Bucks sign guard Brandon Jennings to 10-day contract

first_imgFILE – Brandon Jennings of the Washington Wizards looks on against the Toronto Raptors at Verizon Center on March 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFPMILWAUKEE — Brandon Jennings is returning to the Milwaukee Bucks, resuming his NBA career with the team that took him in the first round of the NBA draft nearly a decade ago.The Bucks signed Jennings to a 10-day contract on Sunday. The 10th overall pick of the 2009 draft out of high school will provide depth in a backcourt hit by injuries to ball handlers Malcolm Brogdon and Matthew Dellavedova.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES “Just come in, play hard, run the second unit, get guys the ball, get Giannis (Antetokounmpo) the ball,” said Jennings, referring to the Bucks’ All-Star forward in describing his role with the team.Jennings most recently played for the Wisconsin Herd, the Bucks’ G League affiliate. He averaged 21.4 points, 7.6 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals in seven games with the Herd.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 6-foot-1 guard appeared in 291 games with Milwaukee from 2009-13, averaging 17 points, 3.4 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 1.5 steals per game.The eight-year NBA veteran has had plenty of stops in a well-traveled career since being traded to the Detroit Pistons in 2013 in a deal that brought second-leading scorer Khris Middleton to Milwaukee. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Prior to his stint with the Herd, Jennings played with Shanxi Zhongyu in the Chinese CBA.The 28-year-old Jennings had NBA stops with the New York Knicks and Washington Wizards last season. He has also played for the Orlando Magic.“Just being back with Milwaukee feels like home. I can call the Milwaukee Bucks my family,” Jennings said Sunday. “A lot of people don’t get second chances, but I’m grateful, I’m blessed for this opportunity.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meggie Ochoa wins gold medal in Jiujitsu World Tour Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Lofa Bridge Broken

first_imgThe Lofa Bridge in Gola Konneh District, Grand Cape Mount County in Western Liberia, is now in such deplorable condition, with citizens calling it a “death trap.” Commuters, including businesspeople, have condemned the deplorable condition of the bridge. They said if the situation is not addressed before the approaching rainy season, traveling in the district will be difficult, if not impossible, and would create socioeconomic hardships on the residents.Sheriff Karmo, a resident of the district, told the Daily Observer recently that due to its condition, travelers prefer walking to using vehicles to cross the bridge.He attributed the fast deteriorating condition of the bridge to logging trucks using it every day, adding that “the situation is disheartening.” Our reporter, who visited the area, observed that the planks that were nailed to the iron guards under the bridge are now moving apart, leaving holes and spaces that cannot allow vehicles and motorcycles to safely cross the bridge. Meanwhile Gola Konneh residents are appealing to central government to reconstruct the Lofa Bridge, which connects their district with Gbarpolu County. The bridge serves as an economic link between the people of the remote district of Kongba in Gbarpolu County and the nation’s capital, Monrovia. The bridge was built in the early 1960s prior to the establishment of the National Iron Ore Company (NIOC) in the Western Region. Since then, the bridge has been in a deplorable state until three years ago when the Ministry of Public Works, with funding from Western Cluster Limited, repaired the bridge. The repair work was technically supported by the Forestry Development Authority (FDA).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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Arsenal 1-0 Everton: Gunners back up to third with nervy home win

