The Daily Populous

Sunday October 31st, 2021 day edition

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A Duval Schools English teacher who was just named Teacher of the Year at Darnell-Cookman Middle/High has been charged with a count of child abuse against a student at the school.

On Wednesday, the Duval County Public Schools Instagram account posted a photo of Lee, congratulating her for being named the school's Teacher of the Year.

In related news: Former Mayport Elementary teacher guilty of distributing child sex videos on the internet.

Lee told police, according to the report, that she left her door open when the student was in her classroom.

The student reported hearing the teacher raise her voice as he was standing in the hallway.

Lee was arrested that morning after the officer spoke with the student victim, Lee and four witnesses — though no one else was inside the classroom with Lee and the student.

Lee has been removed from the classroom and will not return, pending judicial and internal procedures, the principal said. »

Shell and BP paid zero tax on North Sea gas and oil for three years

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Shell and BP paid no corporation tax or production levies on North Sea oil operations between 2018 and 2020, and claimed tax reliefs of nearly £400m, according to annual “payments to governments” reports analysed by the Observer.

The North Sea is now one of the most profitable areas in the world for oil and gas production, after tax cuts by the government to encourage production.

The company said it paid no corporation tax on North Sea production last year because of tax losses in previous years. »

AOC calls Facebook a ‘cancer to democracy’ after Meta rebrand

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Meta as in “we are a cancer to democracy metastasizing into a global surveillance and propaganda machine for boosting authoritarian regimes and destroying civil society… for profit!”

These reports have only motivated lawmakers to pursue further legislative action, and Facebook’s corporate rebrand hasn’t distracted them from these efforts.

Warren reinforced this point in a Thursday tweet, writing, “Facebook changing their corporate name to Meta isn’t going to change the underlying facts. »

Philadelphia to become first major US city to ban police from stopping drivers for low-level traffic violations

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(CNN) When Philadelphia's mayor signs landmark legislation as soon as this week, the city will become the first major US city to ban police from stopping drivers for low-level traffic violations -- stops that studies show target Black drivers at disproportionately higher rates.

While Philadelphia is the largest city to ban such traffic stops, some local and state governments have also enacted similar policies.

As of this year, Black drivers account for 67% of stops compared to just 12% of White drivers, the data shows. »

Id Software is hiring for ‘a long-running iconic action FPS’

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Id Software is hiring for what it calls a “long-running iconic action FPS” project.

The list of qualifications desired for the role also requests that the applicant is “Well versed in Fantasy and Sci-Fi art styles”.

While the listings don’t explicitly say which franchise the jobs are for, “long-running iconic action FPS” potentially narrows the project down to either Doom and Quake. »