Afghan Biker Climbs Mountain for Education’s Uphill Battle | Voice of America

Farid Noori was teaching online from the United States to high school students in Kabul, Afghanistan, when a bomb attack started.

“At that very moment,” Noori said, “I had an online, remote class on Afghanistan’s environment with some of the school’s students. One of my students got injured. As days went by, the death toll climbed to 100, mostly schoolgirls, making this one of the deadliest attacks in Kabul’s history.”

At least 90 students were killed and 275 others were injured May 8 at Sayed Ul Shuhada high school, mostly girls and mostly Hazara, an ethnic minority often the target

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Mountain biker injured in fall on Burlington trail

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – A woman was injured Monday after falling down an embankment in Burlington while mountain biking.

Burlington police say the woman was on a trail off Mansfield Avenue and fell down an embankment, ditched her bike and hit her head.

Crews arrived at the scene and used their stokes and wheels, which is a specialized litter designed for backwoods rescues. She was then sent to the hospital.

We do not know her condition.

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U.S. mountain biker withdraws from Olympics after close team decision

U.S. mountain bike champion Chloe Woodruff withdrew from the Olympic team and was replaced by Erin Huck, who will join Kate Courtney and Haley Batten on the course near Tokyo.

USA Cycling announced the move in a statement Thursday. It wasn’t known whether the pandemic, which postponed the Tokyo Games by an entire year, played a part in Woodruff’s decision. USA Cycling called it a “personal reason” and did not provide additional information.

Woodruff’s Instagram account still included a line in her bio stating that she was “chasing big dreams in #tokyo2021.”

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The decision

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