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 […]

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 […]

Coronavirus: Major League Baseball celebrates what would have been season’s opening day from home

Major League Baseball, its teams and fans are celebrating opening day from home, after the start of the season was postponed due to coronavirus.  Earlier this month, MLB, along with many other professional sports leagues, announced that it would be delaying the start of its season amid concerns over the spread of the respiratory virus.  […]

Improving Development Impact — Global Issues

Getting the measure of water in a southern Indian village. Credit: Stella Paul/IPS. Opinion by Daud Khan (rome) Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Inter Press Service ROME, Mar 24 (IPS) – Most developing countries have good policies, programmes and projects in place. Many of these have been prepared with assistance from development partners or international financing […]

COVID-19 traces found in cruise ship 17 days after passengers disembarked: study

TORONTO — A cruise ship that saw scores of Canadians quarantined off the coast of Japan still had traces of COVID-19 some 17 days after passengers disembarked, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The research looked at the efforts by health authorities in Japan and the U.S. to contain […]

Mnuchin, Schumer optimistic on coronavirus stimulus package, say deal is close

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said late Monday that they were nearing a deal on a roughly $2 trillion stimulus package to help American workers and businesses survive the coronavirus outbreak. “I think we’ve made a lot of progress,” Mnuchin told reporters on Capitol Hill just before […]

Congress’ $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package, visualized

The coronavirus pandemic is not just a global health crisis but an economic calamity as well. Travel has been severely restricted. Thousands of restaurants, bars and other small businesses across the country have been ordered to close. Workers face mass layoffs, with little end in sight. To stem the economic fallout, Congress has approved two emergency packages. A third, much […]