When the pandemic caused Lyle’s school and single market to close in March and April, Lyle Community Council President Julie Larson organized grassroots voluntary efforts to feed vulnerable members of the community. A small cadre of people sends food boxes to around 80 families across the Lyle School District border every two weeks, April to June, operating from the school canteen. Looking for more permanent locations and food sources, Larson approached the Washington Gorge Action Program about opening a food bank site at the Lyle Activity Center, at the intersection of Highway 14 and Third Street. With local volunteers providing labor, the latest location of the WAGAP food bank currently operates as a drive-through, 10:00 to 13:00 and 16:00, on the first and third Wednesday of the month. Opening dates are July 1 and July 15. The program continues August 5 and 19, and September 2 and 16. To register for the lunch box, call 509-281-0884.
BAHAWALPUR – Ashgar Joiya, a senior leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has put the country on the path of development by introducing dynamic policies.
According to a press release issued here, he said that Prime Minister Imran Khan was the country’s founding army, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and he had put the country on the path of development and progress by saying he was making a busy effort to achieve the goal of financial prosperity for country. “The award is given to PM Imran Khan for taking steps to introduce dynamic policies and strategies, because of his efforts, the country will get development goals,” he added.
He said that because of the projects implemented by the PTI government, the next generation would enjoy progress and prosperity throughout the country.
He said that previously, the former ruler had plundered the country’s treasury, adding that the PTI was mandated to take action against those who plundered our homeland, Pakistan.
LAHORE: A 25-year-old young man tries to end his life by jumping off the Old Ravi Bridge on Thursday. After being notified, the rescue team rushed to the scene and moved the young man to a local hospital.
The young man, identified as Noor Zada, the son of Ameer Zada, was declared suffering from a mental illness. 10 detainees released: District Judge and Session Qaiser Nazeer Butt visited Camp prison on Thursday.
He ordered the release of 10 probation prisoners who were accused in small cases with personal security ties. He found the setting in prison satisfying. Khalid Yaaqub Warraich, senior civil judge, accompanied him.
SAMOA, May 21-21st MAY 2020, Apia, Samoa – The US Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), provided an additional US $ 9.9 million to help Pacific Island countries respond to COVID-19, bringing total USAID assistance to the region to nearly US $ 12.2 million. USAID also provided Papua New Guinea US $ 3.5 million for COVID-19 responses, while the total U.S. government assistance for all Pacific Island countries for COVID-19 responses to date exceed US $ 45.8 million.
The latest phase of assistance from the American people will enable USAID to work with 12 Pacific Island countries, namely the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations to combat disinformation and protect the rights of vulnerable and marginalized populations.
U.S. Government it will also provide grants to the private sector and civil society partners to implement community and national level activities that will enhance the resilience of partner countries and their ability to respond to the economic and social impacts of COVID-19. We partner with Pacific Island governments and coordinate closely with like-minded partners in the region to link U.S. government assistance with the regional health sector and humanitarian response.
This additional investment supports USAID’s ongoing work to assist the government in preparing the laboratory system, activating case-based and event-based monitoring, and supporting technical experts for COVID-19 response and preparedness. USAID will also improve risk communication, strengthen infection prevention and control in health facilities, and improve logistics and coordination.
“The United States and Samoa are close and lasting partners in the Pacific, with our commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” Ambassador Scott Brown said. “As we continue to improve the capabilities of countries in the region to lead their development journey, we remain committed to supporting our Pacific partners in overcoming the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Around the world, the United States continues to lead efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic, which has invested more than US $ 900 million in emergency health, humanitarian, economic and development assistance to date.
Over the past 20 years, the United States has invested more than US $ 5.21 billion in assistance to the Pacific Islands region. Over the past decade, the United States has invested more than US $ 620 million in health in the Pacific Islands.
For more information about USAID’s response to COVID-19, please visit: https://www.usaid.gov/coronavirus-covid-19
May 21, 2020
Islamabad: When Pakistan sees a surge in cornavirus cases, Germany offers humanitarian assistance at a multilateral and bilateral level.
Most of the financial support comes through multilateral institutions such as the World Bank or the Asian Development Bank.
However, after COVID-19, crisis funds for bilateral projects in Pakistan have been partially reallocated – mainly in the area of humanitarian assistance.
According to German Ambassador Bernhard Schlagheck, his government financially supports humanitarian organizations such as Malteser International or the German Red Cross who work closely with the Pakistan Red Crescent Society to give Pakistanis access to emergency food assistance, knowledge and hygiene materials, and preventive health care services, especially in Sindh.
“We also support Pakistani organizations to offer food rations and cleaning supplies for vulnerable parts of the Pakistani population as well as education about physical and mental health.”
The Ambassador said the world was united in the face of having to stop the spread of COVID-19. “Only with a spirit of solidarity and cooperation can we overcome this shared challenge. Many Pakistani families are hit by the loss of loved ones because of the pandemic,” he said.
The envoy said the joint struggle against novel viruses and socio-economic consequences was another – a new aspect of mutual trust between Germany and Pakistan.
“Let’s try together to overcome economic difficulties and bring aid to the vulnerable. With German financial support within the framework of multilateral organizations and bilateral support to fight COVID-19 in Pakistan, Germany wants to underline that it stood side by side with Pakistanis in those days. this difficult time, “he said.
