The Daily Populous

Saturday January 30th, 2021 day edition

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Airships, or dirigible balloons, are lighter-than-air aircraft that operate from a lifting-gas that is less dense than the surrounding air, keeping them afloat.

Non-rigid airships are what people commonly call blimps.

Fifty-one years before the Wright brothers’ first flight, blimps claimed to be the future of air transportation.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, only 128 people in the United States are qualified to fly airships.

Today, there are about 25 blimps still in existence and only about half of them are still in use for advertising purposes.

So if you ever happen to see a blimp floating up above you, know that it’s a rare sight to see.

Alarm clocks, stereos, and DVD players—just some of the things in your home that won’t exist in 10 years. »

North Texas Investor Uses GameStop Gains to Help Sick Children

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One investor, who wished to remain anonymous, delivered 10 Nintendo switches purchased from GameStop locations around the Dallas-Fort Worth area to Medical City Children's Hospital Thursday.

The investor said his efforts were made possible by GME gains.

The anonymous investor who donated the Nintendo Switches said they made "a good amount through r/WallStreetBets on this hilarious GME trade" and felt inspired to give back "in a way that was equally hilarious.". »

Russia has been cultivating Trump as an asset for 40 years, former KGB spy says

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Yuri Shvets told The Guardian that the KGB had identified Trump as a potential asset in the 1980s.

The KGB cultivated Donald Trump as an asset for 40 years, and he proved a highly valuable asset in repeating anti-Western Russian propaganda in the United States, a former KGB operative told The Guardian.

Yuri Shvets is a key source in "American Kompromat," a new book detailing the decades-long relationship between Trump and Russia by the journalist Craig Unger. »

'Bomb-making manuals' found in home of Proud Boy who stormed U.S. Capitol

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Separately, the FBI said bombs found at the Capitol Hill headquarters of the Democratic and Republican National Committees were placed there the evening before the attack.

The prosecution court filing, citing social media posts, said Pezzola was one of the first rioters to enter the Capitol.

Once inside the Capitol, Pezzola chased a police officer up the stairs near the entrance to the Senate chamber, and smoked a cigar while bragging on video about the attack, prosecutors said. »

Incoming travellers will face mandatory hotel quarantine while they await COVID tests: Trudeau

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Try refreshing your browser, or Incoming travellers will face mandatory hotel quarantine while they await COVID tests: Trudeau Back to video.

Anyone testing positive for the virus will have to finish their quarantine in a designated quarantine facility, where the government will cover the costs.

Travellers testing negative will be able to finish their 14-day quarantine at home, but Trudeau said the government would step up surveillance of those quarantines. »