I'm the former Global Communities Editor for Reuters News. I tweet on finance, business and geo-politics via @macromarkjones

Here’s what the world is most afraid of

agenda.weforum.org — Global climate change is the top threat perceived by citizens around the world, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. It comes top of a list of six global threats put to respondents and emerged as the leading concern in most countries in Latin America and Africa.

Electing Houston's mayor for two (or six?) years

houstonchronicle.com — Photo: Smiley N. Pool, Staff On November 3, and about a month later in a near-certain December runoff, Houston voters will cast ballots to choose the city's next mayor for a two-year term. However since Houston's adoption of term limits in 1991, all mayors have served de facto six-year terms, rarely facing any serious challenge in their respective first and second re-election bids.

Emi Gal, Founder of Brainient - Shares Insights

performancein.com — Our 'Profile: A Day in the Life of' feature takes a look at some of the global professionals working across performance marketing. It aims to shed light on the varying roles and companies across the flourishing industry. This week we head to Bucharest to meet the founder of Brainient.

Which ASEAN country is the top trader?

agenda.weforum.org — Ahead of the World Economic Forum's East Asia Regional Meeting on April 19, we're looking at how countries in the ASEAN group compare on key issues. Most ASEAN members have built their economies on the back of trade. But how well are they set up for future growth?

Appointments of new Director General and independent Chairman announced

epcrugby.com — Vincent Gaillard has more than 20 years experience as a senior executive with global brand leaders Coca-Cola, for whom he managed sponsorship for the Olympic Games, Rugby World Cup and the FIFA World Cup, and with the European arm of the NBA (National Basketball Association).
Apr 29, 2015

RT @ChampionsCup: EPCR appoints Vincent Gaillard as director general; Simon Halliday is new independent chairman bit.ly/epcr-appts pic.twitter.com/3yiGSQtuPk

Apr 29, 2015

RT @ChampionsCup: EPCR appoints Vincent Gaillard as director general; Simon Halliday is new independent chairman bit.ly/epcr-appts pic.twitter.com/3yiGSQtuPk

Apr 29, 2015

RT @ChampionsCup: EPCR appoints Vincent Gaillard as director general; Simon Halliday is new independent chairman bit.ly/epcr-appts pic.twitter.com/3yiGSQtuPk

‘Geeks Bearing Gifts’ - a digested read

markhaywardjones.wordpress.com — Jeff Jarvis coined the term 'networked journalism' nearly a decade ago and 'Geeks Bearing Gifts',his latest book, examines what's holding back journalists from exploiting the new possibilities presented by social networks. As an illustration of the challenge, he points out that news accounts for less than one per cent of page views on the web;...
Mar 08, 2015

‘Geeks Bearing Gifts’ — a digested read wp.me/p5MGof-g

The Week In Six Pix: Metro Racism, iCar, Globalisation, Robot Bankers, Gravity-defying Haircuts, and Watching Paint Dry

markhaywardjones.wordpress.com — British Racism on the Metro The Guardian newspaper was handed video footage of Chelsea football supporters abusing a passenger on the Paris Metro, sparking much soul-searching among the game's authorities. Barney Ronay pointed out that, in its pure form, football is, "the opposite of racism, an activity that tells you repeatedly that human beings are equal,...
Feb 21, 2015

The Week In Six Pix: Racism on the Metro, the iCar, Globalisation, Robot bankers, and the Fine Art of Watching… wp.me/p5MGof-8

Contagious Content

markhaywardjones.wordpress.com — I am using WordPress because my Tumblr has become so much harder to use as a pure blogging platform over the past few months. Tumblr has been re-optimised for easy sharing and handling web-hosted pictures in particular has become nightmarish. Plus I want to understand how 'social' WordPress has become in response to the growth...

The Week in Six Pix

Shares struggle, oil firms on Iraq anxiety

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Issei Kato Tokyo businessmen are reflected in an electronic board showing exchange rates between (from top row to third row) the Japanese yen against the U.S. dollar, the euro, Australian dollar and (fourth row to bottom row) indices of Dow Jones, the NASDAQ and Hang Seng Index, outside a brokerage in Tokyo April 14, 2014.
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