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Montgomery: Alabama and much of the Deep South are seeing a spike in coronavirus cases as some have stopped heeding warnings of the disease, alarming public health officials and people who have lost loved ones because of COVID-19. Over the past two weeks, Alabama had the second-highest number of new cases per capita in the nation. South Carolina was fourth. Louisiana and Mississippi were also in the top 10. “We are extremely concerned about these numbers. We know if they continue, we will see more hospitalizations and more deaths,” Alabama State Health Officer Scott Harris said. The combination of preexisting health conditions and limited health care access in the region, along with pockets of public skepticism about health officials’ advice on the illness, complicate attempts to manage the virus. Dr. Selwyn Vickers, dean of the UAB School of Medicine, said the South has high rates of diabetes, kidney disease,

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These Side Jobs Will Be the Most Popular in the US

Few times in American history has the “side gig” been as important as it is today. With many Americans suddenly discovering that their main gig wasn’t something they could continue to do safely in the midst of the pandemic, finding additional forms of employment is about more than a little extra spending money right now.

But what sort of potential side gigs stand to be the most rewarding — and the least risky — in the coming months? Using those side gigs that Americans rated as being the most popular in past surveys, GOBankingRates has produced this study that could indicate which of these jobs are likely to get a surge of interest based on the average wages and a very general assessment of its potential risks for contracting the coronavirus — though one should be careful to keep in mind that those risks can vary greatly depending on the … Read More

3 Easy Tips for Keeping Your Feet Safe While Shoe Shopping

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Long before COVID-19 became a health concern when shoe shopping, foot conditions such as Athlete’s foot and plantar warts posed safety concerns. While the impact of the coronavirus continues to loom large, these more commonplace foot issues can still pose a health risk to the public and should not be ignored.

As retail continues to open up across the country, stores are taking a range of precautions to protect shoppers. At independent shoe stores, for example, footwear is often quarantined or disinfected after being tried on and sales associates are asking shoppers to refrain from touching the merchandise unnecessarily.

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However, when shopping at one of the many self-serve shoe chains today, monitoring try-ons is not as quite as practical or manageable. So, in order to protect the public from viruses or fungi that might be lingering inside a shoe,

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The Coming 5G Boom Is Not Fully Priced in These 3 Stocks

The late, great, Neil Peart wrote, in Tom Sawyer, “He knows changes aren’t permanent, but change is.” His words are an apt description of our modern world, an ever-changing landscape of pending tech. Right now, the shiny new change is 5G.

Even the coronavirus couldn’t fully derail the coming build-out of the new 5G networks. It only delayed it. China and Korea are leading the world right now in bringing 5G networks online, with the US expanding its own new systems and Europe lagging behind. In the US, most urban areas have at least partial 5G connectivity online, and the major service providers are working to connect those centers.

For investors, the key here will be finding companies that are primed to gain as 5G expands. It’s tempting to invest directly in the service providers; AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile/Sprint, the three largest wireless providers, are all heavily invested in

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B.C.’s new virus models renew hope for Canadian travel, Atlantic Canada considers travel bubble

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 101,900 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and more than 8,400 deaths.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

June 23

7:00 p.m.: B.C.’s latest modelling data shows a safe increase of personal contacts in the province

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Edited Transcript of STBA.OQ earnings conference call or presentation 30-Apr-20 5:00pm GMT

INDIANA Jun 23, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of S&T Bancorp Inc earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 5:00:00pm GMT

* David G. Antolik

S&T Bancorp, Inc. – President, Chief Lending Officer & Director

S&T Bancorp, Inc. – Senior EVP & CFO

* Todd D. Brice

S&T Bancorp, Inc. – CEO & Director

D.A. Davidson & Co., Research Division – VP & Senior Research Analyst

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the S&T Bancorp First Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call. (Operator Instructions)

At this time, it is my pleasure to turn the floor over to your host for today, Mr. Mark Kochvar, Chief Financial Officer. Sir, the floor is yours.

Mark Kochvar, S&T Bancorp, Inc. – Senior EVP & CFO [2]

All right. Thank you very much, and good afternoon, everyone. Thank you for participating in today’s conference call. Before beginning the presentation, … Read More

As Theaters Reopen, Fandango Will Offer New Health and Safety Guidelines for 100+ Chains

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As theaters around the U.S. begin to reopen, rules will vary from chain to chain and location to location — and it might get complicated keeping health and safety procedures straight. Fandango wants to make it easier. The online movie ticket purveyor on Tuesday began rolling out new features on both its app and website, including coronavirus safety information from 100 theater chains. The new resources include social-distance seating maps, a one-stop guide to safety policies, a special search filter to find reopened theaters by location, instructional videos, and much more.

“At Fandango, our mission has always been super-serving fans with their entertainment needs, and we cannot wait to help fans get back the big screen safely and at the right time,” said Fandango President Paul Yanover in an official statement. “It’s a complicated rollout, with various states, cities and counties opening their

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Mask shaming men won’t work. Here’s what will

A maskless Vice President Mike Pence visits the molecular testing lab at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., this spring. <span class="copyright">(Associated Press)</span>
A maskless Vice President Mike Pence visits the molecular testing lab at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., this spring. (Associated Press)

Darth Vader, the Minnesota Vikings and Mike Pence, who’s wearing a “Make America Great Again” face mask, walk into a bar.

That may sound like the setup to a very funny (and perhaps risqué) joke, but it also hints at how to solve a deadly serious problem: getting more people — particularly the swaggeringly toxic mask-averse males of the species — to don face coverings in public to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Although there’s certainly no shortage of antimask women out there (including a few in my own family tree), we’re focusing specifically on men here for two reasons. First, men are statistically more adversely affected by COVID-19 than women.

Second, a recently released study authored by researchers Valerio Capraro of London’s Middlesex University and Hélène

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The Future Of One-Night Stands In The Age Of Coronavirus

A 2017 survey of 500 Americans and 500 Europeans from Zava, an online doctor service, found that 66% of respondents have had a one-night stand at least once in their lives. But how comfortable will people be having more casual sexual encounters in light of the coronavirus pandemic and the new potential health risks involved?

First, it’s important to note that the virus is primarily transmitted through respiratory droplets emitted when an infected person sneezes, coughs, breathes or speaks. Because sex typically involves close physical contact — like kissing and heavy breathing, for example — you’re at risk for contracting or spreading the virus. While the virus has been found in the semen of some COVID-19 patients, there’s currently no evidence that it can be transmitted this way. 

And while states have started opening up, social distancing guidelines are still in place — and likely will be until an effective

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Among top retailers that are offering huge savings this week is Sport Chek with yet another surprise sale — but this time, shoppers have only two days to snag these limited-time deals. From now until end of day Thursday, the athletics speciality store is having an exclusive online sale with up to 60 per cent off select items.

If you’re looking to shop ahead of camping season, or simply looking to update your training gear, it’s a great time to treat yourself. Scroll down to check out the best sale picks from brands like 

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