The Daily Populous

Saturday August 24th, 2019 day edition

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He filled up a plastic soda bottle with the rainwater and took a picture, which later went viral on Twitter.

Satellite images from the European Space Agency would reveal a river of smoke from forest fires burning across the Amazon rainforest.

There have been 39,601 fires so far this year, a 77 percent increase over 2018, according to INPE, Brazil’s space research center.

Bolsonaro is often called the Trump of the Tropics, and he has the same authoritarian streak, penchant for racist rhetoric, and disdain for science.

His chief of staff said European nations lie about deforestation in Brazil and that he had no plans to visit the burning swaths of forest.

Emboldened by the election of Bolsonaro, farmers were already burning forest to clear more land for soy farms and cattle ranches.

“The people in the big cities of Sao Paulo and Rio, they want us to live on picking Brazil nuts,” Menezes told me. »

Blue post regarding the LFG Add-on

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After careful examination, we believe the nature of ClassicLFG is incompatible with our social design for Classic.

Thus, in an upcoming patch (in the weeks following launch), we will be adding restrictions to the Classic add-on API that will significantly limit this add-on and others like it.

It’s difficult to articulate a clear-cut rule for exactly when an add-on crosses the line. »

Christian-style weddings remain popular in Japan, but allure is more about optics than religion

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He said he got one of his licenses online from the Church of Spiritual Humanism “for around 10 bucks.”.

Foreign nationals are not permitted to perform Christian weddings or other religious services in Japan without a visa for religious activities sponsored from abroad.

Foreign celebrants, who in Altar’s experience are invariably Caucasian, are mostly hired by companies subcontracted by kekkonshikijo (exclusive wedding chapels). »

No trees, no treaty: protesters continue to amass at Djab Wurrung site

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At the sacred Djab Wurrung site just outside of Ararat in Victoria's mid-west stands a culturally significant birthing tree said to be over 800-years-old.

Over its lifetime, the tree has overseen the arrival of 10,000 Djab Wurrung babies and been sustained by the blood of hundred of generations of Djab Wurrung women.

“What the government are doing to Djab Wurrung country is every single alarm bell in an unhealthy and a violent relationship,” she told NITV News. »