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Twitter blocked Trump, but he was not upset, but created a social analogue network

True, it is still not clear what is its place in the invention of this application.

The team of former US President Donald Trump, after being blocked on Twitter, created a very similar social network. The beta version of Gettr has been available since July 1, Politico reports.

Already on July 4, on the Independence Day of the United States, the application will be officially launched.

Gettr will be able to write messages with 777 characters, add videos longer than 3 minutes, and also broadcast live. Also, users will be able to repost from Twitter.

“The new social network is designed to protect freedom of speech, promote healthy meaning, fight the monopoly of social networks and create a real market for ideas,” the media reported.

Former Trump speaker Jason Miller became the head of the platform. The project was also joined by his ex-director of communications during the election campaign, Tim Merto.

It is not yet clear what exactly Trump has to do with this social network.

Earlier, Twitter announced its decision to indefinitely freeze the personal account of former US President Donald Trump, as it considered his publications capable of provoking violence.

It explains that such a decision is dictated by “the risk of further incitement to violence.”

Earlier, a number of other American social networks made similar decisions. Dissatisfaction has been sparked by Trump’s recent publications in which he indirectly urged violent demonstrators at a recent protest in Washington.

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EIB & KfW welcome progress in Lusaka sanitation project to double network access underway after decade of preparations

EIB & KfW welcome progress in Lusaka sanitation project to double network access underway after decade of preparations

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Upgrading sanitation key to improve public health and COVID protection; First financing for EUR 262 million scheme disbursed by EIB (www.EIB.org) and KfW; Team Europe partners welcome scheme’s vision and ambition.

New investment to transform public health in the Zambian capital Lusaka by improving access by 525,000 families to sanitation, expanding wastewater treatment at two new plants in Chunga and Ngwerere, and construction of 520 km of sewerage pipes will be accelerated by disbursement of financing for the Lusaka Sanitation Program by the European Investment Bank and a grant by the German Development Bank, KfW, on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany.

“Expanding access to sewerage based sanitation is crucial to protect public health against a variety of waterborne diseases and COVID-19, ensure that thousands of, also poor, families across Lusaka benefit from better services and enable waste water treatment to continue during the either droughts or floods that would be hitting Zambia. The close cooperation with Zambian and international partners, including long-term financing and technical expertise provided by the European Investment Bank and KfW over recent years, is now delivering and contributing to Zambia’s Vision 2030.” said Eng. Jonathan Kampata, Managing Director of the Lusaka Water and Sanitation Company.

“The European Investment Bank is pleased to support the ambitious and visionary Lusaka Sanitation Program that will transform sanitation, public health, economic and social development in the Zambian capital. The scale of the project being implemented by the Lusaka Water Supply and Sanitation Company has required intensive technical preparations to maximise the impact of the scheme. Today marks a key milestone in the project that enables the first financing to be provided by EIB and KfW for rehabilitation of two waste water treatment works in the city and complement other parts of the city-wide scheme already underway. Accelerating high-impact sanitation investment is crucial to strengthen public health resilience to COVID-19 and deliver sustainable urban development.” said Thomas Ostros, European Investment Bank Vice President.

“Safe sanitation and hygiene are key aspects of a healthy and dignified life. Universal access to sanitation and hygiene by 2030 is a target of the Sustainable Development Agenda. Unfortunately, progress to date has been slow. Access rates to safe sanitation are not increasing fast enough, this amid the Covid-19 pandemic – and not just in Zambia. I am happy to announce the first disbursements of EIB and KfW funds, marking another important and timely step in the realization of the Lusaka Sanitation Programme. Increasing the waste water treatment capacity in Lusaka with support of the German government will form the backbone for upscaling access to safe sanitation and hygiene, particularly for poor households. By reducing the ground and surface water contamination the increased waste water treatment capacity will contribute to improving the quality of scarce water resources”, Anne Wagner-Mitchell, Ambassador of Germany to Zambia and Special Representative to COMESA.

Progress unlocking financing from international partners Progress in technical planning and project preparation for the Lusaka Sanitation Programme has enabled the first EUR 2.7 million to be disbursed by the European Investment Bank and German Development Bank, KfW. This is the first financing from the two international partners for the scheme.

The EIB will provide EUR 102.5 million and KfW EUR 33 million (grant) for the overall project, alongside the World Bank, African Development Bank, European Union, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Government of Zambia.

Long-term sanitation investment to improve public health and social inclusion Implementation of the Lusaka Sanitation Program is a key part of the Zambian government’s Vision 2030 and National Development that will improve public health and social inclusion of vulnerable communities and address challenges faced by women and children.

Once complete the Lusaka Sanitation Program will reduce prevalence of water borne disease and pollution in local rivers.

Combating COVID-19 through community involvement Since the Covid-19 pandemic the Lusaka Sanitation Program has strengthened hygiene measures across the city by practising social distancing and changing public perception of hand washing.

400 hand sanitiser stations have been installed in public spaces such as markets, health centres, water points, and places of worship and over 600 water tap attendants have become coronavirus prevention ambassadors.
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Background information The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the long-term lending institution of the European Union owned by its Member States. It makes long-term finance available for sound investment in order to contribute towards EU policy goals.

