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WFP Sudan calls for funding to support refugees from Ethiopia, thanks Japan [EN/AR] – Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing for funding to provide food and nutrition assistance to over 60,000 refugees who crossed from Ethiopia into eastern Sudan in recent months. WFP welcomes a contribution of US$800,000 from Japan. “WFP is grateful to the Government and people of Japan for this generous contribution, …

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Pete Buttigieg may not know this yet: Rail transportation funding is a racial equity issue.

Our ongoing study of federally reviewed rail projects during the Obama administration finds that federal transportation policy still fosters racial inequity, partly because it relies on transit agencies, cities and states to envision and implement projects. Urban rail projects can take many forms: Commuter rail systems connect suburbs to urban cores; heavy rail systems are …

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Elon Musk busts Clubhouse limit, fans stream to YouTube, he switches to interviewing Robinhood CEO – TechCrunch

Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, SpaceX, and many other companies, has mastered the art of using Twitter to harness fans and promote himself and his interests across as wide an audience as possible. Using some of that momentum, last night, he made a vocal debut on a newer platform —  Silicon Valley’s hottest startup …

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Ability West Galway allocated €200,000 in Government funding

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Ability West Galway has been awarded €200,000 in Government funding. The grant allocation is part of a €20 million euro investment in disability services nationwide through the first tranche of the Disability Services Fund. Announced as part of Budget 2021, the one-off grants are being provided to reform disability services, …

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Arts industry loses faith in Berejiklian government’s grants process

In the lead-up to the 2018 Wagga Wagga by-election, the government committed an extra $20 million – on top of an existing $10 million – to the conservatorium project. The by-election was required following the exit of Wagga Wagga MP Daryl Maguire, who resigned in disgrace after a corruption inquiry heard he sought commissions from …

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Public Health Systems Still Aren’t Ready for the Next Pandemic

Like public health officials everywhere, Dr. Jeffrey Duchin marvels at the miraculous production of highly effective vaccines against COVID-19 in mere months. But Duchin, head of public health in Seattle and King County, Washington, doesn’t dwell on the only triumph of the pandemic response. Instead, he quickly pivots to the huge deficiencies plaguing the rollout …

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Rhode Island receives $8 million in grants to aid the homeless | Covid-19

Rhode Island is getting more than $8 million in federal grants for homeless assistance programs. The funds administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development will support 33 homeless assistance projects around the state. “A safe place to live is one of the most effective forms of PPE, but too many Americans are without …

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JPMorgan to BofA See Scope for Longer South African Stock Rally

South African stocks have made their best start to the year since 2012, even after last-week’s pull-back, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America are among those predicting further gains. A global appetite for riskier assets has propelled emerging market inflows and the Johannesburg exchange is set to benefit from its heavy weighting …

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GOP lawmakers urge Biden to meet with them on virus relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has agreed to meet a group of 10 Republican senators who have proposed spending about one-third of the $1.9 trillion he is seeking in coronavirus aid, though congressional Democrats are poised to move ahead without Republican support. Sunday’s invitation to the White House came hours after the lawmakers sent …

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