Day: September 8, 2020

‘Chef’s Kitchen’ classes fundraise for Alameda Family Services

Alameda Family Services has partnered with local chefs to present “Chef’s Kitchen,” a set of virtual, live and interactive cooking classes. Seasonally themed “Italian Harvest,” “Oktoberfest” and “Thanksgiving Surprise,” each takes participants into a chef’s kitchen, wherein he’ll offer recipes, secrets and tips while raising funds for Alameda Family Services to put toward its community network of medical, mental health and child development services.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alameda Family Services has seen requests for its services, support and resources go up by about 35% and has had to adjust its normal fundraising methods to the new normal. Normally, the Holiday Home Tour would be its major annual fundraiser, but since that look unlikely this year a committee came up with the “Chef’s Kitchen” events in its place, not only to raise needed funds but to bring the community together and support local restaurants.

“This gives the

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Key Visual Design for 2021 FISU WUG Revealed

CHENGDU, China, Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The key visual design for Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games was officially unveiled in Chengdu. The global solicitation for the design was launched on April 20 this year and received wide attention, with over ten thousand proposals sent in.

Key Visual Design for 2021 FISU WUG Revealed
Key Visual Design for 2021 FISU WUG Revealed

Over Ten Thousand Proposals Received Globally

Shortly after the solicitation started, several top-notch Chinese design institutes and designers, including Dongdao Creative Branding Group (visual designer of the 2008 Beijing Olympics) and Beijing International Design Week Company, sent in their proposals. Their participation elevated the eminence and artistic excellence of the event.

The participation of thousands of overseas designers added diversity to the event. Among them are Linda Leila from the Netherlands, Lorraine Freda from France and Iry Olive from Greece. Codoon, a sports-focused social media, and sj33.cn, a design-focused website, helped

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Influential Libyan interior minister suspended amid protests

FILE PHOTO: Libya’s interior minister Fathi Bashagha attends an interview with Reuters in Tunis, Tunisia March 1, 2020. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – The head of Libya’s internationally recognised government suspended his powerful interior minister from his duties on Friday, saying his handling of street protests and a violent crackdown against them would be investigated.

The move coincides with reports of growing friction between Fayez al-Sarraj, Prime Minister of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), and Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha, an influential figure from the port city and military power base of Misrata.

Bashagha, who was nominated in 2018, played a central role during a 14-month offensive on Tripoli by eastern-based forces that the GNA repelled in June with military support from Turkey.

He is well regarded by the GNA’s international backers, and had announced steps to rein in the armed groups that hold real power in Tripoli. Loud

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