The Daily Populous

Tuesday June 27th, 2023 evening edition

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A university janitor who turned off a freezer after hearing multiple “annoying alarms,” ruined more than 20 years of research, according to a lawsuit filed against his employer by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York.

The janitor, who is not being sued in the lawsuit, was a contractor with Daigle Cleaning Systems Inc., who worked for several months in 2020 at the private research university in Troy, New York.

The school is seeking more than $1 million in damages and legal fees from Daigle Cleaning Systems as a result of the incident.

The college does not believe the janitor is at fault but instead blames Daigle Cleaning Systems for failing to properly train and supervise him, according to the suit.

“Defendant, by and through its negligent, careless, and/or reckless supervision and control of [the janitor], caused damage to certain cell cultures, samples, and/or research in the Lab,” the university claims.

CNN reached out to attorneys for Daigle Cleaning Systems and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for comment.

But, on September 17, the janitor heard what he later called “annoying alarms,” according to the suit. »

Donald Trump threatens to boycott 2024 Republican debate over Fox News coverage

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Donald Trump threatens to boycott 2024 Republican debate over Fox News coverage.

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump jacked up threats Monday that he will skip at least the first Republican debate, complaining that one of the sponsors, Fox News, has ignored his recent campaign events.

In recent years, Trump has attacked coverage on Fox News, which will supply questioners for the Milwaukee debate. »

Olivia Chow wins Toronto mayoral race to become first woman to lead the city since amalgamation

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Olivia Chow has been elected mayor of Toronto, CP24 declares, ending almost 13 years of right-leaning rule at Toronto City Hall and becoming the first woman and the first visible minority person to lead post-amalgamation Toronto.

The second time turned out to be the charm for Chow, who ran for mayor and lost to John Tory in 2014.

He released a statement Monday congratulating Chow and saying he would help her succeed as mayor in any way he can. »