Posts Tagged ‘relief’

Sassanid bas-relief to be installed on original place atop steep canyon

Sassanid bas-relief to be installed on original place atop steep canyon – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Fars province’s tourism directorate is set to reinstall a massive bas-relief, attributed to the Sassanid king Shapur I, on its original place near the entrance of a cave atop a steep canyon in southern Iran. “This magnificent bas-relief is to […]

Groups worry about tapping COVID relief for infrastructure

Organizations representing long-term care facilities on Friday urged lawmakers working on a bipartisan infrastructure plan to avoid dipping into COVID-relief funds to help pay for the roughly $600 billion in new spending sought for the public works buildout. The request comes as lawmakers are struggling to finish up negotiations over the package amid stubborn disagreements […]

Relief For Millions As US Apex Court Keeps Eviction Bans In Place

Above Photo: A “Cancel The Rents” demonstration by the Party for Socialism and Liberation in Oakland, California. Liberation. In a step that brings relief for millions of low-income families across the United States, the Supreme Court decided against a stay on a federally-imposed eviction moratorium. In a step that brings relief for millions of low-income […]

Latest Vindolanda Find: A Strange Naked Man on a Carved Relief Tablet

Recent excavations at the British Roman fort of Vindolanda near Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland, England have produced a fascinating and unique artifact, according to  a new announcement  from the Vindolanda Trust. While digging beneath the floor of a fourth-century structure unearthed at the sprawling site, volunteers Richie Milor and David Goldwater were shocked to find […]

France holds global talks to offer debt relief for Sudan

French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday the cancellation of Sudan’s $5 billion debt to France as part of efforts to help the country in its transition to democracy. The announcement was made at a Paris conference gathering African leaders and international creditors. The conference aimed at marking Sudan’s reintegration into the international community after […]

Farmers Sue Biden Administration Over ‘Racist’ COVID Relief Plan

A farmer plants corn in the Marvin Chapel field in Mount Airy, Maryland on May 19, 2020. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images)US NEWS BY KATABELLA ROBERTS May 7, 2021 Updated: May 7, 2021biggersmallerPrint A disabled white farmer has sued President Joe Biden’s administration over his COVID-19 loan forgiveness program, alleging he can’t participate because he is white. Adam Faust, a […]

Comic Relief with Racist Puppets

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Iran Says US Has Yet To Offer Enough Sanctions Relief

Above photo: Officials from the six countries still party to the nuclear deal held preparatory talks. EPA. A US official said the Iranians have made ‘unrealistic demands’. The fourth round of talks aimed at reviving the Iran nuclear deal kicked off in Vienna on Friday. Iran’s top negotiator said he believes the US is “serious” about returning […]

Amid Pandemic, India’s Jews Try to Stay Safe While Offering Relief to the Hardest Hit

(JTA) — Nissim Pingle, the head of Mumbai’s Jewish community center, hasn’t left his home since March. That’s when COVID-19 began to overtake India. A second wave of infections has overwhelmed its health system and is producing a daily death toll of at least 4,000. The country is on track to have the world’s highest […]

India’s Jews try to stay safe while offering relief to the hardest hit

Nissim Pingle, the head of Mumbai’s Jewish community center, hasn’t left his home since March. That’s when COVID-19 began to overtake India. A second wave of infections has overwhelmed its health system and is producing a daily death toll of at least 4,000. The country is on track to have the world’s highest death toll […]

NY Jewish federation sending $200K in COVID relief to India

UJA-Federation of New York announced $200,000 in grants to four organizations working on COVID relief efforts in India. The grants are focused on providing equipment and relief in hard-to-reach and especially vulnerable communities in the country, where a second wave of infections has overwhelmed hospitals and crematoria. The funding will include a $60,000 grant to […]

Experts clean famed bas-relief in southern Tehran

TEHRAN – A team of cultural heritage experts has cleaned the well-known 19th-century bas-relief, which is carved on a rock face in Cheshmeh-Ali, southern Tehran. A restoration operation has been completed on the Qajar-era relief of Cheshmeh Ali, which had recently been damaged in an act of vandalism by an individual (or individuals), throwing hair […]

Theater and club owners can apply for federal relief — on Shabbat

A $16 billion federal relief fund for the entertainment industry opens Saturday, when observant Jews will have to wait until sundown to apply. Jews in the live-events industry who don’t use electronics or engage in work on Shabbat said it puts them at a disadvantage for the first-come, first-serve COVID-19 relief grants. They and others […]

Saint Vincent Volcano Disaster Relief

[embedded content] FROM GO FUND ME: Saint Vincent Volcano Disaster Relief The La Soufrière volcano in the small Eastern Caribbean island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines erupted on April 9th 2021 for the first time in 42 years. This natural disaster has displaced tens of thousands of people from their homes and has uprooted […]

The Weeknd donates $1m to relief efforts in Ethiopia

The Weeknd has pledged to donate $1 million (approx £7,21,250) to Ethiopian relief efforts in the midst of continued violence in the country. The platinum-selling R&B artist, who was born to Ethiopian immigrant parents, took to social media to express: “My heart breaks for my people of Ethiopia as innocent civilians ranging from small children to […]

