The Daily Populous

Sunday March 3rd, 2019 morning edition

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Officials in South Africa are taking the grave situation of the vanishing rhino population into their own hands — infusing their horns with red dye and toxins to ensure that poachers can’t sell the valuable body parts.

More than 1,000 rhinos were killed last year and the Rhino Rescue Project has decided to do something radical about it, Barcroft Media reports.

The conservationists have begun tracking the endangered animals in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve from the air, tranquilizing them and then injecting their horns with a special concoction of red dye and special toxins.

The mixture renders the horn completely useless to those trying to sell it commercially — and also toxic for human consumption.

The rhino is kept cool and relaxed throughout the entire procedure and is safely set free once they are finished.

“I refuse to sit back and have to explain myself to the next generation when they ask me, ‘Well, what were you doing when rhinos weren’t extinct?'”

said Lorinda Hern, who organized the initiative with veterinarian Dr. Charles van Niekerk. »

Saudi Arabia Is Said to Have Tortured an American Citizen

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A dual citizen of Saudi Arabia and the United States had been imprisoned in the Ritz Carlton in Riyadh for about a week when he heard a knock on his door.

Guards dragged Walid Fitaihi, a Harvard-trained physician, to another room, according to a friend who took down the prisoner’s detailed account of his treatment.

Dr. Fitaihi told the friend he was slapped, blindfolded, stripped to his underwear and bound to a chair. »

Galaxy S10 Plus vs. iPhone XS Max: Which $1,000 Phone Wins?

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The Galaxy S10 Plus benefits from a lighter and more compact frame compared to the iPhone XS Max.

The Galaxy S10 Plus offers a sharp, 6.4-inch Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED display that's a bit smaller than the 6.5-inch OLED panel on the iPhone XS Max.

Both the iPhone XS Max and the Galaxy S10 Plus get plenty loud, but I prefer the audio from Apple's device. »

Google, siding with Saudi Arabia, refuses to remove widely-criticized government app which lets men track women and control their travel

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Google has rejected calls to remove a Saudi government app which offers a tool for men to control where women travel.

Google has declined to remove from its app store a Saudi government app which lets men track women and control where they travel, on the grounds that it meets all their terms and conditions.

Read more: Saudi Arabia tried to justify its app that lets men control where women travel amid a firestorm of criticism. »