first_img Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud celebrates his winning goal against Everton Arsenal leapfrogged Manchester United back into third place in the Premier League as goals either side of the break from Olivier Giroud and Tomas Rosicky sealed a nervy 2-0 victory over Everton.It was a tense encounter at the Emirates Stadium, where a dire midweek display in the Champions League against Monaco surely played on the hosts’ minds.Fans were made to witness a similarly turgid display from their side but, despite a second-half rally from Everton, they managed to claim a vital three points.It meant another Europa League headache for the Toffees, who failed to rekindle the form that saw them sweep aside Swiss outfit Young Boys 7-2 on aggregate to make the last-16 this week.Top striker Romelu Lukaku scored five goals over those two games, including a hat-trick in the first-leg, but the big Belgian just didn’t get the service against the Gunners, while youngster Ross Barkley again struggled to perform.In a pedestrian opening half, with Everton controlling possession but failing to take advantage of the hosts’ edgy start, it took 27 minutes for either side to land a shot on target, and even then it was well blocked as Giroud looked for goal.Gabriel Paulista was handed his first Premier League start by Arsene Wenger but his early error nearly allowed Lukaku to put the visitors in front, the striker stealing possession after the centre-back let a long punt up field drop over his shoulder.Lukaku would have scored if not for the alert David Ospina, who rushed off his line to punch the ball away and then chased the frontman outside his box to put the ball out with a brilliant sliding challenge.However, the Janaury signing soon made up for his blunder with a goal-saving block, sliding in to deny Lukaku from getting a shot away in the area.That near miss seemed to wake Arsenal from their slumber and they finally broke the deadlock on 38 minutes when Giroud found the net with a neat finish from Mesut Ozil’s corner.Arsenal ended the first half strongly, with Santi Cazorla seeing a curling shot saved by Tim Howard, but it was Everton who enjoyed the brighter start to the second.Ospina unconvincingly pawed a whipped free kick out for a corner when it seemed straightforward enough to catch it, but he later pulled off two crucial saves to maintain his side’s lead, first tipping Lukaku’s arrowed volley over his crossbar before clutching on-loan Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon’s drive.Despite the Gunners’ greater amount of efforts on goal, Everton were the more dominant side in the second-half but they seemed to tire in the closing stages.And – after Ozil went close – Rosicky spared the Gunners fans’ nerves with a late second to seal it, the substitute seeing his scuffed shot trickle in off the unfortunate Phil Jagielka.Seven minutes were added following an earlier injury to Francis Coquelin after a nasty clash of head with team-mate Giroud, but Arsenal managed to hold on for the win. 1last_img read more

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Christmas bonanza with huge surge for Shop LK voucher cards

first_imgTraders in Letterkenny are in for a bumper Christmas according to the town’s Shop LK scheme.Donegal Daily can reveal that demand for voucher cards for the popular scheme are up a hefty 50% on this time last year.As of last night shoppers have bought more than €523,000 worth of the voucher cards compared to €349,000 on the same date last year. More than 160 businesses from restaurants to clothing and gift stores around the Cathedral Town take part in the scheme which sees shoppers buy credit-card like vouchers to exchange for goods.CEO of Letterkenny Chamber, Toni Forrester, said they are rushed off their feet this week with shoppers looking to buy the vouchers.“There has been a huge demand for the vouchers and we’re confident it is a sign that the Christmas spend will be up for traders in the town.“We still half up to three days left of shopping and we’re anticipating even more demand for the vouchers in this time. “The staff at the chamber have been rushed off their feet but it is great to see the demand for the vouchers and for the many businesses around the town which take part in the Shop LK scheme,” she said.John Bowe, Chamber President said “We have seen the sales of vouchers increase each year from very humble beginnings and even through the downturn ShopLK voucher sales increased against all the odds.“The cards went live on 25th November 2015 and we haven’t looked back. We knew we were having a good year but this increase has really endorsed our decision to move to the card.”The voucher cards can be purchased up until 2pm on Christmas eve at the Letterkenny Chamber offices with is located at the Grand Central complex opposite the Marks and Spencer store in the town.Christmas bonanza with huge surge for Shop LK voucher cards was last modified: December 22nd, 2016 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:BusienssdonegalLetterkenny ChamberShop LKToni Forrestorlast_img read more

