Ecobank Wins Best Bank 2014 Accolade

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Ecobank Liberia Ltd. has been named the “Best Bank of the Year 2014” for its immense contribution towards the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country.  The accolade was bestowed upon the bank by the International Learning Institute (ILI) and its subsidiary, Gender International Magazine Publication and Resource Center, at the Champions of the Year Annual Award 2014, held last Saturday at a local hotel in Monrovia.  Chief organizer, Ms. Mildred Dean, said Ecobank was honored for its sacrificial, dedicated and humanitarian services to Liberians during the heat of the Ebola epidemic.  She recalled that the Pan African bank was the first institution to help the Liberian government to contain the spread of the virus by donating the first ambulance.Presenting the award to Ecobank’s former managing director, Mr. Kola Adeleke, she said: “We are very happy to award you as the best Pan African bank of the Year for the outstanding performance, sacrificial, dedicated and humanitarian Services to Liberians during the heat of the Ebola crisis.”Responding, outgoing Ecobank MD Adeleke thanked the Gender International Magazine for the honor and said it was a big surprise.He pledged the bank’s continuing commitment to work with the Liberian government to ensure that Liberia becomes an Ebola-free country and survivors are not stigmatized.Mr. Adeleke cautioned the public against stigmatizing survivors, noting that it is imperative for survivors to tell their stories.“We have to learn from their experiences and how they came into contact with the disease. Telling their stories will greatly help the national fight,” he said.The Ecobank executive said Ebola survivors are Africans and Liberians, “just like you and me.”He spoke of the grave impact of the Ebola outbreak on economies of the three countries hit hardest by the virus, but noted that as a Pan African bank with vast experience in operating in crisis environments, Ecobank crafted a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) that has helped it through crises, including the Ebola epidemic.“During a crisis like this, we sacrifice profitability for liquidity,” the Ecobank boss explained. He assured the public that as a Pan African bank in Liberia, Ecobank is here to stay.Other personalities honored were President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Rep. Saah Joseph, Madam Julie Endee, executive director, Liberia Crusaders for Peace, Information Minister Lewis Bowne, Assistant Minister for Health Tolbert  Nyenswah,  amongst other.Institutions honored included the Central Bank of Liberia, United Bank for Africa, and the state-owned radio ELBC.Ms. Dean is also the chief executive officer of the Gender International Magazine Publication and Resource Center, located on Crown Hill, Broad Street, Monrovia.last_img read more

Former Saint-Etienne player dies after reportedly being shot with 14-year-old boy

first_img RANKED Former Saint-Etienne player William Gomis has died at the age of 19 after reportedly being shot with an AK47 in the street alongside a 14-year-old boy.Sources in France suggest Gomis was killed in a shooting which took place in La Seyne-sur-Mer, Cote d’Azur, on Sunday night. Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack highlights Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade impact Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more silverware How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures center_img MONEY ⚫️ L’#ASSE profondément affectée par le décès tragique de son ancien joueur William #Gomis ➡️ https://t.co/cIhuZKzfGa pic.twitter.com/fX2SCJKGpg— AS Saint-Etienne (@ASSEofficiel) September 10, 2018The 14-year-old boy also reportedly died in the incident with police finding 24 Kalashnikov cases at the scene.It is understood Gomis’ brother also died from gun shot wounds a few weeks ago.The defender left the Ligue 1 side after five years – making 18 appearances for their reserve team in the fifth tier of French football last season.The Ligue 1 side said in a statement: “AS Saint-Etienne had the immense sadness to learn of the tragic death of William Gomis, which occurred last night. Latest Football News possible standings Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade smart causal REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “The strong and slender defender contributed, during the 2017-2018 season, to the promotion of the reserve team to the National Championship 2.“The club’s leaders, coaches, players and employees are deeply affected by William’s sudden death and offer their deepest sympathies to his family.”last_img read more

