The Daily Populous

Tuesday July 5th, 2022 morning edition

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Sri Lanka has less than a day’s worth of fuel left, the energy minister says, with public transport grinding to a halt as the country’s economic crisis deepens.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Al Jazeera last week the petrol shortage will last until July 22 when the next oil shipment is expected.

He said a gas deal has been secured which will ensure supplies for the next four months.

“It [fuel shortage] is a big setback to the economy and has caused lot of hardship to people.

Last week, Sri Lanka announced a two-week halt to all fuel sales except for essential services to save petrol and diesel for emergencies.

Sri Lanka has has been getting most of its fuel needs from neighbouring India, which provided it with a credit line.

However, an immediate release of funds from the IMF is unlikely because the country has first to get its debt on to a sustainable path. »

Hours After Mass Shooting, GOP Candidate Says Time to ‘Move On’ and ‘Celebrate’

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Hours after a gunman opened fire during an Independence Day parade in a Chicago suburb, Illinois state Senator Darren Bailey, a Republican, called for people to “move on and… celebrate.”.

The shooting broke out around 10:15 a.m., minutes into the start of the parade in Highland Park, Illinois.

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker tweeted that Bailey “represents the worst of Donald Trump’s agenda. »

Rockstar Abandons Plans To Remaster GTA IV and RDR Following The Poor Reception to GTA Trilogy.

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Rockstar Games was planning to remaster GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption, but they had to abandon them after the failure of the GTA Trilogy.

It appears that based on the reception of the GTA Trilogy, Rockstar Games might not release a remaster of the first Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto IV.

GTA Trilogy was a complete remaster of the original 3D GTA games that launched on the PS2. »