Miss Universe PH salutes ‘bravery, courage’ of candidates who withdrew due to COVID-19
MANILA, Philippines — Despite the withdrawal of two candidates due to COVID-19, the Miss Universe Philippines Organization said they saluted their “bravery and courage” and assured them that they will provide support they need.“While it is unfortunate and heartbreaking to see some of our candidates leave the competition, we thank them for being a part of the Miss Universe Philippines family,” the organization said in a statement on Saturday.“We salute their bravery and courage as they go through this difficult time and rest assured, we will continue to provide all of the help and support they ...
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Afghan president urges Taliban to 'have courage' and silence guns
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called on the Taliban to "have courage and declare a national ceasefire" on Tuesday as he visited Doha where peace talks between government and Taliban negotiators have stalled.At the end of a two-day trip, his first to Doha since the talks began, Ghani gave a lecture where he said Afghanistan's long conflict had to be resolved through negotiation, "not under the barrel of the gun"."Nobody is going to wipe you out," he said in front of a socially distanced crowd of diplomats and academics, three weeks after the launch of peace talks between the Afghan government a...
Have courage: How parents can support a shy child
Fortune favours the brave, it is said. It's true that those who approach life with self-confidence find many situations easier.It's why most parents want their children to discover the world full of confidence and openness, worrying if they don't play with other children or look away shyly instead of answering a question.But shyness is not something that can be turned on and off, especially with children. "It's something you're born with," says psychologist Sabine Ahrens-Eipper.The reluctance to be the centre of attention is often familiar for the parents: "It's often hereditary. If a child is...
Pompeo calls for pope to show ‘courage’ over China
Rome. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revived a spat with the Vatican Wednesday during a visit to Rome, a month ahead of the US elections and hot on the heels of a diplomatic breach that experts see as an effort to win conservative Catholic votes.Pompeo is not meeting Pope Francis because the pontiff avoids such audiences in campaign periods, a Vatican source said.Analysts say the pope has been angered by Pompeo’s public calls for a historic Vatican-China accord to be scrapped.Instead, Pompeo spoke at a symposium organised by the Holy See’s US embassy, where he renewed an appeal for the Vati...
Does Your Culture Inspire Courage…or Stamp It Out?
Ed Hess explains why courage must be part of your organization’s culture. Here are nine indicators that courage is alive and well in your workplace…and six red flags that fear might be preventing your employees from doing their best work.Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreOakland, CA (September 2020)—In today’s fast-paced, highly competitive marketplace, we need our employees to excel at collaboration in pursuit of innovation. To connect with each other in meaningful ways. To disrupt the status quo, take risks within financial parameters, fail, learn, and get back up again. If you...
Why the courage to confront Iran matters
Following Iran’s repeated acts of aggression and attempts to target American targets in Iraq and other countries, as well as significant breaches in the Iran deal, the US has finally implemented snapback sanctions. In addition, the US has implemented new sanctions on the Iranian regime and its affiliates, in a move rejected by fellow UN Security Council members.Despite criticism from European allies, the US is precisely right to take extreme action against Iran, regardless of motivations, not only because of Iran’s nuclear aims, but also because of their global support for terrorism and gross ...
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Beirut firefighters leave a legacy of courage and commitment
BEIRUT: Family, friends and colleagues bade a tearful farewell on Aug. 15 to Ralph Mallahi, the sixth identified firefighter out of the 10 who perished in the explosion that destroyed or damaged nearly half of Beirut and led to the Lebanese government’s resignation.Mallahi’s remains, encased in a white coffin, were carried by his colleagues — firefighters, officers and rescuers — all dressed in white, while his grieving family and relatives walked behind.Wedding music played in the background as the funeral procession passed his workplace at the Beirut Fire Brigade headquarters in Karantina be...
Arsenal boss Arteta hails Xhaka: He had faith and courage to face the problem
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was delighted with Granit Xhaka's performance in their FA Cup final triumph over Chelsea.Arteta is confident the fans are now again behind the Swiss after his blow-up earlier in the season.Arteta said: "He is a really good example of this, but the players have to be willing and they have to have the personality and the workrate he has."You need to have faith and courage to face the problem, to slowly start to knock down the wall and start to enjoy the profession in the way he deserves."We were just there to support him a little bit and to give him a little bit of advi...
US braced for historic blow, as virus lands British PM in hospital
London (AFP) - The coronavirus threatened Americans with their hardest week in memory on Monday and put Britain's prime minister in hospital, despite early signs that some of Europe's hardest-hit countries may be turning a corner.Japan announced an imminent state of emergency and a trillion-dollar stimulus package, after the US surgeon general compared the likely impact of the epidemic in the week ahead to 9/11 or Pearl Harbor.But it was a more mixed picture in Europe, where countries already ravaged by deadly COVID-19 outbreaks reported lower numbers of new infections and, in Austria and Ital...
Pope livestreams Palm Sunday mass due to virus 'tragedy'
Vatican City (AFP) - Pope Francis called for courage in the face of the coronavirus pandemic as he delivered Palm Sunday mass by livestream instead of before Saint Peter's Square crowds.The Vatican is abandoning centuries of tradition and refraining from public celebrations of the official start of the Catholic world's Holy Week. Pope Francis called the pandemic a tragedy on Sunday that must be faced with courage and hope."Today, in the tragedy of a pandemic, in the face of the many false securities that have now crumbled, in the face of so many hopes betrayed, in the sense of abandonment that...