Grand Forks Red River student Sudiksha Singhal recognized in international business plan competition

Jul. 22—A Red River High School student is among the top competitors at the DECA International Career Development Conference held virtually this spring. The conference included 17,000 members and advisers.

Sudiksha Singhal designed an orthodontic device, less than a centimeter in diameter, that could help prevent the pain caused by braces that poke and cut the inner cheeks and lips.

Singhal, who will be a junior this fall, was named as a finalist in the Entrepreneurship Independent Business Plan Event, and is among 15% of competitors who earned an international medallion for excellence as an overall finalist.

DECA, short for Distributive Education Clubs of America, is a career and technical student organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs interested in careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.

Singhhal, 16, knows firsthand how painful or irritating braces can be. She has worn braces for four years, she said. “This is something

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Small business center slates grand opening

A Thornton business center open to all Adams County small businesses will celebrate its grand opening with food trucks, games and cash prizes Saturday, June 12.

The city opened the Alliance/Alianza Business Assistance Center, 550 E. Thornton Parkway. in October but postponed the grand opening due to COVD-19.

The grand opening celebration is now set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 12 inside and outside of the center.

Equal parts co-working space and business counseling, the center is free to use for small and home-based businesses in Adams County. It offers free programs and consulting to both Spanish and English-speaking business owners and individuals looking to start a business.

The office also has four different work areas with multiple desks. That includes socially distanced meeting spaces and multiple large flat-screen monitors linked to cameras, specially designed for hosting or attending virtual meetings, like the Zoom or Go to Meeting

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Carteret Community College to host grand opening of NC Military Business Center | News

MOREHEAD CITY — Carteret Community College will host the grand opening of the North Carolina Military Business Center from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center.

The center will be located on CCC’s campus in Morehead City at the Big Rock Career Center.

The grand opening will include remarks from CCC President Dr. Tracy Mancini and U.S. Rep. Greg Murphy, R-N.C.

“The NCMBC is an excellent complement to the college’s Small Business Center and other business support services,” Dr. Mancini said in a press release about the opening. “We are proud to house this NCMBC on our campus and to serve as a hub for education, support and access for local businesses that could benefit from government contracts in the many industries that support military bases.”

The role of the NCMBC is to identify contract opportunities, source them to businesses across the state and provide

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Grand jury secretly convenes to hear evidence in New York probe

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Roman Protasevich: A Belarus Activist Who ‘Refused to Live in Fear’

WARSAW, Poland — Since his teenage years as a rebellious high school student in Belarus and continuing into his 20s while in exile abroad, Roman Protasevich faced so many threats from the country’s security apparatus — of violent beatings, jail, punishment against family members — that “we all sort of got used to them,” a fellow exiled dissident recalled. So, despite his being branded a terrorist by Belarus late last year — a capital offense — Protasevich was not particularly worried when he set off for Greece from Lithuania, where he had been living, earlier this month to attend a conference and take a short vacation with his Russian girlfriend, Sofia Sapega. But that sense of security was shattered on Sunday when they were snatched by Belarus security officials on the tarmac at Minsk National

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