The Daily Populous

Thursday February 18th, 2021 day edition

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A programme to offer free period products to school students is to be expanded nationwide from June.

The school is one of 15 schools and kura in the Waikato which were part of the Access to Period Products pilot scheme since term three last year.

Dominico Zapata/Stuff From June this year, all primary, intermediate, secondary school and kura students will have access to free period products.

“One in 12 of our students possibly miss school because they don’t have access to period products.

Dominico Zapata/Stuff PM Jacinda Ardern at Fairfield College to announce details of phase two of combatting period poverty in schools.

Ardern said the positive response from the 15 schools and their students has encouraged the Government to expand the initiative to all New Zealand schools and kura.

Bowe said her next project is to work with period poverty organisations to normalise menstrual cups and period underwear. »

Bill Gates says Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's explanation for power outages is 'actually wrong'

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The storm struck a large portion of the U.S. on Monday, bringing snowfall and ice that caused power outages for millions of people.

The cold blast hit especially hard in Texas, where as of Tuesday 4 million households lacked power, the Washington Post reported.

STAR MAX File Photo: 9/20/17 Bill Gates at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Goalkeepers Conference 2017 at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. »

Feds arrest UCLA student accused of sitting in Pence's chair

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Authorities say a Los Angeles college student and self-described fascist has been arrested after sitting in former Vice President Mike Pence’s chair in the Senate chambers during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles college student and self-described fascist was arrested after he sat in former Vice President Mike Pence's chair in the Senate chambers during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, authorities said.

Last year at UCLA, according to court documents, Secor was repeatedly accused of inciting racism through comments and tweets about immigrants and Jews. »

Buyer beware: Massive experiment shows why ticket sellers hit you with last-second fees

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It’s a particularly effective strategy for online sales, which in the past two years has overtaken brick-and-mortar shopping.

Websites that incorporate ‘hidden fees’ that are only revealed at checkout are making more money than they would if they chose to honestly display all fees upfront.

This upfront-fee pricing strategy included all required fees, which generally amounted to 15% of the ticket price plus shipping and handling. »

1 in 3 adults are depressed or anxious due to COVID-19

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One in three adults are experiencing anxiety and depression related to COVID-19, a new study shows.

The finding is particularly true for women, younger adults, and those of lower socioeconomic status, the researchers report.

Younger adults, aged 35 and under, were more likely to experience psychological distress than those over the age of 35. »