Amazing Tottenham rant: Adrian Durham tears into Spurs players, manager and fans

first_imgtalkSPORT host Adrian Durham launched into amazing rant about Tottenham following their Champions League defeat to Inter Milan.Mauricio Pochettino’s side conceded two late goals at the San Siro in their opening group stage match on Tuesday night to lose 2-1 – their third straight defeat in all competitions. 4 Latest Tottenham Hotspur News 4 And Durham, alongside former Arsenal star and talkSPORT’s Ray Parlour, gave his diagnosis for Spurs’ recent downturn in form.The Drivetime host tore into the club, suggesting the players have been misled into believing how good they were.He also laid into boss Pochettino for his team selection ahead of the game as well as claiming the fans were partly to blame for Spurs’ under-performing.Durham said: “Spurs fans may not like this because they are forever going on about how there’s nobody they could sign that could get into their XI. REVEALED “Harry Winks. Pochettino said he could be England’s Andres Iniesta!“If you start filling these players’ heads with nonsense like that, if you start telling them they’re flipping brilliant they’ll start believing it and it will go to their heads!“And all of a sudden they’ll stop performing. Look at last night, they’re being found out!”Parlour stepped in to suggest it was odd defenders Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier were not selected for the crucial game while Christian Eriksen, who gave Spurs the lead against Inter, has been the only player to give a good account of himself consistently which Durham agreed with. Eric Dier’s role to the Spurs and England set-up is still a mystery to Durham “But I’m looking at those players and I think they’ve been told too many times just how good they are and it’s gone to their heads and they’re not actually that good!“Last night for example. Davinson Sanchez was basically told ‘we don’t need Toby Alderweireld, you’re as good as him and we’ll be fine.’”“Obviously that’s not true and in his head he’s thinking he is as good as Alderweireld when he’s not.“Harry Kane won the Golden Boot but was he actually that good at the World Cup? Not really. And he hasn’t been that good at for a while. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won smart causal Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT no dice 4 possible standings Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card “There’s no way Spurs can finish in the top 4″Agree with @talkSPORTDrive?📻 Tune in → https://t.co/nOCybh8ExD pic.twitter.com/iqgutbMRWr— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) September 19, 2018 And this prompted Durham to also criticise the Tottenham fans for their role in making their team perform badly before claiming the north London club would not finish in the top four this season.Durham added: “Dembele by the way can’t play two games in a week yet he started on Saturday against Liverpool and started against Inter. What is Pochettino thinking of?“It’s not just the players who are letting it go to their heads, it’s the fans as well who think these players are brilliant when actually they’re not.”Listen to the full Durham rant above Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January getty gameday cracker Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade targets Spurs somehow lost a game they looked destined to win “Mousa Dembele. Pochettino told him he was one of the best players in the world last season. Well, what a load of rubbish that is!“Ben Davies. Wales legend because of Euro 2016 but they didn’t even qualify for the World Cup! How good are you? How good do you think you are and how good are you being told you are?“Heung-min Son. He wins the Asia Cup and that’s fine but he comes back thinking he’s some kind of superhero! But it’s not true.“Eric Dier. Made England captain? He barely passed the ball forward never mind to a team-mate.Adrian Durham doesn’t understand Tottenham star Eric Dier’s qualities – ‘What is he?’“Michel Vorm is told ‘you are second best to Hugo Lloris at a football club in the Premier League’. Since when? He’s nowhere near good enough.” punished England captain Harry Kane was not spared from Durham’s rant 4 It’s fair to say Durham had reservations about Pochettino’s comparisons to Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa REVEALED last_img read more

