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Germany to provide $1.4 billion to Holocaust survivors globally in 2024 - fox29.com - New York - Germany - city Berlin - Belgium - city Brussels, Belgium
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Germany to provide $1.4 billion to Holocaust survivors globally in 2024
FILE - Holocaust memorial and the 2,711 tombs by architect Peter Eisenman, in Mitte area of Berlin. (Photo by michel Setboun/Corbis via Getty Images) BERLIN - The organization that handles claims on behalf of Jews who suffered under the Nazis said Thursday that Germany has agreed to extend another $1.4 billion (1.29 billion euros) overall for Holocaust survivors around the globe for the coming year.The compensation was negotiated with Germany's finance ministry and includes $888.9 million to provide home care and supportive services for frail and vulnerable Holocaust survivors.Additionally, increases of $175 million to symbolic payments of the Hardship Fund Supplemental program have been achieved, impacting more than 128,000 Holocaust survivors globally, according to the New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, also referred to as the Claims Conference."Every year these negotiations become more and more critical as this last generation of Holocaust survivors age and their needs increase," said Greg Schneider, the Claims Conference’s executive vice president."Being able to ensure direct payments to survivors in addition to the expansions to the social welfare services is essential in making sure every Holocaust survivor is taken care of for as long as it is required, addressing each individual need," Schneider added.Concentration camp survivor Margot Friedlander addressed the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27.
Williams - Meet Zoey: Louisiana dog claims record for world's longest tongue - fox29.com - Germany - Britain - state Arizona - state Louisiana - city New Orleans - city Tucson, state Arizona
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Meet Zoey: Louisiana dog claims record for world's longest tongue
Zoey, a labrador/German shepherd mix, from Metairie, Louisiana, has earned the new record for world’s longest tongue. (Credit: Guinness World Records) METAIRIE, La. - A dog in Louisiana has earned the new distinction of having the world’s longest tongue, measuring a whopping 5 inches long. Zoey, a labrador/German shepherd mix, from the greater New Orleans area, officially claimed the record for longest tongue on a living dog, according to the Guinness World Records – which noted how the pup’s tongue is longer than a soda can. Bisbee, an English Setter from Tucson, Arizona, previously held the record at 3.74 inches in length.RELATED: ‘Positively regal’ dog rescued after scaling England’s tallest mountainZoey’s owners, Sadie and Drew Williams, thought she would grow into her tongue, but as time went on, people began to comment on how long it was, according to GWR."We got Zoey when she was only six weeks old and in the first ever picture we have of her, she has her tongue sticking out," Sadie Williams told the organization. Her owners added how the tongue length is most obvious after playing outside and panting. "It would be slobbering all over the place," Drew Williams added. The average avocado weighs about 6 ounces, according to Guinness officials.Last year, the couple took Zoey to the veterinarian it measured, from the tip of her snout to the tip of her tongue.Zoey’s owners said some of the dog’s favorite activities include being outside, fetching balls, chasing squirrels, car rides, and swimming in the canal. "She will pretty much go fetch anything you throw and swim in any body of water that’s available," Drew Williams told GWR.
Rubber bales from WWII-era German cargo ship wash up along Texas beaches - fox29.com - Germany - county Island - state Texas - county Park - Brazil - Mexico - county Gulf - city Corpus Christi, state Texas
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Rubber bales from WWII-era German cargo ship wash up along Texas beaches
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A stroll along the Texas coastline may provide you with sights of sargassum seaweed, but on rare occasions, beachgoers have stumbled upon cargo from a World War II-era shipwreck that continues to occasionally float ashore.Visitors at Mustang Island State Park, outside of Corpus Christi, Texas, are the latest to discover one of the unassuming bales that were washed ashore by the currents of the Gulf of Mexico.A park ranger took to the site’s social media to show off the discovery and to point out that there is always the chance of something more substantial than a seashell or a patch of seaweed on the sand.According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, it is running off the assumption the bale is tied to similar discoveries over the years across the Gulf Coast as well as Central and South America.March 30, 2022: A mass of rubber washed ashore South Texas (Padre Island National Seashore / FOX Weather) Jace Tunnell, a reserve director at the University of Texas’s Marine Science Institute, has studied several of these sightings and previously tied occurrences to an old shipwreck off of Brazil."These are folded rubber mats that have been put together and then wrapped again with a big one. And so, these are actually thought to be from a 1944 ship," Tunnel previously stated in a video for the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve.
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