Vacancy for Queen Elizabeth’s Social Media Manager.

Tweeting for Her Majesty? How’s that for a line on your resume or CV, as the British put it.

But it’s a real job, it turns out, and for the grand salary of about $38,000 annually, you can become social-media manager for Queen Elizabeth II, the 93-year-old monarch who is savvy enough to know she has to go with the flow when it comes to modern communication.

Thus, the job description posted on the Royal Household website Thursday.

“About the role: It’s knowing your content will be viewed by millions,” it starts out. “It’s finding new ways to maintain The Queen’s presence in the public eye and on the world stage. This is what makes working for the Royal Household exceptional.”

The queen is coming slightly tardy to the social-media party but it is a testament to her shrewdness that she and her top staff have grasped the necessity.

Some of her grandchildren already have a robust social-media presence with staffers to tweet and post on Instagram for them. Others, such as Princess Eugenie of York, manage their own.

 

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex launched their own Instagram account last month, which they use to post mostly about their royal engagements and charities.

They also posted the news of the birth of their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, on May 6. They must be doing something right because the expertly curated page already has 8 million followers.

 

The job description for the queen’s social-media manager sounds perfect for a millennial who already spends most of his or her life on social media.

Working as part of a small team of “digital media specialists,” the queen’s social media guru would be responsible for informing a worldwide audience about the work of the royal family, creating content for social networking and digital platforms, including a newly launched website, and researching and writing feature articles on the royals.

Experience with parsing and monitoring analytics will be helpful. Creative flair, writing, photography and communications skills are crucial. Ability to quickly respond to changing priorities a must in a deadline-driven environment.

So much for the stuffy, old-fashioned reputation of the Windsors. The queen has been on her throne for 67 years; she hasn’t become the successful and respected monarch she is by refusing to adapt to changes in technology.

 

“Joining this fast-paced and dynamic team, your challenge will be to manage and oversee the daily news flow on digital and social networking platforms, as well as play a key part in some of the digital projects,” the job description says.

“Whether you’re covering a state visit, award ceremony or royal engagement, you’ll make sure our digital channels consistently spark interest and reach a range of audiences.”

It sounds like what a modern journalist does, except it’s supposed to be a Monday-Friday job and the journalists who cover the royals may work many more hours than that given royal schedules.

Also, the salary is not astounding by American standards, but think of the reach:

“The reaction to our work is always high-profile, and so reputation and impact will be at the forefront of all you do,” burbles the job description.” And having your work shared around the world will be the biggest reward.”

The job is open until May 26 and you can apply by clicking on a blue APPLY button. It doesn’t say applicants should be British, but if you’re an American you’ll have to learn how to write “British” with its spelling, syntax and punctuation peculiarities.

 

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Who will be Prince Archie’s godfather?

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son Archie was only born last week, but the couple will be starting to think about which of their friends and family members they will choose as royal godparents. It’s unlikely that Harry will ask his older brother Prince William to be a godfather – and the reason is simple.

William already has a part to play in Archie’s life as his uncle, so it makes more sense for Harry and Meghan to ask their friends or more distant family members to take on the role. This would also give the royal baby a larger support system. In a similar manner, it’s unlikely that William’s wife Kate will be a godmother.

 

When the Cambridges welcomed their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, they turned to their close friends to do the honours. Harry already has an established bond to the young royals in his role as an uncle.

George has seven godparents including Kate’s school friend Emilia Jardine-Paterson, William’s childhood friend William van Cutsem, and the couple’s university pal Oliver Baker. The only royal they asked to be a godparent was Zara Tindall. Charlotte, meanwhile, has five godparents, none of whom are royal. They include Kate’s cousin Adam Middleton and William’s cousin Laura Fellowes, who is the daughter of Princess Diana’s sister Lady Jane Fellowes.

 

Prince Harry once again missed out on being assigned the role of godfather when William and Kate’s third child Louis came along. Louis’ six godparents, none of whom are royal, include William’s friend Guy Pelly, his school friend Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, Kate’s school friend Hannah Carter and Kate’s cousin Lucy Middleton.
Baby Archie will most likely be baptised in July before the royals break for summer. His godparents will be announced by the palace shortly before the church ceremony. It’s not known where Archie will be christened, but a plausible venue is St George’s Chapel in Windsor, the same place where Harry was baptised and where the Sussexes married in May 2018.

 

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King Federer Pulled out due to Leg injury.

(Reuters) – Roger Federer has pulled out of his Italian Open quarter-final clash against Stefanos Tsitsipas due to an injury in his right leg, organisers said on Friday.

The 37-year-old Swiss, who was making a return to the European clay court season after two years away, won back-to-back matches against Joao Sousa and Borna Coric to reach the quarter-finals on Thursday.

“Unfortunately, King Roger had to withdraw from the tournament due to an injury to his right leg,” the tournament organisers wrote on Twitter.

“We wish him a fast recovery. Thank you for the incredible emotions.”

 

The injury casts doubts over his preparations for this months French Open, with only five matches on clay under his belt heading into the second Grand Slam of the year.

Following his quarter-final exit at the Australian Open, the 20-times Grand Slam champion won his 100th career singles title in Dubai and added another crown in Miami.

