The Daily Populous

Tuesday February 27th, 2018 day edition

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Disney is just shoveling up money thanks to Marvel’s Black Panther, but there are only so many disappointing Toy Story-themed Disney World attractions you can blow your money on at one time.

So, in what seems to be an overt nod to Letitia Wright’s teenage genius Shuri, Disney has announced that it’s donating $1 million to the Boys & Girls Club Of America to help expand its STEM programs.

That comes from ComingSoon, which says Disney’s money will also be used to establish a STEM Center Of Innovation in Oakland, California.

In a statement, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger noted that Black Panther is a “masterpiece of movie making” that is “sparking discussion, inspiring people young and old, and breaking down age-old industry myths.”

To show its appreciation for the positive response to Black Panther, Disney is giving money to STEM programs in “underserved areas” to “give them the knowledge and tools to build the future they want.”.

Boys & Girls Club is also planning to establish STEM Centers Of Innovation in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Harlem, New Orleans, and a few other cities. »

Want to Keep the Weight Off? Eat More Slowly

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Also helpful: Avoiding after-dinner snacks and eating anything in the two hours before you go to bed, the researchers said.

Compared with people who gobbled their food, those who ate at a normal speed were 29 percent less likely to be obese.

But those who ate slowly were up to 42 percent less likely to be obese. »

Jonestown: 13 Things You Should Know About Cult Massacre

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But the history of Jones and the Peoples Temple is much bigger than that somewhat inaccurate catchphrase.

According to Jeff Guinn's book, The Road to Jonestown, Jones also had an early fascination with Adolf Hitler.

"When Hitler committed suicide in April 1945, thwarting enemies who sought to capture and humiliate him, Jimmy was impressed," he wrote. »

New Yorker: Chevy Chase Regularly Made Racist Cracks in Between His Community Scenes With Donald Glover

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One of those anecdotes bolstered the widely accepted convention that his former Community co-star Chevy Chase is a nightmare to work with.

Chevy Chase, one of Glover’s co-stars, often tried to disrupt his scenes and made racial cracks between takes.

Harmon said, “Chevy was the first to realize how immensely gifted Donald was, and the way he expressed his jealousy was to try to throw Donald off. »

Republicans fret sexting scandal could cost them easy House seat

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The seat vacated by former GOP Rep. Trent Franks — who resigned last December over his own sex scandal — should be an easy hold for Republicans.

"Deep down, I'm worried because I don't want this to be another Roy Moore situation," Verdone added.

But the scandal could still "impact the party's perception and brand," said Mike Noble, a GOP pollster in the state. »