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Although this is great news for patients with G551D, announcing that he had severed a tracking device that he was ordered to wear by a Russian court. provided by a on April 24, members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and students. according to an article in The Times of India. according to a report in?In August,D. when he wanted to start his software companyThe Pembina County town of 950 is 100 miles northwest of Grand Forks but it offered affordability with the necessary elements to start a business"I saw an opportunity to compete with offshore development by starting in a small town" he said "The great thing about software development is you need an internet connection Small cities have that"He’s developed several mobile apps in the three years he’s operated On Prairie Software including software for Scollar a California company that invented a collar that can track pets and send information to a person’s phone The product will be featured in a Target open house store to test its popularity with customersThe product hasn’t been picked up by major outlets Scollar CEO Lisa Tamayo said but it has attracted attention from Amazon Exclusive Sam’s Club other retailers and media outlets She’s unsure why certain areas are better for startups she saidShe said it is expensive to start a business and competitive in CaliforniaSupport from the Red River Regional Council the Pembina County Job Development Authority and locals made On Prairie Software a reality Smith said"I wouldn’t be able to be a startup without those programs" he saidStart for startupsThe Start-Up Grand Forks Program that awarded Chamberlain $10000 for his startup was approved by Grand Forks in April It allows the Grand Forks JDA to lend up to $100000 per year to startupsThe program was part of Mayor Mike Brown’s initiative to promote entrepreneurship in Grand Forks said Brandon Baumbach business development and outreach manager for the Grand Forks Economic Development CorpStartups have been a part of Grand Forks’ economy for decades and part of boosting business in the area is supporting local entrepreneurs he said"I would say Grand Forks has a long history of being supportive of entrepreneurs" he saidHe mentioned the Center of Innovation which houses startups and provides resources to get businesses off the groundThe economy and technology is changing which gives Grand Forks a shot at new opportunities Baumbach said"I think there is a lot of excitement here" he said "You don’t need to go to Silicon Valley to start a drone companyNot Silicon Valley yetThe WalkSmart device that attaches to walkers can send information to a phone app or computer for relatives to track health and get alerts when there is strange activityChamberlain created the wheel a year and a half ago as a fitness tool to track his grandparents’ health but it turned into a safety tool He didn’t fully start to develop it as a business until he got to Grand ForksNo matter the support environment for startups there still can be roadblocks to getting new ventures goingMost startups fail within the first several years It can be hard to get a business started if entrepreneurs don’t have support from private investors Chamberlain said Financial aid in North Dakota on the private side isn’t at the level of other states"I would say the government the state and the city have done a very very good job of trying to foster innovation by offering grants money and loans" he said "Unless you have a rich family or rich family friend . it’s really hard to come by especially if you are just moving to Grand Forks not knowing anyone in the city and not knowing anyone on this side of the state"North Dakota ranked last in a PWC MoneyTree report when it came to annual investment amounts and the number of deals conducted by stateNorth Dakotans made their money by making conservative decisions and entrepreneurship has a different mindset Chamberlain said But bringing awareness to startups may get people excited about investing He said Grand Forks is already showing support"I think it is emerging because people are talking about it" he saidStart-Up Grand ForksFor more information on the Start-Up Grand Forks Program contact Brandon Baumbach of the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corp at (701) 746-2724Stories about young dancers hoping to make it in the world of dance are one thing Stories about young dancers hoping to make it in the world period are something else Step is a lively heartfelt documentary of the second sort Directed by Amanda Lipitz it tracks several students as they make their way through senior year at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women a public charter school established in 2009 with the mission of sending every one of its low-income students to college These students the first to graduate from the school are also members of the schools step-dancing team The classes are both a respite from the complicated situations some of them face at home and a place where they feel confident and creative Step hits every beat you expect where you expect it but its still satisfying in an elemental way You cant help wanting these women to succeed which essentially depends on their getting into college When one of the young women receives the dreaded skinny envelope in the days mail your heart does a little dip Step takes place in 2015 not long after Freddie Gray died under suspicious circumstances while in police custody an event that haunts the students They have pride in their community but setbacks abound Dancing is an escape and they take it seriously especially as they rehearse for a big upcoming tri-state step competition Their team is called the Lethal Ladies of BLSYW and if theyre occasionally fierce dancers they still betray the same insecurities and anxieties all teenage girls do Tayla Solomon is the only child of a single mother who works as a corrections officer and takes an enthusiastic and clearly vicarious interest in step class: Tayla is well practiced in rolling her eyes at her mom but the bond between them is clear Cori Grainger is the ace student whos hoping to