The Daily Populous

Thursday August 5th, 2021 evening edition

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EA has a bit of a reputation when it comes to acquiring and shutting down studios.

“I think we don’t get enough credit for this.

But EA is a bunch of people who really can work well together, and we do a great job of working with other parts of our company.

Jorgensen says Respawn is the “poster child” for successful EA acquisitions.

But they partnered with us extremely well to drive what is now coming up to almost $2 billion in business over two years.

At the end of the day, it is amazing what our teams are able to do.”.

It’s just a shame Black Box isn’t around to handle Skate 4, I guess. »

Taiwan's national flag anthem played in front of Chinese athletes for 1st time

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During the medal award ceremony, for the first time in Olympic history, Taiwanese athletes stood at the top of the podium as their Chinese opponents watched the white Chinese Taipei Olympic flag rise to the tune of Taiwan's national flag.

The song, which dates back to the 1930s, is normally played after the national anthem during flag ceremonies.

Instead, the anthem of the Taiwanese national flag has been played, but the lyrics for the song were changed for the Olympics, with references to the actual national flag excised. »

‘The Pied Piper leading us off a cliff’: Florida governor condemned as Covid surges

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Florida governor Ron DeSantis earned a new moniker this week as the resurgent coronavirus continued to wreak havoc on his state: the “Pied Piper of Covid-19, leading everybody off a cliff”.

The Republican governor followed up his executive order banning mask mandates in schools by dismissed the burgeoning crisis in Florida’s hospitals as “media hysteria”.

“The governor and Florida department of health have always encouraged Floridians to protect themselves and their communities. »

Bottled water is 3,500 times worse for the environment than tap water, say scientists

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Tap water is thousands of times better for the environment than bottled water, according to scientists.

The research focused on Barcelona, Spain which is home to around 1.35 million people - nearly 60 per cent of whom consume bottled water at least some of the time.

“Our results show that considering both the environmental and the health effects, tap water is a better option than bottled water, because bottled water generates a wider range of impacts”, says ISGlobal researcher Cathryn Tonne. »

Former Spokane police officer awaiting trial for rape charges arrested again for allegedly raping another woman

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A fired Spokane Police detective awaiting trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a victim of domestic violence was arrested Wednesday on new charges after another woman reported he raped her while on duty.

He is pending trial on charges of second-degree rape and two counts of official misconduct related to that case.

On July 6, 2019, Spokane police Officer Daniel Lesser shot at Charles Jackson Jr., a fugitive wanted by the U.S. »