NEC, Be Honest, Transparent, Dependable; President Sirleaf, Avoid Interference

first_imgWhen President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf commissioned two new Commissioners of the National Elections Commission (NEC) last Monday, she warned the NEC to ensure the protection of the state from any disturbance by demonstrating neutralism and efficiency. The President urged the NEC Commissioners to build trust in Liberians to accept the election results. She went further to acknowledge concerns raised by people and institutions in the process, specifically pointing out the voter registration and exhibition exercises wherein the Election Coordinating Committee expressed dissatisfaction over the way they were done.This newspaper, the Daily Observer, in a recent editorial, had sounded similar warning to NEC chairman Jerome Korkoya and his team of Commissioners. Under the title, “Korkoya, Please Handle Our Election with Care,” we underscored unfolding instances that may possibly result to conflict if the election is not managed properly, fairly and honestly. These instances, in fact, continue to unfold. There is no independent body to conduct a poll to determine who is on top of other candidates in terms of popularity in the ongoing campaign; yet some parties are already claiming victory. From the exhibition, a dark cloud grew over the credibility of the NEC, especially when the chairman, Jerome Korkoya, said “Even if a registered voter’s name does not appear on the list but has a valid voter card, he/she will be eligible to vote.”At that point, many people wondered again as to how credible the election would be when the registration period was full of irregularities that led some to have more than one voting ID card. Although pulling crowds in a campaign does not necessarily guarantee that people turning out are going to vote for that particular candidate, some candidates have turned delusive in believing that they have a greater share of the voting populace, judging from the crowds they see. Last weekend we heard the ruling Unity Party speaking of detecting foul play and implicating NEC in tactically devising a strategy to tamper with the election results in favor of an unspecified opposition political party. Meanwhile, the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) was heard accusing UP standard bearer, Joseph Nyuma Boakai, of planning with some foreign agents to assassinate George Weah. Prior to these instances, George Weah himself had warned in his speech during the launch of CDC’s campaign that NEC must be careful and honest not to tamper with the election result.These are all serious concerns of suspicion that this particular election is risking both peace and violence, depending on the way it is conducted. NEC, therefore, needs to know that it is sitting on a time bomb that could explode at any time if it does not manage this election in a way that will win the confidence of the Liberian people and international partners. We can candidly say that continuation of the 14 years of peace we have enjoyed will depend on the outcome of the pending election. As President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf cautions NEC Commissioners to exert efficiency and neutrality in the election, she, too, must avoid suspicious interference with the election since she is not participating in it this time as a candidate.Though we have heard her say that she supports her Vice President, members of the very Unity Party are suspicious of her status in the electoral process. Indeed, a very high UP official told the Daily Observer recently, “one foot here and one foot there,” referring to the mixed signals the President has demonstrated during the course of the campaign. There is mounting speculation that despite her public pronouncement of support for Boakai, she is instead underhandedly supporting Charles W. Brumskine of Liberty Party (LP). Brumskine had once commented on this and insulted the Vice President for his alleged connection with the speculation.Just in recent days, rumors circulated that the sudden switching to the CDC of Gbehzohngar Findley, one of Ellen’s closest confidantes, is driving the President to support that party instead of Liberty Party that had earlier been suspected. While all these scenarios may be treated as unsubstantiated rumors, the fact remains that the President has the constitutional right to support whomever she wishes. There is also fear that her influence could drive the NEC to do what she may wish. After all, she has remained completely silent on the controversy regarding chairman Korkoya’s alleged holding of an American passport. Many are wondering why did not the President call in Mr. Korkoya and ask him pointedly: “Do you hold an American passport?”Apart from the one-party system which, under the True Whig Party, dominated Liberian politics for more than a century, the Unity Party led-government, headed by President Sirleaf, is the first in 73 years that is expected constitutionally to hand over power to another administration. Since all Liberians, including  President Sirleaf, expect this positive history-setting to come to pass, let the NEC set the basis for it by being fair, honest and transparent, and let the President play a neutral role to ensure the fulfillment of this historic peaceful transition.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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Local teams showcase skills in weekend basketball tournament

