Posts Tagged ‘first’

Van Gogh painting to be shown in public for first time

A painting of a Paris street scene by Vincent Van Gogh is to be shown to the public for the first time, after spending more than a century behind closed doors in the private collection of a French family.The work, painted by Van Gogh in 1887 while he was lodging with his brother Theo in […]

Shorn the sheep: Wild animal sheds 35kg fleece after first haircut in years

For anyone who has endured months of lockdown without a haircut, spare a thought for Baarack the sheep. His fleece had become so overgrown and matted that he could barely see when he was rescued by an animal charity in Australia. Baarack, whose thick coat weighed more than 35kg, was living wild in the state […]

Erdan goes ‘Down South’ for Black History Month on first official tour

WASHINGTON – Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Gilad Erdan, took a three-day visit to South Carolina and Alabama to celebrate Black History Month. It was his first official tour since taking office. In Montgomery, Alabama, the ambassador toured the Rosa Parks Museum and at the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, named after Dr. Martin […]

First Jewish Open Day for Sydney’s Rookwood Cemetery

February 24, 2021 by J-Wire Newsdesk Read on for article Sydney’s Rookwood General Cemetery is inviting the Jewish community on-site for an Open Day designed as an opportunity to learn a bit about Rookwood, from their 150+ year history to their operations. Rookwood General Cemetery has held many open days for the Sydney community; however, […]

UAE and Qatar hold first meeting since Gulf detente

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 7

Freshman College Baseball Player Hits Two Grand-Slams in First Two At-Bats

Florida Atlantic freshman Caleb Pendleton got a great start to his baseball career by smashing a grand slam in both of his first two collegiate at-bats. Indeed, Pendleton didn’t just hit a grand slam in two at-bats in a row, but in the first two times he ever stepped up to the plate in an official […]

BL – Marcion, the First Universalist

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First Look Inside St. Louis’ “Hooverville-Style” Tiny Home Village For Homeless

Via: ZeroHedge: A modern-day “Hooverville” has been constructed in St. Louis, Missouri, consists of dozens of people who have been left behind in the “K-shaped” recovery. The tiny house village, a temporary housing program erected by the city, is located off Jefferson Avenue just north of downtown. The shanty village built during the pandemic depression is […]

‘Iconic!’: NASA’s Perseverance sends first pictures after Mars landing

NASA’s Mars landing team was on “cloud nine” Friday after getting the first close-up pictures of a rover descending to the dusty red surface. The best photo was released less than 24 hours after the Perseverance rover successfully touched down near an ancient river delta. Perseverance can be seen in stunning detail just 6 1/2 […]

Reasons for optimism? President Biden’s first month

After almost two trillion dollars in tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations that again failed to trickle down to working people as promised, a nativist approach to economic and foreign policy that alienated the United States from much of the world and the almost year long train wreck of the Trump Administration’s response to […]

Flirting with the First Amendment

In the aftermath of the January 6 riots on the Capitol, we have witnessed a change in how tech companies view, regulate speechand control speech. In the days and weeks since January 6, multiheaded pseudo private actors have fundamentally altered the bedrock of American democracy — free speech. No longer can private companies like Facebook, […]

The Trump impeachment and the First Amendment

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. is widely considered, along with Justice Louis D. Brandeis, to be one of the guardians of the First Amendment. He authored many of the seminal decisions that explained why our country should protect freedom of speech. For example, he first used the terminology “clear and present danger” 100 years ago […]

NASA rover returns its first images from Mars after historic landing

“Touchdown confirmed!” The two words at mission control in California that signalled to the world that the six-wheeled probe Perseverance had successfully landed on Mars. The NASA rover is there as part of a mission to uncover signs of life and collect samples of rock. The more than €2 billion mission to the Red Planet […]

Jerusalem wakes to winter wonderland, blanketed by first snow in six years

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 114

Biden Speaks with Netanyahu for First Time Since Entering Office

(JNS) U.S. President Joe Biden called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday in their first conversation since Biden took office nearly a month ago. According to the Prime Minister’s Office, the conversation was “warm and friendly” and lasted nearly an hour. “The two leaders noted their personal ties of many years and said they […]

Biden and Israel’s Netanyahu Hold Long-Awaited First Call

FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a visit to Leumit Health Care Services vaccination facility in Jerusalem where he meets the 4,000,000 person who had been vaccinated in Israel, February 16, 2021. Alex Kolomoisky/Pool via REUTERS US President Joe Biden made a long-awaited first phone call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday after […]

UAE’s First Ambassador to Israel Kicks Off Tenure With Twitter Message of Welcome and Peace

