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Manchester United board decide to sack Solskjær at emergency meeting | Manchester United

Manchester United board decide to sack Solskjær at emergency meeting | Manchester United

— Read more on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/football/2021/nov/20/ole-gunnar-solskjr-admits-united-players-are-in-a-terrible-place

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Clubhouse News – Clubhouse update for November 2021

iOS Release Notes👋🏽 Thank you so much for being part of the Clubhouse community!

Below is a list of what we shipped in each recent release. Weds, 11/17

Hey, happy Wednesday! We have some new stuff for you to play with today. Closed CaptioningWe want Clubhouse to be a welcoming place where everyone can enjoy the magic that happens when people get together and talk with one another. Closed Captioning mode within Live rooms makes that possible for more people. It starts rolling out today with support for English. We’re also releasing Captions in beta for Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese, Yue Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Turkish.

To enable Closed Captioning, click on the “…” button within a live room and select “Show Captions”. Check it out and please send us any feedback!

Better Discovery for Replays

There’s nothing like experiencing the moment in real time, but replays have helped creators of all types build a catalog of their best rooms for people to enjoy as if they were live, but later. Now we’re also making it easier to find these replays as a user. Yay!

Replays in Search

Replay rooms now show up as a result when you search! If you heard about a great room that you missed, just search for the title, kick back and listen in.

Replay Carousels

We love the hallway because it’s so much more than a feed — at its best, it really feels like walking through the world and seeing all kinds of people around you having wildly diverse conversations.

Today, a new crowd is arriving at the party: carousels featuring replays from the best rooms in your network!

It’s also really good exercise for your finger to swipe sideways instead of just downwards, scientifically, this is a known fact. Enjoy!

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Rassie Erasmus guilty on all charges as South Africa chief banned from rugby for months – Wales Online

World Rugby have announced the verdict in the most high profile rugby case of them all following the Lions series this summer

— Read more on www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/rassie-erasmus-guilty-charges-south-22196488

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Elon Musk, Up $25 Billion In A Day, Is Richer Than Any Billionaire Ever

Musk is right now worth more than any billionaire Forbes has ever tracked.

— Read on www.forbes.com/sites/elizahaverstock/2021/10/25/elon-musk-is-nearly-14-billion-richer-after-hertz-order-pushes-tesla-stock-to-record-levels/

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Elon Musk Sells $5 Billion in Tesla Stock

Earlier this week, Musk asked his Twitter followers to vote to determine the future of his Tesla holdings, but filings reveal the sale was already scheduled.

— Read more on www.entrepreneur.com/article/396751

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Elon Musk presented with U.N. World Food Program’s $6 billion plan to address world hunger

Elon Musk presented with U.N. World Food Program’s $6 billion plan to address world hunger

— Read more on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/mashable.com/article/elon-musk-solve-world-hunger?amp

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Clubhouse News – Clubhouse App Updates

iOS Release Notes

👋🏽 Thank you so much for being part of the Clubhouse community!

Below is a list of what we shipped in each recent release

Mon, 11/8👋 Heads up! We recently updated our ToS, Privacy Policy and Community Guidelines to explain how some of our new features (like Replays) work!

By continuing to use Clubhouse, you are acknowledging the new policies and agreeing to abide by them. Thank you!

Hi all – Happy Monday! We have a huge release for you today. Here is what’s new! Replays!A Clubhouse room is much more than a live podcast. It’s a shared space where people gather and community happens. Creators take questions from the room. They share links to the things that the group is discussing. New people discover the room from the hallway and join midway through. Friends talk for hours about all sorts of topics, and the final room looks nothing like it did when it started. When we set out to build Replays, we wanted to create something that captures the magic and energy of a live Clubhouse room, in ways that non-interactive audio streams alone cannot. Today, we’re starting to roll out Replays on both iOS and Android. Think of it as live, but later — and available to everyone.

