Court Rejects Accused FDA Managers Re-arrest Order

first_imgA request by state lawyers that the Court ignored a US$1.5 million bail-bond—secured on behalf of several former managers of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), on Tuesday, April 8,—and re-arrest them, was denied by Criminal Court ‘C’. That left the defendants ‘free to walk,’ pending final determination of the case by the Court.The Prosecution had asked the court to set aside the US$1.5 million bail-bond issued and tendered by Medicare Insurance Company and the Insurance Company of Africa.They argued that the bond was insufficient considering the more than US$13million allegedly stolen by the defendants from government; the Prosecution had asked that the bail be double the amount it had sued for.Defense lawyers however pleaded that the Prosecution’s request be denied, relying on the Insurance Companies to ensure that the defendants appearance bond produced them in Court at the appointed time.In the Court’s ruling, Judge Blamo Dixon declared: “The defendants’ bonds are hereby allowed and permitted, since their sureties have justified said bail- bond.The bonds of the defendants shall stand or same shall be retained pending notice from the Court. It is hereby ordered.”Judge Dixon further declared, “the two companies, Insurance Company of Africa and Medicare Insurance Company serving as sureties for the defendants promised that they will guarantee their day to day appearance in court pending final determination of the case.”Quoting Article 21, Section (8), Sub-section one and two of the 1986 Constitution of Liberia, the Criminal Court Judge said it provides that “All persons shall be bailable upon their personal recognizance or by sufficient sureties, depending upon the gravity of the charge.”Judge Dixon added that: “excessive bail would not be allowed.”He further ruled,  “In view of the law controlling as found in Section 53.6 of the Civil Procedure Law and section 13.4 of the Criminal Procedure Law, the court is constrained to allow the bail bond of the defendants.”Surprisingly, none of the government lawyers were seen in Court on Tuesday, when the Court ruled in connection with their request. The former managers of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), including it managing director, Moses Wogbeh, were jointly indicted with multiple crimes:  economic sabotage, criminal conspiracy, forgery, or counterfeiting, obtaining, obstruction of government by public servant, etc., in connection with the much publicized Private Use Permits (PUPs) saga.Following that, the indictment was served on them (defendants) and they were brought under the jurisdiction of the Court. They were subsequently detained at the Monrovia Central Prison, pending the filing of a bail-bond.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Istanbul Ataturk Airport attack: Deaths rise to 41 as Turkey mourns

first_imgTurkey is observing a national day of mourning after a gun and suicide bomb attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport killed 41 people, including 13 foreign nationals.Three attackers arrived in a taxi and began firing at the terminal entrance late on Tuesday. They blew themselves up after Police fired back.Officials say 239 people were injured, with 41 still in intensive care.PM Binali Yildirim said early signs pointed to so-called Islamic State.However, no-one has so far admitted carrying out the attack.Turkish investigators are examining CCTV footage, witness statements and mobile phone video recorded by terrified passengers to try to determine the identity of the attackers.The Dogan news agency said autopsies on the three dead men suggested they may be foreign nationals, but this has not been confirmed.Yildirim said one of the attackers blew himself up outside the terminal after the group opened fire at a security check, allowing the other two to enter the building and detonate explosives there.Footage on social media shows one moving through the building as people around him flee. He is shot by Police and remains on the ground for about 20 seconds before blowing himself up.Turkish Health Minister Recep Akdag says that 128 people remain in hospital, including nationals of Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and Switzerland, the Associated Press reports. The Istanbul City Governor said 41 people were killed, including 13 foreign or dual nationals. (Excerpt from BBC News)last_img read more

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“Why is Govt wasting our time? – minibus association

