Twitter looks for office space in central London

first_imgSunday 12 December 2010 10:13 pm SOCIAL networking firm Twitter has sent a team to London to look at offices near the “silicon roundabout” on Old Street, it emerged yesterday.Executives from the California-based company have also scoped out office space in the West End as part of Twitter’s plan to open a hub in Europe. Twitter has been searching for a European headquarters for several months, and hopes to open the new hub next year. The firm has expanded its advertising efforts in recent months as the number of users on the site continues to mushroom.East London will receive £400m in government funding to help create a technology hub in the run-up to the Olympics, Prime Minister David Cameron announced last month.Twitter did not respond to requests for comment yesterday. The firm has previously confirmed its plan to get “a small number of people on the ground in Europe in 2011”. KCS-content whatsapp More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes whatsappcenter_img Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Show Comments ▼ Twitter looks for office space in central London Tags: NULLlast_img read more

The Wish Master™ by NetEnt™

first_img Topics: Casino & games Casino & games 13th August 2019 | By Louella Hughes Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img The Wish Master Touch™ is a 5-reel, 3-row, 20-bet line video slot from NetEnt™. The game is played with an actual genie in a bottle always ready to appear. Whenever a Scatter symbol appears on the reels, the genie activates one of 5 Wish Master Features for 10 spins: Extra Wild, Wild Reel, Expanding Wild, Multiplier, or Random Wild. Each Scatter symbol appearing on the reels during the Wish Master Features adds 5 spins to the Wish Master Features counter, so the excitement can go on and on. A maximum of 3 Wish Master Features can be activated at any moment of the game.Play a demo of the slot here. The Wish Master™ by NetEnt™ Email Addresslast_img read more

Tanga Cement Company Plc ( HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgTanga Cement Company Plc ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Tanga Cement Company Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanga Cement Company Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanga Cement Company Plc (  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTanga Cement Company Plc manufactures, distributes and sells cement and clinker products to the building, construction, roadworks and mining segment in Tanzania. The company produces Portland limestone cement with limestone extenders used for structural and non-structural cast constructions; reinforced concrete for civil and industrial works; and fillings, coatings, screeds and mortars as well as concrete for mining infrastructure and shafts. The company markets its cement products under the Simba Cement Brand. Tanga Cement Company is a subsidiary of AfriSam (Mauritius) Investment Holdings Limited; with production facilities in the city of Tanga in Pongwe and its head office in Dar es Salaam. Tanga Cement Company Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Meet rugby referee Mike Adamson

first_img Referee Debut: Mike Adamson is the first Scottish referee since 2002 to take charge of a Six Nations fixture (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Mike Adamson became the first Scottish referee to be appointed for a Six Nations fixture since Rob Dickson in 2002, after taking charge of England v Italy in the 2021 Six Nations Related: 2021 Six Nations refereesAdamson has certainly had to work his way up to this point, proving his credentials for five years now. He made his Pro12 refereeing debut in 2016 before taking charge of the 2016 Olympic semi-final in Rio between Fiji and Japan.The Scot only made his 15s refereeing debut in 2017, and was the man in the middle for Georgia’s fixture with Fiji in 2020’s Autumn Nations Cup. He has enjoyed something of a meteoric rise. However, he is by no means underestimating the challenge presented to him, and will clearly strive for similar opportunities in the future.“Getting the appointment to a tournament like this feels similar to being a player selected for the team. It’s a great feeling, but then you need to put in a good performance. It’s the same in refereeing, I need to do a good job.”“Because of the pandemic I’ve had a number of fixtures cancelled, so any chance I’ve had to get involved has been a privilege and I’m doing everything I can to get ready to take to the pitch for the tournament in 2021.”As well as refereeing his first Six Nations fixture, Adamson’s appointment included three other fixtures as assistant referee. Follow our Six Nations homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Scottish referee Mike Adamson, 36, took charge of his first Six Nations fixture between England and Italy at the 2021 Six Nations. Not since 2002 has a Scot refereed a Six Nations match, when Rob Dickson was the man in the middle for Ireland’s 32-17 victory over Italy.A former Scotland 7s international, Adamson represented his nation 30 times in his career. He’s now doing the same on Saturdays, although in a slightly different role.Adamson describes a desire to achieve more through refereeing than was possible in his playing career.“Former players usually go down the coaching route after retirement. But I feel I will be able to achieve more through refereeing. I have gained a lot from rugby and would like to give back to the sport.”Becoming the first appointed Scottish referee for the Six Nations in 19 years is also a big step forwards in Adamson’s career, but also one he feels he deserves.“Being appointed to the Six Nations tournament is a great feeling,” explained Mike Adamson. “It’s something I have been working towards for a while now. I’ve had a few set-backs in the last couple of years, so I’m looking forward to the opportunity to go out there and show what I can do in such a big competition.”“Obviously, this will be a great personal achievement. But it’s not just about me; there have been a lot of people working hard in the background leading up to this point. I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me.”“It was a very nice surprise and obviously something I am looking forward to,” Adamson said. “I’ve played and refereed sevens at Twickenham and it is a cracking venue. Also make sure you know about the Fixtures, Injuries, Table, Venues, TV Coverage by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagramlast_img read more

