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Owner Of Samsung, Lee Kun-hee, Dies At 78

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Lee Kun-hee of Samsung died today at 78. Mr Lee who built Samsung into a global giant of smartphones, televisions and computer chips but was twice convicted – and twice pardoned- for white collar crimes committed along the way, died on Sunday in Seoul, the South Korean Capital. New York Times.

Lee Kun-hee of Samsung Dies at 78; Built an Electronics Titan

Mr. Lee was convicted — and pardoned — twice for white-collar crimes, in a sign of the ills in South Korea’s relationship with its business dynasties

Lee Kun-hee, who built Samsung into a global giant of smartphones, televisions and computer chips but was twice convicted — and, in a pattern that has become typical in South Korea, twice pardoned — for white-collar crimes committed along the way, died on Sunday in Seoul, the South Korean capital. He was 78.

Samsung announced the death but did not specify the cause. Mr. Lee had been incapacitated since a heart attack in 2014.


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#EndSARS: Twitter Didn’t Suspend My Account – Lai Mohammed

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Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed on Tuesday said reports that his Twitter account has been suspended is nothing but fake news which should be ignored.

Speaking with Daily Independent, the Minister who denied having a personal Twitter account said all information concerning his activities are done on the official Twitter account of the Ministry of Information and Culture @FMICNigeria.

He said many parody social media accounts have been created in his name which people have erroneously linked to him.

” The report that my Twitter account has been suspended is nothing but fake news as I don’t have a Twitter account. All Information on the activities of the Ministry are posted on the official Twitter account @FMICNigeria”.

” So, the rumour should be disregarded. It’s nothing but fake news” he said.


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Twitter To Hand @POTUS Account To Biden On Inauguration Day

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In this photo illustration, a Twitter logo is displayed on a mobile phone with President Trump’s Twitter page shown in the background on May 27, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia.(Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

Twitter confirmed Saturday it will hand control of the presidential @POTUS account to Joe Biden when he is sworn in on inauguration day, even if President Donald Trump has not conceded his election loss.

“Twitter is actively preparing to support the transition of White House institutional Twitter accounts on January 20th, 2021,” the social network said in a statement to AFP.

“As we did for the presidential transition in 2017, this process is being done in close consultation with the National Archives and Records Administration,” the statement said.

The handover will see all existing tweets on @POTUS, as well as @FLOTUS (the First Lady), @VP (vice president) and other official accounts, archived.

The accounts will then be reset to zero tweets and transferred to the incoming Biden White House that day.

Trump, who still has not conceded his November 3 loss, used Twitter to help build his political brand and, later, wield the power of the presidency — though he mainly uses his personal account, @realDonaldTrump, whose 88 million followers dwarf @POTUS’s 32 million.

The @POTUS account is largely used to retweet Trump’s personal account, as well as the White House and other accounts.

Trump’s frequent habit of abruptly announcing new policies on the platform has led to long-standing complaints of governing by tweet.

Twitter has long come under pressure to curb the president’s use of the site to spread misinformation and conspiracy theories.

Since the election, the company has slapped warning labels on many Trump tweets as he continues to insist — despite all evidence to the contrary — that he won the vote, and that Biden’s victory is due to massive fraud.

Biden, for his part, is a far more sedate Twitter user. He has sent fewer than 7,000 tweets to his 19 million followers, compared to Trump’s 58,000.


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Biden Promised To Be President ‘For All Americans’

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Democrat Joe Biden on Saturday pledged to be a “president for all Americans,” after US networks projected he has defeated Republican incumbent Donald Trump in their bitterly contested election.

“The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not,” the 77-year-old former vice president said in a tweet.

“With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation,” he said in a separate statement.

“It’s time for America to unite. And to heal.”

The result of Tuesday’s election had been on a razor’s edge for days as a handful of battleground states including Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona and Nevada remained uncalled.

But with all major US networks projecting that Biden won Pennsylvania, the Democrat now stands at 273 electoral votes, beyond the magic majority number of 270 needed in the Electoral College that determines the president.

“We did it. We did it Joe,” his running mate Kamala Harris — set to become the first woman vice president — told Biden in a phone call, according to a short video clip she posted to Twitter.

“You’re going to be the next president of the United States.”

Harris, a US senator whose historic win means she also becomes the first woman of color and first Asian-American in the position, also said in a separate tweet that the election is “about so much more than @JoeBiden or me. It’s about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it,”

“We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let’s get started,” the 56-year-old said.

Residents of the US capital Washington were seen flooding into the streets in celebration, while Democratic lawmakers including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered their congratulations and spoke of “a new day” in America after four tumultuous years of Trump.

AFP


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