The Daily Populous

Thursday December 27th, 2018 morning edition

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If we do not solve the environment, we're all damned," Musk told Swisher.

Building an electric car company that will one day mass produce electric vehicles is not easy, even for an entrepreneur like Musk.

… So as a startup, a car company, it is far more difficult to be successful than if you're an established, entrenched brand.

They can have the reins right now," Musk told The New York Times in August.

Elon Musk on working 120 hours in a week: 'However hard it was for [the team], I would make it worse for me'.

Elon Musk is stressed, says he's sleeping on Tesla factory floor and has no time to go home and shower.

Elon Musk: Up all night, at times depressed, taking the blame for Tesla production delays. »

Two years later, I still miss the headphone port

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No single phone maker had claimed the throne yet, so no one port had really become ubiquitous… but every manufacturer wanted their port to become the port.

It was a weird recessed 3.5mm port that didn’t work with most headphones, but it was a 3.5mm port!

Apple blew the horn that told the industry it’s okay to drop the headphone port, and everyone fell right in line. »

Acting AG incorrectly claimed 'Academic All-American' honors on resume: report

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The spokeswoman, Barb Kowal, said Whitaker appeared to have been awarded a lower honor, an All-District honor.

Student athletes must have at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average to be eligible to be nominated as an Academic All-American.

She added that the organization was less organized in the 1990s and that "people over time use terms interchangeably and innocently. »

Special Report: Oil output goes AWOL in Venezuela as soldiers run PDVSA

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The gathering, rather, was a ceremony at which he and other senior oil ministry officials asked God to boost oil output.

“What we are witnessing is a policy of destroying the oil industry,” said Jose Bodas, general secretary of the Oil Workers Federation, a national labor union.

Last month, the head of Rosneft, the Russian oil company, flew to Venezuela and complained to Maduro about the delays, Reuters reported. »

Germany mulls introducing 'mosque tax' for Muslims

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In Germany, church taxes are collected from practicing Catholics and Protestants in order to fund church activities.

Several European countries, including Austria, Sweden, and Italy, also use church taxes to fund Catholic and Protestant institutions.

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