Democratic Republic of the Congo: Humanitarian Highlights #2 (July 30 – August 12, 2022) – Democratic Republic of the Congo

Attachments ITURI SECURITY CONSTRAINTS LEAVE THOUSANDS OF SECURITIES WITHOUT HUMANITARIAN AID The continued deterioration of the security situation and its impact on civilians in Ituri remain of concern.Between July 30 and August 11, at least 60 civilians were killed in armed attacks across the province, according to humanitarian sources. Several …

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Afghanistan: 113,500 Afghan newborns, but how will they survive? -Afghanistan

Statement by Christine Cipolla, ICRC Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Almost a year ago when I visited Afghanistan, the medical system was about to close. The country’s dedicated medical staff had not been paid for months, and the drugs and equipment needed for quality care were not available. …

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FEMA announces emergency aid for 23 counties damaged by May storm

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced emergency assistance for 23 Minnesota counties that were damaged by flooding, high winds and tornadoes in May. There were at least five tornado touchdowns, including one with 120 mph winds in the small town of Forada, near Alexandria in Douglas County. Douglas County Director …

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CDC recommends limiting sexual partners

CDC publishes updated recommendations for avoiding monkeypox, researchers in the UK identify new monkeypox symptoms, and more in this week’s monkeypox news roundup. Monkeypox is officially a public health emergency The CDC released on Friday updated tips advise sexually active people to limit their number of partners until they are …

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Iran deeply concerned about lack of progress on nuclear disarmament

TEHRAN — Iran has expressed deep concern over the lack of progress in nuclear disarmament and the lack of any prospect of achieving that goal. Iran expressed concern in a statement to the Tenth NPT Review Conference. “The Islamic Republic of Iran is convinced that the obligation regarding nuclear disarmament, …

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The 1949 Geneva Conventions and Nepal

The Geneva Conventions celebrate their 73rd anniversary on August 12. The Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols are key instruments of international humanitarian law (IHL) that govern the conduct of armed conflict and aim to alleviate suffering. IHL protects those who are not taking part in hostilities and those who …

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Tax Relief for St. Croix Island, U.S. Virgin Islands Taxpayers Due to Water Shortage

Due to a water shortage and the health impact of the influx of Sargassum seagrass beginning July 15, 2022, on St. Croix Island, U.S. Virgin Islands, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that affected taxpayers will receive tax relief. Tax relief extends to November 15, 2022, with certain deadlines …

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Medical team dispatched to flood-affected areas in Balochistan – Pakistan

Flood-affected people receive relief items distributed by the district administration in a village near Chaman on Monday.—Dawn ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Health Services has sent a team of 12 doctors from the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) to Lasbela district in Balochistan to provide medical care to flood …

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The Taliban’s dangerous collision course with the West

“It is one of the largest and most important women’s hospitals in Afghanistan,” she explained. The patients were women, of course, but almost all the medical staff were too. As we walked through the hallways, which smelled of disinfectant, she pointed out that they were clean and freshly painted — …

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Easy loans for everyone

Ms. Kattiya says that through its technology leadership, the bank aims to transform the banking industry in Thailand in a way that helps more people enter the banking system and benefit from banking products and services. The big banks have continued to exploit the underbanked, with the aim of promoting …

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Japan donates disaster relief goods

(L to R) Sakamoto Takema, Chief Representative of the JICA Philippines Office, Japanese Ambassador Koshikawa Kazuhiko, DSWD Assistant Secretary for Special Projects Rommel Lopez, and DFA Undersecretary for Civil Security and Consular Affairs Jesus Domingo. The Japanese government, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), delivered emergency relief supplies to …

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MCREST’s new women’s and children’s shelter is a game changer – Macomb Daily

During the pandemic, Amanda and her son lived in a hotel, and while it sheltered them from the cold, it was barely a home. Now that she’s a resident of the new women’s and children’s shelter opened by the Macomb County Emergency Shelter Rotating Team (MCREST), she has the stability …

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Humanitarian Catastrophe, Global Economic Crisis: Implications of Russian Sanctions

Russian sanctions seem to have had a significant impact on Europe. These serious consequences include inflation, which is now at 8% after briefly hitting 10%. Humanitarian Catastrophe, Global Economic Crisis: Implications of Russian Sanctions Following the Russian military operation in Ukraine, major Western countries and blocs such as Japan, European …

