Ford on form at Greenwood

first_imgThe near pins went to Dave Smith and Willem Lasonder.Thursday, July 2, The Emerald – StablefordThe Emerald was our venue for Thursday and the course was in good condition. It was an exciting finish between Paul Davies and Willem Lasonder but Paul kept his nerves under control better and won with 37 points, beating Willem on count-back. Third was birthday boy Dave Smith who, after a very good front nine, fell away on the back-nine to finish with 36 points.The near pin awards were claimed by Stephen Ford, Daniel Oshiro and Willem Lasonder. Stephen Ford (left) with Willem Lasonder.PSC Golf from Siam Country Resort PattayaTuesday, July 24, Greenwood – StablefordOn Tuesday we went the long way to Greenwood and arrived to find a beautiful well-maintained course. That’s the reward for the long drive. We had very nice weather – it was dry and a bit cloudy with a nice cool breeze.Stephen Ford again showed his good form and won with 39 points ahead of Willem Lasonder in second place with 34.last_img read more

Pattaya Sports Round up – Friday August 5 – August 11,…

first_imgFridayDFiT, Dusit Thani Pattaya: Visitors using the group fitness membership can avail of the THB 2,000 offer for five visits to the gym after their membership has expired.  The offer includes unlimited use of DFiT facilities including tennis courts.  For more information, call 038-425611 ext. DFiT.2:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Bowling at PS Bowl on the top floor of Tops Supermarket at the junction of Central and Second Roads. Contact La at PS after 1:30 p.m.Saturday Pattaya Archery Club meets between 10am and 12 midday every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at our dedicated shooting range within easy reach of Pattaya, near the new railway road.  Beginners of all ages are welcome, and equipment and coaching are free.  For more information call Eric, the club President , on 089 535 1193 or visit www.pattayaarcheryclub.comOcean Marina Yacht Club invites experienced sailors and learners for racing weekends and funsail/training weekends.  The club has 5 star clubhouse facilities and a fleet of 25′ racing yachts available., phone Kev Scott 087 825 0011.8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School.  Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 – 20, email: [email protected]:00 a.m. – noon & 2 – 6 p.m. (Sat & Sun – Also Monday to Friday) Horseback riding at the Horseshoe Point Riding Academy, the biggest equestrian center in South-East Asia.  Show jumping, hacking, trail, dressage and classical dressage.  Training courses from beginners to advanced riders with English speaking instructors.  Leisure trail riding, group and private classes.  All levels of riders welcome.  Over 100 horses and ponies available.  Located on 1,500 acres of beautiful tropical garden land just outside Pattaya.  Free shuttle service available.  For more information: phone (+66) 3873 – 5050 (ext. 4016-18), fax (+66) 3873 – 4973 or email: [email protected]:30 am. -10:00 am. International Players Academy meets every Sat. morning for Jr. Intermediate level Tennis at Ambassador City Tennis Courts. Visitors are welcome, just bring your tennis racket, ages range from 10-16. For more details call CJ on 086 086 2121Indoor Lawn Bowls Free at Coco Club every Saturday for school or college aged children from 11.00am – 2.00pm, with Male – English and Female Thai tutors.  Parents can sit at the bar and watch.  New champions needed!  Call Sue on 087 135 8357 or pop in to the club at Baan Amphur – signposted behind Phoenix Golf.12:30 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Softball plays slow pitch recreational pick-ups games every Saturday at the soccer stadium right behind the National Indoor Stadium on Chayapreuk 2 Road.  New players always welcome regardless of skill level, experience, age or time away from the game.  For more information and directions see the softball page at the Pattaya Sports Club website or contact Dirk Brijs at [email protected] or 088-218-8148SundayBadminton players are invited to play 3 mornings a week at Mama Badminton Club on Soi Khao Noi, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from 10am-12 noon. For more information, visit Amazing Sunday Golfers are a friendly group of average index who welcome new players.  Each Sunday they have friendly games on different courses with a meeting point at the course.  Contact Philippe at 082 546 0770 or email [email protected] to be updated each week for the upcoming game.8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School.  Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 – 20, email: [email protected]:00 p.m. Pattaya Jungle H3 meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month and departure is from the Lek Hotel on 2nd Rd at 3pm.  For more info please call Kai on 01 863 5095.Monday3.15 p.m. Pattaya Hash House Harriers: The club for drinking people with a running problem meets every Monday at 3:15 p.m. in Pattaya Third Road, in front of the Buffalo Bar close to soi Lengkee, and just down the road from the Boxing Roo. We depart at 3:30 p.m. sharp. More info at: and Scrabble Club: every Tuesday 12pm – 5pm at Hoek-Van-Holland in Jomtien. Take Thappraya Road to intersection with Beach Road. Dong Tan Police sub-station is right there. Walk back towards Pattaya 10 meters along walking path. Hoek-Van-Holland is on the right, before the parking lot. Bring your own chess set and/or scrabble board. For more information please see website – Everyone welcome.The Pattaya Chess Club meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. onwards at Brauhaus on 2nd Road between Soi 7 and Soi 8. Learners and anybody who would like to play chess are most welcome. Boards and clocks are provided.Pattaya Ladies Netball Club: 7.30 pm every Tuesday at Fairtex Sports Club.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  100 baht per person.  Please email [email protected] to confirm or find us on Facebook – ‘Pattaya Ladies Tuesday Night Netball’Wednesday4.00 pm – Club Petanque Thailand plays Wednesdays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.  The court is open for groups every day. New and bigger surface. Very good drainage as well as better lighting.  No membership fee. Find us at Soi Nernplabwan 100/2 Moo7, next to Sutawas Temple and small Banglamung Police station. Contact: 085 280 7182, fax 038 248 067, email: [email protected] (English, French, German, Scandinavian); (Thai & Chinese: 080 618 2831.)Thursday4.00 p.m. Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Thai Polo Club. All ages and abilities welcome. Please contact Simon at [email protected] or visit the club website for more information and ground location: p.m.  Pattaya Panthers Rugby training every Thursday night at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. New players are always welcome – we are a very sociable team! Please contact Damian McCoy on Telephone 086 111 2816, Adrien Simon 095 705 0822 or send email to [email protected]last_img read more

