The Daily Populous

Wednesday December 9th, 2020 night edition

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Tom Holland stars in the film, which Sony has dated for Dec. 17, 2021, which has Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts back at the helm.

Benedict Cumberbatch will appear in the film as Doctor Strange, while Spider-Man mainstays expected to return include Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon and Tony Revolori.

Molina's involvement ties together three generations of Spider-Man movies.

Jamie Foxx is returning as Electro after playing the role in 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which starred Andrew Garfield as the wall crawler, while Molina's Doc Oc terrorized Maguire's version of Spidey.

In October, Foxx suggested in a since-deleted Instagram post that three different Spider-Men could appear in the film.

Marvel and Sony had no comment.

Molina, who earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for 2017's Feud: Bette and Joan, starred in Frozen II last year and has Netflix and DreamWorks' Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans due out next year. »

A doctor who treated some of Houston's sickest Covid-19 patients has died

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(CNN) Since the beginning of the pandemic, Dr. Carlos Araujo-Preza spent his days caring for some of the sickest Covid-19 patients in Houston.

On November 30, Araujo-Preza, a physician at HCA Houston Healthcare in Tomball, Texas, died from coronavirus, his daughter told CNN.

As a physician who treated respiratory diseases, Araujo-Preza was on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic almost as soon as it hit. »

Apple Announces AirPods Max Over-Ear Headphones With Noise Cancellation, Priced at $549

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Apple today introduced new wireless over-ear headphones called AirPods Max, with key features including high-fidelity audio, Adaptive EQ, Active Noise Cancellation, and spatial audio.

Priced at $549, the headphones can be ordered starting today on and in the Apple Store app, with availability beginning December 15.

- Active Noise Cancellation: AirPods Max deliver immersive sound through Active Noise Cancellation so users can focus on what they are listening to. »

Kyrgyzstan: The Furthest Country From Any Ocean

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The country furthest from any ocean is actually Kyrgyzstan, famous for its scenery: dramatic mountains, rich valleys, and serene lakes.

At a distance of 1620 miles to the closest coastline, the Indian Ocean, Kyrgyzstan is the country furthest from any ocean.

It’s over 1500 miles from the Arctic Ocean to the North, the Indian Ocean to the South, or the Yellow Sea to the East. »

Terry Pratchett's unfinished novels destroyed by steamroller

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Unpublished works are lost for ever with crushing of computer hard drive – as the late fantasy novelist had instructed.

The unfinished books of Sir Terry Pratchett have been destroyed by a steamroller, following the late fantasy novelist’s wishes.

Pratchett, famous for his colourful and satirical Discworld series, died in March 2015 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. »