Circle Parental Controls (2nd Gen)

Circle Parental Controls

Circle Parental Controls 1-Yr Subscription – Internet & Mobile Devices – Works on WiFi, Android & iOS Devices – Control


Limit screen time and block online content for mobile phones, computers, tablets

(including Chromebooks & Kindle Fire), gaming consoles, smart TVs, and more


Download the Circle App and connect the Circle Home Plus device to your router

to start managing every Internet-connected device, at-home and away.


Adjust individual family member’s settings based on age and maturity to prevent online risks

“Filtering and balancing online usage and content has never been easier.

Circle is the most comprehensive and simple solution to manage online screen time and content at-home and away

Circle App
The Circle App works with any iOS or Android device

to manage all your family’s connected devices – from laptops and tablets to smart TVs and video game consoles

and your mobile devices across all networks, from anywhere

To get started, download the Circle App and let it walk you through setup

Just connect your Circle Home Plus device to your home Wi-Fi with the cable provided, and plug it in to power on.

Circle Home Plus can start managing all your family’s connected devices.

Purchase includes 1-year membership with access to all premium features.

$9.99/month after first year.

Know how to set up Circle Parental Controls from this video


Can Circle manage specific apps, like Netflix or Facebook?

Yes, Circle can manage access and set time limits for popular sites and platforms, such as Facebook, Fortnight, Instagram, Netflix, Snapchat, YouTube, and more.

How can I manage phones and tablets on cellular data?

Circle is a comprehensive solution.

You can manage mobile devices on any network.

Download the Circle App on your family’s devices to get started.

What’s the difference between just using the Circle App or getting Circle Home Plus?

The Circle Home Plus device connects with your Wi-Fi router to manage every device on your home network.

The Circle App is used to operate Circle at-home and extends coverage to mobile devices.

Is my router compatible with Circle Home Plus?

Circle is compatible with most routers on the market today.

Here’s a list of the routers we have tested for compatibility.

We will continue to add to this list:

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Canadians to help develop, test potential COVID-19 vaccine by Chinese company

Canada’s public sector scientists and labs to play key roles

Amina Zafar · CBC News · Posted: May 12, 2020 1:51 PM ET | Last Updated: 2 hours ago

Chinese vaccine maker CanSino Biologics’ sign is pictured on its building in Tianjin, China in 2018. The company is already conducting human clinical trials for its vaccine. (Reuters)

The National Research Council of Canada said Tuesday it will work with a Chinese company to try to develop its potential vaccine for COVID-19 more quickly.

The Chinese company, CanSino Biologics, is already conducting human clinical trials for its vaccine.

Federal governments the world over have said vaccines are urgently needed to allow mass gatherings to resume. But that’s only if clinical trials in thousands of human volunteers show safety and efficacy before shots go into the arms of vast swaths of the general public.

As of April, five vaccine candidates have moved into clinical development in early stage human trials, including CanSino’s, called Ad5-nCoV.

The collaboration announced on Tuesday will allow Canada’s publicly funded research council to try to scale up the technology needed to produce enough of the candidate vaccine to protect Canadians.

Matthew Herder, director of the Health Law Institute at Dalhousie University’s law school in Halifax, evaluated contracts for the Canadian Ebola vaccine. That vaccine followed a similar path from the lab bench to mass production. Herder welcomed the NRC announcement and awaits the details.

“I think it showcases the power of the public sector … to play a key role in the development of vaccines,” he said.

Herder wants to ensure Canadians will have access to all of the safety and efficacy data, both from trials conducted in China as well as here.

There could also be strings attached on pricing, how much manufacturing can be done in Canada to meet both domestic and international needs, and equity of access, he said.

The NRC plans to use a cell line its scientists developed during Ebola vaccine research. The federal government’s previously announced $44 million for upgrades to the NRC’s facility in Montreal also aims to allow for domestic production if the vaccine candidate pans out as hoped.

