King Abdullah’s US visit to be shared on Twitter

Saudi Arabia’s Washington Embassy will use popular social networking site ‘Twitter’, to give updates during King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz’s visit to the US.

Tweets from ‘@SaudiEmbassyUSA’ will highlight Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the G-20 Summit, as well as items of interest about the long-standing Saudi-US relationship, the embassy has said in a statement.

The 86-year-old King Abdullah, who embarked on his US visit today will be greeted by US President Barack Obama at the White House.

In addition to Twitter, the embassy has expanded its social media content to YouTube, www.youtube.com/saudiembassyusa.

Press conferences and video related to Saudi Arabia, as well as third-party speeches and interviews will be posted on the website.



My Note –

On Sunday, one of the cable news groups told of the Saudi visit among the things that would be happening this week and I wrote it on a 3.5 card with a bunch of other stuff including President Obama’s team being focused on climate change and energy this week. Yesterday, the only news worthy of air time appeared to be the confirmation hearings for Ms. Kagan which rolled endlessly across every hour throughout the most of every one of those hours across the entire day.

Apparently for some reason, everyone in the media believes we need to be told what it all means using a parade of “experts,” and “analysts” and “political operatives” ad nauseum – so they were nice enough to use the entire day to do that. In fact, I think they used a lot of time on previous days, especially over the weekend to explain it in the same way as well. Now, today – that will probably get most of the airtime, too.

However, CSPAN carried the whoole thing – although it seemed most of the time was an opportunity for legislators to have a soap box moment rather than to find out anything from Ms. Kagan who was intentionally going to say little more than that she would use the law to make her decisions. Yeah, uh-huh. That’s why the news shows had to explain it all before the confirmation hearings and then explain the same things again as they were happening and then explain it all again along with all these people’s opinions about it after it happened. Does that make any sense?

– cricketdiane

Yesterday, I was looking up places in New York where my daughter might find a place to work and found this –

International Renewable Energy Agency

It says – “A lack of voluntary contributions from Member States has led to the postponement of all recruitment until additional resources become available.”

(my note, so not only is it in Abu Dhabi and not in the US – it isn’t supported by UN members currently either).



The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) was officially established in Bonn on 26 January 2009. To Date 146 states and the European Union signed the Statute of the Agency; amongst them are 48 African, 38 European, 35 Asian, 15 American and 10 Australia/Oceania States.

Mandated by these governments worldwide, IRENA will promote the widespread and increased adoption and sustainable use of all forms or renewable energy. Acting as the global voice for renewable energies, IRENA will facilitate access to all relevant renewable energy information, including technical data

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