The Daily Populous

Friday July 24th, 2020 morning edition

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The secrets to New Zealand’s success at eliminating coronavirus has been revealed by university researchers, who have found compliance with basic hygiene practices and trust in authorities was at nearly 100%.

Researchers at Massey University interviewed more than 1,000 people post-lockdown, to investigate how New Zealanders responded to the pandemic.

“Simple, clear health messages, communicated with kindness and empathy, resonate with people, even when they are demanding tough changes.”.

“Almost all New Zealanders correctly understand important facts about the coronavirus,” researchers concluded.

Four out of ten respondents also noted that they or a household member had felt depressed or had trouble sleeping.

Māori were also more likely to report other economic consequences, distress or lack of access to adequate medical care during the emergency.

Epidemiologists working on managing the spread of the disease in New Zealand singled her out for praise. »

[Seattle] Welcome The Seattle Kraken

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An iconic roof standing nobly against the Olympic Mountains, yet beneath awaits danger…The subterranean lair of the Seattle Kraken.

The sounds of our city and epic tales of the sea will bring the legend of the Kraken to life. »

Judge rules to unseal documents in 2015 case against Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's alleged accomplice

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(CNN) A federal judge ruled on Thursday to publicly release documents that have been kept under seal in a case involving Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's one-time girlfriend and alleged accomplice.

US District Judge Loretta Preska verbally unsealed the documents in a ruling held via teleconference.

Other documents include emails and depositions by others, including Giuffre and anonymous women who also claim to have been abused by Epstein. »

B.C. mayor won’t apologize for cutting up Confederate flags at local dollar store

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The mayor of Summerland, B.C., is declining to apologize for going into a dollar store in the community and cutting up bandanas featuring the image of the Confederate flag that had been part of its inventory.

Boot went into Your Dollar Store in Summerland with two friends and a newspaper reporter after learning it had sold bandanas featuring the Confederate symbol.

The mayor offered to buy the Confederate bandanas, but Mr. Carter gave them to her without charge because he said he did not want trouble. »

Senate Approves Proposal To Strip Confederate Names From Army Bases By Veto-Proof Majority

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The Senate overwhelmingly approved a defense bill on Thursday that included Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) provision requiring the military to rename U.S. bases named after Confederate generals.

of Fort Bragg, Fort Robert E. Lee, and many other Military Bases from which we won Two World Wars, is in the Bill!”

There are currently ten Army bases named after Confederate generals. »