The Daily Populous

Friday May 13rd, 2022 evening edition

image for The invisible Ukrainian who walked 225km to safety from Mariupol

He stole by the crowds, avoiding eye contact with the soldiers, and walked up Zaporizhzhia Road.

I was dirty and covered from dust, as my house had been filled with a fog of smoke.

I walked out of the city by this motorway and at the top I turned around.

I looked back down at the city and I said to myself, it was the right decision.

Destruction in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol under the control of Russian military and pro-Russian separatists, 29 April.

Then he returned and took his dog, who walked on the beam above, with Pedin holding the lead.

“The lady asked, ‘where have you come from?’ I said, ‘I have come from Mariupol.’ She screamed: ‘Mariupol!’” Pedin recalls with a smile. »

‘Missing’ Picasso painting seemingly resurfaces on Imelda Marcos’ wall after her son’s win in presidential race

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Included in that wealth are 160 paintings and artworks, valued at millions of dollars, illegally acquired by the Marcos family.

Some of the paintings are from renowned artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Monet, and Van Gogh.

In the documentary’s next segment, Bautista shared that PCGG had filed a motion with the Sandiganbayan to seize the Picasso painting and other assets. »

Book ban efforts by conservative parents take aim at library apps

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E-reader apps that became lifelines for students during the pandemic are now in the crossfire of a culture war raging over books in schools and public libraries.

Some parents want the apps to be banned for their children or even for all students.

Now, they can easily search digital collections for books with content they object to and ask school administrators to censor or limit access with a few mouse clicks. »

Grading firm Wata is facing a lawsuit for allegedly ‘manipulating the retro game market’

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A class-action lawsuit has been brought against game grading firm Wata, which plaintiffs accuse of unfair business practices and “manipulating the retro video game market”.

Every game mentioned above was graded by Wata, a company that gives games a numerical grade depending on their quality.

Although game grading companies already existed before Wata, following its inception in 2018 Wata quickly became considered the authority. »

Russia needs de-Nazification, says Pussy Riot leader after escape

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Russia's regime critical punk music group Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina attends a band rehearsal after she escaped a house arrest in Russia, in Berlin, Germany May 11, 2022.

BERLIN, May 12 (Reuters) - Russia, not Ukraine, needs de-Nazification, the leader of anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot, who left Russia this week by disguising herself as a food courier, said before her group kicks off a concert tour against the war.

Pussy Riot was rehearsing a new song about the war, said Alyokhina. »