TRADERS SEX UP THE DULL WORLD OF FOREX

first_img TRADERS SEX UP THE DULL WORLD OF FOREX whatsapp KCS-content THE THINGS that bored traders get up to when they get a minute, eh? The Capitalist chances upon an, err, enterprising website set up by a pair of forex traders, who claim to have cracked the conundrum of how to dispense a barrage of information to their peers while simultaneously holding their interest – by using the power of sex.“Winning traders have to truly be information junkies but the information is dull, boring, slow and not the least bit sexy,” reads the blurb on the website, FoxyForex.com. “So one day, while pouring over the crush of current releases and reports, my partner and I thought, ‘What if we could get the info we need to trade from ridiculously hot girls?’ “We are not the only ones doing this, far from it. But we are the only ones doing it with April, Crystal, Jenna, Nicole… you get the picture.”Unbelievably, they’re dead serious about the venture. A quick search around the website throws up semi-naked pictures and profiles of the “spokesmodels” – nestled alongside videos and blog posts from the girls on subjects such as the Fed’s decision to leave interest rates unchanged.“Better than bunnies and talking money,” is the slogan flashing excitedly at the top of the page.WINNING TORTOISEThe popularity of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, if it were ever in any doubt, has now achieved truly universal status.The press down under in New Zealand have been getting all excited in recent days over a children’s book written by a Kiwi investment adviser, Lucas Remmerswaal, who’s based the kiddies’ tome on the ideas and principles of Buffett himself.“The Tale of Tortoise Buffett and Trader Hare” apparently has the full blessing of the Berkshire Hathaway chief, who’s given his permission for Remmerswaal to use the information he dispenses to shareholders in letters each year.In case anyone’s not familiar with the original tortoise-and-hare story, the plot has everything you’d expect from a cautionary tale penned shortly after the financial crisis. A greedy investor rushing off to secure loans he can’t afford? Check. A wise old financier sticking to his more leisurely guns and keeping to more traditional principles of investment? Check. A stock market crash and subsequent bankrupting of said greedy investor? Check. The sage of Omaha is probably polishing his halo at this very moment…TELETUBBIES: EH-OHWill Lord Mayor Nick Anstee and his delegation of business grandees have anybody at all waiting for them in the audience when they arrive at the Shanghai Expo early next month?I only ask after hearing word of a peculiar entertainment line-up for the UK pavilion at the Chinese exhibition ahead of the arrival of the delegates, set to include LSE chairman Chris Gibson-Smith, Standard Life chairman Gerry Grimstone, Barclays vice-chairman Sir David Wright, Standard Chartered vice-chair Sir Thomas Harris and Mark Garvin, chairman of JP Morgan UK. Apparently, visitors to the pavilion in the days immediately preceding their arrival will be treated to performances by none other than the Teletubbies.MEMORY LANEA half year ticks by and we’re treated once again to the ramblings of Andrew Perloff, chairman of Panther Securities. Throughout his years at the helm of the group, Perloff’s humorous and varied tirades have gained him the dubious honour of the most-read chairman in the City, despite running a relative tiddler of a company.Yesterday’s half year results were no different, with a rant about service and inflated prices at utility companies turning into a trip down memory lane, recalling his father’s purchase of a grand old pub in Margate. The boozer was where Perloff himself cut his teeth in the world of work, having been chosen from his siblings to pull pints for the locals of Kent due to his “cheerful demeanour, quick wit and adding up ability”.“There was only one problem – I was 12 inches too short,” Perloff reminisces. “This problem was easily solved – I made a platform between the till and the beer pumps from four upturned solid beer crates. We were obviously exploited as child labour, but unfortunately we did not realise it as we were having such a wonderfully exciting, educationally useful fun time…”All very heart-warming, to be sure – and the ramblings certainly do the job. By the end of the lengthy tale, The Capitalist had almost forgotten Panther swung into loss over the first half of the year.ART OF SPINA lucrative coup for financial PR agency Tulchan, which yesterday sent out its first communications on behalf of its newest client – Canadian fertiliser firm PotashCorp, the target of the biggest takeover bid of the year.“We’re delighted,” preens a Tulchan spinner. “This is a fascinating time for the company and a fascinating deal…”Quite. Over on the other side, it’s business as usual: hostile bidder BHP Billiton has engaged Brunswick. whatsappcenter_img Monday 23 August 2010 8:08 pm Tags: NULL Share Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Nomura banker joins Occitan

