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A day after cutting close to 50% of its workforce, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey expressed his regret to the company’s staff today.


“Folks at Twitter past and present are strong and resilient. They will always find a way no matter how difficult the moment. I realize many are angry with me. I own the responsibility for why everyone is in this situation: I grew the company size too quickly. I apologize for that,” Mr Dorsey tweeted.

Elon Musk, who last week purchased Twitter, has fired the majority of the company’s top executives, the board, and about half of its 7,500 employees. Elon Musk, the richest man in the world and the company’s new owner, tweeted on Friday that the site was seeing a “huge loss in revenue” as a result of the advertiser retreat, capping a week of tumult and ambiguity over the company’s future.

Jack Dorsey officially ended his association with the social network he co-founded in 2006 by resigning from the Twitter board in May of this year. Since 2007, he has served as a director. Most recently, from mid-2015 until last year, he served as CEO of Twitter.

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The National Assembly of France has given a far-right MP a 15-day suspension for yelling “they should go back to Africa” while a black colleague discussed immigration. National Rally’s Grégoire de Fournas claimed that his remark was not directed at Carlos Martens Bilongo but rather at migrants sailing to Europe.

Since he was born in France, Mr. Bilongo called the comment “shameful.” On Friday, the MPs decided to suspend him and take away half of his allowance. The ruling is referred to as the Assembly’s heaviest censure.

Mr. Bilongo had been pressing the authorities over SOS Méditerranée’s plea for assistance in locating a port for 234 migrants who had recently been saved at sea.

Since the National Rally MP could have been referring to more than one person, the precise meaning of his statement is questioned. Qu’il retourne en Afrique, which is how the official account of the session described his off-microphone comment, sounds exactly the same in the plural Qu’ils retournent en Afrique.

The Speaker, Yal Braun-Pivet, asked to know who had spoken after Mr. de Fournas made his remark. She then declared that “This is not conceivable” and called for the session to be suspended as the MPs screamed “Out! Out! Out!”

A member of parliament for France Unbowed (LFI), Mr. Bilongo said: “My skin tone has come up again today. I am a French MP and I was born there.” Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said there was “no room for racism” and Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said the MP should resign.

Mr de Fournas was adamant he had been referring to the “boat transporting migrants to Europe”, and party leader Marine Le Pen accused her political opponents of fabricating a vulgar outcry.

He later apologised to Mr Bilongo for “the misunderstanding” his comments had caused and if he had been hurt by them.

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Authorities claim that in some areas of the Netherlands, wolves can be blasted with paintballs to try and make them less domesticated. There are worries that wolves may pose a severe threat if they lose their fear of people.

The Arnhem provincial administration made this choice in response to a social media video that showed a wolf ambling past a family in the area’s Hoge Veluwe national park. Paintballs were chosen so that rangers could identify the targets that had been hit.

Additionally, it is believed that this will motivate wolves to keep at least 30 metres (100 feet) away from people.

DutchNews was informed by a provincial spokeswoman that one of the wolves in particular appeared to be searching for humans. The wolves are being fed, according to the environmental organisation Faunabescherming, since if they become too tame they could be labelled “problem animals” and put down.

According to DutchNews, Seger Emmanuel baron van Voorst tot Voorst, the park’s owner, disputes the claim but has previously declared that wolves have no place in the Netherlands. Around 20 adult wolves are thought to be residing in the nation, according to a report that was released in June.

The announcement from the local government does not mean that anyone with a paintball gun can head to the park and start firing at wolves. No date has yet been given for when the measure will start and it will be carried out by people authorised to do so.

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A man whose body was discovered near Lossets, County Monaghan, on Tuesday morning will undergo a post-mortem examination later. In response to a report from a member of the public, his body was discovered outside the M Hotel on the Kingscourt Road.

The hotel offers temporary housing to those who are applying for refuge in Ireland. According to Irish station RTE, the 25-year-old guy was an African-born asylum seeker.

The man looked to have a head injury, according to reports. While they wait for the test results, Gardai (Irish police) are describing it as an unexplained death.

