Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… In a blog post on the OpenNet Initiative blog, Rebekah Heacock notes that “most of sub-Saharan Africa has historically been free of technical filtering.” No more. Uganda, at the insistence of its national police commissioner, has sent its three largest ISPs a memo requesting they begin blocking what they called “Tweeter” (presumably Twitter) and Facebook, in order to “eliminate the connection and sharing of information that incites the public.” The last week has been rife with protests in the East African country and the leaders have no doubt seen how powerful protests can be as they have observed their North African neighbors. They have made the mistake that others have made, including Egypt and Libya, that the tech is the issue. It’s not, of course. The fulcrum for the lever of disruption are the people. When they’re fed up, there’s trouble. In this case, the Ugandan people have been protesting the abrupt rise in the prices of food and fuel in the face of such governmental purchases as a $720 Russian-made fighter jet. The street marches have been met by police violence. The online expression of the protests is the hashtag #walktowork. Thanks to Rassina | Kasubi tombs photo by notphilatall Related Posts Tags:#Facebook#politics#twitter#web curt hopkins Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit
SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting And Dasmariñas can get the chance of a lifetime if he wins his IBF World bantamweight title eliminator in the Rising Stars card Saturday at Newport Mall in Resorts World Manila.“The IBF title is one of the major titles and I want to be part of that group of Filipino boxers who’ve become an IBF champion,” said Dasmariñas Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsDasmariñas held the IBO World bantamweight belt after he beat Karim Guerfi in 2018 but he knows the title once owned isn’t considered as one of the top prizes in boxing.The IBO first got recognition in the late 1990s and 2000s when the legendary Lennox Lewis, regarded as the last undisputed heavyweight champion, held the sanctioning body’s dark green belt with the IBF, WBC, and WBA championships. Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Michael Dasmarinas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Michael Dasmariñas has had prior experience holding championship gold, but he knows he still has to do more if he wants to become one of Philippine boxing’s elite.The Philippines is littered with great boxers throughout history with Pancho Villa starting the lineage that includes icons like Gabriel Elorde, Ceferino Garcia, Dado Marino, through to Manny Pacquiao, Nonito Donaire, Jerwin Ancajas, and Donnie Nietes.ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants MOST READ Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES PBA: TNT fends off Columbian to inch closer to no. 2 This day and age, though, the WBO has risen to prominence and is considered as one of the major sanctioning bodies together with the WBC, WBA, and IBF.And it’s that kind of notoriety Dasmariñas (28-2-1) wants especially if that means joining the likes of Pacquiao, Donaire, Ancajas, and Nietes as Filipino boxers to have become IBF champions.“Personally I don’t feel any pressure but I motivate myself because I also want to become a World champion like those men,” said Dasmariñas who has yet to meet Pacquiao even though the boxing legend’s MP Promotions is co-promoting the card with Scott Farrell’s Ringstar Asia.“I want to win this fight and I want to show the results of my training because I know it will help me a lot,” said Dasmariñas. “And I’m happy for tomorrow because that will be the first time that I will meet Manny in person so I’m excited.”ADVERTISEMENT
By K J M VarmaBeijing, Jun 18 (PTI) Yoga fever has gripped China ahead of the third UN International Day of Yoga as thousands of Chinese would participate in scores of events organised across the Communist nation, which officials say will make it the second biggest celebrations of the day in the world after India.Though yoga, which originated in India, has become immensely popular over the years in China vying with ancient indigenous physical fitness martial art form Tai Chi, it got an official sanction when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi here in 2015 at a joint event during the latters visit.China also backed Indias move in the UN to make June 21 as International Yoga Day, giving a fillip to hundreds of yoga clubs and organisations.Beijings iconic Great Wall as well as numerous parks, lakes and resorts across China have become venues for the both official and unofficial yoga events being held with active support of Chinese government bodies.A first yoga college has come up outside India with joint collaboration of India and China in Yunnan Minzu (Nationalities) University in Kunming, which has also lined up several yoga events.”Since UN declared yoga day June 21 has become a yoga festival