EU Reaffirms Commitment to Working with Liberia

first_imgThe head of the European Union, (EU) Klaus Rudischhauser, now visiting Liberia, has given assurances that the EU remains committed to assisting the country in its development drive— especially in the energy sector.Mr. Rudischhauser, who serves as Deputy Director General in the European Commission Directorate for Development and Cooperation, (EuropeAid) gave the pledge last weekend when he met with Lands, Mines and Energy Minister, Patrick Sendolo, at the Ministry on Capitol Hill.According to Mr. Rudischhauser, European Union Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, is attaching high priority to energy as a key driver for development and has agreed with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf that energy should be a priority for EU cooperation with Liberia.“The Republic of Liberia has been chosen as one of the first countries to receive support from the EU’s Technical Assistance Facility (TAF), under the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative,” Mr. Rudischhauser disclosed.According to the EU Deputy Director, his organization’s intervention in the energy sector of Liberia is intended to increase access to affordable and sustainable energy services in order to foster economic and social development in Liberia.“The EU strongly believes that an affordable supply of energy to households, institutions, and enterprises increases productivity in the economy. It also generates new private enterprises, jobs, as well as improves education and services,” Mr. Rudischhauser added.During his visit, Mr. Rudischhauser held talks with authorities of the Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy, and relevant donors and stakeholders in Liberia’s energy sector.Although results from the discussion were not disclosed, Mr. Rudischhauser reiterated that the European Union is one of the biggest donors for Liberia’s energy sector, with a present contribution of more than 65 million Euros (90 million USD).He said discussions are still ongoing with the Liberian authorities for additional support to be allocated over the next seven years.Responding to concerns about why the EU remains committed to the development of Liberia, especially in the Forest and Energy sectors, Mr. Rudischhauser stressed that Liberia, having experienced war for many years, is struggling to build a responsible government and governance system. He explained that to set up such a government requires preparing the people of the country for responsible governance.He said the EU is committed in the long term to helping Liberia achieve its development agenda. Mr. Rudischhauser noted that the EU does not only engage the country through government, but works with non-governmental organizations to achieve its goals.He pointed out the energy sector as a main area of concentration for investors and business people in Liberia.At the moment, the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) supplies electricity from power generators that consume thousands of gallons of fuel a month; a situation that is believed to leave LEC in deficit almost every time.Because it is cost-intensive to operate, the cost to subscribe is high and many people in Monrovia cannot afford it.In order to address the power needs of Liberia, especially Monrovia where the seat of the Liberian Government is situated, government has allotted US$45 million with an additional $65 million for a concession loan deal with the European Central Bank.In addition, donor nations have committed US$107 million; with Germany and Norway having already pledged their support to commit US$75 million and US$32 million respectively.With these commitments and assurances, electricity is expected to be fully restored to Monrovia and its environs by 2015.However, before the closed-door meeting between the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy and the EU six-person delegation, Minister Sendolo thanked the delegation for committing to Liberia’s energy sector.He disclosed that sometime this week, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will lead an array of government officials to Mount Coffee, where a ground-breaking ceremony will be take place for the reconstruction of the hydro.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Peace Region communities expressing sympathies for victims of Humboldt Broncos tragedy

