Joe Biden’s first phone call to Riyadh was not to MBS but to his father. Ailing King Salman and this ahead of the intelligence declassification linking the crown prince to the 2018 murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul: Last night, we witnessed the first use of US military force on Joe Biden’s watch. An air strike targeting facility used by Iranian-backed militias in Syria, just across the border with Iraqi Kurdistan. 17 were killed according to local sources.
It follows several missile attacks in Iraq in recent weeks, including one that killed a Filipino contractor inside a US base at Erbil International Airport, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. Earlier this week, UN nuclear inspectors agreed to end unannounced inspections of Iran’s nuclear sites. They expressed concern in Tehran moving away from the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal but a possible return to talks. But who blinked first?
Donald Trump may have left, but one of his biggest admirers is still in charge in Brazil. And while Trump is known for firing his underlings via Twitter, Jair Bolsonaro took to Facebook to announce that he was replacing the boss of state oil company Petrobras with a 71-year-old reserve army general whose job currently runs a hydroelectric dam on the Paraguay border. Roberto Castello Branco was fired and fuel subsidies were reinstated at the behest of the truckers’ union. Free market reform is fine and cool but not when there’s a pandemic and you’re running for re-election in 20 months.
After Ghana on Wednesday, Ivory Coast is now the second developing country to receive shipments of its first-dose vaccine under the UN’s Covax inoculation scheme. While West Africa is getting its first vaccine, while the United States marks 50 million inoculations, this good news is irritating many Europeans, with very slow launches in places like France where we have just crossed the 4 percent vaccination threshold. Bash Boris Johnson at your will, the UK has now vaccinated more people than the European Union. A virtual EU summit that voted for Astra-Zeneca with what sounds a lot like a threat: Johnson changed his mind and now prefers green passports so citizens can at least book a summer vacation.
Are you serving meat dishes … or non-meat dishes? Judging by this Monday’s demonstration by farmers outside the town hall which included roasting hamburgers and petting livestock … guess which one Grégory Doucet chose. This has sparked rifts within the government itself. Environment Minister Barbara Pompili, who tweeted her praise for a vegetarian school lunch during a visit to Britanny called the controversy “prehistoric”. Recently the Michelin starred vegan restaurant Claire Vallée. But even there, their times changed. Two years ago, you had Greggsgate, the rage over the launch of the vegan sausage roll.
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(ANSA) – ROME, 22 FEB – The number of COVID vaccine shots given in Italy has now exceeded 3.5 million, the government said on Monday.
As of 3:00 p.m. Monday they numbered 3,537,975, he said.
Those who have also been given a second shot are now 1,332,163.
Of the 3.5 million, there are 2,210,876 health workers, 638,483 non-health workers, 367,054 residents of nursing homes, 261,444 elderly and over, 24,902 armed forces, and 35,216 school personnel. (ANSA).
Superintendent of the Pakistan Railways Division Karachi Muhammad Hanif Gul has directed the management of schools and hospitals under Pakistan Railways to submit a proposal to upgrade facilities so that funds can be obtained from the federal government’s Public Sector Development Program.
He visited the Pakistani Railway School near the Kala Pul and Hassan Hospitals in Karachi on Saturday. According to a statement issued by Railways Pakistan, Gul was briefed on the facilities and services provided by the two arrangements. “This railway governance model includes the provision of health and education facilities for employees and their children,” he said while admiring the infrastructure of the two facilities.
The division supervisor also questioned the injured officials in the emergency ward and praised their services and contributions. “Employees and workers are assets of the Pakistan Railways because the wheels of our train cannot move forward without ceaseless effort,” he commented.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Railways Chief Habib ur Rehman Gillani traveled from Kota Station to Orangi on the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) -II on Friday. The leadership inspected the entire railway infrastructure, especially the right-of-way route and took 14 kilometers of land between the two stations. KCR Project Director Ameer Mohammad Daudpota informed him of the ongoing renovation work at several stations.
Camillya Taylor’s parents caught a glimpse of the future stylist and designer in her as she was growing up.
She will always do her sister’s hair, say her parents, Sabrina and Arthur Hardison.
Taylor is the eldest of their four daughters and bears a lot of responsibility.
“He always took care of his sister,” said Sabrina. “If they all go to the playground, he makes sure they are okay. He always told them, ‘If no one else likes us, we have each other.’ “
The family lives in Indiana County, and they are the only black family in their school, Sabrina said.
“They go well with everyone, but there are many who don’t like them for their color,” he said. “Camillya told them, ‘We have each other.’ He is 12 or 14 years old. Those girls still come to him now for help in difficult times. He is very knowledgeable. ”
‘Police as our friends’
The Hardisons originally came from Prospect in Johnstown, but moved to Norfolk, Va., While Arthur was in the US Navy from 1972 to 1979, and then to Indiana because Arthur, a police officer, had worked for the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Police Department.
The family returned to Johnstown when Camillya was 18 years old.
“My father was a preacher and police officer,” said Taylor. “He’s super strict, but strict in a way that will teach you a lesson.”
In their childhood, Taylor and her sister used to walk to the local Sheetz in Indiana by cutting through the IUP campus, where their father said they weren’t allowed to go alone.
Their father’s fellow officers would spot the girls and give them a ride to the shop so they would avoid getting into trouble with their dad. The joke was that their father would put them in jail if he found out.
“For me, growing up, I always saw the police as our friends,” he said.
‘A place for security’
Now 44 years old, Taylor says he is desperate for police violence against unarmed blacks, especially George Floyd, of Minneapolis, whose life ended with a neck below the knee of a white police officer who did not budge for nine minutes despite Floyd’s crying. that he couldn’t. not breathing.
