Category: Gender & health

Penplusbytes’ Social Media Tracking Team Contributes To Peaceful Elections 2016

Penplusbytes’ Social Media Tracking Team Contributes To Peaceful Elections 2016

By Precious Ankomah,  Programme Manager, New Media Innovations, Penplusbytes www.penplusbytes.org Penplusbytes’ Social Media Tracking Centre has successfully contributed to Ghana’s Elections 2016, over 72 hours when the centre was open on Monday December 5 till Thursday December 8, the centre generated over 1,500 incidents which were transmitted to the National Elections Security Task Force and the Electoral Commission of Ghana for prompt action. The over 40-member team worked day and night processing over 250,000 reports from Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp generated by Aggie, the tool at the centre of Social Media Tracking Centre based on relevant key words and sources....

Panos calls os SADC govts to fight corruption

Panos calls os SADC govts to fight corruption

By Lilian Kiefer Executive Director, Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) Media Statement Lusaka, 9th December 2016: International Anti-Corruption Day: PSAf calls for improved accountability in resource management On International Anti-Corruption Day, Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) calls for improved accountability in the application of public resources especially as it relates to services targeting the poor and marginalised people. This year’s commemoration is being held under the theme United against Corruption for Development, Peace and Security. Corruption is one of the greatest impediments to economic growth and poverty eradication efforts in Southern Africa. According to the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index, a number of...

21st Century Fox makes takeover bid for Sky

Shares in Sky rise as the independent directors of the two companies reach an agreement on an offer price of £10.75 per share. 17:48, UK,Friday 09 December 2016 Image Caption:Sky has nearly 30,000 employees By Ian King, Sky News Business Presenter 21st Century Fox, the international film and television giant behind hit shows like The Simpsons and Modern Family, has tabled a takeover bid for Sky, the owner of Sky News. The cash offer values Sky shares at 1075p each – less the value of any dividends paid subsequently by Sky – putting a valuation on the company of £18.48bn....

Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge at Yuvraj and Hazel’s wedding

Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge at Yuvraj and Hazel’s wedding

Written By: Shruti Shiksha   | December 06, 2016 12:55 IST (New Delhi) Yuvraj Singh And Hazel Keech Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge at Yuvraj and Hazel’s wedding (Image courtesy: sagarikaghatge) HIGHLIGHTS Zaheer and Sagarika attended Yuvraj and Hazel’s wedding in Goa Zaheer, 38, was earlier rumoured to be dating Isha Sharvani Sagarika rose to fame after Chak De! India Cricketer Yuvraj Singh and model-turned actress Hazel Keech’s wedding has been the talk of the town for quite some time now. Amidst this, a new relationship seems to be budding between cricketer Zaheer Khan and actress Sagarika Ghatge. Both of them are...

Behind Notes Ban, Team Of 6 Worked Secretly At PM Narendra Modi’s Home: Report

Behind Notes Ban, Team Of 6 Worked Secretly At PM Narendra Modi’s Home: Report

Behind Notes Ban, Team Of 6 Worked Secretly At PM Narendra Modi’s Home: Report PM Narendra Modi had handpicked a trusted bureaucrat and a small team to strategise demonetisation NEW DELHI: HIGHLIGHTS PM Modi handpicked trusted bureaucrat Hasmukh Adhia to spearhead move Mr Adhia, five others privy to the plan were sworn to utmost secrecy A young team of researchers worked in 2 rooms at PM Modi’s residence Prime Minister Narendra Modi handpicked a trusted bureaucrat, little known outside India’s financial circles, to spearhead a radical move to abolish 86 percent of the country’s cash overnight and take aim at...

25 Facts About Barack Obama

25 Facts About Barack Obama

By Kelsey Warner on March 4, 2016 As the final remaining year of the Obama administration is well underway, the legacy that President Barack Obama will forge in history remains hotly contested. Conservatives argueObama is the “worst president ever” while liberals have claimed he has “done more good for this country than any president before him.” He likely will not play the role of a “lame-duck” president, as the administration has yet to slow down. Obama currently finds himself in the middle of a heated standoff with the Republican-led Senate to fill a Supreme Court vacancy. He still pursues a...

25 Facts About Abraham Lincoln

25 Facts About Abraham Lincoln

By Alex Greer on March 17, 2016 Few presidents in American history are as revered as Abraham Lincoln. The Great Emancipator led the Union to victory in the Civil War and officially ended the institution of slavery in the U.S. Even The Donald defers to Lincoln. While Lincoln served as president nearly 160 years ago, his policies and vision of America are still relevant today. Therefore, we decided to take an in-depth look at Lincoln’s life and presidency. InsideGov scoured its presidential database to find 25 essential facts about the 16th president. Each fact is represented by a numerical value,...

Ranking Every U.S. President By Net Worth

Ranking Every U.S. President By Net Worth

By Alex Greer on June 25, 2015 There’s no doubt about it: being the U.S. president is a hard and often thankless job. Richard Nixon famously said, “Scrubbing floors and emptying bedpans has as much dignity as the Presidency.” Jump Straight To The List But being president also has amazing perks (Air Force One!), and most presidents have been financially well-off. In fact, the average net worth of a U.S. president ($62 million) is more than 200 times the average net worth of a U.S. adult ($301,000). It pays to be president. Using the most recent data from 24/7 Wall...

Befikre Movie Review: Ranveer Singh, Vaani Kapoor’s Chemistry Is Middling At Best

Befikre Movie Review: Ranveer Singh, Vaani Kapoor’s Chemistry Is Middling At Best

  SPOILERS AHEAD A not-so-shudh desi romance, Befikre is posited as an extravagant ode to the adventures of unfettered youth. The film plays out mostly on touristy locations in the French capital and on sundry dance floors and nightclubs. But are its pretty frames and foot-tapping songs worth the price of a multiplex ticket? Well, depends entirely on what one is seeking from a weekend watch. Produced, written and directed by Aditya Chopra, the free-wheeling tale of lust and love gets buried under a crushing bulk of badinage that eventually yields no more than layers of surface gloss: nice to...

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