The Daily Populous

Tuesday January 19th, 2021 morning edition

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Ask anyone to do an impression of Christopher Walken, and it probably involves his cadence more than any actual vocal resemblance.

He's gotten away with doing that in pretty much all his work, and that's a good thing — it's actually how he talks.

When he spoke with Tracy Smith (via CBS News) in 2012, he explained why he'd learned to speak like that.

He was born in Queens at a time most of his neighbors — and the customers in his parents' bakery — were immigrants.

English was a second language to most of them, and those were the first voices he heard.

"It's a rhythm thing — people who speak English where they are have to hesitate and think of the right word.

If that speaking rhythm has been ingrained in him since birth, it might be a lucky thing — he's been dancing since he was 3, and that's all rhythm. »

Hundreds of writers and book agents sign joint letter demanding publishing industry bans Trump memoir

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Editors, publishing agents and authors have signed-up to a letter in the hundreds, demanding the industry deny Donald Trump the publication of any post-presidential memoir.

The letter, titled "No Book Deals for Traitors,” was signed by more than 250 editors, authors and publishing agents last week.

Together, they oppose any Trump administration official from publishing a future book - including the outgoing president, who is rumoured to be considering a memoir. »

Elon Musk Swears He'll Send Humans to Mars by 2026. That Seems Impossible.

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At an awards ceremony this week, Elon Musk said he believes he can start sending humans to Mars with SpaceX by 2026 at the latest, or 2024 “if we get lucky.”.

In the meantime, the rocket Musk is relying on to get to Mars as soon as 2024 is about to complete a big test.

SN8 has three engines, and that's still 27 fewer than the 30 engines that will power the Starship that Musk ultimately plans to send to Mars. »

The impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on university students’ dietary intake, physical activity, and sedentary behaviour

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University students are a vulnerable group for poor dietary intake, insufficient physical activity and sedentary behaviour.

The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of COVID-19 on university students’ dietary intake, physical activity and sedentary behaviour.

Our findings confirm that during the pandemic, students’ inadequate dietary intake, high alcohol consumption, low physical activity and high sedentary behaviour were significantly compounded. »