The Daily Populous

Monday November 7th, 2022 morning edition

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Nov 6 (Reuters) - After Twitter Inc laid off roughly half its staff on Friday following Elon Musk's $44 billion acquisition, the company is now reaching out to dozens of employees who lost their jobs and asking them to return, Bloomberg News reported on Sunday.

Some of those who are being asked to return were laid off by mistake.

Others were let go before management realized that their work and experience may be necessary to build the new features Musk envisions, the report said citing people familiar with the moves.

Twitter recently laid off 50% of its employees, including employees on the trust and safety team, the company's head of safety and integrity Yoel Roth said in a tweet earlier this week.

Twitter on Saturday updated its app in Apple's App Store to begin charging $8 for sought-after blue check verification marks, in Musk's first major revision of the social media platform.

Twitter did not immediately respond to Reuters' request for comment.

Reporting by Jaiveer Singh Shekhawat in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker. »

Dr. Oz Rally Sees 'Half the Crowd' Leave as Trump Still Speaking: Reporter

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On Saturday, Trump appeared at a rally in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, just outside Pittsburgh.

Sawao did so, capturing a video that was not so flattering to Trump and the point he was attempting to make.

Former President Trump said a few words about the #MIGOP candidates and launched into familiar grievances #TrumpRally — Paul Egan (@paulegan4) October 2, 2022. »

Electricity-generating windows? Swiss scientists design more efficient transparent solar panels

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Scientists in Switzerland have reached a new efficiency record for transparent solar cells, paving the way for electricity-generating windows that could help power our homes and devices.

These see-through solar panels are already being used in skylights, greenhouses, and glass facades.

In 2017, the Copenhagen International School inaugurated its new building covered by approximately 12,000 blue-hued but transparent solar panels that use the same DSC technology. »

Pope criticizes German Catholic reform movement – DW – 11

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Pope Francis said that he did not want "another" Protestant Church in Germany, echoing fears that reforms could split the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis on Sunday warned German Catholics against implementing reforms while speaking to journalists on his flight back from Bahrain.

Francis was responding to a question as to what Germany's Catholic Church should do in the face of decreasing membership. »

Lionsgate Flirting with Major ‘John Wick’ Video Game

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Lionsgate is flirting with the potential of a major video game based on the “John Wick” action franchise, the studio’s CEO let slip on Thursday.

There already is a “John Wick” video game that exists, of course; Mike Bithell’s independent “John Wick Hex” which was released in 2020 and re-imagined the gunman’s fighting as a strategy game akin to gunfire chess.

While 2014’s “John Wick” grossed $86 million on a $20 million budget, the sequels have only gotten bigger as the cult of Wick and Reeves grows. »