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Oleg Tinkov, a billionaire Russian banker, renounced his Russian citizenship in response to the conflict in Ukraine and denounced “Putin fascism.” With about 20 million customers, Mr. Tinkov founded the online Tinkoff Bank, one of Russia’s biggest lenders.

“I can’t and won’t be associated with a fascist country that started a war with their peaceful neighbor,” he wrote in an Instagram post. Few Russian businessmen have publicly criticised Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

An independent Russian news source, Sota Vision, tweeted a photo of Mr Tinkov’s certificate showing his Russian citizenship terminated, as well as his tirade on Instagram against President Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

After it was published, the original post disappeared, but Mr. Tinkov afterwards wrote again on the social networking platform, blaming “Kremlin trolls” for the disappearance.

He also mentioned in the most recent post that he was pursuing legal action to have his name removed from the bank because he does not want to be associated with “the bank that collaborates with assassins and blood.”

He reportedly resides in London but, like many other members of Russia’s business elite, is subject to UK sanctions. In his initial article, Mr. Tinkov added, “I hope many important Russian businesspeople will join me so that it weakens Putin’s dictatorship and his economy, and puts him inevitably to defeat.”

“I despise Putin’s Russia, but I adore all Russians who are obviously opposed to this insane war,” he concluded.

In much harsher language in April, Mr. Tinkov denounced the Kremlin, calling it a “nepotistic and servile administration.”

“The bureaucrats in Kremlin are startled that not only they, but also their kids no longer want to visit the Mediterranean during the summer. Businessmen are attempting to save what is left of their assets “said he.

He and other prominent Russian businessmen, known as “oligarchs,” are subject to Western penalties that include travel restrictions, asset freezes, and the seizure of yachts and planes. The backing of billionaires who became wealthy through ties to the Kremlin is crucial to President Putin’s ability to wield political and military power.

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Ukraine claims that after Russia launched more than 50 missiles at critical infrastructure, the country’s power and water systems were severely damaged nationwide. According to the most recent statement from the mayor, in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, 270,000 flats lack electricity, and 40% of people lack access to water.

The eastern city of Kharkiv also sustained damage to its energy facilities. There were thirteen injuries nationwide. Russia claimed that it had targeted Ukraine’s energy and military command networks.

All “specified objects” were struck by long-range, high-precision weapons, the nation’s defence ministry claimed. The military of Ukraine reported that 44 cruise missiles fired from the Caspian Sea and the Rostov region of Russia had been intercepted by its air defences.

Russia accused Ukraine of carrying out a drone attack on its Black Sea Fleet in the annexation of Crimea, prompting the strikes. The mayor of Kyiv, Vitaliy Klitschko, reported electricity and water shortages after the Russian attack damaged crucial infrastructure close to the city.

He initially said that 350,000 residences lacked electricity and that 80% of the city’s users lacked access to water; he later added that many people had been reconnected. Long lines were visible across the city as people waited impatiently to fill up on water from the pumps. The city authorities said that “no hits were reported” in Kyiv itself because to “the efficient operation of the air defence personnel.”

On Monday morning, reports of missile strikes were also made in Lviv in western Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhia in the south-east, and the central Vinnytsia region.

There are also reports of damage to a facility at the Dnipro hydroelectric power plant in the Zaporizhzhia region.

According to Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, “hundreds of villages in seven regions” were left without electricity as a result of the damage to 18 facilities, the majority of which were energy-generating facilities, across ten different regions of Ukraine.

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Great Balls of Fire’s infamous singer Jerry Lee Lewis passed away at the age of 87, according to his agent. He was one of the last living representatives of the heyday of rock ‘n’ roll, yet his life was also marked by scandal and violence.

When he married his cousin Myra Gale Brown at the age of 22, his career was briefly put on hold. “Perhaps the last true, magnificent icon of the origin of rock’n’roll,” according to Lewis’ agency, was Lewis.

“He was there at the beginning, with Elvis, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Carl Perkins, Fats Domino, Buddy Holly, and the rest, and watched them fade away one by one until it was him alone to bear witness, and sing, of the birth of rock’n’roll,” said Lewis’ publicist Zach Farnum in a statement.

According to his publicist, Lewis passed away at his home in Desoto County, Mississippi, with his seventh wife, Judith, by his side.

