The Daily Populous

Saturday December 26th, 2020 evening edition

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If Tchaikovsky felt it, it found a way into his music.

Born May 7, 1840 in Kamsko-Votkinsk in Russia, Tchaikovsky was a deeply sensitive and emotional child who exceled in foreign languages and music from an early age.

At 19, he completed his studies, joined the Ministry of Justice, and embarked on a career which would confer status and a steady income.

Tchaikovsky took his Conservatory training and layered on elements of the Russian music he had grown up with to develop his own style.

Tchaikovsky’s fortunes changed in 1877 when he gained the emotional and financial support of wealthy patron Nadezhda Von Meck.

Von Meck stipulated that she never wanted to meet as a condition of her patronage, and the socially awkward Tchaikovsky was more than happy to comply.

You are afraid that you will not find in me those ideal qualities that your imagination has attributed to me. »

With His Pardons of Stone and Manafort, Trump Completes His Cover-Up

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Stone and Manafort were among 26 pardons and three commutations Trump issued Wednesday, following a batch on Tuesday.

Stone and Manafort were each involved in the Russia scandal as it proceeded in 2016, while reporting directly to Trump.

Gates said he couldn’t hear what Stone told Trump but that after the call Trump “indicated that more information would be coming.” »

Tel Aviv research: 99.9% of COVID-19 virus in 30 seconds with UV LEDs

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LEDs are available in a wide range of wavelengths, known as A, B and C, explained Mamane.

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Now, researchers from Tel Aviv University have proven that the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, can be killed efficiently, quickly and cheaply using ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting diodes (UV-LEDs) at specific frequencies. »

Lin Qi, Yoozoo CEO and Producer on Netflix's 'Three-Body Problem,' Dies at 39

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Lin, chairman of the Chinese entertainment company, was hospitalized after having been poisoned on Dec. 16, the Shanghai police had announced earlier in the week.

Lin Qi, the chairman and CEO of Yoozoo Group who was hospitalized after having been poisoned on Dec. 16, has died.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that local media have said a dispute among the Chinese entertainment company's executive ranks preceded the assault on Lin, which was allegedly carried out via a cup of poisoned pu-erh tea. »

Mass die-off of birds in south-western US 'caused by starvation'

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Nearly 10,000 dead birds were reported to the wildlife mortality database by citizens, and previous estimates suggest hundreds of thousands may have died.

Some of the dead birds, including more than 250 Violet-green swallows and 35 Wilson’s Warblers, collected along the Rio Grande in Velarde, New Mexico, in September.

Desmond’s team is hoping to get funding to support more research into mass die-offs in birds so they can better monitor what is happening. »