“Seeing the police torturing people, I didn’t understand it,” he said. “It shouldn’t be like this. It’s the hardest thing to wrap around my head. When I hear people say things like, ‘I hate the police’. I was like, ‘Wait, wait, they’re not all like that.’ And sometimes you get arguments like, ‘You’re on the wrong side.’
“It’s hard to be on the wrong side when I was growing up. My dad became a cop, my dad saved other kids. If you go to Indiana and say, ‘Do you know Art ?,’ they’ll say, ‘Yes, there are times when we get it wrong and he takes us home.’ ”
Its salon and boutique, Camille’s House of Styles, is located in the Moxham district of Johnstown.
He said he was usually all business and showed no emotion. But thinking about the state of racial relations since George Floyd’s death, he held back tears.
“It’s very difficult to see police officers being dishonorable,” he said. “It’s hard to see the police not being an example, because that’s all I know.
“So, for me, this situation is sometimes hard to see. That’s not what I know … And I’m not saying all police officers are like that. I know a couple in the city (Johnstown) that I really love. But it would be nice if the kids know ‘It’s a public place for safety.’ ”
One of Taylor’s mentors as a hairdresser, Genene Price, lives in Johnstown, but is originally from Minneapolis.
“I live two doors down from the shop where (the Floyd murder) happened,” Price said.
“It was my neighborhood shop when I was a kid. I visited last year. Seeing my surroundings change so dramatically is … interesting. My mom lives near the police station and everything is set on fire. “
He put it in Johnstown perspective.
“Say Scalp Avenue – from Value It to Windber – they burn everything,” he said.
When the protests started, they were silent protests, he said.
“Outsiders destroyed city buildings,” he said. “We (Minneapolis native) don’t do that.”
Those from Minneapolis have protested peacefully before, he said, when a police officer shot dead Philando Castile, a black man, in his car in 2016.
But in 2020, racism has been fostered by the national political environment, he said.
“One person can sow destruction, and another will follow,” Price said.
‘It comes from love’
Speaking of Taylor, Price said he is a person who is a leader and role model.
“He’s as sincere as you can meet,” said Price. “That’s his family. Everything is original. It comes from love. ”
Both Taylor’s parents are pastors at the Works of Deliverance Fellowship International Ministries in Moxham.
“When it comes to raising our daughter, we believe what the Bible says,” said Sabrina. “‘Train a child the way they should go, and when they are old they will not stray from it.’
Arthur said he always emphasized to his children that they don’t have to follow the crowd.
“No matter what other people do,” he said, “you don’t have to do it the same way.”
Taylor took that lesson to the world of fashion.
Fashion role models
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Taylor’s first fashion show in Pittsburgh. There have been many other cities in various cities since then.
He’s planning a fashion show for March with a new line he’s created called “Modest,” which was inspired by a religious woman he met who was ignored by other designers.
“Last year, I did a fashion show in Lancaster,” he said. “A Muslim woman is there. Designers ignore it. He wants his arms and legs covered. It inspires me. “
Her shows have already started online on her Facebook and Instagram accounts.
“I want to work with all shapes, sizes and ethnic backgrounds,” he said. “If you are a Muslim or a Christian, this collection is designed for simplicity.”
Price says Taylor is an excellent role model for young girls who are inundated with images of women in pop culture who are not good role models.
“Taylor’s presentation for young women to model themselves was great,” said Price. He has two beautiful daughters.
‘Interaction to understand’
Taylor’s children have attended the Richland School District where, like his school days in Indiana, they are a racial minority.
Similar to Taylor’s experience at school age being remembered by her parents, Taylor said her children had faced incidents of bullying because of their race.
He said the Richland School District had an excellent anti-bullying policy, but a lot was going on outside of school.
Taylor has been a youth group leader since his family moved back to Johnstown. He works with students on after-school programs in the Greater Johnstown School District.
She said she had seen first-hand the differences in opinion children have about other people in different school districts.
Improving racial relations in Johnstown could be achieved by temporary student exchanges between school districts in the area to eliminate bias, said Taylor.
“I thought it would be great to take 20 students from each school and swap them, in my opinion, for one month.” she says. “Because you really need that interaction to understand where people are coming from.”
Starting this June, all students across schools in New Zealand will have access to free period products, the country’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Association Education Minister Jan Tinetti announced on Thursday.
The scheme for providing free menstrual products for the next three years comes after a six-month trial program was launched last year in 15 schools in the Waikato region, where 3,200 young people were given menstrual products.
“Young people must not miss education because of something that is a normal part of life for half the population,” said the New Zealand PM, speaking at Fairfield College in Hamilton.
This step is to help overcome “period poverty”, which means not being able to buy or access period products.
“The provision of free menstrual products at schools is one of the ways the Government directly addresses poverty, helps increase school attendance, and has a positive impact on children’s welfare,” Ardern said.
Minister Tinetti further said that the problems faced by students in schools with menstruation include embarrassment, stigma, class absence, being ‘caught’ without products, costs, lack of knowledge and discomfort.
The country’s Ministry of Education will work with suppliers to manage the gradual rollout of the scheme, as per official releases. Period products will be available to participating schools in March 2021. Schools that did not initially choose to take the initiative will continue to be able to participate in the initiative at a later date, he said.
The government will spend NZ $ 25 ($ 18 million) from now to 2024, according to a BBC report.
Previously, Scotland, in ancient times made products such as tampons and free pads for those who need them.
The Scottish Parliament MSP members unanimously approved the Period Products (Free Provision) Bill (Scotland) in November 2020. As part of the legislation, the Scottish Government will set up a national scheme to allow people who need period products to access them for free.