The Daily Populous

Saturday May 2nd, 2020 morning edition

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Lloyd was diagnosed with cancer last year; numerous members of the Scrubs family organized a GoFundMe at the time to help pay his medical costs.

Lloyd’s death was reported on social media today by co-star Robert Maschio, with his agent later confirming the news.

Although he came up as a stage actor, Lloyd got his first break on the screen during the 1988 TV season, when he was cast in two different episodes—as two different characters—on NBC’s Night Court.

Here’s Lloyd talking to us for a Random Roles interview in 2011, describing how he got the part:.

I had done this [play] a few years before called The Nerd, and I had played the title character.

I continued to do him over the years in a cabaret setting, and kind of a stand-up thing.

Last year—shortly after the birth of his and wife Vanessa’s first child—Lloyd was diagnosed with cancer. »

More than 1K models of assault-style weapons now prohibited in Canada: PM Trudeau

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This is being done by changing the classification of these guns in Canada, moving them from non-restricted or restricted class, to “prohibited.”.

Citing a list of mass shootings in Canada, Trudeau said they “shape our identity” and “stain our conscience,” and are happening more and more often.

In terms of public safety benefits, there is a world of difference between a total ban and a partial ban. »

Trudeau announces Canada is banning assault-style weapons

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Canada has banned assault-style weapons following the murder of 22 people in the worst mass shooting in the country’s history, Justin Trudeau announced on Friday.

There is no use and no place for such weapons in Canada,” said the prime minister.

“Effective immediately, it is no longer permitted to buy, sell, transport, import or use military-grade assault weapons in this country.”. »

Coronavirus homeschooling: 77 percent of parents agree teachers should be paid more after teaching own kids, study says

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Good teachers change lives for the better – and nearly 80 percent of parents agree that educators deserve a major raise, after taking charge of their children’s schooling at home amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new study claims.

From preschool to college, learning has gone virtual amid the global COVID-19 outbreak and transformed parents of young children into part-time teachers practically overnight.

And in a new study of 2,000 parents of school-aged children, seven out of 10 polled admitted that this new assignment is more challenging than their full-time job. »

Mitt Romney proposes ‘patriot pay’ boost of $12 per hour for front-line workers

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A grocery store, for example, could opt into the program to give its employees a $12 per hour bonus for May, June and July.

For more information on my plan to help ensure essential workers receive greater compensation→ — Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) May 1, 2020.

Some businesses in Utah, such as grocery stores, have already upped workers’ pay a couple of dollars an hour. »