first_imgIt was quite a successful weekend for our local seniors, as both the boys’ and girls’ teams went undefeated throughout the entire tournament.It was a hard fought start to the tournament for the NPSS senior girls’ team, who defeated Dawson Creek in a back-and-forth game, 44-34. Following their challenging first game, the ladies cruised through the remainder of the weekend tournament, beating Fort Nelson 48-12, Grande Prairie Comp 60-26 and finally defeating the NPSS junior girls 65-45.Much like the senior girls, the senior boys were a dominant force throughout the two day tournament, going undefeated to emerge as champions.- Advertisement -The boys opened their tournament against the Grande Prairie Comp’s junior boys’ team, winning 73-47, followed by a 100-49 victory over Fort Nelson, and then easily getting by the senior squad from Dawson Creek in their final game.NPSS athletes were recognized following the conclusion of competition, as tournament MVPs were awarded to Miles Savard and Pam Sandberg, both students at North Peace Secondary.The weekend was a good warm up for the senior boys, who will now shift their focus to Prince George, where they will play in another basketball tournament this weekend.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Haynes gets winner for Taft in OT

first_imgFreshman Rmanii Haynes dribbled from beyond half court and made a layup with nine seconds remaning in overtime, giving host Taft of Woodland Hills a 44-43 victory Tuesday night over Pacifica of Oxnard in a Southern California Regional first-round game of the Division I girls’ basketball state playoffs. “Rmanii did it. Rmanii did it. She came through for us on a night we did not come to play,” Taft coach Mark Drucker said. Amber Dixon’s steal and layup finally gave Taft the lead with a minute left. But Janessa Martinez came through for Pacifica (20-11) with a layup with two seconds remaining to force the extra period. Pacifica had leads of three points twice in overtime but Taft (24-2) would not go away. Sophomore Joy Hubbard buried a 15-foot jumper and Haynes’ heroics won the game after Taft deflected the ball off a Pacifica player with 15 seconds left. “We left our game at the Sports Arena when we won the City title Saturday,” said Drucker, whose team won its 24th consecutive game. “They did a great job on our post players inability to play defense. We came out flat and couldn’t shoot a lick. We were so lethargic out there but pulled it out in the end.” Taft, coming off its first title in school history, scored only six points the first 12:36 of the game. Dixon finished with nine points for Taft and Davis scored seven. Taft plays at A.B. Miller of Fontana (31-2) in. Thursday’s regional quarterfinals – Jacob H. Pollon After being held scoreless the first fiveminutes of the fourth quarter, Taft rallied. Nayshon Williams’ layup, two free throws from Haynes and a 12-foot jumper from Autumn Davis pulled the Toreadors within a point with 1:50 left. center_img OTHER STATE PLAYOFF GAMES DIVISION I Long Beach Poly 79, Grant 23: Amanda Corona had seven points and Arpine Armikhanyan added six for visiting Grant of Van Nuys (19-2). Jasmine Dixon led Poly (32-1), ranked No. 2 in the nation, with 23 points. DIVISION IV L.A. Baptist 60, LACES 58: With 13seconds remaining and the score tied, L.A. Baptist of North Hills’ Christina Cherry drove to the basket and was fouled. The senior calmly sank both free throws and led the host Knights to a first-round victory over ninth-seeded LACES (6-15). Cherry compiled a triple-double with 23points, 21 rebounds and 11 blocks for eighth-seeded L.A. Baptist (22-6). Andreanna Marshall, who leads the area in scoring with 26.8 points per game, was held to a season-low eight points. “(Cherry) came out big,” L.A. Baptist coach Mary Christiansen said. “(Marshall) was a bit off and had to distribute the ball more.” The Knights will play at Marlborough of Los Angeles (23-6) on Thursday. – Steve Vranau 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Warm weather wakes snakes

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Spring promises warmer days and budding blooms, but beware: Unseasonable weather has awakened rattlesnakes early from their winter snooze. The local nature center has documented several sightings. “When you have strange, erratic weather patterns, you have strange, erratic emergence of animals,” said Ian Swift, director of the Placerita Canyon Nature Center and supervisor of the 350-acre park. “Things like temperature, rainfall, humidity are all these cues they respond to when it’s time to emerge.” Gauges at the nature center measured just 2inches of rainfall since July, one-tenth of the norm. Experts caution against handling rattlesnakes and urge people to call the department of animal control for removal. If you are bitten, call 911, immediately lower the area of the bite below your heart and remove any jewelry or clothing that might constrict blood flow. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! During winter, rattlers become inactive, imbedding themselves deep underground in abandoned animal burrows where the thermostat is pretty constant. Snakes are cold-blooded and unable to control their inner warmth. “Warm temperatures and extended daylight causes reptiles to become active,” said Russ Smith, general curator of reptiles at the Los Angeles Zoo. “They start crawling around looking for food, and in early spring they start looking for a mate. This month, we’ve already had 90-degree weather, and that’s gotten the little guys active.” Winter days when temperatures rise above the low 70s are considered warm. November tallied 10 such days; December had eight; January had five; and February had eight, said Stuart Seto of the National Weather Service. Southern Pacific rattlesnakes are the species indigenous to Southern California. About 200 snakebites are reported each year statewide. This month, a sixth-grader at Leona H. Cox Elementary School in Canyon Country was bitten by a juvenile rattlesnake that found its way into a classroom. last_img read more

