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Big Brother Canada Contestants Now Aware of the Coronavirus Outbreak

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The contestants of Big Brother Canada were just now made aware of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The show started filming after all of the restrictions, leaving the housemates completely obvlivious of the crisis happening outside of the Big Brother mansion.

The series is a reality competition that has impressive challenges, juicy romances among the cast, and heartbreaking eliminations. The show blends the combination of a reality show with a game show, and fans watch as contestants battle each week to maintain their place in the house. Ten strangers enter and their every move is watched. The household is given a small allowance for their essentials and the roommates must try to live together for the next three months in isolation from the rest of the world.

Related: Reality TV Shows to Binge Watch While in Coronavirus Self-Quarantine

Currently, Big Brother Canada is filming its newest season, and since the contestants are living separate from the media and outside world, they spent most of the season completely unaware that the Coronavirus is even happening. Indy 100 noted that the contestants that were left were wondering why there was not a live audience for their evictions. In the clip, the housemates were gathered around the kitchen table discussing the matter at hand. The group made note that all the seats were empty, and they could not hear anyone. While during the first evictions, they could hear the audience being seated and cheers from the crowd. One contestant goes as far as to say the whole house must have been made soundproof, with a roommate asking, all of a sudden?" Check out the Big Brother contestants talking amongst themselves in the clip below:

The rest of the table pointed out that they were living on a set and that they felt like dolls being maneuvered, never getting close to the idea that there was a worldwide pandemic. The housemates then hear the Big Brother voice overheard that asks them to stop talking. COVID-19 has continued to spread throughout the world with many preparing for self-isolation, but it was obvious to fans that the season 8 cast of Big Brother Canada was oblivious as the film crew has not shared the news. The show’s production company, Global and Insight productions released a statement addressing the concerns for the cast saying every safety precaution was taken and as of March 12, they have decided to suspend the audience during their live tapings. The season began filming on March 4th, but the virus has been existing since January. Canada itself has 225 recorded cases and mass gatherings like in other countries have been canceled. As of March 16th, the production has made the contestants aware of the COVID-19 virus for safety measures according to Global News.

Since the contestants are now made aware of the news, they are currently living just like many of the other people in self-isolation. The Big Brother Canada house is like it's own little self-contained quarantined world, safe from COVID-19.

Next: RHONY: Bethenny Frankle Launches Help for Coronavirus Victims

Source: SCENARIOS 2, Global News

Big Brother Canada Contestants Now Aware of the Coronavirus Outbreak

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The contestants of Big Brother Canada were just now made aware of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The show started filming after all of the restrictions, leaving the housemates completely obvlivious of the crisis happening outside of the Big Brother mansion.

The series is a reality competition that has impressive challenges, juicy romances among the cast, and heartbreaking eliminations. The show blends the combination of a reality show with a game show, and fans watch as contestants battle each week to maintain their place in the house. Ten strangers enter and their every move is watched. The household is given a small allowance for their essentials and the roommates must try to live together for the next three months in isolation from the rest of the world.

Related: Reality TV Shows to Binge Watch While in Coronavirus Self-Quarantine

Currently, Big Brother Canada is filming its newest season, and since the contestants are living separate from the media and outside world, they spent most of the season completely unaware that the Coronavirus is even happening. Indy 100 noted that the contestants that were left were wondering why there was not a live audience for their evictions. In the clip, the housemates were gathered around the kitchen table discussing the matter at hand. The group made note that all the seats were empty, and they could not hear anyone. While during the first evictions, they could hear the audience being seated and cheers from the crowd. One contestant goes as far as to say the whole house must have been made soundproof, with a roommate asking, all of a sudden?" Check out the Big Brother contestants talking amongst themselves in the clip below:

