The Daily Populous

Thursday August 8th, 2019 morning edition

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McConnell's campaign locked out by Twitter for posting critic's profanity-laced video.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign has been thrown in Twitter jail.

After sharing a video of a profanity-laced protest outside of the Kentucky Republican's home in Louisville, the campaign Twitter account, Team Mitch, has been locked out.

"This morning, Twitter locked our account for posting the video of real-world, violent threats made against Mitch McConnell.

This is a problem with the speech police in America today," McConnell campaign manager Kevin Golden told the Courier Journal.

"Twitter will allow the words of “Massacre Mitch” to trend nationally on their platform, but locks our account for posting actual threats against us," Golden added.

"We appealed and Twitter stood by their decision, saying our account will remain locked until we delete the video.". »

Disney Flushes Fox Film Development, ‘Redirects’ Strategy After Big Q3 Loss

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In addition, the company’s streaming platform Disney Plus will get four big brands from Fox to adapt as straight-to-service content.

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Iger also said indie label Fox Searchlight will continue on its current trajectory and also make movies for Disney Plus. »

Staring down seagulls can stop them stealing your chips

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Madeleine Goumas at the University of Exeter and her colleagues ran an experiment with 19 seagulls in seaside towns in Cornwall.

When a seagull approached the chips, she started a stopwatch, and either stared at the gull or looked in another direction.

This shows that seagulls are sensitive to the human gaze and change their behaviour when they are being watched. »

Mary Churchill: the secret life of Winston Churchill's daughter

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“The older ones were a gang and I was so much younger, I was almost like an only child,” she tells me.

Sarah, her nearest sister, was eight, Randolph was 11 and Diana 13 when Mary was born.

She grew up to be a passionately loyal daughter, who remained close to her parents until the end of their lives. »

University Professor: Men Don’t Recycle Because They Don’t Want People Thinking They’re Gay

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The fear seemed to be that if men were to engage in these allegedly gender nonconforming tasks, other people might think they’re gay.

“There may be subtle, gender-related consequences when we engage in various pro-environmental behaviors,” Swim said.

“People may avoid certain behaviors because they are managing the gendered impression they anticipate others will have of them. »