The Daily Populous

Wednesday February 26th, 2020 morning edition

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Scotland to make period products such as tampons and pads free.

Scotland is set to be the first country in the world to make period products free to all.

That system requires users to register for a card or voucher to exchange for the products.

Scottish MPs have backed plans to make products such as tampons and sanitary pads free at designated public places such as community centres, youth clubs and pharmacies.

The Period Products (Free Provision) Scotland Bill was proposed by Scottish MP Monica Lennon, who first submitted a draft proposal in 2017.

"They are indeed essential and no one in Scotland should have to go without period products.

In 2018 Scotland became the first country in the world to provide free period products in schools, colleges and universities. »

Pete Davidson Might Not Stay on SNL: 'They Think I'm F--king Dumb'

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Davidson missed the first two episodes of SNL Season 45 last fall in part because he was purportedly filming a small role in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad.

During his return to Saturday Night Live on October 12, Davidson appeared alongside Jost on “Weekend Update” and referenced the previous episode's dig.

Davidson previously attended rehab for mental health issues in 2016; shortly after, he said in 2017, he was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. »

'Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself' Mardi Gras float causes a stir

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A U.S. prosecutor overseeing the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking investigation said Monday, Jan 27, 2020 that Britain's Prince Andrew has been uncooperative in the inquiry so far.

One Mardi Gras float in particular has caused a bit of a stir on social media.

The float reportedly shows a ‘papier-mâché-Epstein’ in a prison jumpsuit with a woman that resembles Hillary Clinton, “appearing to strangle him from behind,” KTRH reports, adding, “The side of the float reads ‘Epstein didn’t kill himself.’”. »

Bob Iger to step down as Disney CEO, effective immediately

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Bob Iger will step down as Disney CEO and assume the role of executive chairman, Disney announced Tuesday.

Bob Chapek, who most recently served as chairman of Disney parks, experiences and products, will assume the role of CEO, effective immediately, Disney announced.

Chapek will continue to report to Iger and be appointed to the board of directors at a later date. »

The Pentagon promises to use artificial intelligence for good, not evil

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“AI technology will change much about the battlefield of the future, but nothing will change America’s steadfast commitment to responsible and lawful behavior.”.

According to Esper’s Monday memo, the Pentagon pledges that its AI efforts will be: 1) Responsible, 2) Equitable, 3) Traceable, 4) Reliable and 5) Governable.

In hindsight, he said, secretly launching Project Maven would not line up with the new ethics principles. »