The Daily Populous

Tuesday September 17th, 2019 evening edition

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Less expected, however, is the unholy mess the Times made of the story.

They ran it as an "opinion" piece focused on Ramirez' story.

Their bizarre headline noted that Kavanaugh "Fit In With the Privileged Kids" and she did not.

They buried the lede - ie: only got to the news of a new, previously unknown allegation after many paragraphs.

"Fun is what I do to you," she writes.

"So many things are fun, when you have the right perspective.

Anything can be fun if no one is hurt. »

Hong Kong Asked 8 Global PR Firms To Help Rebrand Its Image After Months Of Protests. Everyone Said No.

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Documents obtained by BuzzFeed News show that the Hong Kong government reached out to PR firms to help with its image after months of protests.

Although the document does not specify how many firms were contacted, leaked remarks from Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam revealed the government reached out to eight global PR companies.

The government hoped a public relations strategy would be in place by the end of the year, the document said. »

Andy Serkis rallies for digital performer rights

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Andy Serkis has called for the greater protection of rights for digital performers.

”If an actor’s performance from one movie is re-used in another there should be remuneration for that actor, no question,” said Serkis.

He also highlighted that performance capture could see actors play different ages, races, and abilities but recognised the inherent cultural insensitivities. »

The heating engineer who hit the £1.5m jackpot for a £2 bet

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The crowd was boosted by many hardened gamblers trying to win the bet, for which the pool had swollen to £2m by the time of the first race.

His presence here was entirely due to a promotion by the racecourse which gave free tickets to him and six friends.

"He did my bathroom for me," said one, "and, if he thinks I'm paying now, he's mad. »

Facial recognition tech is a problem. Here’s how the Democratic candidates plan to tackle it.

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In August, Sen. Bernie Sanders became the first presidential candidate to call for a total ban on the use of facial recognition software for policing.

Nor have other Democratic candidates made explicit campaign promises about facial recognition, though some, like Sen. Cory Booker, have advanced legislation pushing for algorithmic accountability.

The California Senate passed a bill this week placing a three-year moratorium on the use of facial recognition in police body cameras. »