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Elon Musk New Twitter CEO Liberals Lose their Minds

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Elon Musk has announced that he will be the CEO of Twitter, the social media business he recently purchased for $44 billion, a decision Wall Street analysts say will strain the billionaire thin.

Musk, who also owns SpaceX, Neuralink, and the Boring Company, ousted Twitter’s previous CEO, Parag Agrawal, and other top company officials last week and has recommended changes to the platform’s user verification procedure, which was previously free.

Musk responded to author Stephen King’s tweet stating he would not be ready to pay $20 per month to preserve the verified badge on Twitter, saying, “How about $8?”

The billionaire stated that imposing a fee was the only way to combat trolls and bots on the network and that Twitter could not rely solely on advertisements to pay its expenditures.

Musk disclosed his new post as CEO of Twitter in a securities filing. Musk announced in another filing on Monday that the buyout made him the sole director of Twitter.

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Elon Musk altered his Twitter bio to “Chief Twit” in an apparent reference to becoming CEO.

Twitter declined to comment on Monday on how long Musk might remain CEO or appoint someone else.

“The following individuals are no longer directors of Twitter: Bret Taylor, Parag Agrawal, Omid Kordestani, David Rosenblatt, Martha Lane Fox, Patrick Pichette, Egon Durban, Fei-Fei Li, and Mimi Alemayehou,” Musk said in the filing.

Shortly later, Elon Musk tweeted that the decision to abolish the board was “just temporary” without going into detail.

Musk tweeted on Sunday in response to a question on what was “most messed up at Twitter” that “there appear to be 10 people “managing” for every one person developing.”

On Monday, Nick Caldwell, a general manager at Twitter’s Core Technologies, announced his departure from the firm via his Twitter bio. Caldwell and Twitter did not respond to Reuters‘ request for comment after hours.

Since the buyout, completed last week, Elon Musk has moved rapidly to stamp his mark on Twitter, which he had chastised for months for being reluctant to deploy product upgrades or remove spam accounts. more info

According to two persons familiar with the situation, his teams began meeting with some employees to explore Twitter’s software code and understand how various components of the site operated.

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Some employees said they had had little communication from Elon Musk or Twitter management.

Twitter, which was purchased by billionaire Elon Musk last week, plans to lay off a quarter of its workers in what is likely to be the first round of layoffs.

According to the New York Times, the negotiations concerning the employment reduction were led by attorney Alex Spiro, a long-time Musk legal counsel.

According to a regulatory filing, Twitter had over 7,000 workers at the end of 2021, roughly 2,000 employees accounting for a quarter of the total.

Musk has also rejected a New York Times allegation that he planned to lay off Twitter employees before November 1 to avoid stock rewards due that day.

“People are freaking out,” one current employee claimed, a view bolstered by the presence of a “little battalion of Musk lawyers” this week at Twitter headquarters.

“There have been no internal communications about the departures,” stated one employee. “There were no internal communications concerning anything.”

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Some Twitter employees are learning about real-time developments via the hashtag #TwitterTakeover, where possible misinformation has begun circulating, encapsulating their fears about what would happen if Musk owned Twitter.

Employees have moved their discussions away from Slack for fear of jeopardizing their jobs further.

One employee texted, “ELON IS WATCHING.”

In some circumstances, employees have used their own platforms to communicate internal issues and concerns. Teams and coworkers have convened for spontaneous meals to commiserate and speculate on what’s to come or who their bosses maybe by the end of the day—with some playfully and seriously comparing the gatherings to The Last Supper.

Despite the uncertainty within Twitter, some staff have noticed an increase in applications. “I’ve begun a new job at Twitter!”

Wahooo! Isn’t it an excellent moment to make this announcement?” Kevin O’Brien, senior technical program manager, made a public post on LinkedIn on Friday, using a crying-laughing face emoji.

“You will certainly see a large spike of resumes heading toward Twitter now that Musk owns it,” Wedbush analyst Dan Ives predicted. “Musk owning it becomes a much more desirable destination to people.”

Meanwhile, on the heels of the executive firings, outsiders are fueling the speculation about who will be next.