first_imgVenting his frustration over Government’s slow approach to a proposal submitted to the Business Ministry over a week ago, President of the United Minibus Union (UMU), Eon Andrews, on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction over Government’s seemingly careless attitude towards tackling the woes of the minibus and transportation sector at large.Andrews had, over one week ago, submitted to Business Minister Dominic Gaskin a proposal for not only a fare increase, but several other requests in regard to the transportation sector with the hope of having addressed the several issues plaguing that sector.President of the UMU, Eon AndrewsAndrews is contending that the Business Ministry should have informed the Union that several other Ministries would have to be consulted on the matter, instead of leaving the union proverbially at sea.“I noticed yesterday in (Guyana) Times where he (Minister Gaskin) had indicated that he got to — because of the nature of the thing (proposal) — he has to consult the other relevant ministers. But he had not indicted that to me, and that would have been good if he had said that to us, so that we would have known we would have had to wait a little bit,” Andrews reasoned.“I don’t know why the Government is wasting our time,” Andrews declared.He added that, under the previous administration, such matters were given more urgency, especially since it is one which has a chain effect on not only drivers, but commuters as well.“They (the previous administration) would have dealt with it, even if we had to just talk. They would have called us in already, we would have been talking…they always would have called us in quickly,” he said.The Union head has said he is concerned that minibus operators might take certain actions which may very well affect commuters if the Government does not deal with the issue in a timely manner.According to him, it is not the UMU’s vision to exploit commuters, but to set fares which are ‘fair to everyone’. Andrews said he is aware of cases in which passengers are being made to pay increases in transportation fares as high as $60, when all that the UMU has requested is a $20 increase for short drop drivers and $40 increase for drivers who travel longer distances.“We are concerned because, if they (minibus drivers) take action, it means that especially the travelling public, although it is a free-man transportation, they will punish. There may be persons who may react to those increases, and you know, there might be some violence and police story and these kinds of things; so I don’t think that’s the way anybody wants us to go. So I think that the Government ought to do something quickly,” the UMU president posited.The Business Minister recently told reporters he is not responsible for fixing minibus fares, and he just intervened from a consumer point of view in order to find out their concerns.He went on to say that the proposal which was submitted to his Ministry will be shared with the respective Ministers, who will then carry the burden of introducing the said proposal to Cabinet.The proposal for a fare increase comes at a time where minibus and taxi drivers have been protesting, and even striking, about the climbing gas prices.Desperate to get the attention they need, drivers blocked the Vryheid’s Lust access road along the East Coast Railway Embankment. Several tyres were burnt, and an old car was set on fire to garner the attention needed, with the hope of having the fuel crisis addressed.Several protests were also organised by drivers of the various routes subsequent to this incident. Gas station prices for fuel have increased rapidly, from $215 per litre to prices ranging from $230 to $250 per litre.last_img read more

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Another whale carcass found

first_img“It’s raising the possibility of an unusual mortality event,” Moorman said. By The Associated Press VENTURA – A dead blue whale was discovered floating off Southern California’s coast Thursday. A boater spotted the whale, estimated between 70 feet and 75 feet long, in the Santa Barbara Channel, said Easter Moorman, spokeswoman for the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. It appeared to be floating toward a beach where another blue whale washed ashore a week ago, Moorman said. It was the third blue whale found dead off the Southern California coast this month. One washed ashore in Long Beach Harbor. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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SPORTING HEROES SET FOR NEWSTALK’S ROADSHOW IN DONEGAL

first_imgSome of Ireland’s biggest sporting heroes of past and present will be in Donegal this Monday night for the Newstalk radio ‘Off The Ball’ roadshow.The show has become a huge success as has its ‘roadshow’ which has been a huge success around the country for the past two summers.Monday’s show, which comes from Dom’s Pier One in Donegal Town, will feature a host of sporting stars including footballer Dave O’Leary, boxer Paul McCloskey, as well as Donegal’s own sporting stars of past and present Manus Boyle and Karl Lacey. Monday night’s show will discuss a wide range of subjects – not least of all Donegal’s semi-final appearance against Tyrone the following Sunday.And if the show’s previous appearance in McGinley’s Bar in Letterkenny s anything to go by then a cracking night is in store.The show’s producer Ciaran Murphy told Donegaldaily “It promises to be a lively night. Donegal people just love their sport and they certainly have their opinions.“We have a great list of guests and it should be a great night. Anybody looking for tickets should get in early,” he said. Anybody looking for tickets for the event should text ULSTER to 53106.EndsSPORTING HEROES SET FOR NEWSTALK’S ROADSHOW IN DONEGAL was last modified: June 17th, 2011 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