The rest of the table pointed out that they were living on a set and that they felt like dolls being maneuvered, never getting close to the idea that there was a worldwide pandemic. The housemates then hear the Big Brother voice overheard that asks them to stop talking. COVID-19 has continued to spread throughout the world with many preparing for self-isolation, but it was obvious to fans that the season 8 cast of Big Brother Canada was oblivious as the film crew has not shared the news. The show’s production company, Global and Insight productions released a statement addressing the concerns for the cast saying every safety precaution was taken and as of March 12, they have decided to suspend the audience during their live tapings. The season began filming on March 4th, but the virus has been existing since January. Canada itself has 225 recorded cases and mass gatherings like in other countries have been canceled. As of March 16th, the production has made the contestants aware of the COVID-19 virus for safety measures according to Global News.

Since the contestants are now made aware of the news, they are currently living just like many of the other people in self-isolation. The Big Brother Canada house is like it's own little self-contained quarantined world, safe from COVID-19.

Next: RHONY: Bethenny Frankle Launches Help for Coronavirus Victims

Source: SCENARIOS 2, Global News

Dragon Ball Super: Every God Of Destruction Explained

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The Gods of Destruction, also known as Destroyers, are among the most powerful beings in the world of Dragon Ball. The mythology behind these divine beings originated in the movie, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, before becoming one of the central concepts of Dragon Ball Super.

A God of Destruction is an extremely powerful deity whose purpose is to destroy. While Dragon Ball's Kais are expected to preserve and create life, the Destroyers are responsible for making sure the universe stays in balance by seeking out and destroying planets. Known for their chaotic natures, Destroyers aren't required to have good reasons for wiping out civilizations; sometimes, these gods destroy planets based on whims. Possessing of divine energy, the gods are capable of easily spreading destruction throughout the cosmos and are both feared and respected by their respective universes.

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It's revealed in Dragon Ball Super that there are 12 universes, and each of these universes has its own Destroyer. Each Destroyer is accompanied by an Angel, one of the divine children of the Grand Priest, the strongest character in Dragon Ball Super. The following is a list of every God of Destruction featured in Dragon Ball Super.

The first God of Destruction introduced in the anime is Beerus, who holds the position as the Destroyer of Universe 7, the same world occupied by Goku and the Z-Warriors. Beerus was brought into the story after learning about a mysterious warrior called a Super Saiyan God, and sought out Goku and Vegeta. To satisfy Beerus' search and stop him from destroying the world, Goku had to achieve the Super Saiyan God form and fight Beerus. While Goku couldn't defeat Beerus, he at least managed to stop him from obliterating the planet. Ever since, Beerus has made several trips to Earth, mostly to speak with Goku and Vegeta and to enjoy the planet's cuisine. Beerus remained a main character through the end of Dragon Ball Super, often relying on the power of Goku and his friends when it came to matters like the Tournament of Power.

Champa is the God of Destruction of Universe 6 and Beerus' hotheaded brother. Champa, who has been shown to be petty and immature, clashes often with Beerus and is constantly looking to prove himself the superior of the two Destroyers. Champa played a key role in the Universe 6 Saga when he arranged a tournament with Beerus to compete for the location of one of the Super Dragon Balls. Despite putting together a team of strong fighters that consisted of characters like Cabba, Hit, and Frost, Champa lost the match with Universe 7 and was unable to win the Tournament of Power.

Universe 9's Destroyer is a character named Sidra. Prior to the tournament, Sidra had to assemble a team of fighters for an exhibition match against representatives of Universe 7. Sidra's fighters, the Trio of Danger, lost to Goku's team. As a result, Sidra resented Universe 7 and was easily tricked by Quietela into thinking that Universe 7 was plotting against him. Sidra made a failed attempt to have Frieza assassinated before the Tournament of Power could begin, but was never found out.

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Sidra's team was the first one to be eliminated from the Tournament of Power, making Sidra the first Destroyer to be erased from existence in Dragon Ball Super. He, along with all the others, was restored after Android 17 wished everyone back with the Super Dragon Balls.

