The Daily Populous

Thursday July 29th, 2021 evening edition

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“Save one or two maybe out here, nobody ― and I think it’s very important to repeat ― nobody actually believes the election was stolen from Donald Trump, but a lot of them are happy to go out and say it was,” Kinzinger told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.

Blitzer asked Kinzinger, one of two Republicans on the nine-member House select committee investigating the U.S. Capitol riot, if any of his fellow GOP lawmakers had “actually privately said to you, ‘Good work, I support you.’”.

“Yes, oh yeah, yeah,” responded Kinzinger, who has become one of his party’s fiercest critics of its twice-impeached former president.

“It’s not any of the ones that go on TV and spout the big lie and then say it.

It’s the ones that are staying more quiet that I think appreciate the stand.

“I was a Republican way before Donald Trump, since I was 6 years old.

"I'd be happy to send them a Beta or VHS copy of it so they can sit in their office and do that." »

Ubisoft workers slam bosses in open letter over handling of #MeToo scandals

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Why it matters: Ubisoft and Activision Blizzard workers are framing the actions as part of a bigger movement meant to have lasting change in the industry and its culture.

Driving the news: In the open letter shared with Axios, Ubisoft organizers directly address Activision Blizzard workers, who are expected to stage a walkout Wednesday, amid the fallout from California’s lawsuit against Activision Blizzard over harassment and discrimination at the company.

What’s next: The Ubisoft letter proposes that Ubisoft, Activision Blizzard and other top publishers and developers work together to "set of rules and processes for handling reports of these offences.". »

California Congressman Mark Takano Introduces Legislation For A Four-Day Workweek

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Democratic Congressman Mark Takano introduced legislation on Wednesday that would reduce the standard workweek from 40 hours to 32 hours.

Takano added, “Shorter workweeks have also been shown to further reduce healthcare premiums for employers, lower operational costs for businesses and have a positive environmental impact in some of these studies.”.

The results of the experiment were extremely positive, indicative that workers were both happier and 40% more productive. »

Nick Diaz To Teach Self-Defense In Partnership With Stripchat

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Nick Diaz is teaming up with adult cam website Stripchat to teach webcam models how to defend themselves in dangerous situations.

Nick Diaz is making his return to the UFC octagon on September 25th at UFC 266 to face former opponent Robbie Lawler in a rematch 17 years after their first fight.

Through his Twitter, Diaz announced that July 31st will be the date for his master class on Stripchat. »

China Offers the Taliban a Warm Welcome While Urging Peace Talks

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The increasing legitimacy bestowed on the insurgents by regional leaders has been met largely with public silence from the Kabul government, and Wednesday’s visit to Beijing was not an exception.

Chinese officials have met with Taliban envoys before, including a meeting in Beijing in 2019, but not at such a high level and in such a public way.

The foreign ministry and the Chinese state news media showed Mr. Wang warmly greeting Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the deputy leader of the Taliban, and also posing with other Chinese diplomats and all nine members of the Taliban delegation. »