A Phase 1 trial for the Ebola vaccine took place at the Canadian Centre for Vaccinology in Halifax and the coronavirus vaccine will also be tested in human volunteers there.CBC’s Journalistic Standards and Practices|About CBC NewsReport Typo or Error

source : CBC

Coronavirus: Trudeau uncertain he would send his children back to school if they lived in Quebec


 May 4, 2020 10:24 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not sure he would send his children back to class if they lived in Quebec as the province plans to reopen elementary schools amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Trudeau paused when he was asked the question on Sunday evening on Radio-Canada’s Tout le monde en parle television program.

source : globalnews

Quebec delays reopening retail stores in Montreal amid coronavirus pandemic

May 4, 2020 9:08

Quebec, the province hardest hit by the novel coronavirus, has started to roll out the first phase of its recovery plan but the government has decided to postpone part of its strategy for Montreal.

Premier François Legault said on Monday that retail stores in Montreal and the surrounding areas will open on May 18, one week later than previously announced.

“The situation is under control in the rest of Quebec, outside of Greater Montreal,” he said.

The decision comes as retail stores in other parts of Quebec reopened on Monday as the province scales back measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, throughout the month of May.

Traffic restrictions were also lifted in several regions earlier in the day, including the Laurentians, Lanaudière and Chaudière-Appalaches.

Legault said elementary schools and daycares are still set to reopen in Montreal on May 19 as planned, but that could change depending what happens in the next two weeks.

“We will follow the situation very closely and take a data-driven decision,” he said.

The province’s official Opposition earlier called on the government to push back the dates for reopening businesses and schools in the Montreal area. Quebec Liberal Leader Pierre Arcand says it’s too early to consider easing COVID-19 containment measures in the city.

As of Monday, there are 32,623 cases of COVID-19 in Quebec, an increase of 758 from the previous day. The island of Montreal accounts for about half of the total number of infections.

The majority of the 1,772 people hospitalized are in Montreal, according to Legault.

“We see that there are enough beds outside of the Greater Montreal area, but it remains very tight in Montreal,” he said.

sources :q107. , globalnews

Does Coronavirus pandemic affect on Express Entry application submission


Canada’s Express Entry:

Canada Express Entry – The Coronavirus pandemic has placed the entire world in a kind of lockdown and this has affected the residents of each country influenced by the infection.

While a lockdown has monetary ramifications for the nation, the residents are worried speculation on the effect it will have on their occupations and employment.

Globally, individuals are stressed over losing their positions because of cutbacks, leaves of absence and pay cuts. They are currently taking a gander at choices of moving to different nations by getting a new line of work there or moving on a Permanent Residency visa.

This may totally be the best time to toss in your Canada Express Entry application.

Why Canada the supported goal?

While picking a goal to work or relocate abroad, they want to settle down in a nation that secures the privileges of migrants and helps them during an emergency, for example, COVID-19.

Right now, Canada has emerged as a top destination, and this is attributable to the administration’s endeavours to support its residents and outsiders during this unprecedented pandemic.

The legislature has reported a – $30 billion intrigue free credit to protect the economy.

It has likewise reported that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will give $2000 every month to as long as four months to the occupants of the nation.

Every one of these elements makes Canada a supported goal to move or work abroad. The nation, then again, is giving all indications that it will proceed with its immigration arrangements notwithstanding the Coronavirus emergency.

For the long stretch of April, IRCC has just held two Express Entry draws:

  • 606 candidates welcomed (Provincial Nominees Specific) – April 2020
  • 3294 candidates welcomed (Canadian Experience Class Specific) – April 9, 2020

These draws show that Canada is truly keen to invite more foreigners to the nation. It also indicates how realistic the 2020-2022 immigration plan is.

Its migration approaches are intended to help the nation’s financial development later on also. The nation expects outsiders who come to Canada during financial lows to add to the nation’s monetary development in the future.

By inviting more migrants, the nation’s work power will build which can be utilized profitably. Considering this it bodes well to invite foreigners in the midst of a financial downturn. Migrants are adding to the economy by making an interest in merchandise and ventures upon landing.

Canada’s immigration programs much in the process:

The Federal administration of Canada had declared in its immigration plans to welcome 341,000 foreigners in 2020, an extra 351,000 in 2021, and welcome another 361,000 foreigners in 2022. To stay aware of its movement programs, Canada keeps on holding Express Entry draws.

In the three draws held March 2020. A total of 7800 invitations to apply were discharged by the IRCC.