get into Johns Hopkins on a full scholarshipshe doesnt even want to take out the smallest loan as shes worried about having debt and her family is financially strained as it is In the movies most off-handedly touching moment Cori refers to her mother as "a magic wand in human form" a woman who has gone to great lengths to give her children what they need "At one point we were homeless and we didnt even know it" Cori says The movies big star by sheer force of will is Blessin Giraldo a teenage stunner who knows everything about hair and makeup and constant reinvention and transformation (Keeping up with her ever-changing hair looks is one of the movies subtle delights) But Blessins home life isnt easyher mother struggles with debilitating depressionand her grades arent as good as they need to be At one point rejected from a school to which she applied she laments that she would have gotten in if thered been an in-person interview and shes probably right With her Cleopatra eyes and dazzling dimpled smile she has enough charisma and openness to win over even the most hardened admissions officer Step is also about the teachers and counselors at the school who worry constantly about their students and we worry along with them And there is of course lots of dancing The girls meticulously choreographed routines are a way for them to find order in their lives but theres just pure joy in them too Realistically its probably not possible to dance your cares away But the determination of these girls makes you believe in it Contact us at [email protected] Syrian refugee familiesincluding a dozen children between the ages of two and 15will arrive in Dallas and Houston this week despite Texas’s on-going lawsuit challenging the federal government’s process in resettling Syrian refugees in the state The Obama administration said in a court filing on Friday that a family of six Syrian refugees who were originally scheduled to arrive in Dallas on Dec 4 will now arrive Monday after spending the weekend in New York A second family of six is also expected to arrive in Houston Monday A third eight-member family as well as a 26-year-old woman whose mother has already been placed in the area are expected in arrive in Houston on Thursday Last week Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton with the backing of Governor Greg Abbott filed a lawsuit requesting an immediate order blocking the arrival of all new Syrian refugees in the state in light of "reasonable concerns about the safety and security of the citizenry of the state of Texas” Two days later on Dec 4 Paxton’s office said it would no longer seek an immediate order blocking the arrival of the refugees but said it would continue with the lawsuit pressing federal authorities to provide more information on those already slated for resettlement in Texas Paxton rolled back his initial demand after federal authorities provided state officials with demographic information about the Syrian families arriving today according to his office The shift however which came just hours before a federal judge was expected to rule on the case did not sit well with some Texas conservatives Abbott’s office remained quiet about the decision which one Texas official told TIME was “not the governor’s first choice” Abbott has since said publicly that he opposes accepting any more Syrian refugees on the grounds that the background check process is “inadequate” Read More: This Is How the Syrian Refugee Screening Process Works Katherine Wise a spokeswoman for Paxton told TIME that the attorney general’s office will continue to pursue a lawsuit against both the federal government and the International Rescue Committee a non-profit that works to resettle refugees to determine whether federal authorities are complying with the requirements under the 1980 Refugee Act The state argues that the law requires federal authorities to regularly consult with and provide information to state and local officials in advance of resettling refugees in those localities “Texas shouldn’t have to go to court to require Washington to comply with federal law regarding its duties to consult with Texas in advance" said Attorney General Ken Paxton in a press statement "Our state will continue legal proceedings to ensure we get the information necessary to adequately protect the safety of Texas residents While we remain concerned about the federal government’s overall refugee vetting process we must ensure that Texas has the seat at the table that the Refugee Act requires” Paxton’s lawsuit was the first filed by any state to block refugee resettlement since the issue became intensely political in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris last month Abbott along with 30 other governors almost all Republican demanded a hold on any further Syrian refugee resettlement Read More: Why Texas Attempt to Block a Syrian Refugee Family Probably Wont Work Meanwhile Democratic governors as well as mayors and local officials in Texas and other states largely welcomed refugees to their communities The mayors of Houston Dallas San Antonio and Austin all criticized Abbott’s decision Volunteers in both cities gathered to provide welcome packages including bikes for the children to the arriving families according to local news Several legal experts told TIME that the Texas lawsuit appeared to more political theater than a legitimate legal challenge The US Constitution gives the federal government not the states power over immigration issues In the last four years the US has accepted about 2200 with Texas taking a total of 243 Syrian refugees more than any other state according to the US State Department Obama has called for the US to accept at least 10000 more Syrian refugees over the next year All told the 21 refugees expected to arrive in Texas this week include 12 children six parents two grandparents and a single woman Contact us at [email protected] Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME 1 of 10 Advertisement The Brief Newsletter Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now. establish standards for testing the effectiveness.

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