Sarah Rhoads, who previously oversaw Amazon’s air cargo business, has been reassigned to head the company’s workplace health and safety division and global operations learning and development unit. Rhoads is a former US Navy F-18 pilot and has been with Amazon since 2011. John Felton, Amazon’s head of worldwide operations, announced the move in an internal memo. Raoul Sreenivasan, who currently oversees planning, performance, and cargo for Amazon Global Air, will take over most of Rhoads’ responsibilities. Amazon has been building up its in-house transportation network, including a growing air cargo business.
Panchang, May 26, 2023: Check Out Tithi, Shubh Muhurat, Rahu Kaal and Other Details For Friday
The Panchang for May 26, 2023, indicates that the Saptami Tithi in the Shukla Paksha will be observed up to the whole night, making it favorable for auspicious endeavors. The Ashlesha Nakshatra will be observed until 8:50 PM, and then Magha Nakshatra will occur. The Brahma Muhurta, Abhijit Muhurat, Godhuli Muhurat, Vijaya Muhurat, and Sayahna Sandhya Muhurat timings are also mentioned. The Rahu Kalam is considered inauspicious from 10:35 AM to 12:18 PM, while the Gulikai Kalam muhurat is expected to occur between 7:09 AM and 8:52 AM.
Inside the border encampments where migrants await their chance to enter U.S.
Migrants waiting to enter the US from Matamoros, a town on the other side of the border from Brownsville, Texas, are facing long waits and danger, according to an NPR report. Migrants are trying to get answers on what the rules are for entry and are trying to make appointments through the CBP One app to make their case for asylum. The appointments are limited and supply doesn’t meet demand. Reports of kidnapping, extortion and sexual assault are becoming more common as migrants wait for their chance to enter the US.
10,000-Kilometer Walk Across South Africa to Promote Save Soil Campaign, International Day of Yoga
Save Soil Ambassador Tseke Nkadimeng walked 10,000 km across South Africa to raise awareness about the Save Soil campaign launched by Sadhguru to address the soil crisis by bringing together people from around the world to stand up for soil health and support leaders of all nations to institute national policies and actions toward increasing the organic content in cultivable soil. The global movement is expected to lure large numbers of participants to the International Day of Yoga to be held on June 26, at the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. The event has set a target of 5,000 participants.
Texas lawmakers recommend impeaching AG Ken Paxton after investigation
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been recommended for impeachment by a Republican-led House investigative committee after years of scandal, criminal charges, and corruption accusations. Paxton has been under FBI investigation since 2015 on securities fraud charges and has been accused of using his office to help a donor. If the House impeaches Paxton, he would be forced to leave office immediately. Only two officials in Texas’ nearly 200-year history have been impeached. Republican Governor Greg Abbott could appoint an interim replacement.
Tibetan monk released from prison in poor health after serving two-year sentence
Tibetan monk Sonam Gyatso has been released from Menyang Prison near Chengdu after completing a two-year sentence for “sending money for prayer offerings” to the Dalai Lama and the abbot of his monastery. Upon his return to Kirti Monastery, he was reported to be in poor health due to torture and maltreatment in prison. Gyatso’s sister, Tsering Lhamo, was released in April 2022 after serving a similar sentence. Another Kirti Monastery monk, Rachung Gendun, is still serving a 3.5-year sentence. Chinese authorities consider it illegal for Tibetans to contact other Tibetans living in exile and are particularly sensitive about any contact with the Dalai Lama.
‘The stuff of a horror movie’: Natalia Barnett case examined in new Investigation Discovery docuseries
Investigation Discovery will air a three-night docuseries, “The Curious Case of Natalia Grace”, starting 29 May, which examines the case of Natalia Barnett, who was adopted from Ukraine by a US family. The Barnetts claim she is not a child but a woman who tried to kill them, while Natalia’s birth date has been questioned and there are claims she could be an adult impersonating a child. The case is currently the subject of a criminal investigation in Indiana.
Debt ceiling talks enter crunch time as negotiators get closer to a deal
Negotiators are closer to reaching a deal on raising the US debt ceiling with only seven days to go before the country faces an imminent threat of debt default. Talks are in a delicate and difficult phase, with sensitive issues remaining. President Joe Biden sounded a cautiously optimistic note, saying the only way to move forward is with a bipartisan agreement. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said he did not know if a deal would be reached on Thursday. However, one influential Republican said it was likely a deal will be reached by Friday afternoon.
Long-term investment needed to secure water infrastructure – report
A new report has found that New Zealand’s drinking and wastewater systems have low resilience, posing a risk to public health during extreme weather events. The report’s authors have called for a serious increase in infrastructure funding to address the issue, including a long-term approach that considers household resilience and environmental protection. While the recent Budget allocation for water infrastructure was seen as a start, the authors warn that more needs to be done to ensure long-term resilience and prevent short-term recovery patch-ups.
New top Mountie pledges ‘change and growth’ at RCMP as he assumes command
Michael Duheme has been officially sworn in as the new commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). In his speech at the ceremony, Duheme said he wants to drive “change and growth” in the national police service, with his first priority being recruitment to grow the number of Mounties. The RCMP has come under fire over the scope of its mandate, its culture and questions about its competence. Duheme takes over from Brenda Lucki, who retired earlier this year.