• Government launches online tool to help determine if you're eligible for COVID-19 benefits

    3 days ago - By MobileSyrup

    The federal government has launched an online tool to help Canadians find more information about COVID-19 relief benefits that they may be eligible to receive.
    “You'll find a list of a few simple questions and the tool will generate a list of programs for which you may be eligible,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated during his daily briefing on May 22nd.
    Since the government has launched several relief programs for Canadians facing unemployment, businesses, students and seniors, this tool is meant to make it easier to determine if you are eligible to receive any benefits.
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  • Apple TV+'s Mythic Quest Quarantine Episode Was Made Shockingly Quickly

    Apple TV+'s Mythic Quest Quarantine Episode Was Made Shockingly Quickly

    3 days ago - By GameSpot

    The entertainment landscape has drastically changed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Movie theaters have closed, many TV shows have seen their seasons cut short, and others have scrambled to complete episodes however they could. There has also been a rise in TV shows and specials filmed over video chat, whether it's the Parks and Recreation reunion or the season finale of the CBS series All Rise. Mythic Quest , the Apple TV+ comedy, is expanding on that idea. The show's been renewed for a second season , but with the world on lockdown, they instead put together a special installment...
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  • 4 ways COVID-19 has exposed gaps in the US social safety net

    3 days ago - By Phys.org

    The United States is experiencing its steepest economic slide in modern history. Tens of millions of Americans have filed new unemployment claims as the coronavirus shutters businesses and forces companies to lay off staff.
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  • Bezos and Zuckerberg worth $60B more in two months, thanks to COVID-19

    Bezos and Zuckerberg worth $60B more in two months, thanks to COVID-19

    3 days ago - By The Next Web

    We're nearly six months deep into the coronavirus pandemic and our billionaire nerds are still doing better than ever. It's true. Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Steve Ballmer (of Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft respectively) are balling out of control. Since mid-March, they've each earned more cheddar than any other billionaire in the US. According to joint analysis by Americans for Tax Fairness and the Institute for Policy Studies, Bezos added $34.5 billion to his overall wealth from March 18 to May 19; Zuckerberg gained $25.3 billion; and Balmer netted $12.8 billion. Add that up and...
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  • Bluesky examines the atmosphere during the coronavirus lockdown

    3 days ago - By Phys.org

    The COVID-19 pandemic is not only affecting almost every aspect of our daily lives, but also the environment. A German team, led by the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), now wants to find out how strong these effects are on the atmosphere. Over the next two weeks, as part of the Bluesky research programme, scientists will measure concentrations of trace gases and pollutants in the air over European urban areas and in the flight corridor to North America. The aim of these research missions is to investigate...
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  • Patented technology designed to stop tiny errors from crashing large health care, supply chain systems

    3 days ago - By Phys.org

    The COVID-19 pandemic has forced public health, supply chain, transportation, government, economic and many other entities to interact in real time. One of the challenges in large systems interacting in this way is that even tiny errors in one system can cause devastating effects across the entire system chain.
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  • Q&A: For Black men, wearing a mask may be a health risk greater than COVID-19

    3 days ago - By Phys.org

    UCLA professor Vickie Mays has been working with members of Congress on a bill that would require better data on the race and ethnicity of people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. She also is conducting research on the data needed to create better models to predict the spread of COVID-19, in order to reduce the number of infections and deaths in Black communities.
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  • Pandemic risks wiping out hard-won gains by women in STEM

    3 days ago - By Phys.org

    UNSW Dean of Science leads report that finds women's advancement in the STEM workforce are at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • TSA is making 3 changes to stop coronavirus from spreading on planes

    TSA is making 3 changes to stop coronavirus from spreading on planes

    3 days ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    The COVID-19 coronavirus' US impact continues to be felt far and wide, with few industries impacted by the outbreak of the pandemic as much as hospitality and travel.
    As Americans gear up to celebrate Memorial Day this weekend, some travelers will want to get out of the house finally - and, more specifically, to actually get out of town.
    Here are some of the coronavirus-related changes you can expect from the TSA if your travels include a flight this weekend.
    Visit BGR's homepage for more stories .
    Travel industry professionals are especially keen to see how the next several days unfold...
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  • Canadians made a record-setting 61.3 million Interac e-Transfers amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Canadians made a record-setting 61.3 million Interac e-Transfers amid COVID-19 pandemic

    3 days ago - By MobileSyrup

    Data from Interac shows that Canadians made a record-setting 61.3 million e-Transfers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
    The data shows that Canadian consumers and businesses are unsurprisingly adopting digital methods to spend and receive money during the pandemic.
    People who previously weren't using digital methods are now doing so, as first-time Interac e-Transfer users increased by 43 percent. The average number of transactions increased by nine percent compared to the same time last year.
    “This digital shift isn't unexpected, but crisis situations compress timelines and Canadians are quickly...
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