The Daily Populous

Monday October 22nd, 2018 night edition

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Fresh off his Oscar win for “The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro is set to make his animated feature film directing debut.

Del Toro has received the green light from Netflix to film “Pinocchio,” a stop motion musical version of the classic children’s tale about a puppet who wants to be a real live boy.

Del Toro previously set “The Devil’s Backbone” and “Pan’s Labyrinth” against a totalitarian backdrop, although he placed those stories in Franco’s Spain.

Del Toro previously collaborated with Netflix on its Emmy award-winning television series “Trollhunters,” the first installment of the DreamWorks’ Tales of Arcadia trilogy.

He created the upcoming Netflix horror anthology series, “Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight.”

Del Toro will collaborate on “Pinocchio” with the Jim Henson Company, the company behind “The Dark Crystal” and ShadowMachine, the creator of “Bojack Horseman.”

“We are incredibly excited to expand our relationship with Guillermo and we know that his deeply touching vision for bringing Pinocchio to life on Netflix will be embraced by audiences the world over. »

Jamal Khashoggi: Surveillance footage shows Saudi 'body double,' Turkish source says

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CNN has obtained exclusive law enforcement surveillance footage, part of the Turkish government's investigation, that appears to show the man leaving the Saudi consulate by the back door, wearing Khashoggi's clothes, a fake beard, and glasses.

Madani at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul captured on law enforcement surveillance footage, according to a Turkish official.

A Saudi source close to the royal palace later told CNN that the Washington Post journalist died in a chokehold. »

Miscarrying at Work: The Physical Toll of Pregnancy Discrimination

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Women in strenuous jobs lost their pregnancies after employers denied their requests for light duty, even ignoring doctors’ notes, an investigation by The New York Times has found.

But for women who work in physically demanding jobs, pregnancy discrimination often can come with even higher stakes.

That means that companies that do not give anyone a break have no obligation to do so for pregnant women. »

Germany halts arms deals with Saudi Arabia, encourages allies to do the same

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“I agree with all those who say that the, albeit already limited, arms exports can’t take place in the current circumstances,” Merkel said.

President Trump has ruled out suspending arms exports but faces bipartisan calls to hold the alleged perpetrators behind the writer’s killing accountable.

Since the Oct. 2 disappearance of Khashoggi, companies and governments worldwide have come under pressure to abandon their ties to the Saudi Arabian leadership. »

Neighbor threatening to sue over wheelchair ramp : legaladvice

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My boyfriend has mobility issues and uses either a wheelchair or crutches depending on his pain levels.

I’ve done a lot of home improvement projects to ensure he can get around my house easily, including a wheelchair ramp up to my front door.

My front door is really recessed from the street due to my lawn and hidden by my porch, so the ramp isn’t very visible from the street. »