Google on Wednesday announced the launch of Tamil language support for its advertising products — Google AdWords and Google AdSense. The Internet giant said these products would support the Tamil language web publishers and also help advertisers to reach out to the large base of Internet users in Tamil. With this launch, Google has now scaled support for Indian language advertising to cover Hindi, Bengali and Tamil. “Now Tamil will provide the necessary boost to content creation in local languages and grow digital advertising in Indian languages,” said Shalini Girish, Director - Google Marketing Solutions, Google India, in a statement. “We saw a huge acceleration in Hindi content creation when we launched support for Hindi languages,” added Ms.Girish. With the language support, advertisers will be able to develop rich and seamless campaigns to target their audience through Tamil-language search and display ads, Google said. The content creators who have websites and blogs in Tamil … [Read more...] about Google unveils Tamil language support for AdWords, AdSense
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Two Russian officials who purportedly signed an appeal addressed to Russian President Putin demanding an end to his war in Ukraine have denied doing so, shortly after their colleague was called a traitor and escorted from a high-level meeting. Lawmakers Natalya Kochugova, and Aleksandr Sustov were, according to Leonid Vasyukevich, a fellow member of Russia' s Communist Party, two of the four officials to have signed an appeal to Putin, urging him to stop the months-long war in Ukraine and to withdraw his troops from the country. Vasyukevich told a session of the Legislative Assembly of Russia's Primorsky Krai in the far east that the group is demanding an end to the war. "We understand that if our country does not stop this military operation, there will be more orphans," Vasyukevich said, in a rare critique of what Putin describes as a "special military operation." Reading a statement that he said he, his colleague Gennady Shulga, as well as Kochugova and Sustov had … [Read more...] about Russian officials deny they urged Vladimir Putin to stop war
A week that began with the world wondering if the U.S. and China were inevitably headed to war over Taiwan took a different turn Thursday thanks to a speech delivered by Secretary of State Antony Blinken at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The concerns about looming conflict came on Monday when President Biden indicated that the U.S. would use military force to protect Taiwan from a potential Chinese attack . While Biden and his team quickly sought to clarify that the U.S. was not backing away from its policy of “strategic ambiguity” regarding Taiwan—arguing that what the president meant was that he was merely reiterating a long-standing commitment “to provide Taiwan with the military means to defend itself”—his remarks triggered a tough response from the Chinese, who asserted China maintained “the strong resolve, determination, and capability” to defend its “national sovereignty and territorial integrity.” As a consequence, interest was high in Blinken’s … [Read more...] about Secretary of State Blinken to China: You Want to Compete? Bring It On!
Updated | The father of Jaylen Fryberg, who killed four friends and himself at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington state in October 2014, was sentenced Monday to 24 months in federal prison and three years of probation, according to local news outlets. A jury in federal court had found Ray Fryberg Jr. guilty on six counts of illegally owning guns, including the one Jaylen used in the school shooting. The sentence is less than the 33 months in prison and three years of supervised release that federal prosecutors had recommended. Each count carried a maximum sentence of fines and 10 years in prison. Families of Jaylen's victims attended the sentencing and prosecutors read statements some of them had written. Lincoln Beauregard, a lawyer for the victims' families, tells Newsweek , "They appreciate the work of the Department of Justice, they appreciate the process. Some of them said that yeah, more time would have been good, but the bigger concern was that Raymond Fryberg … [Read more...] about Marysville-Pilchuck Gunman’s Father Sentenced to Prison
"You crouch down, mummy, and balance on the toilet seat, then be as quiet as a mouse. "That way the shooter might not find you." So many things floored me about that conversation, not least that my wee boy used the word "shooter". My son - we call him the middle one - was nine at the time, when he came home from his third week at a US elementary school and burst through the door. He'd made new friends, they'd asked him if he knew David Beckham and why he pronounced "water" weird. A British Army family, we'd been posted at short notice to Kansas in mid-west USA, from a small Wiltshire village. There, the primary school had around 100 children, was opposite the church, and doubled as the village hall for fetes, yoga and book club. More on Texas School Shooting Texas school shooting: State hosts weapons convention promising '14 acres of guns' just days after massacre Texas school shooting: Girl survived by 'smearing blood on herself and playing dead' … [Read more...] about Lone shooter drill lessons from my nine-year-old – and why handguns became humdrum