Free train rides for refugees, Hollywood stars praise Ukraine, first airline to use fuel made from sunlight
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re following the latest on how countries, companies and individuals are coming out to help Ukrainians, as well as some other innovations like a sustainable jet fuel.
Free train rides for Ukrainian refugees across Europe
European rail services are providing free of cost travel to Ukrainian identity card holders who are trying to flee the country in order to save their lives.
European countries are relaxing their visa restrictions for Ukrainian Nationals
Many European countries are opening their borders for Ukrainian passport or any kind of identity holders in order to give them safe land to live.
Airbnb providing homes to ukrainian refugees
Airbnb is providing homes to the 100,000 Ukrainian refugees with the help of local NGOs and is looking forward to extending this facility in entire Europe depending upon the specific country’s immigration system.
Hollywood stands with Ukraine, condemns Russia’s actions
During Sunday’s 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards, actor Brian Cox sympathizes with the Russian artists who are forced to not speak up on what Russia is doing in Ukraine. He appreciated the Ukrainian president Zelenskiy’s efforts in presidency coming from an art field.
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$17 million relief donation to Ukraine by Japanese residents
People living in Japan have donated $17 million (¥2 billion) for the relief effort in Ukraine that has resulted from Russia’s invasion in a staunch show of support.
Nicola Benedetti becomes first woman and first Scot to lead Edinburgh international festival
The award-winning violinist will replace Fergus Linehan following the event’s 75th anniversary.
Swiss airlines will use solar energy to run aeroplanes
Swiss airlines and Lufthansa have joined hands with synthetic fuel group Synhelion to use its solar aviation fuel for their aircrafts. This will be uniquely done by converting concentrated solar energy into carbon neutral liquid kerosene that will be eco friendly and sustainable.
Recently developed imaging drug lights up abdominal area cancer lesions
Ovarian cancer is one of the most vicious forms in reproductive organs, and a new drug approved by the US FDA can help surgeons light up lesions during surgery, using fluorescence, to make them easier to target.
California government looks at bill to provide food sector workers with more rights
The Fast Food Recovery Act is being pushed in the state of California to allow the establishment of a council with the ability to hold the food sector more accountable for issues such as wages.
Initiative uses beekeeping to help reduce exploitation of migrant workers in Italy
Large numbers of migrants in Italy’s agricultural sector struggle with exploitation and difficult working conditions. This organisation helps to provide an alternative route to such migrant workers through courses like beekeeping.