The Daily Populous

Saturday July 15th, 2023 evening edition

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Lee scored her third and final IM norm at the Montreal Classic, where she began with an unbeaten 4/6 against grandmasters, and narrowly missed a GM result.

In a recent interview on the Chessbase website, Lee spoke of her ambitions, her future targets, her support from the Samford Fellowship, and her training methods.

She credits the patience and persistence of her longtime coach, GM Dmitry Gurevich, for transforming her game.

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One of his best games was against Raunak Sadhwani, the Indian talent who recently defeated Nigel Short in a match in Maharashtra.

3873: 1 Qd7+ Kh6 (if Kg8 2 Qxc8+ or Qg7 2 Re7 wins the queen) 2 Nf5+!

and if gxf5 3 Re6 wins the queen, or Kg5 3 f4+ Kh5 3 Qd1 mate. »

Carlee Russell: Alabama woman missing after stopping to help toddler she saw on interstate

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An Alabama woman has gone missing after telling a 911 dispatcher that she saw a toddler walking alone on the side of an interstate, according to local police.

The woman, 25-year-old Carlethia “Carlee” Nichole Russell, called 911 around 9:34 p.m. local time on Thursday, according to a Facebook post from the Hoover Police Department.

Russell told the dispatcher that she saw a toddler walking on the side of I-459 South. »

Why India and France need each other to maintain their strategic 'autonomy'

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So when the Prime Minister goes to France, there’s a lot to expect both in hard terms and in international signaling.

Criticism of India is rare in France, but this can be ascribed in part to President Marcon’s changed circumstances.

In such a situation, India needs a so far neutral country like France – specifically the Macron government – to negotiate its side of the story. »

‘I was lonely’: Japan police arrest woman for allegedly making over 2,700 false emergency calls

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CHIBA - A woman in Japan was arrested on Thursday for allegedly making 2,761 unnecessary emergency calls over a period of about two years and nine months, The Mainichi reported.

Hatagami is accused of repeatedly making emergency calls from her home and neighbourhood.

Despite receiving warnings from the fire department and the police station to stop making unnecessary calls, she continued to do so. »

Putin wants to attend an August summit. Host country South Africa doesn't want to have to arrest him

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Putin hasn't yet traveled to a country that is a signatory to the court treaty since the arrest warrant against him was issued.

But Russia does want Putin to attend alongside Chinese leader Xi Jinping and the other presidents, South Africa Deputy President Paul Mashatile said in the interview with News24, a top South African news outlet.

All the leaders were invited to the summit before the indictment against Putin was issued, South Africa has said. »