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156 new coronavirus cases, one death reported Sunday Widespread positive coronavirus tests across the state resulted156 new cases of COVID-19 illness on 1,325 tests according to Sunday’s South Dakota Department of Health report. Of the 10,274 positive tests in the state, 1,182 are considered active infections – up 100 from Saturday’s report. Pennington County reportedContinue reading “Daily News”

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Disproportionately hit by COVID-19, Native families unenroll from RCAS to homeschool or learn in other districts As more than 650 parents in the district responded to a survey that they don’t want their kids in school buildings this fall during the COVID-19 pandemic, many Native American families in the Rapid City Area Schools system areContinue reading “News”

News, August 13th

China launches ‘Clean Your Plate Campaign’ China has officially launched a new version of “Clean Your Plate Campaign” flagged by Chinese President Xi Jinping, sparking speculation that the world’s most populous country faces food crisis following the COVID-19 pandemic. Xi earlier said that food wastage was shocking and distressing, and that it is necessary toContinue reading “News, August 13th”

News, August 12th

Amazon fires a ‘lie’, says Brazil’s Bolsonaro Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said it is a “lie” that fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest, despite data from his own government showing the number of blazes is rising. The far-right leader has faced international condemnation for presiding over huge fires and rising deforestation in the AmazonContinue reading “News, August 12th”

News, August 11th

Belarus opposition rejects election results amid calls for more protests – Belarus’ main opposition candidate has rejected the official result of the presidential election that handed a landslide victory to the country’s authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko on Sunday, hours after security forces violently crackdown on protests who had challenge the result. There were chaotic scenesContinue reading “News, August 11th”

Philosophy, August 10th

“A thing can be a use-value without being a value. This is the case whenever its utility to man is not mediated through labor. Air, virgin soil, natural meadows, unplanted forests, etc. fall into this category. A thing can be useful, and a product of human labor, without being a commodity. He who satisfies hisContinue reading “Philosophy, August 10th”

News, August 10th

‘Hell’s kitchen’ in West Asia – IAF pilots flying the first batch of Rafales from the Dassault Aviation Facility in France had barely settled down to relax at the UAE’s Al Dhafra air base, where they were breaking journey, when they found themselves exposed to what they feared might be a fatal danger. They scrambledContinue reading “News, August 10th”

News, August 8th

Building a green economy, brick by brick – In Uruguay, thousands of families earn a precarious livelihood making bricks, using traditional methods that are often inefficient and harmful to the environment. A UN project, in collaboration with the Uruguayan government, aims to make the industry less polluting, whilst preserving jobs for the many artisans whoContinue reading “News, August 8th”

News, August 7th

Brazil decree to provide US$356 million for coronavirus vaccine – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro issued a decree on Thursday (August 6) to provide BRL1.9 billion (US$356 million) in funds to purchase and eventually produce a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca PLC and Oxford University researchers. Brazil’s Acting Health Minister General Eduardo Pazuello said theContinue reading “News, August 7th”