Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks during an appearance in Atlanta. File/AP
Former first lady Michelle Obama and soccer star Mia Hamm have been chosen for the National Women’s Hall of Fame as part of a Class of 2021 announced on Monday that also includes former PepsiCo Chief Executive Indra Nooyi and retired Brig. Gen. Rebecca Halstead.
Halstead commanded in combat as the first female commanding general at the strategic level in Iraq.
NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who died last year, also will be inducted during an Oct.2 ceremony, along with the late author Octavia Butler, Native American artist Joy Harjo, abolitionist Emily Howland and artist Judy Chicago.
The National Women’s Hall of Fame inducts a new class every other year in Seneca Falls, the site of the first women’s rights convention. As in other years, this year’s ceremony will be in person, hall officials said, but tickets will not be available until April or May, when there is a better understanding of COVID-19 protocols for live events.
The ceremony also will be livestreamed.
Isabel Toledo, the Cuban American fashion designer with an avant-garde flair who created former first lady Michelle Obama's standout lemon grass-colored sheath dress, has died. She was 59.
“Thank you all for the lovely birthday wishes!” Michelle wrote, before encouraging her followers to “find joy in the smallest moments”.
The new programme, called Waffles + Mochi, will launch on the streaming service on 16 March and aims to teach children about healthy eating.
At the beginning of the meeting, which took place at Qasr Al Shati, Sheikh Mohamed welcomed President Lukashenko, who is on a work visit to the UAE, and wished further growth and prosperity for Belarus and its people.
The video showed a Mercedes driver throwing banknotes at the female gas station attendant who just finished filling fuel into the vehicle at the station in Leshan, Sichuan Province.
ITC called on road users to exercise caution and abide by traffic safety instructions during traffic closures and to slow down on the roads witnessing development work to avoid accidents.