Fundraising For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback))

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis [amzn_product_post]Fundraising For Dummies, 3rd Edition shows you how to take advantage of the latest strategies and resources available for raising money through everything from special events to online donations, in both good and bad economic times. The authors teach you how to market your organization using the most up–to–date tools and technologies available through the Internet. This expanded edition also offers information about philanthropy and tax law.• Contains new tips and techniques for creating materials that bring in contributions and support for the more than 1.4 million charitable and nonprofit organizations in the United States• Explains how to use social media to keep donors and volunteers engaged through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Web technologies Advertisement Fundraising For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback))  8 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. • Covers grassroots online fundraising and how to host big events on a shoestring budgetYou′ll also find tips on negotiating without alienating donors and developing long–term organizational goals. All these strategies are what makes this resource indispensable! Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | Newslast_img read more

U.S. spreads chaos in the Middle East

first_imgU.S. special forces in Syria.U.S. imperialism’s deteriorating position in the Middle East was confirmed on Jan. 16 by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s bold assertion for U.S. plans in Syria. The arrogant statement was followed, within hours, by almost immediate backpedaling.Tillerson’s talk at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University confirmed that the only hope of maintaining U.S. domination is another desperate attempt to close all borders and dismember the entire region. But the latest plan has also created a rupture in NATO, the oldest and largest U.S.-commanded military alliance.Meanwhile, Turkish planes bombed 100 positions in Syria of U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG forces (the Kurdish acronym for People’s Protection Units) on Jan. 21.As the war in Syria stretches into the seventh year, Tillerson grandly announced the U.S. military will remain in Syria indefinitely. The newest U.S. plan is to create and train a military border force of 30,000 soldiers. The secretary of state also arrogantly restated the U.S. demand that has met with failure for seven years: the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the overthrow of the Syrian Arab Republic government.This was not the first mention of new U.S. plans there. General Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, said on Dec. 24 that a training program was being established for Kurdish and Arab fighters to become a permanent U.S. occupying force in Syria. Votel declared, “What we don’t want to do is leave a mess.” (, Dec. 24)In fact, U.S. long-term plans are to permanently divide Syria and Iraq and expand their imperialist “mess” into Iran.Since Jan. 14, news reports around the world reported U.S. plans to create a new “border force” in Syria on the borders of Turkey and Iraq. This U.S. plan would separate the oil-rich northern region from the rest of Syria, create a mini-state and close the borders.Washington said it would help Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of militias in northern and eastern Syria led by Kurdish YPG militias, to set up a new 30,000-strong border force.A flurry of other U.S. statements drew out this plan more explicitly.The coalition’s Public Affairs Office said: “The base of the new force is essentially a realignment of approximately 15,000 members of the SDF to a new mission in the Border Security Force as their actions against ISIS [the Islamic State group, IS] draw to a close.” (Reuters, Jan. 14)Before the announcement of a new U.S. plan to occupy and divide the region, numerous commentators described an unprecedented development with the defeat of IS – open borders among Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Turkey. The whole region has been divided since the 1991 U.S. war to recolonize and divide Iraq.Turkey immediately slammed this new plan of a permanent U.S. occupation through an alliance with YPG Kurdish forces in Syria. Turkey warned of military action against the U.S.