The Daily Populous

Wednesday August 16th, 2017 day edition

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In the wake of violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists and counterprotesters, the Illinois State Senate wants white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups classified as terrorist organizations.

State Sen. Don Harmon, a Democrat who introduced the measure, said he did so in response to Saturday’s “inexcusable violence committed by white nationalist & neo-Nazi groups in Charlottesville.”.

In a series of tweets, Harmon said it is “vital that we stand in total opposition to the hatred, bigotry & violence displayed by these groups.”.

The driver, James Alex Fields Jr., 20, has been charged with second-degree murder and state other crimes.

In calling for the protest organizations to be branded as terrorist groups, Harmon took to Twitter to slam them and their beliefs.

We condemn these groups and their actions, as they are the opposite of what our country strives to be,” Harmon tweeted.

The Illinois Senate planned to send copies of the resolution to President Donald Trump, members of Congress and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. »

British Columbia Will Ban Grizzly Bear Trophy Hunting

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British Columbia Will Ban Grizzly Bear Trophy Hunting.

In a win for conservationists and environmental groups, British Columbia says it will no longer allow the trophy hunting of grizzly bears in the Canadian province starting on Nov. 30.

The new policy blocks all hunting of grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest but still allows people to hunt them for food elsewhere in British Columbia. »

Zinc-air batteries: Three-stage method could revolutionise rechargeability

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Zinc-air batteries are batteries powered by zinc metal and oxygen from the air.

"Up until now, rechargeable zinc-air batteries have been made with expensive precious metal catalysts, such as platinum and iridium oxide.

"We are solving fundamental technological challenges to realise more sustainable metal-air batteries for our society," Professor Chen added. »

Good Omens: David Tennant and Michael Sheen to save the world in TV adaptation

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Amazon confirmed that Michael Sheen will play the angel Aziraphale, and Tennant will take on the role of Crowley, in Amazon Studios’ six-episode adaptation next year.

We’d already talked about our dream Aziraphale and Crowley, and David Tennant was there,” Wilkins told the Guardian.

Good Omens will air on Amazon Prime in 2019 and will be broadcast on BBC Two at a later date. »

Netflix cofounder's MoviePass will now let you see one movie per day in theatres for just $10 a month

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Netflix cofounder's MoviePass will now let you see one movie per day in theatres for just $10 a month.

For just $US10 a month, Lowe's company will allow its subscribers to see up to one movie a day in any U.S. movie theatre that accepts debit card payments.

Mitch Lowe took over the company in 2016, and its service is currently available in 91% of movie theatres across the country. »