The Daily Populous

Monday October 1st, 2018 day edition

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Over one-third of the Earth’s landscape is covered by deserts, and only 20% of it is covered by sand.

The remaining 80% of deserts might be made up of rocks and pebbles, desert soil, oases, and even ice and snow (such as in Antarctica).

All deserts have one feature in common, however, and that is that very low precipitation and relatively infinitesimal amounts of surface water are seen.

Flash floods in deserts, caused by torrential rains high up on the mountains, are also a cause of numerous deaths by drowning.

Without any sign, gushes of water flow down the dry river beds, engulfing all that comes in their paths.

For example, in 2006, nearly 130 people perished in the Rajasthan, India region in flash floods induced by torrential rains in the Thar Desert.

As recently as September of 2015, 18 people died in desert flash floods near the Utah-Arizona border in the United States. »

Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

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SB 822 by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) – Communications: broadband Internet access service.

AB 1231 by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) – Public postsecondary education: California State University: support staff employees: merit salary adjustments.

SB 452 by Senator Steven Glazer (D-Orinda) – The California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act. »

Migrant Children Moved Under Cover of Darkness to a Texas Tent City

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The tent city in Tornillo, on the other hand, is unregulated, except for guidelines created by the Department of Health and Human Services.

For example, schooling is not required there, as it is in regular migrant children shelters.

Mark Greenberg, who oversaw the care of migrant children under President Barack Obama, helped to craft the emergency shelter guidelines. »

Amazon partners with Iridium for AWS cloud services via satellite

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Now that Amazon has put our language into the cloud platform, they can extend their applications to the satellite realm.".

CloudConnect, which the company expects to launch in 2019, makes Iridium "the first, and only, satellite provider now connected to" Amazon Web Services, Desch said.

Amazon has been looking to hire people to work on "interconnecting space system networks," CNBC reported earlier this month. »

Landmines in DMZ to be cleared from Monday

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The two Koreas will start clearing mines from the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on October 1 as a first step after they agreed to disarm the border area starting with land mines.

For 20 days from Monday, Seoul and Pyongyang plan to remove all mines from the Joint Security Area (JSA) along the DMZ, the Ministry of National Defense said, Sunday.

It remains to be seen whether the two Koreas can complete removing the mines as scheduled because of a limited workforce and a shortage of equipment. »