The Daily Populous

Tuesday September 4th, 2018 morning edition

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Colin Kaepernick will be the face of Nike's 30th anniversary "Just Do It” campaign, reports ESPN's Darren Rovell.

According to Rovell, Nike has been paying Kaepernick all along and "waiting for the right moment," which is now.

Nike signed Kaepernick in 2011, but has not used him over the past two years.

Kaepernick tweeted the ad which has the words, "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.

Other athletes in the new campaign include Serena Williams, Odell Beckham Jr., Shaquem Griffin and LeBron James.

The protests grew during the 2017 season after President Donald Trump criticized NFL players who chose to follow suit.

Trump said owners should "fire" NFL players who protest the anthem and referred to them as "son[s] of b------". »

200 stars urge 'serious' action on climate change in letter to Le Monde

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Two hundred of the world’s most prominent artists and scientists signed an open letter in French daily Le Monde on Monday calling for urgent political action to address the “global catastrophe” facing mankind and other species.

The letter said it was up to politicians to take all necessary measures, however unpopular they may be.

Prominent scientists who signed on included astrophysicist Françoise Combes, climatologist Jean Jouzel, mathematician Mikhaïl Gromov and physicist Carlo Rovelli. »

Eminem's 'Kamikaze' Heads For Chart-Topping Records, Boosting $100 Million Fortune

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Other artists can learn some business lessons from the U.S. rapper’s textbook surprise release, which is set to boost his $100 million fortune.

That breaks the record for the most consecutive chart toppers that Eminem currently holds with Led Zeppelin and ABBA.

The picture is similar in the U.S., where Eminem’s last album, Revival, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in December 2017. »

Putin made a telling blunder in a shouting match with Ukraine's president, France's Hollande says

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Russian President Vladimir Putin became so enraged during a shouting match with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that he revealed he was lying about Russia's role in a military uprising in eastern Ukraine, former French President Francois Hollande wrote in a book published earlier this year about his time in office.

Experts branded the campaign, for which Russia denied responsibility, as a new form of conflict called hybrid warfare.

"At seven in the morning after a sleepless night," both sides finally struck a deal that Putin could agree to, Hollande wrote. »