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ADVENTURE ONE SURF REPORT – GIRLS GO SURFING FOR WOMEN’S WEEKEND

first_imgSURF’S UP FOR THE GIRLS“Adventure One Surf School & Girls Go Surfing WOMEN’S WEEKEND! ”Adventure One Surf School is pleased to announce that we are teaming up with Girls Go Surfing for a women’s ONLY weekend on September 15/16.Nicole Morgan 3x Irish Ladies Champion & 2010 BPSA Tour Champion will be running an improvers course at Ballyheirnan Bay in Fanad, aimed at women who have their own equipment and want to take their surfing on to the next level. The course is an intensive weekend of coaching which includes yoga, fitness and using the latest video coaching techniques to get you to where you want to be on the waves! Along side this Adventure One Surf School will be running lessons for ladies who’d like to try surfing for the 1st time . There will be 3 sessions run over the weekend which can be booked as a course or if you prefer to do just a one off taster session this is available too. Our experienced ISA coaches will ensure you have a safe and enjoyable weekend in the surf. For more info call Iain on 086 1931 747 or check out the Facebook linkhttp://www.facebook.com/events/409004002480807/The surf for the next few days is to be very small due to the strong Southerly winds over the past few days which has blown out most of the swell. Your best bet this weekend is to head to Donegal’s West coast or the Bundoran area. ADVENTURE ONE SURF REPORT – GIRLS GO SURFING FOR WOMEN’S WEEKEND was last modified: August 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:ADVENTURE ONE SURF REPORT – GIRLS GO SURFING FOR WOMEN’S WEEKENDlast_img read more

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER GOING BERSERK IN GYNECOLOGY WARD

first_imgA man was arrested after he went berserk in a gynacology ward because a nurse would not allow him to see his pregnant wife’s medical notes.Danny Merritt had called to see his girlfriend at Letterkenny General Hospital on October 18th last.Merritt, 24, had been reading his girlfriend’s notes in the ward but was then told he could not by a passing nurse. Merritt’s girlfriend said she had given him permission to read the notes but the nurse claimed he was still not entitled to read the notes.He then began to challenge the nurse and two security personnel had to be called to remove the accused man from the hospital.Gardai eventually arrived and arrested Merritt under the Public Order Act.Solicitor Frank Dorrian told Letterkenny District Court he could not explain why his clientwanted to read his girlfriend’s medical chart as he has no medical experience.Merritt, of Barns Court, Ballybofey, told Judge Paul Kelly that he was sorry for what had happened but was concerned for his girlfriend.He admitted he had been drinking but was not drunk.Judge Kelly told Merritt that he had no right to be in a hospital ward at 2.30am and disturbing other patients.“People are trying to sleep and you are carrying on like this. He may have felt he was in the right but this was no place or an argument,” he said.He ordered Merritt to do 60 hours community service in lieu of three months in prison.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comMAN ARRESTED AFTER GOING BERSERK IN GYNECOLOGY WARD was last modified: January 10th, 2012 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:BallybofeyDanny MerrittLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

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JAMES IS CROWNED EUROPE’S STRONGEST MAN IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgJames Ward wins ESM Under90kgENGLISHMAN James Ward from Luton lifted the title of Europe’s Strongest Man Under 90kg in Letterkenny this weekend.“I’m totally elated and exhausted,” said an overwhelmed Ward. “I was very well aware of the stiff competition around me. These men are serious athletes and any one of them could have taken the title. To be Europe’s first Strongman Under 90kg is a huge honour. I’ll definitely be back next year to defend my title.”Breaking pain barriers with excrutiating lifting, pulling, dragging and carrying events Ward beat off stiff competition from runner up Shay Ryan who is Ireland’s reigning Under 90kg champion.  The Wexford athlete had the chance to lift the title in the final event Stones of Strength but he couldn’t beat Ward with both lifting three out of five stones. “A spectacular event with massive shows of support from the North West” was how co-organiser Dave Warner of Renegade Strongman described the event. “I really want to bring this event back to Letterkenny and after this week, that is a strong possibility.”Nigel Drein of Motiv8 Fitness who was also responsible for bringing the event to Letterkenny congratulated the business people who invested in the international competition.“Without financial support from Letterkenny Town Council and our business partners we could not have staged the event. But we believe they got a return on investment with the event being broadcast on Setanta Sports and quite possibly Eurosport. A special word of thanks to our little mascots who performed their duties magnificently and to all the mums and dads who came along too.”Former World Strongman Darren Sadler acted as Head Referee.  He says, “The organisation, professionalism and goodwill was spectacular. I expect Europe’s Strongest Man Under 90kg will be making a return to Letterkenny.” Gavn Redmont pulls the van in the Arm over Arm EventJAMES IS CROWNED EUROPE’S STRONGEST MAN IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: September 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:JAMES IS CROWNED EUROPE’S STRONGEST MAN IN LETTERKENNYletterkennyLondonlutonlast_img read more

