Crisis Lines

On the frontlines of the pandemic

Ashley Bayne, assistant director of public health, recalls and documents the Herculean effort led by UND Ashley Bayne, associate director of the UND public health program, says there was no question what she had to do when UND received the call for …

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Fall 2022 MBCC Program Highlights Recipients

Montana Board of Crime Control The Montana Board of Crime Control is pleased to announce the recipient of the fall 2022 program highlights: Hi-Line Help for Abused Spouses, Inc. The goal of Hi-Line’s Spouse Abuse Assistance is to provide each victim with a resource, a safe place, and emergency …

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Cholera cases, deaths in Haiti amid fuel and water crisis

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – The sun shone down on Stanley Joliva as medical staff at an outdoor clinic hovered around him, pumping air into his lungs and giving him chest compressions until he died. Nearby, his mother watched. “Only God knows my pain,” said Viliene Enfant. Less than an hour …

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Are you struggling to demonstrate your value as a board member? Developing… – Women of Influence

By Kristi Honey On May 21, 2022, a devastating tornado made landfall in the Ontario community of Uxbridge, with wind speeds that could uproot trees, down power lines and rip roofs off buildings. Within minutes, the community emergency response center was activated, putting into action plans we had only practiced …

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New program offers hotline support for hurricane survivors

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) — A newly released program called Hurricane Ian Support Line is helping survivors of the storm that battered southwest Florida. It brings together local people who made it through Hurricane Michael with survivors of Hurricane Ian. Even though it only launched this week, they already have …

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Tester holds second City Hall in Montana since pandemic broke

About a hundred people attended an in-person town hall Friday held by Democratic US Senator Jon Tester in Helena to ask questions about veterans’ affairs, health care, voting rights and politics in general. The forum, held at Helena College, was the second tester forum to be held in Montana this …

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The Swiss National Bank makes another big move on the fed-swap line

Oct 13 (Reuters) – The Swiss National Bank withdrew nearly $6.3 billion from the US Federal Reserve’s currency swap line facility this week, about double the amount a week earlier, New York Fed data released on Thursday showed . The SNB on Wednesday withdrew $6.27 billion in US currency for …

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Interim Hockey Canada Chair Andrea Skinner announces her resignation

support for survivors If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence and needs support, you can find province-specific centers, hotlines and services in Canada here. A list of resources and references is provided for readers in America here. Andrea Skinner has tendered her resignation as interim chair of …

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Statements by Speaker Adrienne Adams, Councilor Marjorie Velázquez, Rafael Salamanca, Chair of Land Use, and Kevin Riley, Chair of Zoning and Franchises, on the vote on the rezoning of Bruckner Boulevard

“New York City is facing a dire housing crisis that needs to be addressed with urgency and action,” he said Narrator Adrienne Adams. “Council is committed to being part of the solution by approving sound housing projects that increase the availability of affordable housing, and today’s votes in committee are …

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Ukraine Crisis – Situation Analysis (09/23/2022) – Ukraine

Attachments summary conflict If Ukrainian forces can hold the significant areas they have reportedly recaptured in recent weeks, or indeed continue to be successful, more areas are likely to be accessible for humanitarian aid. The reclaimed areas were characterized by widespread UXO and mine contamination, as well as significant damage …

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With winter approaching, will Putin’s “partial mobilization” help Russia win the war in Ukraine?

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent announcement of a “partial mobilization” of 300,000 Russian troops to fight in Ukraine sounded decisive. It is not. The official position, fleshed out by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, was that the new Russian conscripts would be recruited from among those with previous military experience and …

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Here are the key lines you may have missed from Tuesday’s official speeches

US President Joe Biden arrives in New York City on Tuesday. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) President Biden is expected to build on his administration’s push to reform the United Nations Security Council in the face of flagrant violations of the UN Charter by one of the council’s permanent members: Russia. “The …

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Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says it’s a “great day not to be in Jackson amid the water crisis.”

