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Seems like my Tweets earned 1.4K impressions over a 28 day period

Well, Twitter thinks I am doing something right: though I have a restricted circle of followers on that platform, they go bounced to Facebook and come in also from Linked.com as well.

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Tweets earned 1.4K impressions over a 28 day period

Admittedly, have these last six months or so kept myself off the social media grid for sake of other more demanding stuff I had going on.   But am not intent on returning to my former levels of engagement there on either, especially since halfway through my hermit like abstinence, Zuckerberg went to Capitol Hill and was grilled, and then also onwards to the EU’s top brass to apologise even more on Facebook’s data being misused so much without foresight of preventive measures of sorts.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced tough questions from European Union lawmakers Tuesday over what one of them branded Zuckerberg’s “digital monster,” and he apologized for the way the social network has been used to produce fake news, interfere in elections and sweep up people’s personal data.

My engagement here is nothing grand or worth writing a postcard home about, either.  Those in my immediate work circle and others who float or hover around me know only too well what my focus is right now, after or in between work-related projects. Just stay in touch and don’t be strangers either.

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ENG news service turnaround for Obama’s Rome visit in 2014

A flashback or throwback to when I had the chance to work with some fine professionals at Al Jazeera America, during President Barrack Obama’s vsit in 2014 to Rome.

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The Getty Images sports photography team’s best captured moments from the Winter Olympics

Below zero temperatures, blustery winds and arctic conditions can’t slow down the Getty Images sports photography team from capturing the best moments from the Winter Olympics. Photographer Al Bello gives Business Insider a behind the scenes look at what it’s like shooting in Pyeongchang’s frigid weather.

uk.businessinsider.com/what-its-like-to-be-a-photographer-at-winter-olympics-2018-2

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In need of a Bond movie… comparing Maltese cinema audiences to Rotten Tomatoes ratings

In need of a Bond movie… comparing Maltese cinema audiences to Rotten Tomatoes ratings

http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/arts/film/78795/in_need_of_a_bond_movie_comparing_maltese_cinema_audiences_to_rotten_tomato_ratings

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How to tell a cold from the flu, in 2 great charts – Vox

https://apple.news/AgfB8NSsjQWapJblRSR5alA

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IT WAS NOT DONALD TRUMP WHO COINED THE TERM “FAKE NEWS”:

How did the news go ‘fake’? When the media went social | Claire Wardle and Hossein Derakhshan | Opinion | The Guardian

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UN UNICO DESTINO

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2013 migrant tragedy in which up to 200 people died recorded in Tv-documentary

A boat full of Syrian and Palestinian migrants capsized after taking in water 60 miles south of Lampedusa. The Armed Forces of Malta rescued 143 migrants and 56 were taken to the Italian island.

More than 50 people – and possibly up to 200 – died that day when many others were saved by Maltese and Italian forces.

A number of Italian navy officers had been charged of manslaughter and failure to render assistance during the tragedy before the Italian courts.

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Una storia di Fabrizio Gatti, scritta da Diana Ligorio, editor Emiliano Bechi Gabrielli, filmmaker Maurizio Felicetti (che è anche direttore della fotografia), Francesco Mazzetti e Ivan M. Consiglio (che è anche il produttore associato per la Malta24 Ltd.); produttore esecutivo Laura Guglielmetti.

L’uscita del film è accompagnata da un racconto di Fabrizio Gatti su Super8 di Repubblica venerdì 13 ottobre. E da lunedì 16 ottobre sulle edizioni online di Espresso e Repubblica la webserie “Un unico destino”: cinque puntate con le tappe del viaggio, la rete dei trafficanti, le interviste ai protagonisti e i retroscena del naufragio che ha cambiato la nostra storia.

Una clip del film “Un unico destino”, che andrà in onda in prima assoluta domenica 15 ottobre alle 21.15 su SkyAtlantic, all’interno del ciclo “Il racconto del reale” e sarà trasmesso in replica, sempre su SkyAtlantic, da lunedì 16 ottobre.

Read more at: “Un unico destino”: esce il lungometraggio esclusivo dell’Espresso e Repubblica che rivela le verità nascoste sulla strage nel Mediterraneo

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Saying it in Maltese: Siblings on a mission to make you say it right – The Malta Independent


http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2017-09-01/local-news/Saying-it-in-Maltese-Siblings-on-a-mission-to-make-you-say-it-right-6736178469

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MIPP WATERPOLO WORKSHOP EVENT

Waterpolo Workshop Event for paid members only:

Those members who would like to join in this fun and learning workshop, please book by 31st July 2017. Only those who book will be able to enter. Please do not turn up without a booking as the ASA will not allow others not booked-up to enter.

Leading workshop is Martin Agius, AMIPP ASIFGP

Bookings on courses@mipp-malta.com

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MIPP PUBLISHES UPDATED EVENT CALENDAR OF ITS EVENTS

Kindly note an update of the rest of the year’s events. Members to note that some of the events will be held at Hilltop Gardens and not always at Le Meridien. Le Meridien will be undergoing refurbishment soon (as the hotel have been incorporated with another chain of hotels), and thus some changes and disruption are imminent. Remember also that parking at Meridien hotel is not free anymore. See you at the meetings!

To keep you well informed, the MIPP will be regularly posting the meetings and details on its Facebook Groups.

MIPP members are reminded to submit 3 jpg images – not more than 2mb – by 30th July on submissions@mipp-malta.com. They will then be able to get feedback and assessment on Tuesday 8th August during the below members meeting:

DOUBLE TITLE:
VERONICA BUSUTTIL – A DOSE OF VITAMIN SEA &
KEVIN CASHA – CHARLES CALLEJA – MEMBERS’ IMAGE REVIEW
19:30 Le Meridien Hotel

https://goo.gl/iBcdTR

 

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