Police Seizes Underwater Drones Smuggling Drugs From Morocco to Europe

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Spanish police have uncovered three underwater drones, used to smuggle drugs to Europe from Morocco.

Eight people have been arrested so far, and police believe they have broken up a gang.

Spanish authorities say it’s the first time they have discovered an unmanned underwater vehicle.

Spanish police seize underwater drones designed to carry drugs

The vessels would have allowed traffickers to smuggle 200kg of drugs across strait of Gibraltar, police say

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Gang on personal watercraft smuggled drugs at high speeds: Police

The cops said they arrested 20 people and seized 4 tons of cannabis in hashish form.

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In too deep: the epic, doomed journey of Europe’s first narco-submarine

Former boxer Agustín Álvarez jailed for piloting a sub carrying 3,000kg of cocaine across the Atlantic

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Source: TG Daily – Police Seizes Underwater Drones Smuggling Drugs From Morocco to Europe

North Korea Claims Reason for Covid Outbreak Due to “Alien Things”

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Announcing the results of an investigation, the North ordered people to vigilantly deal with alien things coming by wind and other climate phenomena and balloons in the areas along the demarcation line and borders, the official KCNA news agency said.

The agency did not directly mention South Korea, but North Korean defectors and activists have for decades flown balloons from the South across the heavily fortified border, carrying leaflets and humanitarian aid.

South Korea’s unification ministry, handling inter-Korean affairs, said there was no possibility of the virus entering the North through leaflets sent across the border. 

The North has claimed the COVID wave has shown signs of subsiding, although experts suspect under-reporting in the figures released through government-controlled media. North Korea reported 4,570 more people with fever symptoms on Friday, with the total number of fever patients recorded since late April at 4.74 million. 

Pyongyang has been announcing the number of fever patients daily without specifying whether they had contracted COVID, apparently due to a lack of testing kits.

N. Korea suggests balloons flown from South brought COVID-19

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) North Korea suggested Friday its COVID-19 outbreak began in people who had contact with balloons flown from South Korea a highly questionable claim that appeared to be an attempt to hold its rival responsible amid increasing tensions over its nuclear program.

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North Korea: The mystery of its Covid outbreak

The government says it has the situation under control, but what do we really know about the scale of the crisis?

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Kim Jong Un warns of ‘grave consequences’ after Covid-19 incident

Kim Jong Un fired several senior officials who failed to enforce North Korea’s stringent Covid-19 prevention, a dereliction of duty which the young dictator said will have “grave consequences” for the impoverished and isolated nation, state media reported Wednesday.

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Source: TG Daily – North Korea Claims Reason for Covid Outbreak Due to “Alien Things”

One Lenovo: How Lenovo Backed into a Set of Merger Best Practices

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Lenovo has been a bit of a merger mess for much of the last two decades. Lenovo’s merger with IBM PC company was an example of best practices, but it was followed by two merger disasters that had as much to do with unique problems with the IBM x86 server division and Motorola as it did with Lenovo’s use of a common practice that more generally fails, but where Lenovo may not have had a good alternative choice.   

Let’s talk this week about how Lenovo got messed up doing a series of mergers but is now emerging stronger because of its approach to solving the related problems.

The cause of Lenovo’s merger problems

When Lenovo merged with the IBM PC company, it generally followed IBM’s practice of the time which was one of, if not the best, merger processes. The strategy was to leave the acquired property alone pretty much until it was well known enough to make critical changes. There were issues like turf conflicts with existing Lenovo businesses and a lack of strong coordination between the old and new parts of Lenovo that the company struggled with, but that isn’t uncommon.  

While the later Dell merger process proved to be better (that process both starts earlier and focuses more tightly on the initial identification and preservation of existing core assets), at the time of Lenovo’s merger, the Dell process hadn’t been developed yet.  

Then Lenovo acquired Motorola and attempted a similar process but, unlike the IBM PC company, Motorola was not well run. It had been in trouble prior to Google acquiring it, and Google had so mismanaged the company it was arguably non-viable. When buying a non-viable entity, the “leave it alone” approach doesn’t work. A better approach is to immediately fold operational responsibility into existing working groups, have the acquired employees’ interview for positions in Lenovo, and collapse the failed company quickly into the better operating parent while still identifying and preserving key assets like intellectual property, the brand and any critical human assets. In this case, following the prior process backfired on Lenovo. Maintaining the non-viable company became a drag on the parent company.

Then Lenovo acquired IBM’s x86 server division, but, unlike the IBM PC company, it was not viable. It lacked the infrastructure needed to stand alone. Lenovo tried the “leave it alone” approach again, but, again, because it wasn’t viable they moved to integrate but adding a sick division to a company already struggling with another acquisition just wasn’t working. The result was two businesses that pulled resources instead of contributing to Lenovo’s bottom line.

Fixing the problem

Here’s where it gets interesting and reminds me of a story my father told me years ago. He was flying his private plane onto a military base on a foggy night when he got into an inverted spin he couldn’t pull out of. So, he put the plane into a nose-down spin that he could pull out of before he crashed. Given I hadn’t been conceived yet, his quick thinking arguably saved both of our lives.  

In effect, Lenovo performed a similar maneuver. Rather than trying to continue to integrate the units, it kept them separate and focused on turning them into viable entities. Lenovo knew how to merge viable entities because it did it before with the IBM’s PC company and thus was able to use a process it was now arguably good at to fix the problems. Because now it’s merging the two viable entities into one company to create a more integrated and synergistic One Lenovo.  Lenovo’s finances have improved substantially, and once it removes the unneeded redundancies, its financial success should improve significantly and, given it’s done this before, success on this last part is all but certain. However, I ran a merger clean-up team at IBM and even with lot of resources and experience, they can still go sideways.  

Wrapping up: One Lenovo

Lenovo already has one unique global advantage: It’s the only company that can equally operate in China and the U.S. because not only is its executive team multi-national, so is the company. All other multi-national tech companies reside in either the U.S. or China. Lenovo has a big footprint in both countries and presents as the only tech world company as opposed to being U.S. or Chinese. This also makes Lenovo a unique partner for Chinese companies wanting to successfully penetrate the U.S. market and U.S. companies wanting to penetrate China. And both the organizational model and the strategic use of mergers in the country where it was initially weak stand as best practices for any other company wishing to do the same.  

I’ll still argue that Dell’s merger process for viable companies is the best in the world, Lenovo’s executive decision to recognize its mistake and, rather than cover it up, learn from it and fix the underlying problems, stands as a best practice for general management with broad applicability not only for mergers but day-to-day operations. Sadly, that approach is also unique because most companies would rather hide from their mistakes than identify and correct them. Lenovo’s far more adult approach stands in sharp contrast to that foolishness and is a credit to its CEO, Yang Yuanqing, who has proven to be one of the most astute company leaders in any segment.  

A lot of other companies could learn from Lenovo in this regard as it reflects an impressively well-thought-out approach to problem-solving with executive leadership. 



Source: TG Daily – One Lenovo: How Lenovo Backed into a Set of Merger Best Practices

How Does a VPN work?

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You cannot help but sense that privacy is being violated. As of the date of this writing, net neutrality is no longer in effect. ISPs will soon be able to sell their customers’ personal information to outside parties, and we are all currently subject to some form of surveillance. It’s time to start thinking about buying a Free VPN if you don’t already have one. 

