The Daily Populous

Wednesday August 25th, 2021 evening edition

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California has expanded its anti-discrimination lawsuit against Activision Blizzard, adding temporary workers to the female full-time employees of whom it is suing on behalf.

The state's Department of Fair Employment & Housing also alleges the game maker has interfered with its investigation.

Why it matters: While Activision Blizzard has attempted to show over the past month that it is addressing issues raised in the suit, the DFEH is turning up the heat.

Between the lines: The amended complaint was filed Monday and redefines the "group" it says was wronged by the gaming giant.

Throughout the lawsuit, the word "employees" has been changed to "workers" in reference to harassment, sex discrimination regarding pay and other allegations.

The big picture: The change comes after stories revealed toxic conditions faced by Activision Blizzard contract workers.

Editors note: This story has been updated with comment from Activision Blizzard. »

Nirvana Sued by Baby From Nevermind Album Artwork for Child Pornography

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Nirvana’s surviving members and the estate of Kurt Cobain have been sued by Spencer Elden, who appeared as a baby on the cover of 1991’s Nevermind.

Elden claims the band violated federal child pornography statutes and argues child sexual exploitation, TMZ reports and documents viewed by Pitchfork confirm.

Weddle was a friend of Elden’s father Rick, which is how young Spencer ended up on the album cover. »

China Swoops Into Bangladesh With a Vaccine Deal

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Not only will it help Bangladesh address its vaccine shortage but also with this, China has made deeper inroads into the South Asian country.

It kept a low profile and bided its time, and when opportunity opened up, it acted swiftly to strike the vaccine deal with the Bangladesh government.

Since March, Bangladesh has received 9 million Sinopharm doses from China, with an additional 1.1 million doses as a gift. »

Almost $50,000 in fines handed out to churchgoers who broke COVID rules by attending The Christ Embassy service in Blacktown

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Almost $50,000 in fines have been handed out to churchgoers who broke public health orders by attending a service in Sydney's west.

Sixty people, including children, travelled to The Christ Embassy at Blacktown from COVID hotspots on Sunday evening.

The Christ Embassy was founded by Chris Oyakhilome, who previously urged his followers against getting COVID-19 vaccinations. »