What she deserved? Maria Sharapova blasted on Twitter for failing illegal drug test

first_imgTennis star and five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova came forth to admit that she had failed a drug test at the Australian Open for a banned substance that she claims she was unaware became illegal on January 1.The woman who has less than four times the Grand Slam victories than Serena Williams (she has 21), yet nevertheless has been the highest-paid female athlete in the world for 11 straight years, according to Forbes, got little sympathy in the urban community for the obvious and blatant disparity in endorsement earnings for someone who is much less accomplished than Serena.Moreover, it did not help that Sharapova took unsolicited shots at Williams’ love life with an alleged married man prior to one of their recent matches — despite the fact that Sharapova had not beaten Williams in over a decade. Yes, an entire decade.So when Sharapova was found to have taken the banned substance meldonium, social media had fun tearing into her — and laughed even harder when some of Sharapova’s flagship endorsers such as Nike and Porsche left skidmarks running away from the doped up athlete.Social media had a lot more to say. Check it out.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister hits out at Sport on Twitter

first_img Later she added another message. “It’s normal, he’s seen his father score goals that leave you without words, let him breathe, he’s a kid.” 07/03/2016 Sport EN Katia Aveiro, Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister, lit up the social networks with controversial tweets in which she leapt to the defence of the Real Madrid star. Upd. on 08/03/2016 at 00:51 CET Tweets which came in response to a Sport story which pointed out Cristiano Ronaldo’s son wasn’t interested in watching his goals against Celta Vigo and instead prefered to keep playing on his mobile.  It seems Katia Aveiro didn’t like this observation, and she tweeted: “At least he’s accompanying his dad, no? Others prefers to stay at home watching Peppa Pig.” last_img read more

