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Sea Bright Residents Prohibited from Going Home for 7-10 Days

first_imgSea Bright residents will not be allowed back to the borough for at least seven to 10 days to see the damaged from Hurricane Sandy that has devasted their community.More than 500 people attend an information session about the situation at the  Rumson-Fair Haven High School stadium Thursday afternoon.Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long fielded questions from the audience. Rumson Mayor John Eckdahl and Fair Haven Mayor Benjamin Lucarelli also attended.Long said the borough website at will be posting information as soon as it becomes available.There will be photographs on the website. Christy Jacobs, a police department dispatcher, took photographs and documented the damage. Officials hope to have those photographs online by Friday.Questions were raised about whether people were looting the area from boats seen nearby in the Shrewsbury River. Long said the New Jersey State Marine Police had been notified and were patrolling the river. Long assured residents that members of the New Jersey National Guard was on the scene and would continue to be there as long as needed.Long said borough officials would be meeting with the federal Small Business Administration and a session would take place in the future to talk with business owners about help available for rebuilding.Personnel from New Jersey Natural Gas have been on the scene for two days and seem to have the problem of leaks contained but the situation is still consider dangerous and, therefore, the borough is off limits to residents.The sand that was swept onto Ocean Avenue is now consider to be hazardous, contaminated material and must be removed. It can not be but back onto the beaches, Long said.Sea Bright resident will be able to cast ballots during the Tuesday, Nov. 6, General Election at the Fair Haven Fire Department on River Road.After the meeting Ekdahl said, “The tree damage down around Rumson Road, near the country club, is indescribable.The tide during the storm was 16 feet over the normal high-tide level and was highest ever recorded in Rumson, Ekdahl said.last_img read more

‘We Are Back’

first_img-KLM Regional Director announces resumption of sales services, flights After 26 years out of Liberia, the Regional Director of Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, (KLM) or Royal Dutch Airlines has announced the inauguration of the general sales agent for the airline and flights to the county.At the official launch on Thursday, April 20, Philippe Barbieri said the return of the airline means a lot to the country and its people.“The airline is back in the country and we are here to stay for good,” Barbieri declared.KLM closed its offices in the country during the start of the country’s civil unrest that lasted for 14 years, which claimed human capital and infrastructure.Mr. Barbieri: “We came to stay because the country has improved her business climate”Barbieri said based on the reception from Liberians and residents in the country since the arrival of the first flight on March 26 this year, “It showed that Liberians were eagerly waiting to do business with us again.”“We are back, because for us, it is an important event towards Sierra Leone and Monrovia. We are a group of two big airlines, KLM and Air France. Monrovia is part of a big family of 51 destinations in Africa,” Barbieri said.Barbieri, who is KLM’s regional director for Liberia, Sierra Leone, Benin, Togo, Ivory Coast, Guinea and Senegal, is very confident that the new weekly air travel or service will bring positive benefits to Liberia.Barbieri noted that with the friendly environment of Amsterdam airport, travelers from Liberia will easily be able to connect to any destination in Europe, the Americas, Asia and other parts of the world.“It will contribute to the speedy economic growth of Liberia from the inauguration today of the general sales agent for the airlines in the country after 26 years,” he added.Although the airlines started flight operations to Liberia on March 26, Barbieri said there has been tremendous encouragement since the maiden flight to Liberia.“After few weeks of operations, we have reached 70 percent, and for the coming weeks until June, we expect to reach 78 percent. This is in accordance with our business skill and what we are expecting. People are coming and using KLM to fly to Europe and other parts of the world,” he said.The flights, according to Mr. Barbieri, will take place three times a week (Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) between Amsterdam, Freetown and Monrovia and back to Amsterdam with the new Airbus 330-200s offering 267 seats including 18 seats in business class and 249 seats in economy.“KLM is back in Liberia after 26 years. Last time a KLM aircraft landed in Monrovia was in 1990 …..but you all know what happened here in 1990 and we had to leave the country due to political situation and civil war,” Barbieri said.He said the resumption means Liberia has a very good potential of doing business with clients in Northern Europe and the United States.“KLM is good for this kind of traffic. This is why we chose Liberia. KLM Airlines serves 51 routes in Africa, and so there is a huge traffic; seven new destinations in Africa for Air France-KLM in 2007. We are back in Africa. If we are back, that means there is potential,” he reiterated.The Royal Dutch Airlines plans to expand its African network and will compete with other world class airlines, while operating from Liberia, he said.Yesterday’s ceremony was attended by the Minister of Information, Eugene Len Nagbe, who assured the airline’s management of government’s appreciation for coming back to the country.KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, legally Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V., is the flag carrier airline of the Netherlands. KLM is headquartered in Amstelveen, with its hub at nearby Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Mr. Joseph N. Wamah, CEO of JOS Travel and Tours Inc, Ms. Salamartu Stephanie Duncan (Liberia/Netherlands Chambers Point of Contact) and Mr. Barbieri cut the ribbon yesterday to inaugurate the general sales agent for KLM in Liberia – Advertisement –last_img read more

