The Daily Populous

Friday August 23rd, 2019 day edition

image for Stan Lee's daughter: 'No one could have treated my father worse than Marvel and Disney's executives'

In a statement to TMZ, Joan Lee said Marvel and Disney need to be "checked and balanced" as they seek total control of her father's creations.

"Whether it's Sony or someone else's, the continued evolution of Stan's characters and his legacy deserves multiple points of view," she said.

While legendary comic book writer Lee created the Spider-Man character for Marvel comics in the 1960s, Sony has owned the film rights to the character for about two decades.

Disney, which owns Marvel, and Sony had penned a deal in 2015 that would bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

If talks do not resume, it is likely that Spider-Man will no longer be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and that could be bad for both Sony and Marvel.

"When my father died, no one from Marvel or Disney reached out to me," Lee said.

In the end, no one could have treated my father worse than Marvel and Disney's executives.". »

YouTube shuts down 210 channels posting about Hong Kong

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New York (CNN) Google announced Thursday that it had disabled 210 YouTube channels that were uploading videos "in a coordinated manner" about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

The announcement came three days after Twitter and Facebook announced they had shut down a network of hundreds of accounts that were posting content aimed at undermining pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

Google, which owns YouTube, provided no details on how popular the YouTube channels were or how many videos had been posted to the channels. »

Andrew Scheer urged to end ‘boycott’ of gay pride events after 2005 speech on same-sex marriage comes to light

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OTTAWA—The Liberals are challenging Andrew Scheer to end his “boycott” of gay pride events after unearthing a 2005 speech the Conservative leader made suggesting same-sex marriage cannot be considered marriage at all.

In the speech, Scheer said the most important thing to society is raising children because society’s “very survival requires it.”.

Scheer voted against the Civil Marriages Act in 2005, as did the vast majority of then-leader Stephen Harper’s Conservative caucus. »

Repeated Semen Exposure Promotes Host Resistance to Infection in Preclinical Model of HIV

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This finding, published in the journal Nature Communications, also provides a potential explanation as to why a small number of female sex workers worldwide continue to test negative for infection despite continuous high-risk sexual activity.

The current study directly addressed if semen could be a factor in resistance.

“Importantly, we show that semen exposure can promote host resistance but does not protect against infection,” said Montaner. »