Editorial: After 19 years, bring troops in Afghanistan home
Given President Donald Trump's habit of making weighty decisions based on whims, the national security establishment's pushback against his plan to bring home 2,000 of the 4,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan and 500 of the 3,000 in Iraq by Jan. 15 is understandable. A speedy drawdown of troops in such unstable areas may seem as dumb and dangerous as the president's recent rash talk of bombing Iran on his way out the door. For one thing, Trump should leave massive foreign policy changes for when President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in. For another, Trump should be far more focused on the war against...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
National Day 2020: Avoid crowds, limit family gatherings at home to 20 people, Dubai officials say
Dubai: Authorities have repeated calls for following COVID-19 related precautions while celebrating the 49th National Day, including limiting family gatherings.The latest call came in a tweet by Dubai Media Office on Sunday night, urging UAE citizens and residents to avoid large family gatherings (limiting it to 20 people at home) and crowded places; as well as adhere to the official health and safety precautionary measures at all times, such as wearing masks and social distancing.Earlier, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority had called on the public to strictly adhe...
Don’t come back home, FG tells Nigerians living abroad to stem COVID-19 spread
As the world moves to find a final solution to the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal government has on Monday told Nigerians in the diaspora to possibly put on hold their plans of coming back home for holidays, as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.Sani Aliyu, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) said at the weekly media briefing that the federal government is determined to discourage diasporans from coming home, due largely to the rising concerns of the cases in Europe, Asia, and the United States of America.According to Sani, the federal ...
Women’s Group donates to Cherubs children’s home
A female group called Aboakeseakuo, over the weekend made a donation of GHC 3000 and food products to Cherubs children’s home at Santasi- Apire in the Kumasi Metropolis of the Ashanti Region.The items donated were bags of rice, sugar, gari, bottles of oil, assorted drinks,15 boxes of biscuits and toffees.The rest are tissues,detergent and other washing soaps, dresses, shoes, 100 pieces of towels, toothbrushes and paste.Among other things, the association also gave two Samsung washing machines, books and pens.Presenting the items, Rita Konadu, president of the association, indicated that the do...
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Making a home accessible after a severe injury can be overwhelming — but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s one mom’s advice.
CHICAGO — When Laura Sickel Baumann got the phone call in 2018, she first knew she needed to get her son back to Chicago.He’d been injured in an accident in New Orleans. She eventually arranged a flight back to Chicago, where after surgery, he was taken directly to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab to begin rehabilitation.It was the first of many logistical puzzles in caring for her adult son, who suffered a spinal cord injury. Where would he live? How do they get a wheelchair? And how would he wheel it into their Evanston house? When he was finally home, how could they make their house’s interior meet ...
Mindfulness during the ‘new normal’
Most of us are still working from home, at least partially. The assumption is this situation is ideal for reflection or mindfulness, but the distractions at home are plentiful—family members, chores, stress and anxiety from worrying about the pandemic, and so on.Our resource person on leadership and personal development, Luz Mercurio, has some practical tips on how to be more mindful during some everyday, common situations:1. While drivingWhen you drive to work early in the morning (for those who need to report to a physical office this quarantine) or a place you routinely go to, your mind at ...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
Working from home: Weird or wired? | Daily FT
Many employees around the world have replaced their commute to work with electronic links to their workplace. Telecommuting to work is trending upwardThe second wave of COVID-19 is hitting us much harder than we anticipated. With a high alert level, working from home has again become the dire reality. Some around the globe have been doing it now for so many months. Technically speaking, it is the trend known as telecommuting. The time has come to revisit it and to reflect on it, with effectiveness in mind.From commuting to telecommutingIt was Sir Arthur C. Clarke who wisely said, “Do not commu...
Daily Financial Times
Maradona doctor has 'nothing to hide' after police raid his home and clinic after World Cup winner's death
Diego Maradona's doctor insists he has "nothing to hide" and is "proud" of the treatment he administered to the late football star.Police in Buenos Aires were sent to the home and private clinic of Leopoldo Luque and collected files as prosecutors launched an investigation into the circumstances around Maradona's death.The 60-year-old Argentina and Napoli great died of a reported heart attack at his home this week, where he was recuperating following successful surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain earlier in November.Dr Luque told reporters on Sunday he had the backing of his profession...
Dubai Municipality takes home four awards at Stevie International Business Awards 2020
Dubai: Dubai Municipality has won four awards at the prestigious Stevie International Business Awards 2020, Dubai Media Office announced on Saturday.The municipality’s Sewage Treatment Plants and Networks Department won gold in the category of ‘Large Organisation Utilities’ while its Digital Transformation Initiative won gold in the ‘Achievement in Growth’ category. The department also won a bronze award in the category of ‘Energy Industry Innovation of the Year’ for its project that uses solar energy to dry solid waste.The municipality’s Human Resources Department meanwhile won a silver Stevi...
How a M'sian family opened up their home to young refugees