In this post, we’ll clarify how VPNs operate, define them for the uninitiated, and explain why they form the basis of any privacy plan.

What is VPN?

Using a VPN can help you protect your online privacy. Consider a tunnel to demonstrate how a virtual private network functions. You and a VPN server are on opposite sides of the tunnel, which has you on one side. 

Using a VPN to conduct an online search allows you to browse the Internet anonymously as you pass via a secure tunnel to the VPN server on the other end, retrieve the information you need, and transfer it back to your device. By doing this, you increase your privacy from your ISP and hackers who might otherwise be able to monitor your online activities.

But why is using a VPN necessary to protect the privacy of your searches? Like your fingerprints, your computer has a different IP address. Your IP address can be used to identify you and reveal to curious eyes anything you have accessed online. However, a VPN functions as a privacy shield and conceals your fingerprint like a pair of gloves, preventing hackers from stealing your data or, worse yet, your identity. 

However, you need to be concerned about more than simply hackers. Even your ISP can collect and sell your data to advertisers in the modern world. Many people find that using a VPN gives them control over their privacy.

A VPN is intended to support online anonymity. By encrypting your data, it offers a certain level of privacy by preventing advertisers and those with bad intentions, like identity thieves, from accessing your information. Some VPNs have a no-log policy, meaning that not even the VPN service keeps track of your online activities. 

When an employee wants to access the company’s database while working from home or while traveling, businesses utilize a VPN to keep information secure. This kind of VPN service gives the impression that your computer is connected to the company’s servers and gives you access to data and programs precisely as if you were at the office.

How does VPN work? 

The VPN client, which is your device, and the VPN’s private server create a private, secure, and encrypted network between each other. The encrypted data that is delivered from your device to the Internet makes it appear as though it originates from the VPN server rather than your computer. 

A virtual private network (VPN) can be considered a safe “tunnel” that allows data to be sent securely over the Internet between a VPN client and server.

If you use a VPN, your device will connect straight to a server run by the VPN provider before traveling to its actual location. Even the most skilled hackers can no longer see what you are doing online thanks to the connection’s encryption, which effectively scrambles your data to make it unintelligible. 

Furthermore, websites are less able to track your online activity because they receive requests from the VPN server rather than your actual location.

How to use a VPN?

So now you are aware of the benefits of using a VPN. Despite their seeming complexity, using them couldn’t be simpler. Additionally, they are incredibly inexpensive, usually costing only a few pounds or dollars every month. 

  1. Join a VPN service. 

Selecting a service is the first step in using a VPN. You can choose from free VPN or paid versions. 

  1. Select a VPN server. 

Typically, a large “connect” button will be visible once you log in to the app. By doing this, a server will typically be selected automatically — either the one that will provide the fastest connection or the one that is closest to you.

  1. Switch on the kill switch 

Many VPN providers have a kill switch that, in the event that the VPN connection dies unexpectedly, will prevent any data from being transferred via the internet connection. By guaranteeing that your actual location is never “leaked” helps to preserve your privacy.

Feel secure using the Internet and your apps, knowing that your security and privacy are well-protected.

Conclusion 

You may enhance your whole Internet experience by using a VPN configuration in addition to keeping you safe online. By helping you get around network congestion and throttling, using a VPN service can boost your performance. Bypassing censorship and repressive networks with the use of a VPN can also help you avoid data retention, cut costs on trips, and save money on shopping. With the help of a VPN, you may conceal your location and get around any geographically-based restrictions or other circumstances, such as regional pricing.

Written by Efrat Vulfsons



Source: TG Daily – How Does a VPN work?

Raise Your Invoice: 6 Tips for Getting Invoices Paid Faster

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Encouraging and incentivising clientele to pay your invoices more efficiently is a guaranteed way to increase the projected profit levels of businesses across a multitude of industries and trades. It’s important to take the time to consider the importance of this when aiming to maximise the financial prospects of your brand going forward. To learn more, stick around as we break down six actionable tips for ensuring that invoices are getting paid in a timely manner.  

1. Send Invoices Efficiently 

Making sure your team is staying on top of their game in regards to how quickly they’re sending out the invoices is an integral part of ensuring a faster response rate. A great way to go about this is by utilising software services such as Xelix as a form of AI that helps automate and deliver an efficacious financial system within a business operation.

2. Provide Various Ways to Accept Payment 

It’s important to ensure that paying invoices is not a chore or a hardship for your clients to have to go through. Making an effort to diversify your approach to invoices as a brand is an incredibly effective option to consider here. Consider offering online and app-based invoice payment methods in order to increase the likelihood of efficient transactions. 

3. Chase Up Your Clients 

Don’t be afraid to follow up on financial qualms and queries with your consumer base. Send over a quick email or give them a call if an invoice has been sitting in your inbox unpaid for an extended period of time. Providing a service comes at a natural cost, and advocating for your business’s remuneration is always good practice. 

4. Double Check The Invoice Recipient 

It may sound obvious, but it’s an easy mistake to make – many overdue invoices are simply caused by not being sent to the right client, at the right time. Whether it’s an issue with spam mail or a simple lapse in thinking, it can happen to the best of us. Be meticulous with the planning and dispatching of each invoice to avoid this rookie error. 

5. Offer Invoice-Based Discounts

A great incentive that is likely to motivate clientele to keep up with their due invoices, is to offer small discounts whenever they are paid with immediacy. A little can go a long way –  this method shows customers that your brand is appreciative of being made a priority. Consider the idea of reducing the overall pricing of your transaction by 5% or 10% in order to ensure that your team isn’t left waiting around for their payment when all is said and done. 

6. Utilise Late Fees for Overdue Invoices

On the flip side, heavily enforcing a late fee can also help garner the desired outcome in regards to seeking invoice remittance. Though it may feel a little drastic at first, at times taking such measures is the only way to emphasise company policy and procedure to your brand’s target demographic. Include the warning of a late fee in your general customer proposals to retroactively warn customers of this potential risk. 

A Brief Overview 

The issue of unpaid invoices is an annoying yet ubiquitous dilemma that most companies are forced to confront at one point or another. However, implementing the tips provided above can and will help your business effectively nip the problem in the bud.  

Written by Rida Sheppard



Source: TG Daily – Raise Your Invoice: 6 Tips for Getting Invoices Paid Faster

What You Need to Know When Starting an Airbnb Business

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I hate to break it to you, but if you only have one income stream, you may be in trouble. With the market as tumultuous as it is right now, one of the best ways to protect yourself is to diversify your income.

Before you panic, don’t worry! This does not mean taking on a second job. At least, it doesn’t have to.

These days, there are several ways to bring in a second stream of cash without doing daily work. One of the most popular methods? Becoming an Airbnb host!

Airbnbs have soared in popularity over the last several years, with people realizing that renting out a home can be a solid source of income. However, an Airbnb business doesn’t run itself. If you want to start a successful Airbnb business, read on to discover tips you’ll need to know.

Location is Everything

Before you set up your Airbnb, consider the audience that you’re targeting. Properties in high-tourist areas are certain to get more activity than quaint houses in the suburbs. This isn’t to say that only beachside properties are worth setting up, just be realistic about how often you’ll have guests and factor that into your Airbnb profitability

Knowing your target audience will also help you tailor your listing on Airbnb so that you’re attracting the right guests. There’s a huge difference between a cottage getaway, a beach house, and a party pad.