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Chefs gather to help the hungry

first_imgThe striking creation of food artist FransGroenewald, titled South African CulinaryDelights, is one of the fundraisinginitiatives associated with the 2011World Chefs Tour.(Image: World Chefs Tour)MEDIA CONTACTS • Bill GallagherSouthern Sun communications director+27 11 510 7500Lyndon JafthaIt started in 1993, when World Chefs Tour founder and patron Bill Gallagher, together with hospitality group Southern Sun and roughly 100 chefs, raised around R500 000 (US$69 000) for hungry children.The second tour, which took place in 2003, involved 140 chefs and saw R1-million ($139 000) being raised.And now the 2011 tour – the third edition – hopes to raise over R5-million ($693 000) to sustainably feed children in need over the next five years.“It costs R10 ($1.40) a day to feed a child, and with R5-million we can feed 300 children every day for five years,” said Gallagher in a statement, adding that the money would be used to develop feeding schemes and supply them with food, rather than just be dished out.The culinary genius is one of South Africa’s most renowned chefs, and is honorary president of the South African Chefs Association (Saca) as well as honorary president of the World Association of Chefs Societies.Originally from the UK, he emigrated to South Africa in 1973. Since then he’s notched up a string of awards including four gold and two bronze medals as leader of Team SA at the 17th Culinary Olympics held in Germany in 1988, and the Fedhasa Hospitality Industry Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000.Gallagher has been with Southern Sun since his arrival in South Africa and also serves as the group’s director of communications and public relations.International cooperationSupported by diversified food services and distribution company Bidvest, accommodation sponsor Southern Sun, and others, the Bidvest World’s Chef’s Tour was launched in Johannesburg in May 2011.The event sees over 250 chefs, in teams from 44 countries, travelling around South Africa until 30 August, giving food demonstrations, hosting gala dinners and interacting with the country’s children.Participating countries include Australia; China; Wales; Democratic Republic of Congo; India; Nigeria; Kenya; Norway; South Tyrol; Tanzania; the US; and many more. The chefs have travelled at their own expense.Some 700 local chefs are also participating.The group can be seen in action in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Vaal, Mbombela in Mpumalanga province, East London, Cape Town and Durban. A comprehensive schedule is available on the website.Daily struggleTimes are tough for many and it is often a struggle to feed the family. Charities and individuals face daily challenges, and at the launch of the tour it was revealed that two and a half million children go to bed hungry every day in South Africa.Bidvest’s CE Brian Joffee said: “Bidvest sees this as a heart-rending catastrophe that demands response.” And what a response it is – the 2011 World Chef’s Tour is regarded as the biggest single fundraising event in the culinary world.Proceeds will be donated to a number of causes, such as the Akani Diepsloot Foundation, the African Children’s Feeding Scheme (ACFS) and the Meals on Wheels community services, which feeds 10-million South Africans every year.ACFS provides 21 000 children with milk or cheese and a peanut butter sandwich daily, while the Akani Diepsloot Foundation is an aftercare, preschool and crèche for 750 children during the week and 500 children on weekends, all from the impoverished settlement of Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg.Youngsters get a daily meal and take part in developmental activities including English literacy, reading, educational crafts, and games and sports. They are also given the opportunity to join clubs, such as drama or choir.The public can get involved by buying tickets for tour-related events, a chef’s hat costing R10 at the demonstrations, or seats or tables for the dinners.For those unable to attend any of the events, the tour’s official song “Sing Children Sing”, recorded for the 1993 tour and re-done in 2011 by local songbird PJ Powers, is available for just R10 by sending an SMS with the word “child” to 31755.Not just chefsIt is, however, not only chefs and sponsors that are involved in this project.Well-known South African culinary artist Frans Groenewald has painted South African Culinary Delights exclusively for the tour, and has made a limited number available for purchase as another way for people to help.Only 500 of these pieces of art, which colourfully illustrate the life of a chef, are available. Groenewald said that although he did not know of the tour when he was approached by Gallagher and former Saca president Martin Kobald, he considers it a pleasure and an honour to be involved with such a prestigious event.As most of his work is food related, Groenewald said it was easy to do a special commission for the project.The artist, who does charity pieces for the Stellenbosch SPCA and occasionally for Aids awareness and national cancer association Cansa, said: “My images are fun and uplifting, ideally suited for serious causes as they break the ice. My art also encapsulates the fun side of food.”Signed and numbered prints are selling for R499 ($69) unframed, and R999 ($138) framed. The original item will be auctioned at the official gala, taking place on 30 August at the Sandton Convention Centre. There will be auctions for canvas replicas at various events, and prints may also be purchased via the tour website.last_img read more

