The Daily Populous

Wednesday February 10th, 2021 evening edition

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"Let's not forget: this is not a $15 minimum wage today... or even tomorrow.

This is a $15 minimum wage in 2025, which frankly is not soon enough from my perspective.

"We need to get this done and then get right back to work to fight for more for our communities.".

If passed into law, the measure would phase in the $15 minimum wage over the next four years and index it to median wage growth thereafter.

"There is not a county in this country where a full-time worker can afford a two-bedroom apartment with the current minimum wage," Jones added.

"And let's not forget: this is not a $15 minimum wage today, Mr. Chairman, or even tomorrow. »

US Navy condemns discovery of hate symbols on warships, including noose left on black sailor’s bed

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The US Navy’s top admiral has condemned two new racist incidents involving hate symbols on warships, which sources said included a noose that was left on a black sailor’s bed.

In one case being investigated by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, hate speech graffiti was discovered in a bathroom aboard the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier.

NCIS is also investigating the noose incident aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain. »

Riot Games investigating claims of gender discrimination by CEO

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Riot Games confirmed Tuesday that it is investigating allegations of gender discrimination and sexual harassment by its CEO, Nicolo Laurent, in light of a legal complaint against the League of Legends and Valorant developer.

“Our CEO has pledged his full cooperation and support during this process, and we’re committed to ensuring that all claims are thoroughly explored and appropriately resolved.”.

Riot is facing several legal challenges by former employees, with Melanie McCracken et al. vs. Riot Games as the most prominent example. »

Netflix Adapting ‘Redwall’ Books Into Animated Movies, TV Series

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Brian Jacques’ beloved “Redwall” books are being adapted into a feature film and TV series thanks to a new rights deal between Netflix and Penguin Random House Children.

Netflix announced it has enlisted Patrick McHale, creator of Cartoon Network’s “Over the Garden Wall,” to write the feature film.

Netflix is also developing an event series based on the character of Martin the Warrior. »