Get Your Ducks in a Row

While the concept of owning an Airbnb home may seem simple enough, there are a few hoops you may need to jump through first. Check your local laws and leasing agreement to ensure that you’re aware of any restrictions on Airbnb properties or special permissions that you may need to acquire. Certain locations require permits or other licensing to launch an Airbnb.

Doing this research upfront can help you avoid a hefty fee later on.

Outsource Where You Can

You may feel pressure to do everything yourself, but outsourcing some of the work can save you a lot of time and stress. For example, having a professional clean the property in between stays can take a huge load off you.

If you want to be even less involved, you could hire a property manager to respond to emails, requests, and administrative tasks for you.

Make Your Airbnb Business a Home

Staying at an Airbnb is like staying at a hotel or renting a condo. Consider little touches that will wow your guests (and boost your rating). This might mean adding a keypad lock so guests can check themselves in.

Providing linens, coffee, or even board games could also help your property stand out.

Get Ready to Fluff Some Pillows

At the end of the day, starting an Airbnb business can be a great gig, but it does require a bit of setup.

Maximize your Airbnb profitability by doing your research, investing in your space, and garnering good reviews and you will thank yourself later! 

Written by Callum Jackson



Source: TG Daily – What You Need to Know When Starting an Airbnb Business

Joshua W. Graham & Voice Over Actor INTERVIEW by Lea Carlsen

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“It has been a typical “rollercoaster” journey that many if not all artists experience. If it were a graph, it would be a scatter plot.” Joshua W Graham

Joshua, your career start is amazingly atypical. Grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, and you created a YouTube channel by chance. That’s how it all began? 

Yes, I split my childhood between Ontario and Alberta (0-12 in Ontario and 12-21 in Alberta). I played sports, such as basketball and baseball, growing up, and that was mostly my life. I never set out on anything drama or entertainment-related. Chance led me to YouTube in its infancy and launched that artistic/comedic side of me.

How has your journey in the entertainment business been so far? From YouTube channel to first acting class. 

It has been a typical “rollercoaster” journey that many if not all artists experience. If it were a graph, it would be a scatter plot. 

As for YouTube, I had some pretty crazy experiences. People from around the world reached out. Some fans found joy and laughter in what I did in moments of depression. Parents messaged me or left comments about hearing their kids giggling and laughing at my videos. And those who truly appreciated they could just laugh and have a moment when they disconnected for a bit. 

Being at the beginning of YouTube was a surreal experience. I knew I had a direct connection to intimate moments in others’ lives. This was in the first or second year of YouTube being a “thing”. So having fans or those who wanted to see me was surreal, even though it wouldn’t be that special by today’s standards. 

I had business opportunities present themselves. Though being in my late teens/the early 20s at the time, the whole internet entertainer concept was not really a thing, and I never truly pursued it. Some big opportunities that never materialized were Overbrook Studios and America’s Got Talent. 

Sadly, being a Canadian squashed all those things and kept them in the “keep in touch stage”. If I were that age today and able to replicate what I did back then, it could be a different outcome as being an Internet personality is now a “thing”. But, ultimately I chose to delete my channel during my father’s illness and eventual passing when I moved back to Ontario. 

As to the official end of the entertainment business, I did what every single voice, TV and film teacher, agent, and person says not to do. I made my own demos, then submitted them to reputable agents I found online. That’s how I got the ball rolling. 

Luckily, I found the backstage forums and directed myself to the most reputable agents in Toronto. One set up a meeting from those demos and had me audition. Though they did not sign me that day, they told me I had something, which led me to some classes. I took an animation class, and through Elley Ray Hennessy, the person running it, she saw something in me, got me to audition for her agent, and ultimately I signed to her agency. So one voice class in and, suddenly, I had an agent. That was the birth of my journey. 

How were you introduced to the movie industry and, generally, the entertainment world? What first got you interested? 

I honestly can’t pinpoint any one thing that introduced me to the industry. Growing up, I wanted to be an athlete. Like most kids, I loved TV but never watched thinking I would be a person in movies or shows. I enjoyed Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Disney, The Fresh Prince,

Family Matters, etc, and for comedy: Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Jim Carrey, In Living Color, MADtv, and The Chapelle Show. 

In hindsight, I can see how these characters and avenues influenced me in performing or approaching how I create characters. But ultimately I think YouTube, having fans, interacting with people, taking requests, trying to create characters or skits, seeing what worked and what didn’t, and getting videos to reach hundreds of thousands of viewers, was a proof of concept for me. I 100% believe that if I hadn’t had that YouTube experience, I would never have tried to pursue this as a career. 

You are an actor and a voice actor. Which one requires more training, what brings you the most excitement? 

Begrudgingly both. I have nothing against film and TV, but I classify myself as a voice actor. Though I do both, it’s tough to say what’s harder. I think they are both complicated and different in their own ways. 

Of course, being on camera is a visual-first medium, so you have to have a “look” right off the bat. Depending on what look you have, that will inform you on your path. You have to be okay with that even if your skillset is broad. You will be what you look like. If you get lucky and become more A-list, you can explore your capabilities to their maximum. 

Voiceover is more of a club. There’s a pool of people that do a vast majority of work, but that’s slowly changing. It can be very tough to break in. With voiceover, there’s not as much of a box to be placed in if you have broad skillsets. There are confines to voiceover roles, though not solely predicated on what you look like. So creativity can flow at a more pure rate. 

If I had to pick what’s harder, I’d say voiceover, because there’s more opportunity to grow and learn on a film or TV set. There are also more ways to be pigeonholed! Both offer excitement on totally different scales, but to pick one, for me would be a voice actor. 

You have played in movies produced by the likes of DreamWorks, Netflix, Nelvana, Corus, Disney, Treehouse, and Nickelodeon. Tell us about the process of getting the job and hearing your voice come to life? 

It’s different for every role. Sometimes you’ll get to see a visual of the character at the audition. Then, other times you don’t get to see any visual until halfway through the episode recording process. Dubbing, it’s really great because you get to watch your character, the scene plays out right before your eyes and you can act and play in ways that you don’t get to do regularly. So there are a lot of A, B, and C takes in VO as you deliver lines in differing ways for the animators to use and match how they animate a scene. 

In one upcoming project, you play Sprout in the newly released game, My Little Pony: A Maritime Bay Adventure. Tell us more?

I was lucky to get the opportunity to play a character initially brought to life by Ken Jeong, which alone was very exciting. He did such an awesome job. That’s always tough to try to inhabit the energy of an already existing persona. Not to mention the My Little Pony (MLP) community! They are such amazing and dedicated fans, with a massive amount invested in the Universe. So I felt very blessed. 

The process was kind of top-secret: I had the lines and that was it. I relied heavily on the guidance of the voice director to lead the way as they had the entire story and sequence of the game mapped. Otherwise, I just tried my best to bring some Sprout energy to the game in his interactions with other characters.

The MLP franchise has such a huge following, but this is the first time a large-format game has been released? 

