BLOGLOVIN’: HEM News Agency joins bloggers’ network

  HEM News Agency is now an official member of the blogging networking site Bloglovin’. I signed up quickly last weekend and made my blog’s record there official. Bloglovin’, established in a Swedish garage in 2007, is a platform that enables bloggers and non-bloggers alike to curate, follow and keep up with their favourite blogs, ranging from the postings of leading organisations such as the BBC (the first blog HEMNA has followed) through to small mummy blogs and personal online diaries. The site now has more than 16 million people signed up and has reached such heights that it is … Continue reading BLOGLOVIN’: HEM News Agency joins bloggers’ network

IJNET: Mentoring clinic for MENA media startups launched

Amman – VIJAY SHAH via IFCJ Are you a #MENA journalist with a digital media startup? Apply to @IJNetArabic’s Mentoring Center to gain the skills and resources you need to move your project forward: https://t.co/K7PUle3xOY pic.twitter.com/7AfQoSkYGr — ICFJ (@ICFJ) May 28, 2018   The International Journalists’ Network (IJNet)’s Arabic division has launched a new service from its mentoring centre designed to help journalists in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region set up or further develop their media startups, the International Center for Journalists has reported. The year-long programme, aimed at entrepreneurs developing the next generation of technologically-rich Arabic … Continue reading IJNET: Mentoring clinic for MENA media startups launched

PAPERLESS POST: Experiencing a new breed of e-card

  They say that life is full of surprises and great things. And, indeed, you’ve just run into a whole bunch of them. Your sister has just had a baby boy, your friend has got his wedding date finally confirmed and the tinpot dictator of a manager at the office you have had to force yourself to be rictus grin nice to is leaving for a new position. Card buying season is making its presence felt but that same life of surprises usually consists of working all the hours thrown your way while juggling gym, hobbies, family time and all … Continue reading PAPERLESS POST: Experiencing a new breed of e-card

AKTSIZNAYA MARKA: The online tax stamps collection of Andrey Vasiunin

If you live in a European, African, Asian or South American country, and are a smoker or know smokers, you may have noticed fancy little labels stuck onto the cigarette boxes or other tobacco products you encounter. Attached like a stamp on an envelope but with the ornate designs and security features of paper money, these little slips of intricacy are neither truly stamps or banknotes. They are in fact cigarette and tobacco tax stamps, a method of collecting taxes by governments. While most countries and territories levy tax on goods such as tobacco and alcohol – the so-called ‘sin … Continue reading AKTSIZNAYA MARKA: The online tax stamps collection of Andrey Vasiunin

WORKPLACE PENSIONS: Advice and information from the DWP

Since October 2012, all British workplaces have been required to offer a ‘workplace pension’ to all their permanent employees. The rule was first applied to large companies, but now all employers, even those run by one person with one staff member, must have pension provisions in place by law. Until then, employers varied wildly in their pensions packages or whether they even offered them. The UK’s Department for Work and Pensions, in collaboration with the Pensions Regulator have a useful website which aims to demystify the regulations surrounding compulsory pension schemes, a scheme known officially as ‘Automatic Enrollment’. As millions … Continue reading WORKPLACE PENSIONS: Advice and information from the DWP

DPADD: The new social network for online gamers

Vijay Shah (reporter/editor) In an online world dominated by social media, there’s always a new niche to explore and cater for. We have Twitter for soundbites big and small, MySpace for artists famous and not-so-famous, Instagram for the budding and experienced photographers, and not forgetting Facebook, the indefatigable selfie mill of choice. However, despite the dominance of the big name social media companies, many audiences are not yet represented with social networks, including online gamers.  A new online journal and social network designed especially for online gamers plans to change all that. Dpadd, recently set up in Vancouver, Canada by … Continue reading DPADD: The new social network for online gamers

ANJALI’S PICS 2: More family photos from the Princess of piZap

By Vijay Shah On March 17, the Half-Eaten Mind played host to a selection of family portraits and fun images made by my youngest sister Anjali (with one produced by younger brother Arjun on his phone using an app he has unfortunately forgotten the name of). She built up these works of art using the photo effects/editing suite piZap (pronounced ‘PIE-zap’) which can be found at this link –  piZap. piZap is an online photo editor and collage maker with more than 7.1 million likes on the social network Facebook. With piZap you simply upload a photo and using a … Continue reading ANJALI’S PICS 2: More family photos from the Princess of piZap