The Daily Populous

Thursday March 23rd, 2023 day edition

image for Ukraine needs $411 bn for reconstruction, recovery: World Bank

Ukraine's reconstruction and recovery needs have grown to $411 billion, just over a year since Russia's invasion, the World Bank said Wednesday.

The assessment, made jointly by Ukraine's government, the World Bank, the European Commission and the United Nations, is an increase from the $349 billion estimated in a report released in September.

The latest evaluation expects Kyiv to require $14 billion for critical and priority reconstruction and recovery investments in 2023.

Meeting these needs will call for $11 billion in financing beyond what Ukraine's government has already addressed in its 2023 budget, according to the assessment.

Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has displaced millions of people, and global food and energy prices surged on the fallout from the war.

Ukraine's reconstruction will "take several years," said the World Bank's vice president for Europe and Central Asia, Anna Bjerde.

Some of the country's needs have been met as well by Ukraine's government, with support from its partners. »

Supreme Court unanimously rules for deaf student in education case

Authored by
image for

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday for a deaf student who sued his public school system for providing an inadequate education.

It remains difficult for Perez, who emigrated to the United States from Mexico at age 9, to make himself understood.

Lower courts said Perez was barred from pursuing his ADA claims because of language in the IDEA, but the Supreme Court disagreed. »

Steven Seagal launches Aikido centre to train Russians for military service

Authored by

Steven Seagal has launched an All-Russian Aikido Centre in Moscow that will primarily be used to prepare young Russians for army service.

“I am very glad to be able to present this centre today and that aikido will develop here,” Seagal, who also serves as the head instructor of the Russian Aikido Federation, said during the inauguration.

A sports and patriotic club is reportedly expected to start operating at the centre to “increase physical fitness” for service in the armed forces. »

Donald Trump's fans sent him $1.5 million in 3 days after he falsely claimed that he'd get arrested on Tuesday

Authored by
image for

He raised $1.5 million in the three days after saying he'd be arrested, per multiple reports.

Former President Donald Trump raised $1.5 million in the three days after he falsely claimed on Truth Social that he'd be arrested on Tuesday, per multiple media outlets.

The former president's funding boost after he claimed without evidence that he would be arrested by New York prosecutors on Tuesday. »