The Daily Populous

Monday August 19th, 2019 evening edition

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A group of high-school students in Southern California gave a Nazi salute and sang a Nazi song during an awards ceremony last year, according to video reivewed by The Daily Beast.

The video shows about 10 members of the boys’ water polo team at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, California, throwing the salute once used to greet Adolf Hitler while singing a Nazi marching song played for German troops during World War II.

The video was uploaded to Instagram by one of the athletes, who also posted lyrics to the song in his Instagram bio.

There’s some means by which they acquired knowledge about the song and associated Nazi issues,” he said.

This is the second recent incident involving Nazi portrayals by students in Southern California.

Like Pacifica’s water polo team, the students in the videos were seen extending their arms in Nazi salutes.

“Once you see those artifacts, you realize what these symbols like the German nationalist song really represent. »

Twitter ran paid ads from China's state news media criticising the Hong Kong protests

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A number of Twitter users spotted sponsored posts from Chinese state media criticising the ongoing Hong Kong protests.

The sponsored posts describe the protests as violent and destructive, and portray Hong Kong citizens as being in favour of ending them.

Twitter has been distributing ads from Chinese state media criticising the Hong Kong protests, as spotted by the account of social media bookmarking site Pinboard, run by entrepreneur and developer Maciej Cegłowski. »

What Sanders' political revolution looks like in real life

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| Scott Eisen/Getty Images 2020 elections What Sanders' political revolution looks like in real life He's enlisting his massive volunteer base to pressure companies to change their labor practices — and joining several protests himself.

His moves also serve an important campaign purpose: to make clear to voters what Sanders means when he calls for a “political revolution.”

“He thinks that’s one of the challenges that he faces, quite frankly, when he talks about building or bringing about a revolution. »

Wind it up: Europe has the untapped onshore capacity to meet global energy demand

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Map shows potential sites for onshore wind farms in the British Isles.

Europe has the capacity to produce more than 100 times the amount of energy it currently produces through onshore windfarms, new analysis from the University of Sussex and Aarhus University has revealed.

In an analysis of all suitable sites for onshore wind farms, the new study reveals that Europe has the potential to supply enough energy for the whole world until 2050. »

Chinese embassy tells Canada to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs

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OTTAWA (Reuters) - China’s embassy in Ottawa warned Canada on Sunday to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs a day after the country issued a joint statement with the European Union in defense of the “fundamental right of assembly” for Hong Kong citizens.

The Chinese embassy said in a statement on its website that Canada should “immediately stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs and China’s internal affairs.”.

“Under the current situation, the Canadian side should be cautious on its words and deeds regarding the Hong Kong related issue,” the statement from an unnamed “spokesperson” for the Chinese embassy in Canada said. »