Standup comedy course against depression, first Black woman on Fed board, food security through Millets
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, the NHS starts funding standup comedy courses for men at risk of suicide, Lisa Cook will be the first Black woman to serve on the Federal Reserve’s board in its 109-year history, and Millets may help to stabilise food security worldwide.
Standup comedy course for men at risk of suicide wins NHS funding
After success in Bristol with trauma survivors, Comedy On Referral has been given NHS funding for vulnerable adults to learn standup comedy.
U.S. Senate confirmation given to first Black woman to serve on Fed Board
The Federal Reserve Board will welcome its first Black woman, Lisa Cook, in its 109-year history.
Millets may be a suitable cereal to stabilise food security worldwide
During multiple global crises, food security is in need of alternative resources to be stabilised. Millet may be one such alternative for reasons both nutritional and environmental.
House of Representatives approved $40 bln towards Ukraine against Russia
On May 10th the House of Representatives passed a bill, with a large majority, to bolster spending on aid to Ukraine in its efforts against the Russian invasion.
Norway announces plans to transform oil and gas industry towards renewable energy
After being under fire from environmentalists, the Norwegian government has unveiled plans to transition its oil and gas industry into renewables by starting with offshore wind.
Lithuanian plans to move away from Russian energy are taking shape
Part of a bigger plan, Lithuania has begun its ‘Gas Interconnection Poland-Lithuania’ project to bring Baltic states into the EU energy markets, away from Russian supply.
A sustainability initiative in Ecuador is promising greater transparency
The Fisheries Transparency Initiative is part of a sustainability drive in Ecuador, and aims to increase the clarity and access to information on the industry.
Methods for funding schemes against climate change
In this short video the concepts and systems of some of the global methods to fund the effort against climate change are briefly explained.
Solar dryers developed by farmer’s son to elongate the shelf-life of vegetables
Vaibhav Tidke’s technology helps tackle the country-wide issue of wasting vegetables and good produce in India.
The Better India
A way to re-approach aid to Palestinians
After interviewing many Palestinians with the aim to find out how aid to their region can be improved, Yara Asi details a strategy to do just that.
The New Humanitarian