The Daily Populous

Sunday March 21st, 2021 morning edition

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The city of Miami Beach on Saturday declared a state of emergency over spring break crowds that have descended on the popular South Florida destination.

During an afternoon news conference, Mayor Dan Gelber announced an 8 p.m. curfew for the South Beach entertainment district.

Both measures will be in effect for at least 72 hours, the mayor said, while extending the emergency is debated by officials.

"As we hit the peak of the peak of spring break, we are quite simply overwhelmed," City Manager Raul Aguila said.

Amid this backdrop, authorities have had to grapple with throngs of college students and young people who have flocked to the warm shores of Miami Beach.

Citing the crowds, the Clevelander South Beach hotel said it was temporarily shutting down its bar and restaurant services.

Police Chief Rick Clements said his officers responded to multiple fights on South Beach on Friday night. »

Conservative delegates reject adding 'climate change is real' to the policy book

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A double majority of delegates — a majority of delegates overall and the majority of delegates in the majority of provinces — must agree to an official policy change.

Erin O'Toole delivers speech to Conservative policy convention Politics News 29:48 Opposition leader Erin O'Toole delivers speech to the 2021 Conservative policy convention.

While delegates rejected the "climate change is real" proposal, the "policy document already has a section on climate change," DeLorey said. »

High vitamin D levels may protect against COVID-19, especially for Black people

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In a retrospective study of individuals tested for COVID-19, vitamin D levels above those traditionally considered sufficient were associated with a lower risk of COVID-19.

The study, published March 19 in JAMA Open Network, retrospectively examined the relationship between vitamin D levels and likelihood of testing positive for COVID-19.

A separate study recently found that over 80% of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 were vitamin D deficient. »

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Director Confirms Existence of R-Rated Cut

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On Friday, director Chris Columbus revealed that an R-rated version of the beloved 1993 comedy “Mrs. Doubtfire” exists – though there is not a NC-17 cut of the film.

Doubtfire' (1993), Robin Williams improvised so much that there were PG, PG-13, R, and NC-17 cuts of the film — Film Facts 🎬 (@factsonfiIm) March 18, 2021.

HBO released a comprehensive documentary about the actor in 2018, several years after his death in August 2014. »