The Daily Populous

Thursday January 14th, 2021 night edition

image for Vancouver Gave Homeless People $5,800. It Changed Their Lives.

After a 37-year-long career of heavy lifting in the warehouse and construction industries, his body was failing him.

From a local homeless shelter, he continued his fight to go back to school.

But even taking jobs at $100 a day back in warehousing, he just couldn’t get ahead.

Without a fridge to store food or money for a monthly bus pass, Ray was paying the poverty premium.

That’s when Ray was approached by members of the New Leaf Project, run by the charity Foundations for Social Change (FSC).

Would the lives of homeless people improve if we just gave them what they needed: cash?.

Eventually, after replicating the work in other jurisdictions, they hope they can determine the type of person this kind of intervention is best suited for. »

Apple launches major new Racial Equity and Justice Initiative projects to challenge systemic racism, advance racial equity nationwide

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Later this year, Apple will open an Apple Developer Academy in Detroit — the first of its kind in the US.

Detroit has a vibrant Black entrepreneur and developer community, with over 50,000 Black-owned businesses, according to US Census data.

Apple’s contribution to The King Center joins the company’s previous donations to nonprofit organizations that advance equity and justice, including the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. »

Lucasfilm Games Hits Lightspeed Toward the Future

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Case in point, the huge news that Lucasfilm Games and Ubisoft are collaborating on a new story-driven, open-world Star Wars game.

“We know that fans of Star Wars value the feeling of immersion — of being transported into the Star Wars galaxy and moving through richly-detailed environments.

I love Star Wars and we love making Star Wars games, but it’s been a long time since we’ve made Indy. »

Donald Trump impeached for ‘inciting’ US Capitol riot

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The US House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump for “incitement of insurrection” after a mob of his supporters stormed the United States Capitol last week, marking the first time in US history that a president has been impeached twice.

The measure, Pelosi said, also makes clear “that Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to our country”.

The Capitol was stormed after Trump delivered an inflammatory speech to a crowd of his supporters that had gathered to protest Congress’ certification of US President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory. »