The Daily Populous

Thursday January 19th, 2023 morning edition

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PM Jacinda Ardern announces her shock resignation at the Labour Party caucus retreat in Napier saying she 'no longer has that bit extra in the tank'.

The PM said her team were well placed to take the country forward and contest the next election.

“I am not leaving because I believe we can’t win the election but because I believe we can and will.”.

Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford leave the press conference together on Thursday.

Ardern said she had the support of her family to continue - but they had also supported her decision.

Jacinda Ardern choked back tears as she revealed she was stepping down as Prime Minister.

On behalf of the National Party, I offer to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern our thanks for her service to New Zealand. »

French union threatens to cut electricity to MPs, billionaires amid nationwide strike

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PARIS, Jan 18 (Reuters) - France's hardline CGT union has threatened to cut off electricity supplies to lawmakers and billionaires before a nationwide strike on Thursday, in an increasingly acrimonious showdown over the government's plan to raise the retirement age.

Employees in sectors including transport, education and energy across France will take part in Thursday's strike, with major protest marches expected in Paris and other cities.

"It would be good if we cut off their electricity so that they can put themselves, for a few days, in the shoes of ... French people who can't afford to pay their bill.". »

Phil Spencer says game companies must ‘turn away from dividing players and creators’

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Phil Spencer has used an awards speech to state his opinion that game companies have a responsibility to ensure players and developers aren’t divided, and are instead united.

“Today, as creators, as leaders, as world builders, our greatest responsibility is to inspire and invite joy,” Spencer said.

“We turn away from dividing players and creators, and instead towards each other, as we advance and amplify joy together. »

Michael Haight Obituary in Spectrum Pulled Over Murder-Suicide

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The obituary described his children as “truly a cherished miracle” despite of the fact that he killed them.

Attempts to read the obituary now redirect the reader to the newspaper’s main page.

His children “were truly a cherished miracle” to him, it proclaimed, adding that he “enjoyed making memories with the family.”. »