Cross earns first triumph as 49er

first_imgStill, the 49ers (3-6) entered the bottom of the seventh inning down 3-2. Brianna Goad then started the winning, two-run rally with a walk, and took second base on a groundout by Whitney Radcliffe. That brought up Jessica Beaver, who hit her fourth home run of the season to beat the Wolfpack and send the 49ers home with a 2-2 mark in the weekend tournament. Nevada (3-7) took a 2-0 lead in the first, but the 49ers came right back in the bottom half of the frame to even the score. Goad and Lacy Tyler scored the first-inning runs, with Tyler picking up an RBI. The Wolfpack took a 3-2 lead in the third. The 49ers return to action Friday when they play in the San Diego State Aztec Invitational. LBSU will take on North Dakota State at 2 p.m. and Oregon at 7 p.m. Men’s volleyball UC Santa Barbara 3, 49ers 0 The Gauchos (12-3, 10-2) recorded a hitting percentage of .462 in beating the visiting 49ers 30-19, 30-28, 30-19 in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match Saturday night. The 49ers (6-7, 3-6) got 13 kills from Norm Hutton and 12 from Paul Lotman, but were held to a .220 hitting mark. Michael Iandolo totaled 40 assists for LBSU. The 49ers will travel to play UC San Diego this Saturday night at 7. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Kelly Cross tossed a four-hitter and earned her first victory as a 49er as the Long Beach State softball team beat Nevada, 4-3, in the Softball by the Beach Invitational at UC Santa Barbara on Sunday. Cross (1-0) struck out four, walked none and allowed two earned runs in the complete-game effort. last_img read more

