Month: July 2021

Beechwood High School student wins Kentucky ‘Shot At A Million’ Scholarship

A Beechwood High School student has won one of Kentucky’s “Shot At A Million” scholarship drawings. 

Julian Sandberg, 13, of Fort Mitchell, is one of five students who won scholarships in the July 29 drawing, according to Gov. Andy Beshear. 

Julian thanked Beshear for the opportunity and his parents for getting him vaccinated. 

He said the experience of winning is “surreal.” He said he got the vaccine because he was was “sick of having to wear masks” and missed seeing his friends. 

“I just wanted everything to be normal again,” he said at the press conference. 

Julian’s mom Maria Sanders

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Accident victim’s best friend raising money for scholarship fund

MAPLETON, Utah — The best friend of a 13-year-old Mapleton boy killed in a go-kart accident is raising money this weekend to donate to a scholarship fund in his buddy’s name.

READ: Utah missionary among 2 killed in head-on collision

Bridger Robison was killed on July 15 when the go-kart he was riding crashed into a vehicle at an intersection.

On Friday, the Mapleton Police Department shared a message from Robison’s best friend, Wyatt Alvey, about a fund-raising effort taking place during the city’s Pioneer Day celebration Saturday.

“Bridger and I were best friends. We did everything together and

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Canceling student loan debt will barely boost the economy, but a targeted approach could help certain groups

At the end of June 2021, 43 million borrowers – or about 14% of all adults in the U.S. – owed approximately US$1.59 trillion in outstanding federal student loans. Although in many cases the media has focused on borrowers with extremely large balances – such as the orthodontist who owes over $1 million in student loans – the average balance is a more modest $39,351 per borrower with an average monthly payment of $393 per month. The standard repayment period for $39,351 in student loans is 20 years.

The amount of student debt outstanding varies greatly based on the type

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New study sheds light on how LSD’s entropic effects on the brain impact language production

Language produced under the influence of the psychedelic drug lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) displays increased levels of entropy and reduced semantic coherence, according to new research published in the journal Consciousness and Cognition. In other words, people tend to have more disorganized speech while under the effects of LSD and are more likely to jump from one topic to another.

Entropy is a measure of uncertainty and randomness in a system. The concept was originally developed by physicists to measure lost energy in mechanical systems, but more recently it has been used to quantify spontaneous activity in brain networks.

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Opinion | Is a New York Times Columnist Seriously Running for Governor?

Will Kristof follow through and run as a Democrat to replace the term-limited Democratic occupant, Kate Brown? Does he have a chance? Will he connect with Oregon voters on the stump, or will he repel them by acting like he’s on a book tour raining his standard sanctimony on the masses? Does he really want to give up the high-prestige job of free-roving Times columnist for the thankless job of herding legislators and cracking down on administrators? And if he collects a long-shot win, what sort of guv might he be?

Throughout the 1800s, when newspapers were ideological vessels and

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Newest millionaire, scholarship winners announced

By TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear announced Kentucky’s newest millionaire and five full college scholarship winners in round two of the “Shot at a Million” contest during a Capitol press conference on Friday.

This was the second round of winners in the three-round contest, which is open to all Kentuckians who have received at least their first injection of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson version.

Ginger Schultz of Louisville won the million-dollar top prize and said that it was important to get vaccinated. “Why take a chance at

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Maui Federal Credit Union Announces 2021 College Scholarship Recipients

July 23, 2021, 11:21 AM HST
* Updated July 23, 11:26 AM

Photos Courtesy of Maui Federal Credit Union

Maui Federal Credit Union CEO and president Clayton Fuchigami announced $1,000 higher-education scholarships were awarded to three credit union members who were chosen during a random drawing.

The recipients and their respective university programs are:

  • Jerome Butac, Pacific University, Applied Sciences
  • Mary Jicel Butac, UH Maui College, Nursing
  • Kainalu Yoshida, Seattle University, Biology

“It’s been a tough year and we wanted to continue helping our members reach their higher education goals,” Fuchigami said.

Maui FCU’s Higher Education Scholarship Program is open

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Lebanon’s hospitals fear new COVID wave as economy begins to collapse

Lebanon”s deepening economic crisis has piled pressure on hospitals, leaving them ill-equipped to face any new wave of the coronavirus, a top hospital director has warned.

Already struggling with shortages of medicine and an exodus of staff abroad, the country’s health facilities are now also having to contend with almost round-the-clock power cuts.

“All hospitals…are now less prepared than they were during the wave at the start of the year,” said Firass Abiad, the manager of the largest public hospital in the country battling COVID-19.

“Medical and nursing staff have left, medicine that was once available has run out,” and

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Language learning app Duolingo raises price range for IPO

July 26 (Reuters) – Language learning app Duolingo Inc said on Monday it had raised the price target range for its initial public offering in the United States to between $95 and $100 each, aiming for a total raise of nearly $511 million at the top end of the range.

The company had previously set the range at $85 to $95 per share. (Reporting by Niket Nishant in Bengaluru; Editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri)

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What If America Had A Lot More Political Parties?

In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discuss a new survey that categorizes voters into at least four ideological quadrants and tries to imagine how voters would align if America were a multi-party democracy. They also discuss shifting American views on foreign policy and the status of the infrastructure and budget bills currently being considered in the Senate.

I don’t buy that Biden’s 6-month approval rating should comfort Democrats: Silver

What the latest debate over voting rights means for American democracy

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