Federer, bidding for only the second French Open title of his career, will look to regain fitness ahead of the tournament starting in Paris on May 26.

 

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So sad!!!Ashley Massaro died.

Former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro has died at the age of 39.
“We are saddened to learn of the tragic death of former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro,” the pro wrestling organization said in a statement. “She performed in WWE from 2005-2008 and was beloved by her fellow Superstars and fans around the world. WWE offers its condolences to Ashley’s family and friends.”

 

According to TMZ, the former wrestler was transported from her home in Suffolk County, NY to a hospital where she died Thursday morning. No cause of death was made public, and the Suffolk County coroner’s office did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

 

Massaro came into the public eye as the winner of “WWE Diva Search” in 2005, which earned her a one-year contract with the organization. She also briefly competed on “Survivor: China” in 2007, and was voted off after six days in the competition.
Massaro retired from professional wrestling in 2008.

 

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Manchester United falling off the ladder of being the first best four in Premier League Campaign in 2019.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Manchester United were handed a painful reality check in 2018-19, with the “biggest and best club in the world” needing to rebuild quickly.

The Red Devils have seen the curtain come down on a forgettable campaign that delivered a sixth-place finish in the Premier League, no silverware and failure to qualify for the Champions League.

A serious rebuilding job is required at Old Trafford, with Solskjaer the latest manager to be charged with the task of putting foundations for future success in place.

He has experienced a steep learning curve since returning to familiar surroundings, with a positive opening to a reign as interim boss having been countered by a run of two wins in 12.

Quizzed by United’s official club app as to what lessons he has taken from a season that promised much but delivered little, he said: “I’ve learned that I don’t like losing. I like winning.

“We started off fantastically. The boys were unbelievable when I came in. We were positive. We won games.

 

“The whole group gelled together and I enjoyed winning but I know that football is hard. You can’t just expect everything to go that way and the reality hit us.

“We are in a league with loads of very good teams and, to be at our top [level], we need to be 100 per cent focused.

“We came into some games really, really focused with the full team and I thought that was fantastic.

“Then you learn a lot when you go through tough times and think about who can be build this team around, and who we think is going to take the next step because we need to go to the next level.”

 

Part of the problem for United is that they have fallen behind domestic rivals who are flourishing at home and abroad and will likely spend again over the summer in an effort to become even stronger.

Solskjaer acknowledges the challenges he faces and the differences in English football to when he was starring for United as a player, adding: “There are different playing styles, more teams playing more continental styles and competitiveness to the league.

“It’s a massive difference, we’ve got six teams who would say ‘we can challenge for trophies’ and it used to be one or two, with us when Arsenal or Chelsea were challenging when I played.

“Leicester won the league, Everton are challenging and there are 10 teams who could qualify for Europe.

“You can see by City winning the league and possibly a domestic treble, maybe to Liverpool and Spurs in the Champions League final, and Arsenal and Chelsea in the Europa League final, that we’re competing against the best clubs in the world.

“That’s a challenge we won’t take lightly. It’s a great challenge for this club, the biggest and best club in the world.”

United are expected to splash the cash in the next transfer window as they endeavour to close the gap on those around them, with Solskjaer having already admitted that his squad for 2019-20 will look markedly different to the one he inherited from Jose Mourinho.

 

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Priyanka Chopra’s encounter with racism at a tender age.

Priyanka Chopra was bullied because of her skin colour.

The ‘Quantico’ star has opened up about the ”really racist behaviour” she experienced when she was in high school.

 

She said: ”I had, you know, really racist behaviour when I was in high school in 10th grade. I was called Brownie, Curry, go back on the elephant you came on, and that really affected me when I was a kid and affected my self-esteem … The way we treat people differently comes from cultural, subliminal messaging that has happened over eons. The more we can talk about it and open other people’s eyes and say, ‘It doesn’t have to be that way,’ and give them more examples, I guess society will change.”

And the 36-year-old actress – who is married to singer Nick Jonas – wants to create a world where her future kids don’t have to think about diversity.

Speaking to promote her ambassadorship for skincare company Obagi and the Skinclusion campaign, she added: ”I do want to create a world for my future kids where they don’t have to think about diversity, where they’re not talking about it because it’s normal.”

 

The ‘Isn’t It Romantic’ star previously insisted that ”representation is important” to daily life and helps her decide what brands she wants to work with.

She said: ”I feel the need for diversity everywhere. Representation is so important, and the conversation around that is something we need to keep magnifying so it doesn’t die down. So for me, the work that I choose and the brands that I align with [include] people who are willing to move that conversation forward. Social responsibility is something that is so important to especially us people who have the privilege of having a platform.

”When you talk about diversity and inclusion, it shouldn’t come from like a place of anger. People have said a lot of ignorant things to me, but instead of being offended, I try and educate them. And I think that like the better route to go where you teach people and change the world step by step instead of like breeding a war.”

 

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Older Prince meeting younger Prince.What a grandeur of royal visit.

A very special visitor! Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry’s royal baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, met his grandfather, Prince Charles, on Thursday, May 16, Us Weekly can confirm.

