The Daily Populous

Wednesday December 21st, 2022 day edition

image for US to send $1.8 billion in aid, Patriot battery, to Ukraine

Zelenskyy and other Ukraine officials have pressed Western leaders to provide more advanced weapons, including the Patriots, to help their country in its war with Russia.

The Patriot would be the most advanced surface-to-air missile system the West has provided to Ukraine to help repel Russian aerial attacks.

The timing of the military aid announcement — as Zelenskyy makes his first trip out of Ukraine since the war began — sends a strong message of continued U.S. support for Ukraine as the war drags on.

The aid comes as Congress is poised to approve another $44.9 billion in assistance for Ukraine as part of a massive spending bill.

That would ensure that U.S. support will continue next year and beyond as Republicans take control of the House in January.

But the White House is pushing back against the notion that delivery of the Patriot amounts to an escalation of U.S. involvement on behalf of Ukraine.

To date, all training of Ukraine forces by the U.S. and the West has taken place in European countries. »

Elon Musk says he'll resign as head of Twitter

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After polling Twitter users, Elon Musk on Tuesday night said he will resign as head of the social media platform.

"I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job!

Musk polled Twitter users Sunday night on whether he should step down as head of the company. »

3M to end 'forever chemicals' output at cost of up to $2.3 bln

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Last month, 3M and DuPont de Nemours Inc (DD.N) were among several companies sued by California's attorney general to recover clean-up costs.

3M said its annual sales of manufactured PFAS are about $1.3 billion with estimated earnings before interest, tax, depreciation (EBITDA) margins of about 16%.

3M expects related total pre-tax charges of about $1.3 billion to $2.3 billion over the course of its PFAS exit. »

High on Life Is Xbox Game Pass’ Biggest 2022 Launch, and the Biggest 3rd Party Game Pass Launch Ever

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Summary High On Life is the biggest Game Pass release of 2022, the biggest 3 rd party launch in Game Pass history, and the biggest single-player game launch on Game Pass ever.

party launch in Game Pass history, and the biggest single-player game launch on Game Pass ever.

High On Life is out now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Windows, and is available as part of Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass. »

Italian police use Lamborghini supercar to deliver kidneys to donor patients hundreds of miles apart

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Italian police used a specially adapted Lamborghini supercar to deliver two kidneys to donor patients on Tuesday hundreds of miles apart, they announced.

Police said they hoped the two patients and their families "will have a happier and more peaceful Christmas.".

Another Huracan is operated by the highway patrol in Rome, while a 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo once used by police is now in a museum. »