LAST CALL FOR HIGHLAND RADIO BINGO

first_imgLast call: HighlandHIGHLAND Radio is axing its bingo game, the station has announced.In a statement yesterday the Letterkenny-based station says it is dropping its long-running Rehab Radio Bingo.“Friday 2nd May 2014 is the last day of Rehab Bingo on Highland Radio,” said the station. “However, we are in the process of preparing a new Bingo venture with a local charity in the coming weeks.”The north Donegal radio station had applied to the Letterkenny District Court for a bingo license several weeks ago, with the station saying it wanted to earn €52,000-a-year profits from “running costs” and giving the rest to the Donegal Hospice.Judge Paul Kelly had asked radio station director Hazel Russell at a previous hearing to provide a break-down of its proposed figures, telling her that no more than 40 per cent of cash generated could be spent on administration.Ms Russell told the court that the station would charge €25 every time bingo numbers were read out, and this happened eight times per day. This would amount to €1,000 per week – or €52,000 per annum – as bingo was played five times per week. But Ms Russell later returned to the same court to say the license application was being withdrawn.Ms Russell did not give an explanation for Highland’s decision to stay with Rehab at the time, but it now appears the company has changed its mind again.It will now have to re-submit its application to the courts.No-one from Rehab was available for comment last night. LAST CALL FOR HIGHLAND RADIO BINGO was last modified: May 1st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bingo licenseHighland Radiolast_img read more

Men’s Basketball Upends Wake Forest, 77-74

first_img Box Score (PDF) Preview Next Game: LYNCHBURG, Va. – Behind a combined 49 points from seniors Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) and Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.), the Drake University men’s basketball rallied to defeat Wake Forest, 77-74, in the Bulldogs’ first game at the Paradise Jam.”What a phenomenal job, I’m so proud of our guys,” said first-year Drake head coach Niko Medved. “Every time we got down, our guys didn’t quit. We stayed together and competed. The guys made unbelievable plays.”Timmer’s 29 points came on 9-of-15 shooting and a 6-of-8 night from the three-point arc in a game where the Bulldogs shot 15-of-30 from three-point range. Woodward added five three-pointers for the second-straight game to account for his 20 points. De’Antae McMurray (Alton, Ill.) and Casey Schlatter (Iowa Falls, Iowa) each had seven rebounds to help the undersized Bulldogs outrebound the Demon Deacons, 37-33.Wake Forest was led by 7-footer Doral Moore’s 17 points and 17 rebounds.The Bulldogs faced a pair of 10-point second-half deficits and used an 11-0 run to take a 63-62 lead with 5:19 remaining in the contest on a four-point play from Woodward. Woodward continued to make big shots to keep the Demon Deacons at bay until the Bulldogs took the lead for good with 3:55 left on a pair of free throws from Timmer. WFU had one final shot to tie the game, but their last-second three-pointer was off the mark to give the Bulldogs the opening round victory over an Atlantic Coast Conference foe.With the win, the Bulldogs advance to face Colorado in the Paradise Jam semifinals at 7:30 p.m. CST Saturday, Nov. 18. The Buffaloes advanced with a 70-69 win over Quinnipiac on a buzzer-beating three-pointer.Print Friendly Version Live Stats 1350 ESPN FloHoops Listen Live Watch Live Box Score (HTML) vs. Colorado 11/18/2017 – 7:30 p.m. Story Links Full Schedule Roster last_img read more

Women’s Tennis Set for ITA Regionals

first_img IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team is set to play at the ITA Central Regional Championships in Iowa City, Iowa Friday, Oct. 12 through Monday, Oct. 15, hosted by the University of Iowa. Story Links Doubles action will get underway at 9 a.m. on Friday followed by singles play. The final day of matches is scheduled for Monday. Five Drake players will play in the ITA event, junior Sophia Haleas, freshman Kelsey Neville, sophomore Carmen Palumbo, sophomore Liza Petushkova and freshman Daria Walczak. The Bulldogs are coming off the annual MVC Individuals, which was held this fall in Springfield, Mo. Neville paired with sophomore Megan Webb and won the MVC Doubles Flight 3 championship. This will be final tournament of the fall season for the Bulldogs. Check back later to www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com for the team’s 2019 schedule. Print Friendly Version ITA Informational Page last_img read more

