The Daily Populous

Thursday November 28th, 2019 evening edition

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WholeFoods Magazine has named Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as its Man of the Year for championing a hemp growing project in his home state of Kentucky.

Twitter users have cried foul, though, and now they are trying to boycott the Whole Foods Supermarkets chain, which has nothing to do with the magazine.

"Honored to be named @WholeFoodsMag 2019 Person of the Year," McConnell declared.

It goes on to say, "Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been called all this and more.

Twitter users—misinterpreting the WholeFoods magazine as being a part of the Whole Foods Supermarket chain—have responded by threatening to boycott the market.

"I won't be shopping at whole foods since they have named Mitch McConnell POTY," said Twitter user KrissKringle.

Update (11/28, 12:30 p.m.): This article has been updated to include a statement from WholeFoods Magazine publisher Heather M. Wainer. »

Samsung develops method for self-emissive QLED

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Samsung Electronics has developed a new method to extend the lifetime and efficiency of quantum dot light-emitting diodes (QLEDs) that may lead to their commercialisation, which has been published in the science journal Nature .

The ligand on the shell surface has also been made shorter to allow it to absorb electric current faster.

Quantum efficiency improves by 21.4% and the lifetime of the diodes increased to a million hours, the South Korean tech giant said. »

‘Generation Greta’: Angry youths put heat on climate talks

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Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of mostly young people are expected to rally in cities around the world Friday to demand that governments step up their efforts to curb climate change.

“The short-term gain is just awful because then our generation, and ones after that, will need to bear the consequences,” he said.

Dorothee Thiesing in Berlin, Lekan Oyekanmi in Lagos, Nigeria, and Rebecca Santana and Stacey Plaisance in New Orleans contributed to this report. »