Arsenal transfers: Top 10 players linked with a move to the Emirates this summer

first_img 1. Isco – The Real Madrid playmaker is widely regarded as the future pin up boy of Spanish football – This would be the biggest coup of the lot. While Arsenal boast an embarrassment of attacking midfield talent, Isco is a cut above the current crop. With rumours of his Real Madrid future in some doubt, could the Spanish playmaker be tempted by what Arsene Wenger has to offer? 10 6. Morgan Schneiderlin – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of Arsenal’s top transfer targets – If a move for Kondogbia fell through, Morgan Schneiderlin is a more than capable alternative given his impressive performances for Southampton last season. The French midfielder has voiced his desire to play Champions League football and would add much needed steel and bite to Arsenal’s famed soft centre. 10 10 10 8. Geoffrey Kondogbia – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of Arsenal’s top transfer targets – The man currently earmarked as the key cog in next season’s title challenge for Arsenal is Kondogbia, but the young Frenchman is remaining coy on his future. The Monaco starlet impressed against the Gunners in the Champions League this season, perhaps providing a taster of what to expect in the future. Combative, powerful and still just 22, the midfielder has the world at his feet. 3. Arturo Vidal – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of Arsenal’s top transfer targets – The Chilean midfielder would probably get in any team in world football on current form, but could Arsenal really lure him to the Emirates. A formidable and relentless worker who is a leader in a perhaps fading profession: the box-to-box midfield role. 2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of Arsenal’s top transfer targets – A pipedream? Or is there some foundation to these rumours? Either way Arsenal and Premier League fans alike would love to see one of football’s great entertainers test himself in the another major league before the end of his career. His solo effort for Sweden at the weekend illustrated his undying knack for producing bolts from the blue. 10 10 10 5. Petr Cech – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of Arsenal’s top transfer targets – With Cech reduced to a bit-part role last season after Thibaut Courtois’ assertive Chelsea performances, the Czech goalkeeper is reportedly keen to find first-team football. While the Blues would loathe to sell to a rival, Cech has publicly revealed his desire to remain in London. His family are settled in the capital and the 33-year-old has the Premier League clean sheet record in his sights – could it be a match made in heaven? 10 7. Jackson Martinez – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of Arsenal’s top transfer targets – This is the one that will not go away this summer and despite reports of a deal with AC Milan, Martinez has refused to confirm where his future will lie next season. The Colombian plundered 32 goals last campaign for Porto and is set to be the latest to graduate from the Portuguese side’s prestigious production line. 10 10 4. Gonzalo Higuain – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of Arsenal’s top transfer targets – While Olivier Giroud had his best season to date in an Arsenal shirt last term, there are still question marks about the Frenchman. Those queries point to why the Gunners are reportedly monitoring Gonzalo Higuain; one of Europe’s most prolific marksman from the last five years. He excelled at Real Madrid, blossomed with Napoli, so could he be the world class centre forward Arsenal fans are yearning for? 9. Matteo Darmian – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of Arsenal’s top transfer targets – Darmian is a full Italy international and his versatility has made him a target for some of Europe’s superpowers over the last 12 months. Currently with Torino, the 25-year-old can play anywhere on the right-hand side and is as effective going forward as he is in defence. For much of 2015 Arsenal sparkled in the Premier League, fostering a somewhat reoccurring question; why are the Gunners seemingly incapable of maintaining a season-long title challenge?Next season they are tipped by many to do just that, but Arsene Wenger may have to look to the transfer market if they are to give champions Chelsea a sterner test in 2015/2016.The north Londoners have splashed the cash on Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in each of the last two summer windows, and deals of similar magnitude may well be required if the Gunners are to clinch their first top flight crown since 2004.Arsenal are understandably being linked with a plethora of world class players, so talkSPORT has collated ten of the best who could be making that move to the Emirates between now and the start of September.Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the full list of Arsenal’s top transfer targets 10. Yacine Brahimi – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the full list of Arsenal’s top transfer targets – Algerian winger Brahimi really started making a name for himself this season, starring for Porto as the perennial Champions League surprise overachievers gave Bayern Munich a right old scare in their quarter-final encounter. He’s direct and quick – sounds a bit like Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, don’t you think Gunners fans? last_img read more