Yes. Besides handhelds or apps, I believe this is the first time an MLP game will be coming to AAA gaming systems (PS5, XBOX, and Nintendo Switch) and PC. I felt amazingly thankful to be a part of that journey. I think MLP fans from G1-G5 have wanted to have a game based on the Ponies. Hopefully, this can be the start as the MLP universe evolves and expands. 

Have you played it yet? 

No, but I will be giving it a go once it’s released on May 27. I have seen some gameplay online, and it gives me some old-school Spyro the Dragon-type vibes. Hopefully, the bronies and fans will enjoy it and it will lead to more for them in the future. I know all the actors put a lot of energy into it. We just want to make the fans and the MLP universe proud. 

Going back to becoming a voice actor, what kind of movies inspire you? Which stories transport you? Which actor led the path for you to become one? Were there any artists in your family? 

On starting my voiceover journey, I began to study animation and film as I have never done before. I began to watch television differently. I love period-piece type dramas, being transported to a different place and time. Some shows I enjoy: Peaky Blinders, The Last Kingdom, Carnival Row, and Gilded Age. In animation, Arcane, Castlevania, Owl House, Spirited Away, Song of the Sea. My ULTIMATE favorite animation studio is Ghibli – there’s honestly a lot. But I think that gives you a flavor of the shows that transport me. 

Again, not until starting out, have I really focused on actors in a meaningful way. But Joe Cole, Martin Lawrence, Matt Damon, Ryan Reynolds, Tom Hardy, Edris Elba, Finn Cole, Cillian Murphy, and Steve Carrell – I have tried to pull from them depending upon what I do. 

I’m the only person in my family that has pursued the arts. But there have always been performers in the comedy sense when the family gets together. 

Which directors would you like to work with? 

I would love to be part of a Studio Ghibli or Cartoon Saloon production. Anything they do is magical. They go out, do it their own way and do it differently. Others try to copy or emulate something already successful. 

Who would be the dream actor or actress you would love to work with?

I don’t have one. It’s just a pleasure to work with people who are passionate and want to create good things in a positive way. All working together to create magic: that’s the dream. 

Do you have a favorite life lesson quote or story relevant to your life or work? Any turning points that changed your life forever? 

My favorite quote is “The purpose of life is to find one’s gift, the meaning of life is to give it away.* That has been a guiding principle for me growing up. I had a very tough childhood in almost every way. So for anyone out there that doesn’t have access, doesn’t have opportunities, doesn’t have help, you have to find purpose. That’s all we have. A gift, it doesn’t have to be anything glamorized or fancy. Someone’s gift could be being a parent, a teacher, a nurse, or a cook. A gift is yours, all are important. And what sprouts meaning is the ability to share it with those around us. 

Also: “Blessed are those who plant trees, knowing they shall never sit in the shade of their foliage.” I think they go together. I can’t say I live these out perfectly. But they inform my life, and, ultimately, this is my Zen state. Develop my gifts, share them, and give freely no matter if I get to see the fruits of my gifts. 

Any shoutouts? Who deserves credit in Joshua’s story? 

Elley-Ray Hennessy and my now agent – the first who auditioned me and led me to that animation class. All past YouTube followers who reached out and showed love, hate, and all things. Without that journey, I wouldn’t be in this business. They allowed me to perform, create characters, and grow. 

Personally, ultimate love for my grandfather. He was the only man in my life that showed me in real-time who I’d like to be. He was an amazing soul. And, of course, my mom. Love ya mah! 

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Source: TG Daily – Joshua W. Graham & Voice Over Actor INTERVIEW by Lea Carlsen

Lovely Inu, Listing The One Year Anniversary, to Celebrate on BitMart Exchange

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BitMart, a premier global digital asset trading platform, will celebrate Lovely Inu for listing the one-year anniversary. Thank you for participating in our one-year anniversary activity!

What is Lovely Inu Finance?

Lovely Inu Finance meme cum utility token. Lovely Inu has a robust ecosystem. LOVELY offers Launchpad, Lovely Gaming Platform, Audit, and Listing services. LOVELY also successfully launched Lovely V3 Swap. It is the first V3 swap on Binance Smart Chain and the first V3 swap that supports rebase system tokens. 

Lovely Inu Finance vision

The goal is to provide the best ever service to product users and share income revenue with lovely holders instead of using 85% product income with buyback from the market and burn the LOVELY which bought from buyback events. LOVELY V3 Swap is a Multi Chain Supported Automated Market Maker, Implemented first on the Binance Smart Chain. In comparison to V1/V2 Swap of the protocol, LOVELY V3 Swap provides increased capital efficiency and fine-tuned control to liquidity providers, improves the accuracy and convenience of the price oracle, and has a more flexible fee structure. (LOVELY V3 Swap is One of the products of Lovely Inu Finance).

About BitMart

BitMart Exchange is a premier global digital assets trading platform with over 9 million users worldwide and ranked among the top crypto exchanges on CoinMarketCap. BitMart currently offers 1800+ trading pairs with one of the lowest trading fees in the market. To learn more about BitMart, visit their Website, follow their Twitter, or join their Telegram for more updated news and promotions. Download BitMart App to trade anytime, anywhere.

About Lovely Inu

The Lovely Inu project reserves the right to require all platform participants to submit verifiable identity and residence documentation at any time in order for the Lovely Inu project to comply with Know Your Customer and Anti Money laundering responsibilities. This includes validation of identity & residence documentation with an authorized third-party supplier, as well as ongoing monitoring. To learn more about Lovely Inu, please visit their Website, follow their Twitter and join their Telegram

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Source: TG Daily – Lovely Inu, Listing The One Year Anniversary, to Celebrate on BitMart Exchange

The Importance of Event Management Platforms for Successful Events

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Any successful event requires careful planning and organization. That’s where an event management platform comes in. Such a platform provides a centralized system for managing all aspects of the event, from invitations and RSVPs to catering and transportation.

By using an event management platform, you can ensure that your event goes off without a hitch!

What is an Event Management Platform and What Does It Do?

An event management platform is a software application that helps event planners to organize and manage all aspects of their events. This includes creating event budgets, managing registrations, designing event websites, and sending email invitations.

Event management platforms typically offer a wide range of features and integrations, allowing event planners to tailor the software to their specific needs.

In recent years, there has been a growing trend towards using event management platforms to handle all aspects of event planning, from start to finish. This provides a more streamlined experience for planners and attendees and can help reduce the overall cost of running an event.

The Importance of Event Management Platforms for Successful Events

While an event management platform is not essential for every event, it can be a valuable tool for ensuring the success of more complex events. For example, if you are planning a large conference or trade show, an event management platform can help you keep track of all the elements that need coordination. This includes:

Managing Registrations

One of the most critical functions of an event management platform is managing registrations. This includes tasks such as:

  • Sending Out Email Invitations: When sending out email invitations, event management platforms can automate the process and help you keep track of who has been invited and who has RSVPed. This is a valuable feature if you are inviting a large number of people to your event.
  • Collecting RSVPs: Event management platforms make it easy to manage RSVPs from your guests. You can send out email invitations with a link to your event website, where guests can confirm their attendance. Event management platforms typically offer various features for managing RSVPs, including the ability to send automatic reminders and track responses.
  • Tracking Payments: If you are charging for tickets to your event, an event management platform can help you track payments. This includes features such as the ability to send invoices and track ticket sales.