first_img Share KCS-content Nomura banker joins Occitan whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrapcenter_img Tuesday 28 September 2010 11:27 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com whatsapp Tags: NULL Occitan Capital Partners, the new London-based hedge fund launched by two former Goldman Sachs bankers, has appointed former Nomura banker John Candillier as its new chief executive. The appointment comes just before the fund’s official launch in November. Occitan was set up by former Goldman Sachs traders, Herve Gallo and Thomas de Gardiel-Thoron, in the summer. Candillier, who was head of distribution for continental Europe at Nomura, worked with Gallo at Lehman Brothers. last_img read more

AngloGold sees production rise

first_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Share whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULL AngloGold Ashanti, the world’s third-largest gold miner, beat its guidance for third-quarter output and costs yesterday. Production rose three per cent from the previous quarter to 1.162m ounces, above its own forecast of 1.15m ounces. Cash costs rose to $643 per ounce from $617 an ounce in the previous three months, still below guidance of $645 an ounce. Africa’s top gold miner, which has operations across four continents, said output for the year would be 4.5m ounces at a cost of $635 an ounce, at the lower end of its forecast of 4.5m to 4.7m. Thursday 11 November 2010 7:40 pmcenter_img KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlush AngloGold sees production rise Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) HY2021 Interim Report

first_imgChoppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the half year.For more information about Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw)  2021 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileChoppies Enterprises Limited is an investment holding company which operates in the grocery supermarket sector. The Choppie brand is associated with superstores, hyperstores and value stores; each offering the full instore range of a bakery, butchery, fresh fruit and vegetables and fast food. The company sells private label products, as well as a range of financial services. Choppies Enterprises Limited also manages a distribution and supply operation, a logistics operation and a maintenance service. Choppies retail outlets target lower to middle-income shoppers; with a total of 212 stores located in the major towns and cities in Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique. Choppies Enterprises Limited was founded in 1986 and its head office is in Gaborone, Botswanalast_img read more

Conditioning combo 3: sled drags, press-ups & med ball throws

first_imgTHIS IS the third in a series of conditioning combos put together by Harlequins head of strength & conditioning John Dams. They are all dynamic three-exercise circuits or ‘triple sets’, which should be performed one after the other with rest after the last exercise. Work-rest ratio’s can be changed to whatever suits you but a 1:3-4 work ratio will suit to start. The latest one involves sled drags, jump press-ups and single-arm med ball throws – this video shows how it’s done… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img

Podcast: Episcopal youth prepare to take ‘Path to Peace’ message…

first_img July 14, 2017 at 6:58 pm This beautiful event was not a Marxist, liberal indoctrination. So many people have lost or ignored the words of Christ. I feel so sad for them. I followed EYE17 and was overjoyed to know our Christian spirit will be carried on. Peace and blessings be. Produced by Miranda ShaferPosted Jul 13, 2017 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ann K Fontaine says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET EYE17, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth & Young Adults Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA July 13, 2017 at 11:49 pm Peace? Definition in this context? Neville Chamberlain was a “peacemaker” and his efforts led to the Munich Agreement which in turn led to a world war. Our youth do not need any more self serving leftist, Marxist indoctrination. John Colon says: Rector Washington, DC Comments (8) Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Lynda Deal Williams says: Press Release Service Submit a Job Listing Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA July 15, 2017 at 9:54 am Are there text copies of these news reports. I find podcasts difficult. Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Comments are closed. July 14, 2017 at 6:52 am I am not a so-called “leftist Marxist.” I am a Christian and I strive to be a peacemaker for I believe our Creator calls us to love and love is most creatively and powerfully demonstrated and made real in the way of peace. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release Episcopal Youth Event, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rev. Stephen Holton says: Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Advocacy Peace & Justice, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Pjcabbiness says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal youth gathered for the July 13 plenary session. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Edmond, Oklahoma] On the eve of their departure from Oklahoma, 1,300 youth from across the Episcopal Church began strategizing about how they will take the “Path to Peace” message home.Have a listen: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ann Smith says: Rector Knoxville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate Diocese of Nebraska TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Stephen Shafer says: Margaret A Fletcher says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group EYE17 Podcast, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Podcast: Episcopal youth prepare to take ‘Path to Peace’ message home EYE17 day 3 coverage Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS July 14, 2017 at 12:11 pm “If you want peace work for justice” it is the best directive there is.f Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT July 16, 2017 at 5:26 pm Full of hope, love and determination. Do we have to wait four years for the next one? Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Collierville, TN Tags July 14, 2017 at 8:06 am Bishop Tutu’s teachings on Truth and Reconciliation and his Book of Joy with the Dalai Lama, two spiritual leader’s friendship and deep respect for one another’s religions brings a lasting peace. July 18, 2017 at 4:34 pm Great. We only get to peace if people know how to lead the way – and avoid the easy answers that those on the Right or Left espouse; but actually go out there and do it themselves in a difficult world. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ last_img read more

