The Daily Populous

Tuesday December 24th, 2019 day edition

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The priority for the first season of The Witcher, showrunner Lauren Hissrich said in November, was setting up stories "that really capture audiences for years at a time."

With the show now live and a second officially locked down, Hissrich gave GamesRadar some insight into what fans can expect in season two.

"What’s great about season two, I can tell you, is that, in what we’ve written, the story becomes much more focused.

There’s a stronger drive in the story, because all of the relationships that we’ve been setting up in season one actually start to come into fruition in season two," Hissrich said.

I haven't been able to watch any of The Witcher series myself yet, but several PC Gamer staffers quite like it.

Last week, James wrote that our worries could be set aside, because Henry Cavill actually kicks ass as Geralt.

Meanwhile, Andy Kelly has been recapping each episode (here's episode 1) in case you need refreshers between viewings. »

Trump rails against windmills: 'I never understood wind'

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During a speech to the conservative student group Turning Point USA, Trump told attendees that he "never understood" the allure of wind power plants, according to a report from Mediaite.

Critics of wind power plants frequently point to the carbon emissions from concrete and other manufacturers involved in the production of wind power farms as a reason against further construction of wind farms.

Trump also claimed during his speech that wind power plants are responsible for killing birds, including bald eagles. »

Disney produced an unprecedented 80 percent of the top box office hits this year

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2018’s box office saw the successes of Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, and Incredibles 2 — all from studios Disney acquired between 2006 and 2012.

The only years Disney didn’t completely dominate the top 10 domestic box office releases were between 2011 and 2013.

All eyes from investors are on Disney’s streaming strategy, not necessarily just on box office returns. »

Boeing fires embattled CEO Dennis Muilenburg

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Boeing’s embattled CEO is fired by board of directors Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images.

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has been fired, the company announced Monday morning.

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg arrives to testify at a hearing in front of congressional lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 30, 2019. »

Ad stating alcohol is a drug blocked as ‘too political’

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A philanthropic foundation has been blocked from running a hard-hitting anti- alcohol ad campaign.

The campaign, to warn parents that alcohol consumption during teenage years causes lifelong brain damage, has previously run in print and outdoors.

Alcohol Action Ireland’s Eunan McKinney said children are unfairly exposed to a “tsunami of alcohol marketing” every day. »