The Daily Populous

Tuesday August 17th, 2021 day edition

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The Global Times, a tabloid controlled by the Chinese Communist Party, warned Taiwan on Monday it could face the same fate as Afghanistan if it continued relying on the United States as an ally.

The tabloid also wrote of how the U.S. "abandoned their allies, the Kurds," when it withdrew troops from northern Syria in 2019.

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen and other members of the DPP have not fully acknowledged the severity of the circumstances in Afghanistan, the editorial warned.

The reason for the U.S. to be interested in relations with Taiwan is strategic as well as monetary, the Global Times continued.

There is no U.S. military presence on the island of Taiwan."

America's alliance is thus kept by selling arms to Taiwan, all the while encouraging the island to "implement anti-mainland policies through political support and manipulation.

As a result, it has caused a certain degree of depletion between the two sides of the Taiwan Straits.". »

Trump Hotels Impose COVID-19 Mask Mandates as Republicans Condemn Them

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Trump hotels in Miami, Chicago and Hawaii have all issued mask mandates as the Delta variant continues to surge in the United States.

Other Trump properties, including the Trump Golf Club in Florida and the Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery, have relaxed restrictions when it comes to masking mandates.

A number of Republican leaders have also shown skepticism regarding the mask mandates and other safety protocols, especially in relation to schools buildings. »

New Illinois law bans ‘hairstyle discrimination’ in schools

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The measure approved by the Legislature this spring and signed by Pritzker on Friday aims to end discrimination based on students’ hairstyles.

His mother, Ida Nelson, began an awareness campaign after the incident, saying stigmatizing children’s hair can negatively affect their educational development.

The legislation was sponsored by state Sen. Mike Simmons, a Black lawmaker who wears his hair in dreadlocks. »

Steam security: Valve promptly resolves ‘unlimited funds’ gaming wallet cheat

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A security researcher has earned a $7,500 bug bounty after discovering an exploit that could have permitted gamers to boost their in-game Steam wallet balances by artificially increasing the value of deposits.

The ‘unlimited funds’ cheat was promptly triaged by Valve Software – the firm behind the popular Steam gaming platform – and resolved just days after its discovery.

A security researcher with the handle ‘drbrix’ discovered the flaw in Steam and reported it through HackerOne. »

Bob Dylan sued for allegedly grooming, sexually abusing 12-year-old girl in 1965

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Bob Dylan sued for allegedly grooming, sexually abusing 12-year-old girl in 1965.

Show Caption Hide Caption Bob Dylan accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old in 1965 Singer Bob Dylan is being sued by a woman who claims that he sexually abused her in 1965 when she was 12 years old.

Bob Dylan is being accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in 1965, according to a new lawsuit filed Friday. »