KARACHI: Several international athlete stars – including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Sania Mirza – have gathered behind Pakistan’s Aisam-ul-Haq to support its relief efforts for those who have been affected by the coronavirus virus lockdown in the country.
Aisam confirmed to The News that top tennis stars, as well as other Pakistani athletes, had donated their memorabilia to “Stars Against Hunger” – a reason for which he began working with the Rizq Foundation.
“This memorabilia will be auctioned off to raise funds to provide rations to people in need who are mostly affected by being locked up in the country and continue to struggle to get bread and butter for the family,” said the Pakistani tennis player.
He said he aimed to generate around Rs35 million by auctioning items donated by various sports stars and using the money to distribute 10,000 ration bags.
Aisam revealed that Swiss Federer had donated his clothes and shoes for that purpose. Federer had worn the shirt in the Wimbledon 2016 semifinals against Milos Raonic where he was gracefully knocked out after a tiring contest, losing 6-3, 6-7, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.
The pair of shoes donated by the great tennis were worn at the 2011 Cincinnati Masters where he entered as the defending champion and advanced to the quarter-finals.
The Pakistani player added that the shirt donated by Nadal from Spain displayed the Academy Academy official logo Rafael Nadal and he wore it during a training session at the 2018 French Open.
Djokovic donated the shirt he wore when playing the 2011 Australian Open final against Andy Murray. He beat Murray 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 to win the title.
Sania Mirza from India also donated an autographed racquet that she used on her comeback tour in 2019. Grigor Dimitrov, Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas also donated their rackets for this purpose.
Aisam added that squash legend Jahangir Khan had donated a squash racket with the signature “Special Edition 555”, which was a memorial to his inheritance.
Boxer Amir Khan has donated his gloves, while former cricket captains Sarfaraz Ahmed and Shoaib Malik have donated their shirts for this reason. Fast bowler Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar have also agreed to donate their signed cricket balls to be auctioned for that purpose.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park announces the name of a giraffe child born April 4.
The name of the female calf winner – after a week of online polling of more than 18,000 voters – is Zahara, said San Diego Global Zoo officials.
This name comes from Arabic. Another name that can be chosen by voters in the poll is Zeena.
Zahara was born to Zawadi’s first mother.
Although the Safari Park and the San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park were temporarily closed after the coronavirus pandemic, the visitors Taman Safari website can watch Zahara on Giraffe Cam while he explores his home.
“These calves are usually very calm and collected,” said Matt Galvin, a wildlife care specialist at Taman Safari. “Not much to bother him. He is usually content to sleep in the shade while adults roam nearby, but we sometimes pay attention, he is too excited and zooms in through the savanna.”
It is estimated by scientists that there are less than 100,000 giraffes left in their natural habitat, a decrease of more than 40% over the past 20 years, the researchers said.
“Even though overall the giraffe’s status is bleak, we see signs of hope with some giraffe populations, making us believe that our efforts are indeed successful,” said David O’Connor, a researcher for the San Diego Zoo Global.
In times of crisis, quotes by Fred Rogers (from “Mr. Rogers”) tend to make a round on social media: “When I was a child and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Find a helper. You will always find someone who helps. ‘”
As news of the devastating fire in Australia continued to roll, this message resonated with BYU graphic design alumni Hannah Decker – but in her apartment on the other side of the world, she wasn’t sure how to be a helper.
“I remember feeling an overwhelming sense of loss and sadness and only wished that there was something I could do,” Decker said. “I don’t have much money that I can contribute, and it seems like I can’t get on a plane and take care of all the animals as I want.”
It didn’t take long for Decker to realize that he had two strong resources available to him: his own professional skills and the skills of his fellow designers, including a network of talented colleagues from his tenure in the BYU Design Department. He began reaching out to designers he knew personally or with work he admired, planting seeds for the Australia-Aid fundraising project.
“I have an idea to make many different artists design postcards, and we can make money that way,” Decker said. “I started sending messages to people on Instagram, asking if they would be interested in contributing postcards. Some people are shocking – I think many people feel as helpless as I am, and this is a platform for us to share our feelings through our artwork. “
This is the case for Adam Rallison, who has remained in touch with Decker since their 2017 BYU graduation.
“I have many friends in Australia, and I am heartbroken over the things they post online,” he said. “Fire does not affect me personally in my daily life, but they really affect me emotionally and mentally.”
While the nonprofit project – especially one of these spheres – is outside Decker’s comfort zone, he feels strengthened by the efforts of those around him. Decker hopes that this project inspires others to not only “look for helpers” in the dark, but also step into the role itself.
“I hope that people will find courage from this project,” he said. “It doesn’t matter who you are – you can make a difference. All you need is an idea. I hope people see that they are important and needed and that the decisions they make are important. “
“I really believe in kindness and generosity,” Rallison added. “Those are things that bring us to the best part of humanity. Whatever challenges we face, we can find a way through it. We just need to be kind, depend on one another, and be generous with whatever we can offer. “
Read more about Australia-Aid on the BYU College of Fine Arts and Communications website, http://cfac.byu.edu.