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Prosecutors probe ex-NASA official, Boeing over space contract: sources – Fox Business

August 14th, 2020

Epic Games’ Founder Tim Sweeney Is Fighting Apple, Google. He’s Been Preparing For Years. – The Wall Street Journal

August 14th, 2020

Another 84 COVID-19 cases announced in B.C.’s final update of the week – CTV News Vancouver

August 14th, 2020

VANCOUVER — At the end of another week of a spike in COVID-19 cases, B.C. health officials announced another 84 on Friday.

In a news release sent out in the afternoon, Health Minister Adrian Dix and Dr. Bonnie Henry added there have been no new deaths since the update that came the day before.

There are now 629 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, including 12 people who are in hospital with the coronavirus, four of whom are in intensive care.

Two of the cases announced Friday are epidemiologically linked, meaning health officials believe the person had the virus because of their proximity to a known case, but the person was never tested.

More than 2,000 people are currently being monitored by public health officials as a result of exposures to known cases of the virus, Dix and Henry said Friday.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 4,358 cases in B.C., and 3,533 people who have previously tested positive are now recovered.

Friday’s update also included one new outbreak in a health-care facility in the Fraser Health region. That outbreak is at Queen’s Park Care Centre in New Westminster.

There are now nine ongoing health-care outbreaks in B.C. Seven are in long-term care homes and two are in acute care facilities.

The update comes after a week in which B.C. saw its recent surge in cases continue, with three consecutive days of at least 75 additional confirmed cases announced. Friday marks the first time B.C. has ever announced more than 75 new cases of COVID-19 on three consecutive days.

Much of the recent surge in cases has been seen among people under the age of 40, a fact underscored during a live briefing on the province’s modelling of the virus on Thursday.

On Friday, Dix and Henry reiterated their call for people to be role models for their friends and family members who might have become less diligent in practising COVID-19 safety measures.

“Remember that each new interaction outside your bubble holds a risk that you then bring back to your family and friends,” the officials said. “In these circumstances, we must stand together, by staying apart.”

The vast majority of B.C.’s COVID-19 cases continue to be located in the Lower Mainland, with 2,276 confirmed in the Fraser Health region and 1,354 in Vancouver Coastal Health.

Elsewhere in the province, there have been 399 confirmed cases in Interior Health, 150 in Island Health and 107 in Northern Health. There have also been 72 cases recorded in B.C. among people who reside outside of Canada.

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Apple and Google remove Fortnite from their app stores—Here’s the impact – CNBC

August 14th, 2020

Fatal vehicle explosion in front of Kitchener courthouse – 680 News

August 14th, 2020

A chaotic scene in front of the Kitchener courthouse Friday morning.

One person is dead following a vehicle fire and explosion in the Frederick and Duke Street area of Kitchener.

Regional Police and Kitchener Fire crews were called to the scene at around 10:30 a.m., and were able to quickly extinguish the blaze.

The vehicle itself was parked on Duke Street, across from the parking garage.

Mike Sylvester is a construction worker at a highrise building going up at the corner of Duke and Frederick.

“I just came back to the job site, and heard this loud bang and looked up at the building to see what it was,” he said, “I had seen the flames shooting out from over here.”

He said it sounded “almost like a tail gate on a dump truck slamming shut.”

Aaron McComb works with Sylvester, but wasn’t working and was checking out the area with his wife and children when it happened.

He, along with another bystander, went to the vehicle and realized someone was inside.

However when the car door was opened up, the flames were too much to handle.

“The flames were so intense, they were so hot,” he said, “It was really tough, so I backed off and we tried to call 911.”

McComb notes there were a couple smaller explosions when he contemplated going back over, and with his loved ones at the scene, he decided against it.

Instead, he helped to block off the road and got his wife to move their vehicle, parked beside the courthouse on Frederick.

“The smoke was very thick, very black,” he said, “And the wind was blowing it…directly over us.”

“We were getting the full effect, and there was shrapnel.  A couple of the explosions sent shrapnel in the air, and I absolutely didn’t want my family to be a part of that.”

The identity of the deceased, as well as a cause, is unknown.

Roads are closed in the area with a large police presence on scene.

With files from Christine Clark.

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In Battle Royale against Apple, Spotify and Match Group throw support behind ‘Fortnite’-developer Epic Games – MarketWatch

August 14th, 2020

How to use Google’s free transcription tools – The Verge

August 14th, 2020

OnePlus releases trailer for ‘feature film’ Nord documentary – Android Police

August 14th, 2020

The Fortnite fight isn’t just Epic squeezing more money from Apple – Polygon

August 14th, 2020

Samsung allegedly says fog inside the Galaxy Note 20’s camera is normal, according to one user – PhoneArena

August 14th, 2020