KfW is one of the world’s leading and most experienced promotional banks. Established as a public law institution in 1948, the German Federal Government has an 80% stake and the German federal states have a 20% stake in the bank. The objective is to combat poverty, secure peace, protect the environment and the climate as well as ensuring fair globalization. KfW is a competent and strategic adviser for current development policy issues.

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EIB backing water investment across Zambia The EIB is also supporting new investment to upgrade and expand water and wastewater services provided by the Mulonga Water Supply and Sanitation Company on the Copperbelt Province.

The European Investment Bank has supported water, energy, transport, agriculture and private sector investment across Zambia since 1978 and KfW has been active in Zambia since 1965.

KfW: Increasing access to water, sanitation and hygiene in rural and urban Zambia German Cooperation, through KfW, is supporting the Zambian Government in its pursuit to ensure universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene in particular in Luapula, Eastern and Southern Provinces.

KfW has supported Zambia since 1965 on behalf of the German Federal Government with more than EUR 900 million, mainly financing infrastructure projects improving access to water and sanitation, transport and basic infrastructure in provinces and recently also energy and agriculture.

Nintendo's Scheduled Switch Network Maintenance Appears To Be Complete

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The situation with Switch Error Code 2123-1502 has somewhat improved over the past week, but Nintendo seems to still be busy behind the scenes.

Following on from a notice last week, it has now performed scheduled maintenance on its online services. This covers the Switch eShop and certain online game services.

“[Network maintenance information] We are currently performing maintenance on the Nintendo eShop. The end is scheduled around 15:30. Please note that it cannot be used during maintenance.”

With any luck, it puts an end to those pesky error code issues which first appeared when Switch system update 12.0.3 rolled out earlier this month.

If we hear anything else, we’ll be sure to let you know. How’s your Switch going now that this network maintenance has been performed? Tell us down in the comments.

[source nintendo.co.jp, via twitter.com]

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Warzone servers down as Call of Duty network launch Double XP

Call of Duty servers are down for some titles today, with gamers in the UK struggling to log into Warzone.

The outage doesn’t appear to be widespread, meaning that it should be fixed relatively quickly.

There have also been reports of Xbox Live connection issues today, alongside problems playing Modern Warfare.

No post has been shared on what might be causing tonight’s issues or how long they might last in the games affected.

A new update was recently launched for Call of Duty Warzone, alongside a new Double XP event.

As soon as gamers can log back in, they will be able to earn 2X Weapon XP all weekend long in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, from 10 AM PT June 4 to 10 AM PT June 7.


Patch notes for this week’s latest Call of Duty Warzone update can be found below:


  • Adding:

  • Removing:

    • Verdansk – Plunder Trios

    • Verdansk – Power Grab

  • Keeping


  • ‘80s Action Heroes



  • Submachine Guns

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Entertainment Feed

Telcoin (TEL) gains 300% after layer-2 migration to the Polygon network

The ability to send money to anyone, anywhere, at any time was one of the original motivations behind Bitcoin (BTC) that helped give rise to the expanding cryptocurrency ecosystem that exists today. 

Blockchain-based global remittance platforms are one sector of crypto projects that have evolved over time to help meet the needs of peer-to-peer money transactions, and Telcoin (TEL) is one such project that has made significant gains in 2021.

TEL/USDT 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that the price of Telcoin has surged more than 4,100% since Feb. 1, rallying from a low of $ 0.00066 to a new all-time high at $ 0.0286 on May 5 as the altcoin saw a record $ 110 million in 24-hour trading volume.

Shift to global remittances ignite the rally

A scroll through the Telcoin Twitter feed shows that the project recently launched an upgraded protocol that enabled its remittance services between the Philippines and Canada to go live on Feb. 4.

The launch of V2 included new versions of both iOS and Android mobile applications that users in participating jurisdictions can download in the Apple and Google Play store.

According to the Telcoin team, Canada is the “first of four initial sending markets that Telcoin is entering for fiat remittances,” and it will soon be “followed by Singapore, Australia, and the USA.”

The project gained further attention in late February when Telcoin CEO Paul Neuner appeared before the Nebraska State Legislature to talk about opportunities in the fintech space and how the state could benefit from legislation geared toward turning Nebraska into a decentralized finance hub.

Layer 2 trading lifts TEL price to new highs

After trading sideways through most of March and April, TEL price received a dose of rocket fuel thanks to the token being listed on the QuickSwap decentralized exchange that operates on Polygon, a layer-2 protocol buil on the Ethereum network.

The lower fee environment of the Polygon network and the attractive yield opportunities for liquidity providers on QuickSwap likely led to the surge in trading volume for TEL.

According to data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro, market conditions for TEL have been favorable for some time.

The VORTECS™ Score, exclusive to Cointelegraph, is an algorithmic comparison of historic and current market conditions derived from a combination of data points including market sentiment, trading volume, recent price movements and Twitter activity.

VORTECS™ Score (green) vs. TEL price. Source: Cointelegraph Markets Pro

As seen in the chart above, the VORTECS™ Score for TEL was elevated following its launch on QuickSwap which initially elevated the price above $ 0.01. The score continued to rise and reached a high of 95 on May 3, roughly two days before the price rallied 84% to a new all-time high on May 5.

With a globally relevant use case now operating in a low fee, layer-2 environment, Telcoin has the potential to attract a wide range of global users. As blockchain technology increases its mainstream presence and new participants look for cheaper ways to transfer funds and make payments, TEL price could see further appreciation. 

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.