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DONEGAL MAN COMMITTED SEX ACT ON BUS

first_imgA Country Donegal has admitted committing a sex act on a bus.Gavin Porter, 38, from Grange on Inch Island, also pleaded guilty to intentionally exposing himself.The sex act was carried out in view of a female passenger and was recorded over a 40 minute period on an internal CCTV camera. The BBC reports that Porter was arrested at the Foyle Street bus depot on 22 June following a complaint from the passenger.Derry Magistrates Court was told that Porter received a five month suspended jail sentence in August 2011 for committing similar offences, in a car, in the grounds of Magee College.Following his convictions he was placed on the sex offenders register for seven years.The judge described his behaviour on the bus as absolutely outrageous and said it was clearly distressing for the female passenger.The defendant was refused bail and will appear in court again on 25 September.DONEGAL MAN COMMITTED SEX ACT ON BUS was last modified: September 3rd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:busDerrydonegalGAVIN PORTSEX ACTlast_img read more

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YOUNG WOMAN LEFT DEVASTATED AFTER THUGS DESTROY HER CAR IN ‘KEYING’ ATTACK

first_imgSome of the disgusting damage caused to Eibhlin’s car in the attack in Dunfanaghy last night.A young woman has been left fuming after thugs ‘keyed’ her car in Dunfanaghy.Eibhlin Nic Giolla Chearra was enjoying a night out with friends in the popular seaside town.The side of Eibhlin’s damaged car.The town was thronged with people as the local Jazz and Blues Festival was taking place. Eibhlin parked her car close to Café Arnou and the Oxygen Hair Studio on the edge of the town at about 8pm.However when she returned around 11pm, her car had been completely vandalised by someone using a car or a similar instrument.The bonnet of the car as well as the side panels and wings were all scraped and will cause hundreds of euro to repair.Eibhlin said she was completed disgusted at the people who carried out the unprovoked attack on her car. The car behind Eibhlin’s car was also vandalised and badly scraped.Eibhlin said there was a massive crowd in the town and someone must have seen what happened.She has reported the incident to the Gardai.“I am absolutely sickened and my blood is boiling. There was a massive crowd in the area and someone must have seen something,” she said.   YOUNG WOMAN LEFT DEVASTATED AFTER THUGS DESTROY HER CAR IN ‘KEYING’ ATTACK was last modified: September 14th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:attackcarDunfanaghyGardaikeyedlast_img read more

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Cerritos VB wins big; showdown next

first_img Cerritos, ranked fifth in the state, experimented with different lineup combinations throughout its South Coast Conference match with the Lancers in preparation for Friday night’s SCC showdown with the No. 2 Warriors. “We tried three different lineups,” Carey said following Wednesday’s sweep that took just over an hour. “We have a handful of girls who can play multiple positions, which is rare. David Felton Long Beach City 3, L.A. Harbor 1: Middle blocker Meaghan Sefuiva helped had a match-high 26 kills as the Vikings snapped a six-match losing streak with a 30-16, 27-30, 30-10, 30-16 victory over the visiting Seahawks in SCC action. Outside hitter Angelica Caingcoy had 12 kills and a team-best 11 digs and setter Luz Roman led LBCC (3-8, 1-1 SCC) with 44 assists. MEN’S WATER POLO Long Beach City 17, Mt. SAC 15 (OT): Pavle Fillipovic and Milos Skaljac each scored five goals and Miljan Colovic added four as the No. 2-ranked Vikings (16-2, 3-0 SCC) topped the visiting Mounties. WOMEN’S WATER POLO Long Beach City 4, Mt. SAC 2: Erica Dill had two goals and goalie Jenna Beer made five saves as the No. 4-ranked Vikings (9-8, 2-2 SCC) edged the visiting Mounties. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “I think that’s why we started out slow (in Game 1). We were trying out new stuff.” Apparently, a 6-4 deficit for the Falcons (9-1, 2-0 SCC) is a slow start. It didn’t take long, however, for Cerritos to find its groove, racing to leads of 13-7 and 21-8. Games 2 and 3 weren’t much more competitive, allowing Ortega and Carey to empty their bench. Freshman outside hitter Jennifer Espinoza had 13 kills with no errors, sophomore middle blocker Nancy Marin had seven kills and three solo blocks and setter Stephanie Crowell had 25 assists and four aces. Friday’s match begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Aviary. center_img It’s not as if the Cerritos College women’s volleyball team looked past its match with visiting Pasadena City on Wednesday night a 30-9, 30-13, 30-8 victory was proof of that. But the Falcons’ upcoming match against El Camino was never far from the minds of co-coaches Teresa Ortega and Ali Carey. last_img read more

