The Daily Populous

Tuesday February 16th, 2021 evening edition

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De avondklok moet per direct worden opgeheven.

Dat heeft de rechtbank in Den Haag bepaald in een zaak die was aangespannen door de stichting Viruswaarheid.

De maatregel is op verkeerde rechtsgronden genomen, oordeelt de rechter.

De rechter is gevraagd de avondklok te handhaven zolang er geen definitieve beslissing is genomen.

Volgens de voorzieningenrechter maakt de avondklok een vergaande inbreuk op het recht op bewegingsvrijheid en de persoonlijke levenssfeer.

Voor de invoering van de avondklok is echter gebruikgemaakt van de Wet buitengewone bevoegdheden burgerlijk gezag, waarbij de Eerste en Tweede Kamer niet hoeven te worden betrokken bij de besluitvorming.

In deze video legt de Haagse rechtbank uit waarom de avondklok niet ingesteld had mogen worden:. »

Texas’ power grid crumples under the cold

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That grid is run by an organization called ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, a nonprofit controlled by the state legislature.

According to a statement released today by ERCOT, the grid entered a state of emergency shortly after 1am on Monday, meaning it could no longer guarantee enough power generation to meet customer demands.

But the event drives home the fact that balancing supply and demand on the grid has always been a challenge and prone to failure at times of extreme heat and cold. »

Professor quits after being accused of posing as a female immigrant to make racist, sexist tweets

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A white, male University of New Hampshire chemistry professor has resigned after being accused of posing as a female immigrant of color on Twitter to make racist and sexist comments.

The university, which has not named the professor and described the person only as a faculty member, confirmed the resignation Friday after a four-month investigation.

University President James Dean Jr. sent a letter to the community Wednesday announcing the person had resigned, a spokesperson said. »

Hasbro Now Owns Death Row Records Because Why Not, It’s 2020

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Yes, the company behind My Little Pony and Furby now also owns a music catalog for the that includes "Bitches Ain't Shit" and "Murder Was the Case.".

The deal between Hasbro and eOne was announced at the end of last summer, but it wasn't finalized until December 30.

In addition to Death Row Records, eOne Music also owns Artemis Records, which released "Who Let the Dogs Out" into a world that didn't deserve it, and Americana-slash-indie label Dualtone Records. »

Trump and Giuliani sued for conspiracy to incite deadly Capitol riot

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A Democratic congressman and a leading civil rights group are suing Donald Trump and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani for allegedly inciting the deadly insurrection on the US Capitol on 6 January.

As well as targeting Mr Trump and Mr Giuliani, the suit also names two far-right organisations, the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers.

President Trump did not incite or conspire to incite any violence at the Capitol on Jan 6th. »