The Daily Populous

Sunday March 21st, 2021 evening edition

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Bulldozers had sheared away the wall of the 1920s west London pub, with its distinctive tiled signage, to reveal the fully stocked bar and darts trophies still on display.

“People said it was impossible,” said Polly Robertson, a leading member of the Rebuild the Carlton Tavern campaign.

It is a day that will be celebrated by England’s 33,305 pubs, but by none more keenly than at the Carlton in Maida Vale.

The partially demolished Carlton Tavern in late April 2015, when the local campaign to have it restored began.

Robertson and 5,300 other locals, including several local councillors, mobilised to persuade Westminster council to act.

It ordered the owners, CTLX, to rebuild the Carlton brick by brick.

“They said it would be too difficult to do, but we had an answer for that,” Robertson said. »

New Resident Evil Film Title Officially Revealed

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The official title for the upcoming Resident Evil movie from director Johannes Roberts will officially be called “ Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City.”.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is an adaptation of the first two Resident Evil games and will include main characters from both titles including Chris and Claire Redfield, Jill Valentine, and Leon S. Kennedy.Set in the year 1998, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will tell the events of the city under siege from infected zombies.

Constantin Film, the same production company that produced the first Resident Evil film franchise, is working on Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. »

New York lawmaker wants to ban police use of armed robots

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Now Kallos is proposing what may be the nation's first law banning police from owning or operating robots armed with weapons.

Kallos' bill would not ban unarmed utility robots like the Digidog, only weaponized robots.

Lin briefed CIA employees on autonomous weapons during the Obama administration and supports a ban on armed robots. »

Canadian lobbyists attack Netflix children's film for 'anti-oil propaganda'

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The Netflix film, panned by critics, centres on an energy company’s nefarious scheme to detonate a bomb in a pristine Alaska valley to flood it with crude oil.

Although the film is set in the US, the Canadian Energy Centre, funded by the province of Alberta, has launched a campaign against the movie, which it says “brainwashes” children with “anti-oil and gas propaganda”.

“Our children are the key to the future – but they can’t succeed if they’re filled with misinformation,” the centre said, claiming that more than 1,000 people have already emailed Netflix over the film. »

Philippines says 220 Chinese militia vessels seen in disputed waters this month

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MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines expressed concern about hundreds of Chinese military vessels it said were spotted this month in the disputed South China Sea, the latest example of tension in the crucial waterway.

The Philippine Coast Guard reported that some 220 vessels, believed to be manned by Chinese maritime militia personnel, were seen moored in line formation at a reef on March 7, a cross-government task force said late on Saturday.

In January, the Philippines protested a new Chinese law allowing its coastguard to fire on foreign vessels, describing it as a “threat of war”. »