India-born Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal said he is proud of those in Twitter who continue to do the work with focus and urgency, ‘despite the noise’.
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal has praised Twitter employees who continue to do their work with focus ‘despite the noise’ amid uncertainty over his role in Twitter, once it’s taken over by Tesla boss Elon Musk. In what seemed to be his statement about his future role, Parag Agrawal tweeted, “I took this job to change Twitter for the better, course correct where we need to, and strengthen the service. Proud of our people who continue to do the work with focus and urgency despite the noise.”
It is not yet known whether Parag Agrawal will continue in the post of the CEO or whether there will be any layoffs etc.
On Monday, Twitter announced that it entered into a ‘definitive’ agreement to be owned by Elon Musk upon completion of the transaction of $44 billion.
According to reports, Parag Agrawal would get an estimated $42 million if he gets terminated within 12 months of a change in the control of the San Francisco-based company.
In his securities filing, Elon Musk said he did not have confidence in Twitter’s management which indicates that there might be a change in the management in near future.
Meanwhile, Elon Musk though bound by his agreement with Twitter to not criticise the company has slammed Twitter’s top lawyer Vijaya Gadde for blocking a New York Post story about Hunter Biden in 2020. Reacting to a news item that Vijaya Gadde broke down at a meeting with her staff this week after Elon Musk’s takeover.
Canada lawmakers vote to label Russia’s acts in Ukraine as ‘genocide’
Canada’s House of Commons on Wednesday unanimously voted to adopt a motion accusing the Russian government of committing “acts of genocide against the Ukrainian people”. “This is a tool to say that the conflict in Ukraine is not over, that the support we’ve been providing has not been enough and we need to do more for the people of Ukraine,” mP Heather McPherson said, according to the CBC News.
Watch: When Lord’s cricket ground echoed with call of Azaan during iftar
The Lord’s Cricket ground, also known as the home of cricket, hosted an iftar in the Long Room to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. The event was organised by Tameena Hussain, who manages the IT Helpdesk of the England and Wales Cricket Board “I wanted to do a Long Room of the Lord’s at the home of cricket. And thankfully, we are here today,” Hussain said.
Shari Baloch, the MPhil graduate, teacher who turned suicide bomber in Karachi
Shari Baloch, the suicide bomber who killed three Chinese nationals at the University of Karachi on Tuesday, was a primary school teacher and an academician, PTI quoted Pakistani media reports. A mother of two young children, the 30-year-old had posted a goodbye message on her Twitter account ten hours before she carried out the attack. A native of Kech district in Balochistan, Shari was a primary school teacher.
On Indian-Malaysian’s execution, Singapore defends itself, says ‘US…’
Singapore’s government has defended a decision to execute a Malaysian man convicted for drug trafficking after the penalty attracted international criticism due to concerns about Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam’s mental capacity. Lawyers for the 34-year-old, along with the United Nations Human Rights Office and businessman Richard Branson, had urged Singapore’s government to halt the execution, arguing the Malaysian was intellectually disabled after being assessed by a court-appointed psychologist in 2013 to have an IQ of 69.
Karachi University blast: Suicide bomber’s husband arrested, says report
Habitan is being interrogated by authorities. According to the ARY News report this is the first arrest in the case. Sources told the publication that China’s ambassador to Pakistan had been informed about Habitan’s arrest. Pakistan’s interior minister, Rana Sanaullah said in a statement that the Pakistan government had assured the Chinese embassy of full cooperation in the investigation of the blast. It was carried out by suicide bomber Shari Baloch.