The Daily Populous

Wednesday July 31st, 2019 day edition

image for Australian tourists urged not to ride elephants in Thailand

Horrifying photos have emerged of injured 'entertainment' elephants as Australian tourists travelling to Thailand are being begged not to ride the animals.

Elephants in Thailand are being subjected to terrible abuse from their keepers as they are forced to perform tricks for tourists every day (pictured).

Elephant keepers use bull hooks to hit the animals as part of a horrific entertainment industry for tourists (pictured).

'Please don't ride the elephants and don't support this business,' a spokesperson for Tourism Authority of Thailand told Yahoo news.

Thailand tourist authorities have urged tourists not to fuel the elephant entertainment industry and visit sanctuaries where these animals are protected instead.

He says that tourists can play their part in the matter, by boycotting attractions that exploit elephants for entertainment purposes.

'There is no such thing as a domesticated elephant,' Elephant Valley founder Jack Highwood told Daily Mail Australia in June. »

Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' was copied from a Christian rap song, a California jury says

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(CNN) Katy Perry's 2013 song "Dark Horse" was copied in part from "Joyful Noise," a song by Christian rap artist Flame, a Los Angeles jury decided Monday, according court filings obtained by CNN.

The unanimous decision from a nine-person jury came after a week-long trial, during which Perry testified about the track's creation.

The penalty phase of the trial will begin Tuesday to determine damages owed by Perry and her co-writers. »

Sanders clashes with Tapper: 'Your question is a Republican talking point'

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Tapper asked the candidates if they supported raising taxes on the middle class to pay for Medicare for All.

“What I’m talking about and others up here are talking about is no deductibles and no copayments, and Jake, your question is a Republican talking point,” Sanders said.

"Jake, your question is a Republican talking point. »

Letters of Note: Part of this world, part of another

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I assume that the designer took his impressions from the book and didn't know, naturally, who would be playing Willy.

I love the main thing — the velvet jacket — and I mean to show by my sketch the exact same color.

Asked why, Wilder said, "Because from that time on, no one will know if I'm lying or telling the truth. »

DIY Solar LEAF Project Shows The Untapped Potential Of Solar EVs

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After my recent article about solar electric vehicles (EVs), I came across something I didn’t expect to see so fast.

He bought a $3,000 2011 Nissan LEAF, and as you’d expect for that price, the battery was already heavily degraded.

He then spent another $2,400 on solar panels, batteries, a charge controller, an inverter, and various mounting bits. »