first_imgThe City of Dawson Creek has also lowered flags outside City Hall in their support of the Broncos. Mayor Dale Bumstead said that his community is still coming to grips with the loss, especially being connected to at least one of the victims. Advertisement “My two boys, when they first started we would always look for hockey schools in the Springtime we’d take them to,” said Bumstead. “One of the very first hockey schools we went to was one up in Peace River. It was put on by a couple guys from the Edmonton Oilers. My oldest son was involved there, he met a couple boys from Peace River at that hockey school. One of them was the coach that was killed, Darcy Haugan. It’s just a horrible, horrible time.”As of 10:30 Monday morning, a GoFundMe campaign for the victims of Sunday’s crash has raised $5.4 million of its $4 million goal. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Flags are flying at half-staff in communities across the Peace Region this morning in a show of sympathy and solidarity with the victims of last Friday’s tragedy involving the Humboldt Broncos.At around 5:00 p.m local time last Friday, a bus carrying 29 members of the Humboldt Broncos Junior hockey team was travelling northbound on Saskatchewan Highway 35 about 235 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon when it collided with a westbound semi-truck. Fifteen members of the team were killed in the crash, including 42-year-old Darcy Haugan, who was the former head coach of the NWJHL’s North Peace Navigators. Fourteen others were injured in the crash, the cause of which the RCMP says is still under investigation.The Humboldt Broncos pose for a team photo. Photo credit: Humboldt Broncos/Twitter- Advertisement -The City of Fort St. John has lowered all flags at City Hall and the Pomeroy Sport Centre to half-staff after Friday’s crash. Communications Coordinator Ryan Harvey said that the City will be honouring the team on Thursday, April 12th, by illuminating the Pomeroy Sport Centre in green and gold – the Broncos’ team colours – from Wednesday evening until Friday morning.  Flags flying at half-staff outside the Pomeroy Sport Centre in Fort St. John on Monday morning. Photo by Chris Newton Flags flying at half-staff outside the Pomeroy Sport Centre in Fort St. John on Monday morning. Photo by Chris Newton The Pomeroy Sport Centre. Photo by Chris Newton The Pomeroy Sport Centre. Photo by Chris Newton A group of hockey moms in Langley launched a campaign on Facebook to get residents to wear their hockey jerseys in a show of support for the victims of the tragedy. That campaign has since gone nation-wide, and both the City of Fort St. John and the District of Taylor have both shared the campaign on their respective Facebook pages. last_img read more

Virtual formality?

first_imgAfter years of delays and billions in development and marketing efforts, it would seem that Microsoft Corp. would want anyone who possibly can to buy its new Windows Vista operating system. Yet Microsoft is making it hard for Mac owners and other potentially influential customers to adopt the software. Microsoft says the blockade is necessary for security reasons. But that is disputed. The circumstances might simply reflect a business decision Microsoft doesn’t want to explain. The situation involves a technology known as virtualization. Essentially, it lets one computer mimic multiple machines, even ones with different operating systems. It does this by running multiple applications at the same time, but in separate realms of the computer. Virtualization has long been used in corporate data centers as a way to increase server efficiency or to test programs in a walled-off portion of a machine. The technology also has been available for home users, but often at the expense of the computer’s performance. But now that Macintosh computers from Apple Inc. use Intel Corp. chips, just like Windows-based PCs, virtualization programs let Mac users easily switch back and forth between Apple’s Mac OS X operating system and Windows. That could appeal to Mac enthusiasts who want access to programs that only work on Windows, including some games. Consequently, the launch of Vista seemed to be a good opportunity for Parallels Inc., a subsidiary of SWsoft Inc. that sells virtualization products. Unlike Apple’s free Boot Camp program that lets Windows run on a Mac, Parallels’ $80 virtualization product for Macs does not require users to have just one operating system running at a time. Parallels runs Windows in a, well, window on the Mac desktop. Parallels also sells a $50 version for Windows PCs – which would let people run both Vista and its predecessor, Windows XP, so they can keep programs that aren’t yet Vista-compatible. The price of the virtualization software does not include a copy of Windows. And to get that copy, buyers have to agree to Vista’s licensing rules – a legally binding document. Lurking in that 14-page agreement is a ban on using the least expensive versions of Vista – the $199 Home Basic edition and the $239 Home Premium edition – in virtualization engines. Instead, people wanting to put Vista in a virtualized program have to buy the $299 Business version or the $399 Ultimate package. Macs account for less than 5 percent of personal computers in the U.S., but Ben Rudolph, Parallels’ marketing manager, says they nonetheless represent a market he’s surprised to see Microsoft present with roadblocks. “Vista is undeniably cool and undeniably important,” Rudolph said. “This is really an opportunity to reach people who normally wouldn’t be using Windows, whether it would be Mac users or Linux users.” The least-expensive versions of Vista actually would work in virtualization programs. But Microsoft wants to restrict it because of new security holes spawned by the technology, according to Scott Woodgate, a director in Microsoft’s Vista team. Lately Intel and rival chip-maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. have built virtualization-friendly hooks directly into microprocessors. The goal was to make virtualization work better, but Woodgate argues that the move created a security flaw – essentially that malicious programs can run undetected alongside an operating system. Indeed, last year a security analyst showed how AMD chips with virtualization support made computers vulnerable to such an attack. (That researcher, Joanna Rutkowska, said she presumed it would work on Intel-based systems as well, but she didn’t have time to try). AMD challenged the feasibility of such an attack and said virtualization did not decrease computer security. Intel concurred; spokesman Bill Calder called Rutkowska’s claims “overstated.” But Microsoft took notice. Woodgate said Microsoft considered banning virtualizing Vista entirely, on all versions. But ultimately, he said, his team decided that the most technically savvy users, or people in companies with tech support, probably could handle Vista in virtualization programs, while home users should be steered away.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