Middle school to be home for new health clinic

first_img “This will be the model for everyone to replicate citywide, statewide and possibly nationwide,” said LAUSD board member Julie Korenstein. “It’s really the children, at the end of all this, who will end up profiting from this. “Children will immediately be able to see a doctor and get them back into class fast. It’s going to help attendance, so I am so excited and pleased we’re doing this.” LAUSD already has school-based clinics at 38 campuses, including Pacoima Middle, Maclay Middle and San Fernando High. “When we have limited resources here … this is the only way we’re going to deliver services – working together,” school board member Mike Lansing said. “We keep talking about joint use and this is a prototype. … and we’re going to need to bring the city of Los Angeles on board and, hopefully, we’ll partner with them as we did the county.” Naush Boghossian, (818) 713-3722 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sun Valley Middle School will house the largest campus-based health clinic in the nation after the Los Angeles Unified School District board voted Tuesday to partner with the county, UCLA and a nonprofit agency on the $7.3 million project. The free-standing clinic is scheduled to open in 2007, providing medical, dental, vision and mental health services to residents of the Northeast San Fernando Valley. “It’s the first time in history that L.A. County is constructing a new primary-care health facility on a public school site,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. “We feel this is a national prototype, and certainly a county prototype, for delivering health care services on a school campus to students, their families and the community at large.” The groundbreaking collaboration calls for the county to build the clinic at no cost to LAUSD, and to provide maintenance and repair for 40 years. The district will lease the land for free for 42 years. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The 10,840-square-foot clinic will be on a 1.8-acre site near Sherman Way and Fair Avenue. It will have 13 exam rooms, four counseling offices, a pharmacy and lab. The nonprofit Northeast Valley Health Corp. will contract with LAUSD to provide health services at no cost to the district. The University of California, Los Angeles, which already screens local students for asthma, will be a partner, with medical students studying there. “Sun Valley is ground zero for the national health care crisis we face,” Yaroslavsky said. “It’s a community with significant challenges in chronic disease management and a lack of access to affordable preventive health services.” Of Sun Valley Middle School’s 2,600 students, roughly 1,800 qualify for federally subsidized meals and half are English-language learners. The community also faces significant health problems – including asthma, diabetes and obesity – because of impoverished living conditions and the lack of medical care. Officials said they hope the school-based clinic will help improve students’ health and academic performance. last_img read more

