse), waste container with plastic liner, thermometer, […]

Through the nursing home glass, here’s how residents visit with family in the time of COVID-19

Kathy Absolon is watching her mother peer out the main-floor nursing home window. Behind the glass, the 88-year-old is beaming. Outside, Absolon, her sisters and niece are drumming, singing their mother’s favourites, The Cherokee Morning Song and, The Bear Healing Song. Jennie Absolon lives in the Region of Waterloo’s Sunnyside Home while recovering from a […]

Somali army kills 142 al-Shabab militants during operation

Somali National Army said on Sunday that 142 al-Shabab militants had been killed, 29 injured and 18 arrested during an on-going operation in Janale town in southern Somalia, Trend reports citing Xinhua. Osman Shabel, a commander from Somalia National Army, said that troops recaptured Janale town from the al-Qaeda linked militants in two weeks ago. […]

Ronan Keating and wife Storm welcome baby girl and confirm adorable name

Ronan Keating has announced the arrival of his and Storm’s second baby together, as well as sharing the first picture of the tiny newborn. Taking to Instagram on Sunday afternoon, the former Boyzone star posted a snap of Storm holding their little girl in her arms as she lay back in her hospital bed. “Hello […]

‘They are completely intertwined’: Tentative signs of recovery in China help some Canadian companies weather COVID-19 storm

One night in late January, Canadian Jacob Cooke found himself in Jiangsu province in China, desperately trying to find seats on a plane leaving the country and promising his brother, Joseph, he’d make it to Vancouver. For more than a decade, they had run a business called WPIC Marketing + Technologies with an ocean between […]

Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway fans delighted as show revisits classic Richard Madeley moment

Not that we ever need a reason to revisit this gem, but Richard Madeley saw himself trending on Twitter after Ant and Dec decided to show a clip of the presenter on Saturday Night Takeaway. Tonight’s show, which was a compilation of some of Saturday Night Takeaway’s best moments (hosted from Ant and Dec’s very […]