The Daily Populous

Friday February 12nd, 2021 morning edition

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Britney Spears filed a petition with the court last year to remove her father and to place a financial institution as the sole conservator over her estate.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny denied the singer’s petition last year but appointed Bessemer Trust as a co-conservator along with James Spears.

Objections raised by James Spears' attorney, Vivian Thoreen, on how the co-conservatorship would be delegated were rejected Thursday.

Ingham told the court that the nature of a co-conservatorship is that James Spears' powers as sole conservator, appointed by the court in 2019, would be reduced.

Thoreen argued that the court orders should be consistent with the 2019 order that gave him sole conservatorship.

Both James Spears and Bessemer Trust are expected to work together on a budget and investment proposal for Britney Spears' estate following Thursday's hearing.

“Framing Britney,” released last week on Hulu, interviewed a number of the activists behind the movement, as well as Britney Spears’ former assistant. »

Trump attorneys hold impeachment ‘strategy’ meeting with Republican senators

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A group of Republican senators met privately with Donald Trump's legal team representing the former president in his impeachment trial to discuss "strategy" ahead of the defence argument on Friday.

Senators have sworn an oath to "do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws" during the impeachment trial.

Following Thursday's closing arguments from House impeachment managers acting as prosecutors in the trial, Trump attorney David Schoen told reporters that his meeting with Republicans concerned "procedure" for Friday's hearing. »

Jack Black to Play Claptrap in Star-Studded ‘Borderlands’ Movie

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Jack Black has been cast in “Borderlands,” Lionsgate’s movie adaptation of the popular video game.

Black will voice the role of Claptrap, a persistently sarcastic robot that isn’t all that invested in the survival of his teammates.

“Claptrap is the funniest character in the game, and Jack is perfect to bring him to the big screen.”. »

Marvelous Macaroni and Cheese

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He brought back noodle recipes and a pasta machine, since this foodstuff was unavailable in the Colonies.

Kraft Foods introduced its boxed macaroni and cheese in 1937, when America was in the throes of the Great Depression.

The product could serve four for 19 cents, and the company sold 8 million boxes of its quick-and-easy macaroni and cheese in a year. »

China Uses Rape as Torture Tactic Against Uighur Detainees, Victims Say

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Ziyawudun and her husband, an ethnic Kazakh, both natives of Xinjiang, first moved to neighboring Kazakhstan to open a medical clinic in 2011.

China’s foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said last week that Ziyawudun’s rape claim “has no factual basis at all.”.

Sexual violence against Uighur women in China is not a new phenomenon, says Zubayra Shamseden, Chinese Outreach Coordinator at the Washington-based Uyghur Human Rights Project. »