More Colleges Say They’ll Require Students To Have COVID-19 Vaccines For Fall – ELISSA NADWORNY April 11, 20216:11 AM ET — Just Sayin’

Susan Haejin Lee for NPR Duke University in North Carolina has announced that it will require students to have a COVID-19 vaccine when they return this fall. And the list of campuses with such policies is growing. Rutgers University in New Jersey was the first, and since then more than a dozen residential colleges have followed. The University […]

More Colleges Say They’ll Require Students To Have COVID-19 Vaccines For Fall – ELISSA NADWORNY April 11, 20216:11 AM ET — Just Sayin’

Jamaica and COVID-19: Over 18,000 vaccinated on Sunday and the “blitz” continues until Tuesday — Petchary’s Blog

It was an unusual weekend in Jamaica. We were under lockdown (a half-day curfew on Saturday and all day Sunday) – but the gates were opened for vaccinations across the island. This afternoon was pretty busy at some locations, but reports were generally very positive. Some had to wait, but altogether there were good reviews […]

Jamaica and COVID-19: Over 18,000 vaccinated on Sunday and the “blitz” continues until Tuesday — Petchary’s Blog

Recipe : Mixed Vegetable Makhani

Ruelha

If you ever visited my house, you’ll know I always have a huge inventory list on my fridge. There are multiple categories and all very well organized. They are updated immediately as per use and I erase my board every month to make space for new lists. I keep a careful watch on my ‘perishables’ section and the ‘about to expire’ list. I have not had to discard anything for ages because of this system that I religiously follow. Maybe someday, I’ll show you my lists. I just cannot bear food being wasted. A million people starve and die of malnourishment daily. I have immense respect for food and much of my menus and meal plans are solely dependent upon my pantry stock. It’s a simple calculation – what do I need to finish up now? I had a few carrots that were beginning to lose their crunch and bell…

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‘The Dictators Will Not Have Good Days Forever,’ Says Veteran Myanmar Activist — Radio Free Asia

Min Ko Naing: In the next few days, we are going to announce the formation of a National Unity Government (NUG). We have a shared vision of removing this terrorist military council. All sorts of organizations will be included in this government. We have been busy bees in the past few days. We have been negotiating with all the groups at home and abroad. In addition to the widely known ethnic armed groups, we are recruiting civic groups, and prominent actors, and so on. When it comes out, you will see how strong it is and how much support we have from our allies around the world. We also have plans to broadcast public TV programs. We have plans to disseminate the information through SMS messages even if internet connections are totally shutdown.

Source: ‘The Dictators Will Not Have Good Days Forever,’ Says Veteran Myanmar Activist — Radio Free Asia

Recipe: Beetroot and Potato sabzi – Ruelha

There was a sale on beets and I decided to buy them. Usually, I just make salads, beet pulao, beet Sichuan fried rice, beet soup or use it to add natural colour and sweetness to my north Indian gravies. But, 500gms of beet is a bit much for any of these. So, I decided to experiment. I’ve been doing a lot of that off late. And to be honest, I’ve been pleasantly surprised most of the times. I tried to balance the sweetness of the beets with tartness from tomatoes and vinegar and a nice punch of heat from the chilies and garlic. I made a semi dry sabzi that would marry well with any Indian flatbread. It tasted so delicious. I definitely see how it can appear to be unappetizing. The deep wine shade had that effect on me too. But, if you can get past the pink hues, this dish tastes quite good and is loaded with so much nutrition. Source: Recipe: Beetroot and Potato sabzi – Ruelha

Saudi Arabia Announces Mandatory Vaccination for Umrah Pilgrims — Egyptian Streets

Image Credit: Amir Nabil, AP Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced last week that a permit to perform Umrah in Mecca can only be granted if the individual is vaccinated against COVID-19, is within 14 days of taking their first dose, or has recovered from the disease. غرامة مالية قدرها (10,000) ريال لمن…

Saudi Arabia Announces Mandatory Vaccination for Umrah Pilgrims — Egyptian Streets