The Daily Populous

Thursday April 26th, 2018 morning edition

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos received a hostile reception when he arrived in the German capital to pick up an innovation award on Tuesday (Apr.

Some 450 Amazon workers, who are members of the powerful Verdi trade union, amassed outside the offices of publisher Axel Springer, where the awards ceremony was taking place, carrying placards reading “Make Amazon Pay.”

Amazon workers from other countries, including Poland and Italy, also traveled to Berlin to join the demonstration.

Verdi has for years been a constant thorn in Amazon’s side in Germany, organizing workers strikes to demand improved pay and working conditions.

She had some harsh words for Bezos, telling reporters that he didn’t deserve his prize since he treats his employees badly.

Amazon employs some 16,000 people in Germany, which is its biggest market outside the US.

Nahles yesterday also labeled Amazon and other big tech companies “world champions in tax avoidance.”. »

Now Belgium declares loot boxes gambling and therefore illegal

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Hot on the heels of the Netherlands declaring loot boxes are gambling and therefore illegal, Belgium has had its say.

It determined FIFA 18, Overwatch and CS:GO's loot boxes are a game of chance and so are subject to Belgian gambling law.

Meanwhile, the UK's Gambling Commission still doesn't think loot boxes are gambling or illegal in any way. »

‘Cowboy Bebop’ is 20 Years Old and Better Than Ever

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He took the style of old westerns, slammed it into a space opera, added a revolving door of characters and voila!

Cowboy Bebop is now 20 years old and it is wild to think that this show, which has influenced countless artists, filmmakers, writers, and animators, feels utterly ageless.

So here is to another 20 years of an anime that latched itself onto a generation. »

Brigham Young University reporting rates increase 400 percent

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A few weeks ago, students at BYU were using chalk to spread a message: awareness about sexual assault.

Increased reporting rates don't just help survivors heal, they help bring down the number of sexual assaults.

According to the United States Department of Defense, when reporting numbers increase, sexual assaults decrease because serial perpetrators are taken off the streets. »

Dogs cannot get ‘autism’, British Veterinary Association warns after ‘anti-vaxx’ movement spread to pets

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Dogs cannot get ‘autism’, the British Veterinary Association has warned, after the ‘anti-vaccine’ movement spread to pets.

'Anti-vaxxers' believe that immunisations have harmful side effects and may be the cause of autism in children - beliefs widely debunked by the medical community.

“But there is currently no scientific evidence to suggest autism in dogs or a link between vaccination and autism.”. »