Category: International

Abuse in the palm oil industry

Abuse in the palm oil industry

After an in-depth investigation by the Associated Press, it was found that many laborers in Southeast Asia’s palm oil industry are being exploited. In the countries of Malaysia and Indonesia, which account for 85% of the world’s palm oil, some workers are being exploited by child labor, literal slavery, and even rape allegations. The palm oil industry is worth over […]

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Keeping Students Online During Distance Learning

Keeping Students Online During Distance Learning

LINK TO PACKAGE: https://youtu.be/fu1u5M1yJ24 One of the biggest challenges for school districts around the country is making sure students in rural areas have internet connectivity. During this COVID-19 pandemic, the internet and electronic devices have become a hot commodity. “Like toilet paper, these devices are flying off of shelves faster than ever before.” Even trying to find a good internet […]

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Sauk Rapids high school seniors sign national letters of intent

Sauk Rapids high school seniors sign national letters of intent

The Sauk Rapids- Rice high school shined light on athletes in the class of 2020 who were congratulated with letters of intent. Fourteen seniors were honored and will be collegiate athletes this fall. Football, basketball, soccer and ice hockey were some of the many sports that the students committed to. Colleges ranged from University of Wisconsin-Stout, North Dakota Sate University, […]

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Dating During a Pandemic: Is It Possible?

When the current climate of the world being in the think of a pandemic, is it still possible to get onto the dating scene?  According to the many users of dating apps, it is. One of those dating app users is Alyson Och, a St. Cloud State Student hoping to find a relationship.  She has been talking with someone for […]

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Coronavirus Death Total Over 1000

Coronavirus Death Total Over 1000

The Coronavirus Epidemic continues in China, with Monday’s Death total reaching a new daily high of 100 people. Including Monday’snumbers the overall total killed by the virus is over 1000. China is staying on lockdown on all fronts including business deals in an attempt to curb the epidemic. An official for China said that reopening business would risk spreading the […]

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Local safety officials inspect the wreckage of an Army UH-60 Blackhawk crash at Tallil Air Base, Iraq.  All four Soldiers on board were rescued from the helicopter by members of Tallil's 407th Air Expeditionary Group and 407th Expeditionary Medical Squadron. Photo by A1C Jeff Andrejcik.

Syrian government shoots down helicopter during airstrike

The Syrian government was reported to have shot down a helicopter and assign an airstrike attack that killed at least seven people on Tuesday.  The incidents that came about Tuesday are in result of the government coming close to capturing the last rebel-held stronghold part of a highway that will soon be linking northern Syria to southern Syria. This will be the first […]

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Australian Gun Laws

Australian Gun Laws

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has concerns over a media report that an influential minor party asked the U.S. gun lobby for donations in order to undermine Australian gun laws. In a documentary about Al Jazeera it shows One Nation party officials flying to the United States for a meeting with the National Rifle Association and other pro-gun interests last […]

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Starbucks to test recyclable cups, redesign stores

Starbucks to test recyclable cups, redesign stores

Starbucks says it plans to test both recyclable and compostable cups over the next year. Customers in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, London and Vancouver, British Columbia, will help test the cups, which use fiber, paper and other materials in place of plastic liners. Seattle-based Starbucks was expected to announcement the test program Wednesday at its annual shareholders meeting. The […]

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Finland tops global happiness index for 2nd consecutive year

Finland tops global happiness index for 2nd consecutive year

Finland has topped an index of the happiest nations for the second consecutive year, with researchers saying the small Nordic country has succeeded in generating a happiness recipe not simply dependent on economic wealth. The World Happiness Report, produced by the U.N Sustainable Development Solutions Network, ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens see themselves to be. It’s based […]

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Google hit with $1.7 billion fine for ad restrictions by EU

Google hit with $1.7 billion fine for ad restrictions by EU

The European Union on Wednesday ordered Google to pay 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) for suffocating competition in the online advertisement sector. The EU’s competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, said Google had placed exclusivity contracts on website owners, stopping them from including search results from Google’s rivals. It said these clauses were replaced in 2009 by premium payments and in the […]

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