Sports COVID-19's effect on Halloween and the time change: In The News for Friday, Oct. 30

11:20  30 october  2020
11:20  30 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

A coronavirus Halloween has some parents spooked. Here’s how to keep it safe

  A coronavirus Halloween has some parents spooked. Here’s how to keep it safe The one thing many are still undecided on: trick-or-treating.There will be a candy scavenger hunt in her backyard, pumpkin decorating and a piñata filled with kosher-friendly candy to share with some of her seven-year-old son's school cohort.

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New Jersey’ s Covid - 19 testing positivity rate and hospitalizations hit their highest since May as Governor Phil Murphy pleaded with residents to help The Covid - 19 surge in the Midwest rose to a record, led by new highs in Kansas, Iowa and South Dakota as the region’ s outbreak spread toward

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As spooky season reaches its climax in a particularly frightening year, some historians argue the COVID-19 pandemic offers an opportunity to explore a different side of Halloween.

The holiday has no fixed meaning and has been celebrated differently over the centuries, so there's a deep well of traditions to draw from — including some that honour the dead, said Nick Rogers, a professor at York University who wrote the book on the history of Halloween.

Jamie Lee Curtis to Host Virtual Halloween Parade: How to Join and Show Off Your Costume

  Jamie Lee Curtis to Host Virtual Halloween Parade: How to Join and Show Off Your Costume "I can't wait to see what you, your kids, your friends and your pets are gonna wear!" said the Halloween actressOn Tuesday, the Knives Out actress, 61, announced she's planning to orchestrate a parade of sorts featuring Instagram users of all ages showing off their costumes from home.

The " Halloween Indicator" is a market timing strategy that suggests that stock market returns are higher in the winter months—November through April. Media sources blamed increasing COVID - 19 cases for yesterday' s selling but this is hardly news .

SEOUL. KAZINFORM - The number of COVID - 19 cases in the capital area has increased since the government eased its social distancing rules two weeks ago, posing an ongoing challenge to health authorities ahead of possibly large crowds this Halloween weekend, Yonhap reports.

The holiday is linked to Mexico's Day of the Dead, which has some of Halloween's celebratory spirit but is also a day to remember loved ones who have died.

"Halloween is about everything you want to avoid in a pandemic. It's about scaring us. It's about risk-taking. It's about inversion," he said. "...In a way, Day of the Dead is a much better holiday for addressing these things."

Officials across the country have said that those who want to celebrate Halloween will need to make sacrifices — of varying degrees, depending on location — in order to keep their loved ones safe.

Those in some COVID-19 hot spots have been urged to forego trick-or-treating altogether, while others in regions with few cases are being told to keep their parties small.

Loire-Atlantique. Halloween is for young and old

 Loire-Atlantique. Halloween is for young and old © Sandra Cunningham - stock.adobe. The Halloween party is an opportunity to give color to certain activities in the department. Halloween returns with fall. At the end of October, various activities around this Celtic festival are offered to children, adults or families. Catalog of ideas to scare oneself. Halloween is still October 31st. Many activities around this festival in tribute to monsters and the dead are offered in Loire-Atlantique.

Covid - 19 appears to be reversing this trend, taking healthcare and labour goods out of the market and putting it into the hands of the state. These views are common to many Western countries. But they are strongest in the UK and the US, both of which have appeared to be badly prepared to respond to

COVID - 19 has affected every sector across the globe, and the hotel industry is among the hardest hit. Our research suggests that recovery to pre- COVID - 19 levels could take until 2023—or later. Investors are providing similar views of hotel companies’ prospects, as seen in the underperformance of US

For instance, in Quebec — Canada's COVID-19 epicentre — children will be permitted to trick-or-treat with members of their own household, but adults can't celebrate in groups.

British Columbia's top doctor has also ruled out massive Halloween bashes, saying families need to keep gatherings to their immediate households and their "safe six," though trick-or-treating is still a go.

Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador have given trick-or-treating the green light as well, so long as people keep a physical distance from those not in their household.

Meanwhile, Ontario and New Brunswick are taking a regional approach to holiday regulations, barring trick-or-treating in hot spots.