This is a strong indication that Canada is focused on accomplishing the migration objectives laid out in the 2020-2022 Immigration Level Plan. Irrespective of the current pandemic.

source : eejays blog

Fire at downtown Toronto condo causes extensive damage, prompts evacuation

BY STAFF THE CANADIAN PRESSPosted April 23, 2020 11:35 am

TORONTO – A third-floor condo fire sent thick clouds of black smoke over part of downtown Toronto today and forced scores of people from their homes.

The fire and efforts to contain it caused extensive damage to the 21-story building, with windows cracked and water dripping from the apartment.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known and it was not clear if anyone was injured.

Residents milled about or sat on the sidewalks, unsure of their next steps.

One couple, who lived a storey above the fire, grabbed their puppy and few other items as they fled.

They said it sounded like an explosion had occurred and were sure their condo would also burn.

source : globalnews

Montreal police, coroner investigating owner of seniors’ residence where 31 died in less than 1 month

Public health agency has taken charge of CHSLD Herron

Colin Harris · CBC News · Posted: Apr 12, 2020 12:56 PM ET | Last Updated: 6 hours ago

Montreal police have launched a criminal investigation into the owner of a private long-term care home in Dorval, a suburb in the city’s West Island. Thirty-one residents at the facility have died in less than one month.

It will take weeks or months before the investigation is complete, police say. Investigators were at the residence overnight, leaving Sunday morning and returning again Sunday afternoon.

“There’s a lot at stake when there are families that have lost their loved ones, that are concerned about what happened to them, so we really have to take the time,” said Insp. André Durocher, a spokesperson for the Montreal police (SPVM). 

He said investigators from the SPVM’s major crimes unit will collect various types of evidence: security camera footage, administrative documents and lists of personnel and residents. Then they will talk to family members, staff and residents to determine what happened and whether there will be criminal charges.

Quebec’s coroner’s office has also opened an investigation into the 31 deaths. It will determine the causes and circumstances of the deaths, and provide recommendations on how to prevent these types of deaths in the future.

The regional public health agency, known by its French acronym CIUSSS, has taken control of CHSLD Herron. Public health officials are now inspecting all private long-term care homes to ensure they are dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak properly.

The Health Ministry said that when they arrived at the end of March, most staff had already abandoned the facility where about 150 seniors live, and that conditions were dire. It took a court order, issued Wednesday, to get the residents’ medical files.

The government says at least five of the deaths were linked to the novel coronavirus.

“I think it looks a lot like major negligence,” Premier François Legault said Saturday.

The facility is owned by Katasa Group, a company based in Gatineau, Que., owned by Samir Chowieri and his three daughters. The company runs seven elder-care facilities in the province.

In a statement, the company said its employees have made “extraordinary efforts” since the COVID-19 crisis began and their calls for help were ignored by the West Island CIUSSS.

“We hope that the attention aroused by our situation will lift the veil on the lack of support from the West Island CIUSSS for the teams working in CHSLDs,” the statement said.

An official with the company, who declined to speak on the record, contested the government’s version of events. The official also said public health directives requiring people to self-isolate had left the facility understaffed in the early days of the outbreak.

source : CBC News 

Canadian real estate markets hit hard by pandemic

Tough times are forecast after COVID-19 measures slow sales

Greg Rasmussen · CBC News · Posted: Apr 09, 2020, 1:00 AM PT | Last Updated: 9 hours ago

Vancouver real estate agent David Hutchinson pulls out some bright blue medical gloves and tugs them onto his hands before entering a condo that’s coming onto the market.

“It’s uncharted territory, a completely different ballgame, and we’re learning everything on the go,” he said as he got his cellphone ready to do a virtual showing from the empty unit.

Welcome to selling real estate during a pandemic.

While Hutchison continues to work, albeit with adjustments, Canada’s real estate industry appears to be heading into a deep freeze despite the warming spring weather. Though sales figures started off relatively strong in March in many parts of the country, they fell swiftly as the COVID-19 pandemic grew and stricter protective measures were put in place.

Greater Vancouver’s real estate board, for example, released figures showing sales for the month overall were up 46 per cent compared to last March.

But by the end of the month, weekly statistics showed a dramatic slowdown, falling by about half compared to the first part of the month.

It was the same in Toronto, where home sales were up 49 per cent in the first 14 days of March compared to last year, but they plummeted by 16 per cent as the month closed. 

