The Daily Populous

Monday October 18th, 2021 morning edition

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Progressive Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused Senator Kyrsten Sinema of putting the interests of "lobbyists over people," touting her higher fundraising haul as evidence of support for the progressive agenda.

Sinema, an Arizona Democrat, has emerged as a key moderate pushing back against President Joe Biden's Build Back Better agenda.

You don’t have to put corporate lobbyists over people to legislate, fundraise, and win.

The group's tweet compared the third-quarter fundraising hauls of Sinema and Ocasio-Cortez.

"Q3 fundraising totals: AOC: $1,679,781, Kyrsten Sinema: $1,138,017," People for Bernie wrote.

Sinema has suggested she would back a smaller version of the bill, but it remains unclear how Democrats will compromise.

Three-quarters (75 percent) of the Arizona respondents to the poll also said they disapproved of the job Sinema is doing in Congress. »

Nine UK schools start scanning children’s faces to take their lunch money

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Several schools in Scotland are set to start using facial recognition software to allow pupils to pay for their lunches.

The system, installed in nine sites in North Ayrshire, scans the faces of pupils at the tills in order to save time during the busy lunch hour.

It checks them off against a register of faces stored on the school’s servers and replaces software that used fingerprint scanners. »

Knife found under Parliament to be returned to Algonquin nations in historic move

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Archeologists say the return of the stone knife, which is estimated to be 4,000 years old, is a historic move that officially recognizes Indigenous Peoples inhabited the land -- considered unceded territory -- that is now the site of Parliament Hill.

Until then, it will be shown in Indigenous communities, including schools, according to Doug Odjick, a member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg council.

The two First Nations who will share the knife are in talks with the federal government about "showing it off," said Odjick. »

Woman conceived through rape wins award for campaign to convict father

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A woman conceived through rape who campaigned for nine years to bring her father to justice has won a prestigious award.

Daisy was awarded the Emma Humphreys memorial prize, which recognises women who make outstanding contributions towards ending male violence.

She is also calling for better treatment and support from the justice system for children conceived through rape. »

India’s Fog of Misunderstanding Surrounding Nepal–China Relations

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The Working Paper looks at the impact that New Delhi’s misperceptions of Sino-Nepali relations, termed the “fog of misunderstanding,” has had in the context of the triangular relations between China, India, and Nepal.

The paper concludes with an examination of the possible options for India to chart a path out of this fog of misunderstanding and to re-strategize relations with Nepal.

Thus the fog of misunderstanding about the Nepal-China relationship appeared from the very start of independent India’s relations with Nepal. »