Tigers Tough Football Season Continues

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD – The Marshfield and Stevens Point football teams were playing for pride Friday as both had already been eliminated from WIAA postseason contention.Stevens Point used a punishing running game and two big pass plays to edge Marshfield 21-14 in the Valley Football Association South Division matchup in Marshfield’s homecoming game at Beell Stadium.Stevens Point quarterback Victor Kizewski hit Mack Journell with a 45-yard pass on a third down play to set up Ethan Clark’s 7-yard touchdown run with 4:25 left in the game and provide the winning points.Kizewski ran for 126 yards and Clark added 104 for the Panthers (4-4, 2-4 VFA South).“All week you try to keep them up, keep yourself up and keep moving everyone going forward,” Marshfield coach Denny Goettl said. “You are still trying to learn. I’m really proud of the defense tonight. We’re playing a power running team, and we’ve been run over the past two weeks and our starting middle linebacker was hurt early. The boys rallied together and played their butts off.“You talk about what we’ve learned and what we can build on – its’ those types of things. Hopefully the guys that are younger see this stuff.”Marshfield (2-6, 1-5 VFA South) struck first on its second drive of the first quarter. Derek Coffren connected three times with Jon Hardinger for 16 yards to help the Tigers move down the field and on the seventh play of the drive, he hit Zach McManus for a 19-yard touchdown pass on a ball that was tipped by a Stevens Point defender. The extra point was blocked and the Tigers led 6-0 with 6:01 to go in the opening period.Stevens Point responded with a 12-play, 74-yard drive. A pass interference penalty on third-and-9 kept the drive alive at midfield and Clark finished off the drive with a 1-yard TD run on the first play of the second quarter and the Panthers took a 7-6 lead.After a quick three-and-out by Marshfield, Stevens Point drove past midfield before the drive stalled on the 39. However, the punt hit a Marshfield player in the leg and the Panthers’ Noel Winch recovered at the 5. Three plays later, Keith Hoffman tossed a 2-yard TD pass to Alec Mancheski and the Panthers led 14-6, which held until halftime.Marshfield quickly got back into the game with a big special teams play early in the third quarter.Cameron Swanson returned a punt 40 yards to the SPASH 25. Coffren then threw a 16-yard pass to McManus and followed that with a 9-yard touchdown throw to Kegan Fassler. A two-point conversion pass from Coffren to McManus tied the game at 14-14 just 2:03 into the second half.Stevens Point went right back to its grinding running game and drove 73 yards to the Marshfield 1, but the Tigers held on a four-straight plays inside the 5 to stave off the Panthers for the time being.Marshfield struggled the rest of the way offensively. Coffren just missed on a pass to a wide-open McManus that could have resulted in a 96-yard touchdown. Instead Marshfield had to punt and the Tigers would only gain one first down on their final four possessions.“We moved the football,” Goettl said. “We had some plays where the ball is just off the fingertips. It’s (the new no-huddle, spread offense) working. It’s so finicky though. You have to make everything happen. You can’t make mistakes because the next play is happening. We’re learning a whole lot.”Point took the lead with 4:25 to go in the game and after Marshfield failed on fourth down, the Panthers ran out the final 2:54 of the game, converting on a fourth-and-2 with just over a minute left.Marshfield wraps up its season with a game next Friday at Beell Stadium against Oshkosh North. The game starts at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on WDLB-AM 1450 and 21, Tigers 14Stevens Point 0 14 0 7 – 21Marshfield 6 0 8 0 – 14First QuarterM – Zach McManus 19 pass from Derek Coffren (kick blocked), 6:01.Second QuarterSP – Ethan Clark 1 run (Bryson Schultz kick), 11:55.SP – Alec Mancheski 2 pass from Keith Hoffman (Schultz kick), 4:36.Third QuarterM – Kegan Fassler 9 pass from Coffren (McManus pass from Coffren), 9:57.Fourth QuarterSP – Clark 7 run (Schultz kick), 4:25.Team StatisticsFirst downs: Stevens Point 16; Marshfield 9.Rushing (att-yards): Stevens Point 55-231; Marshfield 21-82.Passing (comp-att-yard-int): Stevens Point 6-10-94-0; Marshfield 16-26-151-0.Penalties (no.-yards): Stevens Point 8-61; Marshfield 5-31.Fumbles (total-lost): Stevens Point 1-1; Marshfield 1-1.Punting (no.-avg.): Stevens Point 4-30.3; Marshfield 4-30.3.Individual StatisticsRushing: SP, Victor Kizewski 25-126, Ethan Clark 27104, Gus Turner-Zick 1-5, Sam Hauser 2-minus 4. M, Nick Hoheisel 11-64, Thomas Gisvold 2-4, Derek Coffren 6-6, Isaac Cline 1-5, Tanner Boson 1-3.Passing: SP, Kizweski 2-3-45-0, Hauser 3-6-47-0, Keith Hoffman 1-1-2-0. M, Coffren 16-26, 151-0.Receiving: SP, Alec Mancheski 4-36, Mack Journell 1-45, Kizewski 1-13. M, Boson 5-26, Zach McManus 4-85, Jon Hardinger 3-16, Kegan Fassler 2-20, Hoheisel 1-7, Gisvold 1-1.Fumble recoveries (defense): SP, Noel Winch. M, Ryan Wilsmann.Punting (no.-avg.): SP, Hauser 4-30.3. M, McManus 4-30.3.Records: Stevens Point 4-4, 2-4 Valley Football Association South; Marshfield 2-6, 1-5 VFA South.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of read more