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) said Friday it was, as always, “a great day not to be in Jackson,” the capital, which has been facing a water crisis after Pearl River flooding damaged its water system . The big picture: Reeves made the comments while speaking in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It’s …

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Word over the weekend: This could trigger the next financial crisis, and these are the most – and least – vulnerable housing markets if the US goes into recession

By Andrew Keshner The best personal finance stories of Friday Hello market watchers. Don’t miss these top stories. At the weekend it was said: This can trigger the next financial crisis Also, a preview of the Federal Reserve’s next steps to fight inflation and a painful warning from FedEx. Continue …

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Swedes go to the polls in a close election marred by crime and the energy crisis

Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com to register Social Democrat Prime Minister Andersson faces right-wing opposition Kristersson of the Moderates has allied himself with the Sweden Democrats Campaigns focus on crime, cost of living crisis Opinion polls show a neck-and-neck race between blocks Polling stations close at …

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European Midday Briefing: Miners, Oil Majors Help Lift Stocks; Energy crisis debated

MARKET WRAPS Stocks: European stocks posted solid gains on Friday, with investor attention remaining focused on inflation and central bank monetary policy. More hawkish comments on Thursday from Jerome Powell, who said the central bank should not waver in its commitment to aggressively tackling inflation, and the European Central Bank’s …

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NDP is asking the Secretary of Sport to conduct a “continuity review” of Hockey Canada

support for survivors If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence and needs support, you can find province-specific centers, hotlines and services in Canada here. A list of resources and references is provided for readers in America here. NDP MP Peter Julian is calling on the federal government …

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Energy issues in Ukraine and Europe take center stage

Energy troubles plagued Ukraine and Europe as much of the Russian-held region, home to a largely paralyzed nuclear power plant, was reported experiencing temporary power outages on Sunday. Only one out of six reactors at the Zaporizhia plant was connected to the grid, and Russia’s main natural gas pipeline to …

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Jackson’s water system could require billions of dollars in repairs. Federal infrastructure funds are not a quick fix.

JACKSON, Mississippi — Residents of the Mississippi capital — who currently don’t have clean drinking water from their tap and in some neighborhoods don’t have enough water pressure to flush toilets — had good reason to hope the ambitious $1 trillion Last year’s infrastructure contract would help. President Joe Biden …

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Public health needs to be transformed. Health IT can help

COvid-19 slammed public health agencies and organizations. Future crises, whether from infectious diseases, extreme weather, or other causes, are likely to do the same unless they change their approach to public health reporting, data management, and information sharing. Managing public health is not easy, especially in the United States. Not …

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Explainer: Unraveling the Crisis in Libya

A man walks next to burnt cars after yesterday’s clashes in Tripoli, Libya, August 28, 2022. REUTERS/Hazem Ahmed Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com to register Aug 29 (Reuters) – Libya’s worst fighting in two years suddenly hit the capital Tripoli on Saturday. This explains what led …

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The Main Street rental crisis just took a turn for the worse

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Friday that the central bank’s fight against inflation will bring “pain” to the economy, and right now small businesses are feeling that pain on both sides of the fight. Inflation has been a top concern for small businesses for some time, as high prices …

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why the housing market is collapsing – and the risks for the economy as a whole

China, unlike other major economies, has recently cut interest rates to stem the economic impact of its zero-COVID policy and to address a growing housing crisis. The country’s traditionally strong housing market was hit by a funding crisis, causing development to stall and buyers refusing to pay their mortgages. The …

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Bonus program for healthcare workers

program information New York’s key healthcare and frontline mental health workers have guided us through a century public health crisis and made our state a model for fighting and combating COVID-19. In order to attract talented people to the profession at a time of such great stress, while retaining those …

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How drama can help open up conversations about suicide for young people in the post-pandemic era

According to British charity Young Minds, an organization set up to help children and young people with mental health problems, suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds worldwide. Many young people have struggled with their mental health during and since the COVID-19 pandemic, which is …

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MHPSS & PROTECTION Project Manager MOLDOVA – Moldova

Handicap International/Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial international solidarity organization that intervenes in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. She works side by side with people with disabilities and vulnerable groups, committed to meeting their basic needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for …

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The benefits of Pelosi’s ill-advised visit to Taiwan

After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s ill-timed trip to Taiwan, China’s leaders were determined not to let a good crisis go to waste. they conducted unprecedented military exercisesfiring ballistic missiles near Taiwan; and sending warplanes and naval warships across the Taiwan Strait centerline in an attention-grabbing demonstration of power. China also …

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Al Mezan warns of an unprecedented humanitarian crisis looming as Israel continues to ban fuel into Gaza-occupied Palestinian territory

Humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip are deteriorating dramatically due to the ongoing Israeli military escalation against Gaza since Friday, August 5, 2022, targeting civilians and civilian objects, particularly infrastructure facilities, including water and electricity distribution networks. The 6-day complete closure of Erez and Karem Abu Salem, the border crossings …

