The Daily Populous

Saturday January 25th, 2020 evening edition

image for Cashless businesses are now banned in NYC

Supporters of the bill say cashless businesses requiring credit cards and electronic payments like Apple Pay discriminate against poor people who may not have bank accounts or credit cards — as well as minors.

The legislation, which was approved 43-3, also prohibits businesses from charging cash-paying customers a higher price than those using credit.

The bill is also backed by Mayor Bill de Blasio and is expected to become law in nine months.

It is expected to put a severe crimp in the operations of no-cash chains Dos Toros and By Chloe.

Violators would face fines of up to $1,000 for a first offense and up to $1,500 for additional violations.

Similar bans already exist in other parts of the country, including Philadelphia and San Francisco.

The three council members who voted against the bill were Staten Island Republicans Steve Matteo and Joe Borelli and Brooklyn Democrat Kalman Yeger. »

New Jersey cops told to halt all use of controversial facial-recognition technology

Authored by
image for

It takes partial credit for the recent arrests in New Jersey of 19 men who police say tried to lure children for sex.

The company’s main promotional video even featured Grewal and two state troopers at an October press conference about that operation.

State Police use a different version of the technology, while Newark has never used any facial recognition, according to a spokesperson. »

Coronavirus leads to sales spike of Plague Inc., a game about pandemics

Authored by

As the high-profile coronavirus spreads, Plague Inc., a real-time strategy video game that tasks players with spreading a deadly pathogen, has seen a dramatic uptick in sales.

The game, available for iOS and Android, as well as on Steam and consoles, came out in 2012.

But amid coronavirus fears, Ndemic Creations warns the game shouldn't replace a scientific understanding of the illness. »

Hospital staff in Wuhan are wearing adult diapers because they don’t have time to pee while caring for an overwhelming number of coronavirus patients

Authored by
image for

Hospital staff in Wuhan are wearing diapers while working, because they don’t have time to use the bathroom in between treating coronavirus patients.

Hospital staff in Wuhan are wearing adult diapers because they don’t have time to use the bathroom in between treating coronavirus patients, The Washington Post reported.

„We know that patients are worried, but we should bear in mind that doctors are just as human as well. »

Liverpool's extraordinary attention to detail has enabled them to master underappreciated art form

Authored by
image for

No stone has been left unturned in the pursuit of every possible marginal gain, and that ethos underpinned the decision to appoint a throw-in specialist.

Two decisive goals of remarkable symmetry, involving the trident of Henderson, Salah and Firmino, all started with an intelligent throw-in taken by one of the full-backs.

It's easy to overlook in real time, but it's precisely this forensic attention to detail which has enabled Liverpool to manipulate every possible scenario to their benefit. »