The Daily Populous

Monday June 10th, 2019 morning edition

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Ossip Samoilovich Bernstein was a Ukrainian-born chess player who went on to become a master in the most memorable of ways.

Pillsbury took that match, but by no means was this going to be one most important matches of Bernstein’s life.

Bernstein earned his master title after winning at the General Chess Federation of Berlin in 1902.

Chessmetrics has Bernstein’s highest rating as 2688 and ranked #9 in the world from April 1904 to March 1906.

Before World War I, Bernstein successfully combined his love of chess and law and played heavily on the professional circuit.

As the firing squad lined up to end Bernstein’s life, a superior officer asked to see the list of prisoners’ names.

The officer told Bernstein to play him a game of chess, and if he won, his life would be spared. »

Philadelphia's first openly gay deputy sheriff found dead at his desk in apparent suicide

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Philadelphia's first openly gay Deputy Sheriff committed suicide at his desk from an apparent gunshot wound on Friday, just before the city's weekend of pride celebrations were set to begin.

Dante Austin, 27, was found dead at his desk at the Philadelphia Sheriff's office.

He was our first openly gay deputy sheriff and we promoted him to become our first LGBTQ community liaison in May 2017.”. »

Twenty-one years of using insect resistant (GM) maize in Spain and Portugal: farm-level economic and environmental contributions

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1 ) so that since 2012, approximately 30%–35% of the total maize area in Spain has consistently used this seed technology.

doi:10.1080/21645698.2018.1464866., 2 Brookes G, Barfoot P. Environmental impacts of genetically modified (GM) crop use 1996-2016: impacts on pesticide use and carbon emissions.

The methodology used in the global impact of biotech crops covering the 1998–2016 period has also been applied to the years 2017 and 2018. »

25 things Apple announced for iOS 13 that we want on Android

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iOS 13 is introducing a system-wide Dark Mode, but unlike Android Q's, it can also be turned on automatically.

It wasn't mentioned during the keynote, but iOS 13 brings a setting to preserve your battery's performance and longevity.

A long, long sigh escaped me when Apple announced multi-user support for Apple TV, with a customized homescreen and recommendations per profile. »