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Africans on Time magazine’s 2016 100 Most Influential list

first_img29 April 2016The Time magazine 100 Most Influential List – also known as the Time 100 – selects prominent movers in the global political and social landscape. As the magazine explains, those chosen for the list every year are recognised for changing the world, no matter the consequences, good or bad.The list is divided into various fields, encompassing a wide range of professions and impact, namely: Titans, Pioneers, Artists, Leaders and Icons.In 2016, the list includes, among others, British singer Adele, US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and Apple’s Tim Cook. Also on the list are a number of African figures.South Africans have featured prominently on the list over the years since it began in 1998, among them Nelson Mandela, Thuli Madonsela and technology entrepreneur Elon Musk.This year, there are four Africans on the list: actress Charlize Theron, for her philanthropy; gender activist Jaha Dukureh; Mussie “Father Moses” Zerai, known for highlighting the plight of refugees; and gynaecologist Dr Denis Mukwege.US born Professor Lee Berger, lead paleoanthropologist behind the research and discovery of the Homo Naledi fossils, discovered at the Cradle of Humankind in Gauteng in 2015, is also on the list. Berger is based at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.In his citation of Berger in the 100 issue, Time science editor Jeffery Kluger calls the Homo Naledi discovery a controversial but important one not only for the science world, but also for the world. The discovery offers another piece of the evolutionary puzzle. If anything, Kluger argues, Berger, his team and their discovery has got ordinary people talking about anthropology again.Wits paleoanthropologist Lee Berger among Time’s 100 most influential people in world https://t.co/ybkPu1917A pic.twitter.com/BWY1EkHjkb— Times LIVE (@TimesLIVE) April 21, 2016As founder and chief of the Panzi hospital in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mukwege specialises in corrective surgery for women and girls who have been gang raped. He has treated thousands of women in the region following the brutal second Congo War that ravaged the country and its people for 10 years.In his profile, the wife of current US Vice-president Joe Biden, Jill, writes that Mukwege is “a source of strength and sanctuary in a land of violence and despair during a forgotten war”. Mukwege has won numerous international awards for his important work, including the UN Human Rights prize and the Sakharov Prize for Freedom from the European Parliament. Biden says Mukwege is “beyond healer to these women and girls, (he) is hope”.Un article a (re)lire de Denis Mukwege dit l’homme qui repare les femmes : https://t.co/H8jYv3YHKu #FI pic.twitter.com/8LAcBaPvIx— Femme d’Influence (@femmedinfluence) April 15, 2016Ethiopian born Zerai is a Roman Catholic priest who highlights the plight of refugees crossing the Mediterranean from Africa and the Middle East. Father Moses, as he is known, advocates vocally for resolutions to the problems that drive people from their homes – namely war, persecution and environmental catastrophes – while tirelessly calling for more humane policies that will help refugees to travel more safely.Chinese artist and refugee activist Ai Weiwei calls the priest’s view that “no one in the world is illegal” a brave and determined stand against xenophobia and political handwringing.Per Time tra i 100 piu influenti c’e Mussie Zerai: «padre per i rifugiati» #TIME100 https://t.co/iLVUSawi7G pic.twitter.com/Zyl73Fmgn9— Avvenire (@Avvenire_NEI) April 22, 2016Since leaving Gambia when she was 10 years old, a victim of genital mutilation, activist Dukureh has made it her life goal to bring the scourge of female genital mutilation (FGM) to the attention of the world.Settling in the United States, Dukureh soon began to petition her local government to highlight the issue in the country’s highest office, and effect a change in the US foreign policies with countries that still practice FGM. She has not only addressed the US Congress and the United Nations’ General Assembly, Dukureh has spoken to communities across her adopted country, as well returned to her native Gambia to educate women and girls on the dangers of FGM.Author Peggy Orenstein says of Dukureh, “she has refused to let horror be silenced”, and has helped to draw attention to something so unspeakable in such a personal way that it has got people talking about it more openly and acting on it. Dukureh’s organisation, Safe Hands for Girls, has recently found support in American gender activist Caitlyn Jenner and cosmetics company L’Oreal to bring the issue to the attention of a wider audience.#Time100 Jaha Dukureh @JahaENDFGM, Gambian activist fought to end female genital mutilation https://t.co/k5DV1z0QL4 pic.twitter.com/5LF3T4FVR8— WomensFundingNetwork (@womensfunding) April 26, 2016Actress Theron’s Africa Outreach Project is more than just a vanity affair, says US entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie in Theron’s Time 100 profile. The project, now in its tenth year, is involved in grassroots support for HIV/Aids awareness and poverty eradication across Africa. Theron is in the thick of things, whether it is campaigning for support in the US – Mycoskie admires her results-orientated tenacity and her determination to never take no for an answer – or on the ground with the people of Africa, including her place of birth, South Africa.“I’ve never met anyone who holds less back,” writes Mycoskie, adding that the work Theron is doing “is important, but the way she goes about it. is just as valuable”.An amazing organisation changing lives through HIV Awareness – Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project pic.twitter.com/0mZV2UKByp— Give IT Back CC (@giveITback_cc) January 28, 2016Source: Time magazinelast_img read more