Days before to the news of his death, the rumour website TMZ reported on a phoney death announcement.

Lewis received the most accolades, followed by Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones, who tweeted: “R.I.P. JLL the KILLER – Such a dude.

“God bless Jerry lee Lewis, peace and love to all his family,” said Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.

Lewis, who was born in 1935 in Ferriday, Louisiana, eventually relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, and found employment there as a studio musician for Sun Studios.

At the age of 14, he had his stage debut. Throughout his youth, he snuck into a Ferriday nightclub to listen to the best blues musicians of the time, where he first discovered his passion of boogie-woogie and the blues.  Lewis’ cousin Myra Gale Brown, who was also the bass player’s daughter at the time, wed the singer in 1957 when she was just 13 years old. Lewis was imprisoned in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1976 after being discovered waving a gun and asking to be seen.

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Pegasus was established in the year 2000 in Kerala, India and is into organizing events. Pegasus had conducted nearly 2315 events under their name and Dr Ajit Ravi Pegasus is the brain behind all the renowned titles. The events organised by them are International Fashion Fest, Celebrity Cricket Tournament, Minnalai Film Media Business Award, MBA Award, VPN IBE Award & beauty pageants like Miss Tamil Nadu, Miss Queen Kerala, Miss South India, Mrs Tamil Nadu, Mrs Karnataka, Mrs South India, Mrs India Global, Miss Queen of India, Miss Asia, Miss Asia Global, Miss Glam World, Mrs Glam World from last 22 years & also owns the premium business lifestyle magazine named Unique Times. They have also produced movies in both Malayalam and Tamil languages.

One of their prestigious awards is the MBA (Multibillionaire Business Achiever) Award. The MBA Award is a sincere endeavour by Dr Ajit Ravi Pegasus to highlight the accomplishments and contributions of the business community, which are frequently overlooked. The award is handed over to entrepreneurs with entrepreneurship and social responsibility. Especially noteworthy is that the recipient of this prize will receive participation in the esteemed “Federal International Chamber Forum.”

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The Federal International Chamber Forum, according to Pegasus chairman Ajit Ravi, will be the most prosperous forum for Multibillionaire businessmen from around the world. Businessmen having an asset of 1000 crore will get an opportunity to be a part Federal International Chamber Forum each year and will also be a guild of MBA Awardees. The forum will reaffirm the significance of this Award. The forum will be extremely exclusive because it will be a group for Awardees. It will be a gathering place for these brilliant business brains and their ideas, which may then be applied for the benefit of society.

The richest club in the Business Fraternity will be FICF, a premier forum of the Multibillionaire Business Achievers. Given the affluence of the members, the forum will also be a first-of-its-kind and among the richest in India. Former winners of the MBA Awards were Mr. V P Nandakumar, Mr. Joy Alukas, Mr. M.A. Yusuf Ali, Mr. TS Kalyanaraman, Mr. P. N. C. Menon, Mr. Gokulam Gopalan, Dr. Ravi Pillai, Mr. M. P. Ramachandran, Mr. Kochouseph Chittilappilly, Mr. Sabu. M. Jacob Dr. Viju Jacob and Dr A V Anoop.

Mr. V P Nandakumar
Businessman V. P. Nandakumar is from Valapad in the Thrissur District of Kerala. He serves as Manappuram Finance Limited’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. One of India’s top 20 non-banking finance organisations, Manappuram Finance Ltd. is a well-known gold loan provider. Additionally, he serves as chairman of Asirvad Microfinance, India’s fourth-largest MFI with about 5,000 crores in AUM. His perspective includes a strong emphasis on the greater good of society as well as business. In order to advance the corporate social responsibility (CSR) purpose of the Manappuram group, he founded the Manappuram Foundation at Valapad in 2009.

Mr. Joy Alukkas
Indian entrepreneur Joy Alukkas is from Kerala. He serves as the company’s chairman and managing director. Alukkas established Joy Alukkas Jewelry in 2001. The group has offices in Dubai and Thrissur, both in Kerala. Joyalukkas has 45 shops worldwide and 85 showrooms in India. Joy Alukkas also runs the Mall of Joy, a retail shopping centre, Jolly Silks, a silk clothing line, Joyalukkas Exchange, a platform for money exchange, and Joyalukkas Lifestyle Developers, a developer of real estate. A number of programs, including the Joy 4 Earth program, carry out various environmental projects, while organisations like the Blood Donor’s Forum organise donation campaigns for staff members in collaboration with top hospitals.

