The Daily Populous

Sunday July 30th, 2023 morning edition

image for ‘X’ logo installed atop Twitter building, spurring San Francisco to investigate permit violation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The city of San Francisco has opened a complaint and launched an investigation into a giant “X” sign that was installed Friday on top of the downtown building formerly known as Twitter headquarters as owner Elon Musk continues his rebrand of the social media platform.

City officials say replacing letters or symbols on buildings, or erecting a sign on top of one, requires a permit for design and safety reasons.

The X appeared after San Francisco police stopped workers on Monday from removing the brand’s iconic bird and logo from the side of the building, saying they hadn’t taped off the sidewalk to keep pedestrians safe if anything fell.

Erecting a sign on top of a building also requires a permit, Hannan said Friday.

Musk unveiled a new “X” logo to replace Twitter’s famous blue bird as he remakes the social media platform he bought for $44 billion last year.

The X started appearing at the top of the desktop version of Twitter on Monday.

On Friday afternoon, a worker on a lift machine made adjustments to the sign and then left. »

Trump 'May Die in Prison' If He Doesn't Strike a Deal: Legal Analyst

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Republican 2024 presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump is seen at the Republican Party of Iowa 2023 Lincoln Dinner on Friday in Des Moines, Iowa.

Trump "may die in prison given his age" if he "is found guilty and does not strike some kind of a sentencing deal," Paul Collins, a legal studies and political science professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, said on Saturday.

Meanwhile, numerous lawyers, political analysts, and politicians took to social media after news broke to address the additional charges Trump faces. »

Disqualification of Ukraine fencer Kharlan reversed – DW – 07

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Olga Kharlan's disqualification for not shaking hands with her Russian opponent after defeating her at the world championships has been reversed.

The International Fencing Federation (FIE) on Friday reversed its decision to disqualify Ukrainian fencer Olga Kharlan, allowing her to participate in the upcoming team competition.

Smirnova immediately approached Kharlan with hand extended, but the Ukrainian simply held out her saber toward the Russian. »

Drinking someone else's milk straight from the jug costs B.C. real estate agent $20,000

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A B.C. real estate agent has agreed to pay $20,000 after he was caught on video drinking milk directly from the jug and putting it back in the fridge.

A British Columbia real estate agent has been fined $20,000 after being caught on camera drinking milk straight out of the jug at a home he was showing.

At the time, she said she notified another real estate agent at Rose's brokerage, Royal LePage Kamloops, who notified management. »