The Daily Populous

Monday November 22nd, 2021 night edition

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Consumer Reports, a nonprofit organization that evaluates products and services, said Tesla, the world's most valuable automaker, ranked 27th out of 28 brands, just ahead of Ford Motor Co's (F.N) Lincoln brand.

"Electric SUVs as a vehicle category is the absolute bottom in terms of reliability," Consumer Reports director of vehicle testing Jake Fisher said Thursday during a presentation to the Detroit Automotive Press Association.

Among electric SUVs, Fisher said Ford Motor Co's Mustang Mach-E "is the only one with above-average reliability.".

Consumer Reports recommends the Tesla Model 3 sedan and rates its reliability as "average."

Consumer Reports has been critical of Tesla's Autopilot and Full Self Driving automated driving systems.

Fisher said Consumer Reports still has concerns that drivers will rely too much on technology that cannot safely take over driving, but that did not factor into the reliability scores.

The Buick Envision, which is assembled in China, was the most reliable compact luxury SUV in the Consumer Reports survey. »

Octopuses, crabs and lobsters to be recognised as sentient beings under UK law following LSE report findings

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Octopuses, crabs and lobsters will receive greater welfare protection in UK law following an LSE report which demonstrates that there is strong scientific evidence that these animals have the capacity to experience pain, distress or harm.

The UK government has today confirmed that that the scope of the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill will be extended to all decapod crustaceans and cephalopod molluscs.

One way the UK can lead on animal welfare is by protecting these invertebrate animals that humans have often completely disregarded.". »

Study: Gay men earn undergraduate and graduate degrees at the highest rate in the US

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Recent news about the significant shift of women outpacing men in attending college—now a 60/40 ratio—overlooks one of the highest-achieving groups of all: gay men.

More information: Joel Mittleman, Intersecting the Academic Gender Gap: The Education of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual America, (2021).

Journal information: American Sociological Review Joel Mittleman, Intersecting the Academic Gender Gap: The Education of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual America,(2021). »

Suspected Neo-Nazi's Astonishing Weapons Arsenal Seized By Anti Terror Cops

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Austrian anti-terrorism police have busted a suspected neo-Nazi and his wife for possession of a huge arsenal of illegal weapons, over a ton of ammunition and a variety of Nazi paraphernalia.

The police said they had imposed a gun ban on the man and his wife, who are both 53.

Neither of the suspects have been named and neither the suspect nor his wife confessed during questioning, according to the police. »

Amazon employees in 20 countries will strike on Black Friday for better working conditions as part of global 'Make Amazon Pay' campaign

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Amazon employees in 20 countries are preparing to strike on Black Friday as part of the "Make Amazon Pay" campaign.

Amazon employees around the world are preparing to strike on Black Friday in an effort to improve working conditions and demand accountability from top executives.

The protests come amid growing dissent from Amazon employees over working conditions, including long hours, low pay, and complex performance review systems. »