day in all big and small cities in China,” Manmohan Singh Bhandari, an Indian yoga expert who along with his Chinese wife Yin Yan runs yoga training school Yogi Yoga, told PTI here.Yoga now has become a trend with people practicing in parks. During this time of the year, yoga is being taught free all over China, said Bhandari who hails from Rishikesh.advertisementHis Yoga Yogi school has centres all over the country.The Indian Embassy here which has a yoga specialist Umesh Babu besides Indian Consulates in Shanghai and Guangzhou are organising dozens of events which would be attended by Chinese officials.The main event will be held at the Great Wall on June 20.”In terms of the quality of participation of Yoga practitioners from India, the number of events at different locations in China and the expected outreach to Chinese Yoga lovers, the series of events planned for this year are poised to reach new heights,” the embassy said.For the first time ever, the Embassy, in collaboration with the Ministry of AYUSH and the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) has invited a group of 20 young Yoga ambassadors with expertise in performing advanced routines in Hatha Yoga.These young Yoga ambassadors – 10 girls and 10 boys between 22 and 30 years of age ? will capture the imagination of Chinese Yoga lovers with their dexterity and poise in demonstrating advance Yoga techniques. The young Yoga ambassadors will also enable a direct connect with the younger population in China attracted to Yoga, the embassy said in a statement.They will also hold a special demonstration of Yoga at the Opening Ceremony of BRICS Sports Meet in Guangzhou.Already few thousand people have taken part in the curtain raiser events Eastern China Region organised by the Indian Consulate in Shanghai.It plans to hold 12 events in 12 cities, total estimated participants 20,000 enthusiasts.Officials said that compared to last year participation has doubled with youngsters showing more enthusiasm.The Indian Consulate in Guangzhou is organising two big yoga festivals with Yoga Gurus from India. Other events included a five-day camp in Chengdu, India-China Yoga College, cities of Dongguan, Zhongshan and Foshan. PTI KJV UZM ZH AKJ ZH
Instagram, back in September, launched a feature which enables users to purchase items featured by influencers and businesses. And now, less than a month later, the photo-sharing platform has launched another feature which makes it easier for Instagrammers to find a friend.The newly launched feature called Nametag is a customisable identification card that allows people to find their friend’s Instagram profile when it’s scanned. The company says that every nametag is unique and it makes it easier for people to add people and accounts that they discover in person.Setting up the nametag feature is quite simple. All users need to do is go to their profiles, tap the button with three lines at the top, and select “Nametag.” Users can then customise their nametags by touching anywhere on the screen or by tapping the button at the top to change details such as colours, emojis and selfies with different stickers.Similarly, users can swipe right into the camera, hover it over the nametag and hold it down on their screen to search for a friend using the newly launched feature. This method works in a way similar to scanning a barcode. Simultaneously, they can enter the camera by tapping “Scan a nametag” when viewing their own nametag to use the feature.Additionally, users can also share their nametags with their friends using text messages and over other platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp. This feature is being rolled out across all platforms-Android and iOS– globally.Apart from this, the company is also testing a school communities feature that will give school students and college graduates a common space to connect. Users who choose to join individual groups, can add “a line to your profile listing your university, class year, and any relevant groups such as major, sports team”. “You and others who’ve added the same university can click to go to a directory listing all the people-sorted by class year-who have added that university, where you can follow and message,” Instagram wrote in its blog.advertisementWhile messages from people who an individual user doesn’t follow will go to the pending inbox where they will have a option of either accepting or declining the request. However, this feature is being rolled out in the US only.Meanwhile, the photo-sharing platform is reportedly testing a new feature that would allow the app to share user’s location history with Facebook. To put it simply, Facebook will have the access to a user’s location history collected by Instagram. According to a report by TechCrunch, a user’s geo-location history with appear in their Facebook Profile’s Activity Log and it will include daily maps of all the places when the user has been to.ALSO READ: Facebook users will now get 30 days to decide if they really want to dump their accountsWhile the feature has not been rolled out yet, developer Jane Manchun Wong took to Twitter to share screenshots of how this feature would work. The shared image clearly shows that Instagram’s Location Settings are located inside Facebook’s Privacy and Security settings.