The Daily Populous

Thursday March 23rd, 2023 night edition

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The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is scheduled to host what has been billed as the "largest LGBTQ+ conference in the world" later this year, in a move that could trigger conflict with Governor Ron DeSantis who has already clashed with the entertainment behemoth over LGBTQ rights.

Out & Equal, a group that campaigns for gay, lesbian and transgender rights in the workplace, is due to hold its 2023 workplace summit at the resort, from September 11-14.

In February, DeSantis signed into law a bill appointing a five-person board to oversee Reedy Creek Improvement District, which Disney has managed as a largely self-governing authority over the past 50 years.

The move followed a statement from Disney criticizing DeSantis's Parental Rights in Education legislation, dubbed the "Don't Say Gay Bill" by critics.

Out & Equal lists the Walt Disney Company as a top-tier "titanium" supporter, along with other major brands including Apple, Uber and Bank of America.

Newsweek reached out to the Walt Disney Company and Governor DeSantis via email for comment.

Walt Disney World Resort president Jeff Vahle said the company was "ready to work within this new framework. »

Redfall Has No In-Game Store or MTX, Will Be Arkane’s Most Supported Title

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After playing, I interviewed Arkane Austin veteran and Redfall creative director Harvey Smith, who revealed that there won't be any in-game store or microtransactions in the game.

He also confirmed that Redfall is set to become the most supported title ever made by the studio after its debut.

We try to be very clear that there are no microtransactions and there is no store in the game. »

Roman sewer works reveal statue of emperor posing as Hercules

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ROME, Feb 1 (Reuters) - A life-sized statue of a Roman emperor posing as the classical hero Hercules has been discovered during sewer repair works near the Appia Antica (Appian Way), ancient Rome's first highway.

"This face appeared, and it was then immediately identified as a character dressed as Hercules," Francesca Romana Paolillo, archaeologist at the Appia Antica park, told Reuters.

[1/5] Restorer from Appia Antica archaeological park Sara Iovine cleans a life-sized statue of a Roman emperor posing as the classical hero Hercules after it was discovered during sewer repair works near the old Appian Way, ancient Rome's first highway, in Rome, Italy, February 1, 2023. »

India and U.S. working to finalise Air Information Sharing agreement

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After signing all the four foundational agreements to take forward strategic partnership, India and the U.S. are now working to finalise an “air information sharing agreement”, said Frank Kendall, Secretary, U.S. Air Force, on Tuesday.

“The U.S. has moved forward more than it did in the past in terms of technology sharing with India.

India has now signed all four foundational agreements with the U.S.; the logistics agreement in 2016, Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) in 2018 and Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geo-Spatial cooperation (BECA) in 2020. »

DeSantis sees lowest level of support since December in new poll, trails Trump by 28 points

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) received just 26 percent support in the latest GOP presidential poll from Morning Consult — the lowest number he’s hit in the survey since December.

DeSantis, who has not entered the GOP primary but is expected to do so, trailed former President Trump, who won 54 percent, by 28 percentage points in the new poll published on Tuesday.

Haley announced her presidential campaign last month, while Pence is expected to join the race. »