Replays are an optional feature that creators can choose to toggle on or off for any public room. When Replays are enabled, anyone on Clubhouse can replay the entire experience whenever they like. They’ll get to see the same elements of a live room like Leave Quietly, and watch the dynamic of the stage and audience shift and evolve throughout the discussion, including PTRs, mic taps, and all the special moments that only happen here. Here are some of the special features you’ll find: Pin links to any segment A few weeks ago we launched Pinned Links, which let room mods pin a link to the top of the room, and update them whenever they like to reflect the changing conversation. This lets them play games, shout out their sponsors, link to polls and surveys, share products, host fundraisers, sell tickets to a real-life event, and gain subscribers for their podcasts or newsletters. With Replays, Pinned Links remain fully interactive, so they update throughout the course of the room, allowing creators to share relevant content and realize value long after the room has ended. Skip to the next speaker In other apps you can skip forward 30 seconds if you’d like to speed things up. This is great, but Clubhouse is about people, and sometimes it’s nice to have more control. With Replays, you can skip to the next speaker. This lets you tap through to your favorite people and focus the room on the parts that matter most to you. You can also pause, play, scrub, clip and listen at 1.5x or 2x. See who’s joining With podcasts, it’s hard to know your audience. With Clubhouse, the live experience is defined by the people in the room. There is something special about seeing the friends around you and caring about who is listening. With Replays it’s no different. As a creator, you can see the people in the room, share that experience with them, and connect with them — even if they listened after the fact. If you ever want to hide yourself from the audience, you can do that by tapping the “…”. Download the source fileRoom creators will have the ability to download the audio so they can edit it and use it wherever they want — as a podcast, a clip on YouTube, an Instagram story, a TikTok video, an embed in their article or newsletter, or anywhere else. The replay will also be discoverable within Clubhouse — from club pages, speakers’ profiles (unless they choose to hide it), search (starting next week), and more. Total Attendee CountA final thing that we’re excited about with Replays is the rollout of Total Attendee Count. You know what’s almost as much fun as saying you had 20 or 200 or 2,000 people in a room at the same time? Being able to share that 20,000 people joined your room over the course of the day! Beginning today, room creators will be able to see (and share) cumulative counts of all the people who came through a room. It’s the first of many new analytics features that we’ll be adding for room creators in the months ahead. Replays will start going live today on iOS and Android. In the meantime, you may already see a few Replays out in the wild. A special thanks to all the amazing Clubhouse creators who helped us test the feature! That’s it for now! As always, thank you for being part of Clubhouse! 🙏🏽

iOS – Tues, 11/2

Hi all — Happy Tuesday! 👋 Say नमस्ते, Bonjour, こんにちは, Olá, and HELLO… to our new icon, Anirudh Deshmukh!As the new month begins, it’s time for us to say a huge thank you to the current face of the Clubhouse community — Mandiie Martinez. And we are excited to welcome Anirudh Deshmukh from Mumbai, India as our newest app icon for November! Anirudh is an architect turned singer, songwriter, composer, and more, and hosts an incredibly popular nightly show from his club “Anirudh”. Welcome Anirudh! That’s it for now. As always, thank you for being part of Clubhouse! 🙏🏽

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Meghan Markle Says “Toxic” Tabloids Should Come With a Warning Label – I agree with her – All Main Stream Media is toxic & overly negative, and should come with a warning ⚠️

Meghan Markle Says “Toxic” Tabloids Should Come With a Warning Label – E! Online
— Read on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.eonline.com/amp/news/1309082/meghan-markle-says-toxic-tabloids-should-come-with-a-warning-label-like-cigarettes

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Clubhouse Update / Clubhouse News

Wed, Oct 27

Hi all!

Today we have a little big feature that we are so excited to share with you…📌🔗

Introducing Pinned Links!

Pinned Links allow you to pin a link to the top of your room. If you’re the room moderator, just tap the “…” menu in the upper right, then tap “Pin a Link.” Any moderator can change or remove the link anytime. We suspect that people will use Pinned Links in all sorts of fun ways — like playing games, running polls, and sharing links to YouTube videos.

Just as importantly, we’re excited to see Pinned Links help room creators drive people to subscribe to their Substack, download their podcast, read their book, go see them at The Laugh Factory, discover their new single, buy their product, or support their Patreon or GoFundMe page.

