The Daily Populous

Thursday March 31st, 2022 morning edition

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Bellis, who could have issued an order for Jones’ arrest to compel him to testify instead said the escalating daily fine would begin on Friday and would end only after Jones completed a full day’s deposition.

“If Mr. Jones’ counsel this afternoon informs (the families’) counsel that he will sit on Friday (for questioning under oath) and if he does, there will be no fine,” the judge said by way of example.

“If Mr. Jones sits on Tuesday April 5th, the fine will be $25,000 for Friday and $50,000 for Monday for a total of $75,000.”.

But on Wednesday one of those parents told Hearst Connecticut Media that he would reject Jones’ settlement offer and was “going to trial to fight him.”.

Meanwhile Jones has admitted to viewers that he is feeling stressed, and may have cardiovascular symptoms related to his COVID-19 infection last year.

Bellis said the fines were designed to compel Jones to complete his pretrial deposition as soon as possible.

“It is clear that the (families) simply want and are entitled to the deposition of Mr. Jones who has continued to deliberately disregard the court process.”. »

Sen. Mitt Romney suggests he'd back cutting retirement benefits for younger Americans

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Romney suggested he would favor cutting retirement benefits for younger Americans to address the debt.

Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah suggested that he'd favor cutting retirement benefits for younger Americans in a bid to stabilize safety net programs.

He didn't specify which programs, but a pair of safety-net programs that provide benefits to retirees include Social Security and Medicare. »

Breakaway Georgian territory of South Ossetia plans to join Russia

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The president of the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia said on Wednesday that the territory would take steps in the near future to become part of Russia.

Moscow recognized the territory and the coastal region of Abkhazia as independent after fighting a war with Georgia in 2008.

The republic of South Ossetia will be part of its historical homeland – Russia.”. »

Epic facing new lawsuit over Fortnite dance emotes

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Epic facing new lawsuit over Fortnite dance emotes YouTuber Kyle Hanagami claims company repurposed one of his copyrighted choreographies.

YouTuber and choreographer Kyle Hanagami has filed a lawsuit against Epic Games over alleged unauthorised use of a dance move in Fortnite.

The suit alleges that the Fortnite emote copies the hook of Hanagami's own dance move without permission to do so. »

Kellogg’s workers win big raise at Cheez-It plant

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— Kellogg’s workers at a Cheez-It plant won a new contract with a substantial pay bump.

Workers at the plant in Omaha, Nebraska plant won a raise of more than 15% wage increases over three years, according to the Associated Press.

The Nebraska plant was among the four Kellogg’s facilities that had workers walk out in October. »