The Daily Populous

Monday October 18th, 2021 evening edition

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), a physician, told me during an "Axios on HBO" interview that he favors cognition tests for aging leaders of all three branches of government.

Cassidy, a gastroenterologist, told me during our wide-ranging interview in Chalmette, La., that in your 80s, you begin a "rapid decline.".

So anybody in a position of responsibility who may potentially be on that slope, that is of concern.

"I'm told that there have been senators in the past who, at the end of their Senate terms were senile," Cassidy added.

Asked if he'd favor such a test for those leaders, Cassidy said: "Of course.".

Go deeper: Cassidy warns of "true colors" test. »

Diver pulls 900-year-old Crusader sword from seafloor

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A diver found a 900-year-old sword dating back to the Crusader period off the Carmel beach in the north of the country, along with various other artifacts, the Israel Antiques Authority said Monday.

Spying stone and metal anchors, Katzin also noticed the sword, which was encrusted with marine life.

“The sword, which has been preserved in perfect condition, is a beautiful and rare find and evidently belonged to a Crusader knight,” said Nir Distelfeld, inspector for the IAI’s Robbery Prevention Unit. »

Final Fantasy 14 (FFXIV) for Xbox discussions with Microsoft are 'positive,' says game director Naoki Yoshida

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In the interview (you can view his comments at around 3:40), Yoshida says, "we are still in discussions with Microsoft and I feel like our discussions are going in a positive-like tone.

Final Fantasy XIV has been enjoying a huge boom in popularity and financial success in the past few months.

Final Fantasy XIV's fourth expansion, Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker will be released on Nov. 23, 2021 for PC and PlayStation systems. »

Sun, sea and the opposite sex as Saudi slowly loosens up

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Saudis are being permitted to mix at parties attended by both sexes, as the kingdom continues a liberalisation drive.

For Asma, spending a day on the beach with her boyfriend was unthinkable until recently in deeply conservative Saudi Arabia.

Music was banned in public places until 2017, a measure enforced by the religious police, and women were only allowed to drive a year later. »

Miami private school to require students getting COVID vaccine to stay home for 30 days after each dose

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MIAMI (WSVN) - A Miami school that made headlines for saying it would penalize teachers who got the COVID-19 vaccine is now requiring students who get vaccinated to remain home for 30 days after each dose.

“Because of the potential impact on other students and our school community, vaccinated students will need to stay at home for 30 days post-vaccination for each dose and booster they receive and may return to school after 30 days as long as the student is healthy and symptom-free.”.

Centner Academy first made headlines in April when the school’s owners told their staff to hold off on getting vaccinated. »