You can learn more on our Pinned Links blog post, or just start a room and try it out! We can’t wait to see how you use it.That’s it for now. As always, thank you for being part of Clubhouse! 🙏🏽

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Inside Virgin Hyperloop’s huge test tube in the middle of the Nevada desert where pods will ‘travel 670 miles an hour’

TUBE travel at supersonic speeds is about to become a reality.  “The way we think about where we live, where we work, the way we think about …

Inside Virgin Hyperloop’s huge test tube in the middle of the Nevada desert where pods will ‘travel 670 miles an hour’

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Win a £3,000 TEAR SHAPED DIAMOND PENDANT ON 18ct WHITE GOLD CHAIN with Diamond Competitions #DiamondCompetitions

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1000’s of new JESPER NIELSEN Jewellery have been added to the Charm Jewellery Shop

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Things to do in Wales | South Wales | Cardiff | Zip Wire

Experience Adventure at Zip World Tower By Zip World

Home to Phoenix and the Tower Coaster, Zip World Tower is the 4th Zip World site to open, and is the 1st to be situated in south Wales. Nestled in the Rhigos mountain range, and boasting stunning panoramic views, this adventure hub is situated at the old Tower Colliery coal mining site, and had created a new lease of life for this historic and widely-loved base , so is an ideal day out in Cardiff or South Wales for people, families or adventurers seeking thrills and adventure and other great Things to do in Wales, South Wales or Cardiff.

Phoenix is the world’s fastest seated zip line, with 4 parallel lines in 2 separate zip zones. This zip line will see you flying across the Welsh countryside. The Tower Coaster is the only of its kind in Europe, boasting a side-by-side kart, making it possible for two people to ride at once. It must be considered as one of the top Things to do in Wales, Things to do in South Wales or Things to do in Cardiff, especially for adventures and families looking for an action packed day out or holiday.

Enjoy the beautiful facilities and refreshments at Tower’s Adventure Terminal, where you can check-in, kit-up, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the wonderfully restored Colliery site, where old meets new.

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TOWER ESSENTIALS – How to get here for your day out with the kids or your adventure day out in Wales, or this Top Things to do in Wales attraction…

Where are we located in South Wales, near Cardiff?

Home to Phoenix and the Tower Coaster, Zip World Tower is the 4th Zip World site to open, and is the 1st to be situated in South Wales, near Cardiff. Nestled in the Rhigos mountain range near Aberdare, and boasting stunning panoramic views of South Wales, this adventure hub is situated at the old Tower Colliery coal mining site just above Aberdare, and had created a new lease of life for this historic and widely-loved base.

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Play, eat, drink in this Family Friendly attraction in South Wales, near Cardiff…

Cegin Glo Bar & Bistro in South Wales…

Whether you’re in need of a refuel after your Zip World adventure, or want to sit back, relax, enjoy some stunning views alongside great food and drink, Cegin Glo is the spot for you. This modern yet rustic Bar & Bistro in South Wales is the perfect setting to compliment the site’s rich history as a former coal mine, and references to its prolific past can be seen in every nook and cranny of this fantastic place to eat in South Wales.

So whether it’s adventure that you are looking for in South Wales, near Cardiff or somewhere fabulous to eat out, drink and relax, this fantastic new day out with the kids option, is a great thing to do in Wales for those looking for a top attraction in Wales or a top things to do in Wales or near Cardiff, the Welsh Capital…

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Our Partners PRSNTS Takes on a new Luxury Diamond Jewellery Partnership…

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The Global Entrepreneur Events Company and Luxury Brand Partner has just made this announcement on the PRSNTS Blog section of their PRSNTS EVENTS Website – #PRSNTSEVENTS #PRSNTS

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They will be offering potential customers the chance to enter an online competition to win high value expensive diamond jewellery. They currently offer some of the most expensive diamond jewellery available on the internet. All of their diamonds will come with a valuation certificate along with a grading certificate detailing the full specification of the stones. This is a life-changing opportunity for many people to own a diamond that they could never normally afford. You could be the successful winner of a diamond with a valuation around £100,000.

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Welsh Master Leadership & Public Speaking Coach Helps Spread Love Around the World, as Global Communications Officer at ‘Say Namaste’

‘Say Namaste’ – Do you believe in Love?                        

A Global Song Project and Peace Initiative.

 

‘Say Namaste’ is a global song project created by India based Relationship Coach Shradha WTB. in collaboration with Strymphony Music Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

The project has received encouraging response and support from world leaders including The Dalai Lama and the former Global Head of Innovation & Creativity at Disney, Duncan Wardle.

