The Daily Populous

Wednesday July 17th, 2019 day edition

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“As a smoker, I support the state budget, because in the Czech Republic we pay tax on tobacco,” Zeman said.

“Also, smokers die sooner, and the state does not need to look after them in their old age.”.

The report accepted the figure of “22,000 deaths due to tobacco smoking in the Czech Republic in 1999.”.

The Czech Republic is “indeed a happy hunting ground for ruthless predators such as Philip Morris,” the commentary added.

It parodied Philip Morris’ position as: “Fantastic business proposal: Let’s together profit from the death of the citizens of your country.

Once the outcry erupted, it didn’t take Philip Morris long to realize that the report had been a big mistake.

Myers charged that in various countries, Philip Morris aims “to block effective government action to reduce tobacco use.”. »

Taika Waititi to Direct ‘Thor 4’ for Marvel as WB’s ‘Akira’ Is Delayed Again

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Taika Waititi is set to write and direct a fourth film in Marvel’s Thor franchise after a successful collaboration with stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson on 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, Collider has confirmed with sources.

Waititi had been slated to next direct an Akira movie for Warner Bros., but according to The Hollywood Reporter, that project has been plagued by typical development problems and delayed once again.

Apparently, Waititi wouldn’t have had enough time to finish Akira before needing to jump into Thor 4. »

Joy-Con Drift Is Becoming A Real Problem On The Switch

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Although they’re not touching the joystick on their Nintendo Switch controller, the console still thinks it’s moving.

Then four other Kotaku staffers mentioned that they’ve also been having problems with Joy-Con drift.

Two days ago, a thread on the Nintendo Switch subreddit about the issue was upvoted over twenty-five thousand times. »

Taika Waititi to Direct 'Thor 4' (Exclusive)

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Several sources have said that the studio is keen on keeping Waititi involved for the long term and hopes to see him pick up Akira after Thor 4.

Next up for Waititi is Jojo Rabbit, a unique Nazi-era satire he directed for Fox Searchlight, which is set to open Oct. 18.

Scarlett Johansson stars in the picture alongside Waititi, who portrays a boy's imaginary version of Adolf Hitler. »