The Daily Populous

Tuesday March 8th, 2022 evening edition

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(CNN) For most New Mexico residents, college will now be officially tuition-free.

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed on Friday Senate Bill 140, otherwise known as the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship Act.

First introduced in 2019, the plan will waive tuition for any students attending any in-state public school or tribal college, including community colleges.

"For over a quarter of a century, New Mexico has been a national leader in providing free college to its residents.

A fully funded Opportunity Scholarship opens the door for every New Mexican to reach higher, strengthening our economy, our families and our communities," Lujan Grisham said in a statement .

Eligible students must enroll in a minimum of six credit hours and maintain a grade point average of at least 2.5 during their time in college.

That could support up to 35,000 students this fall alone, according to the statement, and allows part-time students and adult learners to take advantage, as well. »

A Giant Bird Killed Its Owner. Now It Could Be Yours.

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But the animal that is likely to get the most attention is the giant bird that killed Mr. Hajos this month.

When rescue workers arrived they found him grievously injured on the ground between the two pens.

“A couple of people from our crew had to dodge the bird themselves,” Mr. Taylor said. »

FIFA 22 has now removed all Russian clubs and players from FUT packs

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EA Sports has confirmed it’s removed all items related to Russian clubs from FIFA 22 Ultimate Team packs and Ultimate Draft.

Now, an in-game message sent to FIFA 22 players has confirmed cuts will be made to the popular Ultimate Team mode.

Last week EA also posted on the official NHL 22 social media accounts, confirming it was removing Russian teams, as well as Belarusian teams. »

Amazon Games and Smilegate RPG’s Lost Ark Surpasses 20 Million Global Users

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LONDON - March 7, 2022 - Amazon Games and Smilegate RPG recently announced that Lost Ark, the free-to-play massively multiplayer online action role-playing game, has exceeded 20 million global users.

“Overall, the excitement surrounding Lost Ark from around the world is quickly gaining steam, as evidenced by the growing number of global players,” said Christoph Hartmann, VP, Amazon Games.

“Lost Ark has been well-received by experts in terms of development value and game quality, and the number of the users is steadily increasing,” said Wongil Chi, CEO, Smilegate RPG. »

Top Russian, Ukrainian diplomats to meet Thursday in Turkey

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ISTANBUL, March 7 (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba have agreed to meet at a forum in southern Turkey on Thursday, the first potential talks between the top diplomats since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine.

Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey's foreign minister, made the announcement on Monday and said he would attend the meeting in the resort city of Antalya.

NATO member Turkey, which shares a maritime border with Russia and Ukraine in the Black Sea, had been offering to mediate between the sides. »