The First World Consumes Social Media While The Third World Produces It

first_imgalicia eler Related Posts Tags:#Facebook#social networks#web A new study from Forrester proves that the majority of Americans are a bunch of lazy re-tweeters. 93% of online consumers in the emerging markets of China, India, Mexico and Brazil use social media tools at least once-a-month. U.S. and European consumers are far more likely to view social media as a spectator sport, joining it and then just watching it fly by. In the U.S., 68% of social media users are “joiners,” which means they maintain a profile on a social networking site and visit social networks. 73% are “spectators,” or users who mostly just read blogs, online forums, customer ratings/reviews and tweets, listen to podcasts and watch videos. This number is strikingly similar in Europe (EU-7 countries, to be specific), with 69% of users classified as spectators and 50% as joiners. Creators and ConversationalistsOnly 24% of U.S. users are content creators and 36% are conversationalists. Those numbers are quite similar in the EU, with 23% classified as “content creators” and 26% as “conversationalists.” In Asia, these numbers look drastically different. Seventy-five percent of online adults in metropolitan China and India create content, which includes publishing blogs and web pages, uploading video and audio/music they made and posting articles or stories that they wrote. Japanese social media users do not follow the same patterns as Chinese and Indian social networkers. A mere 28% of Japanese users visit social networking sites at least once a month. Only 13% of online Japanese adults visit Facebook on a regular monthly basis. Instead, they prefer sites like mixi or Twitter, which fit their preference for online anonymity. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Emerging Social Mobile Markets: China and AfricaAnother Forrester report proved that China and other Asia-Pacific countries led the pack in mobile adoption, including mobile social usage and work usage. They were also more likely to own multiple devices. This report showed that in metropolitan China, 33% accessed social networks via mobile, whereas only 25% of U.S. users and 11% of European users did the same. Forrester’s report revealed that Chinese users accessed social sites the most, calling them “super connecteds.”This study does not include social network usage in Africa, which is only second to China. Toward the end of last year, Facebook partnered with French cell operator Orange to bring inexpensive cellphones armed with Facebook to Africa and Europe. Facebook is available in 70 languages, and more than 75% of its users are located outside the U.S. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Content Delivery Networks Evolve in a New Era of Storytelling

first_imgThe future of visual content will be unlike anything we’ve seen before. Previous decades of video entertainment have brought incremental improvements in terms of quality, delivery, and access. The next decade, however, will bring entirely new forms of interaction and immersion. We are moving from passive content to rich, intelligent experiences that evolve along with the viewer. Three years ago, my colleague Jim Blakely wrote about why modern technological convergence allows for this evolution.A perfect example of the new era of media is Netflix’s select-a-path film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. Though Netflix is traditionally guarded about the viewing habits of its 130 million subscribers, the company reportedly saved every choice users made when watching Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’s dozen different endings. Those choices could, speculatively, be used to determine future content production based on user preference. At a recent presentation in Mumbai, Netflix’s Todd Yelling said the streaming company is “doubling down” on interactive content due to the popularity of their first feature.This is just the beginning of what global audiences will come to demand. Competition among creators is likely to increase as well, further fueling innovation. Disney is looking to challenge Netflix by drawing from its pool of Lucasfilm and Marvel properties by slating a string of new, exclusive material for its new, yet-to-launch streaming platform. As 360 video, virtual reality, and cloud gaming mature, this competition for attention will skyrocket.Meeting DemandContent delivery networks (CDN) must upgrade as we enter this new era of interactive storytelling. CDNs, distributed networks of proxy servers and data centers, have become necessary to deliver the rapidly increasing amount of high-quality, streaming video to end-users. According to Market Research Future, global video streaming market is expected to grow at 17% CAGR into 2023. This rapid growth is forcing telecommunication providers to deliver several over the top (OTT) services along with traditional channels to maintain customer loyalty, putting strains on network infrastructure and making virtualization necessary.The growth of video-on-demand creates increasing challenges for storage. Vendors historically used spinning hard disks for their capacity and low cost-per-gigabyte, but in order to fill modern network pipelines and maximize TCO, there’s an increasing need for SSDs. SSDs are more reliable and ultimately necessary to make the transition to next generation entertainment, and fortunately, SSD price-per-gigabyte has fallen dramatically with innovations like Intel® QLC NAND. Similarly, the increase of live video can put strains on memory, creating an opportunity for new architectures and caching methods.Advanced TechnologyAt NAB Show 2019, I am excited to meet with other industry professionals following the release of the new 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and public availability of Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory, which, together, will propel the industry forward to deliver high bandwidth, low latency across a number of visual cloud workloads. Because the technologies are optimized across the infrastructure, there are immediate, tangible benefits to providers.Intel is committed to advancing visual cloud technology in order to meet the demands of current and future content delivery workloads. Architecting these solutions requires close collaboration with industry professionals, which is why Intel partners with academics and contributes to open source initiatives. Earlier this year, I noted the progress being made at the Intel Science and Technology Center (ISTC) for Visual Cloud Systems with Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University, and the University of Washington. Last year, Intel’s Jim Jeffers joined the governing board of the Academy Software Foundation, an exciting new chapter in using open source technology in the creation of motion pictures.Additionally, Intel is announcing Open Visual Cloud at NAB Show 2019. Open Visual Cloud is a software-first, open source project with reference pipelines for visual cloud use cases, such as content delivery network (CDN) live streaming, 1:N transcoding, and analytics to accelerate the pace of developer innovation in visual cloud services and applications. Read my colleague Craig Hurst’s blog on how Open Visual Cloud will bridge current industry technology gaps.Part of our ongoing support for the industry also includes new Intel® Select Solutions for Visual Cloud Delivery Network. Like other Intel® Select Solutions, this new reference architecture combines unique hardware and software ingredients across compute, storage, and memory. These components are utilized to optimize existing open source caching frameworks so that service providers can quickly and easily take advantage of the advanced technology. Because all Intel Selection Solutions are validated and benchmarked, providers can trust that the flexible, full-stack solutions will accelerate time to deployment, simplifying the procurement process with greater ROI predictability. We will continue to work with ecosystem partners to create solutions with tangible total cost of ownership (TCO) benefits. For full details about the new solution, visit the Intel® Select Solutions page.If you’re also attending NAB Show 2019, I invite you to come by South Hall 207 to hear all the avenues Intel is pursuing to help content delivery evolve to meet the next era of demand. For more information about Intel’s vision for advancing visual cloud, visit read more

