The Daily Populous

Sunday July 30th, 2023 day edition

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While that sounds like a pretty terrible deal for the cockroaches, Kennedy isn’t wrong in his assessment.

Grassley, the 89-year-old Republican senator from Iowa and McConnell, the 81-year-old Republican leader in the US Senate, are remarkably tenacious.

They got jobs in government decades ago and they’ve clung to power ever since.

The Kentucky Republican stopped speaking mid-sentence and, for 23 very awkward seconds, stared silently into the distance.

This was a reference to Joe Biden tripping and falling over a sandbag at an air force graduation last month.

McConnell’s first instinct, having a suffered a moment of vulnerability, was to get a dig at Biden in.

What we have now, however, is a cozy club of multimillionaire boomer lawmakers who have been hoarding power and who refuse to make any space for a younger generation. »

‘X’ logo installed atop Twitter building, spurring San Francisco to investigate permit violation

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City officials say replacing letters or symbols on buildings, or erecting a sign on top of one, requires a permit for design and safety reasons.

The X appeared after San Francisco police stopped workers on Monday from removing the brand’s iconic bird and logo from the side of the building, saying they hadn’t taped off the sidewalk to keep pedestrians safe if anything fell.

On Friday afternoon, a worker on a lift machine made adjustments to the sign and then left. »

HIV Transmission Virtually Eliminated in Inner Sydney, Australia

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Use of HIV prevention tools increasing among gay and bisexual men in Australia, but younger men are more vulnerable to acquiring HIV.

In some countries, molecular analyses are being used to complement traditional HIV surveillance and public health efforts by defining HIV transmission groups, allowing rapid, tailored delivery of HIV prevention, testing and treatment services.

The study analysed HIV sequences collected from 2000 to 2020 from newly diagnosed people living with HIV in Victoria, Australia. »

Higher discounts likely to prompt India to buy more crude oil from UAE

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Higher discounts on crude oil offered by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to wean India away from Russian crude may soon see Indian refiners ramping up purchases from the Gulf nation, officials at multiple refiners said.

“While discussions are underway, the UAE has offered discounts on crude, which will be more than that of the current level of Russian discounts.

But the level of discounts has continuously shrunk in 2023 as China snapped up large volumes of Russian crude. »