The Daily Populous

Thursday June 21st, 2018 night edition

image for Buzz Aldrin reminds world that he took first space selfie

Buzz Aldrin responded to a fan's wish that he tweeted from space early Thursday by reminding us that he took the first space selfie.

"I would have loved to see @TheRealBuzz tweeting from the moon.

That alone would have made the trip worthwhile," wrote Twitter user Fred Bones. — Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz) June 21, 2018.

Aldrin took the shot during NASA's 1966 Gemini 12 mission, which was his first spaceflight and focused on extravehicular activity (EVA).

He took part in the more famous Apollo 11 mission -- during which he became the second man to walk on the moon and the first to urinate there -- in 1969. »

Seven U.S. cities to power municipal operations with renewables

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Chicago, which has committed to power its 900 municipal buildings with 100 percent renewable electricity by 2025, has joined a seven-city collaboration to request price estimates for renewable electricity.

The collaboration, led by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, also includes Los Angeles, Houston, Portland, OR, Orlando, FL, and Evanston, IL.

The cities expect to issue a single request for information (RFI) to renewable developers later this summer. »

Voters have right to know who funds political parties, rules ConCourt

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Johannesburg - The Constitutional Court has confirmed a Western Cape High Court ruling that certain parts of the Promotion Access to Information Act (PAIA) fail to provide for the recording of private political party funding.

The court ruled that voters have the right to know who funds political parties.

“It is declared that information on private funding of political parties and independent candidates must be recorded, persevered and made accessible,” said Mogoeng. »

Japanese worker punished for starting lunch three minutes early

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Japan’s commitment to addressing its dismal record on work-life balance has been called into question after a civil servant was punished for “habitually” slipping away from his desk a few minutes early to buy a bento lunch.

A spokesman for the bureau told AFP: “The lunch break is from noon to 1pm.

The worker had violated a public service law requiring officials to “concentrate on their jobs”, according to the bureau. »