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“Pregnancy Crisis Centers” mislead patients. They can also mislead some donors

Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) exist to discourage people from receiving abortion treatment. To that end, their tactics can include posing as legitimate abortion providers online, providing false information about the supposed dangers of abortion treatment, and lying to patients about how far along they are in their pregnancy. According to …

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Gov. Hochul announces that construction of an $86 million affordable housing development in the Bronx will begin

Gov. Kathy Hochul today announced construction has begun on Baez Place, an $86 million affordable housing development in the Claremont neighborhood of the Bronx. Baez Place will provide 154 affordable housing, including 86 with on-site support services for people affected by homelessness. “We are tackling housing insecurity and homelessness head-on …

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Many Americans don’t believe that climate change is coming for them

He did the same thing late last year when freak tornadoes swept through the state. That kind of spending is okay. But as he led Republican opposition to the massive legislation Democrats hope will rid the country of carbon-emitting energy sooner, McConnell said people were worried about other things. “The …

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Faced with inflation and high petrol prices, Sri Lankans wait for fuel for days: NPR

Police officers stand guard as people wait in line at a gas station to buy petrol in Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 17, 2022. Rafiq Maqbool/AP Hide caption toggle caption Rafiq Maqbool/AP Police officers stand guard as people wait in line at a gas station to buy petrol in Colombo, Sri …

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Augusta University psychiatrist shares insight into back to school – Jagwire

Children in CSRA and across the country are returning to school in the coming weeks, and that brings uncertainty and stress for students of all ages, as well as their parents. Children usually have a lot of things on their minds this time of year, including being accepted by their …

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Havana announces power outages and cancels carnival as crisis deepens

HAVANA, July 30 (Reuters) – Cuba’s capital Havana will begin power outages in August, has canceled carnivals and is taking other measures as the country’s energy crisis worsens, state media reported on Saturday. The capital, home to a fifth of Cuba’s 11.2 million people and economic center, was spared the …

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San Francisco declares state of emergency over spread of monkeypox

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mayor of San Francisco on Thursday announced a state of emergency over the growing number of monkeypox cases, allowing officials to cut red tape and combat a public health crisis reminiscent of the AIDS epidemic that to devastate the city in the US began 1980s. …

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Lagarde, Putin, Biden and the problem of drawing red lines

Comment on this story comment Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank, is slim, urbane and French. She knows better than to show up at a press conference and say brutal things — like “Bring it” or “Go on, make my day.” Or even: “Don’t cross my red line.” …

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Russian official admits missile attack on Odessa

A spokesman for Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Sunday Russian missiles destroyed military infrastructure in Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odessa on Saturday, a site vital to the export of Ukrainian grain. Maria Zakharova wrote on her Telegram account: “Kalibr missiles destroyed the military infrastructure in the port of Odessa with …

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‘Food deserts’ are impacting New Jersey residents in efforts to alleviate the crisis

If you drive more than a mile to a supermarket, supercenter, or large grocery store with affordable and healthy food options in an urban area and more than 20 miles in a rural area, you’re living in what the U.S. Department of Agriculture considers a definition of a “food desert …

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Analysis: The fault lines of the ECB bond support plan have been exposed by the political crisis in Italy

The main building of the European Central Bank (ECB) is seen at sunset in Frankfurt, Germany, January 5, 2022. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/ Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com to register ECB to unveil new program to limit borrowing costs next week Combatting the spread in Italy may pose …

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Spain: Grocery lines grow during pandemic

(Madrid) – The Spanish government’s failure to adequately respond to the sharp rise in poverty during the Covid-19 pandemic has left tens of thousands of people in desperate need. The 63-page report, “‘We can’t live like this’: Spain’s Failure to Protect Rights Amid Rising Pandemic-Linked Poverty,” documents the ongoing weaknesses …

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Crisis in Sri Lanka: Angry protesters occupy the luxury homes of their leaders. What’s next?