                                                                                ‘Say Namaste‘ (‘Namaste’ is a greeting of respect and reverence. It conveys that we are the same and we are one) Say ‘Namaste’ is a non-religious, non-political way of spreading the gift of love around the planet. And what is the common element between music and relationships? Undoubtedly it’s love! 2020 has shown us the importance of our relationships and what are they without love? Let us not underestimate the ripple effect of a stone cast into a lake and the way that positivity can have that same effect.

Somethings brewing – and it’s not tea! But it does come from India and India is now working on a project that will truly embrace humanity, equality and solidarity throughout the world.

Shradha WTB and Strymphony have recently been joined in developing this immense project by Welsh born Master Leadership and Public Speaking Coach Gwenno Dafydd, as Global Communications Officer.

Shradha WTB had been stuck since June 2020 with resolving a business dilemma. Gwenno saw that there was a mismatch and lack of clarity with the message and asked Shradha theleading question, ‘Do you believe in love?’ which led to Shradha having an ‘Aha moment’ which was the starting point for this wonderful initiative, a ‘Conscious Global Revival Initiative’ of love.

Welsh cakes and Indian tea – what a wonderful combination! Duncan Wardle also has a Welsh connection having lived in Wales for four years and has been mentoring Shradha for the last year on her creativity. Watch how it’s blossoming now for the world to see.

In the few short weeks since the ‘Say Namaste’ project has been launched more than 35 countries have sent in their videos. The very first one was from Tibet and ‘Say Namaste’ has also been very blessed with His Holiness Dalai Lama’s personal monastery, The NamgyalMonastery contributing with their video for ‘Say Namaste’. Thanks to Thuten Kesang for bestowing this honour on the project. 

We have received videos from Canada, Bhutan, Ukraine, Wales, Turkey, Japan, Brazil – in fact the four corners of the world including a wonderful video from some of the children from the Season of the Time Media Productions –STMPs in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. “The often forgotten children of KakumaRefugee Camp and I am truly honoured to be part of this wonderful project’’, said FideleWabenga, Project Director and thanks to him for organising all the children so quickly.  

And this is what Ontario based Racheal Elizabeth Bell, says. 

“2020 has truly shaken the world and in times of difficulty we must always “look for the helpers”. If you don’t see one you become one! Being asked to represent Canada in the ‘Say Namaste’ Conscious Global Initiative is my greatest honour. It is an opportunity to be a helper, to show love on a global scale and to show my gratitude for living in a home where I can have peace in times of struggle. This opportunity lit a spark in me that had faded and I am forever filled with love because of it.” 

There are 193 members of the United Nations (U.N.) plus two non-member countries with permanent observer states, the Holy City (The Vatican) and the State of Palestine. So, according to the U.N. there is a grand total of 195 sovereign states in the world today. NASA has shown interest – can we get a Namaste from outer space? Wouldn’t that be cool!

Going full circle, here are some of the inspirational quotes world leaders such as the Dalai Lama, Mahatma Gandhi (another great Indian) and Walt Disney have said.  

 Be the change you want to see in this world  – Mahatma Gandhi 
 If you can dream it – you can do it – Walt Disney
 It’s kind of fun to do the impossible – Walt Disney
 It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others – Dalai Lama. 
 If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito – Dalai Lama. 

And bearing in mind all of these fabulous inspirational quotes Gwenno’s personal challenge to all the world is that all 195 countries come together in unity and record their videos making the prayer symbol and saying Namaste by the first of January 2021, marking it as the ‘Say Namaste Day’. Get a beautiful background showing our precious world in all its glory and say where that place is where you ‘Say Namaste’. Ask your famous friends to do a short clip! Let’s make the world as one and 2021 the year of ‘Namaste’.  

All videos that come in by midnight on the 20thDecember will be included in the next stage of this phenomenal project – some of which will be revealed on the 27th December, building up to the big launch by Duncan Wardle at midnight (New Delhi time) on the 31st January 2020 when ALL will be revealed! Until then – be part of this incredibly exciting unifying project and get your videos in. Further information on how to film your video and what to put into it at ‘Love Revolution’               https://say-namaste.com/index.php/loverevolution

 

Global Press Contact: Gwenno Dafydd 00 44 7855038729

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© Gwenno Dafydd 15th December 2020 https://gwennodafydd.co.uk

Freelance Professional Broadcaster and writer with the BBC since 1980.

