The Daily Populous

Friday August 24th, 2018 night edition

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Sen. John McCain, who was diagnosed with brain cancer last year, has made the decision to discontinue medical treatment, his family said in a statement on Friday.

"Last summer, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news our family already knew: he had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious.

With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment," the family of the Arizona Republican said in a statement.

McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, is a key voice in the Republican Party and an icon of the Senate.

Cindy McCain, the senator's wife, wrote in a tweet, "I love my husband with all of my heart.

John, Cindy, and the entire McCain family are in our prayers at this incredibly difficult hour," McConnell tweeted.

Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey said in a statement, "John McCain is an American hero, always putting country before self. »

Future of the workforce: Careers for work-life balance, four-day week

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It may sound like a trick question, but it could become an increasingly common one as employers look for alternative ways to attract staff and boost productivity.

Research from job search site FlexJobs suggests that a wide range of industries, from finance to recruitment, are opening up to the idea of a shorter workweek.

Fans of the four-day week have been espousing its benefits from a productivity and cost-cutting perspective since the 1970s. »

Dutch gov't looking into letting daycares refuse non-vaccinated kids

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The Dutch government will re-examine whether it is possible to allow daycare centers to refuse children who haven't been vaccinated.

"That is why I want to investigate possibilities for organizations to refuse childcare for non-vaccinated children.".

But the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, feels that more needs to be done, according to the broadcaster. »

Free sanitary products for pupils and students

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Every school, college and university in Scotland is to provide free sanitary products under a new £5.2m Scottish government scheme.

The government said the funding aimed to help "banish the scourge of period poverty" among pupils and students.

She said: "In a country as rich as Scotland, it's unacceptable that anyone should struggle to buy basic sanitary products. »

Couple Couldn't Conceive Because They'd Been Having Sex the Wrong Way for Four Years

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A Chinese married couple—who were desperately trying to conceive—learned they had been having sex the wrong way for four years.

Liu discovered that the couple had mistakenly been having anal intercourse rather than vaginal to conceive.

The protestors held signs that read “Adult videos can’t be our sex education, universities must say yes to sex education” and “We want to enjoy safe sex lives.”. »