The Daily Populous

Friday February 5th, 2021 night edition

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Alexei Navalny was treated there after his poisoning before heading to Germany.

The doctor died very suddenly after his 'blood pressure shot up' while in hospital.

A doctor who was in charge of treating Alexei Navalny in Russia soon after he was poisoned with novichok has died suddenly aged 55.

Dr Sergei Maksimishin who was in charge of treating Alexei Navalny in Russia soon after he was poisoned with novichok has died suddenly aged 55.

Maksimishin died in the intensive care unit where Navalny was treated and it is not believed he contracted Covid-19.

Initial reports said his blood pressure suddenly shot up, and he died of a heart attack.

The doctor was in charge of intensive care at the Omsk hospital where the opposition leader was taken after his poisoning (pictured). »

Two Google engineers resign over firing of AI ethics researcher Timnit Gebru

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An engineering director and a software developer have quit Alphabet Inc’s Google over the dismissal of AI researcher Timnit Gebru, a sign of the ongoing conflicts at the search giant over diversity and ethics.

Gebru, who co-led a team on AI ethics, says she pushed back on orders to pull research that speech technology like Google’s could disadvantage marginalized groups.

Reuters reported in December that Google had told some staff not to cast its technology in a negative light. »

Democrats pressure Biden to cancel $50,000 in student loan debt by executive action

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A group of Senate and House Democrats have reintroduced a resolution urging President Joe Biden to cancel up to $50,000 in federal student loan debt held among 44 million Americans.

Within the next four years, if unchecked, outstanding student debt is expected to hit $2tn.

Congresswoman Pressley said an executive order on student debt would "lay the groundwork for an equitable and just recovery, to truly build back better", borrowing the president's campaign slogan. »

Hayao Miyazaki Got So Bored with Retirement He Started Directing Again ‘in Order to Live’

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Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki revealed in October 2017 that Hayao Miyazaki was ending his retirement from directing after four years in order to leave behind a feature film project for his grandson.

Suzuki explained in a television interview, “Miyazaki is making the new film for his grandson.

So he started with making a short film for the [Ghibli] museum, and then he went on to making his new feature-length film.”. »

Deputy who killed himself left haunting videos on racist policing, division: 'I've had enough'

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Before deputy Clyde Kerr III took his own life Monday outside the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, he left haunting final words in a series of social media videos.

The videos show a man who professed he was upset by the state of society: “I’ve had enough.”.

But in his videos Kerr insisted, repeatedly, that his decision to kill himself was a conscious choice made in his right mind as a “protest.” »