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Interview With Janet Skeslien Charles, Author of The Paris Library

I  am happy to publish my interview with Janet Skeslien Charles, author of the bestselling book, The Paris Library, which was the selection for my Eye Prefer Paris Book of the Month for February 2021. If you haven’t read the book yet, I highly recommend it, it’s an inspiring story that will  rewake  you to the importance of books.  CLICK HERE to order your copy of The Paris Library. How did you come up with the idea to write The Paris Library?   I’m interested in journeys. Gro...
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Russia using 'Red Cross' ambulances as a ruse to practise killing enemy forces

EXCLUSIVE: There is fury among western military experts at Russia's 'inhuman betrayal of the sanctity of all laws covering armed...
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The American Red Cross is in critical need of blood donations right now. Here's how to donate

The American Red Cross is in need of donations as they work to replenish their supply and make up for canceled blood drives.
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Alabama, Georgia, pick up the pieces after deadly tornadoes

By KIM CHANDLER and ANILA YOGANATHAN NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Chainsaws buzzed through fallen trees, stunned residents dug in the rubble that had been their homes, and neighbors rushed in to help on Friday after multiple tornadoes ripped a path of devastation across the Deep South. At least five people were killed. As many as 10 tornadoes — an estimated eight in Alabama and two in Georgia — carved a tremendous path of devastation on Thursday, uprooting 100-year-old trees, stripping roofs from houses, ...
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Stop asking the US military to fight terrorism and rebuild countries

A US soldier digs out a vehicle stuck in mud in southeastern Afghanistan, April 23, 2007. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic The US military spent much of the past 20 years on tasks for which it is ill-suited: counterterrorism as well as stability and support operations. The solution isn't to weaken laws for counterterrorism operations or to diminish the role of civilian agencies in peace building but to take the military out of those roles. Charli Carpenter is a professor of political science an...
Tags: Politics, Isis, Congress, Opinion, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Fbi, Afghanistan, Taliban, Nato, United Nations, Kabul


Building Your Children’s Confidence In The Water

According to a survey done by the Red Cross, 54% of Americans can’t swim or don’t have the basic swimming skills needed to be safe in the water. Not being able to swim confidently not only puts you at risk, but it also means that you are not able to enjoy a fun form of exercise that can bring great enjoyment.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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FTC sends out nearly $50 million to former University of Phoenix students from 2019 settlement

University of Phoenix campus. Scott Olson/Getty Images The FTC is sending University of Phoenix students $50 million in refunds from a 2019 settlement. The $191 million settlement also canceled $141 million of unpaid balances owed directly to the school. Federal and private student loans aren't affected by the settlement, the FTC said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Federal Trade Commission secured a record $191 million settlement with the for-profit University of...
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Violence Against Colombian Civilians Worsened in 2020, Says Red Cross

By Luis Jaime AcostaBOGOTA (Reuters) - Violence against civilians in Colombia worsened in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic as illegal armed...
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Banksy’s tribute to health care workers fetches $20M

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian | Reuters LONDON – A Banksy painting showing a boy playing with a toy nurse as a superhero sold for more than $20 million on Tuesday, setting an auction record for the elusive British street artist. “Game Changer,” unveiled last May at University Hospital Southampton, paid tribute to the frontline workers of Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) in their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The black-and-white hand-painted artwork shows a boy lifting a nurse, her arm ...
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Hundreds of people missing after fire in Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh – video

At least 15 people have been killed and another 400 are missing after a fire tore through Balukhali camp near Cox’s Bazar late on Monday. More than 17,000 shelters were destroyed, leaving 45,000 people displaced. Emergency services, volunteers and Red Cross staff worked for several hours to control the blaze. The camp houses about 124,000 people, although the surrounding area shelters approximately 1 million Rohingya refugeesHundreds of people missing after Rohingya refugee camp fire Continue re...
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6 Lifesaving Skills Every Man Should Know

Life-threatening health emergencies can happen at any moment. While you should always call 911 and summon professional medical attention for a victim, oftentimes time is of the essence, and paramedics are minutes (or much longer) away. If the person is going to live, they can’t wait for a medic to get to them. They need help now.  That’s where you — a family member, friend, or random bystander-on-the-scene — come in. If someone close to you was stricken with a life-threatening emergency, wou...
Tags: Life, Iraq, Afghanistan, Army, Red Cross, First Aid, Charles, Survival, Jared, Bruce, Heart Association, Heimlich, Manly Skills, Charles Patterson, Jared Shears


Danish Red Cross Launches Volcano Catastrophe Bond

LONDON (Reuters) - The Danish Red Cross has launched a catastrophe bond for volcano-related disasters with the support of several financial firms,...
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Chilean Red Cross: First Line For The Front Line

In the middle of Chile's biggest social outbreak of the last 30 years, the Chilean Red Cross needed donations to get supplies to keep helping in the frontline of the demonstrations. And to get these donations, we've decided to ask the independent digital media, who had the most credibility in this moment of crisis, something that only they could give us: the first line of their news. ...
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Covid-19 antibodies present in about 1 in 5 blood donations from unvaccinated people, according to data from the American Red Cross

In the first week of March, more than 20% of blood donations from unvaccinated people had Covid-19 antibodies, according to data shared with CNN by the American Red Cross.
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Biden's restrictions on drone strikes are about much more than drones

