The Daily Populous

Friday March 3rd, 2023 evening edition

image for Leaked audio reveals US rail workers were told to skip inspections as Ohio crash prompts scrutiny to industry

The disclosure comes as federal agencies investigate the derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.

A wheel-bearing failure was cited as the cause of the crash in a preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety Board.

Her manager told her it was OK to skip inspections.

On outbound journeys, workers were supposed to check the cars’ air brakes and make a final inspection.

But, she said, management, at the behest of corporate, undermined workers’ effectiveness on the job.

She said: “The regulation at the time stated that a wheel bearing was bad when it had ‘visible seepage’.

“Most railroad workers are fighting against an entire system that only exists as a money-making apparatus to the wealthy. »

Trump Campaign Asked Proud Boys to Attend Post-Election Rallies in Plain Clothes

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The court records demonstrate that Proud Boys leaders told members to prepare for violence at the rallies.

Prosecutors showcased communications in which members of the Proud Boys, including its then-leader Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, discussed plans to attend rallies in support of former President Donald Trump.

The campaign asked the Proud Boys to attend rallies and to appear indistinguishable from other rally-goers, rather than wearing their traditional black and yellow garb. »

The FTC has told PlayStation it has to reveal its third-party exclusivity deals

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Microsoft served Sony with the subpoena in January as part of its defence-building process ahead of an FTC lawsuit regarding its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

The FTC rejected this, saying Sony couldn’t “persuasively explain why searching for and producing [these] files presents an undue burden”.

The FTC said in January that there had been no “substantive” settlement talks with Microsoft over the proposed acquisition. »

Belgium freezes Russian assets worth EUR 58 billion

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Belgium has frozen a large part of Russian assets.

According to the statement, the country also froze EUR 191 billion of Russian financial transactions, which makes it the leader in the total volume of frozen assets in the European Union.

Read also: EU launches ad hoc group on use of Russia’s frozen assets. »