Honda scoops two Irish Car of the Year Awards!

first_imgThe all-new Honda Civic was awarded not one, but two honours at The Irish Car of the Year awards 2018 in association with Continental Tyres in the Gibson Hotel Dublin this week.The sporty hatchback took away The Irish Compact Family Car of the Year 2018 and The Best Innovator award for Honda’s Suite of Safety features Honda Sensing. The announcements were made at the Awards Ceremony last Thursday evening, which was attended by leading figures in the Irish motor industry.The Civic beat off tough competition from other new cars launched on the Irish market this year to take both prizes. In accepting the award, John Saunders, Sales and Marketing Director of Universal Honda Ltd expressed his delight, saying: “We are thrilled with winning not only the coveted Compact Family Car of the year but also taking away the best innovator award for Honda Sensing which really cements Civic as one of the safest cars in its class. 2017 has been a great year for Honda and we really look forward to 2018 with the arrival of new members of the Civic family”.The Honda Civic is available at Highland Motors. Highland Motors will be holding their 181 Open Day this Saturday from 10:00am – 4:00pm where the full Honda range can be viewed. All customers who order a new Honda this Saturday during the open day can avail of a bonus offering of Free Honda Paint Protection.With regard to the Honda Civic, customers have a choice of two all-new VTEC TURBO petrol engines, a 127bhp and 180bhp that have been developed specifically to deliver a powerful, engaging and efficient driving experience. A suite of advanced safety and driver-assistance technologies specified as standard across the range called Honda Sensing ensures the car is among the very safest in its class.The range will be expanded further with the arrival of the Civic Diesel and TYPE R in January.For more details on the Honda Range and all the 181 offers call up to Highland Motors at the Mountain Top this Saturday between 10am-4pm of call us on 074 91 28777.Honda scoops two Irish Car of the Year Awards! was last modified: November 24th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:carHighland MotorsHonda Civicletterkennyopen daylast_img read more

Cartoon: Search Engine Pessimized

first_imgIt’s happening to more and more of the blogs I read: the personality, quirkiness and unique voice that once made them so appealing to me are fading. In their place, an SEO-driven uniformity that puts keyword placement ahead of pretty much everything.That approach has been afflicting newspapers for some time, as clever headlines give way to the kind of blandness that only a machine could love (which is no coincidence, because machines are the target audience). And many pro bloggers who rely on AdSense for their revenue have been doing it for years.But now I’m starting to see it trickle into the blogging of friends and loved ones. I understand the desire to rank more highly in search engines, but as SEO goes mainstream, I can’t help but feel we’re losing something.Maybe that’s just me, great cartoon funny social media. What do you think? Related Posts Tags:#Cartoons#web 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App rob cottingham More Noise to Signal 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 26 September 2009