Heles, who is renowned for her looks, grace, and her appreciation for beauty, is Universe 2's Destroyer and the only female God of Destruction. For most of the tournament, Heles talked of beauty and love, and seemed to have a clear influence on Ribrianne and the rest of her team's fighters, who all seemed to share her ideals about love and her disdain for all things ugly.

The most sinister and manipulative Destroyer in Dragon Ball Super is arguably the mouse-like Quitela from Universe 4. Quitela had spies do recon on the other universes to see who would have an advantage in the Tournament of Power. He later manipulated Sidra into targeting Frieza, hoping that this would force Universe 7 out of the tournament. Quitela's knack for scheming was on display again in the tournament when it was discovered that he had two seemingly invisible fighters hidden on his team.

Belmod, whose design closely resembles a clown, is the Destroyer of Universe 11. Belmod oversees Jiren's team, who serves as the main opposition to Goku and his friends in the tournament. Belmod remains confident through nearly the entire tournament that his champion, Jiren, will easily best all the other fighters and take home the prize for Universe 11, but is shocked when Universe 7's team proves to be much more capable than he expected. Since Universe 7 and Universe 11 outlast all the other teams, Belmod is the last god to be erased.

Rumsshi, who bears the appearance of a pink, elephant-like creature, is the God of Destruction for Universe 10, the same world that gave birth to the conflict with Zamasu and Goku Black in the Future Trunks Saga. For the tournament, Rumsshi decided to focus on brawn over brain and assembled a team of the strongest warriors he could find, believing that brute force alone was the key to victory. His strategy wasn't the success he had hoped for, however, as Universe 10 became the second team to be eliminated.

Related: How Strong Dragon Ball Super's Piccolo Really Is

The Universe 3 consisted primarily of robots, and this theme was carried on by its God of Destruction, who was said to be Mosco. Mosco was a robotic Destroyer who communicates with beeps that are translated by others. Right before he and his team are erased, a small creature named Mule emerges from the suit to express his appreciation to his Supreme Kai. This surprising twist confirms that Mosco wasn't actually a God of Destruction, but a vessel for the real Destroyer, Mule.

When the Tournament of Power was being arranged, it was decided that Universes 1, 5, 8, and 12 were exempt from competing, since each of them were considered stronger than the other universes. Since they didn't participate in the tournament, not much is known about their Destroyers: Iwan (Universe 1) Arak (Universe 5), Liquirr (Universe 8), and Giin (Universe 12). Before the start of the tournament, Iwan, Arak, and Liquirr, and Giin were invited to engage in a short free-for-all match, but Giin decided to stand back and watch, knowing that they would be forced to fix up the area once it was over. Dragon Ball Super never lets viewers learn much about these characters or their universes, but they could be explored more deeply in the next Dragon Ball anime.

Top is the second most powerful fighter in Universe 11 and the leader of the Pride Troopers. When Top is introduced in Dragon Ball Super, he's seen in the company of Belmod, as Top is in training to become a God of Destruction. Toward the end of the tournament, Top's power reaches a point where's he able to access God of Destruction Mode, giving him all the divine powers of a Destroyer. But even with those powers, he couldn't take down Vegeta. Since Belmod has expressed an interest in retiring, it's possible that in the near future, Top will succeed Belmod as Universe 11's Destroyer.

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Dragon Ball Super: Every God Of Destruction Explained

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The Gods of Destruction, also known as Destroyers, are among the most powerful beings in the world of Dragon Ball. The mythology behind these divine beings originated in the movie, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, before becoming one of the central concepts of Dragon Ball Super.

A God of Destruction is an extremely powerful deity whose purpose is to destroy. While Dragon Ball's Kais are expected to preserve and create life, the Destroyers are responsible for making sure the universe stays in balance by seeking out and destroying planets. Known for their chaotic natures, Destroyers aren't required to have good reasons for wiping out civilizations; sometimes, these gods destroy planets based on whims. Possessing of divine energy, the gods are capable of easily spreading destruction throughout the cosmos and are both feared and respected by their respective universes.

