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Day: January 22, 2023

Fashion Sneakers Propel Sustainable Rubber in Brazil Amazon

Rubber tapper Raimundo Mendes de Barros prepares to leave his home, surrounded by rainforest, for an errand in the Brazilian Amazon city of Xapuri. He slides his long, scarred, 77-year-old feet into a pair of sneakers made by Veja, a French brand. At first sight, the expensive, white-detailed urban tennis shoes seem at odds with the muddy tropical forest. But the distant worlds have converged to produce soles made from native Amazonian rubber. Veja works with a local cooperative called Cooperacre, which has reenergized the production of a sustainable forest product and improved the lives of hundreds of rubber tapper

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Canada Leads World in Organ Donations from Euthanasia

A study published in the December 2022 issue of the American Journal of Transplantation finds Canada leading the world in harvesting organs from those who received medical assistance in dying. The study found that in Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain, a total of 286 people who sought euthanasia provided organs to save the lives of 837 people. Almost half of those donors, 136, came from Canada. Patients who choose a medically assisted death due to suffering from cancer cannot be organ donors, due to the medications that are usually taken. Usable donors were suffering from diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,

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Iranian currency rates for January 22

BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 22. The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) announced an official rate of foreign currencies on January 22, Trend reports referring to CBI. According to the currency exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iran, 23 currencies increased and 11 have decreased in price, compared to January 21. According to CBI, $1 equals 42,000 Iranian rials and 1 euro equals 45,649 rials. Currency Iranian rial on January 22 Iranian rial on January 21 1 US dollar USD 42,000 42,000 1 British pound GBP 52,044 51,959 1 Swiss franc CHF 45,651 45,541 1 Swedish krona SEK 4,081 4,075 1 Norwegian krone NOK

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