Videos of Twitter employees posting about how they spend their days are going viral on social media: “A day in the life of a Twitter employee.” “It’s no surprise that @elonmusk is firing 75% of them,” the right-wing Twitter account @LibsofTikTok tweeted, resharing a video of an apparent Twitter employee drinking iced matcha and eating gourmet meals between meetings, exploring meditation and yoga facilities at the San Francisco headquarters, and drinking red wine on tap to round out her day.

@morningbrew Just let him finish the video Elon! (Ft. @Dan Toomey) #elonmusk #twitter #elontwitter #business #businessnews ♬ original sound – Morning Brew

Morning Brew published its TikTok spoof, depicting a day in the life of a Twitter executive heading to work happy—until the video is cut short by his abrupt termination. The caption stated, “Just let him complete the video, Elon!”

But for the time being, the scene outside Twitter headquarters remains quiet, with a swarm of reporters—some of whom fell for two pranksters posing as sacked staff—waiting for actual employees to leave.

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Elon Musk Launches Starlink Satellite Internet Service In Indonesia, World’s Largest Archipelago

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DENPASAR, Indonesia — On Sunday, Elon Musk visited Bali, Indonesia’s resort island, to debut Starlink satellite internet service in the world’s largest archipelago.

In a green Batik shirt, Musk was greeted with a garland of flower petals at a community health center in Denpasar, Bali’s provincial capital, where he and Indonesian politicians launched the Starlink service.

Indonesia, a large archipelago of 17,000 islands spread across three time zones with a population of over 270 million, has been attempting for years to obtain deals with Musk’s Tesla for battery investment and with Musk’s SpaceX to bring fast internet to the country’s distant parts.

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Elon Musk Launches Starlink Satellite Internet Service In Indonesia, World’s Largest Archipelago

During the ceremony, Musk conducted a speed test of the Starlink internet connection with many health professionals from Indonesia’s remote regions, including Aru, one of the country’s least-served and most distant islands in Maluku.

“This can make it really a lifesaver for remote medical clinics, and I think it could be a possibility for education as well,” Musk stated to reporters.

“If you have access to the internet, you can learn anything and sell your company services around the world. So, I think it’ll be quite beneficial,” he explained.

He also inked an agreement to improve connections in the country’s healthcare and education sectors. Details of the arrangement between the Indonesian government and Musk’s SpaceX, the aerospace company that operates Starlink services, were not disclosed.

According to Coordinating Minister of Maritime and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, the launch of the service at a health clinic is consistent with Starlink’s overall aim of offering inexpensive access to high-speed internet services, particularly in underserved and distant areas.

“Our remote regions need Starlink to expand high-speed internet services, especially to help with problems in the health, education, and maritime sectors,” said Pandjaitan, a close supporter of Indonesian President Joko Widodo. He had separate conversations with Musk on Sunday.

Budi Arie Setiadi, Minister of Communication and Informatics, previously stated that local internet providers, who rely on base transceiver stations to transmit signals, are unable to reach the outer islands due to poor coverage. Starlink’s satellites, which are still in low orbit, will help them provide speedier internet with statewide coverage.

Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin states that around 2,700 of the country’s more than 10,000 clinics lack internet connection.

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Elon Musk Launches Starlink Satellite Internet Service In Indonesia, World’s Largest Archipelago

“The internet can open up better access to health services as communication between regions is said to be easier, so that reporting from health service facilities can be done in real time or up to date,” he stated.

Musk will also attend the 10th World Water Forum, which aims to solve global water and sanitation issues, during his first in-person visit to Bali.

Musk spoke in 2022 at the B-20 business gathering, which preceded the Group of 20 leading economies’ summit in Bali. He attended the meeting via video link weeks after completing his much-scrutinized takeover of Twitter.

Musk’s visit comes just weeks after Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Widodo on April 17, stating that the business will “look at” manufacturing in Indonesia. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella paid a visit on April 30 and announced plans to invest $1.7 billion in new cloud and artificial intelligence infrastructure in Indonesia over the next four years.

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Elon Musk Launches Starlink Satellite Internet Service In Indonesia, World’s Largest Archipelago

Indonesia, under Widodo, has pushed the growth of the digital technology and information industries in order to accomplish the government’s Golden Indonesia 2045 vision. The Netherlands aspires to be one of the world’s top five economies, with a GDP of up to $9 trillion, exactly a century after gaining independence from Dutch invaders.

