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Day: April 20, 2016

Buckingham Palace offers £50k salary to run Queen’s Twitter and Facebook
ENGLISH, London

Buckingham Palace offers £50k salary to run Queen’s Twitter and Facebook

    She may be in her 90th year, but even the world’s most famous silver surfer needs to look after her online profile. With social media nobility including Pope Francis and Michelle Obama to compete with, the Queen has announced plans to pay one expert tweeter £50,000 per year to manage her online accounts. The ideal candidate will be experienced in managing “high-profile websites” and “comfortable developing strategy and managing wide-reaching projects.” In addition to running the already popular royal Facebook and Twitter accounts, the new Head of Digital Engagement will be expected to find new ways to attract followers and appeal to a worldwide audience. The job advert, posted on the British Monarchy website, says the role involves “knowing your content will be viewed by m...
Staff working in busy areas set for terror attack response training
ENGLISH, London

Staff working in busy areas set for terror attack response training

    During a training exercise for London's emergency services, people walk away with their hands on their heads from the disused Aldwych underground train station in London One million staff who work in crowded places are to be trained in how to deal with terror attacks. Police are aiming to get public limited companies which operate in busy areas such as city centres and sports and entertainment venues to teach their staff how to react in the case of an atrocity. The move, unveiled today by Detective Chief Superintendent Scott Wilson at the Security and Counter Terrorism Expo, builds on an existing scheme where officers brief around 100,000 workers per year. This extension of Project Griffin will instead see companies' existing trainers teaching colleagues. Det Ch Supt Wilso...
Shafik Rehman: who is he?
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Shafik Rehman: who is he?

    Shafik Rehman became a household name after he launched the weekly Jai Jai Din in the mid-1980s. Although, he does not hold any formal position in BNP, Mr. Rehman is considered as one of the main advisers of Khaleda Zia. He was known as apolitical in his early life, Rehman became sympathizer of BNP since 1996. Born on November 11, 1934, in Bogra, Mr. Rehman tried his hand at writing from a very early age. While studying in Class 10 of Saint Gregorys, he used to publish a monthly hand written magazine named Shachitra 10. This was around 1949. Widely credited for introducing ‘Love Day’ or Valentine’s Day in Bangladesh, Mr. Rehman went from his early years of publishing hand written magazines to earn a MA in Economics from Dhaka University in 1956. He then went to England for...
Man drops luxury car at customs after failing to pay tax
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Man drops luxury car at customs after failing to pay tax

Rafiul Islam: A tax defaulter has apparently surrendered his luxury car, being unable to pay for its tax that piled up over the years, for what he said out of respect for the law. The incident came to light when customs officials of Sylhet found a Lexus 2007 model luxury vehicle, worth about Tk 1.5 crore, waiting outside their office door around 2:00am early today. The vehicle, that was said to have been brought from UK in 2011 under carnet facility with an undertaking to send back by a year, had a letter inside it which appeared to be from its owner. Moinul Khan, director general of Bangladesh’s Customs Intelligence, told The Daily Star: “The letter said the car has been handed over to customs intelligence to comply with the law.” “Carnet de passage is a permission given to any foreigners...
John Whittingdale admits to taking free dinner with performers at lapdance club
ENGLISH, London

John Whittingdale admits to taking free dinner with performers at lapdance club

    John Whittingdale, the Culture Secretary, was embroiled in fresh controversy after he admitted accepting free hospitality from a London lapdancing club while chairing an inquiry into its licensing regime. Mr Whittingdale and two other MPs were treated to dinner with managers and two female performers. Mr Whittingdale insisted it was an official visit as part of an inquiry by the Culture, Media and Sport select committee into new laws cracking down on such establishments. But the evening was not recorded in the committee’s published records, according to a report on Tuesday in the Evening Standard. Nor was the visit mentioned in the committee’s report, which rejected proposed tougher laws, aimed at curbing the spread of lapdancing clubs by classing them as “sex encounter” v...