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Rwanda: Francophonie - Rwanda Bids for the Position of Secretary General - allAfrica.com
Rwanda:Francophonie - Rwanda Bids for the Position of Secretary General June 18, 2018 at 07:00AM https://ift.tt/2JOaQc2 [Cameroon Tribune] The special envoy of the President of Rwanda Paul Kagame on June 14, 2018 handed a message to Prime Minister Philemon Yang to forward to President Paul Biya. via AllAfrica News: International Organizations and Africa https://ift.tt/2ufhccI
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Success of Ramaphosa's investment drive out of his hands June 18, 2018 at 06:57AM https://ift.tt/2t76thZ A major theme of his presidency has been reaching out to foreign investors, ... South Africa has to attract these capital inflows after years of reputational damage. ... of international and domestic factors that bear on foreign investment. via FDI in South Africa 2 https://ift.tt/2yBYFVG
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Apply Pixels – Industry Standard Design Tools
Michael flarups design template site with some really good templates for designers.
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How We Watch Soccer Now | The New Yorker
In soccer terms, I am what is known as a “neutral,” someone who loves the sport but doesn’t follow any particular club or team. via Pocket
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“The Tale,” a Wrenching and Wise Story About Sexual Abuse | The New Yorker
“No bad horses, only bad riders,” Mrs. G, the riding coach of a thirteen-year-old girl, says. She’s gentle, coaxing. It seems like good advice—her charge needs to get back on after being thrown. It’s also a kind of hypnosis: whatever happens now, it will be the girl’s responsibility. via Pocket
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The Aural Dissonance of Reza Abdoh | The New Yorker
It is always startling to hear the dead breathe again, speak again. Reza Abdoh, one of the more profound and original theatre artists of the twentieth century, died, of AIDS, in the spring of 1995; he was thirty-two. via Pocket
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The Reputation-Laundering Firm That Ruined Its Own Reputation | The New Yorker
On January 14, 2016, four publicists from Bell Pottinger, one of London’s leading public-relations firms, flew to Johannesburg and met with a potential client: Oakbay Investments, a company controlled by Atul, Ajay, and Tony Gupta, three of South Africa’s most powerful businessmen. via Pocket
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DDEX Standards: Overview and ERN - YouTube
DDEX Standards - Part 1: Overview and Electronic Release Notification (ERN). Recorded in November 2017 in Toronto, Canada.
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Stephanie Miner to Make Independent Bid to Challenge Gov. Cuomo
Move over Cynthia Nixon, because a new challenger has arrived. Stephanie Miner, the former Syracuse mayor and a former top Democrat official, is making a run for Governor as an independent.
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take me back
Steve and Tony find themselves in another universe. There aren't any Avengers or a Stark Industries here, but there are other things they thought they'd lost.
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Hotels are sick of Instagram “influencers” pestering for free stays
Hotels are sick of Instagram “influencers” pestering for free stays https://ift.tt/2thIYlM Prospective https://ift.tt/2pRf0C5 June 18, 2018 at 12:56PM

It’s no secret that hotels and other luxury brands will often give Instagram users with massive followings free swag or stays in exchange for promoting their product to their millions of followers. However, there’s a growing number of Instagram wannabe “influencers” that are inundating hotels around the world with requests–and it’s driving hotels crazy, reports the Atlantic. The publication relates what one marketing and communications manager at a five-star hotel in the Maldives told them:

“Everyone with a Facebook these days is an influencer,” she said. “People say, I want to come to the Maldives for 10 days and will do two posts on Instagram to like 2,000 followers. It’s people with 600 Facebook friends saying, ‘Hi, I’m an influencer, I want to stay in your hotel for 7 days,'” she said. Others send vague one-line emails, like “I want to collaborate with you,” with no further explanation. “These people are expecting five to seven nights on average, all inclusive. Maldives is not a cheap destination.” She said that only about 10 percent of the requests she receives are worth investigating.

And this from the PR manager for a new hotel and day club in Bali:

“They get five to 20 direct inquiries a day from self-titled influencers. The net is so wide, and the term ‘influencer’ is so loose. You can sort the amateurs from the pros very quickly. The vast majority of cold-call approaches are really badly written. It sounds like when you’re texting a friend inviting yourself over for dinner–it’s that colloquial. They don’t give reasons why anyone should invest in having them as a guest.”

Back in January, one hotel in Ireland got so sick of wannabe influencers that they banned all YouTubers and Instagram stars from staying at their hotels. It now looks like other hotels may be tempted to follow suit.

https://ift.tt/1cEtZb6 Fast Company - technology https://ift.tt/2GEZdz2 June 18, 2018 at 12:56PM
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Faster neural nets for iOS and macOS
Metal tuned ML models faster than CoreML models
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Beijing Is Holding U.S. Citizens ‘Hostage’ in China - Daily Beast
If one of Beijing’s targets living in the United States has relatives in China, Chinese authorities aren’t shy about applying pressure to those relatives, even if they are U.S. citizens. Exit bans are a “pretty new tool in the Chinese toolbox” for exerting such pressure, said John Kamm, founder of the U.S. nonprofit Dui Hua Foundation, which works on sensitive human rights cases in China.
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Startups, looking for money? Don't try Michael Jordaan he's now full invested – Ventureburn
Startups, looking for money? Don’t try Michael Jordaan he’s now full invested June 18, 2018 at 06:53AM https://ift.tt/2MxsChs

If you’re looking for funding from venture capitalist and former FNB head Michael Jordaan you are probably too late.
Last month in a blog post of no more than 10 words Jordaan announced that his venture capital firm Montegray Capital is now full invested. “We’re now fully invested – no more applications please.”
Jordaan told Ventureburn in an email today that the funds are all from the Jordaan family.
“For understandable reasons we are not disclosing the amounts but in most cases these were small investments appropriate for businesses with an operating track record of two years or less,” he said.

Michael Jordaan says he [...]

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【地震】おれの自作PCがあああああ(´;ω;`) | ジサクテック
自作機も机から落ちて、横蓋がボッコリ グラボにかなりの衝撃があった模様で、グラボのファンカバーが思いっ切りズレて 起動しなくなった (´;ω;`)ウッ グラボのマザーのPCI-eが斜めにひん曲がった
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Monday, June 18 Filming Locations for Dolemite Is My Name!, Easy, John Wick 3, & more!
The Kichen, starring Melissa McCarthy, is at 10th and W 25th, John Wick 3 is at 44th and 7th, Ray Donovan is near Washington Square Park, and The Deuce is at 4th and 43rd in Brooklyn.
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mainly macro: The bankruptcy of the centre right: Brexit edition
The story of neoliberal overreach is in part about how centre-right politicians set in place or promoted causes or institutions that would allow for the ascendency of the hard-right and then eventually their own demise. In the US this stretches from repealing the fairness doctrine, which led to hard-right talk radio and then Fox News, to increasing the role of money in elections and finally allowing Trump to win the presidency. In the UK it involved promoting austerity and an immigration target that was bound to fail, both of which directly led to Brexit.
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Setting Up an Envoy Front Proxy on Amazon ECS | AWS Compute Blog
Favorite tweet: Interesting to see @awscloud talking about @EnvoyProxy -> "Setting Up an Envoy Front Proxy on Amazon ECS" https://t.co/6nu6WLfyEa Could this hint to Envoy becoming integrated with ECS (much in the same way earlier blog posts about k8s provisioning hinted towards EKS)?
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