The Daily Populous

Monday October 7th, 2019 morning edition

image for U.S. presidential candidate Yang blasts Chinese response to Rockets

The ongoing controversy and backlash regarding a tweet about Hong Kong from Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey reached high political levels when U.S. presidential candidate Andrew Yang weighed in.

“The Chinese government banning the Rockets is a terrible move,” Yang tweeted Sunday morning.

The response from Chinese organizations comes after Morey tweeted an image early Saturday that read, “Fight For Freedom.

A day later, numerous Chinese sponsors, and even the Chinese Basketball Association — with former Rockets franchise icon Yao Ming as its president — suspended their ties with the team.

In addition, Tencent Sports announced Sunday that all live streaming and news reporting of the Rockets would be suspended.

For his part, Yang — running as a Democratic candidate for the 2020 U.S. presidential election — used Twitter to show his disapproval with the extent of the backlash.

As recently as last season, the Rockets even had alternate uniforms with Chinese lettering to acknowledge fans in China. »

Trump told Republicans he doesn't want impeachment on his 'resume': report

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President Trump Donald John TrumpTrump criticizes supposed second whistleblower North Korea missile test raises fears of new capabilities Window narrows for Trump trade deals MORE privately told House Republicans that he is worried about the effect impeachment would have on his legacy, Axios reported Sunday.

Trump said impeachment is a "bad thing to have on your resume" in a call with House Republicans, a source on the call told Axios.

House Democrats formally launched an impeachment inquiry two weeks ago after details emerged of a phone call between Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky. »

Dallas police investigate death of witness in ex-cop’s trial

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DALLAS (AP) — A man who was fatally shot has been identified as a key witness in the murder trial of a white Dallas police officer who killed her black neighbor, Dallas police said Sunday.

Brown was a key witness in the trial of Guyger, who was charged in Jean’s slaying in September 2018.

The shooting that killed Brown happened at a different apartment complex, according to a Dallas police news release. »

Hayao Miyazaki has turned down multiple offers from Hollywood to make live-action Nausicaa movie

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There’s a huge exception coming up soon, though, in the form of the kabuki adaptation of Hayao Miyazaki’s landmark anime movie Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.

According to Suzuki, there have been multiple offers from Hollywood studios to make a live-action Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, but “[Miyazaki] turned them all down, and I thought he wouldn’t like the idea of a kabuki play either, but he was willing.”.

Suzuki said that Miyazaki agreed to give Nausicaa the kabuki green light on two conditions:. »

Here’s the real reason Porgs made their debut in ‘The Last Jedi’

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The origin of the popular new Star Wars creature, the Porg, has been revealed in a new interview with the creature concept designer for The Last Jedi.

And digitally removing them is an issue and a lot of work, so let’s just roll with it, play with it.

Elsewhere in Star Wars news, the man who started a petition to have The Last Jedi deleted has now admitted that he regrets his actions. »