COVID-19

Should Parents Let Young Children Use Facebook Messenger in Quarantine?

One of the biggest tech-sector beneficiaries of the pandemic has been Facebook’s Messenger Kids app, which has seen active accounts grow by more than 3.5 times since the beginning of March. “It was clear our very extroverted daughter was having a hard time not connecting with friends,” Rain Henderson tells The Wall Street Journal. “Were it not for the pandemic, we …

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MLB Owners Approve July 1 Season Start; Players’ Union Must Now Approve

MLB owners have agreed on a proposal that would restart regular season games in early July, ESPN reports. Commissioner Rob Manfred plans to present the new plan to players Tuesday, as it will need player approval before it could be enacted. However, sources tell the outlet that with money at the heart of the new plan, it is likely going …

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Aggressive Chicken Wanted for Fowl Play at Louisiana Bank

This past weekend in Walker, Louisiana, an “aggressive chicken” terrorized customers at a local bank. The AP reports that the chicken engaged in such fowl play as approaching patrons at the ATM, chasing customers and even trying to climb into cars at the drive-thru. Despite police officers’ best attempts to corral the chicken, it remained at large as of Monday.

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University Of Minnesota Summer Classes To Be Online

The University of Minnesota has announced that summer classes will be online only because of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. University President Joan Gabel made the announcement in a system-wide email Monday. The Minnesota Daily reports the decision comes as university students enter the third week of online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines. According to …

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Amazon to Delay Prime Day Sales Event Over Coronavirus

Amazon is planning to delay its annual summer shopping event Prime Day until at least August, according to internal meeting notes seen by Reuters. Prime Day, which started in 2015, usually takes place in July, but the company usually announces the date close to it. The document also said the online giant expects to experience a $100 million hit from …

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Corona Beer Has Now Stopped Production Because of Coronavirus

This has been a rough year for Corona beer.  Earlier this year, when people first started hearing rumblings about something called “coronavirus,” it actually affected Corona’s sales because people thought the two were connected. And now, more bad news. The Mexican government has shut down Corona’s production through at least the end of this month because it’s been deemed a non-essential business. The company …

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Someone Actually Named Their Newborn Twins “Corona” and “Covid”

Something tells me these AREN’T going to be the top trending baby names this year. A 27-year-old woman named Preeti Verma in Raipur, in central India gave birth to twins last week.  And she named the boy “Covid” . . . and the girl “Corona.” She says, quote, “Me and my husband wanted to make the day memorable.  Indeed the …

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