Month: August 2021

How Republican Gov. Phil Scott Won Over Blue Vermont | Politics

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Vermont is one of the bluest states in the nation. It gave Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden two-thirds of the vote in 2020, providing Biden with his single biggest winning margin in any state. Vermont sends a socialist, Bernie Sanders, to the U.S. Senate, and it has one of the few strong left-wing third parties of any state.

Yet for three elections running, Vermont’s voters have chosen Phil Scott, a Republican, to be their governor – by increasing margins. Scott won his first two-year term in 2016 by 9 points, his second in 2018 by

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Former walk-on LB Nick Channel now on scholarship, impressing new KU football staff

As Nick Channel’s third year in the University of Kansas football program began winding down this past spring, the walk-on linebacker from Wichita wanted to find out whether a scholarship opportunity might be in his future.

But with the Jayhawks’ head coaching position up in the air at the time, Channel didn’t know what would come of his situation.

Once Lance Leipold took over the program, it didn’t take the new coach long to determine Channel deserved a scholarship.

One of Leipold’s first orders of business in early May, after KU hired the former Buffalo head coach, was to meet

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herald-dispatch.comCollegiate Recovery Community accepting scholarship …Students applying for the scholarships must be actively pursuing recovery, enrolled as a part-time or full-time Marshall University student, and …17 hours ago

herald-dispatch.comCollegiate Recovery Community accepting scholarship …Students applying for the scholarships must be actively pursuing recovery,
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In Pakistan, the erasure of history

On August 17, a young man vandalised a statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Lahore, the capital city of the Empire ruled by the 19th century Sikh emperor. The statue was gifted to Pakistan in 2019 by the London-based SK Foundation, headed by Sikh historian Bobby Singh Bansal, to promote Sikh heritage and tourism in Pakistan. Since its unveiling in June 2019, however, the statue has been vandalised thrice.

Ranjit Singh has a complicated legacy. For certain Punjabi nationalists, he is a hero who built a fledgling empire and held back British advances in India. For those in the Seraiki

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Opinion | How the language of criminal justice inflicts lasting harm

For too long, too many of us have accepted and reproduced the “official” jargon of the U.S. criminal justice system. Designed to desensitize, terms such as “felon,” “convict,” “offender” and “criminal” replace names and other descriptions, such as “woman,” “daughter,” “father,” “child” or “person.” These carceral labels compound punishment by reducing people to their worst moments, codifying stigma and haunting people for years after sentences are served.

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‘Young people should reinvent for strategic politicking’ | The Guardian Nigeria News


Managing Director of Royal African Young Leadership Forum (RAYLF), Bello Shagari, has described leadership as a position of responsibility that should not be used as an avenue for making money.

Bello, grandson of the late Shehu Shagari, Nigeria’s first executive president, believes the youth has to be consciously involved in politics to make personal contributions to the nation’s development.
  
Bello, speaking at a webinar organised by the Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI), a youth-based organisation established by the United States Consulate, Lagos, in partnership with Constitution Lab, described leadership as a position of responsibility and politics should not be seen

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Ohio Autism Scholarship funding upped to help families pay for school

Mikey Heine wasn’t going to be able to keep attending Bridgeway Academy, a school that has helped him grow and develop his own sense of self.

“We were looking at withdrawing Mikey from school because I didn’t make enough (money),” his mom Melissa Peppercorn said. 

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Mikey, 8, was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2, and the following year he started attending Bridgeway, a nonprofit school on the East Side that serves students with the disorder and other special needs. In addition to schooling, Bridgeway offers life skills training and

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Quartz Hill High grad is awarded NASA scholarship | News

EDWARDS — The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council awarded the 2021 Thomas W. Finch Memorial Scholarship to Divonte Williams, a 2021 graduate of Quartz Hill High School who will attend California State University, Northridge, this fall.

“I plan to gain hands-on knowledge and experience throughout my college career by taking advantage of all training, opportunities and other programs that become available,” Williams wrote in his essay. He stated that he would love to land a job with an amazing employer like NASA, which would give him the opportunity to participate with geoscience research teams.

“I want to study theories and

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Govt Panel Seeks Removal of 387 ‘Moplah Martyrs’ from History Book, Says Rebellion Was ‘Communal’

New Delhi: A three-member committee of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), which submitted a review report of the names of “freedom fighters” in the 1921 rebellion in 2016, is said to have sought the removal of Wagon Tragedy victims and Malabar Rebellion leaders from a book on martyrs of India’s freedom struggle, The Hindu reported.

The book, Dictionary of Martyrs: India’s Freedom Struggle 1857-1947, was released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019. The ICHR, which comes under the Ministry of Education, reviewed the entries in the fifth volume of the book, and concluded that names of

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Wellness Mommy Bloggers and the Cultish Language They Use

There’s a certain subset of momfluencers on Instagram who appear, at first glance, to be like any other “nice white mommies” on the Internet. This particular type of momfluencer smiles gently in reels as she declares, with calm authority, that Western medicine will “threaten” mothers in order to inject their babies with “neurotoxins.” She upholds “free birth” and denounces “unnatural” hospital births, which are “designed to sever optimal attachment.” She warns her followers against “normalizing formula” and urges them to “break free” from the “misogyny” of viewing medical practitioners as “saviors” “in control” of childbirth. She evokes “biological law” to

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