Revealed! 10 Premier League clubs covering the most distance this summer

first_img 10 4. Everton will travel 13,660 miles to play pre-season friendlies – The Toffees also took part in the Asia Trophy. 10 5. Arsenal will travel 13,484 to play pre-season friendlies – The Gunners won the Barclays Asia Trophy in Singapore. 10 6. Crystal Palace will travel 13,180 miles to play pre-season friendlies – Kicking off in Berlin, Palace travel to South Africa as part of their pre-season prep. 10 The 2015/16 Premier League season is nearly upon us, but before the big kick off on 8 August, there are still plenty of pre-season games to be played.That means thousands of air miles being racked up, as English clubs criss-cross the globe as part of their preparations for the new campaign.SEE ALL THE PRE-SEASON FIXTURES FOR YOUR CLUB HEREIdeally, coaches and managers would see their squads playing friendlies in Europe, without the need for major time-zone changes and lengthy air travel, but commercial considerations dictate trips to Australia, Asia, Africa and the Americas.So which clubs will have to cope with the most travelling? To find out, take a look at the slideshow above. 10 8. Manchester United will travel 10,960 miles to play pre-season friendlies – The Red Devils have four matches in the US before they kick off their domestic campaign. 9. Newcastle United will travel 10,686 miles to play pre-season friendlies – The Magpies are playing three games across the United States. 10 3. Stoke City will travel 14,492 miles to play pre-season friendlies – Stoke are the third team to take part in the Asia Trophy, while they will also play a tournament in Germany. 10. Tottenham will travel 10,590 miles to play pre-season friendlies – to find out which clubs face the most travel, click the arrow above! – Spurs are off to Colorado, United States, and Munich, Germany, as part of their pre-season preparations. To find out which Premier League clubs face the most daunting pre-season travel, click the arrow above 7. Sunderland will travel 11,650 miles to play pre-season friendlies – The Black Cats play friendlies in the US, Canada and Germany. 10 2. Manchester City will travel 21,647 miles to play pre-season friendlies – City have two games in Australia, followed by one in Vietnam and another in Germany. 10 10 10 1. Liverpool will travel 24,011 miles to play pre-season friendlies – The Reds kicked off pre-season in Thailand, before two games in Australia, then one in Malaysia and finally a fixture in Finland.last_img read more

Chelsea release new away kit ahead of 2018/19 season

first_imgChelsea have released their new yellow away kit ahead of the 2018/19 season.The strip, made by Nike, includes yellow shorts and royal blue socks. 2 2 Chelsea wore yellow when they beat Everton in the 2009 FA Cup Final The new yellow away shirt for Chelsea Eagle-eyed fans will have noticed Eden Hazard modelling the new kit, despite growing rumours of a move to Real Madrid.New boss Maurizio Sarri will be hoping Chelsea’s luck wearing yellow proves true this season.The Blues last wore a yellow away strip in the 2014/15 season, where they were crowned Premier League champions.They also wore yellow when they lifted the FA Cup in 2009 – a trophy they will hope to retain this year. The release comes just a day after Tottenham Hotspur released both their home and away kits ahead of the new Premier League.You can check out all the confirmed and leaked kits for every Premier League side by following this link here.last_img read more

Mourinho in amazing dig at Spurs fans, and swipes at Klopp and Pochettino

first_img REVEALED gameday cracker smart causal The defeat was United’s second in succession in the Premier League, and has ramped up the pressure on Mourinho.And the Portuguese responded to the barb from Spurs supporters in his press conference on Friday by reminding them he outwitted them in last season’s FA Cup semi-final, while also pointing out their lack of title success.“They didn’t have that song when we beat them at Wembley a couple of months ago,” said Mourinho, ahead of United’s trip to Burnley on Sunday.“That was a cup final they had a big dream to go.“They also had a title they had a big dream to win, because they didn’t win many, and of course they were not singing that.”Mourinho stormed out of his last press conference on Monday night demanding to be shown “respect” from journalists following the defeat to Spurs.And on Friday, he was again in feisty mood as he talked up his past achievements and declared himself “one of the greatest managers in the world”. Mourinho has won eight league titles in his career but has yet to lead United to Premier League glory, having finished sixth and second in his two seasons at the helm.Asked if he could still be considered a great manager if he failed to win a title at United, Mourinho responded: “Of course. Did you read any philosopher?“Just as an example Hegel says: ‘The truth is in the whole,’ is always in the whole.“I am the manager of one of the greatest clubs in the world, but I am also one of the greatest managers in the world.”Mourinho then intimated that Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino, neither of whom has won the Premier League, get an easier ride.“Do you ask that question to the manager that finished third in the Premier League or fourth?” he said.When a reporter replied that Klopp never proclaims to be a great, Mourinho responded: “Because he never win anything in international for example. That’s his problem, I tell you what I think, how he feels. And I answer you the question.” tense Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? possible standings Jose Mourinho has cut a frustrated figure this season 2 2 no dice Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won shining Latest Premier League News Jose Mourinho trolled Tottenham fans, took a swipe at his rivals, and launched a passionate defence of his managerial abilities in another fiery press conference on Friday.The Manchester United boss was taunted with chants of ‘You’re not special any more’ by the visiting Spurs faithful at Old Trafford on Monday night as United slumped to a 3-0 defeat. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED Jose Mourinho came out fighting once more in his press conference on Friday huge blow silverware He went on: “I also had last season great success. I had great success last season and that’s probably what you don’t want to admit.“I analyse my performance, myself and for me it is more important what I think than what you think. I think and I repeat that two seasons ago we had a fantastic season by winning the Europa League, this season and last everybody thought Atletico Madrid was amazing because they won the Europa League after being knocked out of the Champions League.“We won the Europa League because that was our level. We are the last team in England to win a European competition. And last season, I repeat, I have won eight titles.“I am the only manager in the world that won Italy, Spain and England and by winning eight titles, not small titles, not small countries, eight proper titles, my second position last season is one of my greatest achievements in football. I think and I say it. You disagree! You have the right to disagree. It’s no problem for me!”last_img read more

