The Daily Populous

Wednesday July 12nd, 2023 night edition

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is facing pressure amid a growing number of malaria cases in the state, after reports emerged that two public-health roles related to combating the spread of diseases have been left vacant for months.

It brings the total number of cases of the disease that were contracted inside the U.S. this year to six in Florida.

Republican presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during the Moms for Liberty Joyful Warriors national summit at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown on June 30, 2023.

Back in his home state, there has been a rising number of malaria cases.

The CDC first announced five cases of malaria contracted within the country on June 26—four in Florida and one in Texas.

It expressed concerns over "a potential rise in imported malaria cases" associated with increased international travel in the summer, including to countries were malaria remains prevalent.

The Florida Health Department said that there had been 23 cases of malaria associated with international travel in 2023, with many originating from countries in Africa, as well as central America and the Middle East. »

Empty Office Buildings Are Being Turned Into Vertical Farms

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Although the Covid-19 pandemic drove workers out of their offices over three years ago, many office buildings still remain deserted.

In New York, city officials are transforming empty office buildings into apartments around parts of Midtown.

Dan Houston, president of AgriPlay, who has worked in the business for two decades, had long thought that vertical farming and office buildings were a natural match. »

NATO decision on moving towards Ukraine's membership to be agreed in few hours – Secretary General

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is confident that the summit communiqué regarding Ukraine's membership, which will be adopted in a few hours, will contain positive language.

Quote: "You would see the language in a few hours because we are now finalising the communiqué.

Ukraine is much closer to NATO so I think the time has come to reflect that in NATO decisions," he said. »

Ukraine supports 90% of UN anti-Israel decisions - Israeli ambassador

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Ukraine supports 90% of anti-Israel decisions in the United Nations, Israeli Ambassador to Ukraine Michael Brodsky told Ukrainian outlet ZN.UA. "This is unusual considering Kyiv often turns to the Israeli authorities for various requests," he said.

"If Ukraine sees Israel as a friendly nation then it needs to support us in the matters that are important to us."

Workers handle packages of Israeli humanitarian aid destined for Ukraine, at Ben Gurion International Airport, near Tel Aviv, Israel March 1, 2022 (credit: REUTERS/AMMAR AWAD). »

Burger King Thailand's new 'real cheseburger' has no meat and 20 slices of cheese

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Burger King is causing a stir in Thailand with its new offering: a burger with no meat and a jaw-dropping amount of cheese.

It quickly went viral on social media in Thailand, with many users on TikTok posting videos of them trying the new sandwich.

The chain is owned in Thailand by Minor International, a local hospitality group that is one of Asia’s largest restaurant owners. »