The Daily Populous

Tuesday August 31st, 2021 evening edition

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A former British solder is set to flee Afghanistan with hundreds of Afghans — including his own staff — by travelling through Taliban-controlled land.

The 37-year-old, who used to work as a bodyguard to British ambassadors abroad, toldThe Telegraph he felt “massively let down” by the government.

Thousands of British nationals and Afghan allies have been evacuated from Afghanistan since its fall to the Taliban earlier this month.

Mr Slater, who used worked for the Royal Military Police, reportedly supported dozens of evacuations in the UK’s airlift programme.

Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, said the number of UK nationals still in the country was in the “low hundreds”.

He was unable to give a “definitive” figure on how many Afghans the UK failed to airlift to safety after the Taliban seized power.

The foreign secretary also said it would be a “challenge” for people trying to escape Afghanistan by fleeing to a border. »

Rumour: Nintendo Will Expand Its Switch Online Service With Game Boy And Game Boy Color Titles

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In the latest "Nate the Hate" podcast, known insider 'NateDrake' talks about how Nintendo might be adding Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles in the coming weeks.

While the purpose of the remaining emulators still hasn't been revealed, both Nate and his co-host 'MVG' believe the third one 'Hiyoko' is likely for "Game Boy and Game Boy Color" titles.

Nintendo Life has also confirmed with its own sources that Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles are likely coming to the Switch Online service "really soon". »

Dairy Queen customer urinates at counter after mask dispute on Vancouver Island

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VICTORIA -- A disgruntled customer at a Dairy Queen in Port Alberni, B.C., took out his frustration over being told to wear a mask by relieving himself in front of staff at the counter.

The incident was captured on camera and appears to show the man urinating on the counter following an altercation with restaurant employees.

In the video, the man can be heard arguing with staff and refusing to wear a mask before he unzips his pants. »

Berlin’s university canteens go almost meat-free as students prioritise climate

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In 2019, Berlin universities fed about 5.6 million meals to students in its canteens.

“The great success of the vegetarian and vegan canteens have made it clear that students’ consumer behaviour is changing,” said Studierendenwerk’s Kummle.

The city’s Humboldt University is planning to become climate neutral by 2030, Berlin’s Technical University is hoping to reach the same target by 2045. »

Nightclub in Glasgow will harness energy from dancers

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One recently unveiled initiative involves the legendary Glasgow club SWG3, which will be trialing an innovative scheme that aims to generate energy from its dance floor — all in a bid to power the venue more sustainably.

Dubbed BODYHEAT, the system harnesses the energy created by staff and revelers inside the venue and then converts it into an energy source for heating and cooling outlets.

The body heat that’s harnessed can then be converted into energy to keep the lights on and the music playing all night long. »