The Daily Populous

Thursday May 14th, 2020 night edition

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An American Pickle, the Seth Rogen-starring comedy that moved from Sony Pictures to HBO Max, has lined up an August 6 release date on WarnerMedia’s streaming service.

The pic, from Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Point Grey Pictures, will world premiere as the first HBO Max original film under the Warner Max movie label.

The premiere date came Wednesday as HBO Max unveiled a second wave of programming for the summer that will follow the initial titles available for the platform’s May 27 launch.

One day, while working at his factory job, he falls into a vat of pickles and is brined for 100 years.

The brine preserves him perfectly and when he emerges in present day Brooklyn, he finds that he hasn’t aged a day.

Brandon Trost directed the pic, which was produced by Rogen, Goldberg and James Weaver.

Warner Bros and HBO Max took the wraps off Warner Max in February, launching the film label that is serving as the streaming service’s feature production arm. »

ANALYSIS: Netflix Saved Its Average User From 9.1 Days of Commercials in 2019

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The average Netflix subscriber spent over two hours a day streaming Netflix content in 2019.

With no commercials, two hours of Netflix saves users from over 36 minutes of ads daily, or 219 hours of ads a year .

Last year, Netflix VP of Original Content Cindy Holland announced that the average Netflix user spends two hours a day using the service. »

New York City breaks record: 58 straight days with no pedestrian deaths

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New York City breaks record: 58 straight days with no pedestrian deaths This is the longest stretch since NYC began tracking pedestrian deaths in 1983.

New York City Department of Transportation Polly Trottenberg revealed in testimony before the City Council Transportation Committee on Tuesday that it has now been 58 consecutive days since a pedestrian has been fatally struck and killed in the city.

This marks the longest stretch since the city began tracking pedestrian fatalities in 1983, according to ABC News’ New York City station WABC. »

Vitamin D levels appear to play role in COVID-19 mortality rates: Patients with severe deficiency are twice as likely to experience major complications

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"While I think it is important for people to know that vitamin D deficiency might play a role in mortality, we don't need to push vitamin D on everybody," said Northwestern's Vadim Backman, who led the research.

This means that having healthy levels of vitamin D could protect patients against severe complications, including death, from COVID-19.

"However, it is clear that vitamin D deficiency is harmful, and it can be easily addressed with appropriate supplementation. »

Angela Merkel says ‘hard evidence’ she was target of Russian hackers

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has cited 'hard evidence' that she was the target of Russian hacking.

Ms Merkel said she "will keep trying to improve ties with Russia", but admitted the hacking attack did not make Germany's efforts any easier.

The 29-year-old suspect, Dmitry Badin, is also one of 12 Russian officers wanted in the US on suspicion of interfering with the 2016 presidential elections. »