The Daily Populous

Sunday December 6th, 2020 evening edition

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Activists across the country are hoping to emulate a successful mass rent strike at Manchester University, which last month led it to cut rent in its halls by 30% for this term.

However, the first-year students, who organised the campaign, are determined to join other universities to force rent cuts for the rest of the academic year.

The number of students pledging to withhold rent has tripled, with almost 600 ready to strike in January.

“And we are helping other universities set up their own strikes because every student in the country deserves a rent cut.”.

McGowan said students are expecting rent cuts to cover the government’s staggered return, which will see students on non-practical courses come back across a five-week period.

In Cambridge, more than 400 students have promised to join a rent strike amid anger at redundancies in some colleges.

The largest rent strike in the country is at Bristol University, where more than 1,400 students have been demanding rent cuts, more support and no-penalty contract releases. »

Peter Jackson Discovered Visual Inconsistencies in ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy That Needed Fixing

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Peter Jackson directed three “Lord of the Rings” films and three “Hobbit” films over the course of nearly 15 years, and now he’s back at it again this month with the 4K remasters of all six Middle Earth-set films.

These filmmaking decisions gave “The Hobbit” a look and feel separate from “The Lord of the Rings” movies.

By remastering all six films in 4K, Jackson hopes to finally bring a visual continuity to his Middle Earth franchise. »

McConnell Faces New Pressure for Big Stimulus After Grim Unemployment Report: 'Political Games Costing Lives'

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In November, the U.S. saw its slowest month of growth since spring, according to the department's Friday report.

McConnell has rejected a new $908 billion bipartisan stimulus proposal, which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and President-elect Joe Biden have supported.

But the new unemployment report has given his critics, Democrats and economists further ammunition to demand he accept the larger deal. »

Drinking blocks a chemical that promotes attention

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“When we want to focus on something, or when we stand up from a chair and become active, a brain stem nucleus releases a chemical called norepinephrine.

Acute exposure to alcohol inhibits this signal in the brain,” said senior author Martin Paukert, MD, assistant professor of cellular and integrative physiology at UT Health San Antonio.

When attention is needed for a task, norepinephrine is secreted by a brain structure called the locus coeruleus. »