The Daily Populous

Friday November 23rd, 2018 morning edition

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A council chief involved in closing public toilets has been left "embarrassed" after he was caught urinating in the street by police.

The incident, which happened on Saturday, came just months after the Labour councillor oversaw the closure of public toilets in his council area.

He said: "I was in a taxi rank at the Bottom Cross in Hamilton and needed the toilet.

SNP councillor for Larkhall ward, Peter Craig, said: "It's a very embarrassing situation, especially for someone in Jackie's position.

"The community council have been trying to keep the public toilets open, especially for anyone with disabilities.

This just goes to show that it's not only an embarrassing issue, but that we're in need of public toilets.

South Lanarkshire Council later granted a three-month reprieve for the toilets following the petition, but eventually closed the toilets indefinitely. »

China blacklists millions of people from booking flights as 'social credit' system introduced

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The credit system is already being rolled out in some areas and in recent months the Chinese state has blocked millions of people from booking flights and high-speed trains.

The eastern state of Hangzou, southwest of Shanghai, is one area where a social credit system is already in place.

“We will implement a unified system of credit rating codes nationwide,” the country’s latest five-year plan stated. »

Friederike I, the woman who would be Queen

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As a young girl, my mother met the Queen Mother but, as far as I know, she had no further contact.

Ms von Reiche told an Australian newspaper: “Yes, my two sisters and I grew up being aware of who we were.

Germans are less interested in their former royal dynasties than other European peoples that still have a king or queen. »

Polish nun who helped saved Jews during Holocaust dies at 110

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.- Believed to be the “oldest nun in the world,” Polish Dominican nun Sister Cecylia Maria Roszak has died at the age of 110, the Archdiocese of Krakow has announced.

Z okazji 110. urodzin, które obchodziła 25 marca tego roku, odwiedził ją #abpMarekJędraszewski.

Sr. Cecylia was born Maria Roszak on March 25, 1908 in the town of Kielczewo in west-central Poland. »

Amazon indigenous groups propose Mexico-sized 'corridor of life'

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Indigenous groups in the Amazon have proposed the creation of the world’s biggest protected area, a 200m-hectare sanctuary for people, wildlife and climate stability that would stretch across borders from the Andes to the Atlantic.

Colombia previously outlined a similar triple-A (Andes, Amazon and Atlantic) protection project that it planned to put forward with the support of Ecuador at next month’s climate talks.

“We have come from the forest and we worry about what is happening ,” said Tuntiak Katan, the vice-president of Coica (Coordinator of the Indigenous Organisation of the Amazon River Basin). »