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Toronto, Oct 24 (Canadian-Media): Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) showcases the exhibition, 'Egyptian Mummies: Ancient Lives & New Discoveries' is running through Sept 19 2020 to March 21, 2021 in Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall, Level B2, ROM reports said.
Royal Ontario Museum. Image credit: rom.org.ca
Utilizing the latest technologies combining CT scans, digital visualizations and the latest research, the exhibition 'Egyptian Mummies: Ancient Lives. New Discoveries' uncovers the secrets of six mummified individuals, including a priest’s daughter, a temple singer and a young child from the British Museum spanning 900 BCE to CE 180.
Unique insights into these mummies is provided by exploring how these people lived along the Nile and what happened to them after they died. Each mummy has a story to tell.
Inner coffin of Nestawedjat, 25th Dynasty, about 700–680 BC, Probably Thebes, Egypt, Wood and plaster, EA 22812a. © The Trustees of the British Museum
Mummy of Tamut, Third Intermediate Period, early 22nd Dynasty, about 900 BC, EA 22939. © The Trustees of the British Museum. Image credit: ROM
Canopic jars of Djedbastetiuefankh, 30th Dynasty, about 380–343 BC, Hawara, Egypt, Limestone, EA 22374, EA 22375, EA 22376 and EA 22377. © The Trustees of the British Museum. Image credit: ROM
#Quebec; #Covid19AlertApp; #SmartPhones; #PotentialExposure; #HealthCanada
Quebec, Oct 07 (Canadian-Media): Quebec's adoption of the COVID-19 Alert app, and Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island (PEI)'s commitment to join it in the coming days, has left British Columbia (B.C.), and Alberta as the only remaining provinces with no immediate plans to activate the app, media reports said.
Covid19 Alert App, Image credit: Twitter handle
The federal government-administered Bluetooth technology with smartphones, COVID-19 Alert app, with its expert notification framework developed jointly by tech giants Apple and Google, facilitates users to communicate when they are less than two meters apart for at least 15 minutes prompts them of a positive coronavirus test and alert others of potential exposure.
"The app will only really help us if many people choose to activate it," Quebec Premier François Legault told reporters shortly after he downloaded the app, CBC News reported.
Ottawa Public Health said that the first prompt of the exposure notification of COVID-19 diagnosis last month was through the COVID-19 alert app.
As Health Canada says it awaits additional features of the COVID-19 alert app but insists that adoption of the app "as is" by all provinces and territories should be a priority.
Initially, Quebec had resisted joining the app, but being confronted by a steep increase in COVID-19 infections, reporting more than 1,000 new cases daily for the last 10 days, necessitated it to join the app.