The Daily Populous

Saturday January 14th, 2023 evening edition

image for Wild video shows angry guest smashing sports car through Chinese hotel lobby: "Are you crazy?"

A disgruntled guest rammed his sports car through a Chinese hotel's doors and drove wildly around its lobby, leaving a trail of destruction after arguing with staff about his missing laptop.

Several videos published on social media showed the white car smashing the glass doors of the central Shanghai hotel from their hinges, reversing and then bursting through into the lobby, knocking over anything in its path.

A sign visible in one video shows the wild scene unfolded at the Jinling Purple Mountain Hotel Shanghai.

On Jan 10 a car crashed into the lobby of Jinling Purple Mountain Hotel Shanghai (上海金陵紫金山大酒店) in Lujiazui, Pudong after the driver, a guest at the hotel, had a spat with hotel staff over his notebook computer which purportedly went missing in his room. — Byron Wan (@Byron_Wan) January 11, 2023.

Hotel staff told AFP the laptop had been stolen and was found outside the hotel.

Onlookers and hotel staff screamed at the driver to get out of the car, banging on it and trying to smash through a window to get the keys.

According to, the Jinling Purple Mountain Hotel Shanghai is a 4-star hotel with "very good" reviews. »

Girl, 13, with incurable cancer recovers after pioneering treatment in London

Authored by

A girl’s incurable cancer has been cleared from her body after what scientists have described as the most sophisticated cell engineering to date.

Her only next step would have been palliative care, but instead, Alyssa decided to undergo an experimental new treatment.

The girl said she felt that taking the experimental treatment for the disease would help others, adding ‘of course I’m going to do it’. »

New CA & WA pay transparency laws show Blizzard pays QA way less than Riot & Bungie

Authored by

This includes high-profile names in the gaming business, such as Blizzard, Riot Games, and Bungie.

Taking a look at current listings for similar QA jobs at Riot Games (QA Engineer), Bungie (Destiny Test Lead), and Blizzard (Diablo 4 Test Lead), Blizzard is listing the lowest pay of the three.

While this is a pretty wide range, it’s below the ranges listed for Riot ($98,009 – $132,700) and Bungie ($86,000 – $108,000). »

House easily passes resolution to create bipartisan China select committee

Authored by

The House voted overwhelmingly to pass a resolution Tuesday to create a select committee focused on U.S. competition with China, fulfilling a campaign promise Republicans made in the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections.

Ahead of the midterm elections, McCarthy said House Republicans would create a select committee on China should they take control of the chamber in November.

The formation of the select committee is the Republicans’ response to the China question,” Takano said during debate on the House floor Tuesday. »

UK to transfer over 12 Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine, first 4 immediately

Authored by
image for

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has approved a plan to send 12 Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine, with the first units of armoured vehicles to be delivered immediately.

"A group of four Challenger 2 tanks will be delivered to eastern Europe immediately, with a further eight following shortly afterwards," The Sun reports.

According to media reports, the British government will officially announce the decision to transfer Challenger 2 main battle tanks to Ukraine on 16 January. »