07CMM / spaceworkers

first_imgCopyApartments, Refurbishment•Porto, Portugal 07CMM / spaceworkers Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 56 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/52144/07cmm-spaceworkers Clipboard 07CMM / spaceworkersSave this projectSave07CMM / spaceworkers Apartments Portugal Photographs 2009 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/52144/07cmm-spaceworkers Clipboard Architects: spaceworkers Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  “COPY” Projects Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. Intervening in a typical habitation of the Oporto urban tissue it’s by itself a reason for the memory theme run through our thought, as the memory itself begins to delineate like a program, a “tool” capable of function as a moderator element between the “old” and the “new”. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThis project tries to recreate the habitation spaces (an element per se container and generator of memories), preserving the identity of the architectonic object already existent, but with a greater cosmopolitan and contemporaneous touch, searching a symbiosis between two languages chronologically distant, intending to create an “actualized” architectonic object belonging to the sensorial universe of this place from Porto city.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessPARENTHESIS / CHA:COLArticlesAD Round Up: Restaurants Part IIIArticlesProject locationAddress:Porto, PortugalLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyAbout this officespaceworkersOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentPortoRefurbishmentHousesPortugalPublished on March 10, 2010Cite: “07CMM / spaceworkers” 10 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?07CMM / Spaceworkers是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Britons raise £20 million for Asian tsunami floods appeal

first_img The BBC reports this morning that the emergency appeal for victims of Boxing Day’s floods disaster around the Indian Ocean has raised over £20 million already.This early total makes it one of the most successful emergency appeals to date. The figure was boosted considerably following yesterday evening’s TV and radio appeals. “Hundreds of thousands of telephone pledges” were received as a result on the 3,000 telephone lines that the DEC has set up for their donation hotline. Even before the appeals though £5 million had been donated by phone and online.A further £5 million was donated overnight: DEC’s Chief Executive Brendan Gormley told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning that, by the time he left the office at midnight last night, 400,000 telephone calls had been received and £15 million had been donated by phone and the Web. Advertisement Howard Lake | 30 December 2004 | News Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics At midday today the DEC’s Web site was continuing to struggle under the enormous surge of traffic it is receiving, so the number of online donations is almost certainly fewer than it could have been. It is to be hoped that an Internet firm will step in and help the agency handle the massive attempt to donate by using more advanced server load balancing and other technology expertise.By this afternoon the DEC reported that it had received more than 524,000 phone calls.The total of public donations already exceeds the initial amount of £15 million in aid promised by the UK government.The figure of £20 million does not include donations to other UK aid agencies, nor corporate donations of equipment or expertise such as the US$1 million (about £522,000) worth of equipment donated by digger firm JCB and the £1 million donated by communications company Vodafone. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Britons raise £20 million for Asian tsunami floods appeal AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  22 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Newspaper columnist gets six-month jail sentence for libel

first_img Help by sharing this information November 13, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper columnist gets six-month jail sentence for libel News May 18, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today condemned a six-month prison sentence for libel passed on journalist Sid Ahmed Semiane (better known as “S.A.S.”) and said it was alarmed at the Algerian government’s continuing harassment of the independent press.”S.A.S.,” who used to write for the daily Le Matin and currently lives in Paris, was sentenced in his absence on 4 November by a court in the Sidi M’hammed suburb of Algiers after complaints filed against by the defence ministry. The court also fined the paper’s managing editor, Mohamed Benchicou, 100,000 dinars (€ 1,000 euros) and the newspaper itself another 200,000 dinars (€ 2,000). The same day, amid great publicity, Farid Alilat, managing editor of the daily Liberté, was given a four-month suspended prison sentence by an Algiers court and fined 100,000 dinars for “insulting the head of state” and one of his journalists, Rafik Hamou, was fined 100,000 dinars. The paper was fined two million dinars (€ 20,000) under article 144b of the amended criminal code for running a front-page headline on 11 August that read “All of them are thieves,” over a story reprinted from the daily El Khabar saying top government figures had appropriated for themselves housing belonging to the foreign ministry.The sentencing of S.A.S. comes amid increasing harassment of the press, with more than 20 independent journalists summonsed by the authorities since September. The case also highlights the discomfort of the privately-owned press since, except for Le Quotidien d’Oran, they have not reported on it, perhaps because it involves a complaint by the army and not from the presidency. to go further Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Follow the news on Algeria Organisation center_img News News Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa May 12, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts April 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

