The Daily Populous

Thursday July 27th, 2023 night edition

image for Sinéad O’Connor, acclaimed Dublin singer, dies aged 56

Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor has died at the age of 56, her family has announced.

Musician Tim Burgess of the Charlatans said: “Sinead was the true embodiment of a punk spirit.

Ian Brown of The Stone Roses tweeted: “RIP SINEAD O’CONNOR A Beautiful Soul.

Hearin Collaborating with and hearing Sinead sing my songs in the studio in Dublin was magical and a highlight of my musical life.”.

A post on the band’s Facebook page read: “Two Legends taken from us so closely together… No words … Rest in Peace Sinead”.

In a post on Twitter, she wrote: “Heavy hearted at the loss of Sinead O’Connor.

A US film and TV composer has reflected on writing new songs with the “wise and visionary” Sinead O’Connor. »

Can America’s canals double as solar farms?

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In the future, these narrow waterways could serve an additional role: as hubs of solar energy generation.

A coalition of environmental groups is urging the federal government to consider carpeting its canals with solar panels.

The concept was pioneered in India a decade ago and will soon be tested in California for the first time. »

Two-thirds of African leaders refuse to attend Putin’s summit

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The majority of African nations' leaders have chosen not to attend the upcoming Russia-Africa summit, with 38 out of 55 countries opting not to send their heads of state, The Moscow Times reported on July 25.

The summit, intended to showcase Russia's diplomatic push to increase influence on the continent, is taking place amidst a significant boycott: only 17 out of 55 African countries will be represented by their leaders at the event scheduled for July 27-28.

Despite the significant no-show, Putin plans to hold personal meetings with each of the African leaders who do attend the summit. »

Whistleblower tells Congress the US is concealing ‘multi-decade’ program that captures UFOs

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is concealing a longstanding program that retrieves and reverse engineers unidentified flying objects, a former Air Force intelligence officer testified Wednesday to Congress.

Grusch says he became a government whistleblower after his discovery and has faced retaliation for coming forward.

Pentagon officials in December said they had received “several hundreds” of new reports since launching a renewed effort to investigate reports of UFOs. »