The Daily Populous

Thursday August 6th, 2020 day edition

image for Beirut blast one of "biggest ever non-nuclear" explosions

A team from the University of Sheffield has calculated the strength of the blast based on the videos and photographs which have emerged since the disaster.

This is about a tenth of the intensity of the Hiroshima nuclear bomb but far bigger than any blast from a conventional weapon.

“If correct, that would mean this explosion had perhaps 10 per cent of the intensity of the Hiroshima bomb.

“Whatever the precise charge size, this is unquestionably one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history – far bigger than any conventional weapon.”.

Thousands of people were injured by the blast, which damaged or destroyed an undetermined number of buildings.

The European Union was activating its civil protection system to round up emergency workers and equipment from across the 27-nation bloc.

The Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Poland and the Netherlands were taking part in the effort, with other countries expected to join. »

Instagram 'bug' heavily favored Trump content over Biden for months

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An Instagram spokesperson characterized the issue as a ‘bug’ and pointed out that other non-political hashtags such as #menshair and #artofdrinks were similarly impacted.

“A technical error caused a number of hashtags to not show related hashtags,” the spokesperson said in a Tuesday statement.

The Biden campaign declined to comment however a spokesperson for the Trump campaign “lambasted the bug as an example of alleged bias against conservatives on social media platforms,” according to Buzzfeed. »

Governor DeSantis admits Florida’s unemployment system was designed to not pay out claims

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MIAMI, Fla. – In an interview with WFOR in Miami, Governor Ron DeSantis admitted for the first time, that Florida’s unemployment system is designed to not pay out claims.

That statement angering millions of Floridians that are out of work, like Heather Walsh of North Fort Myers.

Now, the DeSantis Administration is preparing to award more than $130 million contract to the same company in charge of the troubled unemployment system. »

‘Captain Marvel 2’: ‘Candyman’s Nia DaCosta To Direct Sequel

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DaCosta takes over for Anna Bodn and Ryan Fleck, who directed the first pic to massive box office success.

Related Story 'Captain Marvel' Sequel Officially In Development At Disney's Marvel Studios.

Megan McDonnell, a story editor on the Marvel-based series WandaVision, penned the script for the Captain Marvel sequel, with Brie Larson returning to star. »

Rand Paul: Republicans should apologize to Obama for complaining about spending

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tore into his fellow Republicans on Fox News Wednesday for considering a coronavirus relief package that could cost more than $1 trillion, calling on them to apologize to President Obama "for complaining that he was spending and borrowing too much" during his time in office.

What they're saying: "Republicans and Democrats compromise every day of the year to spend money we don't have.

They should apologize now to President Obama for complaining he was spending and borrowing too much. »