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‘Absolute Evil’: Inside the Russian Prison Camp Where Dozens of Ukrainians Were Burned Alive | Ukraine

Screams of tortured soldiers, overflowing cells, inhuman conditions, a regime of intimidation and murder. Inedible porridge, no communication with the outside world and days marked by a home-made calendar written on a tea tin. This is, according to a prisoner who was there, what conditions are like at Olenivka, the …

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COMMISSIONER SID MILLER REMINDS AG COMMUNITY OF REVISED COMMERCIAL VEHICLE STANDARDS

AUSTIN– Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller reminded agricultural producers of the suspension of height and weight requirements for vehicles involved in agricultural activities that they may enjoy due to the drought and heat wave. The state of Texas issued a disaster declaration on March 18 of this year and amended …

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UNC Asheville promotes Ian Quinn as program’s first full-time assistant coach

Courtesy of UNC Asheville Athletics ASHEVILLE, North Carolina – UNC Asheville Head Swimming and Diving Coach Elizabeth Lykins announced Thursday that Ian Quinn was promoted to the program’s first full-time assistant coach. Quinn has been on staff since August 2019 and has been instrumental in the program’s unprecedented growth and …

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Half-year report of the MuniFin group January-June 2022:

Municipality Finance PlcSemestrial reportAugust 5, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. (EEST) equippedEnd Group Half-year report January–June 2022: Activity remained stable despite a turbulent operating environment This release is a summary of the MuniFin Group half-year report published on August 5, 2022. The full half-year report with tables is attached to this …

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The PRCS launches an operation in Karak, Tank

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Red Crescent Society, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has launched a relief operation in the flooded districts of Karak and Tank. As part of the relief operation, the process of installing water treatment plants in the two districts has been started, a statement said, adding that the registration process would …

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Residents and authorities struggle to mitigate flooding after fire | Community

Michael Maes Jr. stands in a 30-foot-deep diversion filled with mud and rock that Maes Jr. dug out to try and capture some of the water and debris before it reaches his property. Photo by Nathan Burton, The Taos News Chacon resident Mikayla Maes and her 6-year-old daughter, Analee Muniz, …

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War in Ukraine: Live Updates

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and Russian President Vladimir V. Putin in Beijing in early February, weeks before Russia invaded Ukraine.Credit…Pool photo by Alexei Druzhinin Amid heightened tensions around Taiwan, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday stressed the importance of Chinese neutrality over the war in his country as Russia …

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Canada’s international disaster responders have skills and experience that could be deployed in an emergency here at home

Responding to international emergencies following natural disasters equips health workers with knowledge and skills that are crucial in a crisis. They are uniquely prepared for the unpredictable conditions that follow disasters. In Haiti, after the disastrous earthquake of 2010, I worked as a doctor in a medical team of the …

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Red Cross helping amid devastation

Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the tragic flooding that upended lives and destroyed hundreds of homes in Eastern Kentucky. The American Red Cross is working around the clock with partners to provide shelter, meals and essential support to those in need. This is an evolving and difficult …

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Lawmakers Ask MTA to Delay Congestion Pricing Plan; Terry Clarke of Black Parakeetz is one of the winners of the SBDC Entrepreneur of the Year award; Briefs

RCBJ-Audible (Listen for free) Lawmakers Ask MTA to Delay Congestion Pricing Plan; Create a one-seat trip to NYC A state legislator is asking the MTA to delay its congestion pricing plan and create a ride to a Rockland County plaza in Manhattan. “I understand the MTA needs the money,” said …

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At UNSC meeting, Israel’s atrocities under the scanner : Peoples Dispatch

Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the UN, addressing the UN in 2013 (Photo: United Nations) The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) summoned Tuesday, July 26 to discuss “the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question”. Many representatives at the UNSC highlighted the seriousness …

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Assessment of Russia’s ISW Offensive Campaign, July 31 – KyivPost

Key points to remember The Kremlin did not respond to the International Red Cross (ICRC) request for access to Olenivka prison by July 31, hampering international investigative efforts. Russian forces conducted limited ground attacks southwest and northwest of Izyum, consistent with ISW’s assessment that Russian forces could establish conditions for …

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Hartsville Fire Co.’s Lynn Kirkner celebrates 40 years as a firefighter