The Prince of Wales, 70, recently returned from an overseas trip to Germany with Duchess Camilla.

Charles gushed over his grandson’s arrival to reporters in Berlin on May 7. “We couldn’t be more delighted at the news, and we’re looking forward to meeting the baby when we return,” he said.

Two days prior to Charles’ visit, the little one was introduced to his uncle, Prince William, and aunt, Duchess Kate.

“Kate and William went over to Meghan and Harry’s to meet their new nephew in a private affair,” a source told Us exclusively.

The Duke, 34, and Duchess of Sussex, 37, welcomed their baby boy on May 6.

 

The first royal family member to meet Baby Sussex was Prince Philip on May 8, moments before the Suits alum and her husband posed for pics with their son for the first time.

“We just bumped into the duke as we were walking by, which was so nice,” the former actress told members of the press at her infant’s debut inside Windsor Castle. “So it will be nice to introduce the baby to the family.”

Harry added: “Another great-grandchild.”

Later that same day, he and Meghan revealed their son’s name with an Instagram post. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor,” the couple captioned a black-and-white photo of the Los Angeles native introducing her son to Queen Elizabeth II while her husband, 97, Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, and Harry looked on with smiles.

“This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle,” the royal pair added. “The Duke of Edinburgh and the duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion.”

 

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Nothern Nigeria besieged by armed bandits kidnapping 3 months old baby.

Bandits have abducted seven persons, including a three-month-old baby, at Kanoma village in the Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the mother of the infant was also kidnapped while two people were killed during the attack.

A resident, Ibrahim Muhammed, was quoted as saying that suspected bandits besieged the area around 3am on Tuesday.

Muhammed said the attackers fired gunshots sporadically to scare the residents away.

He said, “It was while they were scaring the people with gun shots that they killed the two victims.

 

“We tried to raise the alarm to security agencies who were stationed in different places along the Sokoto-Gusau Road, but everyone was afraid of the assailants who were armed with powerful firearms.”

He said the gunmen went to the residence of one Dan Haja, a businessman, beat him with iron rods and inflicted serious injuries on him after which they went away with his wife and her three-month-old baby.

He said the bandits then moved to the house of Sani Abdullahi, a former government official, picked him along with six other persons and disappeared.

“At a later time, they called to demand for a ransom of N50m for the release of those abductees,” Muhammed said.

 

When contacted, Mohammed Shehu, spokesman for the state police command, confirmed the attack, saying, “From the report we received, no one was killed and a total of eight persons, mostly women and children, were abducted by the attackers.”

He said the command’s tactical and anti-terrorism units had been deployed in the area to trail the bandits, adding that peace had been restored to the area.

Shehu urged members of the public to always report such attacks or suspicious movements in good time so that assistance could come early enough.

Six die in fresh Taraba attacks

Meanwhile, six people have been confirmed killed and three others missing following fresh attacks on Taraba State between Wednesday and Thursday.

The Taraba attacks happened separately in Wukari and Donga local government areas of the state.

The Caretaker Chairman of Donga Local Government Council, Nashuka Ipeyen, told one of our correspondents in a telephone interview that three Jukun youths were killed on their way to Wukari while their rice-laden vehicle was taken away by the attackers.

Ipeyen further explained that a Tiv man and two Jukun were also killed in Donga while three were missing following tension that greeted the killing of three youths from Donga who were on their way to Wukari.

The caretaker chairman noted that he was making frantic efforts to bring the situation under control.

He added, “I am out now to talk to the people on the need to stop the killings. Many houses have been burnt and valuable property destroyed. This is unfortunate and we must stop this hostility.”

The President General of Tiv Cultural and Social Association, Chief Goodman Dahida, in a telephone interview, said the attacks were carried out by armed robbers who had on several occasions blocked the said road and cause mayhem.

Dahida dissociated the Tiv from the attack and called on security agencies to help fish out the criminals terrorising the area.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, David Misal, confirmed the attack, saying the police were on top of the situation. He added that a manhunt had been launched for those that committed the crime.

He said that security agencies in the state would not rest until those who were behind the nefarious act were brought to book.

 

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MKO Abiola conferred posthumously with Grand Commander of Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The National Assembly has passed the amendment to the National Holiday Act to move Nigeria’s Democracy Day from May 29 to June 12.
The Senate at the plenary on Thursday passed the amendment in concurrence with the House of Representatives which approved the new date earlier in December 2018.

The passage followed the adoption of a report by the Majority Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, for the Senate to concur with the House.

The three clauses of the amendment bill were passed by the Committee of the Whole when the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the session, put them to voice vote.

 

The legislation is now billed for transmission to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.

Buhari had in June 2018 declared that the Democracy Day would henceforth hold on June 12 of every year.

 

 

 

The President made the declaration as the Federal Government honoured the acclaimed winner of the 1993 presidential election, the late Chief Moshood Abiola with a posthumous conferment of the highest national award, Grand Commander of the Federal Republic.

Buhari had also conferred on Abiola’s running mate in the election, Alhaji Babagana Kingibe, as well as foremost human right lawyer, the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi, with the Grand Commander of the Niger, the second highest national honour.

 

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