But protesters say they will not leave the luxury houses until both leaders have vacated their roles. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is expected to step down on Wednesday, while Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe tweeted his resignation on Saturday but did not confirm his departure date. The resignations mark a major victory …

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India is handing over 44,000 tons of urea to crisis-hit Sri Lanka under a credit line

India on Sunday handed over more than 44,000 tonnes of urea under a line of credit granted to crisis-hit Sri Lanka as part of New Delhi’s ongoing effort to support the island nation’s farmers and strengthen bilateral cooperation for food security, the Indian government said High Commission …

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Sri Lanka Police imposed a curfew ahead of the planned protest

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – Police imposed a curfew in the Sri Lankan capital and surrounding areas on Friday, a day ahead of a planned protest involving the country’s president and prime minister over an economic crisis causing severe shortages essential goods and caused disruption, people’s livelihoods were asked to …

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India’s GAIL will commission two new PP lines in 2024-25

MUMBAI (ICIS) – India’s state-owned Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) expects its two new polypropylene (PP) plants with a combined capacity of 560,000 metric tons/year by the second quarter of 2025, a company source said on Tuesday. The 60,000 t/a PP line in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh …

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Covid couldn’t sink cruise ships – but they now face a debt iceberg

At one point in February 2020, a single cruise ship – the Diamond Princess – was responsible for more than half of the world’s confirmed cases of Covid-19 outside of China. The 3,700 passengers and crew endured a grim quarantine off Japan; seven died. But Covid has not proven to …

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Clarence Thomas cites the claim that Covid vaccines “were developed using cell lines derived from aborted children”.

None of the Covid-19 vaccines in the United States contain cells from aborted fetuses. Cells obtained from elective abortions decades ago were used in research during the development of the Covid vaccine, a practice common in vaccine research. A group of doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers took the case …

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Savings and algorithms: UK supermarkets battle cost-of-living crisis

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – Faced with the toughest economic conditions in decades, UK supermarkets are trimming down their product ranges, seeking cost savings and patrolling each other’s stores to check prices and products while trying to stay one step ahead. Like retailers around the world, UK grocers including market …

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Ohio Valley food banks see longer lines amid inflation and dwindling government support – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

Ruth Cummings bent warily over the crates of produce in the hot June sun and peered through the bags of vegetables, carrots and apples laid out outside the old church building that serves as the local pantry. With gas station and grocery store prices soaring, these donated boxes are a …

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Remarks by President Biden at the signing of S.2938, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

Roosevelt room 8:36 a.m. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, folks. Yesterday I spoke about the Supreme Court’s shocking decision in Roe v. to knock Wade down. We’ve had a lot of discussions about this in the whole household. We think it’s a – anyway. Jill and I know how painful …

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Europe travel hits pandemic cutbacks and airport chaos: NPR

Travelers wait on Tuesday the 21st. Peter Dejong/AP Hide caption toggle caption Peter Dejong/AP Travelers wait on Tuesday the 21st. Peter Dejong/AP LONDON – Do you have any travel plans for Europe this summer? Don’t forget to pack your passport, sunscreen and lots of patience. Liz Morgan arrived at Amsterdam’s …

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It’s time for a post mortem on COVID crisis standards of care

Since the looming bird flu pandemic in 2006, governments, hospitals and professional organizations have been preparing for the next big one. New York State has been at the forefront of preparing for a pandemic, having developed its ventilator allocation guidelines in 2007 and updated in 2015. And yet, when the …

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The war in Ukraine reached a crucial moment

This pivotal moment could also present a difficult decision for Western governments, which have hitherto offered assistance to Ukraine at an ever-increasing cost to their own economies and national arms stocks. “I think you’re getting close to the point where one side or the other will be successful,” said a …

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What happened on day 105 of the war in Ukraine

As Russia pounded eastern Ukraine with heavy artillery, it was consolidating its hold in the south, claiming to have restored roads, rails and a vital freshwater canal that could help it permanently dominate the region. The expansion of Russian infrastructure into the occupied south could allow Moscow to fortify a …

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Israel’s government marks a year, but the future is uncertain

Jerusalem (AFP) – Even Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who leads an ideologically divided coalition that is constantly on the brink of collapse, has expressed doubts about the viability of his eight-party government. “A year ago I wasn’t sure if that was feasible,” the religious-nationalist leader told AFP, 12 months …

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The crisis in Lanka: Foreign exchange reserves rise for the first time in five months

Sri Lanka’s foreign exchange stack has risen for the first time in five months, likely due to the postponement of payments to India under an Asian clearing union, even as the nation seeks credit lines to alleviate shortages. The reserve rose to $1.92 billion at the end …

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Sri Lanka holds its breath as new prime minister struggles to bail out economy