 

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Inside one of America’s most incredible treehouses where you can stay for less than $400-a-night on Airbnb

ONE of America’s coolest Airbnb spots is an incredible oak treehouse – less than $400 a night. The Live Oak Treehouse at HoneyTree Farm Airbnb in …

Inside one of America’s most incredible treehouses where you can stay for less than $400-a-night on Airbnb

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Adam Thomas’ six-year-old son raised £13,000 for charity after Captain Sir Tom Moore inspired him to walk 10k

PROUD dad Adam Thomas has revealed his six-year-old son raised £13,000 for charity after Captain Sir Tom Moore inspired him to walk 10k. The former …

Adam Thomas’ six-year-old son raised £13,000 for charity after Captain Sir Tom Moore inspired him to walk 10k

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How has the Covid-19 pandemic changed cycling in Dublin City? – Weekly News & Analysis

Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, people have looked for alternative methods of travelling to avoid busy public transport. Eibhin Kavanagh investigates how the pandemic is affecting cycling in the city.

Is cycling in Dublin City safe? Photo by Eibhin Kavanagh
With our movements once again restricted, people in Ireland are limited to travelling within 5km of their homes. Walking and cycling have become a more popular means of exercising as a result of gyms closing and sporting events being cancelled.

In the last ten years, Dublin has seen an increase in the number of people cycling. A number of bike share schemes have become well established. However, 2020 has seen an exponential increase in cyclists, which Dublin City has had to accommodate. This change, due to social distancing restrictions, means more space is required for both pedestrians and cyclists to make their way around the  city.  

Councillor Michael Pidgeon talked to The City about the recent changes related to cycling in Dublin City.

“In some ways I think the people are ahead of where the city is,” Pidgeon said. “We know that outside of peak hours there are now more people cycling than there were at this time of the year last year; there’s been a huge increase.”

Dublin City Council projected  a 200% increase of cyclists in Dublin City from 2019 to 2020.This would be an increase from 13,131 to 39,000.

  2019 Figures Likely Future Change Potential Future Figures
All Public Transport 116,287 80% Capacity Reduction 30,000
Car 57,985 Approx. 30% reduction 41,000
Taxi 2,661 Assume 30% reduction 1,900
Walk 24,691 Target 100% increase 50,000
Cycle 13,131 Target 200% increase 39,000
Goods 983 No change 1,000
Motorcycles 1,485 No change 1,485
Total (persons) 217,223   164,385
Source: Dublin City Council 
Source: Dublin City Council 

The Canal Cordon Count was analysed by Dublin City Council to determine where the greatest demand for walking and cycling was recorded. The table below shows the number of people crossing the canal cordon (both directions) during the morning peak period from 7am to 10am in November 2019.

Source: Dublin City Council 
From 1997 to 2019, the number of cyclists crossing this cordon heading into the city centre between 7 am and 10 am increased by 133%, from 5,628 to 13,125.

The number of cyclists remained between  4,000 and 6,000 between 1997 and 2010 before increasing by approximately 15% year on year until 2015 when the increase slowed up until 2017.  There was a small decrease in 2018,  but cycling numbers increased by 7.3% in 2018 and 2019. 

Source: Dublin City Council 
According to research conducted by the Road Safety Authority, 4 in 5 cyclists are injured on urban roads. More cyclists are  injured during morning and evening commutes. Of all collisions involving another vehicle – 4 in 5 cyclists are injured by cars. 1,056 cyclists were injured in collisions in 2018.

In Dublin, the number of cyclist deaths since 1997 has remained relatively low with a slight increase in 2017, according to figures collected by the Road Safety Authority.

Image Source- Irish Cycle.com
Dublin has over 120 miles of cycle routes. While changes have been ongoing to improve cycling infrastructure in the city, especially since lockdown in the spring, the demand is high for safe and accessible cycling.

“It felt like at the start of the pandemic there was a real understanding that we needed to take more space for cycling to encourage more people to do it, but it feels like that momentum has dropped a bit,” said Pidgeon. “So, I think that we need to get that going again.