Professional event management platform like Swapcard or Swapcard alternative ensures that all attendees are registered in one central location. This makes tracking who is coming to the event quickly and helps avoid any last-minute surprises.

Setting Up Exhibition Booths

If you are exhibiting at a trade show, an event management platform can help you set up your booth quickly and efficiently. This includes tasks such as:

  • Ordering Displays and Furniture: An event management platform can help you order all the displays and furniture you need for your exhibition booth. This includes items such as tables, chairs, and signage.
  • Booking Electricity and Internet Connections: Many trade shows require exhibitors to book their electricity and internet connections. An event management platform can help you do this quickly and easily.
  • Organizing Shipping and Logistics: An event management platform can help you organize your exhibition booth’s shipping and logistics. This includes booking transportation, arranging storage, and coordinating with the venue.

Using an event management platform, you can focus on promoting your product or service rather than worrying about the technical details.

Arranging Catering and Transportation

A good event management platform will allow you to arrange catering and transportation for your attendees. This includes tasks such as:

  • Booking Hotel Rooms: An event management platform can help you book hotel rooms if you organize an event requiring attendees to travel. This includes features such as the ability to search for hotels in the area, compare prices, and make reservations.
  • Ordering Food and Drink: An event management platform can help you order food and drink for your event. This includes creating menus, placing orders with vendors, and tracking payments.
  • Arranging Transportation: An event management platform can also help you arrange transportation for your attendees. This includes tasks such as booking flights, trains, and buses. It also has features such as tracking travel itineraries and making changes on the fly.

Using an event management platform, you can take care of all the logistics associated with your event, leaving you free to focus on other aspects.

In addition to helping with organizing your event, an event management platform can also help you promote your event and sell tickets. Many platforms offer features such as social media integration and email marketing tools. This allows you to reach a wider audience and sell more tickets.

The Benefits of Using an Event Management Platform

There are many benefits to using an event management platform, both for event planners and attendees.

  • Offer a Central System: Event management systems provide a central location for tracking and managing all aspects of the event. Sending invites, monitoring RSVPs, and arranging transportation are just a few tasks that may be completed using an event management system. Event planners may save time and avoid errors using an event management platform.
  • Reduce Costs: Event management systems can also assist in lowering event expenses. This is because they allow you to automate several activities, including generating reminders and monitoring payments. Using an event management system may reduce your dependency on paper tickets and other physical resources.
  • Increase Attendance: You may also use an event management platform to boost your event’s attendance. This is because they allow you to reach a bigger audience and sell more tickets by providing a method for doing so.

Tips for Efficiently Using Event Management Platforms

If you are new to using event management platforms, here are a few tips to help you get started:

  • Start With the Basics: When first using an event management platform, it is vital to start with the basics. This means understanding how to create and manage events, invite attendees, and track payments. Once you understand these core features, you can begin exploring the platform’s other features.
  • Focus On Your Goals: It is also essential to focus on your goals when using an event management platform. This means you should only use the features you need to achieve your desired outcome. For example, if you only need to sell tickets, you should only use the ticketing feature.
  • Monitor Your Progress: Finally, monitoring your progress using an event management platform is essential. This means keeping track of your event’s attendees, sales, and expenses. Doing so can make changes as needed to improve your event’s success.

By following these tips, you can get the most out of using an event management platform for your next event!

In conclusion, an event management platform can be a valuable tool for ensuring the success of your event. Using an event management platform, you can focus on promoting your product or service rather than worrying about the technical details. This will allow you to reach a wider audience and sell more tickets.

Written by Johnny Steele



Source: TG Daily – The Importance of Event Management Platforms for Successful Events

A Nigerian Politician and His Wife Charged For Alleged Organ Harvesting

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Ike Ekweremadu, 60, a district senator and lawyer, has been charged alongside a second defendant, Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, with conspiring to transport a boy to the UK in order to harvest organs.

The defendants live in Nigeria but have family in London, magistrates were told.

Mr. Ekweremadu, who was recently made a visiting professor at the University of Lincoln, served three terms as deputy president of the Senate, from 2007 to 2019.

An investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime Team took place after detectives were alerted to potential modern-day slavery offenses.

Nigerian senator and wife charged with plotting to get child to UK to harvest organs

A Nigerian senator and his wife were remanded in custody in London on Thursday charged with plotting to have a 15-year-old boy brought into the United Kingdom to harvest his organs, police said.

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London doctor turned down Nigerian ‘organ-harvesting parents’

Ike Ekweremadu, 60, and Beatrice Ekweremadu, 55, are accused of taking the homeless youngster to the UK from Nigeria to transplant his organs to their daughter who has kidney failure.

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What politicians are saying about Ekweremadu and wife’s arrest in the United Kingdom

Nigerians are still baffled by the shocking events surrounding the arrest of Ike Ekwerenmadu and his wife, Beatrice in the UK.

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Source: TG Daily – A Nigerian Politician and His Wife Charged For Alleged Organ Harvesting

AMD and the Importance of a Tagline

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AMD just rolled out a new Tagline that speaks to its strongest underappreciated skill: the ability to partner closely and think out of the box while doing so.  The tagline is “Together we advance_” and the underscore at the end is intentional so that they can add something like “smart cities” to whatever effort they are highlighting. Let’s talk about taglines this week.

The importance of taglines 

Taglines and slogans serve much the same purpose, but slogans tend to encompass the company’s mission while a tagline is a catchy phrase that creates an image of the brand. For instance, the taglines “Just do it” and “Fly the friendly skies of United” convey an aspect of the brand but not the mission of the company.  Slogans tend to be much longer. For instance, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups’ slogan, “Two great tastes that taste great together” better encompass Reese’s’ products than IBM’s “Think” tagline encompasses IBM.  But both, if done right, enhance the image of the company.  

What AMD has is a tagline and both tend to focus an ad campaign or provide a certain resonance for any long-running campaign so that you immediately connect any new ad to the running campaign reducing the copy or airtime you’d otherwise need.  

AMD’s competitive need

The technology market is undergoing tremendous change right now, and AMD competitors like ARM, Intel, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, and VIA are all increasingly going after similar growth opportunities. These opportunities, while technical in nature, require that the companies competing for them be well differentiated so that potential customers are willing to give one of them an advantage.

While AMD is currently more than competitive, it needs to displace Intel and buyers are reticent to move from a vendor that has served them well to date for what may be a short-term product advantage. AMD needs to remind buyers what else allows AMD to stand out and back up that claim with examples that encompass the new and existing markets that AMD wants to penetrate. These markets include automotive, IoT, servers, gaming platforms, and PCs. Even where AMD is dominant, like in gaming systems, it’s facing increased competition. It needs to positively differentiate against those threats.

AMD’s biggest advantage isn’t its technology, which other companies may eventually overcome, but its ability to partner deeply and assure the result of the related effort. The biggest current example of AMD’s unique ability to partner deeply is the game systems from Microsoft and Sony. AMD was able to work with both companies to create competitive game consoles that otherwise wouldn’t have existed at the same price or performance level without AMD.  By conveying, repetitively, that the ability to partner is its killer feature, AMD can positively differentiate against the other chip companies and potentially take share from peer firms that don’t partner as well or that can often appear a little arrogant when it comes to customer problems or questions.  