Placeholder when loading item promotions COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — It has been almost three weeks since Ranil Wickremesinghe took over as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka with a daunting mandate to pull the crisis-weary country to the brink of an economic chasm that threatens to tear it apart. The five-time …

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Florida mom channels her grief into the fight against vet suicides

Janos “John” Lutz was 19 when he enlisted in the Marine Corps out of high school with the aim of doing his part for his country after the 911 terrorist attacks. As he hoped, he was deployed to the front lines in Iraq. Janine Lutz remembers the first time her …

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Sri Lanka seeks to secure $5 billion in import payment funds

Ranil Wickremesinghe, newly appointed Prime Minister, arrives at a Buddhist temple after his swearing-in ceremony amid the country’s economic crisis in Colombo, Sri Lanka May 12, 2022. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com to register COLOMBO, June 2 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka is aiming to …

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European Union climate delegation visits campus | CU Boulder today

Chancellor Philip DiStefano welcomed a delegation of energy, climate, environmental and science advisers representing the European Union to CU Boulder on May 25 as part of the group’s state tour. The Chancellor highlighted the university’s legacy in climate and environmental research and innovation, and commitment to sustainability. He also acknowledged …

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What does the 411 of the new 988 hotline mean?

The 988 Lifeline connects callers to specialists trained to provide support for mental health crises, including psychotic symptoms and substance abuse. Beginning July 16, 2022, people dealing with mental health crises can call 988, a new number focused on providing life-saving suicide prevention and crisis services. But 988 isn’t just …

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Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon on Friday, May 27. (Pool/CNN) The US Department of Defense said it was “aware and aware” of Ukraine’s request for multi-launch missile systems, but that “decisions … have not yet been made.” “Our goal from the beginning has been …

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Ukraine Assessment Report – Waiting for the Sky to Close: The unprecedented crisis affecting women and girls fleeing Ukraine – Ukraine

Attachments summary As of May 6, 2022, the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) as a result of the war in Ukraine was 7.7 million, with another 5.7 million refugees and asylum-seekers living in neighboring countries.1 The lack of humanitarian corridors has created a situation people are either stuck in …

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Sri Lanka arrests 67 people suspected of traveling to Australia

Sri Lanka’s navy says it has detained 67 people it believes were attempting to travel to Australia illegally by sea Of KRISHAN FRANCIS Associated Press May 24, 2022 at 10:05 am • 3 minutes read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The Sri Lanka Navy …

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India is sending over 2 billion humanitarian aid shipments to Sri Lanka amid the crisis

As Sri Lanka grapples with a massive economic crisis, India handed the island nation a large shipment of humanitarian aid worth over 2 billion rupees, which reached Colombo on Sunday. The High Commissioner of India in Colombo, Gopal Baglay, handed over the shipment to the top leadership …

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Governor Whitmer declares a state of emergency in Gaylord after severe storms and tornadoes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 20, 2022 Contact: [email protected] Governor Whitmer declares a state of emergency in Gaylord after severe storms and tornadoes GAYLORD, Mich. – At the Gaylord Emergency Operations Center, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency for Otsego County after a tornado caused significant damage to buildings …

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The real estate crisis takes the stage at REDCAT’s “The Most Beautiful Home… Maybe”

Karla Mosley stars in REDCAT’s The Most Beautiful Home…Maybe. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times) “If we can get used to seeing people living in tents, and that’s the norm, then we can also get used to the idea that anyone can be accommodated,” says actress Karla Mosley of …

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Overcoming the challenge of exchanging lead service lines

Passing of the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) of October 2021 will provide states with $15 billion to fund lead service line replacement — the most funds the federal government has ever put into this work Has. States and water systems across the country are preparing to implement …

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Op-Ed: How COVID Caused a Universal Midlife Crisis

The post-pandemic horizon is coming into focus. Even with the rise of new Omicron subvariants hot on our heels, fear is being replaced by cautious optimism. But we are not going back to pre-pandemic normalcy. In fact, over the past two COVID-19 years, many people have chosen to fundamentally change …

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Russia-Ukraine War and Putin News: Live Updates

BRUSSELS – Russian President Vladimir V. Putin said stopping NATO expansion helped him invade Ukraine. But on Thursday, Finland unequivocally declared its intention to join, which not only turned Putin’s plan on its head but also put the alliance’s newest potential member on Russia’s northern doorstep. The declaration by Finnish …

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House Demos must share the blame for the border crisis

