Day: July 3, 2020

F1 drivers discussing whether to take a knee at season opener Sunday

Formula One drivers will discuss taking a knee at the opening race of the delayed season Sunday in Austria. “Some of the drivers have already been speaking,” McLaren driver Lando Norris said. “If we are going to do it, we should all do it as a grid. It will be discussed following the drivers’ briefing […]

Free-range kids: Why a child’s freedom to travel and play without adult supervision matters

The recently released 2020 ParticipACTION Report Card revealed that Canadian children scored a D+ for “daily physical activity,” an F for “active play” and a D- for “active transportation.” Only 39 percent of Canadian children and youth achieve recommended physical activity levels. A decline in children’s physical activity isn’t a new trend. However, with COVID-19, […]

U.S. House approves extension of small business loan program

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved an extension of a $660 billion lending program in an effort to help small businesses hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, renewing a lifeline that had just expired. The Senate approved the extension on Tuesday. It would keep the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which expired at midnight […]

Google buys AR glasses company North

Google has bought North, a company focused on building augmented reality glasses. The companies announced the news earlier today, saying that North’s “technical expertise” will help Google invest in its “hardware efforts and ambient computing future.” The details of the deal, including how much Google paid, weren’t revealed. With the acquisition, North says it’ll wind […]

Mum’s OCD made her terrified she would harm her baby

When Catherine Benfield, 39, gave birth to her son back in 2012, she was terrified she would harm her baby. The school teacher from East London suffered from maternal OCD, the development or worsening of symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder following welcoming a child. ‘I got to the point I couldn’t eat, sleep, look after […]