The Daily Populous

Thursday March 26th, 2020 morning edition

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The group was scheduled to meet in Pittsburgh this week, but cancelled its summit due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Germany newspaper Der Spiegel reported the other members of the G7 wanted to use the term ‘Covid-19,’ which is the term the World Health Organisation uses.

France suggested the organisation discuss the virus during its meeting, while Mr Pompeo refused.

The State Department argued that heads of state had already discussed and dealt with the issue, so the organisation shouldn’t make a statement.

Mr Pompeo did not deny the reports about the disagreement, and suggested the G7 didn’t agree on everything.

Mr Pompeo repeated claims that China concealed evidence of the virus, according to US News and World Report.

Mr Pompeo said officials proposing the idea were “crazy talking.”. »

Cheesecake Factory Tells Landlords It Won’t Be Able to Pay April 1 Rent

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Cheesecake Factory’s affiliated restaurants, such as Rock Sugar and North Italia, will also not make April 1 rent payments.

When asked for comment regarding the non-payment of rent on April 1, Cheesecake Factory representatives said the following:.

The Cheesecake Factory was founded in Beverly Hills in 1972 and maintains its original location on Beverly Drive, with 39 locations in California. »

Trudeau unveils new $2,000 per month benefit to streamline COVID-19 aid – Chilliwack Progress

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The prime minister has unveiled a new benefit to streamline aid for Canadians who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19.

Dubbed the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, the aid will replace earlier initiatives announced last week as part of a $82-billion funding package.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled the new benefit Wednesday (March 25) during his now-daily press conference on the steps of Rideau Cottage in Ottawa. »

‘Top Chef Masters’ Winner Floyd Cardoz Dies Of Coronavirus At 59

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UPDATED: Chef Floyd Cardoz, winner of season 3 of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters competition series, died Wednesday of complications from coronavirus.

“Bravo and the Top Chef family are deeply saddened by the passing of Chef Floyd Cardoz.

I don’t want to believe this Coronavirus: Chef Floyd Cardoz, co-owner of Bombay Canteen, dies of Covid-19 in New York City — Dave Chang (@davidchang) March 25, 2020. »

Oldest Bands In Music: 30 Acts That Defy The Laws Of Age And Time

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That’s enough to make ZZ Top the longest-running group with an unchanged line-up in the entire history of popular music.

Only the death of singer Johnny Carter kept them from hitting a half-century intact as one of the oldest bands.

The Oak Ridge Boys formed in 1947 and the current line-up, which still records and tours, has remained unchanged since 1973. »