Republicans hint at midterm election strategy as they spread blame for rising illegal immigration, migrant deaths and fentanyl smuggling on the southern border EL PASO, Texas (Borders Report) — Leaders of the Republican House of Representatives and former Trump officials on Wednesday urged their Democratic counterparts to keep Title 42 …

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China: China accuses the US of testing its “red lines” and expanding NATO in the Indo-Pacific

Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Le Yucheng accused the US of expanding NATO into the Indo-Pacific and “flexing its muscles on China’s doorstep,” saying on Friday that the Americans had been fueling the Taiwan issue over the years in order to to test the country’s “red line”. The Chinese minister made …

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Expanding access to mental health support for health and social service workers

Health care and community social services workers across British Columbia will have access to more mental health support as the province expands tailored programs for the sector. The BC Government has invested $735,000 to expand Care to Speak and Care for Caregivers – two unique programs that provide online peer …

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The pros and cons of buying supermarket own brand groceries | money

Government critics have echoed comments from Environment Secretary George Eustice, who suggested that by buying quality food, people could help alleviate the cost of living crisis. Opponents pointed out that this would hardly scratch the surface when energy bills have risen by 54% and the most vulnerable are already buying …

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What happened on day 68 of the war in Ukraine

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine — Ukrainian civilians evacuated from the devastated city of Mariupol brought fresh reports of survival and terror on Monday as Western nations worked to implement their increasingly expansive aid promises and billions of dollars in military and oil embargo prepared for economic aid and other once unthinkable moves. …

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Pelosi leads delegation to Kyiv and Poland; promises US support

Warsaw, Poland – A US Congressional delegation led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi commended the courage of the Ukrainian people in remarks during a visit to Poland on Sunday, a day after a surprise trip to Kyiv to meet President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. US lawmakers assessed Ukraine’s needs for the next …

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Amazon and Google close out their worst months on Wall Street since 2008

Getty Images; Chris Ratcliff | Bloomberg | Getty Images Stocks of Amazon and Google parent Alphabet have just completed their steepest monthly declines since the 2008 financial crisis. The internet giants both reported weaker-than-expected quarterly results this week, weighed down by a combination of macroeconomic factors, the war in Ukraine …

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The city’s affordability crisis threatens to price out the creative class

Thursday April 28, 2022 by Chad Swiatecki Leaders in the region’s entertainment and sporting events industries see problems if the city cannot solve the affordability problems that are forcing working-class performers and audiences to relocate to nearby suburbs. Citing the rising cost of living, transportation and other infrastructure issues, panelists …

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Space Blocks: The Future of International Cooperation in Space

In the last decade there has been a tremendous growth in commercial activity in space. As a result, some scholars see a future for space cooperation driven by shared commercial interests. In this scenario, commercial companies act as intermediaries between states, uniting them behind specific commercial projects in space. However, …

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Criminal-turned-firefighters find a new life on the front lines

“The worst thing for me was the feeling of letting my family down,” says the 40-year-old married father of four. “That was the hardest part for me. I’m a vendor.” Reyna and his mentors are confident that he will soon be earning a good starting salary as a firefighter, with …

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What Virginia’s new laws reveal about how the natural gas industry sees its future

Natural gas has a moment. The war in Ukraine has highlighted Europe’s heavy reliance on Russian gas and the challenge of replacing it with new supplies from other countries. Suddenly, after talking so much about the need to move away from fossil fuels, the Biden administration wants to expand oil …

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Putin says sanctions have failed

The White House reiterated that President Biden has no plans to send US troops to assist Ukraine in its fight against Russia, dismissing comments from a close Senate ally that the administration should consider such a scenario. Responding to comments from Sen. Chris Coons (D, Del.), White House press secretary …

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Sri Lanka declares a 5-day freeze on stock trading due to the crisis

Issued on: 04/16/2022 – 12:14Changed: 16.04.2022 – 12:13 Colombo (AFP) – The Colombo Stock Exchange on Saturday announced a five-day halt to trading after crisis-hit Sri Lanka hiked interest rates and declared a default on its external debt during the traditional Lunar New Year holiday. The market was due to …

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Pressure mounts on Sri Lankan leader to quit as crisis deepens

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – Thousands of Sri Lankans rallied in the country’s central business district and Christian clergymen marched in the capital to observe a day of protests on Saturday that have called for the indebted nation’s president to resign amid fear and anger bottlenecks were brewing. Demonstrators carrying …

