The Daily Populous

Monday December 20th, 2021 morning edition

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APTOPIX Chile Election Supporters of Chile's President elect Gabriel Boric, of the "I approve Dignity" coalition, celebrate his victory in the presidential run-off election, in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021.

SANTIAGO, Chile — (AP) — A leftist millennial who rose to prominence during anti-government protests was elected Chile’s next president Sunday after a bruising campaign against a free-market firebrand likened to Donald Trump.

He then later traveled personally to Boric's campaign headquarters to meet with his rival.

Meanwhile, outgoing President Sebastian Pinera — a conservative billionaire — held a video conference with Boric to offer his government's full support during the three month transition.

He also promised to end Chile's private pension system — the hallmark of the neoliberal economic model imposed by the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

At 35, Boric will become Chile’s youngest modern president when he takes office in March and only the second millennial to lead in Latin America, after El Salvador’s Nayib Bukele.

His government is likely to be closely watched throughout Latin America, where Chile has long been a harbinger of regional trends. »

Chinese tennis star Peng denies that she made accusation of sexual assault

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Chinese tennis star Peng denies that she made accusation of sexual assault Peng’s remarks on Sunday marked the first time she had addressed the matter on camera in public.

Article content BEIJING — Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai said on Sunday that she had never accused anyone of sexually assaulting her, and that a social media post she had made early last month had been misunderstood. »

One farmer's seaweed discovery could help slow methane emissions — and change the world

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On Prince Edward Island in Canada, farmer Joe Dorgan's unlikely discovery has the potential to change the world.

Dorgan knew instinctively that seaweed would be healthy for cows, but research revealed an unintended consequence: seaweed made cows less gassy.

Kinley's research showed Asparagopsis, a common type of red seaweed, has the potential to virtually eliminate methane emissions from livestock. »

Mississippi Man Sues R.Kelly For Ruining His Marriage

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R. Kelly is heading back to court yet again, but this time the disgraced singer will faceoff a man who has accused the star of ruining his marriage.

In 2012, the Mississippi sheriff claimed that Kelly had an affair with his former wife, Asia Childress.

According to Mississippi law, you can sue your spouse for committing adultery if you can provide the necessary evidence, the Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog states. »