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Burnley boss Dyche open to rotating squad for Norwichby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche will likely rotate his squad for Saturday’s clash with Norwich City at Turf Moor.Substitute Jeff Hendrick popped up to score a stoppage-time equaliser against Brighton on Saturday.Matej Vydra and Jay Rodriguez also impressed off the bench, and Dyche says he might give his fringe players a chance when the Canaries come to town.”All three of them affected the game so I was pleased with that,” the Burnley boss said.”I’ve told them there will be certain players (rotated), obviously defenders it doesn’t change as much, but you have to keep everyone involved.”I think that’s the important thing here, we’ve always worked on a group mentality, so I want to keep everyone’s mind on it.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool assistant Lijnders: Klopp impact like Cruyff at Barcelonaby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders has compared Jurgen Klopp’s impact at the club to that of Johan Cruyff at Barcelona.Klopp has been credited by many for restoring a winning mentality and positive atmosphere at the Anfield club.They won the Champions League last season and came within a whisker of the Premier League title.And Lijnders believes that Klopp deserves all the credit for those successes.When asked about Klopp winning the Best Manager award at a FIFA gala, Lijnders said at a press conference: “[It is a] big compliment for our structure, I think. For our owners to have faith in Jurgen from the start, giving him a six-year deal. That helps with the trust, to build.”Big compliment for our team, because without success the individual prizes will never come. Then of course a big compliment for Jurgen himself. I’m really proud. It says a lot.”He is not only the face of the team, he’s the face of the club and not many foreign managers in a different country made the impact he has made.”An example I always say is that Cruyff at Barca had an impact in that it’s not only about now, but about the future also.”He [Klopp] created a real identity about the way we play, the way he wants to play, and that could last for a long time.”
MINNEAPOLIS — One of Target’s biggest competitive advantages, the stores it has sprinkled across the country, accounted for a quarter of all online sales in November and December. Goods ordered online and picked up at stores surged 60 per cent in that period.Those sales, either picked up inside or through the company’s curbside pickup service, are key in Target’s campaign to hold online retailers like Amazon.com at bay, particularly during the competitive holiday season, because shoppers don’t have to pay shipping fees.Target Corp. said Thursday that sales at stores open at least a year increased 5.7 per cent in the period, up from 3.4 per cent a year earlier. The strongest growth was in toys, baby and seasonal gifts.The Associated Press
It has been a long time since a new genre of cultural performance ‘recitation of poems’ – more popularly known as ‘Elocution’ – evolved in the domain of Bengali culture. Though the art is much practiced and familiar in Bengal, it lacks popularity in other parts of the country.An unparalleled elocutionist since late 1960s, Pradip Ghosh has been working towards popularising this art. He is well-known for his unique and inimitable style of recitation. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainInspired by his father Chinmoyjiban Ghosh, Pradip started reciting poems even before he learned to read or write. His father would carry him fondly on his shoulders, and the little boy would go on happily with long poems on his lips. The famous elocutionist of Eastern India, delves deep into the soul of the poems, while he recites them. Also, he believes that it is not the technique that matters, but the message that he wishes to convey through the presentation. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardGhosh has travelled extensively in the West presenting Rabindranath before the foreign audience. Tagore is Ghosh’s first love from his early childhood, and therefore he tried to introduce a new style in reciting the poems of Tagore particularly those whom the poet had written for children. To give the art and artist more recognition, Bhavna Records and Cassettes have recently published two audio CDs of Tagore poems by Pradip Ghosh. The CDs named ‘Shishu Kishor’ and ‘Swadesh’ will be formally launched by the Governor of West Bengal Keshri Nath Tripathi in the presence of renowned elocutionists Partha and Gouri Ghosh, Urmimala and Jagannath Basu and Bratati Bandopadhyay on April 4, at 5 pm, at the Kolkata Press Club.