Beer and crisps used to help tackle climate change – BBC News

Crisps and beer The technology will use CO2 captured from beer fermentation in a brewery, which is then mixed with potato waste and turned into fertiliser.

It will then be spread on UK fields to feed the following year’s potato crop.

Creating fertiliser normally produces high CO2 emissions, but the technology adopted by Walkers makes fertiliser without generating CO2.

So, the beer-and-crisps combo performs a dual function.

It stops the emission of brewery CO2 into the atmosphere – and it saves on the CO2 normally generated by fertiliser manufacture.

Source: Beer and crisps used to help tackle climate change – BBC News

OC’s COVID-19 numbers surge – ORANGE COUNTY TRIBUNE – California

The number of new cases in Sunday’s report from the county health care agency was a near-record 2,045, compared to Saturday’s 1,966. Deaths were the same at 15.

However, hospitalizations hit 848, an increase from the previous day’s 842. Patients with COVID-19 in intensive care units numbered 209 on Sunday, up from 193 on Saturday.

Source: OC’s COVID-19 numbers surge – ORANGE COUNTY TRIBUNE

Spanish Sundays, Las Monedas Sociales y las Cooperativas/Community Currencies and Cooperatives, and Adulting via financial self-education

Critical thinking for Human Community

English here

“¿Ahora somos soberanos o rendimos pleitesía?

Sí, al Banco Central Europeo.”

Este era un comienzo para mi nueva forma de escribir, lo que iba a seguir mostrando como la Politiqua Publica y los Artes van juntos para el bien de todos, sobre todo cuando apoyado por las Monedas Sociales para empezar cooperativas de trabajadores (como han hecho en Ithaca, en el estado de Nueva York).  Pero estoy pensando en la razones de mi apoyo por las monedas sociales, despues de diez años trabajando en el tema.

En lo que toca a la transparencia, la responsibilidad y la participaciôn en la toma de decisiones sobre la emisiôn del dinero, las monedas sociales ganan el concurso.  Pero, también se puede emitir el dinero de manera mas democratica, y eso pondra fin a esos problemas.  Sobre todo si emitîamos màs dinero en lugares donde se hace falta, las ciudades, por…

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Artmazigh Day Reconnects Amazigh Artists to Their Culture, Heritage

Artmazigh Day

Inspired by other initiatives and hashtags on Twitter such as #Artmobarak, 22-year-old Algerian of Kabyle origin Safiya Zerrougui created the hashtag Artmazigh using her Twitter platform. She aimed to create a similar space for Amazigh artists, who are often underrepresented voices in the art community.

Source: Artmazigh Day Reconnects Amazigh Artists to Their Culture, Heritage

Karl-Anthony Towns Says 7 Family Members Dead From COVID-19

Minnesota Timberwolves’ basketball player Karl-Anthony Towns, who lost his mother earlier this year due to complications from the coronavirus, revealed this weekend that an additional six members of his family have died from COVID-19. “Last night I got a call that I lost my uncle. I feel like I’ve been hardened a little bit by life and humbled,” Towns said to members of the media on Friday, according to a report from ESPN.  “I’ve seen a lot of coffins in the last seven-eight months. I have a lot of people who have, in my family and my mom’s family, gotten COVID,” he added. “I’m the one looking for answers still, trying to find how to keep them healthy. It’s just a lot of responsibility on me to keep my family well-informed and to make all the moves necessary to keep them alive.” In March, the athlete shared an emotional video revealing that his mother Jacqueline Cruz-Towns had been put in a medically-induced coma after her health began to rapidly deteriorate due to COVID-19. She later died on April 13 at the age of 58. Towns’ father, Karl Sr. also had the disease but recovered.

Source: Karl-Anthony Towns Says 7 Family Members Dead From COVID-19

In an alarming new record, daily coronavirus cases surpass 10,500 in L.A. County – Los Angeles Times

The county reported 10,528 new cases Sunday and 23 additional deaths. Hospitalizations also reached a new high, with 2,988 patients.

L.A. County has seen an unprecedented spike in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, filling hospitals. Sunday’s numbers underscore concerns that the region has not yet hit its peak as people who were infected over the Thanksgiving holiday test positive or fall ill.

Source: In an alarming new record, daily coronavirus cases surpass 10,500 in L.A. County – Los Angeles Times

Israeli police cleared in shooting of maimed Palestinian boy – The Washington Post

Israeli authorities have cleared police of any wrongdoing in the case of a 9-year-old boy who lost an eye after apparently being shot in the face by an Israeli officer earlier this year.

Malik Eissa was struck by what appeared to be a sponge-tipped munition last February and lost vision in his left eye, and his family says he hasn’t returned to school because of recurring medical treatments and the embarrassment of being disfigured and reliant on a prosthetic eye.

Source: Israeli police cleared in shooting of maimed Palestinian boy – The Washington Post

Facing Facts On COVID-19 In Jamaica

Jamaica Woman Tongue

Many of us are living in a fool’s paradise. We seem to assume that the COVID-19 pandemic is not really a threat to us. We do not appear to know that most of the population has not been tested for the virus. And many people who are infected do not show any symptoms. We act as though the number of confirmed cases is an accurate count of the total figure. We also seem to think that the number of people who have died from the virus is really low. So we are enjoying delusional security: “Where ignorance is bliss, ‘tis folly to be wise”.

THOMAS GRAY, NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON

That doubtful consolation now has the ring of proverbial authority. It actually comes from “An Ode On a Distant Prospect Of Eton College” by Thomas Gray, an 18th century English poet. Reflecting on both his schooldays and life in the…

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