Governor Noem Signs Executive Order Banning Federal Grants Tied to Critical Race Theory


PIERRE, S.D. (July 29, 2021)– Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed Executive Order 2021-11, which directs the South Dakota Department of Education to refrain from applying for any federal grants tied to critical race theory.  “Critical race theory has no place in South Dakota schools. These ideas are un-American. We are…

Canada’s PM Trudeau announces the appointment of Senators


CANADA (July 29, 2021)---The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that Canada’s new Governor General, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, appointed the following individuals as independent Senators to fill vacancies across Canada: David Arnot, for Saskatchewan Michèle Audette, for Québec Amina Gerba, for Québec Clément Gignac, for Québec…

Biden’s Administration Streamlined Options To Help Homeowners While Housing Sales Drop


WASHINGTON (July 29, 2021)- The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) on July 23, 2021 announced streamlined COVID-19 Recovery options to help homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic bring their mortgage current and remain in their homes. The simplified COVID-19 Recovery waterfall allows mortgage servicers to…

American Rescue Plan To Help Homeless Children and Youth Depends on States Distribution of Funds


CITY OF WASHINGTON (July 29, 2021)---there are more than 2 million homeless children and youth across America.  Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) released nearly $600 million in funding under the American Rescue Plan Act’s Homeless Children and Youth (ARP-HCY) program to support students experiencing homelessness. But funds distributions…

Russian President Meeting With Acting Governor of Belgorod Region Vyacheslav Gladkov


RUSSIA (July 29, 2021)--Russian President Vladimir Putin had a working meeting, via videoconference, with Acting Governor of the Belgorod Region Vyacheslav Gladkov. The discussion focused on the region’s socioeconomic development. At the beginning of the meeting, the President noted that, for many years, the Belgorod Region was ahead of others in many areas, but suggested starting with high-priority problems…

$20 million federal grant launches AI institute for better crops, agricultural production


AMES, Iowa (July 29, 2021)--– The latest artificial intelligence tools will allow researchers to develop digital twins of individual crop plants and entire farm fields, helping plant breeders improve crop varieties and farmers boost production. The researchers behind a new artificial intelligence research institute say their work can accelerate the…

Study links Half of Americans living with diabetes may be consuming less than recommended amount of protein


ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Jul. 29, 2021 – A new study conducted by The Ohio State University and Abbott showed that half of the adults surveyed living with diabetes did not consume the daily recommended intake of protein, which is associated with lower diet quality, increased carbohydrate intake, and greater physical…