Calls to use Dept of Agriculture’s underspend of €78m to fund Meal Voucher Scheme

first_imgCouncillor Michael Naughton has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, to provide a meal voucher scheme to farmers.Speaking at a municipal district meeting in Donegal Town last week, Cllr Naughton says that he believes the scheme should be rolled out as a matter of urgency. He says that in light of the fodder shortage, a meal voucher scheme is a more substantial system when compared to the grass-based fodder.Cllr. Naughton called on Minster Creed to roll out this system as a priority and to put to use some of the departmental money that was underspent last year (€78m). The councillor says that he can’t see why some of this money could not be used to assist the affected farmers, as he comments that “farmers out there at the moment are struggling and looking at their livestock not knowing where the next feed is coming from,” he says.“I do appreciate Minister Creed installed the fodder transport system however this system is not working for the farmers, this system only applies if fodder is travelling over 100 miles, also this fodder has to be bought in the co-ops.“All this system is doing is putting outing up the price of baled silage or baled hay.”Cllr Naughton says that he fears that Minister Creed does not grasp the extent of the issue. “I don’t think Minister Creed realises the seriousness of the situation, farmers and their families in Donegal from Bundoran to Glencolmcille and this North West region are being put under massive financial strain in order to feed their livestock.“It’s being raining since last July with no let-up and this is putting extra pressure on fodder, cattle had to be housed early because of the condition of the land.” Calls to use Dept of Agriculture’s underspend of €78m to fund Meal Voucher Scheme was last modified: February 17th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal County Councilfarmersmeal voucherMichael Naughtonlast_img read more

Preview: Brentford aim to continue their hold over Preston

first_imgA win over Preston sent Brentford into the Championship.Brentford return to Griffin Park on Saturday after taking four points from successful trips to Brighton and Aston Villa this week. Their opponents are Preston, who haven’t beaten the Bees in five years.Kick-off: 3pm, Saturday 17 September 2016Referee: Keith Stroud (Gillingham, Dorset) preview: Bees are favourites to beat PrestonVital statistic: Brentford have won their last five matches against Preston in all competitions.Injuries and suspensionsBRENTFORDRuled out: Alan Judge (broken leg), Rico Henry (shoulder).Fitness test: Callum Elder (knee).PRESTONRuled out: Calum Woods (knee), Stevie May (knee), Stefan Payne (broken foot).Fitness test: Jermaine Beckford (hamstring). Possible starting line-upsBrentford: Bentley; Colin, Egan, Dean, Bjelland; Yennaris, Woods; Clarke, Sawyers, Macleod; Hogan.Preston: Lindegaard; Vermijl, Baptiste, Clarke, Cunningham; Robinson, Gallagher, Browne, McGeady; Doyle, Hugill. Facts and figuresFORM GUIDE (last five league matches)Brentford: D W D L W (8 points) • Home: D W W W W (13 points)Preston: W L L W L (6 points) • Away: L W L W D (7 points)TOP SCORERS (league only)Brentford – 3: Egan, Hogan; 1: Vibe, Yennaris.Preston – 2: Robinson; 1: Beckford, Clarke, Hugill, McGeady.LAST FIVE MEETINGS23 Jan 2016: Preston 1 Brentford 319 Sep 2015: Brentford 2 Preston 118 Apr 2014: Brentford 1 Preston 021 Dec 2013: Preston 0 Brentford 316 Mar 2013: Brentford 1 Preston 0Brentford 5 wins, Preston 0 wins, 0 drawsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Facebook: $7 To Promote My Status Update???

