Garfield, the American comic star cat, turns 42 today.
Artist Jim Davis created the character Garfield in 1978, after working as an assistant to cartoonist Tom Ryan for Tombleweeds. The orange and lazy cat has become one of the most popular comic book characters. At the beginning, Garfield appeared in 41 newspapers in the USA, so that in 2002, he reached the pages of 2,570 publications.
An orange and obese cat named Garfield who is trying to live his perfect life, full of laziness and good food is the favorite cat for many kids. Because he lives with Jon Arbuckle and the stubborn puppy Odie, Garfield believes that the world revolves around him and his desire is to live comfortably.
Garfield was also successful on the small and big screens. In the 1980s, the Garfield and Friends animated series was dedicated to him, and in the 2000s he became a hero in two films, on the big screens: Garfield: The Movie (2004) and Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006).
The creator of the lasagna-loving cat grew up surrounded by cats on a farm in Indiana, and the name "Garfield" was inspired by Davis' grandfather.
Dozens of felted, spotted, colored and pampered cats have arrived at the world's first veterinary clinic to hospitalize and treat cats with COVID-19. The head of the Russian National Veterinary Service, Nikolai Vlasov, approved the testing of cats and their immediate quarantine.
Russia faces a wave of more than 8,500 new cases of coronavirus each day and has 387,700 people infected and 4,400 people who have died from the killer virus. Authorities have conducted 10 million tests so far and for a week have been testing the pets of people who have been diagnosed with the relentless disease. The head of the Russian National Veterinary Service, Nikolai Vlasov, had to approve the testing of cats after several were diagnosed with COVID-19.
Recently, the first quarantine center for cats was inaugurated in Moscow and houses 46 specimens that had the killer virus in their noses and throats, informs RT. Until recently, cats could be quarantined with their owners who had mild symptoms of COVID-19.
But the virus is spreading rapidly among cats and there are no clinical tests to confirm that the cat virus cannot be transmitted to humans. Vlasov said that in his opinion, the cat is "the end point of transmitting the virus", but that this must be confirmed by laboratory tests. Meanwhile, the 46 specimens are treated and after about 6 days show visible signs of recovery.
No cats developed severe forms of the disease and developed immunity to the virus. Among the quarantined cats, Saşa, Olea and Tişa are the most pampered because they enjoy the full attention of the nurses who rarely put a mask on their face in their presence. A study by British researchers confirmed in early May that cats can get COVID-19, but is unlikely to get severe.
An 11-year-old boy left an apology note and 5 euros for damages after breaking a pot with a plant. The child's gesture went viral on social media within hours. For many people, it is a gesture that "gives hope for a better future."
According to La Repubblica, the news was launched by Giovanni Grandi, a philosophy professor in Padua: “A neighbor stops us and shows us (happily) this note, which he found next to one of his plants. He was left by the son of some friends (11 years old), with a signature and a 5 euro banknote. My next course in public ethics at the University can only start here. "
Giovanni Grandi, shared a photo of a ticket on Twitter, telling the story that collected thousands of comments in a short time. After ruining the neighbor's flowerpot with the ball, he apologized with a ticket and also left five euros to refund the damage.
"Hello. Excuse me for accidentally breaking the pot with a soccer ball. Here is 5 euros for damages ", the child wrote on the note.
At least 20 Indian soldiers have died as a result of a clash with Chinese forces in the Kashmir region, an area around which there is an old dispute between China and India. It is the first time in the last 45 years that incidents in the area have taken such a turn, BBC reports.
The Indian military initially announced that three of its soldiers had been killed after confirming that both sides had victims. Later, on Tuesday, Indian officials said that several critically ill soldiers had died from their injuries.
The Indian Foreign Minister accused China of violating an agreement reached a week ago regarding the Galwan Valley border control. According to India's statement, "a violent confrontation took place after the Chinese side tried to change the state of affairs in the region unilaterally."
In turn, the Chinese Foreign Minister says that the Indians crossed the border twice a month, that they "provoked and attacked the Chinese personnel in the area, which led to a physical confrontation between the forces of the two sides".
Local media in India wrote that the soldiers were "killed in a fight", but the army did not confirm this.
Malala, shot by the Taliban at the age of 15 and awarded with the Nobel Prize at the age of 17, graduated from Oxford University
Malala Yousafzai, whom the Taliban tried to kill in 2012 on her return from school in Pakistan and who later became a global symbol of the struggle for girls' education, announced her "joy and gratitude" at graduating from Oxford University from the United Kingdom, informs the AFP agency on Friday.
"It's hard to express my joy and gratitude now that I've graduated in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford," the 22-year-old wrote on Twitter. His message is accompanied by photos, one of which shows her celebrating graduation with relatives gathered around a cake.
"I don't know what will happen next. For now, it will be Netflix, reading and sleeping," she added.
Malala was admitted to the prestigious university in 2017, after attending a high school in Birmingham. She took refuge with her family in this city in central England in 2012, after being seriously injured by the Taliban.
Malala began her fight in 2007, when the Taliban imposed their law in the Swat Valley, a hitherto peaceful tourist region. At the age of 11, she wrote on a BBC blog in Urdu, the national language. Under the pseudonym Gul Makai, she described the fear-dominated environment in her home valley. Malala gained notoriety, and the Taliban decided to eliminate her, accusing her of "Western propaganda."
At the age of 15, she was shot in the head and shoulder in an attack on the school bus on her way back from school in Mingora, Swat Valley. Since then, Malala has become a symbol of defending women's right to education and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 at just 17 years old.