Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, And KFC To Take Orders Via Text, Social Media

Yum! Brands restaurants will begin taking orders via text message and social media following its acquisition of an Israeli tech startup.  The fast food corporation, which runs Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, KFC and lesser-known Habit Burger Grill, announced the purchase of Tictuk Technologies on Wednesday. The private tech firm focuses in conversational commerce, and will give Yum! Brands leverage with … Read more

Ontario’s Scientific Advisory Task Force Is Calling For New Restrictions – Full COVID-19 Update

The head of Ontario’s scientific advisory task force is calling for tighter COVID-19 restrictions to curb the spread of more contagious variants. Dr. Peter Juni says the provincial government needs to impose measures similar to the shutdown seen when the pandemic hit last year. Juni says even the strictest level of the province’s current pandemic framework isn’t enough to reduce … Read more

The Provincial Budget Was Loaded with New Spending – Full COVID-19 Update

Yesterday the province unveiled a $186-billion dollar budget that was loaded with new spending. Some of the highlights include another $6.7 billion for pandemic-related measures. That includes $1 billion to vaccinate everyone and $2.3 billion for testing and contact tracing. There will also be another round of business grants to assist with pandemic expenses and job training. There will be … Read more

He Claims He Found Shrimp Tails In His Cereal

The Cinnamon Toast Crunch scandal, Cheesecake versus Cheesesteak, An update on Canadian vaccinations, The Trudeau government is begging for an election, The Raptors could trade Kyle Lowry and Norm Powel today, A new type of Bailey’s Irish Cream, 2-tier healthcare, and an amazing pick-up line on Tinder. … Read more

Pfizer Launches First Clinical Trial Of A Pill To Treat COVID-19 That Prevents The Virus From Making Copies Of Itself

Pfizer has launched early-stage human trials of an experimental oral drug that could be prescribed to patients at the first sign of infection with COVID-19.  The drug maker, which developed the first authorized COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. with Germany’s BioNTech SE, said the antiviral candidate showed potent activity against the virus in lab studies.  Pfizer’s candidate, which is called … Read more

Baileys Unveils A Limited-Edition Piña Colada Liqueur

Summer might be three months away, but Baileys Irish Cream is getting a head start with a new seasonal flavor based on the popular piña colada cocktail.  “Why wait for summer? Vacation starts NOW with the twist of the cap of NEW Limited Edition #BaileysColada,” the liqueur company wrote across its social media platforms last week.  The new Baileys offering, … Read more

[Video] Huge Brawl Breaks Out On Plane After Two Women Fight Over Who Would Get To Deplane First

Two American Airlines passenger got into a huge fight over who would deplane from their flight that had just landed in Phoenix.  Clips showed the quick aftermath of the physical altercation that took place as the plane sat in Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport after the brief flight from Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday.  Multiple people who shared videos … Read more

The Provincial Budget Comes Down Today – Full COVID-19 Update

Ontario will deliver its 2021-2022 budget today, its second spending package presented during the COVID-19 pandemic. Premier Ford says the package will focus on fighting the pandemic and economic recovery. Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy says the package will contain measures to bolster Ontario’s vaccine rollout. He says it will also not raise taxes or cut any provincial services.

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DoorDash Is Set To Deliver At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits

DoorDash is adding on-demand coronavirus test kits to its long list of delivery items.  Users across the US can place orders for COVID-19 at home tests that will be brought directly to their door – with some available with same-day delivery.  DoorDash announced the addition as a result of partnerships with Vault Health and Everylywell, which both rolled out at-home … Read more

Krispy Kreme Will Give You A Free Doughnut Every Day This Year If You’ve Been Vaccinated

Krispy Kreme is giving free doughnuts to anyone with proof of COVID vaccination, all year long.   Starting yesterday, any customer with a valid COVID-19 vaccination card will receive a free Original Glazed doughnut at participating locations nationwide. The iconic doughnut shop specifies that any guests who have received at least one of the two shots of the Moderna or … Read more

Ontario is Pumping Over $1 Billion More Into Hospitals – Full COVID-19 Update

The provincial government says it’s providing more than $1.2-billion dollars in additional funding to support public hospitals during the pandemic. Premier Ford says the funding will help hospitals recover from financial pressures created and worsened by the costs of caring for COVID-19 patients. Nearly $700-million dollars will be allocated to help cover historic working fund deficits for qualifying public hospitals. … Read more

New Report: COVID-19 Vaccines Alone Won’t End The Pandemic

The world is waiting for the coronavirus pandemic to just be over already.   Unfortunately, a new report by researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center says that mass vaccinations alone won’t control or end the pandemic.  Instead, they say protecting against the spread of both symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 infections is the true key to ending the pandemic. Asymptomatic cases in … Read more

The U.S. Has Secret Evidence Of UFO’s Breaking Sound Barrier

The U.S. has evidence of UFOs breaking the sound barrier without a sonic boom and making maneuvers impossible with known technology, the former Director of National Intelligence revealed.  The revelations increased excitement about a forthcoming report detailing what the U.S. government has observed.  John Ratcliffe, who served as Donald Trump’s Director of National Intelligence, said that many of the incidents … Read more

Monopoly Is Getting A 2021 Makeover

Hasbro has announced that it is updating its popular board game Monopoly.  For the first time in 85 years, all 16 of the famous Community Chest cards are being changed to appeal to a more modern audience.  Prompts on the yellow cards including having to pay $50 for “doctor’s fees” and winning $10 for “coming in second Read more

Ford Throws Restaurants A Lifeline As More Regions Change Colour – Full COVID-19 Update

More Regions Changing Colour:

A number of regions move to different restriction levels today in Ontario’s colour-coded pandemic response framework. The Brant, Chatham-Kent and Leeds, Grenville and Lanark regions are now in the red zone — the second-most restrictive, while Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph is now in orange. Four others — Timiskaming, Porcupine, North Bay Parry Sound and Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & … Read more

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