The Daily Populous

Sunday April 23rd, 2023 night edition

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Three people have been arrested after allegedly making online threats against the Volusia County Sheriff over comments he made against a neo-Nazi hate group.

Earlier this year, Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood addressed a spike in antisemitic fliers and messages on literature and banners, including at the Daytona International Speedway during races.

Tyler Meyer, second from left, is accused of threatening the sheriff.

We stand beside one another in this county and we stand beside our Jewish neighbors.

After the news conference, police began investigating anonymous online threats to kill the sheriff, the agency said.

On Thursday, Cristhian Zapata, 23, was arrested in Connecticut for threats made on 4chan against the sheriff, according to a release.

Meyer was taken into custody in San Diego and is to be extradited to Volusia County, according to the release. »

Russian billionaires see wealth rise to over half a trillion dollars

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Russia has 110 official billionaires in the list, up 22 from last year, according to Forbes' Russian edition, which said their total wealth increased to $505 billion from $353 billion when the 2022 list was announced.

"Last year's rating results were also influenced by apocalyptic predictions about the Russian economy," Forbes said, adding that the total wealth of Russia's billionaires was $606 billion in 2021, before the war began.

New Russian names in the Forbes list include billionaires who made their money in snacks, supermarkets, chemicals, building and pharmaceuticals, indicating that Russian domestic demand has remained strong despite the sanctions. »

Alaska Supreme Court, in landmark ruling, says partisan gerrymandering violates state constitution

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In a landmark decision, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled Friday that partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional under the Alaska Constitution’s equal protection doctrine.

“We expressly recognize that partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional under the Alaska Constitution,” the court’s opinion says on page 91.

“For the first time the Alaska Supreme Court has interpreted the equal protection doctrine to prohibit gerrymandering for partisan purposes. »

Miller High Life: Belgium destroys shipment of American beer after taking issue with 'Champagne of Beer' slogan

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Belgium has destroyed a shipment of American beer after taking exception to its maker’s slogan that it was “The Champagne of Beers.”.

Belgian customs crushed the 2,352 cans of Miller High Life beer earlier this week, reasoning that they were improperly labeled as Champagne.

According to its website, it began to use the slogan “The Champagne of Bottle Beer” three years later, shortening it to “The Champagne of Beers” in 1969. »

How Dambuster finally brought Dead Island 2 over the finish line

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One thing that should be made clear: the Dead Island 2 now on shelves is not the game that began development at Yager.

"We had a particular sort of vision and a passion for what Dead Island 2 should be," Stenton explains.

Dambuster also didn't feel beholden to that E3 2014 trailer that first unveiled Dead Island 2 to the world. »