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Man charged in Grande Prairie after allegedly walking around with a gun

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Police in Grande Prairie have charged a man with a number of offences following a report of a man in possession of a firearm.On Friday, July 8th at around 9:24 p.m., the Grande Prairie RCMP were called to a report of a man walking in the area of 91st Street and 96th Avenue with a handgun before entering an apartment building. Upon arrival, the RCMP’s General Investigative Services and Police Dog Services searched the apartment building where the suspect was found and arrested. A loaded handgun was also recovered during the investigation.35 year-old Grande Prairie resident David Michael Campbell has been charged with:Careless use of a firearmPossession of a firearm dangerous to public peaceCarry concealed weaponPossession of a firearm while unauthorizedPossession of firearm knowing possession is unauthorizedUnauthorized possession of a loaded restricted firearmTwo Counts possession of firearm contrary to prohibition orderTwo counts Break and EnterMischiefObstruct Peace OfficerFail to comply with recognizanceTwo counts of fail to comply with probation orderPossession of property obtained by crime- Advertisement -Campbell is scheduled to appear in a Grande Prairie courtroom later today.last_img read more

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Walusimbi set to miss SuperSport United tie

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia left back Godfrey Walusimbi attempts to go past AFC Leopards’ Dennis Sikhayi during the Kenyan Premier League Super Cup at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on January 28, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 5- Left back Godfrey Walusimbi is set to miss a fourth consecutive Gor Mahia match on Sunday as a tussle between him and the club’s management over unpaid sign-on fee persists with the Ugandan choosing to stay away from training.Walusimbi stayed away from the club’s CAF Champions League match against Esperance in Tunisia and the subsequent two Kenyan Premier League clashes against Nzoia Sugar and Vihiga United. Head coach Dylan Kerr speaking to Capital Sport after the team’s training session on Thursday evening has confirmed that Walusimbi is not in his plans for the CAF Confederations Cup game against SuperSport United.“Walusimbi is definitely not in the plan for this weekend’s game because he hasn’t trained. I bumped into him yesterday and I was actually shocked I thought probably it’s a mirage. But at least it was good to see him back in Kenya,” Kerr explained.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr reacts during a training session at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Jericho on April 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“It has nothing to do with me; it has to do with the club. For me as a coach it is hard and it is hard for the players as well because they miss him. He has to sort it out with the club but we understand the situation the club is in right now so it’s a bit difficult for everybody,” the tactician added.Walusimbi is said to be owed a part of his sign-on fee agreed on with the club when he renewed his contract at the beginning of the season and he is frustrated that the management is not doing enough to offset the balance.Speaking previously to Capital Sport, Gor Mahia Chief Executive Officer Lordvick Aduda said that they would be offsetting some of the pending dues owed to players once the financial status of the club stabilizes.“First of all, we don’t know any salary arrears. We only owe a bit on sign-on fees and it is not only him (Walusimbi) we owe. At this moment the priority for us is to ensure that no one goes without a salary and with minimum finances off sponsorship, it is only logical for us to prioritize. But we will work to solve that issue,” Aduda commented.Kerr decried Walusimbi’s absence in their Champions League tie against Esperance in Tunis, saying he might have given them an edge and probably changed the outcome of the match. He however reckons he has to concentrate on the players he has in training.“For me, I have to concentrate on these lads who turn up here every day for training. I don’t think he will be part of the squad until he has his issues resolved. I don’t know when that is and it’s really a shame because he is a good lad,” Kerr further added.Apart from Walusimbi and the injured duo of Karim Nizigiyimana and Wellington Ochieng, Kerr will have a full squad to choose his best 18 for the SuperSport clash. Innocent Wafula will miss the tie as he wasn’t registered for the CAF assignments.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Hart-Valencia game will be on local TV

