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Biden says he doesn’t expect more travel restrictions or lockdowns as Covid omicron variant spreads

President Joe Biden on Monday said he doesn’t expect the U.S. to impose additional travel restrictions to stem the spread of the coronavirus omicron variant, sending some airline stocks higher.

Airline and aerospace stocks fell sharply on Friday after several countries reported cases of the omicron variant and established new travel restrictions. The U.S. on Monday began to temporarily bar visitors from South Africa, where scientists first reported the strain, and from Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, and Malawi.

The degree of the variant’s spread will determine whether more travel restrictions are necessary, Biden said at a news conference

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Master Camping in the Cold With These Pro-Level Tips

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Want more? Outside+ members get access to the full version of this story, with tips for hiking in the rain, wind, and heat. 

If you live somewhere with four distinct seasons, cold is just a fact of life. Learning to thrive in it is the key to unlocking winter adventures. Get ready for a chilly trip with this advice.

On the Trail

Lose layers. If you overdress at the trailhead, you’ll soon be sweaty. Instead, do jumping jacks

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Oyetola launches Royal Cocoa International Film Festivals –

The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has launched the Royal Cocoa International Film Festivals as part of the events marking the 8th edition of The Cocoa Festival in the state.

The Governor, represented by the state Commissioner for Agriculture, Adedayo Adewole launched the Festival on Friday.

Oyetola did this at the Filmhouse Cinemas, Osun Mall in Osogbo, the state capital.

Royal Cocoa International Film Festivals is an initiative of Eti-Oni Development Group to promote cocoa renaissance in the country and the continent.

Speaking on behalf of the Governor, Adewole said the state government was supporting cocoa farmers in the state

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introducing consumers to local produce

Bupe Chipili Mulapesi came into farming through the guidance of her mother-in-law, who was a farmer and was always encouraging her to grow something. A trained social worker, Mulapesi didn’t heed the advice until the family moved to the outskirts of Lusaka where their property had available land for crop cultivation. She planted carrots, tomatoes, lettuce, and cucumbers.

Then in 2009, after a visit to Australia where she met a fellow farmer who was achieving success with the Alinta strawberry varietal, native to Australia, she ventured into strawberry farming. “Over time, I started understanding the market in Lusaka and the

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Omicron: WHO warns COVID variant risk ‘very high’ | Coronavirus pandemic News

A three-day special session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) kicked off on Monday to discuss pandemic preparedness and response, amid concerns about the spread of the new Omicron variant.

The WHA normally meets in May but a special session was called for in a decision adopted by the World Health Organization member states.

A draft resolution currently under review stops short of calling for the establishment of a “pandemic treaty” or a “legally binding instrument”, which proponents say would beef up the international response to pandemics.

The WHO has warned against countries hastily imposing travel curbs. However, bans have

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What’s in a 5-Time Appalachian Trail Hiker’s Pack?

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Andy Niekamp, a former IT professional turned long-distance-hiking aficionado, just can’t stay off the trail. As well as hiking the entire AT 5 times, he’s tackled the Florida Trail, Colorado Trail, and Superior Hiking Trail, and the first solo thru-hike of the 1,444-mile Buckeye Trail (about which he wrote a book, Captain Blue on the Blue Blazes). Though most of his personal trips are solo, he runs introductory backpacking trips through his company, Outdoor Adventure Connection,

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Adele on Her New Album, ’30,’ Divorce, Tour

Adele thought that maybe, just maybe, she could quietly slip news of her and her husband’s separation into the world without much notice. It was Good Friday, 2019, and their marriage had been over for some time. A holiday weekend, she figured, might deflect some of the attention she had been dreading.

“Fucking idiot,” she says of her plan.

Adele and her husband, Simon Konecki, had been together since 2011. Their relationship was remarkably under the radar given Adele’s growing stardom, partly because she really only emerged from her life as a wife and mother to their son, Angelo, to

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Reggie Yates on making the move to film with directorial debut Pirates | Ents & Arts News

As an actor, presenter and documentary maker, Reggie Yates has been a regular fixture on our TV screens since he was a young child.

Now 38, the Londoner is making his debut as a filmmaker, having written and directed his latest project, Pirates – a coming of age tale about three friends trying to have a night to remember, set against the backdrop of Millennium Eve.

The story is relatively new for Yates, but he told Sky News he has always wanted to make a film, “from the minute I found myself on set as an eight-year-old”.

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FAO unveils new Technical Platform for Family Farming – World

Santiago/Rome – Family farms account for 90 percent of all agricultural holdings in the world, covering a wide range of production systems and peoples, and their thriving is key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) number 1 (no poverty), 2 (No hunger) and 10 (Reducing inequalities). .

For that reason, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is launching a technical platform on family farming, aiming to foster innovation and information exchanges across regions.

“When resources and knowledge are shared, innovation is accelerated,” FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said via video in his keynote address at the

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Kengo Kuma adds mountain-shaped canopies to hiking trail overlooking Mount Fuji

Japanese architecture studio Kengo Kuma and Associates has designed a collection of peaked umbrella-shaped structures that were informed by the surrounding mountains for a rest area in Japan.


The Oath Hill Park is a rest area with toilets and an observation deck in a rural, mountainous location along a popular hiking trail on the eastern outskirts of the town of Oyama in Japan.

Oath Hill Park is located on a hiking trail and provides visitors with a place to rest and use restrooms

Kengo Kuma designed a collection of umbrella-shaped timber structures that resemble the tapering form and snowy peak

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