Wrapping up: “Together we advance_”

These are difficult times for the computer industry, which is both trying to differentiate itself to stay relevant while suffering massive supply and transport problems. Each company needs a way to stand out from its peers to increase consideration and sales.  AMD, following best practices, has created a tagline that encompasses its greatest asset: the ability to partner well. As firms like Intel attempt to close the gap, it’s likely AMD’s superior partnering capability will stand it in good stead for years to come.  

In the end, the complete taglines will cover a lot of ground and industries, but my favorite will likely be “AMD, Together we advance_to a better tomorrow”. Because given how this year has been going so far, I think we all are looking forward to that “better tomorrow” today. 



Source: TG Daily – AMD and the Importance of a Tagline

Failure To Balance On One Leg Predicts Risk of an Early Death

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Researchers found volunteers who struggled with the simple balancing test were 84% more likely to die in the next 10 years than those who could stand unsupported, after taking into account variables like age and illness. 

The results stem from a study of fitness and health among 1,702 people over age 50 in Brazil, starting in 2009. One-in-five failed the test, generally those who were older or in poorer health. 

Adding a balance component to routine physical exams for older people could provide doctors with important health information, according to the researchers from Brazil, Finland, Australia, the UK, and the US.

More than 680,000 people die each year from falls globally, and the 10-second test can be easily used to help identify those who may be vulnerable, the researchers said. The researchers didn’t find an increased risk of any specific cause of death tied to balance.

Wobbly on one leg? Ability to balance is linked to a longer life, study finds

An inability to stand on one leg for 10 seconds in later life is linked to nearly double the risk of death from any cause within the next decade, according to a study of 1,702 people ages 51 to 75 living in Brazil.

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All the signs you’re at risk of an early death, according to science

Scientists in Brazil have unveiled a 10-second balance test could determine your risk of dying early. MailOnline reveals some of the subtle signs you could be at risk of an early death.

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Prolonged sitting is bad for your health but there’s a way to mitigate the risk, study finds

Sitting more than eight hours a day can increase the risk of heart disease and early death by 20 per cent, according to a new study co-authored by a B.C. professor.

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Source: TG Daily – Failure To Balance On One Leg Predicts Risk of an Early Death

Russia Allegedly Gears-Up for Massive Missile Attack on Ukraine

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Russia appears to be getting ready to make good on Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s prediction. 

On Sunday, Zelenskyy warned in his nightly address of a likely offensive coming from Russia this week, when the European Union will debate whether to make Ukraine an official candidate to eventually join the bloc. 

“Obviously, we should expect greater hostile activity from Russia.” Zelenskyy said. “And not only against Ukraine, but also against other European countries.”

The Ukraine military has not provided confirmation.

Russian ships off Ukraine’s shore preparing for “massive” missile launch

Russia’s Black Sea Naval fleet includes three missile-carrying surface ships and three underwater missile carriers, according to reports.

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EU says Ukraine should be given candidate status to join bloc

Commission also recommends candidate status for Moldova but gives more guarded response to Georgia

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Ukraine hits oil Crimean drilling platforms, pro-Russian regional head says

Ukrainian forces attacked drilling platforms in the Black Sea owned by a Crimean oil and gas company, the pro-Russian head of the annexed peninsula said on Monday, giving no details of what weapons were used.

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Source: TG Daily – Russia Allegedly Gears-Up for Massive Missile Attack on Ukraine

How to Survive the Rising Cost of Gas

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No one knows for sure when the price of gas will start to come down, but we can take some steps to help us survive until it does. Gas prices have been on the rise lately and show no sign of stopping anytime soon. If you’re feeling the pinch at the pump, don’t worry – you’re not alone. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some ways that you can reduce your spending on gasoline and ease the stress of these high prices.

The war in Ukraine, combined with tensions in the Middle East, has caused a spike in oil prices worldwide. This, in turn, has led to an increase in gas prices here at home. And while we may not be able to control what’s happening half a world away, there are some things we can do to lessen the blow on our wallets.

One way to save on gas is to cut down on your driving. If you can carpool, ride your bike, or take public transportation instead of driving everywhere, you’ll save money and help reduce emissions. You can also try combining errands into one trip instead of making multiple trips throughout the week. Planning ahead like this will help you use less gas overall.

Another way to save money is to shop around for the best gas prices in your area. Gas prices can vary significantly from one station to the next, so it pays to do your research. You can also join a Gas Price Watch program like GasBuddy, which will notify you when gas prices in your area change.

Finally, make sure your car is running as efficiently as possible. This means keeping up with regular maintenance, such as oil changes and tire rotations. It might also mean investing in a more fuel-efficient vehicle if you’re in the market for a new car. By taking these simple steps, you can help offset the rising cost of gasoline.

Go Electric!

Gas prices aren’t the only thing on the rise – so is the cost of living. If you’re struggling to make ends meet, you might be looking for ways to reduce your expenses. One way to do this is by switching to an electric car. Electric cars are cheaper to operate than gas-powered vehicles, and they emit zero emissions. Plus, with advances in technology, electric cars are becoming increasingly affordable and practical for everyday use. If you’re thinking about making the switch to an electric car, now is a great time to do it!

With the average gallon over $5 depending on where you may reside, it only looks like it’s going to continue to increase. If you want to take your car on a road trip anytime soon, start saving now! Gas prices are not going down anytime in the near future, unfortunately. The best way to help ease the pain at the pump is by following these simple steps and tips. Hopefully, this gives you some insight and helpfulness during these tough economic times.

– Find ways to cut down your driving such as carpooling, riding your bike, or taking public transportation

– Look for the best gas prices in your area and join Gas Price Watch programs

– Keep up with regular maintenance on your car and invest in a more fuel-efficient vehicle if you can.

Check local listings for public transportation options in your area. Many cities and towns offer buses or trains at a fraction of the cost of driving yourself. If you live close enough to work, consider walking or biking instead of driving. You’ll save money on gas and get some exercise in at the same time!

Invest in a more fuel-efficient vehicle if possible. Newer models can save you a lot of money at the pump over the long run. Gas prices aren’t going down anytime soon, so it’s important to find ways to cut your costs. By following these tips, you’ll be able to survive the rising cost of gas and keep your budget in check.

Join a rewards program, several credit card companies offer certain cashback rewards that allow you to get some money back you spend at the pump.

Gas prices are on the rise, but there are ways to offset the cost. By taking public transportation, carpooling, or biking instead of driving, you can save money and help reduce emissions. You can also shop around for the best gas prices in your area and join a Gas Price Watch program like GasBuddy. Finally, make sure your car is running as efficiently as possible by keeping up with regular maintenance and investing in a more fuel-efficient vehicle. By taking these simple steps, you can help ease the burden of rising gas prices.

In conclusion, gas prices are on the rise, but there are ways to offset the cost. By taking public transportation, carpooling, or biking instead of driving, you can save money and help reduce emissions. You can also shop around for the best gas prices in your area and join a Gas Price Watch program like GasBuddy. Finally, make sure your car is running as efficiently as possible by keeping up with regular maintenance and investing in a more fuel-efficient vehicle. By taking these simple steps, you can help ease the burden of rising gas prices.

