The Daily Populous

Monday July 27th, 2020 night edition

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We're digging into what makes this English bruiser tick with these 10 fascinating facts about Jason Statham.

Before becoming a big-screen tough guy, Jason Statham exuded grace and fluidity as one of the world’s top competitive divers in the early 1990s.

Though he was an elite diver, Statham never qualified for the Olympics, which he admits is still a “sore point” for him.

With his diving career over, Statham entered the world of modeling for the fashion company French Connection.

It’s because both videos featured a half-naked, and quite oily, Jason Statham curiously dancing away in the background.

He then compared his work to the inner workings of a watch, saying, “A movie, it's like a very complicated timepiece.

And some of those wheels, if they don't turn right, then, you know, the watch ain't gonna tell the time.". »

Boris Johnson's government is privately 'desperate' for Trump to lose the election to Joe Biden

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Boris Johnson's government privately wants Donald Trump to lose the upcoming presidential election to Joe Biden, according to a new report.

UK government sources told the Sunday Times that Johnson has been trying to distance itself from the Trump administration in anticipation of a potential Biden victory.

The UK government is privately "desperate" for Donald Trump to lose the upcoming presidential election and be replaced by Joe Biden, according to a report by the Sunday Times. »

Black armed protesters march in Kentucky demanding justice for Breonna Taylor

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LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) - A group of heavily armed Black protesters marched through Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, a Black woman killed in March by police officers who burst into her apartment.

The Black militia dubbed NFAC want justice for Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician who died in a hail of gunfire when drug investigators bearing a “no-knock” warrant entered her Louisville home four months ago.

In Louisville on Saturday, three members of the group were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries when a weapon was accidentally discharged, police said. »

Non-essential activity cut by half may reduce COVID-19 spread by nearly half

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July 23 (UPI) -- Americans need to cut visits to non-essential businesses in half during the COVID-19 outbreak to reduce virus transmission by 45%, a study published Thursday by JAMA Network Open found.

Decreasing non-essential activities by 75% would reduce transmission by 60%, researchers said.

However, even these major lifestyle changes might not be enough to contain an outbreak of the coronavirus, they said. »

Gone With the Wind star Olivia de Havilland dies at 104

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De Havilland built her legacy — one of strong, beguiling characters in difficult circumstances — with her own hands.

But in her own life, de Havilland refused to wait for the calvary.

She eventually won, swooping in and saving herself in a landmark ruling that is still known today as the “de Havilland law.”. »