Mohamed Mahmoud Al Khaja, the first ambassador to Israel from the United Arab Emirates. Photo: Twitter. The first ambassador to Israel from the United Arab Emirates opened his official Twitter account on Wednesday, wishing welcome in Hebrew, Arabic, and English. Mohamed Mahmoud Al Khaja was sworn in as ambassador on Sunday in the UAE, marking […]

Denmark to Become the First Country in the World with Vaccine Passports

    Denmark is planning a digital passport that will allow people who have had Covid vaccines to travel. Finance minister Morten Boedskov said today that ‘in three, four months, a digital corona passport will be ready for use in, for example, business travel’. ‘It is absolutely crucial for us to be able to restart […]

Kashmir’s first igloo cafe is ideal place to chill

One of Kashmir’s most popular tourist hotspots has a cool new attraction. An igloo has been built out of the snow which covers the fields of Gulmarg in Indian-controlled Kashmir this winter. It’s not just the perfect back drop for a selfie – inside it’s a functioning cafe where traditional Kashmiri tea and food is […]

After delay, Israel allows transfer of first 1,000 COVID vaccine doses to Gaza

Israeli authorities, after a two-day delay, transferred a consignment of Russian COVID-19 vaccines to Gaza on Wednesday following a formal request by the Palestinian Authority. “This morning, 1,000 Sputnik vaccines donated by Russia [to the Palestinian Authority] are being transferred from the Palestinian Authority to the Gaza Strip, in accordance with the Palestinian Authority’s request […]

First batch of COVID vaccines arrives in Gaza after Israel approves transfer

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 8

White House: Netanyahu to be first Middle East leader Biden will call

Browse > Home / News / White House: Netanyahu to be first Middle East leader Biden will call February 17, 2021 by JNS Read on for article Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be the first Middle East leader President Joe Biden will call, the White House said on Tuesday. Former U.S. Vice President Joe […]

Biden: ‘We’ll Be Close to’ Having Most K-8 Schools Open Five Days a Week at the End of First 100 Days

During a town hall on CNN on Tuesday, President Joe Biden stated that he thinks we will be “close to” having the majority of K-8 schools back five days a week at the end of his first 100 days in office. Host Anderson Cooper asked, “Well, let me ask you — your administration had set […]

Wife of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un makes first public appearance in a year

SEOUL – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s wife, Ri Sol Ju, appeared in state media for the first time in more than a year on Wednesday, joining her husband at a concert on one of the country’s biggest holidays. The official ruling Worker’s Party newspaper Rodong Sinmun released photos of the pair at the […]

Critics of President Joe Biden’s first foreign policy speech

February 15, 2021 from Zamir Awan for the Saker Blog The only optimistic part of President Joe Biden’s first foreign policy speech is, “We’re also stepping up our diplomacy to finish the war in Yemen — a war which has produced a humanitarian and strategic catastrophe. I’ve asked my Middle East squad to ensure our […]

Arkansas’ anti-BDS law violates the First Amendment, says court

The Arkansas Times has successfully challenged a law that prohibits the state from doing business with companies that boycott Israel. The Little Rock-based weekly filed the lawsuit in 2018 and was represented by the ACLU. The paper takes no official position on BDS, but it launched the legal challenge after the University of Arkansas Pulaski […]

First Nations Leaders Fight Vaccine Hesitancy With Social Media Savvy

A typical post from Neskantaga Chief Chris Moonias pairs personality with uncomfortable truth. “Good morning,” he wrote on Twitter Monday, “today is 9,497 days from February 1, 1995 … That’s 26 friggen years of Neskantaga [First Nation] Boil Water Advisory.” And on Thursday: “Day 9500 of Neskantaga First Nation Boil Water Advisory. How’s your water […]

iCenter launches first cohort in Experiential Israel Education program

 The iCenter welcomed the first cohort of participants for its new program offering a certificate in Experiential Israel Education. Dubbed “Leaders Lab,” the cohort of 31 participants from a wide range of educational settings for Jewish teens and youth is the first of seven planned cohorts for 2021. The program was under development for several […]

What We Know About The UK’s First COVID-19 Deaths One Year On

When news emerged about the world’s first outbreak of coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan, many in the UK wrongly dismissed it as a health crisis happening elsewhere and were reassured by the government’s inaction. The reality began sinking in with what was then thought to be Britain’s first Covid-19 death on March 5, 2020: a […]

UAE’s ‘Hope’ probe sends back first image of Mars

The United Arab Emirates on Sunday published the first image for its Mars probe now circling the Red Planet. The picture, taken Wednesday, shows sunlight just coming across the surface of Mars. It shows Mars’ north pole, as well as its largest volcano, Olympus Mons. The image comes from the UAE’s “Amal,” or “Hope,” space […]

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