Written by Johnny Steele



Source: TG Daily – How to Survive the Rising Cost of Gas

How Tokenization Will Disrupt the Real Estate Industry – Q&A with Blockchain Lawyer Nick Oberheiden

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Tokenization has already transformed multiple digital industries. Developers are targeting the real estate industry in ways that have the potential to significantly disrupt current models. This is true across the board from the way government agencies record titles to the ways investors buy and sell fractional shares. In this article, blockchain lawyer Nick Oberheiden answers some questions about the legal issues involved. 

How Can Tokenization Disrupt the Real Estate Industry?

Tokenization is disrupting the real estate industry in several significant and intriguing ways. In the U.K. and some European countries, authorities are already collaborating with blockchain companies to test tokenizing titles. We are also seeing tokenization coupled with fractional ownership—which has the potential to change drastically if tokenization reduces entry barriers. From financing and the mortgage application process to conducting title searches and transacting sales, tokenization could alter the entire real estate industry.  

What are the Legal Implications of Tokenizing Real Estate Title Documents? 

Theoretically, tokenizing real estate title documents may produce an energized process. Government authorities will manage their title records more efficiently, sellers will have an easier time proving ownership, and buyers will verify whether they are receiving a clear title. We probably have a long way to go before these futures transforms into reality. Authorities will want to know that tokenized records are just as secure as paper records. With blockchain’s current fallibility, this is not necessarily the case. 

What are the Legal Implications of Tokenizing Real Estate Ownership?

Tokenizing real estate ownership has several remarkable implications. If tokenization streamlines the transaction process and opens investment opportunities to people who cannot afford to buy a property on their own, these are both positive outcomes. That said, the risk that someone’s ownership interest could be digitally hacked or that an error in the blockchain code could eliminate all evidence of an owner’s interest also present very real concerns. 

Will Entities that Are Traditionally Slow to Adopt New Technologies (i.e., Government Agencies and Banks) Accept Tokenization in Real Estate? 

The novelty of tokenization is one of the technology’s biggest hurdles to widespread adoption. Government agencies and banks will resist adopting, and this will delay tokenization’s disruptive impact. Ultimately, as government agencies and banks continue to grapple with cryptocurrencies, smart contracts and other blockchain-based technologies will likely speed up the acceptance of tokenization. 

What are Some Other Challenges Standing in the Way of Tokenizing Real Estate? 

Regulation presents another significant hurdle to mass adoption of tokenization. Here, tokenization faces challenges on two fronts. On one side, the lack of regulation will scare off many would-be adopters (including government agencies and banks). On the other, when regulators catch up, the implementation of after-the-fact regulations could create a secondary disruption. 

What Happens When There is (Inevitably) a Dispute over a Tokenized Title or Property? 

Disputes involving tokenized titles and properties will present unique challenges for parties and their lawyers. It will take time for the law encompassing tokenization to flourish. Early lawsuits will likely serve as test cases for future disagreements. Additionally, while clients currently rely on lawyers to interpret real estate contracts, lawyers will need to rely on software developers to interpret the code of the smart contracts underlying tokenized real estate. This will create a host of unprecedented legal and evidentiary issues, all of which will add to the complexity of resolving tokenized real estate disputes. 

Will Buyers and Sellers Still Need Lawyers Once the Real Estate Industry Becomes Tokenized? 

This is an interesting question. While many commentators have suggested that law firms, escrow agents and title companies will become unnecessary for closing real estate transactions once tokenization takes hold, I don’t necessarily take the same view. Tokenization will not impact all legal aspects of buying and selling real estate. Buyers and sellers will still need to make sure they are making informed decisions about various aspects such as warranties, waivers, and liability. 

As You Noted, Current Blockchain Technologies Aren’t Infallible—What Happens if There is a Hack? 

Hacking is perhaps the biggest concern associated with the tokenization of real estate. We have seen investors’ cryptocurrency wallets disappear. There is no reason to think that this will not be a concern for tokenized real estate. Even setting aside the issue of striving to restore investors’ ownership rights (which could entail conducting coordinated law enforcement investigations across the globe), hacks will lead to complex litigation involving multiple parties and a still nascent body of law. 

Are There Legal Risks for Companies that Bring Tokenization to the Real Estate Industry? 

Yes, companies that bring tokenization to the real estate industry will face many legal risks. To begin, it behooves companies to prioritize cybersecurity. If they engage third-party cybersecurity vendors, they will need to ensure that their indemnification rights are airtight. These companies will face liability risks related to coding errors, faulty updates, and a broad range of other technological issues. Given that these companies’ applications will be used on a broad scale with high-value transactions, overlooking any of these issues could lead to business-threatening litigation. 

It Has Been Said that Tokenization Will Globalize Real Estate—Is This True? 

Tokenization might globalize real estate. But several challenges persist. Some investors may view buying a fractional share of a property in a foreign country no different from investing in an altcoin (i.e., as a risk they are willing to take). These investors will likely comprise the small minority—at least for now. Additionally, as countries begin to regulate the tokenized industry differently and at different rates, navigating the regulatory landscape on a global scale will present significant challenges. Investors who cannot afford to lose the money they put into tokenized properties will also need to consider whether they are willing to pursue litigation in foreign jurisdictions.

Written by Callum Jackson



Source: TG Daily – How Tokenization Will Disrupt the Real Estate Industry – Q&A with Blockchain Lawyer Nick Oberheiden

China’s Sky Eye Telescope May Have Picked-Up Signals From Aliens

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China is claiming that its enormous “Sky Eye” telescope may have picked up trace signals from a distant alien civilization, according to a recently posted and subsequently deleted report by Chinese scientists.

The signals were picked up by China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope, nicknamed “Sky Eye”, which is the largest radio telescope in the world.

As the signals are narrow-band radio waves typically only used by human aircraft and satellites, they could have been produced by alien technology. However, the scientists say their findings are preliminary and should be taken with caution until the analysis is complete.

The signals aren’t the first time that scientists have been baffled by radio waves from deep space. In August 1977, a SETI search performed by the Ohio State University’s Big Ear telescope picked up an incredibly strong, minute-long, electromagnetic burst that flared at a frequency scientists suspected could be used by alien civilizations.

Chinese astronomers are keen to rule out radio interference because it has famously waylaid alien-hunting scientists in the recent past.

China says its giant ‘Sky Eye’ telescope may have picked up signals from alien civilizations

Chinese researchers found signals that could be from “extraterrestrial civilizations,” according to China’s Ministry of Science and Technology.

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China Releases, Then Deletes, Report That It May Have Detected Signals From Aliens

China said its giant Sky Eye telescope may have picked up signs of alien civilizations, according to a report by the state-backed Science and Technology Daily.

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Sorry, But New Signal Is Definitely Not Aliens, Says Scientist Working on Project

A team of scientists made a big splash, announcing they had received “suspicious signals.” But they’re likely the result of radio frequency interference.

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Source: TG Daily – China’s Sky Eye Telescope May Have Picked-Up Signals From Aliens

What to Do If You are Involved in a Car Accident in Macon?

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Car accidents are never a good thing, but when you are involved in one in Macon, Georgia, the situation can be even worse. There is a lot for you to remember and prepare yourself for if this has ever happened to you. One of the important things you should do after being involved in a car accident is to hire a Macon car accident attorney. A car accident attorney can help you navigate the legal system and get compensation from the person who was at fault. 