first_imgLocal cable television station SCV-TV will broadcast tonight’s Hart-Valencia football game at 7. Advance tickets sold out, and only 650 standing-room only tickets will be available at the gate. The broadcast is in Santa Clarita only on public-access Channel 20 on Time Warner and Comcast cable systems. Dave Caldwell will be the play-by-play announcer, and Tony Moskal will provide commentary. It will be simulcast on 1220-AM. “We’re completely sold out, so it’s not a perfect situation, but this will help a lot,” said Valencia spokesman Vince Ferry. – Gerry Gittelson AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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No funding for second Renal Dialysis service is ‘not good enough for Donegal’ – Pringle

first_imgDonegal Deputy Thomas Pringle has today called on the Minister to fund expansion of renal dialysis services in LUH after receiving confirmation from the HSE no plans exist to create a second Renal Dialysis Unit for LUH. Deputy Pringle says this is despite demand for renal dialysis on the rise for Donegal and the Northwest.The HSE responded to Deputy Pringle’s query saying that while there are no plans for the construction of a new unit, a business case was made for further enhancement of the existing Renal Unit in LUH. However, the business case which was submitted to HSE Estates for costings is unlikely to lead to any development of existing services this year, according to the HSE. Speaking on the issue, Deputy Pringle said: “I am disappointed that no funding has been made available for a second Renal Unit, but I am even more disappointed to find out that the HSE’s business case for expansion of existing services is not predicted to be developed this year despite the growing need for greater capacity of these services in Donegal.“It’s clear that funding for hospital expansion is so tight that any expansion let alone a second Renal Unit is far from achievable. We could be waiting years for any such expansion to commence.“For that reason I am calling on the Minister to make funding available for the expansion of existing services in the context of this year’s Budget. We cannot wait another few years for any development to commence as demand is on the up.“It’s not good enough for Donegal which has experienced a chronic lack of investment in health infrastructure Donegal must be prioritised in the next Budget for 2019 and I will continue to make representations on this issue” concludes Pringle. No funding for second Renal Dialysis service is ‘not good enough for Donegal’ – Pringle was last modified: May 29th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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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SA vehicle sales enjoy solid growth

first_img6 August 2012 South African vehicle sales showed solid gains in July, growing 18.3% year-on-year to 54 067 vehicles, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) said last week. “The July new vehicle sales reflected another encouraging performance with sales in all the major segments registering solid gains compared to the corresponding month last year,” Naamsa said in a statement. The total domestic sales for the seven months of 2012 were also 11.6% ahead of the same period in 2011. In July, aggregate industry new car sales remained strong and at 37 844 units reflected an improvement of 18.2% or 5 817 units compared to the 32 027 new cars sold during July 2011. New car sales were 12.7% ahead of the corresponding seven months of 2011 while the daily selling rate in July remained at five-year-high levels.Car rental companies drive demand Support from car rental companies also showed strong demand in the new car market. The car rental industry accounted for 16.5% of total sales with the car rental companies’ contribution expected to remain high over the next few months as the industry continued to re-fleet. Sales of industry new light commercial vehicles, bakkies and mini buses reflected strong growth and at 13 781 units reflected a 20.8% increase compared to the 11 411 light commercial vehicle sales during July last year. Vehicle sales in the medium and heavy truck segments of the industry – an estimated 823 and 1619 units respectively – recorded an increase of 60 units or 7.9% in the case of medium commercial vehicles, and a rise of 9% or 134 units for heavy trucks and buses compared to July 2011.Export sales improve Exports of South African produced motor vehicles registered an 11.6% improvement at 27 625 compared to the 24 763 vehicles exported in July 2011. “The momentum of industry export sales should improve further over the balance of the year as various vehicle export programmes were ramped up, particularly exports of light commercial vehicles were expected to increase substantially,” Naamsa said. The automotive sector continued to perform well despite prospects of further slowing in the domestic economy, Naamsa said. Historically low interest rates, further improvement in vehicle affordability in real terms, improving demand for credit by both households and business is expected to support domestic sales. “The recent 0.5% reduction in interest rates should also underpin sales of consumer durable products, particularly new motor vehicles,” the association said. “The highly competitive trading environment, attractive incentives and new model introductions would also support demand. In terms of domestic sales, the industry remained on track during 2012 for growth of around 10%.” For future export sales, uncertainty prevailed regarding the potential impact of the recession in Europe and softer growth in other international markets. “We maintain that the risks to our outlook for the remainder of the year are to the downside and expect a slowdown following the seasonal rental demand boost,” Standard Bank said. “The market is likely to register 10% growth for 2012.” Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

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ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 23 January 2010