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Bizweni gets classroom boost

first_imgA child with a mental disability reads at the official opening. (Image: SA Goodnews)A new skills development wing at the Bizweni Centre for Disabled Children, in Somerset West, will serve those at the school who need specialised care and stimulation.The new unit will cater for 30 children between the ages of 12 and 18. It was officially opened in March 2016.“Ideally, we want to keep stimulating these children with social, educational and physical learning opportunities as they grow up so that they are able to improve in all areas and ultimately enjoy the best possible quality of life,” said Vicky Hinrichsen, the centre’s project manager.CLASSROOMSThe new unit consists of two large classrooms, toilets with wheelchair access, a patio for outdoor activities and a new office.An extension to the existing building, it cost more than R2-million was completed by Rotary Club of Helderberg in partnership with Peninsula Beverages, the local bottler and distributor of The Coca-Cola Company products in Western and Northern Cape; Rotary Club of Newlands; and several large and small sponsors.“Rotary International president Ravi Ravindran, at the beginning of his tenure, asked Rotarians to be a ‘Gift to the World’ and to ensure the gifts they provide are not just given as hand-outs, but are offered with love and respect,” Geraldine Nicol, the district governor of Rotary District 9350, said at the official opening.“Today we celebrate the opening of the extension to the Bizweni Centre for Disabled Children, a gift given with much love and respect by the Rotary Club of Helderberg together with our grateful thanks to the donors, which include individuals, sister Rotary Clubs, certain charitable trusts and Peninsula Beverages, all of whom helped turn the impossible dream into a reality.”At the centre, children learn basic computer skills, gardening, cooking and cleaning skills as well as how to write.BIZWENIBizweni has been running for 18 years and has 56 children, all of whom have physical, intellectual or developmental disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome.Most of them come from homes where services such as individualised occupational, speech and remedial therapy are increasingly difficult to obtain. For many of the children, placement at the appropriate special needs schools is not a possibility.The physical well-being of children at Bizweni is also critical and they are encouraged to develop their muscle strength and mobility under the guidance of carers.“The staff at Bizweni are true heroes for bringing such joy into the lives of these children each day,” said John Joubert, the Peninsular Beverages commercial director. “We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with Bizweni and Rotary Club of Helderberg to complete our 28th brick and mortar project which will ultimately ensure more children with disabilities are able to flourish.”PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of the people around you or the environment? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

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ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 14 November 2009

first_imgSocial 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 Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Download this entire events calendar in iCal format. We’ve added a couple of more events to 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.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. 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. andrew lobo Related Posts 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”.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:center_img 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 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.11 December 2009: Mountain View, CaliforniaAdd-on-ConAdd-on-Con is a single-day conference focused on the future of the browser and its emergence as a platform.Developer sessions will cover best practices, cross-browser development and mash-ups. Marketing sessions will focus on monetization opportunities, distribution strategies and stats. Join 200+ individuals involved in add-on development to help define an emerging new market in the Web’s eco-system.ReadWriteWeb readers save $50 by using the discount code “addoncon09RRW.”11 January 2010: Nashville, TennesseeSocial Fresh NashvilleThis is the social media conference that comes to you. Social Fresh is a one-day, case-study-rich conference targeted for marketers. Social Fresh Nashville will have 30+ speakers, including Jason Falls of Social Media Explorer, Gavin Baker of Ruby Tuesday and John Andrews of Collective Bias (formerly of Walmart).ReadWriteWeb readers get a 15% discount with the code “RWW15”.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 A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Events Guide#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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