"COVID sucks. What can I say, it's terrible,'' Premier Doug Ford said earlier this month, as he announced the rules. "We need to work together this Halloween to protect Christmas.''

Centennial High students making sure kids get Halloween treats safely

  Centennial High students making sure kids get Halloween treats safely Teacher Cecilia Anne Coyne issued a challenge to students in her two Secondary One English classes at Centennial Regional High School: Design a device to distribute Halloween candy safely during a pandemic — and then give an elevator pitch to fellow students describing it. From a pulley fashioned from a repurposed clothesline and a tricked-out hockey stick to a small battery-powered car that delivers treats, the students at the South Shore school delivered. Their ideas were “inventive, impressive, creative and fun,” Coyne said this week. The COVID-19 pandemic means this will be a very different Halloween.

BEIJING — As most of the world still struggles with the coronavirus pandemic, China is showing once again that a fast economic rebound is possible when the virus is brought firmly under control. The Chinese economy surged 4.9 percent in the July-to-September quarter compared with the same

After a month, participants were tested for Covid - 19 as well as for antibodies against the virus. The study’ s researchers have remained tight-lipped Curiously, at the start of the pandemic, many health officials and organizations urged against widespread mask use in the general public, describing such


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Much of Canada is set to turn back the clocks at 2 a.m.  Sunday, giving people an extra hour of sleep in exchange for darker evenings as winter sets in.

But experts say the end of daylight time may feel a little different this year as the COVID-19 pandemic has upended our usual schedules.

Some professors predict the time-warping nature of the crisis could ease the autumnal adjustment, while a critic says the one-hour shift may compound the discombobulation of life under lockdown.

While the seasonal tradition continues to be a source of fervid contention, University of Toronto medical professor Donald Redelmeier says we have much bigger worries this year.

Redelmeier says the supposed negative side-effects of clock switching will be eclipsed, if not alleviated, by the global upheaval of the pandemic.

But Wendy Hall, a professor emeritus at the University of British Columbia's school of nursing, says the switch to standard time will only exacerbate sleep disruptions linked to the COVID-19 crisis.

Psychology professor Steve Joordens says the change in light patterns could provide a natural sense of structure by making people feel more energized in the morning and ready for bed at an earlier hour.

'The View': Nobody Scares Whoopi Goldberg in Spooky-Cute Halloween Skit (Video)

  'The View': Nobody Scares Whoopi Goldberg in Spooky-Cute Halloween Skit (Video) "The View" filmed a spooky Halloween-themed cold open for Friday's episode of the daytime talk show, but you're trippin' if you think a couple of guys in Jason and Michael Myers masks can scare Whoopi Goldberg Titled "Whoopi's House," the little skit follows the moderator as she FaceTimes her "View" pals Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Sara Haines and Ana Navarro in an effort to plan the guest list for her Halloween party. One by one, they all back out — well, Ana made Whoopi concellation cupcakes, but "her dog" ate them — leaving Whoopi alone in her home-office wondering what she's going to do.

" COVID - 19 may deliver some short-term climate benefits by curbing energy use, or even longer-term benefits if economic stimulus is linked to climate goals — or if people get used to telecommuting and thus use less oil in the future," said Jason Bordoff, a former U. S . National Security Council senior

It comes as the UK' s Covid - 19 alert level moved to 4, meaning transmission is "high or rising exponentially". Mr Gove told BBC Breakfast that there was evidence He denied the government was wrong to relax coronavirus measures against the virus in the summer, describing the new restrictions

Yukon moved to permanent daylight time in March, and lawmakers in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario are considering measures to do away with the twice-yearly time change.


What we are watching in the U.S. ...

When Joe Biden was last in Iowa, his campaign was on the verge of collapse and he was soundly trounced in the caucuses.

He returns today as the Democratic nominee, believing he’s just days away from becoming president-elect.

Iowa is among the clutch of GOP-leaning states that Biden is trying to bring back into the Democratic column.

He’ll also swing through Wisconsin today while his running mate, Kamala Harris, courts voters in Texas.

Trump, meanwhile, is playing defence in Michigan and Wisconsin. The president and Biden will both be in Minnesota, a longtime Democratic state that Trump is trying to flip.


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HANOI — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wrapped up a five-nation anti-China tour of Asia in Vietnam as the fierce American presidential election race enters its final stretch.