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 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 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 only7 – 9 April 2010: Sydney, AustraliaConnectNowConnectNow brings together international specialists and thought leaders in social media, emerging technologies and their intersection with business. Learn how the realtime web, location based services, augmented reality, ubiquitous computing and personalised services are changing marketing and communications. Understand the importance of trust in relationship marketing and what is “social currency”. For more info email info@connectnow.net.au. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market ReadWrite Sponsors A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 16 – 17 April 2010: Royal Oak, MichiganFutureMidwestFutureMidwest is the region’s largest technology and knowledge conference. Founded by Adrian Pittman, Jordan Wolfe and Zach Lipson, FutureMidwest is the fusion of two successful conferences held in Michigan in 2009 – the Module Midwest Digital Conference and TechNow.Both conferences highlighted how technology and digital tools have dramatically changed the way we do business and the effect this transition has had on companies. FutureMidwest kicks things up a notch with presentations, group breakout sessions, relationship-building opportunities and influencers who are taking action to redefine business in the digital age. Register here.11 May 2010: San Francisco, CaliforniaFinovateSpringFinovateSpring 2010 will again showcase the most cutting-edge financial and banking technology innovations to Silicon Valley and the world. With Finovate’s signature mix of short, fast-paced onstage demos (no slides are allowed) from handpicked companies and intimate networking time with their executives, this conference packs a ton of unique value into a single day.Come see the cutting edge of banking and financial technology and network with hundreds of the leading financial executives, venture capitalists, press, industry analysts, bloggers and fintech entrepreneurs. Early bird registration rates are available.5 October 2010: New York CityFinovateFallFinovateFall will return to Manhattan on Tuesday, October 5 to showcase dozens of the biggest and most innovative new ideas in financial and banking technology from established leaders and hot young companies. The Fall event is the original and largest Finovate and features a single day packed with our special blend of short, fast-paced onstage demos (no slides are allowed) and intimate networking time with top executives from the innovative demoing companies.FinovateFall is a unique chance to see the future of finance and banking before your competition and find the edge you need in today’s market. Early bird registration rates are available.Download this entire events calendar in iCal format. Related Posts 16 April 2010: Mountain View, CaliforniaUnder the Radar: CloudUnder the Radar: Cloud is must-attend event for dealmakers and heads of IT from large enterprises, SMBs, service providers, carriers and media companies who are responsible for helping their companies leverage new technology and innovation in the fast-evolving IT ecosystem. Join us for the 15th Under the Radar conference, featuring a hand-picked selection of the world’s most innovative cloud startups among 350 top tech, media, telcom and finance executives. For ticket and more information, visit http://undertheradarblog.com. Tags:#Events Guide#web 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: 1 – 5, February 2010: New York City, Berlin, London, San Francisco, Toronto, São PauloSocial Media Week The second annual Social Media Week conference will explore the profound impact that social media has on culture, business communications and society at large.The conference is designed as a series of localized events, which city partners are responsible for organizing. Programs will span a variety of formats, ranging from talks and panel discussions, to interactive workshops, seminars and networking events. Registration will open in January 2010 and the majority of events will be free thanks to the global sponsors and event partners.You can find more information at http://socialmediaweekny.com.4 February 2010: San Francisco, CaliforniaVator SplashVator.tv, a leading platform for innovators and entrepreneurs to broadcast themselves, is holding its inaugural Vator Splash event on February 4, 2010 at the Cafe du Nord in San Francisco. Catch onstage presenters: Zynga CEO Mark Pincus, Smule CEO Jeff Smith, August Capital VC Howard Hartenbaum and Google Ventures VC Bill Maris. Ten promising startups will also get to present onstage. Enter the Vator Splash competition if you want to present.ReadWriteWeb readers get a 25% discount on their tickets using the code VatorReadWriteWeb.8 February 2010: Tampa, FloridaSocial Fresh TampaThis is the social media conference that comes to you. Social Fresh is a one-day, case-study-rich conference targeted for marketers. Social Fresh Tampa will have 30+ speakers, including Chris Barger of GM, Maggie Fox of Social Media Group and John Andrews of Collective Bias (formerly of Walmart).ReadWriteWeb readers get a 15% discount with the code “RWW15”.10 February 2010: New York CityOnline Community Unconference East The Online Community Unconference East is a gathering of online community professionals – managers, developers, business people, tool providers, investors – to discuss experience and strategies in the development and growth of online communities. As we have found with our past events, the best source of information on all of these challenges is other knowledgeable practitioners. The event runs from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Digital Sandbox.11 February 2010: New York CityNYC Venture Capital and Angel ShowcaseFundingPost is hosting a