Related: Dragon Ball: Why Ultimate Gohan Doesn't Go Super Saiyan

It's revealed in Dragon Ball Super that there are 12 universes, and each of these universes has its own Destroyer. Each Destroyer is accompanied by an Angel, one of the divine children of the Grand Priest, the strongest character in Dragon Ball Super. The following is a list of every God of Destruction featured in Dragon Ball Super.

The first God of Destruction introduced in the anime is Beerus, who holds the position as the Destroyer of Universe 7, the same world occupied by Goku and the Z-Warriors. Beerus was brought into the story after learning about a mysterious warrior called a Super Saiyan God, and sought out Goku and Vegeta. To satisfy Beerus' search and stop him from destroying the world, Goku had to achieve the Super Saiyan God form and fight Beerus. While Goku couldn't defeat Beerus, he at least managed to stop him from obliterating the planet. Ever since, Beerus has made several trips to Earth, mostly to speak with Goku and Vegeta and to enjoy the planet's cuisine. Beerus remained a main character through the end of Dragon Ball Super, often relying on the power of Goku and his friends when it came to matters like the Tournament of Power.

Champa is the God of Destruction of Universe 6 and Beerus' hotheaded brother. Champa, who has been shown to be petty and immature, clashes often with Beerus and is constantly looking to prove himself the superior of the two Destroyers. Champa played a key role in the Universe 6 Saga when he arranged a tournament with Beerus to compete for the location of one of the Super Dragon Balls. Despite putting together a team of strong fighters that consisted of characters like Cabba, Hit, and Frost, Champa lost the match with Universe 7 and was unable to win the Tournament of Power.

Universe 9's Destroyer is a character named Sidra. Prior to the tournament, Sidra had to assemble a team of fighters for an exhibition match against representatives of Universe 7. Sidra's fighters, the Trio of Danger, lost to Goku's team. As a result, Sidra resented Universe 7 and was easily tricked by Quietela into thinking that Universe 7 was plotting against him. Sidra made a failed attempt to have Frieza assassinated before the Tournament of Power could begin, but was never found out.

Related: Dragon Ball: Every Time The Main Characters Have Died

Sidra's team was the first one to be eliminated from the Tournament of Power, making Sidra the first Destroyer to be erased from existence in Dragon Ball Super. He, along with all the others, was restored after Android 17 wished everyone back with the Super Dragon Balls.

Heles, who is renowned for her looks, grace, and her appreciation for beauty, is Universe 2's Destroyer and the only female God of Destruction. For most of the tournament, Heles talked of beauty and love, and seemed to have a clear influence on Ribrianne and the rest of her team's fighters, who all seemed to share her ideals about love and her disdain for all things ugly.

The most sinister and manipulative Destroyer in Dragon Ball Super is arguably the mouse-like Quitela from Universe 4. Quitela had spies do recon on the other universes to see who would have an advantage in the Tournament of Power. He later manipulated Sidra into targeting Frieza, hoping that this would force Universe 7 out of the tournament. Quitela's knack for scheming was on display again in the tournament when it was discovered that he had two seemingly invisible fighters hidden on his team.

Belmod, whose design closely resembles a clown, is the Destroyer of Universe 11. Belmod oversees Jiren's team, who serves as the main opposition to Goku and his friends in the tournament. Belmod remains confident through nearly the entire tournament that his champion, Jiren, will easily best all the other fighters and take home the prize for Universe 11, but is shocked when Universe 7's team proves to be much more capable than he expected. Since Universe 7 and Universe 11 outlast all the other teams, Belmod is the last god to be erased.

Rumsshi, who bears the appearance of a pink, elephant-like creature, is the God of Destruction for Universe 10, the same world that gave birth to the conflict with Zamasu and Goku Black in the Future Trunks Saga. For the tournament, Rumsshi decided to focus on brawn over brain and assembled a team of the strongest warriors he could find, believing that brute force alone was the key to victory. His strategy wasn't the success he had hoped for, however, as Universe 10 became the second team to be eliminated.

