Trinidad & Tobago deports Venezuelan women and children as matter of ‘national security’
A group of Venezuelan asylum-seekers including 16 children arrive for the second time on Trinidad soil, on November 24, 2020, due to a court order requiring them to appear at a habeas corpus hearing. Screenshot taken from a Trinidad and Tobago Newsday video of the landing, which was posted to the newspaper's YouTube channel.The Trinidad and Tobago blogosphere has been in a heated discussion over the country's deportation of 16 Venezuelan minors and 11 adults — including nine women — who were reportedly sent away shortly before the group was supposed to have a habeas corpus hearing carded for 2...
I am most introspective in November, my birth month. I just turned 49 yet I feel my heart is that of a 19-year-old.I always go back to the story surrounding my birth. According to my mother, it was a Saturday when I was born at 12 noon. Without anesthesia, she delivered me at home with the help of Tandang Elena, a hilot (barrio midwife). Tandang Elena was paid P20, saved by my mother from the time of her paglilihi (expecting a baby). She never wanted to inconvenience other people with money problems when it came to her giving birth. (She delivered five children, all boys.)The mood was festive ...
British women, children held in 'barbaric' Syria camps: report
As many as 35 British children and 15 British women are being held in "barbaric" conditions at camps in northeast Syria, a report by the Rights and Security International charity revealed this week.Most of the women and children have been detained in Al-Hol and Al-Roj camps, run by Syrian-Kurdish authorities, along with thousands of other civilians, since the fall of the Islamic State group.The report claims that UK intelligence officers regularly enters the camps to identify British women and children in order to withdraw their nationality from them, The Guardian reported.The report reveals t...
We continue to prepare children for a future where technology, artificial intelligence impact day to day life – CEO Whiteoak School
Teresa Oniru is the managing director and chief executive officer of WhiteOak School Lagos. In this interview with IFEOMA OKEKE, she speaks about some of the innovations the school has taken up and some stringent measures it is taking to ensure children are safe and do not contact COVID-19.Can you tell us about Whiteoak School Lagos?Whiteoak School was founded in September 2009. We started as a day-care centre focusing on building the core skills needed in early childhood before expanding our facilities for key stage one and two.What are some of the virtues/values that differentiate Whiteoak S...
Chronic kidney disease affects 1 out of 10 Salvadorans, including children
Parents of kids with CKD receiving vitamines and supplies. Photo by Iris Violeta Foundation.According to a 2019 peer-reviewed study in MEDICC, “chronic kidney disease has reached epidemic proportions in El Salvador.” The number of people affected by this silent illness is staggering; it is the second cause of death in men and the third cause of hospital mortality for adults. A 2017 report by the Salvadoran health ministry revealed that for the years 2014 and 2015, 12.6 percent of the population suffered from chronic kidney disease.Although one in three men over 60 are ill with CKD, they are no...
Study confirms COVID-19 is rare in kids, but more severe among children of color
A huge study of pediatric patients across the country found only 4% were infected with the new coronavirus, and the vast majority of those cases were mild or asymptomatic.The study, led by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, quantifies and confirms — but doesn’t attempt to explain — one of the biggest mysteries of the pandemic: Why an infection that has so far killed more than 1.3 million people worldwide is uncommon and mostly harmless in children.For the analysis, published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers at CHOP and six other U.S. children’s hospitals reviewed electronic health ...
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Congress urged to pass law addressing situation of mothers in jail and their children
Congress urged to pass law addressing situation of mothers in jail and their children(Philstar.com) – November 25, 2020 – 6:17pmMANILA, Philippines — There is a need to enact proposed measures that would address the situation of incarcerated women and their children following the case of detained activist Reina Mae Nasino and her daughter, the Commission of Human Rights said Wednesday.In a forum, CHR Commission Karen Gomez-Dumpit said there was not much discussion on the plight of women in prisons and their children prior to the death of Nasino’s three-month-old daughter River, who was born wh...
Kim Atienza joins fight against online exploitation of children
Sports buff and weatherman Kim Atienza is advocating the stop of online abuse of children which has become a global concern.Atienza believes that the problem has escalated and needs to be discussed, as per his Instagram post yesterday, Nov. 24.“Today, I stand with International Justice Mission (IJM) to fight to end online sexual exploitation of children,” he stated.The pandemic, he said, is a big factor in the rise of online sexual abuse of children.“This impacts countless globally, especially in the Philippines, where the livestreaming sexual abuse of children – even infants – has risen. This...
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Heidi Klum Shares Rare Photo Of Her With 4 Kids With Seal In Germany
Heidi Klum and her family have been enjoying modern art during their stay in Germany.The 47-year-old supermodel shared a rare photo of her family on Instagram on Saturday at the Boros Collection, a contemporary art museum in Berlin. The photo shows Klum with her husband Tom Kaulitz and her children, whom she shares custody of with ex Seal, Leni, 16, Henry, 15, Johan, 14, and Lou, 11.In the picture the six of them pose in front of a 3D art piece of a white horse and behind a mini trampoline with an arrow on top. The Instagram slideshow features other art from the museum, as a well as a few othe...
People Need People
In all this tech euphoria and COVID-19 quarantining, investors are missing a key fact. People need people. In the song, People, writer Bob Merrill and composer, Jule Styne, wrote and composed it best:Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and morePeople who need people,Are the luckiest people in the worldWe're children, needing other childrenAnd yet letting a grown-up prideHide all the need insideActing more like children than childrenBarbra Streisand sang it best; academic studies prove that people who get normal human interaction have much better mental health. Despite this fact, investors ...