The Daily Populous

Monday January 4th, 2021 night edition

image for Perfectionist Marcelo Bielsa brings radical approach to Leeds United

The new Leeds manager wanted to find out how hard the average supporter had to work to pay for a ticket to watch the team.

He wanted them to learn a lesson; to appreciate how the fans laboured to fulfil their passion.

It is just that his obsessive nature, ferocious intensity, eccentricities and refusal to adhere to convention can make him seem that way.

When Bielsa strode into Leeds on 15 June to replace Paul Heckingbottom, it quickly became clear the club would never be the same again.

It was explained to him that, perhaps, it was the result of somebody leaning back against it, with his or her foot up.

Bielsa checks all the surfaces at the Leeds training ground for dust, invariably appalled by what he finds.

He has stressed the training ground is a place of work and the players are there to work all day. »

Chinese tech billionaire Jack Ma has not been seen in public for TWO MONTHS

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The Chinese tech billionaire behind Asia's version of Amazon has reportedly not been seen in public for more than two months after falling foul of President Xi Jinping.

They then advised Ma to remain in China before launching an anti-monopoly investigation into Ma's Alibaba Group Holding on Christmas Eve, according to Bloomberg.

Ma then mysteriously disappeared from his Dragons' Den-style TV show Africa's Business Heroes just before the November final, while his photo was scrubbed from the show's judging panel webpage. »

Covid-19 Live News: U.S. Air Travel Hits Pandemic High, Adding to Fears of Yet More Case Surges and the New Variant

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More than 123,000 Covid-19 patients were in hospitals on Saturday, only a slight drop from the record level on Thursday.

People wearing masks stretched in a vinyasa yoga class Sunday on a lawn at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.

“The federal government can’t tell the local governments and state governments to do something and not give us aid,” he said. »

[UPDATE: Full Tape Released] Washington Post Reports Trump ‘Pressured’ Georgia Secretary Of State To ‘Find’ Votes

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The Washington Post reported Sunday that they had obtained clips of a phone conversation between President Donald Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger where the president reportedly “pressured” the official to “find” the votes necessary for him to win the state.

“All I want to do is this: I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have, because we won the state,” Trump states.

Last week, the Georgia Secretary of State announced that that audit found “no fraudulent absentee ballots,” as The Daily Wire noted. »

K-9 removed from home of Vacaville police officer filmed punching it

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The K-9 filmed being punched by its handler has been removed from the officer's home and "placed in the care of a third party," the Vacaville Police Department said.

Last week, Vacaville police launched an investigation one of their own after video surfaced on Facebook of an officer punching his K-9 partner during a training exercise.

"I heard a dog crying, when I looked, the officer was punching the dog over and over and got shocked about it," Palomino wrote. »