The Daily Populous

Saturday February 5th, 2022 night edition

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Iceland, one of the only countries that still hunts whales commercially, along with Norway and Japan, plans to end whaling from 2024 as demand dwindles, the fisheries minister has said.

“There are few justifications to authorise the whale hunt beyond 2024,” when current quotas expire, Svandis Svavarsdóttir, a member of the Left Green party, wrote in Morgunblaðið newspaper.

“There is little proof that there is any economic advantage to this activity,” she said.

Demand for Icelandic whale meat has decreased dramatically since Japan – the main market for whale meat – returned to commercial whaling in 2019 after withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission (IWC).

The hunt had also become too expensive after a no-fishing coastal zone was extended, requiring whalers to go even farther offshore.

Social distancing restrictions to combat the coronavirus pandemic also meant Icelandic whale meat processing plants were unable to operate as normal.

Iceland resumed commercial whaling in 2006 despite a 1986 IWC moratorium, which it had opposed. »

G.O.P. Declares Jan. 6 Attack ‘Legitimate Political Discourse’

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More than a year later, the party is still wrestling with how much criticism and dissent it will tolerate.

He did not mention that the party chairwoman who presided over the meeting and orchestrated the censure resolution, Ms. McDaniel, is his niece.

It has no prosecutorial powers, and is charged with drawing up a report and producing recommendations to prevent anything similar from happening again. »

Adam Carolla Says Nobody Would Listen to AOC if She Was 'Fat and in Her Sixties'

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“If AOC was fat and in her sixties, would anyone listen to another thing she ever said” — Acyn (@Acyn) February 4, 2022.

"If AOC was fat and in her 60s, would anyone listen to another thing she ever said?"

Read more AOC Mocks Sinema's Complaints About Senate's Slow Voting Process AOC Mocks Sinema's Complaints About Senate's Slow Voting Process. »

Body camera video shows Minneapolis officers shooting Black man during no-knock warrant. Attorneys say he wasn't the target

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Minneapolis officers were executing the warrant tied to a homicide investigation in nearby St. Paul, according to Minneapolis police.

Police body camera footage shows officers entering the home moments before encountering Amir Locke, who was shot and killed.

After police entered the apartment, officers quickly identified a man inside, body camera footage shows. »

China, Russia partner up against West at Olympics summit

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"If Russia further invades Ukraine and China looks the other way, it suggests that China is willing to tolerate or tacitly support Russia’s efforts to coerce Ukraine...".

- China joined Russia in calling for an end to NATO enlargement and supported its demand for security guarantees from the West.

In the technology arena, Russia and China said they were ready to strengthen cooperation on artificial intelligence and information security. »