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ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 24 October 2009

first_img4 – 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.5 – 6 November 2009: SydneyMedia140 Sydney: Future of Journalism in the Social Media ageNews broadcasting is evolving. Citizen journalists are coming to the fore, saving lives by tracking brush fires and changing the course of history at elections.Media140 Sydney addresses the changing face of journalism. Partnered by ABC, we bring together Australia’s leading lights in journalism, broadcasting, blogging and citizen journalism. Are Twitter and the real-time Web truly shaking up traditional media?Tickets from $165. Register at www.media140.com/sydney using promo code “readwrite” for a 20% discount.6 – 8 November 2009: Savannah, GeorgiaGeekend 2009Geekend 2009 is an interactive conference that brings together geeks from all walks of life for three days of cutting edge speakers, expert panels, afterparties, networking and mash-up opportunities. Speaker highlights include Major Nelson of Xbox Live, renowned designer David Carson, Eric Snowden of Atlantic Records, Joey Hasty of Disney, and Matias Corea of Behance, among many others. Get your geek on and enter “RWW” for $30 off the full price weekend badge. 7 – 11 December 2009: Chicago, IllinoisSearch Engine Strategies 2009From social media to local search to video SEO, Search Engine Strategies Chicago puts you in front of the experts who will help you sort which technologies and channel will take you to the next level and which are just hype.Search Engine Strategies is the pioneer of educational conference series in search engine marketing. It’s the venue where the industry visionaries and thought leaders gather each year to discuss the newest trends, share insights and present the strategic action plans you need to grow your business. Sessions include:SEO Through Blogs and FeedsDuplicate Content and Multiple Site IssuesWhat’s the Link Between Search and Social?Online PR: Where to Next?Search AnalyticsSee more at www.SearchEngineStrategies.com/chicago. ReadWriteWeb readers receive a 15% discount when registering here using RWW15 code.27 – 28 January 2010: Amsterdam, The NetherlandsEnterprise Social 2.0: Rip or ROI?This senior executive event will bring together decision makers from the Top Fortune companies to discuss innovative strategies on how to maximise business performance through social media engagement. The event will include keynote speeches, best-practice presentations as well as interactive discussion sessions.The summit will provide excellent opportunities for you to hear international experts discuss best practices on how to drive business performance using Web 2.0 and social media. Key issues to be discussed include:How to integrate social media programs successfully into business strategies?Building business momentum, visibility and market growth through social mediaMeasuring success and influence using metrics and analytics: what are the tools and techniquesIntegrating viral marketing and social media into traditional marketing mixDeveloping and activating audiences using social media channels such as Twitter, Facebook, blogs 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Check out the events on tap in this week’s events guide. You can download the entire event calendar 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.26 October 2009: LondonMedia140 LondonThe need for brand transparency is here. Engage your consumers and share best practices and case studies of social media engagement at Media140. With award-winning speakers from AKQA, Unilever, easyJet, BBH Labs and Innocent Drinks, we explore together what works and how to do it in this burgeoning sector of marketing strategy.The real-time Web is revolutionizing communication with consumers. By pushing products and services as soon as they become available to market and monitoring direct instant feedback on your promotions you can become head of the game.Social media tools like Twitter, Flickr and Facebook are disrupting and changing traditional media and advertising. Media140 strives to understand and progress the potential of disruptive real-time social media. Share with us at info@media140.com or @media140.Go to www.media140.com/brands and use discount code “readwrite” for a £95 ticket.27 October 2009: San FranciscoFailConFailCon is the first of its kind and will be one of the most relevent events ever designed for entrepreneurs and startups! We’re bringing major founders and investors in the online world to talk about mistakes they’ve made, failures they’ve experienced, what they learned and how they recovered. Topics will include founding team communication, design mishaps, investment mistakes, how not to build a viral app and much more! These talks will leave you