Son leads defence-heavy South Korea World Cup squad

first_imgThe Taeguk Warriors reached the semi-finals when South Korea co-hosted the 2002 World Cup, but they struggled in qualifying and have been drawn against Sweden, Mexico and holders Germany in a tough Group F.Top-rated Son scored 18 goals in all competitions this term for Spurs, who finished third in the Premier League to secure another season of Champions League football.In one surprise pick, Shin also included Hellas Verona’s uncapped Lee Seung-woo among his initial 28, to be cut to 23 by June 4.The former Barcelona trainee’s club has been relegated from Serie A, but the 20-year-old midfielder will have a chance to impress in home friendlies against Honduras on May 28 and Bosnia and Herzegovina on June 1.Shin included no fewer than 12 defenders in his preliminary squad, as he bemoaned injuries plaguing him at the back.In the 14 matches since Shin was appointed last July after the sacking of German Uli Stielike, the team have scored 20 and conceded 19.“There is a reason why I picked so many defenders,” Shin told reporters in Seoul.“At this moment, forming our defence line is the most difficult part for me. There were things that I wanted to do with our defence, but I think I can’t do it.”Only nine players remain from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, when the team went out in the group stage.Provisional squad (club KOR unless stated)Goalkeepers: Kim Seung-gyu (Vissel Kobe/JPN), Kim Jin-hyeon (Cerezo Osaka/JPN), Cho Hyun-woo (Daegu FC)Defenders: Kim Young-gwon (Guangzhou Evergrande/CHN), Jang Hyun-soo (FC Tokyo/JPN), Jung Seung-hyun (Sagan Tosu/JPN), Yun Yong-sun (Seongnam FC), Kwon Kyung-won (Tianjin Quanjian/CHN), Oh Ban-suk (Jeju United), Kim Jin-su (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Kim Min-woo (Sangju Sangmu), Park Joo-ho (Ulsan Hyundai), Hong Chul (Sangju Sangmu), Go Yo-han (FC Seoul), Lee Yong (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors)Midfielders: Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City/WAL), Jung Woo-young (Vissel Kobe/JPN), Kwon Chang-hoon (Dijon FCO/FRA), Ju Se-jong (Asan Mugunghwa FC), Koo Ja-cheol (FC Augsburg/AUT), Lee Jae-sung (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Lee Seung-woo (Hellas Verona/ITA), Moon Seon-min (Incheon United), Lee Chung-yong (Crystal Palace/ENG)Forwards: Kim Shin-wook (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG), Hwang Hee-chan (FC Red Bull Salzburg/AUT), Lee Keun-ho (Gangwon FC)0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min was named in South Korea’s 28-man preliminary squad. © IKIMAGES/AFP / Ian KINGTONSEOUL, Korea, Republic of, May 14 – Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min headlined South Korea’s preliminary 28-man World Cup squad unveiled Monday, as coach Shin Tae-yong included 12 defenders in an attempt to plug leaks at the back.Spurs star Son was named along with Ki Sung-yueng of Swansea City, just relegated from the English Premier League, and FC Augsburg’s Koo Ja-cheol as Shin rolled out his Europe-based senior players.last_img read more


