The Daily Populous

Friday September 13rd, 2019 night edition

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The producers of the latest Resident Evil installment, The Final Chapter, are facing a graphic lawsuit from a stunt performer who suffered "horrific" injuries as the result of an on-set motorcycle crash.

Olivia Jackson, who performed stunts for Milla Jovovich's character, Alice, says the September 2015 crash was the result of producers "elevating financial considerations over safety.".

She also suffered other "catastrophic" injuries, her left arm had to be amputated and she was put into a medically induced coma, according to the complaint.

She says producers had misled her into believing that their insurance would cover any injuries sustained during filming and resulting losses, but it only paid out $33,000.

"She had already secured the role of stunt double for a leading cast member in Wonder Woman, and didn't need the work.".

Now Jackson says she'll never be able to work in her chosen profession again, according to her complaint.

Jackson claims while she was in the coma, her husband was assured the producers would pay for her medical care and rehabilitation, but they've since withdrawn the offer. »

California bans private prisons – including Ice detention centers

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Currently, one company, the Geo Group, operates four private prisons in California under contract with the California department of corrections and rehabilitation.

But in June, Bonta amended the bill to apply to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency’s four major California detention centers.

Two of Ice’s largest immigrant detention centers in California are operated by the Geo Group through complicated contracts that use cities as middlemen. »

JK Rowling donates £15.3m to the University of Edinburgh for MS research

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JK Rowling has donated £15.3m to the University of Edinburgh to help improve the lives of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and similar neurodegenerative diseases.

The university has announced that the investment from the Harry Potter author will help create new facilities and fund new research into MS and similar conditions.

The University of Edinburgh set up a centre for Multiple Sclerosis Research in 2007. »

Israel Allegedly Installed Stingray Devices Around D.C. to Spy on President Trump

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Israel was allegedly behind the Stingray spy devices discovered around Washington, D.C. in 2017, according to an explosive new report from Politico, which notes that they were primarily intended to spy on President Donald Trump and his associates.

Stingrays are briefcase-sized electronics that spy on cellphones by mimicking cell towers, tricking smartphones into giving the Stingray installer a lot of information.

It’d almost be reassuring if the IRS, rather than Israel, had deployed the Stingray devices near the White House, given President Trump’s likely tax fraud on numerous occasions. »