The Daily Populous

Thursday December 29th, 2022 day edition

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Rebecca Scofield is an author and assistant professor of history at the university focusing on gender, sexuality and the American West, among other topics, according to her website.

Two people place flowers at a growing memorial in front of a campus entrance sign for the University of Idaho, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Moscow, Idaho.

"What's even worse is that these untrue statements create safety issues for the Professor and her family," the statement continued.

Professor Scofield twice sent cease and desist letters to Ms. Guillard, but Ms. Guillard has continued to make false statements, knowing they are false.

A flyer asks the public for information as police investigate the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students in Moscow, Idaho.

"Professor Scofield did not participate in the murders, and she had never met any of the victims, let alone entered a romantic relationship with them.

Guillard's videos have been viewed millions of times, amplifying Guillard's online persona at the expense of Professor Scofield's reputation.". »

NY Rep.-elect Santos investigated for lying about his past

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FILE - Rep.-elect George Santos, R-New York, speaks at an annual leadership meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Las Vegas.

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep.-elect George Santos of New York was under investigation by Long Island prosecutors on Wednesday, after revelations surfaced that the now-embattled Republican lied about his heritage, education and professional pedigree as he campaigned for office.

The Times quoted local prosecutors as saying the case was dormant because Santos had never appeared in court. »

Ban on single-use restaurant tableware hailed as fast-food ‘revolution’ in France

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Chains such as McDonald’s, Burger King, Starbucks and Subway are facing what environmentalists have called a “revolution” on 1 January as pioneering new measures come into force in France to combat waste.

The roughly 30,000 fast-food outlets in France serve 6bn meals a year, generating an estimated 180,000 tonnes of waste.

Zero Waste France and other groups are pressuring the government to carry out proper checks on whether fast food restaurants are respecting the law, and hand out fines if necessary. »

Can a Video Game Be Prestige TV?

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In 2001, a Japanese developer released Ico, a minimalist puzzle-based game about a boy and a girl escaping a castle.

Druckmann recounted the experience when I met him in Santa Monica at the headquarters of Naughty Dog, the studio behind The Last of Us.

He saw Alfonso Cuarón’s “Children of Men” while working on a game called Uncharted, and, he remembered, “It made me angry.” »

Pakistan court frees rapist after "agreement" to marry his victim

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Pakistan rights campaigners accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of "baffling ignorance" after the former playboy cricketer blamed a rise in rape cases on how women dress.

Peshawar, Pakistan — A Pakistan court freed a rapist after he married his victim in a settlement brokered by a council of elders in the northwest of the country, his lawyer said Wednesday.

"The rapist and the victim are from the same extended family," Amjad Ali, Khan's lawyer, told AFP. »