first_imgDaire and PaulDONEGAL university students are on their way to New York tonight – as part of the Jailbreak 2014 charity challenge.Daire Mc Mullin from Stranorlar, a student in Trinity College Dublin and pal Paul McDonagh-Forde are among 100 students who have 36 hours to travel as far away from Dublin as possible without spending a single cent!A short-time ago Daire revealed they are in London – and about to board a flight to New York! “We’ve just secured flights to New York, thanks to Digital Fone Communications Buncrana and Filan’s Centra,” said Daire.“We’re at Gatwick airport, London – next stop JFK! That’s 5,129km.”They are required to beg, borrow or blag their travel costs, regardless of the destination.It’s a charity based initiative and all funds raised are given to the students’ designated charities with the Donegal lads giving money to St Vincent de Paul and Amnesty International. Last year two students made it all the way to Buenos Aires, Argentina.Daire and Paul left Kilmainham Jail today with the rest of the teams – and have until 9pm Sunday to get as far away from Dublin as possible.Other teams were tonight in Paris, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Krakow and LanzaroteYou can donate here DONEGAL STUDENTS ALREADY ON THEIR WAY TO NEW YORK IN JAILBREAK CHARITY CHALLENGE was last modified: February 22nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:buncranaDaire Mc MullinPaul McDonagh-FordeStranorlarlast_img read more


