Covid19 North America 

Legions across Canada could close permanently, asking feds to help

Royal Canadian Legion halls across the country have been shuttered for months due to COVID-19, and now a number of them are facing the prospect of never being able to reopen. With most ineligible for the host of federal aid programs being offered to help keep other businesses and charitable organizations afloat, hundreds of these facilities could be forced to shut their doors forever without federal intervention. Legions are often seen as the heart of many communities where Remembrance Day celebrations are held and meals are made and delivered to…

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Covid19 North America 

Two shot dead at home in Ocho Rios

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said two persons were shot dead yesterday at Julie Drive in the Mansfield Heights area of Ocho Rios, St. Ann. The deceased are 55-year-old businesswoman Casset Graham, and her 31-year-old son Mourice Levy. The JCF said the incident happened about 11AM while both victims were at home. It added: “Both persons were reportedly at home when a motor vehicle drove up and men armed with guns alighted and fired several shots. Both of them were hit, and they died while they were being treated at…

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How To Throw A Virtual Bachelorette Party That Isn’t Sad

There’s no way around it: Coronavirus is f*cking things up. Between healthcare, the economy, and mental wellbeing, this sh*t is, as Kelly Kapoor would say, “B-A-N-A-N-A-S.” In addition to all of the terrible things everyday folks are dealing with, couples who had spring and summer (and maybe fall?) weddings planned are having to change the biggest day of their lives. While it’s heartening to see couples making the best out of a god-awful situation with virtual weddings and proposals, it’s okay to admit that for 2020 brides, this majorly blows.…

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Covid19 Europe 

McDonald’s closing all UK and Ireland restaurants in Covid-19 fight

McDonald’s is closing all its restaurants in the UK and Ireland over the coronavirus outbreak. The company plans to shut its branches by 7pm tomorrow, while also working with community groups to distribute food and drink in the coming days. Bosses decided to close the restaurants in part because of concerns about ‘safe social distancing’ during takeaway and drive-thru collections. The fast food chain plans to offer free food and drink to all frontline health and emergency service workers before the closures tomorrow evening. It comes after the Government ordered…

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