first_imgJoint exhibition combining social networking and enterprise social media formatsPre-show online meeting planner for delegatesDiscount for early booking (expires September 25th)Free pass for exhibition only Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Our month of special coverage on the real-time Web culminates with ReadWriteWeb’s very first event: the ReadWrite Real-Time Web Summit, a day-long event of conversations about the real-time Web, including its current state and its pressing challenges and greatest opportunities.Topics will include:The potential and pitfalls of real-time for social networking, media, financial services, humanitarian work and political advocacy.How will ubiquitous real-time information delivery change the web in the future? What will it make possible? How will it change user expectations?How can real-time information overload be dealt with, technically and culturally?How can small organizations use the real-time web to challenge market incumbents? How can market incumbents continue to thrive in a real-time environment? Download this entire events calendar in iCal format. Register here.30 September 2009: on TwitterTwittamentaryUpdate: Call for submissions of stories and videos is now open. In this documentary, filmmaker Tan Siok Siok peels away the hype and explores the human dimensions of how lives connect and intersect, and then are affected and changed, as result of encounters on Twitter.Twittamentary is created in the open spirit of the Web. Twitter users are invite to contribute ideas and videos to the film. When the film is completed, it will be released online under a creative commons license. In other words, you are both the contributor and the audience.The 24-hour storytelling event on 30 September 2009 shares the videos submitted up till then in a round-the-clock marathon in which participants get to watch the videos online, rate and comment on them, and tweet about them.2 October 2009: Seattle, WashingtonExpressionEngine RoadshowThe ExpressionEngine Roadshow is a traveling conference designed to bring together experts and users to learn ExpressionEngine techniques and share insider tips. Now in its second year, and second city, the 2009 conference will be a full day event. The show runs from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, with breakfast before, a party after, and lunch in between, all included in the price of admission. Follow @eeroadshow on Twitter for the latest details. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 11 – 12 November 2009: Denver, ColoradoDefrag 2009 ConferenceAs online data is growing and fragmenting at an exponential pace, individuals, groups and organizations are struggling to discover, assemble, organize, act on and gather feedback from that data. In the largest sense, we’re all looking to augment the pace at which we achieve insights on raw data — to accelerate the “A-ha” moment.Defrag explores the intersection of topics like:Business intelligenceBusiness process managementSocial computing and analyticsNext-level discoveryEnterprise 2.0Next-gen emailThe semantic Web andrew lobo Just a reminder: ReadWriteWeb’s own Real-Time Web Summit is only a few weeks away, and some excellent participants are now signed up. You can download the event calendar below in iCal format or import it into your Google Calendar. You can also import individual events using the link beside each entry. This events guide is a weekly feature here on ReadWriteWeb. We publish it every weekend, as good a time as any to review your conference plans.Know of an event taking place that should appear here? Let us know in the comments below or contact us.15 October 2009: Mountain View, CaliforniaThe ReadWrite Real-Time Web Summit 2 October 2009: New York CityHadoop WorldFacebook, Google, and Yahoo! introduced the world to Hadoop, the open-source technology that simultaneously combines storage and processing for large-scale data. Now, all sorts of companies in a number of different verticals are using Hadoop.And they’re all going to be in New York City on October 2nd for Hadoop World. All the Hadoop rock stars will be there, including Hadoop project creator Doug Cutting. Amazon, Facebook, IBM, and Yahoo!, to name a few companies, are sponsoring the event. In addition to the above listed, Visa, JPMorganChase, China Mobile, and many others will be giving talks about their use of Hadoop.ReadWriteWeb readers get 25% off the regular ticket price. Register here.8 October 2009: San DiegoMobile Application Stores conferenceAs a partner seminar of Intenational CTIA WIRELESS I.T. and Entertainment, the Mobile Application Stores conference will focus on the tremendous opportunities in the mobile apps stores eco-system. The event is designed to give a complete understanding of how to capitalize on this exploding market.Participants will discuss strategy and deployment in application stores such as Apple (iPhone), Google (Android), RIM (Blackberry), Nokia (Ovi), Palm Pre, and Microsoft, as well as other emerging application stores. To learn more, visit www.mobileapplicationstores.com or write to events@nextvisionmedia.com.10 October 2009: Mountain View, CaliforniaJuice PitcherThe Juice Pitcher is shaping up to be the hottest new networking event in the Valley. The exclusive evening gathering on October 10 is being hosted by Vator.tv and TheFunded and will showcase 10 startups, chosen by their peers through votes on the Vator competition platform. Get your favorite companies to join the Juice Pitcher Competition, and don’t forget to vote! Voting is open to anyone, so you can make a difference. In addition, Aaron Patzer, CEO of Mint.com, will speak about how he built a $170 million company in just three years, and Munjal Shah, CEO of Like.com, will talk about best practices and steps to earning revenue.Click here to buy your tickets and see the agenda.22 October 2009: London, EnglandCloud Computing World ForumThe Cloud Computing World Forum is the perfect event for professionals to learn and discuss the future development and integration of cloud services. This one-day conference will provide a focused platform for the global cloud computing industry.The Cloud Computing World Forum is the place to meet all the key decision makers from all of the cloud service providers in one place. Show highlights include:Hear from leading case studies on how to integrate cloud computing into working practices,Learn from the key players offering services in the cloud,Benefit from pre-show online meeting planner,Evening networking reception.center_img Social Networking World ForumEnterprise social mediaSocial TV World ForumMobile Social Networking ForumThe event features key speakers from global brands, organizations, social networking publishers and developers, pioneering social media leaders, top agencies, content producers, and more.Full workshop program within exhibition areaEvening networking receptionPre-show online meeting planner for delegatesFree pass for exhibition only 10 – 13 November 2009: Las VegasPubCon VegasPubCon Las Vegas is a multi-track educational conference hosted by SearchEngineWorld & WebmasterWorld. PubCon events are for thought leaders and professionals in search engine and Internet marketing to gather and to share best practices in the design, development, promotion and marketing of their Internet businesses and brands. PubCon London 2009 is a social networking event. 