The fire which raged in the house and which had caused three deaths in the family was extinguished. Lynn Kirkner promised herself she was too. Seventeen years as a firefighter for the Hartsville Fire Co. was enough. Seventeen years at the doorstep of tragedy, climbing 1,500+ degree burning buildings to …

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Indiana Region of the American Red Cross deploys volunteers to Eastern Kentucky to assist with flood recovery efforts

The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross is deploying eight volunteers to eastern Kentucky to help with recovery efforts after major flooding earlier this week. Additional volunteers could be deployed from the area in the coming days as Red Cross teams continue to identify needs in eastern Kentucky. Volunteers …

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Russia calls on Red Cross and UN to investigate attack on Ukrainian POWs in Olenivka

In the aftermath of a deadly attack on Ukrainian POWs in Olenivka, resulting in the death of at least 50 POWs, Russia called on various international humanitarian organizations to conduct an investigation. The Russian Federation’s major announcement came as Ukrainian authorities repeatedly blamed Moscow for the deadly attack on prisoners …

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Latest news on the Russian-Ukrainian war: live updates

A destroyed barracks in a prison in the town of Olenivka, in an area of ​​eastern Ukraine controlled by Russia.Credit…Associated press As it called for an international investigation into what it described as a ‘terrorist attack’, Ukraine’s government said on Saturday it was gathering evidence to prove Russia orchestrated an …

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US designates 4 drought-stricken northern Arkansas counties as natural disaster areas

Four counties in northern Arkansas have been designated as natural disaster areas by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced on Twitter on Friday. In a letter sent to the governor, Vilsack said all four counties — Baxter, Fulton, Randolph and Sharp — suffered a drought intensity rating …

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Multiple crews battle Corolla apartment fire as Red Cross helps 32 people displaced by blaze – Reuters

The Currituck Department of Fire and EMS reported that at approximately 4:30 a.m. Friday morning July 29, Currituck County Fire-EMS, Corolla Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Currituck County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 800 block of Caroline Court in Corolla for a structure fire . “Upon arrival, the first …

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Deciphering neutrality in humanitarianism – World

In this article, Navya Khanna explores how neutrality hampers decolonization efforts and prevents lasting peace and conflict transformation around the world. Navya Khanna Neutrality is one of the four principles that define humanitarian action, alongside impartiality, independence and humanity. This means that humanitarian assistance must not favor any side in …

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Moongaze on International Observe the Moon Night

Moongaze with us at our Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia during International Observe the Moon Night! Join the staff and members of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club for an evening of stargazing. We’ll help you use our telescopes to observe planets, stars and more. Details Stargazing is free …

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Sununu Signs Disaster Relief Bill |

Governor Chris Sununu’s legislation signed into law on Friday aims to expedite aid to New Hampshire communities affected by natural disasters, such as the heavy rains and flooding that caused millions of dollars in damage in Cheshire and Sullivan counties. Last year. NH Sen. Jay Kahn, D-Keene, said climate change …

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Red Cross helps families after building collapse

CAMP HILL, Pa. (WHTM) – After a building partially collapsed in Camp Hill on Friday, the Red Cross worked with families who lost their homes. Officials still don’t know what caused the collapse. “It was a really strong blow,” said Ellesse Krall, who was visiting family in Camp Hill on …

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WFP Chad country brief, May 2022 – Chad

Attachments In numbers 767 tonnes of food aid distributed $1,074,297 in cash transfers made Net financing requirements of USD 151 million over six months (June to November 2022) 329,565 people assisted In May 2022 Operational updates • In early June, the government issued an emergency declaration, calling on national actors …

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California Masons Donate Funds to Red Cross for Ukraine Aid

Masons of California, the largest fraternal organization in the world, recently donated $76,500 to the International Committee of the Red Cross to provide support and relief to Ukrainian citizens. The total includes donations from individual Masons across California, as well as contributions from lodges and the California Masonic Foundation. This …

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P3 Emergency Preparedness and Response Officer – Conflict Sensitivity – Dakar, Senegal – Senegal

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT Based in the Dakar Regional Office, the Emergency Preparedness and Response Officer – Conflict Sensitivity is to support the organization (WFP) to build its capacity to integrate conflict sensitivity into its programs, in a context insecurity and growing needs, and to provide advisory support on the design and …

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BCCT Women in Business Launch of the mentoring program

