The Daily Populous

Friday November 18th, 2022 day edition

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The company also notified employees that it will close its offices and cut badge access until Monday, according to two sources.

Over 110 Twitter employees across at least four continents had announced their decision to leave in public Twitter posts reviewed by Reuters, though each resignation could not be independently verified.

Twitter owner Elon Musk was reportedly speaking with some top employees in an effort to convince them to stay at the social media company.

In Twitter's internal chat tool, over 500 employees wrote farewell messages on Thursday, a source familiar with the notes said.

WATCH | Twitter employees get layoff notices via email: Twitter employees get layoff news via email Duration 0:41 Simon Balmain tells Reuters how he found out he was losing his job at Twitter — news that was conveyed via email.

Early on Wednesday, Musk had emailed Twitter employees, saying: "Going forward, to build a breakthrough Twitter 2.0 and succeed in an increasingly competitive world, we will need to be extremely hardcore.".

Blue hearts and salute emojis flooded Twitter and its internal chatrooms on Thursday, the second time in two weeks as Twitter employees said their goodbyes. »

Democratic Rep. Katie Porter holds on to seat in tightly fought Orange County race

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“Families can count on me to continue standing up for them, speaking truth to power, and fighting corporate abuse,” Porter said Wednesday night on Twitter.

Porter, 48, was swept into Congress in 2018 as part of that year’s blue wave and quickly built a profile that extended beyond Orange County.

“In the end we could not overcome the overwhelming financial advantage that Porter had in this race, but we came awfully close.”. »

Police dog finds lost Michigan hunter, 80, who fell in river

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LOVELLS, Mich. (AP) — An 80-year-old Michigan hunter who got lost and repeatedly fell into a river was rescued by canoe after a police dog tracked down the soaked man.

The man’s wife called Michigan State Police on Wednesday evening after her husband, who had gone out to track deer, failed to return home after three hours.

State police said her concerns grew when she heard her husband shooting several shots, which meant he was lost, reported. »

Legacy of Kain: Crystal Dynamics says it ‘hears fans loud and clear’ after ‘100k+’ survey responses

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Crystal Dynamics has said it received an overwhelming response to a recent survey designed to gauge interest in a potential Legacy of Kain revival.

“In the past, we’ve found that surveys typically get between 1,000 and 3,000 responses, but when we asked folk about Legacy of Kain, we received over 100,000 responses.

The original entry, Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, was developed by Silicon Knights under the direction of Denis Dyack and published by Crystal Dynamics in 1996. »