23 October 2009: Durham, North CarolinaThe Social Media Business ForumThe Social Media Business Forum will feature national and local speakers from marketing companies, technology companies, and social networks discussing ways in which business communications have changed because of social media. Sessions will look at internal and external communications methods for both B2B and B2C companies and provide actionable takeaway items for attendees to immediately implement in their businesses. The forum targets business owners, executives, business communicators, key organizational stake holders, and anyone interested in gaining practical knowledge about social media.Early bird registration is $125 until September 18, and $250 thereafter.29 – 30 October 2009: San Francisco, CaliforniaVirtual Goods SummitThe virtual goods market has exploded as developers and publishers dive into this new opportunity. The third annual Virtual Goods Summit in October 2009 will bring together thought leaders in this space from Asia, Europe, and the US to talk about what’s changed and what’s working and the key challenges facing the industry. If you’re active in virtual goods — or thinking of jumping in — the Virtual Goods Summit is a must-attend event.New for 2009 is VGS University, a half-day seminar designed to provide a comprehensive overview of how to succeed with virtual goods. Hear from experts on topics such as why virtual goods are effective and the ins and outs of managing a virtual economy. Whether you’re new to virtual goods or seeking insights and lessons from the leaders, we encourage you to join us for the day and learn from some of our industry’s leading-edge thinkers.ReadWriteWeb readers save 15% off general admission by registering here using the discount code “READWRITEWEB.”4 – 5 November 2009: Raleigh, North CarolinaInternet Summit 2009Internet Summit ’09 will feature over 75 speakers, including representatives of major Internet brands such as Twitter, Pandora, Google, Salesforce.com, Digg, Technorati, CBS Interactive, Huffington Post, Blogger, Tree.com, and many more.Topics will include social media, blogging, real time, mobile, video, search, online advertising, e-commerce, analytics, the cloud, and more.Join over 1200 entrepreneurs, senior marketers, and executives in the conversation about the future of the industry and how to capitalize on the shifting dynamics of the Internet and tap into its unlimited business potential.9 – 10 November 2009: Santa Clara, CaliforniaSocial Networking World Forum — CaliforniaThis event taking place at the Santa Clara Convention Center actually consists of three conferences: two days dedicated to social networking, one day dedicated to enterprise social media, and one day dedicated to social TV. Key speakers include social networking publishers, advertising agencies, industry analysts, software developers and equipment manufacturers, pay-TV and network service providers, mobile operators, and more. 19 November 2009: Mountain View, CaliforniaUnder the RadarFeaturing the most cutting-edge mobile startups from around the globe, Under the Radar will get you dialed in to what the 2010 mobile innovation marketplace will look like. It’s a must-attend event for dealmakers from global carriers, brands, media companies, and handset manufacturers responsible for helping their companies leverage new mobile technology and innovation in the fast-evolving digital landscape.Save $200: book by 2 October 2009, and get the early-bird rate.1 – 3 December 2009: London, EnglandOnline Information & IMS 2009Online Information and IMS together create the largest event dedicated to the information industry. Consisting of an exhibition delivering over 9,000 visitors from 70 countries, a conference and a show-floor seminar program, the event provides an annual meeting place for the global information industry.Online Information is once again set to play host to thousands of information professionals, information end-users and publishers from around the globe, meeting suppliers of online content, e-publishing, and library management solutions. IMS provides a forum for IT, business, and information management professionals to find unlimited, relevant advice, educational content and compare solutions under one roof. Attend IMS and meet suppliers of content management, search solutions, and Web 2.0 technologies.1 – 3 December 2009: Boston, MassachusettsGilbane Conference BostonJoin us at the sixth annual “Gilbane Conference Boston: Content, Collaboration and Customers.”Your content is your business, and you need to make your Web content part of an integrated platform forcustomers. You need to know solutions and technologies that are ready to be implemented today. Gilbane Conference Boston is built around the four major areas of how enterprises use Web and content technologies:Web business and engagement;Managing collaboration and social media: internal and external;Enterprise content: searching, integrating and publishing;Content infrastructure.Visit www.gilbaneboston.com for conference details. ReadWriteWeb readers, use the discount code “GILBANE” to save an additional $200. Register today!15 – 16 March 2010: London, England2nd Annual Social Networking World Forum — LondonThe 2nd Annual Social Networking World Forum takes place at the Olympia Conference Centre in London. The two-day event features four dedicated conference streams: A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Events Guide#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Proud Panchur jives to beats of dhol