Mr. M.A. Yusuf Ali
Indian businessman and millionaire Yusuff Ali Musaliam Veettil Abdul Kader, also known as Yusuff Ali M. A, resides in the United Arab Emirates. He serves as the chairman and managing director of LuLu Group International, which also controls the LuLu International Shopping Mall and the global LuLu Hypermarket chain. Yusuff Ali was named first among the top 100 Indian businesspeople in the Arab World for 2018 by Forbes Middle East. Yusuff Ali is heavily involved in a variety of social, charitable, and humanitarian endeavours in both India and the Arab Gulf states. He has engaged in numerous charitable endeavours throughout the world.

Mr. TS Kalyanaraman
Indian businessman T. S. Kalyanaraman Iyer is best known for serving as the chairman and managing director of Kalyan Developers and Jewellers. The controlling entity for Kalyan Jewellers is the Kalyan Group. With a capital of $50,000, he opened his first jewellery store, Kalyan Jewellers, in Thrissur City in 1993. Later, he increased the size of the company to 32 showrooms across South India. Kalyan has contributed to CSR through programmes that fall into four key areas, including infrastructure and housing, disaster relief, health, and education. This is in keeping with its heritage of giving back to the communities in which it operates.

Mr. P. N. C. Menon
An Indian-born Omani billionaire businessman from Kerala’s Palakkad region, PNC Menon was born in Oman. He is Sobha Ltd. and Sobha LLC’s founder and chairman. He moved to Oman at the age of 26, where over the years he built his interior decoration firm into a successful enterprise. He founded Sobha Ltd. in Bangalore in 1995 and named it after his wife. The Sri Kurumba Educational & Charitable Trust was founded in 1994 by P.N.C. Menon.

Mr. Gokulam Gopalan
Gokulam Gopalan is a Kerala-born businessman, actor, and distributor who works in the entertainment industry. He owns the Sree Gokulam Group of Companies. Gokulam Chit Funds and Finance Private Limited has been in business for around fifty years. There are 460 branches of this Chennai-based enterprise, which has been around for five decades. Gokulam Group, a very promising corporate organisation, is not just in this line of work. It is involved in the hospitality industry as well as healthcare, education, logistics, food production, entertainment in the media and movies, retail, and even real estate.

Dr. Ravi Pillai
Indian billionaire businessman B. Ravi Pillai resides in Dubai. He is the RP Group’s founder and chairman. With holdings in the building, hotel, steel, cement, oil and gas industries, as well as the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Bahrain, Pillai has expanded his business into these nations. Through the 300-bed multispecialty Upasana Hospital and Research Centre in Kollam, he is interested in healthcare.

Mr. M. P. Ramachandran
Indian entrepreneur Moothedath Panjan Ramachandran hails from Thrissur in Kerala. He is the founder and former chairman of Jyothi Labs. He had an idea when he read that “purple-colored dyes are helping textile designers attain the most vivid colours of white.” For a year, Ramachandran conducted experiments in his kitchen, boiling, dilution, and testing until he was satisfied with the outcomes and thus it gave birth to ‘Ujala’.

Mr. Kochouseph Chittilappilly
Kochouseph Chittilappilly is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of V-Guard Industries and a chain of amusement parks called Wonderla. K. Chittilappilly Foundation, a non-profit organisation founded by him, engages in charitable and philanthropic activities. The Government of India awarded Chittilappilly the Rashtriya Samman prize for being one of the top taxpayers. In 2011, Chittilapilly began an organ donor chain by giving one of his kidneys to a truck driver who was a complete stranger.

Mr. Sabu. M. Jacob
Sabu M. Jacob is a businessman from Kerala, India. He oversees Kitex Garments Limited as managing director. In order to effectively contribute to the social and economic development of the Kizhakkambalam Panchayath where the company operates, he serves as the chief coordinator and mentor of Twenty20 Kizhakkambalam, a non-profit organisation. The organization’s goal was to make Kizhakkambalam the most developed village in India by the year 2020.

