The Daily Populous

Wednesday July 29th, 2020 morning edition

image for Portland issues ‘maximum fine’ on feds for unpermitted fence outside courthouse; bill is $192,000 ‘and counting’

Eudaly, who oversees the transportation bureau, said the government hasn’t responded to her demand to remove the fence, which surrounds a portion of the federal courthouse.

She said the bill is now $192,000 “and counting.”.

“We intend to collect,” Eudaly, who is running for reelection, said in a tweeted statement.

The charges come as the Trump administration formally announced Monday it would send additional federal officers to Portland.

That same day, Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty called for a “cease-fire” amid the ongoing crisis.

Eudaly said that transportation crews would normally “remove such an obstruction,” but she would not “send workers into harm’s way” to do so.

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The death of the city

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“This pandemic has the potential to really affect cities,” said Peter Clark, a professor of European urban history at the University of Helsinki.

“Because of deindustrialization, since the 1980s, we’ve had a shift to the service sector in order to maintain urban prosperity,” he added.

According to data compiled by Eurofound, just 11 percent of Germans and 8 percent of Italians “occasionally” worked remotely in 2015. »

Seminole Tribe buys Hard Rock business for $965 million

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The president of the tribe's gaming operations, Jim Allen, said it beat out some 70 bidders for the Hard Rock franchise.

The Native American tribe already owns and operates two Hard Rock hotel-casinos and five other casinos, all in Florida.

Hard Rock's worldwide portfolio includes 124 Hard Rock Cafes, four Hard Rock Hotels, two Hard Rock Casino Hotels, two Hard Rock Live concert venues and equity stakes in three unbranded hotels. »

U.S military personnel in St. John's accused of not isolating, as confusion swirls around exemption rules

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People took to social media Monday night to say they had spotted the American members, who they said were not self-isolating.

CBC News asked American military personnel walking into the Delta on Tuesday for interviews, but they repeatedly replied "no comment.".

Health Minister John Haggie says his department is looking into reports of American military members being out and about in St. John's on Monday. »

Work begins in France to recreate process that powers the Sun

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Fourteen years after receiving the official go-ahead, scientists began to assemble a machine in southern France on Tuesday that will seek to prove whether nuclear fusion, the process which powers the Sun, can be a safe and viable energy source for Earth.

The experimental plant's goal is to demonstrate that fusion power can be generated sustainably, and safely, on a commercial scale.

"Fusion is safe, with minute amounts of fuel and no physical possibility of a run-away accident with meltdown," it added. »