Elon Musk polled his followers on his future as Twitter CEO

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Elon Musk asked in a poll if he should step down as CEO of Twitter. The post was published three minutes after pledging an important decision regarding the platform. will lead to a referendum.

John Carmack parted ways with Meta. The virtual reality pioneer expressed dissatisfaction with “Self-sabotage” of the company in the text. announcing his departureAs seen by the New York Times

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried is expected to agree to extradition to the United States. infamous crypto CEO scheduled to appear in court In the Bahamas today (Dec.

The Vatican fires a pastor in the United States. after posting on social media and disobeying a supervisor Frank Pavone is the lead singer. anti-abortion activist and supporters of former President Donald Trump.

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Avatar: Waterway Missed domestic box office expectations over the weekend. James Cameron’s movies can also prove traffic statistics During his staging, if enthusiastic word of mouth counter Critics’ opinions are lukewarm.

Argentina wins World Cup last match to to the penalty finish biting nails giving South American countries Third World Championship winthis time over France

Closing of the new UN Agreement on Biodiversity sparks controversy President of COP15 Announcement of a sealed agreementBut a number of African governments claim that their objections have been ignored.

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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is expected today. Discuss the committee’s findings. Tasked with examining the country’s relationship with slavery. Once a naval power, the Netherlands profited greatly from slavery over a span of 250 years.

The committee formed after the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests issued a series of recommendations. to correct past injustices including an apology The majority of Dutch MPs expressed their support for the apology. But campaigners have asked Rutter to wait until July 1, marking 150 years since the abolition of slavery in the former Dutch colony of Suriname.

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If an apology is issued today It runs the risk of being seen as hasty and just words. The government has pledged 200 million euros ($213 million) for awareness programs and 27 million euros ($29 million) to build a museum dedicated to the country’s slave trade and slavery.

MSG with Potato Chips

Ajinomoto Japanese company The inventor of monosodium glutamate (MSG) also happened. serious player in the semiconductor industry That’s because Ajinomoto’s production of another three-letter substance: ABF, or film substrate, now protects 90% of the central processing unit (CPU) in a personal computer.

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The company invested in computer materials in the 1990s, a decision that pays dividends today. During the pandemic, Ajinomoto’s ABF sales soared along with personal computer sales. This increased profit from 45.1 billion yen ($327 million) in 2020 to 60.5 billion yen ($439 million) in 2021.

Like any other sector, the chip industry is subject to a cycle of booms and breaks. But Ajinomoto is bullish about the future of the insulated floor market, which is expected to grow to $6.5 billion by 2028 in the case of chip agitationMSG, which accounts for 58% of sales, can still be relied on to bring its umami flavor.

Nigerian artists set their own NFT routes.

NFT by Adewale Mayowa

photograph: Adevale Mayova

Most Nigerians know NFT because of Prince Jacon Osinachi Igwei’s fame, who is one of many accolades. Be the first African to participate in Christie’s NFT auction.

as described in the latest Africa Weekly QuartzOsinachi’s success has brought visibility to the Nigerian NFT scene, which is the accomplishment of most Nigerian NFT artists. hope to repeatalthough there is a do not encrypt in a complex country

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The mansion where Evelyn Waugh wrote Visit Brideshead Sold for £3 million ($3.6 million) nevermind Real fans live in the land. and refused to leave

Bear can’t forget his main campsite. Despite being moved 1000 miles away, Bear 609 walk across four states to dine on the rest of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Ants can make milk. when the pupa is developing excrete substances that provide nutrients to the colony

Ash and Pikachu are saying goodbye. at at least for the limelightSince both of them will no longer be the protagonists of the Pokémon anime series.

Cambrian sea creatures may have inspired tacos. TusoiaArthropods were first seen over 100 years ago. be well organized queso and salsa

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