Related: How Strong Dragon Ball Super's Piccolo Really Is

The Universe 3 consisted primarily of robots, and this theme was carried on by its God of Destruction, who was said to be Mosco. Mosco was a robotic Destroyer who communicates with beeps that are translated by others. Right before he and his team are erased, a small creature named Mule emerges from the suit to express his appreciation to his Supreme Kai. This surprising twist confirms that Mosco wasn't actually a God of Destruction, but a vessel for the real Destroyer, Mule.

When the Tournament of Power was being arranged, it was decided that Universes 1, 5, 8, and 12 were exempt from competing, since each of them were considered stronger than the other universes. Since they didn't participate in the tournament, not much is known about their Destroyers: Iwan (Universe 1) Arak (Universe 5), Liquirr (Universe 8), and Giin (Universe 12). Before the start of the tournament, Iwan, Arak, and Liquirr, and Giin were invited to engage in a short free-for-all match, but Giin decided to stand back and watch, knowing that they would be forced to fix up the area once it was over. Dragon Ball Super never lets viewers learn much about these characters or their universes, but they could be explored more deeply in the next Dragon Ball anime.

Top is the second most powerful fighter in Universe 11 and the leader of the Pride Troopers. When Top is introduced in Dragon Ball Super, he's seen in the company of Belmod, as Top is in training to become a God of Destruction. Toward the end of the tournament, Top's power reaches a point where's he able to access God of Destruction Mode, giving him all the divine powers of a Destroyer. But even with those powers, he couldn't take down Vegeta. Since Belmod has expressed an interest in retiring, it's possible that in the near future, Top will succeed Belmod as Universe 11's Destroyer.

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How To Use Microsoft Bing’s Interactive Map To Track Coronavirus

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Being kept informed on what’s happening with the coronavirus outbreak is something many companies have been working on lately. One of the most recent to take on the task is Microsoft with its new interactive map. Here’s what you can expect.

Ever since coronavirus burst onto the scene, its ability to transmit from person to person has surprised many with the numbers affected increasingly at an alarming rate. What’s more, as the virus has spread from country to country, keeping track of the latest developments and numbers has become something many more people want access to. Microsoft is hoping its new interactive map will do just that by providing an easy way for users to see what’s happening at the national level, as well as internationally.

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Microsoft has now released its COVID-19 Tracker interactive map and it can be accessed by visiting bing.com/covid. In addition to an actual number of how many people are affected by coronavirus globally, the page also provides a visual map of the world, highlighting hotspots in each country. However, that’s just the beginning of what’s on offer, and the more a user delves into the interactive experience, the more information becomes available.

For those just interested in the absolute global number and a quick view of what’s happening at the international level, the map provides it instantly. However, at the side of the page is a menu which lists every country that’s been affected by the outbreak so far, along with their current infection tally. Furthermore, clicking on any of these countries provides the user with information specifically related to that location. This not only includes a breakdown of how many active cases there are, but also how many have recovered, and how many have proved fatal. Adding to the country-specific information, the tabs also include news pieces based on the location - although they do not currently appear to be massively up-to-date with stories surfacing that are a day or two old on average.

When it comes to the US, there’s a few additional features on offer and worth knowing about. For example, clicking on the United States tab not only highlights the overall US infection count, and shows the news feed, but also lets the user further filter the results at a state level. With this, users in the US are able to see how many cases there are in their own state and even see news that’s specifically relevant to where they are. Although again, the news feed appears to be a little behind. Unfortunately, the map doesn’t seem to go any further than the state level at the moment and therefore users are unable to check specifics for their city or county. However, any tool that might be able to keep users better informed on the coronavirus outbreak, locally or globally, is going to help.

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Source: Bing

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