China: After evasive answers, RSF and a coalition of NGOs are demanding Google abandon Project Dragonfly

first_img Help by sharing this information News News June 7, 2021 Find out more Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Related documents 2018-12-11 Second Joint Letter Google RSFPDF – 789.45 KB Reporters Without Borders (RSF) as a member of a coalition of 60 NGOs wrote to Google’s CEO today demanding he abandon the development of a censored search engine for the Chinese market. June 2, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaUnited StatesAsia – PacificAmericas Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Internet Receive email alerts PHOTO: CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP ChinaUnited StatesAsia – PacificAmericas Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Internet Google’s lack of concrete responses to questions raised about its censored search engine project for the Chinese market, named Dragonfly (Libellule), led Reporters Without Borders (RSF) to join a coalition of 60 human rights organizations to ask Google CEO Sundar Pichai to abandon this project. The publication of this letter comes as Pichai testifies before the US Congress.”In addition to being totally opaque and contrary to the values that Google relies on, the Dragonfly project offers no guarantee of data confidentiality,” said Cédric Alviani, director of RSF’s East Asia Office. “Beijing collects massive quantities of personal data for purposes of censorship and surveillance, including against journalists and their sources. “In late August, 2018, RSF along with a group of NGOs first approached the CEO of Google to urge the California firm to not be complicit in Chinese censorship. So far, Google’s senior vice-president for global affairs, Kent Walker, gave an elusive response, echoing catchphrases such as the need to “provide access to information to people around the world.” He also claimed the project was only at the “exploration stage,” an assertion contradicted by several internal sources.In early August, an internal leak from Google staff revealed that Google created the project to try to regain access to the Chinese market, which it left in 2010 to not give in to Chinese censorship demands. The management initially called these revelations “speculative” before recognizing the existence of the project at a hearing in the US Senate. In an open letter published on November 27, one hundred Google employees renewed their call for the abandonment of the project.China ranks near the bottom of RSF’s Freedom of the Press Index: 176 out of 180 countries.See link to full letter below.Signatory organizationsAccess NowActiveWatch – Media Monitoring Agency (MMA) Adil Soz – International Foundation for Protection of Freedom of SpeechAmericans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) Amnesty International Article 19 Articulo 12 – Son Tus Datos Association for Progressive Communications Asociacion para una Ciudadania Participativa Bolo Bhi Briar Project Bytes for All (B4A) Cartoonists Rights Network, International (CRNI) Center for Democracy & Technology Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ) Child Rights International Network (CRIN) Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) Foro de Periodismo Argentino (FOPEA) Freedom of the Press Foundation Freedom Forum Fundación Datos Protegidos (Chile) Fundacion Internet Bolivia Globe International Center (GIC) Hong Kong Journalists Association Human Rights in China (HRIC) Human Rights First Human Rights Watch Independent Chinese PEN Center (ICPC) Independent Journalism Center (IJC) Index on Censorship Initiative for Freedom of Expression – Turkey Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) International Campaign for Tibet International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) International Tibet Network Secretariat Internet Sans Frontières Latin American Observatory of Regulation, Media and Convergence – OBSERVACOMMedia Rights Agenda (MRA) Mediacentar Sarajevo NetBlocks Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) New America’s Open Technology Institute Norwegian PEN OpenMedia Pacific Island News Association Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) PEN International PEN America Privacy International Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Software Freedom Law Center, India (SFLC.in) South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) Students for a Free Tibet Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) Tibet Action Institute Việt Tân WITNESS World Uyghur Congress  Organisation December 10, 2018 – Updated on December 11, 2018 China: After evasive answers, RSF and a coalition of NGOs are demanding Google abandon Project Dragonfly Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom RSF_en News News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison to go furtherlast_img read more