first_imgTrentagh N.S. 5k 2016Place Bib Name Gender AG Club Time1. 474 Stephen Connor m SM Foyle Valley A.C. 16:322. 278 Gerard McGranaghan m SM 17:373. 483 John Mc Clafferty m SM 17:574. 277 Monica McGranaghan f SW 19:025. 493 Ryan Jordon m JM 19:186. 466 Tiernán Boyle m JM 19:257. 479 Siobhan Gallagher f SW 24/7 Triathlon 19:288. 295 James Whoriskey m SM 19:319. 399 Barry Mackey m M40 Letterkenny A.C. 19:3310. 480 Noel Mc Garvey m M40 19:4311. 496 Irene Mc Fadden f SW Letterkenny A.C. 19:5912. 268 Troy Hegarty m SM Convoy A.C. 20:0813. 484 Paul Gallagher m M40 20:2314. 497 Martin Jordan m SM 20:2515. 304 Brian O Donnell m M40 Swanlings 20:2616. 470 Alaistair Hetherington m M40 24/7 Triathlon 20:2717. 280 Angus Hunter m M40 20:4318. 461 Jonathan Henderson m SM 21:1119. 307 Phillip Brown m M40 21:3320. 500 Marian Kerr f W40 Letterkenny A.C. 21:4221. 400 Noreen Mc Gettigan f SW Letterkenny A.C. 21:4622. 303 Danielle Mc Namee f SW 21:5023. 495 Eilis Mc Clafferty f SW 21:5224. 266 Margaret Shiels f W40 22:0125. 482 Darren Murray m SM 22:3126. 282 Paul Walker m M40 run for fun 22:4527. 335 Rory Gardiner m JM 23:0628. 292 Billy Mc Mahon m SM Ray Men on the Move 23:1129. 272 Michael Jordan m M40 Convoy A.C. 23:1330. 279 Seamus Sweeney m M40 23:1431. 302 Nancy McNamee f W40 23:1532. 486 Shaun Moffitt m SM 23:2833. 481 Brian Gallagher m M40 23:3134. 267 Amanda Mc Nulty f SW 24/7 Triathlon 23:4135. 270 Stephen McBride m JM 23:5936. 465 Kieran Boyce m M40 24:0837. 269 Eunan Mc Bride m M40 24:0838. 293 Aubrey Baxter m SM 24:1939. 468 Susette Borland f W40 24:4140. 489 Aaron Baxter m SM Run for Fun 24:4841. 337 Sophie Kelly f W40 25:0442. 494 Chris Mc Nally m SM 25:4843. 491 Christopher McNally m M40 25:5944. 294 Ruth McCrudden f W40 26:0145. 331 Rosemary Russell f W40 26:2746. 488 Kim Nugent f SW 26:5347. 428 Feena Mc Bride f SW 27:1348. 395 Kelsi Tease f JW 27:3749. 289 Gary Conaghan m M40 27:3950. 463 Danielle Henderson f SW 27:5351. 487 John Mc Brearty m SM 28:0452. 338 Martina Mc Brearty f SW 28:0653. 291 John Fitzgerald m M40 Milford A.C. 28:4554. 469 Daniel Borland m M40 Ray Men on the Move 28:5555. 301 Rita Conway f W40 29:2256. 271 Aoife Jordan f JW 30:1157. 485 Ryan Moffitt m JM 30:5858. 472 Kate Hetherington f JW 31:0559. 475 Kyle Stewart m JM 31:0560. 430 Yana Stewart f W40 32:2861. 418 Ruth Rose f SW 32:2962. 273 Fiona McConnell f W40 32:3063. 467 Michelle Rankin f SW 33:5364. 398 Odhrán Brogan m JM 34:0965. 397 Lorraine Brogan f SW 34:1166. 274 Frances Mc Bride f W40 39:4367. 424 Shay Doherty m JM 40:2468. 499 Orla Jordan f JW 40:2569. 309 Christine Stewart f SW 40:4970. 308 Ruth Ferry f SW 40:5071. 340 Nichola Mc Geever f SW 41:1272. 339 Janet Mc Geever f SW 41:1273. 298 Karen Johnston f SW 42:4974. 300 Andrea Johnston f JW 42:5075. 416 Danielle Sweeney f JW 42:5076. 299 Mabel Johnston f W40 42:5777. 427 Caroline Sweeney f SW 42:5778. 332 Darragh Stewart m SW 43:0479. 358 Matthew Wiseman m SM 43:2080. 357 Amy Wiseman f SW 43:2381. 423 Mary Jordan f SW 43:4882. 498 Lucy Jordan f JW 43:4883. 333 Catherine Stewart f SW 44:4184. 462 Niamh Buchanan f SW 44:4185. 351 Amanda Wiseman f SW 44:4286. 310 Abbie Stewart f SW 44:4687. 490 Melanie Baxter f SW 44:5588. 492 Karina Boyle f SW 44:5789. 334 Aoife Gardiner f SW 45:1890. 476 Mark Gibson m JM 46:0391. 281 Marie McBride f SW 47:3192. 286 Edel Walker f SW 47:3193. 420 Rebecca Gibbons f JW 48:0494. 477 Danielle Gibson f JW 48:0595. 386 Evan Tease m JM 48:0596. 387 Karen Tease f JW 48:0697. 385 Mary Tease f JW 48:0798. 426 Stuart Rankin m JM 48:1099. 429 James Gibbons m M40 48:15100. 421 Mark Gibbons m JM 48:15101. 478 Matthew Gibson m JM 48:17102. 305 Claire Baxter f SW 48:28103. 306 Hazel Alexander f SW 48:28104. 297 Ellis Kelly f JW 48:30105. 417 Primrose Rankin f SW 48:33106. 393 Jessica Tease f JW 48:37107. 275 Patricia Rankin f SW 48:37108. 392 Scott Tease m JM 48:38109. 396 Georgina McGrory f SW 48:38110. 394 Noeleen Tease f SW 48:38111. 283 Margaret Russell f SW 48:39112. 276 Margaret Rankin f SW 48:39113. 285 Shannon Crossan f JW 48:50114. 287 Eimear Russell f JW 48:50115. 382 Denise Tease f SW 48:54116. 383 Keelin Tease m JM 48:55117. 415 Charlotte Rankin f SW 48:55118. 464 Carol Buchanan f SW 48:56119. 501 Denis Mc Grenragh m M40 50:23120. 284 Cecil Russell m SM 50:27121. 471 Sheral Hetherington f SW 50:32122. 473 Ryan Hetherington m JM 50:33123. 389 Katelyn Quinn f JW 51:07124. 419 Aoife O’ Toole f SW 51:08125. 422 Eilis Mc Neill f JW 51:53126. 390 Violet Quinn f SW 51:55127. 502 John Mc Connell m SM 65:01128. 503 Lisa Mc Connell f SW 65:01129. 504 Ruby Mc Connell f JW 65:01RESULTS OF TRENTAGH 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: May 26th, 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:donegalTRENTAGH 5Klast_img read more

