Reports come as military and opposition agree to resume talks
Ajit Pai“Children throughout #Sudan are already bearing the brunt of decades of conflict, chronic underdevelopment and poor governance. The current violence is making a critical situation even worse.” Via @c0ra_z0n in @Independent. H/T @yashar
The FCC is trying to stop robocalls. Under the chairman's new proposal, phone companies won’t have to wait before offering protections from robocalls.
Ajit PaiAllowing phone companies to block unwanted #robocalls by default could help consumers once again rely on their cellphones—and reclaim their sanity. My op-ed in @USATODAY/@usatodayopinion on my blocking proposal, which the @FCC will vote on this morning
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are sending a bill to the governor that will allow children to self-apply sunscreen in school before they participate in recess and other outdoor...
Ajit Pai1775: "Give me liberty or give me death!"
2019: "Connecticut lawmakers are sending a bill to the governor that will allow children to self-apply sunscreen in school before they participate in recess and other outdoor activities."
Ukranian-born Semyon Rosenfeld escaped the extermination camp in 1943 during an uprising along with 300 other prisoners, most of whom were recaptured; he made aliyah in 1990 and is survived by two sons and five grandchildren
Ajit PaiRIP Semyon Rosenfeld: he was last survivor of Sobibor concentration camp. Nazis captured him in 1941, later sending him to Sobibor. He escaped in 1943, hiding in woods until 1944. "I wasn’t afraid because I didn’t have time to be scared." H/T @ElliottRHams
French Senators have stipulated that Notre-Dame cathedral must be restored exactly how it was before the devastating fire that tore through the Paris landmark.
Ajit Pai"On Monday evening, the French Senate approved the government's #NotreDame restoration bill--but added a clause that it must be restored to the state it was before the blaze." @TheLocalFrance
Grumpy Cat, whose scowling face graced the Internet for the past six years, making her owners millions of dollars, has died.
Ajit PaiRIP, @RealGrumpyCat: memorable feline “inspired a popular Internet meme and made the cat world famous,” thanks to a “scowl [that] was so popular she became one of the most profitable pets of all time.” Via @realDailyWire’s @AsheSchow
A new report exposes some bad habits in America's swimming pools
Ajit PaiAmerica, we had a good run. Recent survey “found that more than half of U.S. adults use a swimming pool as a sort of communal bathtub, admitting to swimming as a substitute for showering or using the pool to rinse off after exercise or yardwork.”
Ajit PaiOver the years, Indian couple acquired 6000 postcards sent by Europeans living in India in 19th/early 20th centuries. They're now aiming to display them, with goal of "present[ing] a visual history of India," esp. 130 cities that have changed dramatically.
“People have always been trying to silence me for one reason or another,” Madonna tells Decca Aitkenhead in the June issue
Ajit PaiMadonna: “I made a mistake when I gave my older children phones when they were 13. It ended my relationship with them, really. Not completely, but it became a very, very big part of their lives. They became too inundated with imagery.” H/T @yashar
Gomathi Marimuthu, surprise winner of the 800m at the Asian Athletics Championships, spoke about the hardships she lived through and paid an emotional tribute to her father on her return to India.
Ajit PaiGomathi Marimuthu, who recently won gold in 800m event @asianathletics: "I miss my father. Since I was into sports, and we didn't have much food, he kept aside some for me and ate cattle feed for himself. I can never forget that one day." Via @ESPNIndia
It took about two months for Nigel Richards to memorize a French Scrabble dictionary. The New Zealand native has won many English-language Scrabble tournaments.
Ajit PaiNew Zealand native Nigel Richards didn’t speak French. In late May 2015, he began to memorize the French #Scrabble dictionary. In July, he won the French world title. Interesting vignette on “the best Scrabble player all-time, hands down.”