The Daily Populous

Thursday September 29th, 2022 morning edition

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A 17 year old Ukrainian student has won a $100,000 global student prize for developing a drone that detects landmines.

Igor Klymenko was selected from more than 7,000 students to win the prestigious prize which was awarded in New York.

Igor, from Kyiv, moved to the countryside at the start of the Russian invasion to finish his final year of high school.

Since the start of the war Igor has also been conducting online maths and physics lessons for his peers.

He told the Evening Standard: “I plan to use most of the money to develop my device and help me raise the issue of landmines globally.

I would also like to use some of it to help other Ukrainian students further their education.”.

Igor’s Quadcopter Mines Detector, which has received two official patents from Ukraine, detects anti-personnel and anti-vehicle landmines and provides coordinates of their location within two centimetres. »

Man caught on video urinating on ex-wife’s grave ‘almost every morning,’ NJ reports say

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A man in New Jersey is accused of habitually urinating on his ex-wife’s grave, according to media reports.

The 68-year-old man visited the cemetery “almost every morning between 6:14 a.m. and 6:18 a.m. with his current wife” and urinated on Torello’s grave, according to the Post.

DNA testing proved the man was indeed the child’s father, according to the Post, and Torello remarried later. »

Italians march for abortion rights after far-right election victory

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Many cited curbs on abortion in many U.S. states after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down landmark legislation that had guaranteed access to abortion for decades as an indication of trends internationally.

The elections also swept away veterans of successful battles for civil rights, including divorce and abortion, as well as lawmakers still struggling for freedoms like same-sex marriage.

Alessia Crocini, who heads the Rainbow Families group advocating rights for LBGTQ families, called Meloni’s victory “terrible news.” »

Iran’s Crisis of Legitimacy

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The protests present the Iranian regime with a far more immediate crisis than the selection of Khamenei’s eventual successor.

In preparing for the succession of a new supreme leader, the deep state seeks, above all, to preserve the status quo.

Across Iran, thousands of angry protesters continue to chant “death to Khomeini,” “clerics get out,” and “Mojtaba, may you die and not become Supreme Leader.” »

Record methane leak flows from damaged Baltic Sea pipelines

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Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen says she "cannot rule out" sabotage after three leaks were detected on Nord Stream 1 and 2.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Methane leaking from the damaged Nord Stream pipelines is likely to be the biggest burst of the potent greenhouse gas on record, by far.

It is also the equivalent of one third of Denmark’s total annual greenhouse gas emissions, a Danish official warned Wednesday. »