With just four days left in the campaign in which China has been a central theme, Pompeo visited Hanoi today ostensibly to celebrate 25 years of U.S.-Vietnam relations.

But as he has at his previous stops in India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Indonesia, Pompeo's main aim was to shore up support for pushing back on China.

Chris Evans and His Dog Dodger: See Their Pawsome Friendship

  Chris Evans and His Dog Dodger: See Their Pawsome Friendship Man’s best friend! There is no stronger bond than that of a human and their pup — and Chris Evans and his dog, Dodger, are prime examples of this dynamic. The Avengers star, 38, first met his sweet mixed-breed boxer around the time he was filming his 2017’s Gifted. He shared a video of their initial introduction to Twitter in April 2018, in which Evans — who was off-camera — approached the pen where the rescue pup was being held. The Knives Out actor says, “Hi dude,” to Dodger as he bends down to put his hand out for the pup, in an effort to become better acquainted. The dog, in turn, shows his affection for Evans by licking and pawing at his hand repeatedly. Since adopting the Dodger, Evans has sprinkled several adorable posts across his Twitter profile starring his loveable pup. He’s paid tribute to the pet by posting an adorable snap of the duo on International Dog Day in August 2019, and he’s also shared a few videos of Dodger showing off his singing skills. The dog is even featured in the Nanny Diaries star’s Twitter header photo. Evans isn’t the only one to fall in love with Dodger, as fans have also carved out a place for the pup in their hearts. The internet’s interest in the dog nearly caused many to lose it when Evans shared a picture that some thought indicated the pet had passed on. “Really missing this guy right now,” he captioned a Twitter pic of the duo in 2017, where the actor was shown softly smiling as he cuddled up with Dodger.

The Trump administration has made confronting China, its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, human rights record and aggressiveness towards its smaller neighbours one of its main foreign policy priorities.


On this day in 2001 ...

After 63 years of selling music to Canadians, the Sam the Record Man retail chain declared bankruptcy. But Sam Sniderman's sons Jason and Bob bought the company's assets from a bankruptcy trustee and re-opened the Toronto flagship store in 2002, but it closed in June 2007.


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TORONTO — Ontario's minister of sport is expected to have updates today on bids to host FIFA World Cup games and the Commonwealth Games in the province.

Lisa MacLeod will be speaking at the Empire Club of Canada in downtown Toronto this afternoon.

She said earlier this month that the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries would be making announcements about those international sporting events by the end of October.

Canada is co-hosting the 2026 World Cup along with Mexico and the United States but the venues for the men's soccer tournament have yet to be named.

A committee has also been formed to put together a bid for Hamilton to host the Commonwealth Games in 2026.

The quadrennial Commonwealth Games features 6,500 elite athletes and coaches from 71 countries competing in summer sport.



VANCOUVER — The maker of Canada Dry ginger ale has agreed to pay more than $200,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit launched by a B.C. man who alleged he was misled by marketing suggesting the soda had medicinal benefits.

A B.C. Supreme Court decision on costs released Monday shows Victor Cardoso claimed he bought Canada Dry on the basis it was "made from real ginger," but the marketing was false and it contained none.

The decision says Cardoso later conceded that the soda contains small amounts of ginger derivatives, but he continued to allege that the company's representations of its product were false.

The soda's maker, Canada Dry Mott's Inc., denied the allegations and any liability.

Under the settlement agreement, the company is not required to change its labelling or advertising for products marketed in Canada.

The class-action followed similar lawsuits in the United States, which saw the company drop the "made from real ginger" line from its products sold there.


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Families prepare for pandemic-era Halloween with public health restrictions in place .
TORONTO — Canadians may be putting the final touches on their costumes and digging into their candy bowls like every other year, but the country is plunging into a Halloween unlike any before. Many families will forgo trick or treating Saturday on the advice of public health officials wanting to quell the spread of COVID-19 in hot spots, while others in provinces with fewer cases of the virus will head out for the annual festivities while donning masks and keeping their distance. The patchwork of recommendations has some Canadians dreaming up new ways to mark the holiday with candy scavenger hunts or using chutes, pipes and tongs to pass out treats.

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