The Daily Populous

Sunday September 19th, 2021 evening edition

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The in-depth analysis reveals half of coral reefs have been lost since the 1950s.

“Coral reefs have been in decline worldwide—I think that's pretty commonly accepted,” says Tyler Eddy, a research scientist at Memorial University of Newfoundland who co-authored the study.

“We didn't necessarily know the magnitude of how much, when we looked on a global scale, that reefs had declined.”.

Coral reefs are biodiversity hotspots that provide habitat for fishes, protection for coastal communities and generate billions of dollars for fisheries and tourism.

Eddy and his colleagues also documented the impact of the loss of coral reefs on coastal indigenous communities who have close cultural relationships with the reefs.

“Coral reefs play this really important function in supplying indigenous communities and local communities vital micronutrients, and if they lost them, it could lead to severe implications.”.

“There are lots of strategies for saving coral reefs and for bringing down carbon emissions, and people often debate about what's most effective,” says Hicks. »

Texas COVID-19 death toll passes 60,000

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Texas passed a grim milestone on Friday, with the state officially recording its 60,000th death due to COVID-19.

State health officials reported 377 deaths on Friday, pushing the Texas COVID-19 death toll to 60,357.

Texas has the second-most COVID-19 deaths in the country, only behind California. »

NVIDIA DLAA (Deep Learning Anti-Aliasing) to Debut in Elder Scrolls Online, Delivering Incredible AA Quality

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No, we haven't mistyped Deep Learning Super Sampling; NVIDIA DLAA is a brand new technology that will debut in Zenimax Online's MMORPG Elder Scrolls Online.

This is essentially DLSS minus the upscaling part, which means it'll be focused entirely on quality instead of performance.

We are adding a new option for NVIDIA DLAA (Deep Learning Anti-Aliasing), using their DL technology, but without the upscaling component, at full resolution for some fantastic AA quality. »

Family of man who beheaded wife ordered to pay 8 cows

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The family of Denis Alal’s, the offender, has now been ordered to pay eight cows as compensation to the wife’s household.

He said the family resolved that the couple be buried at their respective ancestral homes.

He added: “If a man says the woman is bad they also side with the man and say you leave that woman, you do this. »

Former Central New York pastor returns to porn as Nadia Hilton: ‘I just want to be me’

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Former Central New York pastor Crystal DiGregorio has returned to her stage name and is doing porn again on OnlyFans, an online subscription service popular with adult entertainers.

DiGregorio, who grew up in Oswego and now lives in Clay, appeared in more than 100 films over 10 years as porn actress “Nadia Hilton,” earning $300,000 a year.

“After porn I did a 180 and became a pastor, and now I just want to be me,” she said in the video. »