The Daily Populous

Sunday September 16th, 2018 night edition

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Matthew McConaughey is taking Owen Wilson's role in the comedy film "Tropic Thunder.".

Wilson dropped out of the DreamWorks movie after an apparent suicide attempt last month.

"Tropic Thunder," which is filming in Hawaii, stars Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Nick Nolte, Bill Hader and Steve Coogan.

McConaughey, 37, has an uncredited cameo in the movie, his publicist, Nicole Perez, said Wednesday.

Ina Treciokas, publicist for Wilson, didn't immediately return a telephone message seeking information on the actor's recovery.

Wilson, 38, was taken by ambulance to a hospital after police responded to a call from his Santa Monica home.

The day after he was hospitalized, Wilson issued a statement asking for privacy so he could "receive care and heal.". »

Eliud Kipchoge smashes world marathon record by 78 seconds in Berlin

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And on a pleasant autumn day in Berlin the 33-year-old lived up to that reputation – as well as reinforcing his case to be considered the greatest distance runner of all time – by obliterating the marathon world record.

“I am just so incredibly happy to have finally run the world record as I never stopped having belief in myself.”.

An extraordinary day in athletics continued on Sunday evening as the Frenchman Kevin Mayer smashed the decathlon world record. »

Canada's artificial trans fats ban comes into effect — with a phase-out period

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The ban will see Health Canada add partially hydrogenated oils — the main source of trans fats in foods — to its "List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances.".

When the ban takes effect this week, it will be illegal for manufacturers to add artificial trans fats to their products.

Foods like french fries can be cooked in partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, the primary source of artificial trans fats. »

Male domestic abuse: Not enough support for victims, says charity

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Male domestic abuse victims are suffering a lack of support despite a sharp rise in attacks, a charity said.

One charity, the ManKind Initiative, said while a third of domestic abuse victims were men, only 0.8% of refuge beds were reserved for them.

"The Home Office funds the Men's Advice Line, a confidential, free phone helpline for male victims of domestic abuse. »