Take control of your life and career with the WIB Mentoring Program. BCCT Women in Business Group (WiBG) is delighted to invite you to an evening to launch the WiBG mentorship program. The program will connect young professional women with experienced executives to guide and support them in their development. …

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INGOs and the long humanitarian century – Leadership survey report: What international NGO leaders think about the challenges they face and the future of the aid and development sector – Global

Attachments International NGOs and the long humanitarian century: heritage, legitimacy and openness to the future Principal Investigators: Andrew Thompson and Mike Aaronson The rise of powerful international NGOs (INGOs) is widely recognized as a key development in the international humanitarian landscape over the past century, particularly over the past three …

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Two Americans killed in Ukraine’s Donbass region

By Jennifer Hansler, CNN Two US citizens recently died in Ukraine’s Donbass region, the State Department confirmed on Saturday. In a statement to CNN on Saturday, a State Department spokesperson did not provide any details about the individuals or the circumstances of their deaths, but said they “are in contact …

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How the Rajapaksa clan and Chinese loans are putting Sri Lanka on the highway to economic collapse

CIA chief Bill Burns rightly defined the reason for Sri Lanka’s current economic crisis. Burns says Sri Lanka has made stupid bets on China, and when you look at Sri Lanka’s financial history, you find his statement has elements of seriousness. In fact, China was not alone. It was the …

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FEMA Approves Yellowstone County for Individual Assistance and Flathead County for Public Assistance Funding | New

FEMA Region 8 Press Release Helena, Mont.– The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved Montana’s request for Yellowstone County to receive individual assistance funding and Flathead County to receive public assistance funding in the wake of the severe storm and June Floods between June 10 and July 5, 2022. …

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Kevin Durant hilariously trolls a fan asking him to highlight ‘$10 million plus philanthropy’ to fix his image

Kevin Durant is a demon on Twitter. He always has the perfect answer to everything, and that trend didn’t stop when a fan tried to help him out. Durant has drawn a lot of flak recently with all the drama the Brooklyn Nets have been through. After rumors that Kyrie …

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Advancing the Nexus in the MENA Region, Breaking the Silos: Research and Documentation on the State of the Humanitarian Development-Peace (HDP) Nexus in the MENA Region (July 2022) – World

Attachments ABSTRACT Triple Nexus or HDP Nexus is the intersection of humanitarian, development and peace activities in humanitarian work. The concept of an intersection rather than a sequential relationship between international aid for humanitarian emergencies, development work and peacebuilding was first articulated at the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, …

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P&G Continues Hand Hygiene Promotion Efforts with the Philippine Red Cross

[Manila, Philippines]: Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines, whose portfolio has been trusted over the years for its premium healthcare, home care, beauty and grooming products, continues to be a force for good by helping championing the country’s health with its latest partnership with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC). With the …

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County Commission Declares Flood Catastrophic | Community

The San Miguel County Board of Commissioners declared a new disaster following flooding and debris resulting from the Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon Fire at their regular meeting last week. A disaster declaration directly related to the fire has been in effect for months, and this new declaration should help the county …

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Nina Jordan Obituary – Foster’s Daily Democrat

Nina Jordan, 83, Exeter, New Hampshire Born Rosina Michela Capra on 10/15/1938 Daughter of Peter Capra, of Felizzano Italy, graduate of Yale 1926, executive director of the Boys Club of New York; and Rose Pepe Capra of Waterbury, CT, graduate of St Elizabeth College, NJ, social worker in New Haven, …

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Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment: initial report submitted by the State of Palestine under article 19 of the Convention, due in 2015 (CAT/C/PSE/1) [EN/AR] – occupied Palestinian territory

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment: initial report submitted by the State of Palestine under article 19 of the Convention, due in 2015 (CAT/C/PSE/1) [EN/AR] – occupied Palestinian territory

This report, which is the official initial report of the State of Palestine, has been prepared in accordance with the obligations arising from article 19 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Degrading or Inhuman Treatment or Punishment. The State of Palestine acceded to the Convention, without any reservations, …

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Kick-off of the 104th edition of the Nijmegen International Marches

The 104th edition of the Nijmegen four-day marches started on Wednesday, a day later than usual due to extremely high temperatures on Tuesday. According to the Vierdaagse weather advisory team, Wednesday’s march will also be “challenging” as the mercury will soar to around 30 degrees Celsius with high humidity. March …

