The Daily Populous

Friday April 3rd, 2020 evening edition

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Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is donating $100 million to food banks across the U.S. so they can feed needy Americans as the novel coronavirus cripples the economy.

"Even in ordinary times, food insecurity in American households is an important problem, and unfortunately COVID-19 is amplifying that stress significantly," Bezos said on Instagram Thursday.

"Millions of Americans are turning to food banks during this time.".

The donation will go to Feeding America, a Chicago-based network of more than 200 food banks that feed 46 million people.

"Feeding America will quickly distribute the funds to their national network of food banks and food pantries, getting food to those countless families who need it," Bezos said.

"We are deeply grateful for Jeff Bezos's generous $100 million contribution to Feeding America's COVID-19 Response Fund," she said in a statement.

In 2018, Bezos also launched a $2 billion fund to open preschools in low-income neighborhoods and offer aid to nonprofits that help the homeless. »

Fewer than half of Americans believe their daily routine will return to normal by June, as fears over coronavirus rise: POLL

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Fewer than half of Americans believe their daily routine will return to normal by June, as fears over coronavirus rise: POLL Just over nine in 10 Americans say the outbreak disrupted their daily routines.

Fewer than half of Americans believe their regular daily routine will return to normal by June 1 amid sharply rising concerns over contracting the novel coronavirus according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll released Friday.

How concerned are you that you or someone you know will be infected with the coronavirus? »

La. principal's success is a lesson in perseverance

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It belongs to elementary school principal Gabe Sonnier and it comes so naturally, it's like his face has no other option.

He's new to the principal position, but he's been working at this same school for more than 30 years.

Mr. Sonnier's incredible journey from janitor to principal began in 1985 when then-Principal Westley Jones pulled him aside one day. »

Coronavirus could trigger biggest fall in carbon emissions since World War Two

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LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Carbon dioxide emissions could fall by the largest amount since World War Two this year as the coronavirus outbreak brings economies to a virtual standstill, according to the chair of a network of scientists providing benchmark emissions data.

Rob Jackson, who chairs the Global Carbon Project, which produces widely-watched annual emissions estimates, said carbon output could fall by more than 5% year-on-year — the first dip since a 1.4% reduction after the 2008 financial crisis.

With the world dependent for fossil fuels for 80% of its energy, emissions forecasts are often based on projections for global economic growth. »

‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81

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“Lean on Me,” a paean to friendship, was performed at the inaugurations of both Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.

And Bill seemed to understand, intrinsically and instinctively, how to do that,” Sting said in “Still Bill,” a 2010 documentary of Withers.

I don’t think I’ve done bad for a guy from Slab Fork, West Virginia,” Withers told Rolling Stone in 2015. »