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WHO is urging accelerated action to protect human health and address the climate crisis at a time of heightened conflict and fragility

On this World Health Day (7 April 2022), as part of the Our Planet, Our Health campaign, WHO is issuing an urgent call to leaders and all people to accelerate action to maintain and protect health and contain the climate crisis The organization’s founding day, which comes at a time …

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opinion | War crimes charges could help Putin, not hurt him

The truth is, now as in the past, Putin’s regime has been remarkably stable. Moreover, many of the forecasters who are predicting Putin’s demise today have done so before and have fared poorly. When the global financial crisis shattered Russia’s economy in 2008, observers of Russia predicted “the end of …

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Russians fear sanctions triggered by Putin’s invasion of Ukraine

Russians fear sanctions triggered by Putin’s invasion of Ukraine News Sports Entertainment Life Money Tech Travel Opinion Tough sanctions imposed on Russia by western states have reminded citizens of the country’s 1998 debt crisis. By Anna Nemtsova US TODAY McDonald’s and other American companies have shut down in Russia in …

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On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Portman calls for more support for Ukraine and a red line on chemical weapons use

March 23, 2022 | press releases Joining MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning, US Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) commended the American people and United States allies for their support of Ukraine and also called on the Biden administration to do more to help to help Ukraine win the war. In particular, …

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Latest Russia-Ukraine War News: Live Updates

War in Ukraine: What you need to know The newest: President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said food and medical supplies for the besieged southern port city of Mariupol, where hundreds of thousands of civilians are trapped behind Russian lines, would arrive on Sunday afternoon. Russian forces continued to bomb Ukrainian cities and …

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Johnson turns the truth on its head about Britain’s response to Ukraine’s refugee crisis Zoe Williams

SSince 2015, Boris Johnson has told a nervous House of Commons when asked by the Prime Minister: “We have done more to resettle vulnerable people than any other European country”. It didn’t make sense, so maybe it was a mistake. Poland has taken in 1.2 million Ukrainian refugees, Hungary 190,000 …

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Europe needs to reduce energy demand. Now.

While oil grabs the biggest headlines, gas and power are of deep concern for Europe, which is at the epicenter of the current energy shock. The price of electricity on the continent is determined by the most expensive source – and right now that would be power plants fueled by …

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The Ukraine crisis puts the DC crypto lobby in the hot seat

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine highlights the dark side of crypto as the industry lobby ramps up efforts in DC to shield them from regulation. Why it matters: The crisis has prompted a sharp and almost uniform global response from the very institutions – governments and banks – that want to …

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Biden’s mental health plan has potential, experts say, if Congress acts: gunfire

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 1: US President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress in the chamber of the US Capitol House on March 1, 2022 in Washington, DC. Among other things, Biden spoke about his administration’s plans to address mental health …

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In State of the Union, Biden will focus on the economy and Russia

Mr. Biden will ask Congress to pass legislation approved by the House of Representatives in December to increase Federal Maritime Commission oversight of the shipping industry. The president will deliver his remarks without a mask on Tuesday, the same day officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are …

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Video appears to capture Russian panic over impending bank blockade

Russia-Ukraine Crisis: The video seems to indicate an internal panic sweeping across Russia. Videos circulating online showed hundreds of Russians queuing at ATMs in a panic, following an agreement to ban Russia from the global payment system SWIFT in a harsh Western response to the country’s invasion of Ukraine. Civilians …

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Biden officials have repeatedly urged China to help avert war in Ukraine

“They claim neutrality, they claim they stand by principle, but everything they say about the causes is against the US, blaming NATO and taking the Russian line,” said Evan Medeiros, a professor at Georgetown University and Senior Asia Director in the White House National Security Council in the Obama administration. …

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Russia-Ukraine Crisis Live News: Sanctions, Videos and the Latest

UKRANIAN RAILWAYS TRAIN 749 – We boarded the train bound for Lviv, in the north-west corner of Ukraine, near the Polish border and the NATO front, expecting it to be crammed with people fleeing a feared Russian invasion. But a day after Russian troops moved into eastern Ukraine and tens …

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Ukraine crisis: Officials in Russian-backed regions push older men into their militias | world news

Officials in the Russian-backed separatist areas of eastern Ukraine have taken it upon themselves to force men as young as 60 into their militias. It is reported by several close Sky News contacts that the men are being kidnapped from cars heading to the border Russiaon the streets of Luhansk …

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