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'Next to worthless': Families tired and frustrated with UK visa system for Ukrainian refugees

Mar 10, 2022

The UK visa scheme for Ukrainian refugees has been accused of being slow, confusing and too restrictive on who can enter - in a time when many are fleeing for their lives. Fewer than 1,000 visas have been granted, and on Thursday the government acted to speed up the process - but there are still calls to scrap restrictions on who can enter. Sky News has spoken to people struggling to get family members to safety. 'Notable decrease' in Russian air activity - Ukraine war live updates Michae ...read more

The Ultimate Divisoria Guide: An Event Stylist’s DIY Sourcing Secrets Revealed

Mar 10, 2022

Party Magic Always Brings Magic to Parties The Ultimate Divisoria Guide: An Event Stylist’s DIY Sourcing Secrets Revealed The Ultimate Divisoria Guide: An Event Stylist’s DIY Sourcing Secrets Revealed THE SECRET NO ONE WANTS TO SHARE For those mommies who have already DIY-ed (or at least attempted to) their child’s party, we are kindred spirits. After all, Party Magic all began with a sketch, an idea, and my wild assumption that I could DIY-to-death my own daughter’s pa ...read more

Russian tactical blunder: Moment Putin's attack convoy blown to pieces – VIDEO

Mar 10, 2022

The Russian military has restarted its advancement on Kyiv after suffering breakdowns and attacks causing a large armoured column to slow down. Regions surrounding Kyiv are now seeing strong Russian aggression as Western intelligence suggests a change in "tactics" to combat the lull in their attack. However, a video shared on Twitter shows what appears to be a Russian column under heavy fire from Ukrainian defences showing how the Russian forces continue to be strongly resisted. The footage, ...read more

Shane Warne, Australian Spin Bowling Legend, Dies at 52

Mar 10, 2022

Shane Warne. Photo: Collected Shane Warne, a former Australian cricketer and spin bowling legend, died on Friday at the age of 52 from a “suspected heart attack,” according to a statement released by his management company. According to a Fox Sports report, Warne’s management issued a brief statement in the early hours of Saturday (AEDT) stating that he died of a suspected heart attack in Koh Samui, Thailand. “Despite the best efforts of medical staff, Shane was found lifeless i ...read more

Shelling of besieged cities continues as Russian armoured column ambushed. What happened on day 15

Mar 10, 2022

The war in Ukraine entered its third week with Russian forces continuing to shell urban areas, including the besieged city of Mariupol. Here are the other key updates from the war in Ukraine: • Kyiv remains under Ukrainian control • Efforts to move people to safety continue • An intelligence update from the UK's Ministry of Defence reported "a notable decrease in overall Russian air activity over Ukraine in recent days" This map shows the current situation in Ukraine. The east ...read more

U.S. colleges cutting financial ties, research partnerships with Russia

Mar 10, 2022

Colleges across the U.S. are pulling students from study abroad programs in Russia, ending research partnerships and cutting financial ties as part of a global wave of condemnation over the invasion of Ukraine. At the same time, colleges have promised to support Russian students on their campuses, opposing calls from a few in Congress to remove them from the country as a sanction against their homeland. The moves are mostly symbolic–U.S. colleges have little power to sway Russia or squeeze i ...read more

Hola Amigas! Fifi & Co’s Playdate 2019: A Fifiesta Celebration

Mar 10, 2022

Party Magic Always Brings Magic to Parties Hola Amigas! Fifi Co’s Playdate 2019: A Fifiesta Celebration Hola Amigas! Fifi Co’s Playdate 2019: A Fifiesta Celebration FROM ONE THING TO ANOTHER, AND ANOTHER… One of the lesser known facts about myself is my love for fashion. An even lesser known fact is that I was once an investment banker, a long, long time ago. Who would’ve guessed that many years later, I would end up being a mom of 2 beautiful daughters, put […] ...read more

Canada’s McCain Foods stops deliveries to Russia, drops production facility project

Mar 10, 2022

McCain Foods is ending a project to build a production facility in Russia and suspending shipments of its products to the country because of the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The Canadian company says it stopped construction at the Russian production facility in the Tula Oblast region on Feb. 24 and has now made the decision to discontinue the project entirely. “The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been deeply concerning to all of us at McCain Foods,” Charlie Angelakos, vice-president of ...read more

Eron’s Ultimate Nerf Battlezone

Mar 10, 2022

Party Magic Always Brings Magic to Parties Eron’s Ultimate Nerf Battlezone Published at: Dec 02 2019 / Category: Michelle Lao / Comments: No comments yet Eron’s Ultimate Nerf Battlezone A 7TH BIRTHDAY PARTY LIKE NO OTHER Every party planner and event stylist worth their salt know that they have to be jugglers too. Jugglers in the sense that in every planning stage of a party, a balance must be struck between what the parents want, and what the celebrant want ...read more

Biden Announces Ban on US Imports of Russian Oil

Mar 10, 2022

Photo: Collected In response to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, US President Joe Biden ordered an embargo on US imports of Russian oil, gas, and energy on Tuesday, according to AFP. “The prohibition on Russian oil imports was determined after extensive discussions with friends,” he told AFP. “We’re pushing forward with this ban with the awareness that many of our European allies and partners may not be able to join us,” said Trump. “We’re executing the most comprehensive s ...read more

Black Panther director mistaken for bank robber while trying to withdraw cash

Mar 10, 2022

Black Panther director Ryan Coogler was detained after being mistaken for a bank robber while trying to withdraw money from his own account, US police video footage shows. The 35-year-old was briefly held by police after he went to make a transaction at a Bank of America branch in Atlanta on 7 January. Mr Coogler handed the bank teller a slip requesting to withdraw $12,000 in cash with a note written on the back saying that he wanted the money counted out discreetly, Variety reported. Im ...read more

Beatrize, The Flower Fairy

Mar 10, 2022

Beatrize, The Flower Fairy Published at: Oct 07 2019 / Category: Michelle Lao / Comments: No comments yet Beatrize, The Flower Fairy A GLIMPSE OF THE ETHEREAL Shh. Are you alone? Quick, close the doors. Because I am about to tell you a secret: Fairies are real. Bea, the fairest fairy of them all. This amazing moment was captured by Delightful Little Darlings. I am in love with this picture! Wouldn’t it be marvelous if your best […] Source: Michelle Lao Blogs ...read more

Half of American IQs lessened by lead in gasoline, study says

Mar 10, 2022

The IQ of more than half the United States population has been negatively affected by the presence of lead in gasoline, a new study estimates. The peer-reviewed study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal discovered childhood exposure to leaded gasoline cost the U.S. a deficit of at least 824 million IQ points, or approximately 2.6 points per American. Researchers at Florida State University and Duke University focused on U.S. citizens born before 1996 ...read more