first_imgIn the picturesque Garhwal Hills, 95 kilometres from Dehradun, a short walk from the nearest motorable road leads to Panchur, a sleepy village from where hails the new Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Ajay Singh Bisht, popularly known as Yogi Adityanath.Throughout Sunday, Adityanath’s teary-eyed mother, proud father and brothers spent most of the time receiving hundreds of friends and relatives visiting to congratulate the family.As crowds shouted Har har Yogi, ghar ghar Yogi, drummers played the dhol. The village in Pauri district of Uttarakhand came alive as people celebrated with fervour. For Adityanath’s family, it was a moment “beyond imagination”.“We have not been able to congratulate Mahantji yet… We have been trying to call him, but his phone is switched off,” Adityanath’s younger brother Mahendra Bisht said on Sunday evening.In 1994, 22-year-old Ajay became Yogi Adityanath when Mahant Avaidyanath, a native of Kandi village, three kilometres from Panchur, and the then head of the powerful Gorakhnath Peeth in Gorakhpur, chose him as his successor.From then on, for his family and relatives too, Ajay became Mahantji.However, even as Adityanath’s stature has risen in the past years, his typical Garhwali family here lives a life of simplicity.The family members say Adityanath’s image as a Hindu hardliner is in stark contrast to the personality he had when he lived in the village as a young man. His father, Anand Singh Bisht, 85, attributed his present image to the time he spent with Mahant Avaidyanath.Contribution as MPFor the villagers, however, Adityanath is synonymous with “progress”. “Being a postgraduate in Mathematics, he believes that education is the building block towards progress… When he first became an MP in 1998, he got a degree college built in the village,” Surendra Singh Rawat from the village, said.Adityanath’s recent visit to the house was in February.His sister-in-law Asha Devi said: “Whenever Mahantji comes home, his father sits with him and tells him to keep calm. His father tells him to keep certain things in his heart and not be too vocal about everything he feels.”Adityanath has been at the centre of several controversies. His father said he was “aware of the flak Mahantji draws”.“I do try to tell Adityanath to keep a check on his speeches, but he follows his own mind,” he said. “I hope that he follows the BJP’s agenda of Sabka saath, sabka vikas. This is also my advice to him that he should follow the BJP’s agenda, which is inclusive of Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, the rich and the poor.”last_img read more