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Canada Fisheries Officers Seize Elvers Worth $500K at Toronto Airport

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The seized elvers are worth between $400,000 and $500,000: CTV News

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) officers and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers seized roughly 109 kg of unlawful elvers at Toronto Pearson International Airport. The elvers were scheduled to be transferred overseas.

The seized elvers are worth between $400,000 and $500,000.

An investigation into this matter for violations of the Fisheries Act is currently underway.

“The magnitude of this elver seizure is an important development,” said Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, in a statement. “It reflects not only the work of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, but also the collaborative efforts of many other government agencies and departments.

“Once again, our message is crystal clear: do not travel to Nova Scotia to illegally fish or export elvers this year, enforcement officers will be waiting for you.”

This seizure was the product of a coordinated operation combining officials from the DFO’s Conservation & Protection Directorate and the National Fisheries Intelligence Service, as well as the CBSA Commercial Operations District and intelligence teams.

The federal government banned the lucrative elver fishery on March 11 following violence and intimidation during last year’s fishing season in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

Elvers are often flown to Asia and grown to maturity before being sold for food, with mature eels utilized in unagi dishes at sushi restaurants.

The baby eels are valued approximately $5,000 per kilogram, more than lobsters, scallops, or salmon, making them the most valuable fish by weight in Canada.

The DFO announced in March that no elver fishing would take place this year due to safety and conservation concerns. So far, cops have made 149 arrests and seized around 207.7 kg of elvers.

According to federal data, 149 people have been arrested for elver-related crimes this year, with approximately 208 kilos recovered.

Elvers, the fascinating baby eels

Elvers, the fascinating baby eels

Elvers are tiny, transparent young eels that migrate from the ocean into freshwater rivers and streams. These little snake-like organisms make an astonishing journey, swimming thousands of miles to their destination. Elvers perform an important role in the life cycle of eels, eventually maturing into the adult eels we know.

Their migration is a spectacular natural spectacle. Elvers crawl in large groups upstream, overcoming barriers such as waterfalls and dams. Once in freshwater, they will mature for years before returning to the sea to breed and repeat the cycle. Elvers face numerous dangers, including habitat loss and over fishing, making conservation efforts critical for these extraordinary migratory.

 

 

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CNN Pay Tribute to Alice Stewart: A Very Special Woman Dead at 58

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Alice Stewart, a longtime political strategist and CNN political pundit who worked on multiple Republican presidential campaigns, has died. She was 58. CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer joins Jessica Dean to reflect on Stewart as a friend and coworker.

According to law enforcement officials, Stewart’s body was discovered outside in the Belle View community of northern Virginia early Saturday morning. There is no indication of foul play, and officers assume a medical emergency occurred.

“Alice was a very dear friend and colleague to all of us at CNN,” CNN’s CEO Mark Thompson wrote in an email to employees Saturday. “A political veteran and Emmy Award-winning journalist who brought an exceptional spark to CNN’s coverage, known throughout our bureaus not only for her political acumen, but also for her unfailing kindness. Our emotions are heavy as we lament such a great loss.”

Alice Stewart was born March 11, 1966, in Atlanta.

Stewart began her career as a local reporter and producer in Georgia before relocating to Little Rock, Arkansas, to become a news anchor, she told Harvard International Review. She went on to work as the communications director for then-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee before taking on a similar role for his presidential campaign in 2008.

She previously worked as the communications director for former Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann’s 2012 Republican presidential campaign, as well as former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, a former CNN analyst. Stewart most recently served as the communications director for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s 2016 GOP campaign.

“Alice was wonderful, talented, and a dear friend,” Cruz wrote in a post on X. “She lived every day to the fullest, and she will be deeply missed.”

CNN hired Stewart as a political pundit ahead of the 2016 election, and she appeared on “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” as recently as Friday to provide insight on the day’s political headlines.

“We always invited her to come on my show because we knew we would be a little bit smarter at the end of that conversation,” Blitzer stated to Jessica Dean on “CNN Newsroom.” “She helped our viewers better appreciate what was going on and that’s why we will miss her so much.”

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