-armed and -protected YPG forces.In the face of Turkey’s fierce opposition, Tillerson claimed, “That entire situation has been misportrayed, misdescribed, some people misspoke. We are not creating a border security force at all.” (aljazeera, Jan. 18)The Kurdish NationTurkey’s great fear is that a “border force” of U.S.-armed Kurdish militias will siphon off advanced U.S.-supplied weapons, including anti-aircraft missiles, to Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) forces in Turkey.Although there are 1.5 to 2 million Kurds in Syria, there are almost 20 million nationally oppressed Kurds in Turkey. Making up 20 percent of population, they are the majority population in southern Turkey, bordering northern Syria, Iraq and Iran.For decades the Pentagon has armed Turkey and aided in the brutal repression of the Kurds, who resisted under the leadership of the PKK.But imperialism sees an opportunity to use the smaller Kurdish population in Syria, where they are 5 percent to 8 percent of the Syrian population, as a way to divide Syria. The Kurds in Syria are under the leadership of the Democratic Union Party (PYD); their armed units are the YPG. These are the main units of the U.S.-armed Syrian Democratic Forces.U.S. imperialism used a similar scenario to impose a division on Iraq. This is imperialism’s divide-and-rule strategy for the entire region. Using the Kurds’ national aspirations for a temporary U.S. military or political advantage, and then cynically dropping them, dates back to Henry Kissinger.The Kurds are a historically oppressed nation with a distinct language and culture, numbering over 30 million people. They are the largest nation without a state. They live in the underdeveloped, mountainous region spanning four countries: southern Turkey and northern Iraq, Iran and Syria.Some 72 Turkish jets bombed U.S.-backed Kurdish militias in Syria on Jan. 21. The Turkish news agency Anadolu reported that jets bombed more than 100 targets, including an air base, in the first day of air operations against YPG militias. The operation targeted YPG barracks, shelters, positions, weapons, vehicles and equipment.Each U.S. maneuver has created greater destruction, but the U.S. has been unable to consolidate its position in the region or gain stable allies.U.S. divide-and-destroy tacticsSince 2011 the U.S. has covertly armed a whole series of conflicting militias and mercenaries.With a wink and a nod from U.S. forces in the region, which were arming numerous extremist militias, Saudi Arabia and Turkey armed the fanatical IS army. This became an excuse for open U.S. bombing of Syrian infrastructure.The U.S. military command pulled 19 other NATO and Gulf countries into the war in Syria. This military onslaught was totally uninvited by the Syrian government.The Syrian government appealed to Iran, Russia and Hezbollah forces in Lebanon to aid them in defeating IS and the Pentagon-funded militias and mercenaries. This forced Washington to change tactics, but not its objective — the recolonization of the region.U.S.-imposed sanctions against Iraq and then Syria were an effort to destroy all forms of normal economic exchange and to shut down all commercial and social life. The U.S. occupation of Iraq divided the country into walled-off mini-states with checkpoints and inspections. All borders were closed. U.S. intervention in Syria was designed to do the same thing.U.S. wars in the region have displaced more than 10 million people and decimated the region. They have created animosity and suspicion on every side, divided the corrupt and brutal feudal Gulf state regime aligned with imperialism, and are now dividing the oldest U.S. military alliance — NATO.But after seven years of war and 15 years of sanctions, U.S. imperialism has still not succeeded in destroying the sovereign government of the Syrian Arab Republic.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention Underway

