The Daily Populous

Sunday October 31st, 2021 evening edition

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Animal therapy, designed to heal people through contact with animals, is spreading in Japan amid the COVID-19 crisis.

“The number of classes fell after I became a senior, and I could not meet friends in online lectures,” she said.

The university organized the animal therapy session after a number of students told a consultation center that they have been increasingly isolated.

The Animal Therapy Kokoro Support Association, a general incorporated association based in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture dispatched animals to the event.

The association train rescued dogs and other animals and dispatch them to organizations including companies, according to Kuniko Kusakabe, head of the association.

The Japanese Animal Hospital Association (JAHA), a public interest incorporated association in Tokyo, has been dispatching therapy dogs since 1986.

With the ministry looking to start conducting a survey work on the issue next fiscal year, rescued dogs and other animals are likely to have opportunities to play active roles. »

'Pure Evil': Republican Adam Kinzinger Blasts Tucker Carlson for 'Abusing' Viewers' Trust

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Representative Adam Kinzinger, an Illinois Republican, condemned Fox News host Tucker Carlson and blasted the Murdoch family behind the right-wing cable network for "cashing in" at the expense of American democracy.

In an early Saturday morning Twitter post, Kinzinger again took aim at Carlson and Fox News.

Representative Liz Cheney, a Wyoming Republican who is also staunchly opposed to Trump, slammed Carlson and Fox News as well. »

ConcernedApe discusses "combat, shields, stuns, & my approach" for his upcoming game, Haunted Chocolatier

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I plan on using this blog in a casual way, to write about what I’m up to and to share tidbits about Haunted Chocolatier.

Haunted Chocolatier has a greater focus on combat, so it needs to be very fun, satisfying, and engaging, while also appropriately fitting into the big picture.

On the contrary, almost everything in Haunted Chocolatier, including the combat, is completely coded (and drawn) from scratch. »

Philadelphia to become first major US city to ban police from stopping drivers for low-level traffic violations

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(CNN) When Philadelphia's mayor signs landmark legislation as soon as this week, the city will become the first major US city to ban police from stopping drivers for low-level traffic violations -- stops that studies show target Black drivers at disproportionately higher rates.

While Philadelphia is the largest city to ban such traffic stops, some local and state governments have also enacted similar policies.

As of this year, Black drivers account for 67% of stops compared to just 12% of White drivers, the data shows. »

U.S., EU end Trump-era tariff war over steel and aluminum

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Steam rolls off a slab of steel as it rolls down the line at the Novolipetsk Steel PAO steel mill in Farrell, Pennsylvania, U.S., March 9, 2018.

EU trade chief Valdis Dombrovskis confirmed the deal, writing on Twitter that "we have agreed with U.S. to pause" the trade dispute and launch cooperation on a future global arrangement on sustainable steel and aluminum.

The agreement requires EU steel and aluminum to be entirely produced in the bloc - a standard known as "melted and poured" - to qualify for duty-free status. »