Liverpool fans want Isco to sign after Real Madrid ace stars for Spain

first_img In the end, the defenders had to stop him illegally 2 Liverpool fans are desperate for Jurgen Klopp to sign Spain midfielder Isco after his scintillating performance against Portugal.The Real Madrid playmaker may have been overshadowed by his club colleague Cristiano Ronaldo, but Reds fans were quick to notice just how well the former Malaga man played. I would carry #Isco to Liverpool— stuart cooper (@stucooper73) June 15, 2018 Any chance of Liverpool buying Isco? No? You’re right, but we’d be forgiven for trying our luck right? Even though we’d probably end up with Harry Arter instead— Olly (@ollysweetman) June 15, 2018 An incredible hat-trick by Ronaldo saw the points shared in Sochi, but Isco shone for the 2010 World Cup winners.Always willing to receive the ball and looking to drive, the 26-year-old was majestic in the middle of the park alongside the decorated veteran Andres Iniesta.And fans on Twitter were quick to praise the silky Spaniard, particularly those of a Liverpool persuasion.Check out the best reaction below! Never mind signing #Fekir I’d absolutely LOVE to see #LFC sign #Isco – what an amazing talent! Imagine a midfield of #Fabinho breaking things up, Isco conjuring his magic & #Keita box to box. These 3 behind #Salah #Mane , #Firmino #Liverpool #YNWA #DreamLand— Jay Sheppard (@_JayPituitary) June 15, 2018center_img Isco leaves another Portuguese defender for dead I love the idea of Fekir at Liverpool but Isco would be way better.— Connor Wagner (@WagnarKlavan) June 15, 2018 2 Isco man. Need him at Liverpool.— lfcidil (@lfcidil) June 15, 2018 Isco to Liverpool 😘— Yakub Reus (@ReusYakub) June 15, 2018last_img read more

Exciting new chapter as Súile Centre opens in Raphoe

first_imgThe LEADER Funded Súile Centre was officially opened with great celebrations in Raphoe on Friday.The Súile Centre was added to the iconic Volt House as is a multi-purpose centre for Raphoe’s cultural, heritage, economic, environmental and community activities.The Raphoe Community In Action group welcomed Minister Joe McHugh to the Súile Centre on Friday to perform the official opening.  Official Opening of the Súile Centre Raphoe, Friday 25th October 2019Speaking at the event, Chairperson of Raphoe Community In Action, Mary Harte said that the fine building is the culmination of over 20 years of dedicated service by community volunteers.Mary highlighted the work of the committee, Paul O’Donnell, building contractors, David Buchanan the design consultant, and all the funders.The overall cost of the Suile has been in the region of €250,000, the bulk of the funding from the EU LEADER Programme, with Raphoe Community In Action and The Hugo Charitable Trust providing 25 per cent match funding. Mary Harte, Minister Joe McHugh TD and Naoise Harte at the Official Opening of the Súile Centre Raphoe, Friday 25th October 2019  Exciting new chapter as Súile Centre opens in Raphoe was last modified: October 27th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:RaphoeRaphoe Community In Actionsuile centrelast_img read more

How Blogging and Tweeting Leaders Build Better Teams

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market dana oshiro Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… In 2007, Wired Magazine published an article entitled the See-Through CEO where Redfin founder Glenn Kelman gained the public’s sympathy and a slew of new members by blogging his corporate woes. Lately we’ve been looking inward at how companies can improve their employee recruitment strategy through social media. Great candidates research you before accepting an offer, and here is what your social media profile reveals to them. LEARNING: A few months ago Bessemer Associate Sarah Tavel wrote an article entitled Venture Capital’s Freemium Model. Tavel explains that her firm gives away free advice via blogs, tweets and white papers. The point of all this is to display their knowledge to potential portfolio companies and make startups understand the value of Bessemer’s advice. By this same reasoning we can assume that CEOs who blog establish themselves as thought leaders and attract better employees. TRANSPARENCY: Flybridge Capital Partners’ Jeff Bussgang gives transparency and accessibility as reasons for his blogging. Says Bussgang, “The VC business can be an intimidating business to many.  I am an iconoclast at heart.  As a former entrepreneur, I particularly enjoy breaking down barriers and making the VC business more accessible and transparent for others.” Make your business accessible to both employees and potential hires. Rather than waiting for scheduled meetings to celebrate your successes or public partnerships, give others the option of reading about developments as they happen. You might even get some useful feedback in the comments. HAPPINESS: Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh once wrote that Twitter made him “a better and happier person.” He asks, “What would you do differently if there were a permanent public record of what you do or say?” Hsieh argues that Twitter adds a public broadcast element that reminds him to be more positive, thankful and empathetic. He writes that those same values trickle down to the corporate culture of Zappos. As a company voted one of Fortune Magazine’s Top 100 Companies to Work for in 2009, Hsieh makes a great case for using social media as a recruitment tool. Tags:#start#StartUp 101#startups center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts last_img read more