The Daily Populous

Saturday April 27th, 2019 night edition

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Its initial public offering (IPO) is the latest sign that alt-meat is going mainstream — and that’s a big deal.

In total, Beyond Meat says its products are available in more than 35,000 outlets, from hotels and college campuses to grocery stores and sports stadiums.

Sales have been growing fast — last year the company reported revenues of $87.9 million, up from $32.6 million in 2017.

Now, the company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an IPO, scheduled for next week.

Its rapid rise — food is not an easy industry to break into — reflects intense consumer demand and investor interest in meat alternatives.

And while it’s the first plant-based meat company to go public, it looks likely that it won’t be the last.

Beyond Burger’s team doesn’t just believe they’ve found a niche — they say they’ve figured out the “Future of Protein.” »

Mueller Prosecutors: Trump Did Obstruct Justice

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In his report, Mueller described how his office had investigated eleven separate instances in which the president might have obstructed justice.

Mueller likely assumed that nonpolitical career prosecutors in the Justice Department would examine the evidence his investigation had uncovered in order to determine whether to seek criminal charges against Donald Trump after the president’s term in office was over.

But the attorney general acted peremptorily, in violation of the spirit of the special counsel statute, in declaring that President Trump did not obstruct justice. »

After video surfaces of a cop forcibly handcuffing a 9-year-old, officials in DC are reviewing police procedures

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(CNN) Washington, DC Attorney General Karl Racine says his office is reviewing the district's policies on how police interact with juveniles after a video surfaced this week of a police officer forcibly handcuffing a 9-year-old boy.

It depicts the boy "being horse-collared by the officer," DC Councilman Charles Allen told CNN.

She pointed to MPD's general orders, posted on the department's website, which discuss police procedures for handling juveniles. »

Hubble hints today's universe expands faster than it did in the past

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In more recent years, astronomers have measured the expansion rate of today’s universe using the Hubble Space Telescope.

At the time, astronomers said the odds were something like 1 in 3,000 that the disagreements were a fluke.

The Hubble Constant is a measure of how fast a galaxy is moving compared to how far away it is. »

Teens prefer harm reduction messaging on substance use

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But a new study from researchers at the University of British Columbia and University of Calgary is showing the way forward.

“Teens told us that they generally tuned out abstinence-only or zero-tolerance messaging because it did not reflect the realities of their life,” said Jenkins.

“Either they or their peers were already using substances, or substance use was happening in their own family circles.”. »