The Daily Populous

Tuesday May 3rd, 2022 morning edition

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Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili on Monday personally handed over the first completed part of the country’s European Union membership questionnaire to Carl Hartzel, the Head of the EU Delegation to Georgia.

I have the honour to hand you over our answers to the European Commission questionnaire in order to prepare a conclusion on Georgia's application for EU membership,” the Prime Minister said to the EU official.

Carl Hartzel wished Georgia success and noted that he was “honoured” to participate in the “historic process”.

I want to thank you and emphasise that it is a great honour for me to be part of another historic moment and to stand by your side on the path to this civilisational choice,” the EU Ambassador noted in his response.

Garibashvili said the Georgian Government and “all relevant state agencies” continued to work “intensively” to complete the second, sectoral part of the questionnaire, which includes 33 chapters and up to 2300 questions.

He added the Government wanted to deliver the second part of the questionnaire to the EU ahead of the scheduled deadline of May 13.

Based on the questionnaire, the European Commission will prepare an evaluation report on granting the candidate status to the country, with the relevant decision expected by the end of June. »

Drone carrying bag of handguns from United States to Canada intercepted by tree

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One of the 11 guns Lambton OPP say was found a bag being carried via drone across the Canada-US border.

When Lambton OPP arrived to investigate, they found more than just a drone — attached to it was a plastic shopping bag and inside were 11 handguns, which investigators believe were coming from the United States.

The St. Clair Township Fire Department had to be called in to help officers remove the drone from a large tree. »

Otter spotted in the Detroit River, a hopeful sign

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A University of Windsor student recently caught an extraordinary sight on video while on a walk near the Ambassador Bridge.

"A straight-up river otter in the Detroit River!"

Beavers have also been making a comeback in the Detroit River, appearing on Belle Isle for the first time in a century about a decade ago. »

Nintendo Switch Sports smashes to No.1 | UK Boxed Charts

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Nintendo Switch Sports is comfortably No.1 in the UK boxed charts this week, according to the latest GfK data.

By comparison, Nintendo Switch Sports has sold less than half of what those games managed during the launch week.

And Cricket 22: Official Game of The Ashes is in the charts at No.26 following the game's launch on Nintendo Switch. »

Microsoft Flight Simulator is Getting DLSS and FSR Support

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It’s great to hear, then, that the game is finally getting DLSS and FSR support, which should help considerably in maintaining more stable performance.

Martial Bossard, the executive producer of Asobo Studio, mentioned that DLSS 2.0 and FSR 1.0 support will be featured in Update 10, which is set to go live sometime in July.

With over 1,000 simulated surfaces and realistic wind models across hills and mountains, Flight Simulator incorporates a physics engine to give realistic flight control surfaces. »