Month: April 2021

COVID-19 likely cost some high school athletes scholarships this year

After helping his Del City squad win the Class 6A boys basketball championship and being named to the all-tournament team, senior Sherrod Davis tweeted: “I was the most underrated dual sport athlete in Oklahoma “

His high school football coach at Del City, Mike Dunn, said COVID-19 is the reason.

“Any normal year, he is going to be a kid that has multiple D-I offers,” Dunn said of Sherrod, who signed to play football at the University of Central Oklahoma.

In a year when college coaches couldn’t visit high school campuses and most schools were offering fewer athletic scholarships, Dunn

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The popular design style has a complex racial history.

Midcentury modern style dominates the market for medium-expensive furniture, as anyone who’s recently tried to buy a couch from the glut of Instagram-friendly direct-to-consumer furniture retailers can testify. (We went with the Article Sven, which is on its way; if it’s bad, don’t tell me.) Mad Men (2007–15) amplified a growing 21st century affection for the style, but when that show came out Dwell magazine (2000–present) had already taught me to salivate over expensively restored ranch homes with huge glass windows, and Ikea (which came to the U.S. in 1985) had brought midcentury-ish knockoffs well within the purchasing

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Buckeyes offer scholarship to 2022 Florida athlete

The Buckeyes have offered a scholarship to a talented athlete from Florida. Kye Stokes from Seffner (Fla.) Armwood. Stokes posted the offer on his Twitter account this afternoon.

“WOW, after a great conversation with coach Tony Alford I am beyond blessed to receive an offer from THE Ohio State University !!!,” Stokes posted on his Twitter account.

The Buckeyes have extended scholarship offers to a number of class of 2022 prospects in the prep talent rich state of Florida.

In addition to Ohio State, Stokes has a list of offers that also includes Alabama, Auburn, Florida,

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Seema Kumari, YUWA 2021 Graduate Gets Harvard University Scholarship

Seema Kumari, a graduate of the YUWA class of 2021 has now received a Harvard University scholarship.

Harvard University reportedly had a low acceptance rate this year but Seema managed to battle against all hurdles a secured a spot for herself. This was because the university had just 3.4 per cent of applications this year. Besides Harvard’s full scholarship, she was also accepted to Ashoka University, Middlebury College, and Trinity College.

The young girl hails from a small village named Dahu located in Ormanjhi, Jharkhand and is the daughter of underprivileged parents who make their living through subsistence farming. Her

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U.S. manufacturing, new homes sales underscore booming economy

Matt Dillion and Chad Damron weld an upper deck assembly at Look Trailers cargo trailer manufacturing facility in Middlebury, Indiana, U.S., April 1, 2021. REUTERS/Eileen T. Meslar

U.S. factory activity powered ahead in early April, though manufacturers increasingly struggled to source raw materials and other inputs as a reopening economy leads to a boom in domestic demand, which could slow momentum in the months ahead.

The flow of strong economic data continued with another report on Friday showing new home sales racing to a more than 14-1/2-year high in March. The economy is being boosted by the White House’s massive

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‘Normalization of hate:’ White nationalist language of America First Caucus sets off new alarms on racism

WASHINGTON – Calling for respect of the county’s “uniquely Anglo-Saxon traditions.” Saying the nation’s infrastructure should express the “progeny of European architecture.” Decrying the influence of domestic and international “globalist” forces.

The language used in the would-be Republican congressional America First Caucus’s platform has alarmed many lawmakers and civil rights advocates who say its white nationalist message shows the growing clout of extremism in the right wing of the Republican Party.

Reports of the new faction in Congress first broke last Friday, when Punchbowl News shared a seven-page document outlining the group’s call to continue former President Donald Trump’s agenda.

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Fulton County DA has grown frustrated with Georgia Secretary of State’s office cooperation in Trump probe, source says

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In this Feb. 24, 2021, file photo, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis poses among boxes containing thousands of primal cases at her office in Atlanta.

(CNN) —  

Investigators in Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ office have grown frustrated with the level of cooperation they are receiving from staffers in the Georgia Secretary of State’s office regarding a probe into former President Donald Trump’s efforts to influence the 2020 election, according to a source familiar with the criminal investigation.

The recent lack of cooperation has prompted the office to consider whether it rises to obstruction and to

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‘Color Run’ raises scholarship money for Senior students with a noble purpose

CEDAR FALLS, IOWA (KWWL) — Members of the Cedar Falls community got together at “Big Woods Lake” Sunday afternoon, to run a 5 kilometer race with colors decorating the way.

The 2021 Color Run event was hosted by non-profit organization, ‘Do Better, Be Better’, with the intent on raising scholarship money for senior students who have either been through a medical hardship or has helped someone through a medical hardship. The scholarships are about $1000 a piece.

The event today saw about 120 participants.

The program was founded by Jamie Smith who suffered a stroke while 15 weeks pregnant

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Biden plan to double capital-gains taxes will hurt economy to fuel giveaways to Dem special interests

President Joe Biden has already vowed to slam the recovering US economy by hiking taxes on higher earners and raising corporate tax rates. Now comes news he wants to double the capital-gains tax rate —  to drop yet more cash on Democratic special interests and fund a huge expansion of government.

This, on top of the trillions in outlays he’s already proposed.

Next week, Biden will officially release plans to tax capital gains as ordinary income for those making over $1 million. He also wants to raise the top tax rate from 37 percent to 39.6 percent, so that’s basically

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