first_imgTags:#advertising#Facebook#web If you click through and pay the $7.00, it will appear higher in Facebook’s news feed and appear as a “sponsored” story.“Every day, news feed delivers your posts to your friends. Sometimes a particular friend might not notice your post, especially if a lot of their friends have been posting recently and your story isn’t near the top of their feed,” wrote Facebook’s Abhishek Doshi, announcing the test. “When you promote a post – whether it’s wedding photos, a garage sale, or big news – you bump it higher in news feed so your friends and subscribers are more likely to notice it.”Facebook has crossed a line here. Never before has Facebook directly solicited money from me. As a publisher with a couple of Facebook brand pages, I don’t mind when the company asks if I would like to advertise throughout the site, but asking me to pay to promote an individual post comes off as dirty. It also raises a number of questions.Foremost, Facebook’s new practice has a whiff of extortion: “Pay to promote your post or nobody will ever see it.” Will Facebook users who do not pay to promote posts be adversely affected? The U.S. test is being rolled out to users with less than 5,000 friends and subscribers, which seems a little backward. Wouldn’t Facebook want to push this feature to power users who have a higher number of followers?  Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit dan rowinskicenter_img Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The second primary question is, why $7.00? The number seems absurdly high to promote a single post.“We are not confirming a price for promoted posts as this is a test and Facebook is considering a variety of prices,” Facebook spokesperson Jessie Baker said in an email.ReadWriteWeb’s Jon Mitchell made an interesting point on the $7.00 figure.“If it was too low, the value of the news feed would be completely destroyed,” Mitchell told me. This is true. If the fee to promote a post was, say, $1.00, people would promote anything and everything. The $7.00 figure helps ensure that people mean it when they pay to have their status update become a sponsored post. Yet $7.00 is likely higher than Facebook’s average annual revenue per individual user. There are a couple factors at play with the promote-your-post initiative. Essentially what Facebook is doing here is making users pay to improve their EdgeRank score for individual status updates, the system that Facebook uses to determine how high individual stories appear in the news feed. It is really not all that different from how Google has structured its own business, where companies or individuals can pay for keywords to appear as advertisements in search results. The difference is that Google’s search engine is a much more impersonal mechanisms than is the Facebook news feed.Where Facebook is making a mistake is in crossing the bridge between paid sponsored posts for businesses and applying it to individuals. It is one thing to ask a business to pay to increase its visibility, that is the type of thing that businesses budget for. It is another to ask users on their personal pages directly for money. Google has never asked me to spend money to improve the search results for my own name, for instance. What do you think of the “promote your post” test from Facebook? Is this a reasonable program from the social giant or a nifty way to extort revenue from its users?  Combing through today’s headlines, I noticed something alarming: Syria and Turkey appear to be poised on the brink of war. Horrified by the prospect, I did what any privileged idiot American would do: I posted my thoughts on Facebook. Then a strange thing happened: Facebook offered to “promote” my status update for $7.00. What’s going on here?Facebook announced today that it is testing promoted posts for people in the United States. Apparently paying to promote personal (not business-branded Pages) status updates is not an entirely new thing. The social giant first started testing individual promoted posts in New Zealand in May and gradually rolled out the test in 20 countries. This is its first appearance in the United States. last_img read more