The Nordic case against bullying, Kyiv’s independent voice, drones saving lives
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Today in Squirrel News, a holistic Scandinavian approach against bullying is introduced in US schools, the Kyiv Independent’s outreach skyrockets eight-fold, and Swedish drones provide emergency treatment to distress calls within three minutes.
Scandinavian anti-bullying strategies introduced in over 200 US schools
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Programme involves all school staff, including cafeteria, bus drivers and custodians in an entire school culture such that bullying can no longer prosper. It was successfully introduced in over 200 schools in Pennsylvania.
The Kyiv Independent sees world wide increase to 8 million followers
As an independent English speaking news source in times of crisis, the paper providing historical, political and social context also for foreign readers has seen its viewers increase to eight million during the first two weeks of the war.
Swedish drones reach scene after distress call within 3 minutes
In Sweden, the average ambulance needs 11 minutes to reach the scene of an emergency, a drone is almost 3 times as fast. Now remotely piloted drones provide defibrillators, antibiotics and vaccines also in Ghana, the US and other parts of the world.
Reasons to be cheerful
Kyiv transport app turned to saving lives during the war
The app formerly used to buy tickets or pay utility bills has been transformed into an information dispensing platform for citizens for the nearest bomb shelter or garage with petrol supplies. It also issues warnings for air raids and maps out nearest pharmacies, groceries, free food and more.
People providing shelters to Ukrainian refugees in the UK
The UK has launched a home shelter scheme for Ukrainian refugees, appealing to the common people to provide in their homes whilst also offering 350£ a month to the host family. More than 100,000 people have registered for this scheme in the UK within the first day.
How the US government $13.6 billion aid package could help Ukraine
The one-time aid package signed by President Joe Biden on Tuesday addresses military, humanitarian as well as economic aspects to help the Ukrainian people cope with the Russian invasion.
EU en route to impose import tariffs to reduce carbon emissions
The EU countries voted to impose import taxes on goods which create environmental damage during production cycles. Whilst the details are to be defined, the countries aim to introduce tariffs on aluminum, cement, electricity, fertilizer and steel.
US town relocates twice after being hit by floods
Valmeyer, Illinois, jointly decided to move 700 of its 900 residents to a nearby securer location on a hill after struggeling with the aftermath of two floods hitting the city. It is now the focal point of other cities pursuing relocations all over the world.
‘It is unbelievable’: Francis Kéré becomes first black architect to win the Pritzker prize
Burkinabe architect takes the profession’s highest honour, having made his name with a schools and medical facilities in Africa, built by local communities with minimal resources.
US hairdresser uses leftover hair to combat oil spills
Inspired by the oiliness of hair before it is being washed, hairdressers all over the world now recycle hair in collaboration with the initiative Matter of Trust to form them into matts to soak up oil spills. Meanwhile in Tanzania, two industrious students use hair to produce fertilisers.