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Education News
SCTC Foundation Announces Fall 2024 Scholarships
The Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) Foundation has announced the recipients of its Fall 2024 scholarships. A total of 44 scholarships, amounting to $22,400, have been awarded to students enrolled for the upcoming semester. These scholarships, funded by both internal and external donors, aim to support students in various programs by alleviating financial burdens and encouraging academic excellence. The scholarships cover a range of needs, including tuition, textbooks, and other…
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Finance News
TBC Bank Uzbekistan Secures Record $38.2 Million Equity Investment
TBC Bank Uzbekistan has achieved a significant milestone by securing a record $38.2 million equity investment from its shareholders. This substantial capital infusion is set to bolster the bank’s growth momentum and enhance its digital banking services in Uzbekistan. The investment highlights the confidence of shareholders in TBC Bank Uzbekistan’s strategic vision and operational excellence, positioning the bank for continued success in the rapidly evolving financial landscape of Central Asia.…
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News Travel
Georgia Welcomes Over 3 Million International Travelers in Six Months
In a remarkable achievement, Georgia has welcomed more than 3 million international travelers in the first half of 2024. According to the Georgian National Tourism Administration, a total of 3,021,067 international visitors explored the country from January to June, marking a 5.6% increase compared to the same period in 2023. This surge in tourism underscores Georgia’s growing appeal as a travel destination, driven by its rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes,…
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News Politics
TI Georgia Reports Parliament Becoming a Closed Institution in 2023
In 2023, Transparency International (TI) Georgia reported that the Georgian Parliament had become increasingly closed and inaccessible. The report highlighted significant restrictions on access for civil society representatives and critical media, citing general security regulations without specific justifications. This shift towards non-transparency has raised concerns about the Parliament’s role in the country’s democratic processes, especially as Georgia seeks to align with European Union standards. Increased Restrictions and Lack of Transparency…
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News World
Germany Reviews Relations with Georgia Amid EU Accession Challenges
Germany is reassessing its relationship with Georgia following recent developments in the latter’s EU accession process. German Ambassador to Georgia, Peter Fischer, emphasized the importance of Georgia aligning with European standards to progress in its EU membership bid. The European Council’s decision to suspend Georgia’s accession process has prompted Germany to reconsider its commitments and cooperation with the country. This review comes at a critical time for Georgia, which is…
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Terrifying Tornado Twists Across Fields in Indiana
A powerful tornado tore through Mount Vernon, Indiana, on July 9, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The tornado, which was captured on video by local residents, twisted across fields, sending debris flying into the air. The National Weather Service (NWS) is currently investigating the extent of the damage and the intensity of the storm. Despite the devastation, no injuries have been reported so far. The Tornado’s Path…
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Forest Park Adopts Electronic Bidding System for Enhanced Efficiency
In a significant move towards modernization, the City of Forest Park has transitioned to an electronic bidding system. This shift, facilitated by the adoption of OpenGov’s eProcurement platform, marks a departure from the traditional paper-based bid solicitation process. The new system aims to streamline procurement operations, improve transparency, and enhance vendor management. City officials believe this change will lead to more efficient and equitable procurement practices, benefiting both the city…
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News Technology
Pittsburgh Startup Skild AI Raises $300 Million with Funding from Jeff Bezos and Others
In a groundbreaking move, Pittsburgh-based startup Skild AI has successfully raised $300 million in a Series A funding round. The funding, led by Jeff Bezos’ Bezos Expeditions and Japan’s SoftBank Group, aims to support the development of a general-purpose AI-powered brain for robots. This significant investment brings Skild AI’s valuation to $1.5 billion, marking a major milestone for the company. The funds will be used to scale the company’s AI…
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Education News
Cobb County Schools Cancel $50 Million Event Center Project
In a surprising turn of events, the Cobb County School Board has decided to cancel its plans to build a $50 million event center. The decision was made during a specially called meeting on Tuesday, citing economic concerns and changing priorities. The 8,000-seat venue was initially intended to host high school graduations and other large district events. However, the board members unanimously agreed that the current economic climate and budget…
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Crime News
Florida Man Arrested After Dangling and Dropping Child from Hotel Balcony
In a shocking incident in Daytona Beach, Florida, a man was arrested after allegedly dangling a child off a hotel balcony and then dropping him headfirst. The incident occurred at the Sandlewood Resort, where 31-year-old Brandon Gilmore was seen holding a 4-year-old boy by one foot before dropping him from the second-story balcony. The child, who suffered blunt force trauma, was hospitalized but is now reported to be in good…