The Daily Populous

Tuesday November 26th, 2019 evening edition

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The streaming media giant announced on Monday it had started a new lease on the 71-year-old venue to use it for Netflix-original movie debuts, special events and other screenings.

The exact terms of the lease were not disclosed.

Earlier this month the company used the venue located at 4 West 58th Street for showings of Marriage Story, a film by New York filmmaker Noah Baumbach.

The Paris Theatre opened in 1948 with actress Marlene Dietrich on hand for its ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Originally specializing in French cinema, it was one of the country’s oldest art house theaters until it was shuttered in August.

“After 71 years, the Paris Theatre has an enduring legacy, and remains the destination for a one-of-a kind movie-going experience,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer.

“We are incredibly proud to preserve this historic New York institution so it can continue to be a cinematic home for film lovers. »

Google Fires 4 Workers Active in Labor Organizing

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One of the workers set up notifications to receive emails detailing the work and whereabouts of other employees without their knowledge or consent, the memo said.

The Tech Workers Coalition, an advocacy group, said on Twitter on Monday that the four employees had been fired for “organizing at work” and encouraged workers at Google to “speak out against this draconian act.”.

In August, nearly 1,500 Google workers signed a petition asking the company not to pursue a contract with Customs and Border Protection, which they said was complicit in “human rights abuses.” »

Boy has ‘impure thoughts’, blames cheerleaders’ skirts, school punishes cheerleaders

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Administrators told the cheerleading coach at the school, who told the 44-strong cheerleading squad that they should not wear their uniforms on match day.

Another of the squad told People: “It’s giving this boy power that when he grows up and does something to a girl, he can blame it on her skirt being too short.

Recently, the state of Georgia said that it’s legal to take photographs up a woman’s skirt without their permission. »

White House lifts lockdown after airspace violation was reported

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The White House on Tuesday was briefly put on lockdown, as fighter jets were scrambled in Washington following an airspace violation, law enforcement officials told NBC News.

The lockdown was lifted less than 30 minutes after it was first reported by White House reporters.

"The White House was locked down this morning due to a potential violation of the restricted airspace in the National Capital Region," a Secret Service spokesman told CNBC in a statement. »