Belarusian challenger leaves the country amid protests

MINSK, Belarus — The top opposition candidate in Belarus’ presidential vote, who refused to concede her defeat amid a massive police crackdown on protesters, said Tuesday she has left the country and is now in Lithuania. Looking tired and distressed, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, a former teacher and political novice, apologized to her supporters in a video statement and said it was her own choice to leave the country. “It was a very hard decision to make,” she said. “I know that …

COVID relief bill: Negotiations reach breaking point, Trump plans executive order

Mnuchin said he will recommend Trump take executive action this weekend. August 8, 2020, 1:18 AM 6 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Talks between the administration and Democratic leadership on a path forward for a COVID-19 relief bill collapsed Friday, with both parties leaving negotiations citing no measured progress toward an agreement and no plans for a future meeting. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Chief of Staff Mark Meadows have been in daily discussion with Speaker …

Hair Bows Lingo

Makers of hair bows have to rapidly learn that there are various widths of ribbons. Some the lower pre-owned ones are the truly large ribbons in 2.25″, which make a truly large and thick hair bow. At some point ribbon factories make ribbon in 1″ widths. This width is extremely close to the 7/8″ and is in some cases difficult to discriminate. Ribbon manufacturing companies can come out with their own distinct widths, however normally, these are your only alternatives. …

Feeling Frisky? Herbs For Fertility

For thousands of years understanding of the herbs and wild plants that could increase fertility were the secrets of the village wise women. After the holocaust versus European Wise Women (the “burning times”) and the virtual extermination of Native American medicine women, this understanding virtually vanished. Many common plants can be used to affect fertility, including red clover, partridge berry, liferoot, wild carrot, and wild yam. A few of these grow wild, others are easy to cultivate, and, with the …