COVID ‘Relief’ Spending Was Enough to ‘Put Every Home in the US on Solar Power — for Life’

By Matt Agorist It is now April 2021 — thirteen months into “two weeks to flatten the curve.” Since March of last year, Americans and the world alike have watched from the sidelines as power hungry politicians have ushered in draconian lockdowns, shutdowns, police state measures, and brought the economy to its knees. While governments […]

U.S. “COVID Relief” Was Enough To Give Every Taxpayer $41,870

Via: Foundation for Economic Education: The sheer immensity of this spending is hard to grasp. For context, $6 trillion is more than one-fourth of what the US economy produces in an entire year, according to Fox Business. The COVID spending blowout is at least eight times bigger than the (inflation-adjusted) price tag of President Franklin Delano […]

Democrats bank on relief aid to win back wary working class

When Joe Biden visited this corner of southwestern Pennsylvania in the final weeks before the election, his goal wasn’t to win it so much as to show the area’s overwhelmingly white working-class electorate that his party was at least willing to try. “A lot of white, working-class Democrats thought we forgot them,” Biden said after […]

Saving Ourselves: Autonomous Disaster Relief In Texas

The failure of the state. On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with participants in autonomous groups across Texas, including Cooperation Denton, Stop the Sweeps in Austin, Mutual Aid Houston, Houston Tenants Union, and North Texas Rural Resilience. late thread, but I wrote a piece last week for @grist on how mutual aid […]

Virgil: Will the Covid Bill Bring Relief from the Covid Lockdown? 

Congress has passed, and President Biden will soon sign into law, the $1.9 trillion stimulus package. The legislation includes $170 billion for K-12 schools and colleges to help students return to the classroom; moreover, there’s another $47.8 billion for nationwide “coronavirus testing, contact tracing, and mitigation.” That’s a lot of new money piled on top of old […]

US Congress approves Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill

US lawmakers on Wednesday approved President Joe Biden’s landmark $1.9 trillion (€1.6 trillion) COVID-19 relief bill. The bill has been sent to the White House for Biden to ratify after the House of Representatives gave its backing with 220 votes in favour and 211 against. The White House described it as a “historic legislative package […]

Israeli High Court decision on conversions brings long-awaited relief and validation

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The Foundation Grants $1.3 Million for COVID-19 Relief

In a new round of COVID-19 relief grants, The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) announced on March 2 that it’s awarding $1.3 million to five local organizations to address urgent healthcare needs in the community. Through its ongoing outreach with local nonprofits and other funders, The Foundation zeroed in on helping the […]

Democrats Block Rep. Andy Barr’s Amendment to Prevent COVID-19 Relief Funds from Going to China

Democrats in the House Rules Committee on Friday voted against an amendment by Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) that would prevent any American taxpayer-funded COVID-19 relief dollars from going to the Chinese Communist Party. His amendment would have barred any of the $1.9 trillion in COVID-19 relief bill funds from being made available to “any enterprise, […]

House passes $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill with $15 minimum wage increase

On Friday, the House passed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill in a vote of 219 to 212. The bill includes a $15 minimum wage increase, an extension of unemployment insurance, survival checks, and $20 billion for a national vaccination program. Two House Democrats, Representatives Jared Golden (ME) and Kurt Schrader (OR) voted no on […]

Biden’s $1.9tn Covid relief bill passes House vote

Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package has been approved by the US House of Representatives in his first major legislative win. The president’s plan to send emergency financial aid to households, small businesses, and state and local governments battered by Covid-19 passed on a near party-line 219 to 212 vote early on Saturday. The […]

Republicans said they couldn’t attend key votes on Covid relief – before appearing as speakers at CPAC

Several Republican lawmakers said they could not attend Congress on Friday to vote for the coronavirus stimulus package due to the pandemic, but were due to appear in-person at the conservative conference taking place in Orlando, Florida, this weekend. According to CNN, the Republican lawmakers included those who were former US president Donald Trump’s closest […]

Coronavirus: Joe Biden’s €1.5 trillion COVID relief bill passes House vote hurdle

The US House of Representatives approved a $1.9 trillion (€1.5 trillion) pandemic relief bill in a win for President Joe Biden, even as top Democrats tried assuring agitated progressives that they’d revive their derailed drive to boost the minimum wage. The new president’s vision for flushing cash to individuals, businesses, states, and cities battered by […]

Senate parliamentarian says minimum wage increase cannot be in relief bill, Progressives urge VP Kamala Harris to use her power to keep it in

In President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, he included a minimum wage increase to $15 per hour. The White House website states: Throughout the pandemic, millions of American workers have put their lives on the line to keep their communities and country functioning, including the 40 percent of frontline workers who are people of color. As […]

Pelosi to Keep Minimum Wage Hike in COVID-19 Relief Bill Despite Parliamentarian’s Ruling

Some Democrats posited that MacDonough’s ruling wasn’t binding and said Vice President Kamala Harris, as president of the Senate, should overrule her. “I’m sorry—an unelected parliamentarian does not get to deprive 32 million Americans the raise they deserve. This is an advisory, not a ruling. VP Harris needs to disregard and rule a $15 minimum […]

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