The Daily Populous

Sunday October 24th, 2021 evening edition

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An elephant has trampled a suspected poacher to death in South Africa's famed Kruger National Park, a spokesman said Friday.

The mangled body was discovered Thursday during an intelligence operation aimed at preventing poaching, Kruger spokesman Isaac Phaahla told AFP.

But before any animals were harmed, an elephant stomped one poacher to death while the others fled, Phaahla said.

"Initial investigations suspect that the deceased was killed by an elephant and left behind by his accomplices," he added.

The elephant spared the man's cell phone, which rangers have turned over to police to aid their efforts to track down his fellow poachers, he said.

Earlier this year, another suspected poacher was trampled and killed by a herd of elephants at the park.

And in 2019, a suspected rhino poacher in was killed by an elephant before his body was apparently eaten by lions at the park. »

EU scientists reveal long-term brain damage caused by Covid

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They're known as endothelial cells and are located around the brain, protecting the cerebellum and facilitating blood flow.

Scientists discovered that the virus had destroyed endothelial cells by observing patients who died of Covid.

Secondly, it's difficult to know whether brain cells are specifically damaged when a person contracts Covid. »

As Russia shuts down, Putin 'can't understand what's going on' with vaccine hesitancy

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During a televised meeting with government officials, Putin said he didn’t understand the vaccine hesitancy in the country, even among some of his close friends who have delayed getting the jab.

“I can’t understand what’s going on,” Putin said, according to AP.

“There are only two ways to get over this period — to get sick or to receive a vaccine,” he said. »

Lawmakers decry 'alarming' hunger in US military families

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While Congress might benefit from more data of the kind sought by appropriators, anti-hunger activists say there is no dispute that the problem is enormous and unacceptable.

“Even before the pandemic, which hit military families hard and increased unemployment among military spouses, food pantries operated on or near every military installation in the United States.

We need not wait for another report to know that military families around the country are struggling and that a military family basic needs allowance would help them put food on the table.”. »