However, there are certainly more things you should do right after being involved in an accident. If you have no idea how to deal with a car accident in Macon, below is a step-wise guide for you to refer to.

1. Report the accident to the police

There is nothing wrong with reporting the accident to the police. This will help them document information about the accident and who are you, as well as the other people involved in it. It also helps confirm whether there is any evidence of another person who was driving erratically or not.

2. Seek emergency medical care

Go to the nearest hospital or clinic and ask for immediate medical attention. You might have sustained injuries in the crash and need some medical intervention. Do not try to struggle with pain, as it can lead to further complications in the long run.

3. Document the accident

You should always put down everything that took place in the crash and anything that might be important to your case. This will help you in documenting the accident and perhaps get an insurance settlement as well.

4. Speak to an attorney

One of the important things to do after a car accident is to contact a car accident lawyer. There are times when you might find yourself needing legal assistance and this can help you from getting back on the road. An attorney will give you the best advice on how to proceed with your case. This will also help you get justice for yourself and those involved in the accident

5. File a claim with your insurance company

You need to contact the insurance company of the person responsible for the accident. There is no proof of who was at fault for it, so you need to prove them wrong. It does not matter how much money you are getting in an insurance settlement as long as you can afford it, but it is better to be safe than sorry when dealing with an insurance claim.

Written by Rida Sheppard



Source: TG Daily – What to Do If You are Involved in a Car Accident in Macon?

AMD’s impressive financial analyst event and a look at the future

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AMD is on a run. It’s doing incredible work, and, from a technological perspective, it has drifted out from under the Intel cloud that has defined it for much of its existence. AMD did this by pivoting away from the smartphone and tablet markets before over-investing in what would have been a failed effort. Instead, it returned focus to its strengths and the fundamentals of businesses it knows during a time when its largest competitor, Intel, was struggling.  Intel has since come under far more capable management, but AMD remains focused and is executing at an impressive level.

This was clear last week at AMD’s financial analyst event and presented not only a compelling case for how it’s been doing, but how it will accelerate and do even better in the future. But to truly reach the company’s full potential, AMD must now consider what it means to be a leader rather than a follower, and that change isn’t a trivial one. 

The advantage of being a follower

There is one huge advantage for a company operating as a follower in an industry and that is the direction you take is handed to you. That is how AMD initially got into trouble. Intel pivoted to the mobile market, which turned out to be a mistake, and AMD attempted initially to follow Intel.  But AMD’s execution was even worse than Intel’s, so it pivoted back to the market it knew faster than Intel did, which is largely why AMD has been outperforming Intel in several segments.  

But it is far easier to follow than it is to lead. The leader has a far higher risk of making a catastrophic mistake as was demonstrated by Intel’s premature and ill-advised attempt to move into the smartphone segment. By being a follower, AMD was less invested, and the damage of the related move was far lower than for Intel, which allowed AMD to recover more quickly. The benefits of that renewed focus were evident at the event, which predicted that AMD’s total available market would more than double over the next five years.  

The problems of a leader

First, a leader must lead which means, rather than looking at your competitors for direction, you want them to look at you. AMD has clearly stepped out sharply with products like Threadripper and Threadripper pro, using them to change the dynamic both on high-end gaming machines even more dramatically with high-performance workstations.    

AMD’s efforts with servers have been just as impressive if not as revolutionary largely by staying better focused on what cloud providers wanted and stepping up to provide it during a time when many of these providers were looking at moving to their own proprietary technology. This points out that one of AMD’s sustaining advantages is its ability to partner and thus better execute against defined customer needs they caught because they weren’t trying to drive those needs so much as address them.  

While AMD is no longer following Intel, it isn’t definitively leading the market, either, because Intel isn’t chasing it. This increases the risk because AMD not only has to pick the right direction rather than taking the easier path as a follower, it needs to protect against Intel making a better choice. The same is true of NVIDIA with Qualcomm in the wings and executing very differently, but nonetheless, represents a significant risk of disruption.  

Finally, AMD’s CEO, Lisa Su, has established herself as being very conservative with her predictions. Yet at this event, she predicted strong increases in revenue and profits, which means AMD is very likely to still exceed these more aggressive projections. Analysts trust her, and that is a huge benefit to AMD in the long term when it comes to predicting success or failure.  

Wrapping up: AMD is in the best shape it’s ever been.

As I look back on this event, it’s clear that AMD is in the best shape it has ever been but hasn’t yet fully figured out if it wants to try to truly be a segment leader or just to operate more independently of Intel.  Both approaches have risks. The market leader path puts AMD’s competitors at higher risk, but it also puts AMD at higher risk of making a catastrophic mistake. Since the future is anything but certain, that risk is very real.  The more conservative independent path is far safer for everyone but does have the risk of another leader emerging. This would cause AMD to drift back into its follower role, which would have an adverse impact on the firm’s valuation even though it would reduce the chance of failure.  

I do think it would make sense for AMD to attempt to repeat its Threadripper effort with other product sets given how successful that was and to showcase that Threadripper wasn’t an unusual fluke but a showcase of AMD’s ability to execute. But that choice is up to AMD’s CEO who is far more experienced in the job than I’ll ever be, and she has certainly done very well so far.   

In the end, I’m left thinking that while AMD is operating at historic levels of execution, it could do even more but not without also increasing its risk. In the current market with the risk of a recession, it simply may be better for AMD to remain conservative for the time being. Then again, fortune favors the brave, and I’m reminded why I stopped wanting to be a CEO long ago.  



Source: TG Daily – AMD’s impressive financial analyst event and a look at the future

18% of Coinbase Employees Laid-Off Due to Crypto Recession

Coinbase Global Inc’s decision to cut its global workforce has seen the company’s staff in India also being affected. Although this did impact its India hub, the cuts were much lower than the global average. Approximately ~ 8% of its India team was affected, according to Coinbase’s Senior Director Durgesh Kaushik in a tweet. To put in perspective, one in twelve of the crypto exchange’s employees in India have been laid off.

“Despite these challenges, India remains a priority market for Coinbase & a strategic long-term growth bet. We are excited to announce that Arnab Kumar just joined us as Director of India Market Expansion to start building foundational partnerships and operations in the country,” Kaushik added.

The company had announced that India will be the firm’s technology hub to develop global products and half of the new hires will be engineers and said that the nation will account for a quarter of the total 2,000 people that Coinbase plans to hire across product, engineering, and design in 2022.

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Manufacturers Ramp-Up Production To Address Tampon Shortages

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Tampon manufacturers say they’re working to replenish the supply of their products after shortages were reported on shelves across the country.  In-stock levels for feminine products hovered around 92% for the week ended May 29, according to IRI data, around normal levels.

Edgewell Personal Care Co., the company behind brands like Playtex, has been operating its manufacturing facilities around the clock to build back inventory and anticipate returning to normal levels in the coming weeks. Such increases can be especially difficult for poor or low-income consumers, many of whom already struggled to afford such products. Federal programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program do not cover menstrual products, and 26 states charge taxes on menstrual products.

An April 2021 survey by Kimberly-Clark found that two in five people in the US struggled to afford menstrual products every month, a condition known as period poverty. As a result, 38% of low-income women said they missed days of work, school, or another event because they didn’t have the products they needed.

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Source: TG Daily – Manufacturers Ramp-Up Production To Address Tampon Shortages