The Daily Populous

Friday February 26th, 2021 morning edition

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McConnell said he would support Trump if he were the Republican Party's nominee in 2024.

The comment came days after he accused Trump of being "practically and morally responsible" for the Capitol insurrection.

"Absolutely," McConnell said when asked if he would back Trump again if he won the GOP nomination.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he would back Donald Trump if he were the Republican Party's nominee for president again.

He made the comment during an appearance on Fox News' "Special Report" with Bret Baier.

Thursday's remarks came just days after McConnell accused the former president of "dereliction of duty" over the Capitol siege on January 6.

McConnell explained his vote to acquit by saying that impeachment was not the right avenue to hold Trump responsible given that its punishment is removal from office, and Trump had already left office by then. »

Men obstructed from entering female-dominated occupations

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we find considerable discrimination against men in female-dominated occupations”, says Mark Granberg.

But we find considerable discrimination against men in female-dominated occupations”, says Mark Granberg, doctoral student in economics at Linköping University.

However, in male-dominated occupations such as auto mechanics, truck drivers, IT developers and warehouse workers, the researchers saw no discrimination against women. »

Texan files $1 billion class-action lawsuit after receiving $9,000 electric bill

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The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Chambers County resident Lisa Khoury in Harris County on Monday, who claimed her electricity bill soared to $9,340 the week of the storm.

She said Griddy automatically withdrew $1,200 from her bank account from Feb. 13 to 18 and her overall bill from Feb. 1 to 19 was $9,546.

The lawsuit seeks $1 billion in monetary relief for Khoury and "on behalf of all others similarly situated.". »

Nearly 70 per cent of Canadians say next vehicle purchase will be electric

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A new survey by KPMG in Canada also indicates that most Canadians will do that within the next 5 years.

Interestingly, over half of Canadians believe that EVs (Electric Vehicles) could overpower the electrical grid or eventually be to expensive to operate given rising electricity prices.

Further, 59 per cent of Canadians planning to buy an EV said they will buy their own charger. »

George R.R. Martin bringing Roger Zelazny fantasy novel to HBO

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George R.R. Martin will serve as executive producer on Roadmarks, an adaptation of Roger Zelazny’s 1979 novel about a road that travels through time.

That is why I am so thrilled to be a part of adapting Roger’s novel Roadmarks for HBO.

Avec l'aide de George R.R. Martin, le diffuseur va adapter le roman de SF #Roadmarks de Roger Zelazny — Pop Patchwork (@PPatchwork) February 19, 2021. »