Dr. Viju Jacob
The managing director of Synthite Industries Pvt Ltd is Dr. Viju Jacob. Since its founding in 1972, Synthite has successfully grown by introducing a growing number of goods and services. More than 500 different product varieties are available for customers to select from at Synthite. Kerala’s retail industry saw the introduction of spice powders under the “Kitchen Treasures” brand in 2012. Under Viju’s leadership, Synthite has developed into one of Kerala’s leading business organisations.

Dr A V Anoop
With 39 years of expertise and a range of interests in offering high-quality products and services to customers worldwide, Dr. A. V. Anoop is a renowned industrialist. He is the owner of brands such as Medimix, Kaytra, Melam, and a few others. In addition to being a businessman and an artist, Dr. A.V. Anoop is a philanthropist who takes part in numerous social initiatives. His job includes promoting the benefits of Ayurveda, performing different deeds of kindness, and being actively involved in the World Malayalee Council.

By fusing their global influence with their specialisation in lobbying, standard-setting work, and global services, they all strive to advance global trade, ethical corporate practises, and a global regulatory approach. Dr Ajit Ravi dreams to spread India’s richest club Federal International Chamber forum worldwide and he is in the way to achieve it.

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Russia has said that it will no longer take part in the international agreement, which permits Ukraine to export grain from its Black Sea ports. The accusation that Ukraine had launched a “massive” drone attack on the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, Crimea, came hours earlier.

The foreign minister of Ukraine claimed that Russia was “using a false pretext.” Russia also accused British troops of taking part in the attack on Saturday and the blowing up of gas pipelines last month without offering any supporting evidence. The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) responded by claiming that Russia was “peddling false accusations of an epic scale.”

Drones deployed in the attack on Saturday, according to the Russian defence ministry, targeted ships involved in the grain exchange. One vessel, according to the report, experienced minimal damage.

The Russian side is unable to guarantee the safety of civilian dry cargo ships taking part in the “Black Sea Initiative” and suspends its execution as of today for an extended period, according to a statement released by the Russian foreign ministry hours later.

The move, according to the statement, was “related to operations by the Ukrainian military forces, which were led by British specialists,” and these actions “were intended… against Russian ships that ensured the running of the abovementioned humanitarian corridor.”

However, Dmytro Kuleba, the foreign minister of Ukraine, claimed that Russia was obstructing the grain corridor under “a bogus pretext.” He claimed that Ukraine had “warned of Russian’s attempts to destroy” the agreement. The UN, which mediated the agreement with Turkey, was in contact with Moscow, according to a UN spokeswoman.

It went on to say that it was “essential that all parties refrain from any action that would threaten the Black Sea Grain Initiative,” which it described as a crucial humanitarian initiative aimed at enhancing access to food for millions of people worldwide.

The accord made it possible for Ukraine to resume grain exports to the Black Sea, which had been halted after Russia invaded the nation.

The UN secretary general personally negotiated it, and it was hailed as a significant diplomatic triumph that lessened a severe world food crisis.

But Russia has protested that the arrangement may not be renewed because its own exports are still being hampered.

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According to an art historian, a Piet Mondrian abstract painting has been hanging upside down in different galleries for 75 years.  Despite the recent discovery, the painting, titled New York City I, will still be exhibited backwards to protect it from damage.

The 1941 image was first displayed in 1945 at the MoMA in New York. Since 1980, it has hung in Düsseldorf at the North Rhine-Westphalia state art collection.  The long-standing mistake was discovered by curator Susanne Meyer-Büser early this year when researching the museum’s new exhibition on the artist, but she cautioned that if it were placed the correct way at this time, it might fall apart.

New York City I is an adhesive-tape version of the similarly named New York City painting by the same artist.

The similarly called New York City, which is on exhibit at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, shows a thickening of lines towards the top rather than the bottom, which appears to support this notion.

Furthermore, the identical painting is visible hanging on an easel the wrong way up in a picture of the prominent Dutchman’s workshop that was shot a few days after his passing. In June 1944, the picture appeared in the American lifestyle publication Town and Country.

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