The Daily Populous

Sunday January 29th, 2023 day edition

image for Pro-western Petr Pavel sweeps to landslide win in race for Czech presidency

Pavel’s supporters immediately hailed the result as a victory for liberal democracy over oligarchic populism, which they believe Babiš represents.

He called his win a victory for “truth, dignity, respect and humility” and vowed to seek national unity after an election campaign widely denounced as bitterly divisive.

“We have different views on many things, but that doesn’t mean we are enemies,” said Pavel.

He attracted a wide array of popular support – notably from younger voters – with liberal social policies, including support for gay marriage, which is still prohibited in the Czech Republic.

Pavel will replace the controversial incumbent president, Miloš Zeman, who steps down in March at the end of his second term.

“We’ve had in the last 10 years a president who in many ways was a disgrace for the Czech Republic.

“Pavel will try his best to somehow represent the whole of society. »

Turkey alerts citizens to risk of attack in United States, Europe on heels of Western warnings

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ANKARA, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Turkey warned its citizens on Saturday against "possible Islamophobic, xenophobic and racist attacks" in the United States and Europe after its Western allies cautioned their citizens in Turkey about possible terror attacks.

Recent increases in "anti-Islam and racist acts" reflect the dangerous dimensions of religious intolerance and hatred in Europe, the ministry said.

Several embassies in Ankara including those of the United States, Germany, France and Italy on Friday released security alerts for their citizens in Turkey that flagged "possible retaliatory attacks by terrorists against places of worship.". »

Republicans Want to Raise Retirement Age to 70 as Life Expectancy Is Falling

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The party is considering a proposal to raise the retirement age for Social Security to 70, per The Washington Post, which means that workers and retirees would have to work an additional 3 to 4 years to receive full benefit.

This proposal would mostly affect younger workers who have not yet started to receive benefits from the program.

Under this proposal, Americans could expect to be able to enjoy retirement for only about six years, if the most recent life expectancy estimates hold: In 2021, the average life expectancy in the U.S. dropped to 76 years and one month. »

GTA The Trilogy To Get New Patch On Steam For Fixing Issues

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It appears that GTA: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition will be receiving a patch on Steam in order to fix its glaring technical issues.

Rockstar Games may be working on a patch for GTA: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition, based on recent activity seen on the Steam Database.

The major patch that was supposed to have fixed a large number of the glaring technical issues with GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition hardly fixed any of said issues. »