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Colombia: Floods – DREF Action Plan (EPoA), Operation n° MDRCO021 – Colombia

Attachments A. Situation analysis Description of the disaster The sub-region of La Mojana in Colombia includes 11 municipalities distributed in four departments: Antioquia, Bolívar,Cordoba and Sucre. It is a productive wetland forming part of the Momposina depression basin which regulates the course of the Magdalena, Cauca and San Jorge rivers …

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Disaster Law Advisor – Indonesia

Purpose of the position The Southeast Asia Disaster Law Advisor will provide high quality technical advice on disaster law issues in the Southeast Asia sub-region and support for engagement initiatives and advocacy with relevant sub-regional organizations. The incumbent will also work with the relevant IFRC teams to ensure that the …

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Union Bank to offer easy loans to MSMEs in Andhra Pradesh

Union Bank to offer easy loans to MSMEs in Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada, July 19 (KNN) Under the partnership with AP Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC), Union Bank has agreed to provide easy loans to MSMEs in Andhra Pradesh. The Bank said it will avoid delays in loans and facilitate quick approvals …

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Ukraine Updates: Erdogan to meet Putin in Iran

Yana Muravinets helped evacuate more than 2,500 people from the Mykolaiv region while working with the Red Cross, although many people chose to stay. The first person Yana Muravinets tried to persuade to leave her home near the Ukrainian front lines was a young woman who was five months pregnant. …

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Rotary Alliance Names Mark Locke Fellow of the Year

Rotary International has two official mottos: “He who benefits most serves best” and “Serving before self”. The Rotary Club Alliance Rotarian of the Year embodies service. Mark Locke, president and CEO of the Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce since 2002, received the honor at the Alliance Rotary Club Installation Dinner …

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After Manchin tank talks, climate action shifts to life support

Manchin seemed to leave a glimmer of hope for the passage of climate legislation this year, but said that would have to wait until the current inflation spurt subsides. And the provisions he said he would support are, according to nonpartisan climate scientists and political analysts, insufficient to avoid some …

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No injuries reported in Afternoon Blaze | News, Sports, Jobs

A house on Damon Hill Road was destroyed in a fire on Sunday afternoon. Gerry Fire Department Photo No injuries were reported and several pets were rescued after a fire destroyed a home in the Gerry district on Sunday. The fire on Damon Hill Road was …

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Canada finalizes its first contract for a new fleet of multipurpose tankers | New

The Canadian government has finalized the first contract in its plan to acquire a new fleet of multipurpose aerial refueling aircraft, the government announced on July 14. The Strategic Tanker Transport Capability (STTC) initiative aims to replace the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) fleet of Airbus CC-150 Polaris, which are …

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Bicultural Home to Many Cultures in Palmerston North

DAVID UNWIN/Stuff Newcomers to Palmerston North discover the history of Te Marae o Hine/The Square. Palmerston North and Rangitāne welcomed around 80 new arrivals to the city during the first powhiri of the post-Covid-19 restrictions era in Te Manawa this weekend. They came from Afghanistan, Karen and Rohinga communities, Scotland …

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Thune and Klobuchar urge USDA to improve disaster assistance to producers

U.S. Senators John Thune (RS.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), members of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, today led several of their colleagues to ask the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack addresses implementation issues with the Emergency Relief Program (ERP), which helps growers offset the impacts of …

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Rescue teams search for Vinnytsia survivors after deadly missile attack

After a Russian missile strike hit the town of Vinnytsia in central Ukraine on Thursday, killing at least 23 people, rescue teams with sniffer dogs searched the debris again the following day, looking for missing persons. More than 73 people, including four children, remained hospitalized and 18 people were missing …

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Homes empty as Ukrainian refugees are forced to sleep in tents

The HOUSES originally intended to house the Ukrainians are empty while the refugees sleep in tents. Hundreds of properties, promised to help those fleeing war, are caught in a traffic jam of paperwork, either withdrawn or deemed unsuitable. Only one in five properties pledged to help house refugees from Ukraine …

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Aquatic Sports Coordinator, University at Buffalo Job

Applications due 08/12/22 job description: Date posted: July 14, 2022 Location: Alumni Arena, Buffalo, NY, USA The University at Buffalo Department of Recreation and Intramural Services is seeking an Aquatic Sports Coordinator to assist the Director of Aquatic Sports. Job Duties and Responsibilities: Assist the Director of Aquatic Sports in …