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention Underway By Gary Truitt – Nov 16, 2015 The Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention got underway Sunday at the Convention Center in Indianapolis. Thousands of Farm Bureau members will attend workshops, mingle with state lawmakers on organization day, and elect new leaders for the organization. Hoosier Ag Today will provide on location coverage.  The election of a new IFB President will take place on Tuesday, with the announcement expected early Tuesday afternoon.Here are a few highlights of the convention:The election for INFB president will be held during the delegate session, slated for Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. During the delegate session, delegates may also choose to discuss issues that have arisen or changed since the main delegate session in August.Don Villwock delivers his final annual address as state president during the general session on Monday, Nov. 16, which runs from 6-8:15 p.m.Breakout sessions are offered on Monday and cover topics including organic grain production, consumer buying habits, policy priorities and more. Sessions on issues related to Farm Bureau’s policy advisory committees run Monday morning.The final round of the Young Farmer Discussion Meet is on Monday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.Recognition for winners of the Young Farmer program awards, Rural Teacher of the Year, Farm Family of the Year and Hovde Award is on Monday at 1:30 p.m. Finalists for the Young Farmer Achievement Award are: Matt and Brianna Chapman, Henry County; Craig and Mindy Fruechte, Adams County; and Jacob and Jennifer Walker, DeKalb County. Finalists for the Young Farmer Excellence in Agriculture Award are: Jeremy and Lindsay Barron, Noble County; Jeff Demerly, White County; and Mike and Sarah Hertsel, Elkhart County. SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleThe Truth is We Just Don’t Care EnoughNext articleParis Attacks Will Pressure Oil Prices Gary Truitt Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention Underwaylast_img read more

TCU aims to dismantle stereotypes as it hosts Native American and Indigenous Peoples Day Symposium

first_imgFacebook Previous articleTCU police warn students to be wary of strangers asking for ridesNext articleSizzle Reel Season 2 Episode 5 Corinne Hildebrandt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Corinne Hildebrandt What we’re reading: Arrivals in Argentina ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Corinne Hildebrandt Twitter Parking lot closures cause new problems for students printLast year, students who identify as Native American made up 0.7 percent of the student body according to the TCU fact book. For Senior Albert Nungaray, this lack of representation made him feel isolated his first semester as a transfer student he said. Nungaray said that even though he loved his experiences at TCU and becoming a Horned Frog was one of the best decisions of his life, it wasn’t always sunshine.“I’ll admit, there was a culture shock that took some time to get used to,” he said. “My first semester after I transferred was a disaster.”He said some students called out racial slurs as he passed by and would even question him because they felt threatened. The first Native American and Indigenous Peoples Day Symposium, which was held last year, helped him see that he was not alone. Nungaray is now a panelist for this year’s symposium to be held Monday night at 7 p.m. in the Brown Lupton University Ballroom. Organizers said it’s part of an effort to raise awareness and strengthen ties to the Native American community. The day will end with a presentation from Matika Wilbur, a Swinomish and Tulalip photographer who through her Project 562 is taking portraits of citizens from all 562 federally recognized tribes in the U.S. Dr. Scott Langston, an instructor in the department of religion, said Wilbur’s presentation is a great way for students to recognize the damage that stereotyping can cause and to create a more accurate and modern understanding to see that the views people hold aren’t always correct. “The literacy level of our campus regarding Native Americans is pretty low,” he said. “I think this is a very important conversation for us to have as a campus to understand who are Native peoples and to address the stereotypes that are almost entrenched in our minds.”Langston said he hopes the conversations to take place Monday will serve as the starting point in creating a diversity that allows people to build bridges to the surrounding Native American communities.Last year’s symposium generated a lot of positive energy Nungaray said, that led to the formation of the first Native and Indigenous Students Association (NISA) on campus, which Nungaray helped found. “Problems don’t go away if we ignore them,” Nungaray said. “We’re not just trying to make people feel guilty or something. This is an important dialogue that needs to happen.” Nungaray acknowledged that just like any university, TCU is not perfect, but he said he appreciates the steps the campus is making to improve the overall community by hosting events like the symposium.“People need to realize that these stereotypes and racial issues are not a thing of the past,” he said. “We are not a thing of the past. We’re still here, and there are things that need fixing.“ + posts Linkedin Corinne Hildebrandt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Corinne Hildebrandt What we’re reading: Controversy in D.C. Linkedin Facebook ReddIt Fort Worth B-Cycle looks to attract more riders Corinne Hildebrandt Twitter Corinne Hildebrandt is a sophomore journalism major and sociology minor from Wayne, Illinois. She enjoys staying active and has a difficult time sitting still for long periods of time. When she’s not reporting, Corinne is most likely on the go exploring the many restaurants (and ice cream shops) that Fort Worth has to offer. Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Journalist Li Yuanlong gets two years in prison for “subversive” Internet articles

