The Daily Populous

Wednesday August 11st, 2021 morning edition

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“We cannot keep our kids in school if we are unwilling to put on a mask,” Gov. Beshear said Tuesday.

The governor announced an executive order requiring masks in schools.

He said vulnerability to the more contagious delta variant, and the fact that some schools have already had outbreaks led to the decision.

“We are to the point where we cannot allow our kids to go into these buildings unprotected, unvaccinated and face this delta variant,” Gov. Beshear said.

Gov. Beshear announced he is signing an executive order that is requiring masks in all K-12 schools, child care, and pre-K. (Governor Andy Beshear).

The Kentucky Education Association said in a statement, “requiring masks for all students is vital to help slow the spread of COVID-19 as schools reopen across the Commonwealth.”.

Let Them Play Kentucky is against the order, saying, “given the demographics of Kentucky, a one size fits all approach isn’t in the best interest of our Kentucky Kids.”. »

Indian Scientist Finds Way To Detect Colon Cancer Early And Save Lives

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Colon cancer is also notorious to be one of the forms of cancer that’s detected at really late stages and there are two techniques that result in effective detection -- CT colonography, colonoscopy and immunohistochemistry.

If that is possible, it would make colon cancer detection as simple as the detection of blood sugar in diabetic patients”.

This is a great piece of technological breakthrough, which will no doubt help save lives lost to cancer. »

Exclusive: Activision Blizzard shareholder calls company response "inadequate"

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Why it matters: In addition to being an Activision Blizzard shareholder, SOC advocates for ethical business practices and is outspoken on topics like pay gaps between executives and workers.

SOC is calling on Activision Blizzard to make the following changes:.

What's next: Although Kotick has promised that Activision Blizzard "will be the company that sets the example for this in our industry," employees and industry observers remain skeptical. »

Oregon governor signs bill ending reading and math proficiency requirements for graduation

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown privately signed a bill last month ending the requirement for high school students to prove proficiency in reading, writing, and arithmetic before graduation.

"Senate Bill 744 does not remove Oregon’s graduation requirements, and it certainly does not remove any requirements that Oregon students learn essential skills," Boyle said, adding it is "misleading" to conflate the subjects of standardized testing with graduation requirements.

Original Location: Oregon governor signs bill ending reading and math proficiency requirements for graduation. »