“In terms of infrastructure, I think the big changes we have seen are some of the temporary measures along the quays, particularly along the northside quays.”

Some of the Cycle Safety interventions introduced since April include the installation of Nassau Street contra-flow cycle track from Clare Street to Dawson Street, the partial installation of key sections of the Interim Liffey Cycle route, removal of on-street car parking from Inns Quay and Ormond Quay, and a section of work from Church Street to Ha’penny Bridge, according to Dublin City Council.

Dublin City Council also discussed other plans to ensure safe cycling in the city, including the reduction of the number of traffic lanes to accommodate protected cycling facilities on both sides of the road, while maintaining a balance for other required services. While there have been major changes made within Dublin City Centre to ensure safe cycling, other parts of the city have yet to see changes that will make cycling accessible and safe.

“One of the things is to start looking at the urban villages, so instead of just focusing on the very core city centre, you would be looking at areas like Inchicore, Rialto, Stoneybatter, Phibsborough, Rathmines,” Pidgeon said in relation to making cycling consistent for everyone.

“What we seen in the pandemic is that people are happy enough to stay within a few kilometers of where they live, so we shouldn’t just be designing a cycle lane with a view that will just take office workers from the suburbs to the city centre, because that’s not what the demand is right now. That’s important, we should definitely do that, but it will have to also be about making sure that local routes around your home are safe.

“There’s still a lot to do, but equally I’d like to say that cycling in Dublin City is safe. There’s a perception of danger that I don’t think is entirely there. There’s a lot the city needs to do to feel a lot safer and be safer with segregated lanes, but if anyone’s considering it, I’d say just ask a friend who does cycle regularly and they can show you some good routes give you some tips and you’ll be up and running in no time.”
— Read on thecity.ie/2020/11/04/how-has-the-covid-19-pandemic-changed-cycling-in-dublin-city/

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LinkedIn Up to 722 Million Members, Continues to See ‘Record Levels of Engagement’
Posted on October 28, 2020 by admin
LinkedIn continues to grow, in terms of overall members and active engagement, according to the latest data from parent company Microsoft.

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Online Welsh Business Conference / Global Business Summit – & 3 Mega Pre-Summit Business Networking Events

2020 marks the year of Introbiz’ first Online Global Business Conference, taking place from 25th – 27th November.

As one of Wales and the UK’s most ambitious, recognised business networks, established for nearly 12 years, and bringing over 7000 visitors to our annual exhibitions & events with global leading entrepreneurs, such as Grant Cardone & Lord Sugar, and connecting with Sir Richard Branson & other leading global entrepreneurs at Necker Island events etc, the COVID epidemic has only fuelled our mission to take the world by storm, even further this year.

Having built up 12 years’ worth of experience in providing industry-leading events, COVID put a stop to these in March 2020, when the whole country went into Lockdown, thus putting an end to the full year’s schedule of real-world networking events and businesses expo’s already booked in. Introbiz MD’s Paul Smolinski & Tracey Smolinski were faced with a difficult decision. Do they shut up shop and wait for the Pandemic to be over, or do they innovate, pivot, and look to rise and even thrive from the enforced situation. Being the optimistic fighters that they are, they chose the latter and switched their business to an online model as soon as the UK lockdown began.

Introbiz switched the membership and events model from real-world events to online events & online membership and continued on with their weekly events, utilising the zoom platform as their new venue of choice. Since March 16th, 2020 we have hosted over 50 online events with over 40 global speakers and sports stars that have pulled in thousands of visitors to our weekly online events. On top of providing networking opportunities, they decided to leverage their previous relationships, with best-selling entrepreneurship authors and educators such as Brian Tracey, Les Brown, Sharon Lechter, Dr. John Demartini, Jairek Robbins & Tom Ziglar, to not only speak at their events, but to provide leading world-class training and knowledge, and live Q&A sessions to get real-time answers and expertise to the real-time problems.

This successful pivot has inspired Paul & Tracey to create a Global Online Business Conference to create a global opportunity that is appropriately named; “Rise To Thrive”.

