The Daily Populous

Wednesday February 17th, 2021 evening edition

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"Texas is blessed with multiple sources of energy, such natural gas and oil and nuclear, as well as solar and wind," Gov. Greg Abbott said in an appearance on "Hannity" Tuesday night.

"Our wind and our solar got shut down, and they were collectively more than 10% of our power grid.

And that thrust Texas into a situation where it was lacking power in a statewide basis.".

"Five million Texans are without power tonight and temperatures are below freezing.

People will most certainly die tonight because of it," said Sawyer Hackett, senior adviser to Julián Castro.

Nearly double that, 30 gigawatts, had been lost from thermal sources, which includes gas, coal and nuclear energy.".

"Texas is a gas state," Michael Webber, an energy resources professor at the University of Texas at Austin, told the Tribune. »

Male victims of workplace sexual harassment are viewed less favorably and elicit less sympathy

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Thus, while the majority of workplace sexual harassment cases do indeed adhere to this assumption, a non-negligible number do not.

Both SRT and ST thus suggest that male victims of sexual harassment are likely to be received with less sympathy.

The results confirm the hypothesis that male victims are generally regarded less favorably than female victims of sexual harassment. »

Police Unions Lose Bid to Keep Disciplinary Records a Secret

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The order by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld a lower-court ruling and addressed complaints raised by the unions, including the fear that the disclosures could heighten the risks for police officers.

“We fully and unequivocally respect the dangers and risks police officers face every day,” the panel said.

The court said many other states had made police misconduct records at least partially available to the public “without any evidence of a resulting increase of danger to police officers.”. »

Massive Texas gas failure during climate extremes gets blamed on wind power

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Major blackout events, usually instigated by grid stress related to climate extremes, become opportunities to attack renewable energy.

Texas’ grid has one of the highest proportions of wind power in the United States, and an increasing installed capacity of solar power.

Unsurprisingly, the blackouts immediately led to many assuming that, somehow, wind power had caused the blackouts. »

Thailand’s top child modelling agent arrested after police discover half a million images of sex abuse

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According to a Channel News Asia (CNA) report, the victims are all male minors aged between six and 15.

Operation Underground Railroad, a non-profit group, as well as police and federal investigators from New Zealand were also involved in the investigation.

According to the newspaper, Mr Sangkaew has been charged with “importing pornographic images into a computer system and sexually abusing minors. »