VC showcase where 20-plus VC funds and angel groups will be exhibiting their firms during a great cocktail party setting. Each fund will have their own table setup for the sole purpose of meeting great new companies.Additionally, there will be an optional pitching workshop from 2:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. The cost to participate in the workshop will be $400. This workshop includes the $125 ticket to the event, and a 1/4 page listing in the Venture Guide Magazine. This event is sponsored by Credit Suisse, and takes place at One Madison Avenue, from 6-9:15 p.m.18 February 2010: Silicon Valley, CaliforniaFuture of FundingActive limited partners, top rated venture capitalists, and successful entrepreneurs are invited to Silicon Valley on February 18, 2010 to discuss the Future of Funding. The venture capital bubble has burst, and change is coming. Now is the time to have a constructive dialog about the future with all of the stakeholders at the table.Don’t miss the opportunity to partake in this exclusive event hosted by TheFunded. Please visit www.futureoffunding.com to see speaker and event details.ReadWriteWeb readers use the code “RWW” and get 10% off.22 – 24 February 2010: Miami, FloridaThe Future of Web Apps MiamiThe Future of Web Apps Miami is a three day event for Web application developers and entrepreneurs, and includes tutorials, inspiration and workshops taught by leading figures at the cutting edge of today’s Web. Companies at the event include Twitter, Facebook, Mint.com, Palm, FreshBooks, Reddit and Mozilla. Topics include HTML5, jQuery, online marketing, funding strategies, measuring the success of your Web app, and Facebook Connect. Find more information at http://carsonified.comReadWriteWeb readers use the code “RWW” and get $50 off.25 February 2010: Miami, FloridaMiami VC and Angel EventAt FundingPost‘s next event, a panel of investors who will focus on early-stage venture investing. We will be discussing trends in early-stage investing, sectors that these Angels and VCs look at, things that are most important to them when they are considering an investment and the best and worst things an entrepreneur can do to get their attention. Entrepreneur summaries will be given to the investor speakers and attendees – all of the investors will get your company description and contact info!Additionally, there will be an optional pitching workshop lunch where we will completely deconstruct your elevator pitch, and work with you on formulating a clean and concise elevator pitch giving the important information that investors need to hear to make an educated decision on your company! Then you get to give your new elevator pitch in person to the panel of investors during the event! Click here for more information.4 March 2010: Silicon ValleySilicon Valley VC and Angel ConferenceAt FundingPost‘s next event, a panel of investors who will focus on early-stage venture investing. We will be discussing trends in early-stage investing, sectors that these Angels and VCs look at, things that are most important to them when they are considering an investment and the best and worst things an entrepreneur can do to get their attention. Entrepreneur summaries will be given to the investor speakers and attendees – all of the investors will get your company description and contact info!Additionally, there will be an optional pitching workshop lunch where we will completely deconstruct your elevator pitch, and work with you on formulating a clean and concise elevator pitch giving the important information that investors need to hear to make an educated decision on your company! Then you get to give your new elevator pitch in person to the panel of investors during the event! Click here for more information.11 March 2010: Los Angeles, CaliforniaLos Angeles VC and Angel EventAt FundingPost‘s next event, a panel of investors who will focus on early-stage venture investing. We will be discussing trends in early-stage investing, sectors that these Angels and VCs look at, things that are most important to them when they are considering an investment and the best and worst things an entrepreneur can do to get their attention. Entrepreneur summaries will be given to the investor speakers and attendees – all of the investors will get your company description and contact info!Additionally, there will be an optional pitching workshop lunch where we will completely deconstruct your elevator pitch, and work with you on formulating a clean and concise elevator pitch giving the important information that investors need to hear to make an educated decision on your company! Then you get to give your new elevator pitch in person to the panel of investors during the event! Click here for more information.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: This week we added six new events to the calendar, including one conference that has a cow in a space helmet for a logo. Seriously.How do you like your ReadWriteWeb events guide? As a world map? As a downloadable iCal (and Google importable) file? You can even import individual events using the link beside each entry. Know of something cool taking place that should appear here? Let us know in the comments below or contact us.26 January 2010: San Francisco, CaliforniaCatalyst ConferenceVator.tv, a leading platform for entrepreneurs and innovators to broadcast themselves, and provider of news and information through VatorNews, and Girls in Tech, a social network enterprise focused on education and empowerment of influential women in technology, are seeking five women-led startups across any stage to present at the Catalyst Conference on January 26, 2010 at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. To be one of the five, join the Catalyst competition today and win the chance to present.last_img read more

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