The Daily Populous

Monday April 25th, 2022 evening edition

image for Twitter set to accept Musk's $43 billion offer

Musk, the world's richest person according to Forbes, is negotiating to buy Twitter in a personal capacity and Tesla (TSLA.O) is not involved in the deal.

Still, Twitter would be allowed to accept an offer from another party by paying Musk a break-up fee, the sources added.

Twitter and Musk did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The billionaire, a vocal advocate of cryptocurrencies, has also suggested adding dogecoin as a payment option on Twitter.

1/2 Elon Musk's twitter account is seen through the Twitter logo in this illustration taken, April 25, 2022.

Musk unveiled his intention to buy Twitter on April 14 and take it private via a financing package comprised of equity and debt.

Musk did not provide any financing details when he first disclosed his offer for Twitter, making the market skeptical about its prospects. »

David Perdue Opens Georgia Primary Debate by Declaring Election Was Stolen

Authored by
image for

David Perdue, the Donald Trump-backed former senator challenging Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in the Republican primary, opened Sunday night's debate by declaring the 2020 election was "stolen.".

"First off, folks, let me be very clear tonight, the election in 2020 was rigged and stolen," Perdue began his opening statement.

Trump recruited Perdue to challenge Kemp as retribution for the governor for refusing to go along with his demands to overturn Georgia's result in the election. »

Assassin’s Creed Publisher Ubisoft Draws Buyout Interest

Authored by
image for

(Bloomberg) -- Ubisoft Entertainment SA, the video game publisher behind the “Assassin’s Creed” franchise, is attracting preliminary takeover interest from buyout funds, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Ubisoft hasn’t entered into any serious negotiations with potential acquirers, and it’s unclear whether its major shareholder is willing to pursue a deal, the people said.

The family of Ubisoft Chairman Yves Guillemot is the company’s biggest investor with a 15% stake, data compiled by Bloomberg show. »

Column: Amid increasing abuse, officials flee youth sports

Authored by
image for

America is facing a crisis in prep and youth sports, where fewer and fewer people are willing to take on the thankless job of officiating games.

Moore didn’t think any more of it, having endured similar threats during her 10 years as a youth umpire.

“I didn’t ask to be the poster child for officials’ abuse, but here I am,” Moore said. »

$35.2 million in meth was seized from a big rig hauling strawberry puree, customs and border officials say

Authored by

A plot to move almost a ton of methamphetamine in a shipment of strawberry puree got crushed when US Customs and Border Protection officers discovered the concealed drugs.

On April 12, a CBP officer assigned to the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas, saw a tractor trailer arriving from Mexico hauling a shipment of strawberry puree and referred it for another examination, the agency said.

The methamphetamine had an estimated street value of more than $35.2 million,” CBP said. »