inspired and excited to be an entrepreneur today and get you prepared for what lies ahead. More information is at snapsummit.com, and get 15% off your ticket by clicking here. 28 – 30 October 2009: AmsterdameComm FallThe Emerging Communications Conference & Awards is the world’s leading-edge event, spanning telecom, mobile and Internet-based communications. It’s designed to showcase and accelerate both technology and business model innovation.There is not a migratory way for telecom operators and media outlets to the future; emergent social practice is increasingly clashing with their very structure and desires. This means unprecedented opportunity for those ahead of the curve. The emerging transformations require big thoughts and big bets. eComm the venue for those thoughts and bets to be shared and heard.ReadWriteWeb readers save 10% off general admission by using the discount code “READWRITEWEB.”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.”2 – 5 November 2009: San FranciscoEnterprise 2.0 ConferenceThe Enterprise 2.0 Conference is the largest gathering for people ready to connect teams and harness collective intelligence with social tools and 2.0 technologies. Enterprise 2.0 includes visionary keynotes, informative sessions, case studies and an Expo Pavilion featuring the latest technologies. Register today and save 20% (code: CNGXES07) or get a free Pavilion Pass (code: CNGXES01). 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. Tags:#Events Guide#web Download this entire events calendar in iCal format. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 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: 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!1 – 3 December 2009: San FranciscoSupernova The Supernova Conference is the thought-leadership forum for the network age. It brings together over 500 business, government and technology influencers to understand how decentralization and pervasive connectivity are changing our world. It’s the only conference to focus on how networks have become the main instruments of change from both business and social perspectives.An ever-evolving network itself, the conference has become the place for highly interactive and spirited debates, making significant business connections and revelations on new innovation.ReadWriteWeb readers get a discount of $700 off the regular price when registering by 16 October 2009. Use code “RRW09”. After October 16th, the discount changes to $200 off the regular price. Register here.7 December 2009: San FranciscoSF MusicTech SummitThe SF MusicTech Summit brings together 600+ visionaries in the music/technology space, along with the best and brightest developers, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, journalists, musicians and organizations who work with them at the convergence of culture and commerce. We meet to discuss the evolving music/business/technology eco-system in a proactive environment, highly conducive to deal making. Register with a great ReadWriteWeb 15% discount. 18 – 19 November 2009: San FranciscoGreenBeat 2009VentureBeat, the leading innovation-focused business blog, will host the seminal conference on The Smart Grid, November 18-19 in San Francisco. GreenBeat 2009 brings together the nation’s 500 leading entrepreneurs, investors, utility and technology executives, policymakers and press to affect accelerated development of a leaner, more efficient electrical grid. With participation by Al Gore, former Vice President and Nobel Prize Winner; John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins; and industry leaders, including from Cisco, Tendril, PG&E, expect lively discussion and power networking. The program will highlight new technologies and explore the opportunities afforded by the stimulus package. For more, visit www.greenbeat2009.com.ReadWriteWeb readers, save 20% on regular price tickets with discount code GREENRWW09 here.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.30 November 2009New Way to WorkDo you have a great story about your work environment? Job marketplace Elance and Vator.tv have partnered to host the “New Way to Work” competition, with a grand prize of $10,000 in cash or health insurance for the most compelling story. You can tell your story on Vator.tv, the premier platform for entrepreneurs to broadcast their voice, by uploading a video, posting an update, linking to a blog entry, or sharing a photo. Hurry, the competition ends on 30 November 2009. 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 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 Related Posts Joint 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 andrew lobo Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 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.last_img read more

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