The “Rise To Thrive” Introbiz Global Summit is going to be one of THE online business events of 2020; offering current clients and the wider business community a virtual networking breakfast experience, and the opportunity to meet and greet global entrepreneurs and like-minded business owners like never before. We will be graced by the presence and wisdom of over 35 of the world’s most renowned names such as Les Brown, Sharon Lechter, John Demartini, Brian Tracy, Jariek Robbins, Tom Ziglar along with new additions such as; Rob Moore, Alec Stern, Camilita Nutall, Forbes Riley, Bob Burg, and Evan Carmichael, to name just a small handful over the three days.

Introbiz anticipates welcoming people from all walks of life to join the Online Business Conference, including our existing clients from professional services, hospitality, real estate, motor trade, leisure & tourism, and third sector to connect and to learn about the universal laws of health, wealth, success, relationships and connections.

Throughout COVID, Introbiz’ main aim has been to keep the economic wheel turning and to ensure that Welsh businesses remain inspired to connect, collaborate, network, and grow, and we hope that this one-off event will be a demonstration of finding the gift in adversity. Having reached over 25 countries so far, we aim to bridge the borders of our world through entrepreneurial spirit and progressive action.

Founder and MD of the Global Summit, Paul Smolinski says; “We are proud to bring over 30 world-class global entrepreneurs and speakers to the Welsh, UK and global stage during these tough times, and are confident that business owners will be inspired and educated in many strategies to help them to pivot and grow out of these uncertain times”.

We invite you to join us at our first Online Summit to get inspired and get connected.

Get your free tickets to the summit here: https://introbiz.co.uk/the-introbiz-global-summit/ and to the networking events here: https://introbiz.co.uk/networking-events/

Watch the promo video, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PD54A_L5ks

Press Release by Introbiz UK Ltd on 21/10/2020. For more about Introbiz please visit: www.introbiz.co.uk and for media enquiries please feel free to contact Introbiz Global Summit Founder & MD Paul Smolinski or Introbiz Founder & MD Tracey Smolinski on 02920 291002.

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Join us for our Introbiz Online Mega Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events / Business Networking Event, on Wednesday, 25th of November, Thursday 26th of November, and Friday 27th of November 2020, from 9:00-11:00 AM.

Introbiz is an award-winning global networking and events business, founded in 2009, around a compelling vision to make an impact on the business community by placing businesses with their target audiences at five-star events and locations. Introbiz is now one of the most respected business networks in Wales, the UK, and the World, where we host weekly online business networking events for UK & International visitors, as well as Wales’ National business exhibition and now the Introbiz Online Global Summit in November 2020 from Wednesday the 25th to Friday the 27th.

During the Introbiz Global Summit event, we will be hosting a pre-summit networking breakfast event prior to the summit on the morning of the 25th, 26th & 27th from 9 am to 11 am GMT London time.  We will also be offering networking opportunities whilst the summit is on.

Register for the first of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Wednesday the 25th of November 2020. 

Register for the second of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Thursday the 26th of November 2020. 

Register for the third of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Friday the 27th of November 2020. 

Register for all 3 Pre-Summit Global Networking Breakfast Events at Once Here.

Our Mega Pre-Summit Global Online Networking Events will give people the chance to elevate your business to the next level by connecting with people from around the world.  We have so far got attendees to our global summit registered from 15 countries from around the World so we are expecting to have visitors from around the world to these online pre-summit networking events too.

The events will feature a presentation from the event sponsor and then will be of a purely networking nature, with Paul and Tracey helping you to connect your business with Introbiz Members and visitors from Wales, the UK, Europe, and around the World!

The event will also give you an opportunity to brainstorm your ideas & opportunities and see them flourish into life!

Schedule for the online networking events:

Welcome by Introbiz’ very own Paul & Tracey Smolinski 
An Introbiz Masterclass or Presentation by the Event Sponsor (Interested? Please get in touch). 
Networking starts, referring to our highly successful power group format:
Who are you?
What are your products and services?
Who are your clients?
What’s your target audience for your business?
What new introductions can we make for you?
How can you follow up effectively?
Event closes
Introduction to what to expect at the Global Summit that day.
Tickets for this exclusive global online networking event are completely free! Book your space below and for some videos of previous events, please see our Introbiz YouTube Channel.

Please also take a look at our weekly online global networking events, our Introbiz Expo, if in the UK, and our previous events via the Introbiz YouTube Channel.

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