The Daily Populous

Sunday July 11st, 2021 evening edition

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Apple's lawyers warned it could quit the UK market if a court forces the company to pay a 'commercially unacceptable' fee for the technology used in its iPhones.

Apple issued the warning as part of a court battle with UK patent holder Optis Cellular Technology.

Once bitten: Apple issued the warning as part of a court battle with UK patent holder Optis Cellular Technology.

A High Court judge ruled last month that Apple had infringed two Optis patents, which help iPhones connect to the 3G and 4G networks.

The UK Supreme Court ruled last year that a UK court is able to set the rate Apple should pay for all of its iPhone patents worldwide, even though the court only considers the infringement of UK patents.

There is no evidence it is even remotely possible Apple will leave the UK market?'.

Apple could be banned from selling iPhones in the UK if it refuses to make undertakings to the court. »

Texas man who waited 6 hours at polling site is charged with illegal voting

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Hervis Rogers, 62, was arrested on Wednesday on two counts of illegal voting, a second-degree felony that carries a possible sentence of two to 20 years in prison.

Rogers was one of the many voters in the city of Houston who waited hours in line to cast their ballots during Super Tuesday in March 2020.

He became the overnight face of Texas’ battle over voting access after emerging from a polling center at a historically Black college around 1:30 a.m. »

Video shows woman taped to seat after trying to open plane door on American Airlines flight – .

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A seemingly unbalanced woman was taped to an airplane seat last week after allegedly attacking the flight crew and attempting to open the plane’s door in mid-flight.

A video posted to social media showed the gray-haired woman with silver tape over her mouth, and her arms and body seemingly taped to the seat.

As passengers exited American Airlines Flight 1774 in front of her – flight attendants calmly nodded, according to images posted by TikTok user @ lol.ariee. »

New concept drug hunts down late-stage prostate cancer

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A new class of drug successfully targets treatment-resistant prostate cancers and prolongs the life of patients.

They report that the treatment significantly improved survival of patients by an average of four months, compared with standard treatment.

This targeted approach will revolutionise the way we approach the treatment of men with prostate cancer in the future.". »

Senior business figures turned to former PM Kevin Rudd to intervene in bringing forward Australia's Pfizer vaccine supply

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Key points: Australia contracted Pfizer for 40 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to be delivered by the end of the year.

In late June, senior business figures sought to make contact with Pfizer to find out if it was possible to bring forward vaccine deliveries to Australia Senior Pfizer executives told one senior Australian businessman that former prime minister Kevin Rudd could have some influence in Scott Morrison's absence.

Australia eventually signed a deal for just 10 million Pfizer doses in November 2020, four months behind other countries. »