first_img Related documents liyuanlong.pdfPDF – 128.85 KB Organisation News Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific News News News Help by sharing this information RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more 中文版本Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay at the sentence of two years in prison and two years loss of civil rights handed down today by a court in Bijie in the southwestern province of Guizhou on journalist Li Yuanlong of the Bijie Ribao daily newspaper for “inciting subversion of the state” in articles he posted on the Internet.The organisation also condemned the way the authorities took Li’s family hostage to make him write a “confession” for the trial, which was held in May although the verdict was not issued until today.“Li just did his job as a journalist by reporting on the hardships experienced by the poorest sectors of the population in the Chinese countryside,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He even raised funds to enable children to go back to school. It is an outrage that a person of such courage and integrity is being sent to prison.”Li’s lawyer, Li Jianqiang, said today on 64Tianwang : “The verdict and the entire judicial procedure are completely senseless. The Bijie court was accountable to higher authorities, which is the reason they took so long to issue a verdict.” He added that, despite everything, “this sentence is relatively light compared with other similar cases” and that he would discuss the possibility of an appeal with the family.Li’s family spent several months without any news of him following his arrest on 29 September 2005. He was finally formally charged on 9 February, but then his trial was postponed three times. According to a journalist writing for Boxun, the Guizhou Public Security Bureau needed all this time to prepare a case against him.In the end, the bureau reportedly kidnapped his wife and held her in a hotel room for 10 days and detained his 16-year-old son for a week in order to force him to write his “confession,” a 20,000-word document in which he admitted to “defaming the socialist system.” It was cited by the prosecution during the trial.Li posted many essays on the Internet in which he criticised the shortcomings of contemporary Chinese society and called for more freedom and democracy. Two of his essays, entitled “Becoming American in Spirit” and “The Banal Nature of Life and the Lamentable Nature of Death,” were considered particularly “serious” by the Communist Party of China.The party also criticised his reporting. “Li Yuanlong interviewed many poor children who were not getting any schooling,” his wife said last January. “The publication of his reports had a big impact and helped collect fund to pay for them to go back to school (…) The local party nonetheless banned him from publishing his interviews, accusing him of showing society in a negative light.”————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: Receive email alerts to go further China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes April 27, 2021 Find out more July 13, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Li Yuanlong gets two years in prison for “subversive” Internet articles ChinaAsia – Pacific March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Journalist Ali Said badly beaten

first_img RSF_en News March 30, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Ali Said badly beaten Journalist Ali Said of the magazine Radio wa Telvesa was badly beaten by thugs following an interview in which the actress Yetimad Khurshid, widow of the secret police chief under former President Gamal Adbel Nasser, talked about crimes ordered by Safwat Al-Sherif, former secretary-general of the then-ruling National Democratic Party and information minister for 22 years. Reporters Without Borders said the recent wave of physical attacks and arrests recalled the practices of the Mubarak years. center_img Organisation Help by sharing this informationlast_img