Will railways sponsor CWG 2010?

first_imgWorried about how its money will be used by the Commonwealth Games (GWG) organising committee (OC), the Indian Railways – a key sponsor for the gala event – has voiced concern about giving Rs 100 crore.The railways has sought clarifications from the CWG OC, which is under a cloud on huge financial irregularities, before signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) pledging money to the 2010 Games.Sources told Headlines Today that the railways wants an assurance from the OC that no commission will be paid to the company, hired to secure sponsorships for the major sporting event scheduled in October, from its donation.The CWG OC has hired a foreign marketing and management firm – SMAM – which has been promised a cut from all funding made for the conduct of Games.The railways’ objection could lead to a string of similar rigid approaches from other public sector sponsors, including Central Bank of India, Air India and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), who have promised to pay Rs 50 crore each for the Games.last_img read more

Zuckerberg likes how PM Modi uses Facebook

first_imgOn Monday evening Facebook CEO mark Zuckerberg was back at the Mobile World Congress, talking about his pet project – While he spoke a lot about what can be done and how to connect more people to internet (so that Facebook can see more ad impressions), he cited how Prime Minister Narendra Modi uses Facebook.”He used the internet as a primary campaigning tool to connect with people,” said Zuckerberg. And in a country where access to internet remains a major issue, Zuckerberg found it very unique, similar in the league of how kids in Jakarta were to access internet.Last month Facebook launched its initiative in India in several south India states in partnership with Reliance. The project will allow Reliance data users to use several web services for free when they are accessed through the app.”Reliance customers in six Indian states (Tamil Nadu, Mahararashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, and Telangana) will now have access to more than three dozen services ranging from news, maternal health, travel, local jobs, sports, communication, and local government information,” said Facebook. “This is a big step forward in our efforts to connect everyone to the internet, and to help people share their ideas and creativity with the entire world.”When Zuckerberg came to India last year he had also met PM Modi. Ahead of the meeting, Zuckerberg had said that he was just going to listen and ask the Indian Prime Minister what Facebook could do to help the government here. The two reportedly discussed how Facebook could be used as a platform to deliver and build services, especially around health care. Zuckerberg also promised that Facebook would build Swatchh Bharat campaign app though it was reported that later the government roped in other firms for this project.advertisementAlso Read: Zuckerberg offers telcos an olive branchlast_img read more