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Williamson County VOAD Group seeks member organizations to help with disaster response | Local News

The Williamson County Emergency Management Agency is seeking member organizations to be part of a new group of Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (Williamson VOAD) and participate in planning and responding to future disasters that affect the count. The new Williamson County VOAD will be a coalition of independent Williamson …

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BSP Tonga celebrates seven years of service with donations to the Red Cross and the community of Mango Is

Bank of South Pacific Tonga Limited, management and staff with Director Elizabeth Sullivan celebrate seven years of service to Tonga. Photo: BSP Tonga. Bank of South Pacific Tonga Limited celebrated seven years of service to the Kingdom of Tonga on Sunday 10July 2022. BSP Management, along with Local Manager Elizabeth …

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NGA, State Department Collaboration to Document War Crimes in Ukraine – MeriTalk

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has begun collaborating with the US State Department to capture satellite imagery to analyze and expose evidence of Russian war crimes and other atrocities in Ukraine . The conflict monitoring program analyzes and curates publicly and commercially available information – including satellite imagery and information …

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New UN guidelines on how businesses should ensure respect for human rights in conflict-affected areas

The risk of companies being involved in and potentially complicit in serious human rights abuses is naturally higher in the context of armed conflict and other situations of generalized violence. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights have released a …

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Maryville native receives Goodwill Ambassador award

By Kathryn Rice Lori Harr Sheehan, Bird Island, MN, received the Goodwill Ambassador award at the Lions Club International convention held in Montreal, Canada in late June. Sheehan, a graduate of Maryville High School, is the daughter of Dr. Pat and Teri Harr, Maryville. She is married to Brian Sheehan …

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Health Coordinator – Ukraine – Ukraine

Job Summary: Humanitarian needs in Ukraine are increasing rapidly and causing significant instability and vulnerability for the affected population. In response to the crisis, FHI 360 will implement an integrated program that offers lifesaving and sustainable health and protection activities that will meet the critical needs of affected communities. The …

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Deputy UN relief chief warns of worsening humanitarian disaster in Yemen

Children help their family harvest sorghum in the southern district of Hajjah province, northern Yemen, on June 19, 2022. (Photo: Xinhua) People wait for free food at a charity on the first day of Ramadan in Sanaa, Yemen, on April 2, 2022. (Photo: Xinhua) The UN deputy relief chief on …

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4 Arab cities ranked among the best in the world

LONDON: Marrakech has been ranked seventh in a new list of the world’s 53 best cities, compiled by British events magazine Time Out. Dubai (40), Abu Dhabi (45) and Doha (53) are the other Arab cities that have received praise for their offerings in nightlife, quality of life and practical …

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Home described as ‘total loss’ after fire near Jackson

JACKSON, MI — A Jackson-area home is described as a “total loss” after a residential fire started Saturday afternoon. Firefighters responded to the house fire at 4:11 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at 5000 Bennett Road in Jackson, Parma-Sandstone Fire Department officials told MLive. All residents were out of the house …

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A Couple Or Three Things: Offensive struggles return to center stage in Cincinnati tie

The New York Red Bulls are still technically top of the Eastern Conference after a 1-1 draw against FC Cincinnati. But Saturday’s result was another shaky one that exposed some of the flaws and wrinkles still apparent in this New York team. Ben Cork, OaM Editor-in-Chief tell you two or …

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Children reunite with lost families as Congo conflict rages

Jason Kandeke and his sister Esther got out of the van and rushed into the arms of their crying uncle and grandmother – the children’s first contact with their family since Congolese fighters killed their parents a while ago six years. Militias attacked their village of Mingele in southeastern Democratic …

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Blinken attacks ‘China’s alignment with Russia’ over Ukraine invasion

A regional governor said Ukrainian forces opposed Russian efforts to advance in the eastern region of Donetsk, as Ukrainian officials urged Western allies to send in more weapons. In a message to Telegram on July 9, Serhiy Hayday, head of the Lugansk regional administration, reported heavy Russian shelling of towns …

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UN fails to expand aid deliveries to Syrian rebel-held area: NPR