It was the same in Toronto, where home sales were up 49 per cent in the first 14 days of March compared to last year, but they plummeted by 16 per cent as the month closed. 

This graphic shows how real estate sales tumbled in Toronto’s 416 area code as the epidemic took hold. (Scott Ingram)

Hutchison thinks April “is just going to fall off a cliff.”

Toronto chartered accountant and real estate agent Scott Ingram agrees. He expects April sales to be “far below historical averages.” 

“Not in my time watching the Toronto real estate market have I seen sales slow right down as quickly as this,” he wrote in an email exchange. “Not even back in April 2017, when the Ontario government brought in its Ontario Fair Housing Plan with the 15 percent non-resident speculation tax,” among other measures. 

source : CBC News

Even with strict containment measures, COVID-19 could claim 22,000 lives, federal officials project

Physical distancing, quarantines and other measures could be in place several months

Kathleen Harris · CBC News · Posted: Apr 09, 2020 8:52 AM ET | Last Updated: 36 minutes ago

Federal health officials are saying there could be nearly 32,000 cases of COVID-19 and between 500 and 700 deaths in Canada by April 16 — and anywhere from 11,000 to 22,000 deaths over the course of the pandemic, even with relatively strong control measures in place.

That projection emerged Thursday morning as officials released modelling on how the COVID-19 crisis could unfold in the country, and suggested that containment measures, such as physical distancing and quarantines, could be in place for months to come.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau conceded that it won’t be easy to continue those measures because the first wave of the virus could last until the summer, with other outbreaks erupting after that.

Trudeau said he could not predict how long those measures will be required, but said some experts estimate it will take six to eight months to develop a vaccine, while others suggest it could take a year to 18 months.

He pleaded with Canadians to step up to meet what he called the “challenge of the generation” and said Canada is at a “fork in the road” between the best and worst outcomes.

“This will be the new normal until a vaccine is developed,” he said.

Longer-term projections look at scenarios involving strong controls (one to 10 per cent of the population infected, called the “green zone” scenario), weaker controls (25 to 50 per cent of the population infected, the “blue zone”) and no controls at all (70-80 per cent infected, the “red zone”).

If about 2.5 to five per cent of the population became infected, that would mean between 934,000 and 1.9 million cases. That would also mean up to 22,000 deaths and between 23,000 and 46,000 ICU admissions.

If no containment measures had been taken (which was not the case in Canada), officials said there would have been about 300,000 deaths. 

Officials said the caseload in Canada is doubling every three to five days, which is considered a relatively positive trajectory compared to other countries. Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam said that is in large part because of lessons learned from other countries about how strong control measures can limit the spread of the virus.

Tam said she is hopeful that Canada can stay in the green zone and keep infections and deaths relatively low. 

source :CBC News

Ontario conducting fewer COVID-19 tests daily as cases keep climbing

Public health experts urge province to test more widely, while health minister promises increase ‘soon’

Mike Crawley · CBC News · Posted: Apr 08, 2020 5:00 AM ET | Last Updated: 19 minutes ago

The number of COVID-19 tests completed in Ontario each day has dwindled steadily over the past week, raising concerns that the province is missing cases of the illness and failing to capture the true spread of the novel coronavirus. 

Data from the Ministry of Health shows there were just 2,568 new test results provided on Tuesday. That’s roughly half the daily target of 5,000 that the government promised to achieve in late March, and far short of the 19,000 tests per day promised for the third week of April. 

The slower-than-promised pace continued Wednesday, with Ontario announcing 3,237 new test results.

To best combat, the spread of COVID-19, experts in public health and epidemiology say Ontario needs to be testing more rather than less. 

“I am a little bit concerned that we don’t have a very good handle of what’s happening with this epidemic right now,” Dr. Jeff Kwong, a professor of public health and family medicine at the University of Toronto, told CBC News.

“If we can identify more of the cases that are in the community it will help give us a better idea of what’s going on.” 

Ontario is testing a smaller portion of its population than anywhere else in Canada. Quebec, B.C. and Alberta are each testing at double the province’s rate.  

The reason for the shortfall appears to be that Ontario continues to restrict who gets tested by recommending against testing people who have not recently travelled internationally, even if they have symptoms of COVID-19.