Month: June 2021

Republicans Wave the White Flag on Health Care (for Now)

For Republicans, there’s reason to expect Obamacare to linger as a kind of zombie issue, used by conservative politicians to rally the base with little actual expectation of eliminating the law. And in the dozen states that have refused to expand Medicaid, fights over the law will certainly continue. But other issues, like culture-war battles over race and transgender rights, have already supplanted health care as the party’s preferred red meat.

“I don’t know what the next step is” on health care, Representative Nancy Mace, a Republican from South Carolina, said in an interview on MSNBC. “I hope it’s

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The American Floral Endowment announces scholarship recipients

These flower fanatics aren’t shy about their love for immersing themselves in industry issues and searching for real, practical solutions. With technology, sustainability, and possibilities on the brain, all three recipients are aiming high for the floral future with hopes to give back to the industry through their career endeavors. They cite the American Floral Endowment’s Altman & Ecke Scholarships affording them the time and funds to pursue precise projects, ease the financial burden of their education, and expand their work. With unwavering dedication, these scholars have big plans for their studies and research.


2021 Paul Ecke, Jr. Scholar –

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HDFC Bank scholarship for meritorious but needy students: Benfeits up to Rs 75,000, check details

The HDFC Bank scholarship aims to support meritorious and needy students from Class 6 to those pursuing UG and PG programmes.

The HDFC Bank scholarship aims to support meritorious and needy students from Class 6 to those pursuing UG and PG programmes.

The HDFC Bank scholarship aims to support meritorious and needy students belonging to underprivileged sections of the society. The scholarship programme is meant for school students from Class 6 to those pursuing UG and PG programmes.

The students who are unable to bear the cost of education due to personal/family crisis or any other financial problems and are

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Explained: The history of Tulu, and the demand for official language status

Written by Darshan Devaiah BP
, Edited by Explained Desk | Bengaluru |

Updated: June 21, 2021 11:55:54 am

Various organisations initiated a Twitter campaign demanding official language status to Tulu in Karnataka and Kerala and received an overwhelming response. More than 2.5 lakh people tweeted in support of the campaign on Sunday.

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Who all speak Tulu in India now and what is its history?

Tulu is a Dravidian language spoken mainly in two coastal districts Dakshina Kannada and Udupi of Karnataka and Kasaragod district of Kerala. As

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English as the service language in Espoo

There are almost 300 000 citizens in Espoo of whom 50 000 doesn’t speak Finnish or Swedish as native language. The change has been rapid when comparing to my time as a schoolkid. For example, every fourth of my children’s classmates speaks something else than Finnish or Swedish as their native language.

Four years ago, I grabbed to this matter and as a result the city strategy of Espoo mentions the use of English as an “official service language”

in which one can handle one’s matters (“asiointikieli” in Finnish). This has strengthened our mandate to push forward

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Scholarships: June 19, 2021 – The Hindu

The Bhumi Fellowship

Bhumi is inviting application for a two-year, non-residential fellowship towards improving the quality of education in India.

Eligibility: Open to final-year students or graduates between 20 and 30 years of age. They must have past volunteering or work experience in any field. They should be passionate about transforming the education system and willing to commit to a two-year full-time fellowship.

Prizes and rewards: ₹18,000 per month and other benefits

Application: Online

Deadline: June 30

IIT-Jodhpur Senior Research Fellowship

Indian Institute of Technology-Jodhpur invites applicationsfor the project titled, “Ga2O3-based Nanomaterials with Controlled Defect and Impurity Composition for

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Nigeria’s U21 champion selected for ITTF-funded international scholarship

Nigeria’s national U-21 table tennis champion Taiwo Mati, has been listed among the awardees of 2021 ‘With The Future In Mind’ (WFIM) scholarship by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).

Mati who has been consistent with his performance in recent times was among the 13 players chosen under the Prominent Youth Players category by the world table tennis ruling body.

The African cadet champion is one of the two African players listed alongside Egypt’s Hana Good who is the world’s number one U15 player in the girls category.

According to the statement issued by ITTF at the weekend, WIFM

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Nigeria’s economy grows in first quarter on oil price rise

A man carries Nigerian naira banknotes at a livestock market in Abuja, Nigeria July 29, 2020. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

ABUJA, May 23 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s economy grew 0.5% in the first quarter, lifted by higher crude production and oil prices, the country’s statistics office said on Sunday, as activities slowly gain momentum after the gradual easing of coronavirus lockdowns.

Africa’s largest economy, exited its second recession since 2016 in the fourth quarter, despite a full-year contraction in 2020.

Nigeria had been grappling with low growth before the coronavirus pandemic triggered a recession and created large financing gaps, including dollar shortages and

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What is Juneteenth? Emancipation history with photos

On June 19, 1865, Union Army Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger stepped onto a balcony in Galveston, Tex. — two months after the Civil War had ended — and announced that more than 250,000 enslaved people in Texas were free. President Abraham Lincoln had freed them two and a half years earlier in his Emancipation Proclamation, but since Texas never fell to Union troops in battle, they’d remained in bondage.

The newly emancipated responded with cries of joy and prayers of gratitude — a celebration that became known as

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Anne Robinson’s Countdown run-in over ‘woke’ language: ‘I’m fed up’

Anne Robinson has had her say about the ‘woke’ agenda as she starts her hosting gig on Countdown (Picture: Rex/Channel 4)

Anne Robinson has revealed she was corrected by a contestant on Countdown for not using so-called ‘woke’ language – and she’s getting ‘fed up’ with the whole thing.

The TV presenter, who became known for her spiky interactions with contestants on BBC game show The Weakest Link, is concerned that the English language will be ‘mangled’ over a fear of offending people.

Speaking ahead of her debut as the new host of Channel 4 daytime show Countdown, Anne,

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