Women walk in a neighborhood heavily damaged by airstrikes in Idleb, Syria, March 12, 2020. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption toggle caption Felipe Dana/AP Women walk in a neighborhood heavily damaged by airstrikes in Idleb, Syria, March 12, 2020. Felipe Dana/AP UNITED NATIONS – The UN Security Council failed in two …

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Weber County Sheriff’s Office, Weber Fire District Sponsors Blood Drive | News, Sports, Jobs

Photo provided Weber Fire District Chief Paul Sullivan, left, and Weber County Sheriff Ryan Arbon pose for a photo to promote a blood drive the two agencies are sponsoring, scheduled for July 11-12, 2022 . OGDEN — Officials of the Weber County Sheriff’s Office and the Weber …

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PM SVANidhi loans: 88% of street vendors repay PM SVANidhi loans regularly

About 12% of the loans given to street vendors under the PM SVANidhi program have been flagged as non-performing assets (NPA). The microcredit scheme, unveiled on July 2, 2020 to provide easy loans to street vendors in the wake of Covid-19, granted the first loan tranche of Rs 10,000 to …

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Disasters and Crises Delegate for West Africa – Niger

Can you provide strategic and operational direction in disaster management and emergency response, ensure the technical quality and accountability of response operations, and stimulate capacity building of local partners? About the position and the missions To achieve the ambitious goals of the Danish Red Cross International Strategy 2022-25, the Danish …

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Worst drought since 2012 hits Mauritania hardest among Sahel countries

Mauritania is facing its worst drought conditions since 2012 and faring worse than any country in the Sahel that has experienced rainfall deficits in the past decade, according to a new report from the International Federation of Energy Societies. Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC). At least 34 of the …

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SBA to Open Disaster Recovery Center in Seminole to Help Businesses Affected by Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding – Okemah News Leader

SBA to Open Business Recovery Center in Seminole to Help Businesses Affected by Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Oklahoma Small Business Development Center today announced the opening of an SBA Business Recovery Center in Seminole on Thursday, July 7, 2022, …

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Iowa City man charged with terrorism, leaving explosive devices

An Iowa City man has been charged with terrorism after police say he left a backpack containing incendiary materials and a fuse attached to the Guidelink Center on Tuesday, prompting the evacuation of that building and later , of a downtown apartment complex. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office issued a …

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Hurry up ! The deadline is approaching to apply for the Homeowner Assistance and Reimbursement Program (HARP)

AUSTIN – The Texas General Land Office (GLO) announced on Tuesday that the Homeowner Assistance and Reimbursement Program (HARP) application will close at 5 p.m. on August 31, 2022. Applications are currently being reviewed in all jurisdictions. eligible counties affected by flooding in South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley …

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Agri-cooperatives can apply for loans from Malaysian Cooperative Commission to expand business, says minister

Entrepreneurs and Cooperatives Development Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar speaks during the Ministry of Entrepreneurs and Cooperatives Development Appreciation Ceremony in Putrajaya on July 5, 2022. – Bernama pic Tuesday, July 5, 2022 8:48 PM MYT PUTRAJAYA, July 5 – Cooperatives in the agribusiness sector can apply for easy loans …

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Advice to support project management, proposal development and operational case studies COVID-19 immunization

Background: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the largest humanitarian organization in the world, with a network of 192 member National Societies. The overall objective of the IFRC is “to inspire, encourage, facilitate and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by …

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Sunanda K. Datta-Ray | NATO, Ukraine, Russia: why India should go its own way

India has no choice but to join the West in ganging up on both China and Russia, and let that alone shape Indian foreign policy. When Vladimir Putin became President of Russia in 2000, he said he “cannot imagine my own country isolated from Europe and what we often call …

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Macron reshapes French cabinet for tricky second term

Published on: 04/07/2022 – 12:00Edited: 04/07/2022 – 11:58 Paris (AFP)- French President Emmanuel Macron reshuffled his government on Monday in search of a fresh start for his second term, dogged by his failure to secure a parliamentary majority last month. While he eventually bowed to public pressure by removing Damien …

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To stop risky developments in the floodplains, we must tackle the profit motive

In the aftermath of destructive floods, we often look for someone to blame. Common targets are the ‘negligent local council’, the ‘greedy developer’, the ‘shortcut builder’ and the ‘foolish landlord’. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple, because Sydney huge floods to specify. In flood risk management, there is a well-known idea …

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