A US Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field in southern Afghanistan. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP On his first day in office, President Joe Biden quietly implemented new restrictions on US drone strikes. The temporary measures make such strikes subject to review by the National Security Council, and they have potentially far-reaching implications. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Pentagon confirmed this week that President Joe Biden has imposed new, temporary restrictio...
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Colorado Winter Storm Update: Nearly 1,3000 Sunday flights canceled at DIA; Red Cross opens warming shelters opened in El Paso County

Stay with this story for updates on Colorado weather Saturday:
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Syrian Youth Still Paying High Price for Decade of War: Red Cross

By Stephanie NebehayGENEVA (Reuters) - Young Syrians have suffered heavy personal losses in a decade of war and still have to face rebuilding their...
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Cloud Covered: What was new in Google Cloud in February

Last month, Google Cloud introduced new tools and resources to help vaccinate communities, avoid email scams, connect the world (under the sea!) and build with new technologies. Check out the most popular Cloud blog posts from February.  Technology helps get more vaccines into more communities.To help the global challenge of immunizing millions of people during the COVID-19 pandemic, we announced Google Cloud’s Intelligent Vaccine Impact solution. Powered by several Google Cloud technologies, th...
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50 Homes Being Evacuated by a Wildfire Northeast of Phoenix

Red  Cross officials say about 50 homes are being evacuated after a wildfire threatened some structures near Tonto Basin northeast of Phoenix.
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Red Cross Helping 37 People Displaced by Connecticut Fires

The American Red Cross says it is helping 37 people in Connecticut after fires damaged their homes Friday and Saturday.
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Coronavirus vaccinations expanded to age 70-plus, all teachers to be immunized by April, Maui closes in on Oahu for tourism numbers, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Department of Health Director Dr. Libby Char Hawaii residents 70 and older eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations starting Monday; state receives Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The state has decided to open eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations early to residents 70 and older on Monday because of a substantial increase in the number of shots arriving in the islands. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Big Island Now. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. KITV4. The first shipment of Johnson &Johnson’...
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Syrians Struggle With Food, Fuel Shortages After Decade of War - Red Cross

By Stephanie NebehayGENEVA (Reuters) - A decade after Syria's conflict began, families struggle more than ever to buy food while ambulances lack...
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The History of Santa Anita Park: Horse Racing and more

Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains, Santa Anita Park has beckoned to horse-racing lovers since it first opened on Christmas Day in 1934. Part of that appeal is the chance to wager and win big on nine different races each race day, but another draw is the sheer beauty of the place. Mt. Wilson towers in the distance, while up close the park’s Art Deco architecture designed by Gordon Kaufmann has a timeless beauty. Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, is a massive place, boa...
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A Guide to Visiting the Abraham Lake Bubbles

Abraham Lake in Alberta’s David Thompson Country is the largest reservoir in the province. Water is backed up behind the Bighorn Dam (built in 1972) on the North Saskatchewan River. There is a fascinating phenomenon that happens every winter when methane gas bubbles derived from below get trapped in the ice on the lake. This creates wonderful patterns and effects in the ice. The ice bubbles are thought to be derived from decomposing organic material submerged when the reservoir was filling. Ther...
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Israeli bar offers free beer and shots to young people who get coronavirus vaccination

This is an automated machine translation of an article published by Business Insider in a different language. Machine translations can generate errors or inaccuracies; we will continue the work to improve these translations. You can find the original version here.The planet has begun to visualize the beginning of the end of the coronavirus pandemic with the supply of vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca among others.However, many people are not very convinced about the effectiveness of...
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Tigray crisis: 'Overwhelming' humanitarian needs in Ethiopia's region

The Red Cross tells the BBC there are major food and medical care problems in the war-torn region.
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An emergency kit from Judy is a great place to start when preparing for an impending storm or natural disaster

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Although ready-made emergency preparedness kits aren't a one-stop solution, they're a good place to start. is a brand that offers four different emergency kits along with other disaster preparedness resources.I tested the brand's Mover Max, a kit that has supplies for four people and comes in a rugged, bright orange backpack. No matter where you live, disasters can strike suddenly. The last thing you w...
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Hospital staff cheers as soldier runs to son's birth

When Pvt. 2nd Class Tyrell Hicks received a Red Cross message while training that his wife was going into labor, he rushed to be by her side.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Red Cross: Thanks Volunteers

Though the future can seem bleak and the world divided because of this virus, every individual action of solidarity, of peace, of lending a hand, and supporting your community counts. Our millions of volunteers are a true light among the darkness. We deeply thank them for their immense compassion and courage. Those we can call heroes. ...
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Guinea declares first Ebola outbreak since 2016, after confirming 7 new cases linked to a funeral

Health workers put on protective gear before entering an Ebola quarantine zone at a Red Cross facility in the town of Koidu, in Eastern Sierra Leone, December 19, 2014. Guinea declared an outbreak of Ebola on Sunday, the country's first reports of the virus since 2016. Three people have died, among seven confirmed cases of Ebola linked to a nurse's funeral. The Guinean health ministry says it has isolated the survivors and begun contact tracing.  Visit the Business section of Insider for...
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