17 September 2010

Stories from 17 September 2010

Ukraine: “Let's Make Kyiv Clean!”

  17 September 2010

Info on the upcoming Let's Make Kyiv Clean! volunteer initiative, scheduled for Sept. 25 – at letsdoit.org.ua (UKR). During the previous clean-up event, held on June 5, some 500 volunteers worked in 18 Kyiv's parks and gathered 2,280 kg of glass and 371 kg of plastic bottles.

India: Use Of Facebook By Leading Brands

  17 September 2010

Caitlin Fitzsimmons informs that leading Indian brands are increasingly using Facebook for their marketing campaigns. She highlights a study on the Facebook usage of 25 brands from seven industry verticals.

Pakistan: Facebook And The Flood

  17 September 2010

Sonya Rehman describes the use of Facebook and other social media tools in fund-raising and for coordination of relief for the victims of Pakistan floods.

India: Joy Of Giving

  17 September 2010

A nationwide nation-wide Joy of Giving Week will be held in India from September 27 to October 3, 2010. Ugich Konitari describes the joy of giving citing a real life example.

Pakistan: Death Of MQM Leader

  17 September 2010

Dr Imran Farooq, one of the founding leaders of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was assassinated in London yesterday. This gruesome murder in a foreign capital ignited the rumor mills in Pakistan, informs Adil Najam.

Thailand Medical Tourism Blog Contest

  17 September 2010

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched a new blog contest to promote medical tourism. The decision of tourism officials to embrace social media is appreciated by many bloggers but some are questioning the strategy for this particular blog contest

Mali: Women on Bikes

  17 September 2010

Sierra Leonean blogger Vickie writes about her recent trip to Bamako, Mali: “The city was everything I expected and more but nothing could have prepared me for the women on bikes. I like to think I know it all, but how is it I didn’t know about this? Women in...

Cameroon: How to Fix Cameroon's Pension Fund

  17 September 2010

Hinsley Njila's ideas for fixing Cameroon's pension fund: “Many of us who grew up in families in Yaoundé may remember names and weary faces of some “uncles” who had to spend a day too many, painfully away from their families, trying to get all the right paper work for their...

Jamaica: Banton Preps For Trial

  17 September 2010

YardFlex.com is following the Buju Banton drug possession case which goes to trial in the U.S. on Monday. In light of news that two co-defendants have turned state witnesses, the blog says: “The next couple of days will be crucial as Buju and his lawyers hunker down and prepare to...

U.S.V.I.: Internet Access

  17 September 2010

“The Virgin Islands have scored a quartet of federal grants, totaling $67.1 million, which offer the promise of low-cost Internet access throughout St. John and the other islands”: News of St. John hopes it happens.

Bahamas: Petition Power

  17 September 2010

“It is good to be reminded that the environmental movement in my country is on the watch and bringing pressure to bear when this kind of threat is looming”: Womanish Words is signing a petition against the establishment of a shark fishery.

Bermuda: Economic Hurricane

  17 September 2010

Bermuda Blog is bracing for Hurricane Igor, while Vexed Bermoothes is focused on the state of the island's economy, saying: “It’s uglier than Igor.”

Ecuador: Twitter Campaign Against Car Accidents

  17 September 2010

#sitomasnomanejes [if you drink, don’t drive] is the recent Twitter campaign to reduce the number of deaths from traffic accidents in Ecuador. Twitter users have been hashtagging #sitomasnomanejes amidst the nationwide commotion caused by recent and fatal car accidents and a discussions regarding the country’s new traffic law.

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