The Daily Populous

Friday September 4th, 2020 evening edition

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Calls to boycott Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan have been reignited ahead of its release on Friday, with Thai pro-democracy activists joining those vowing to shun the film.

Controversy over Mulan erupted last year, when its star, Liu Yifei, voiced support for police in Hong Kong, who have been accused of using excessive force against protesters.

Mulan had been scheduled to reach cinemas in March, but was postponed several times due to the pandemic and will now go directly to the streaming service Disney+.

Disney opts for digital-first release of Mulan, shocking cinema owners Read more.

In August when the prominent Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow was arrested under the national security law, social media users described her as “the real Mulan” and “our Mulan”.

Support for Chow and other Hong Kong protest leaders has expanded across Thailand and Taiwan over recent months, with young activists becoming increasingly united online.

Their movement has been supported online by many in Hong Kong, including the prominent protest leader Joshua Wong. »

Saint-Pierre & the Prison Cell of Ludger Sylbaris

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Approximately 30,000 people were burned to death instantly and it is deemed the worst volcanic disaster of the 20th century.

He was placed in solitary confinement in a poorly ventilated, dungeon-like jail cell for the night.

A few hours later, “End of Days” would visit Saint-Pierre, while Ludger Sylbaris was trapped in the cell that would spare him from death. »

Dr. Dre's Wife Wants 2 Million a Month in Temporary Spousal Support in Divorce

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Nicole Young just filed legal docs asking for temporary spousal support from Dre ... and the amounts are staggering, even for the uber-wealthy.

According to the docs, Nicole wants $1,936,399 monthly in temporary spousal support.

She wants an additional $5 million in lawyer fees ... even though she just filed for divorce 2 months ago. »

Higher-class individuals are worse at reading emotions and assuming the perspectives of others, study finds

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For their study, the researchers recruited 300 U.S. individuals from Amazon’s Mechanical Turk platform and another 452 U.S. individuals from the Prolific Academic platform.

This is in line with a large body of work documenting a tendency for lower-class people to be more socially attuned to others.

The study, “Social Class Predicts Emotion Perception and Perspective-Taking Performance in Adults“, was authored by Pia Dietze and Eric D. Knowles. »

Anorexic woman told she's 'not thin enough' for treatment

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An anorexic woman from Grimsby says she was denied treatment for her eating disorder because she was 'not thin enough'.

But when Chelsea had her appointment at the clinic, she was told she would be unable to get treatment because her Body Mass Index (BMI), was above the level classed for anorexia.

NHS guidelines state adult patients with a BMI below 17.5 are diagnosed as being anorexic, but Ms Salt has a BMI of 20. »