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Reminders For Running A Better Business


The following tips are from an article we contributed to Compute magazine. These are ideas that we all should know, but many times forget.

1 Step Program to Achieve All of Your Goals


In Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen's original "Chicken Soup for the Soul," I am reminded of the short story titled "Another Check Mark On the List." This is a story about a 15-year-old boy named John who, on one rainy day, when it was too wet outside to play, he decided to write a list of goals.

5 Things You Must Do Well When Buying a Business to Not Get Burned


Are you not sure what Business to buy? Need to know what is a fair deal?Martin Smith thought he was buying an established business with good credit and collectable accounts receivable. The day after settlement the surprises began.

Tips to Starting your Own Busniess


The 9-to-5 grind can make you feel like a just another cog in the corporate machine, constantly punching the clock for someone else's vision. One day, while dreaming of the world outside the cubicle, you have your big "Eureka!" moment-you've come across an idea so perfect that you need to start your own business around it.

The Lazy Person Secrets To Overnight Wealth And Fame


There are so many simple, yet really sure-fire ways of acquiring wealth, it's a wonder everybody with even the least bit of ambition isn't already rich. When you come right down to it, the only things needed for anyone to make bundles of money are the long-range vision and the energy to put a money-making plan into force.

How To Make $20.00 For Every $1.00 Invested


It has been said you can lift the Rock of Gibraltar if you have a fulcrum point and long enough lever. When we refer to "financial leverage" we are talking about the same principle.

The Benefits Of Helping An Online Business Newbie


Do your remember when you first ventured out in the online business world? You probably had questions and problems along the way. Wouldn't it have been easier if you had help? When a newbie asks for your advice, educate them; answer their questions and help them solve their online business problems.

Bookkeeping Techniques For Morons


Please don't think I am calling you a "moron" to hurt your feelings in any way. I was a moron when I first started setting up my files.

How To Make Money With Your Junk Mail


The term "junk mail" is a well-known term. To the common guy or gal on the street, "junk mail" to them is advertising flyers from the local grocery store and pizza shop that arrive in their mail every day.

How To Eliminate Your Competition Without Bloodshed


So how do you eliminate your competition without bloodshed? You must create a niche for your business. A niche is something that makes your business different from your competitors.

How To Use Bartering To Gain An Advantage Over Your Competition


If you have a business on the Internet you should be bartering goods and services with other businesses. You should always try to trade for something before you buy it.

Shaking Your Money Tree: Seven Ways to Make Quick Cash


Does your business have a money tree you can shake when a little extra cash is needed? Every business should have one!What I mean by a money tree is something you can do to quickly generate revenue when you need it. Where can you find a money tree? Although you can't buy one at your local garden store, they are more common than you might imagine.

Get Your Mailing Noticed - Seven Tips for Effective Direct Mail Pieces


When sending mail to clients and potential clients, make your mailing stand out from the stacks of "junk mail" they receive. Here are a few easy ways to get their attention.

Top 7 Reasons You Should Back Up Your Data Online!


How much is your data worth to you? In this modern electronic-age we rely more than ever on our computers to supply us with the information we need. Chances are every piece of data you might ever rely on to make an important decision has been reduced to a digital format and resides somewhere on your computer's hard drive.

7 Tips on How To Prepare for Business Events


Are you scratching your head after business events wondering why you aren't finding prospects? Whether it's your first or 100th event, here are some tips on how to prepare for your next event that can make the difference between scratching and smiling. These tips will help you save time, money, create memorable impressions, and increase connections.

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Minimum salary threshold of £30k-a-year will also apply to migrants from the EU27

Sajid Javid is expected to publish a long-delayed white paper on Britain’s tough new immigration regime on Wednesday, as the prime minister seeks to build the case for her Brexit deal by pledging to “take back control of our borders”.

Related: Business leaders warn against plan to slash EU immigration to UK

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New York attorney general says charity functioned ‘as little more than a checkbook to serve Trump’s business and political interests’

Donald Trump has agreed to shut down his personal charity, the Trump Foundation, in the wake of a succession of scandals and a looming lawsuit which exposed a “shocking pattern of illegality”.

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The sentencing of Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn has been delayed during a live-wire court hearing filled with stunning reversals in which the judge accused him of having “sold your country out”.

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Online presenter accused of affecting the country’s reputation after suggesting the outfit was ugly

A popular YouTube presenter is facing charges in Thailand after she criticised a Miss Universe dress that was designed by the daughter of the king.

Wanchaleom Jamneanphol, a popular online TV host, is facing charges under Thailand’s notoriously strict cybercrimes and lèse-majesté laws – which make it illegal to say anything negative about the monarchy – for her comments online describing a dress designed by Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana as ugly.

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Google breached suppression laws by sending out emails headlined with the name of man charged with backpacker murder

Google has been forced to explain to the New Zealand government why it breached the country’s strict suppression laws by naming the man charged with murdering British backpacker Grace Millane.

The company said it had occurred by mistake, but stopped short of apologising for the blunder. Senior policy manager Ross Young told media Google had acted when it had been made aware of the court order, four days after it was issued.

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  • Marshall’s Big was first female-directed film to gross $100m
  • From 1976 to 1983 she starred in ABC’s Laverne & Shirley

Penny Marshall, who starred in the hit American sitcom Laverne & Shirley before becoming one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood, has died at 75.

Marshall’s publicist said she passed away at her home in the Hollywood Hills, California, on Monday due to complications from diabetes.

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Macquarie University Chinese history lecturer Kevin Carrico subject to detailed reporting of his movements on a recent visit

When Kevin Carrico landed back in Australia on Monday after spending a week in Hong Kong, his friend sent him a link to the front page of a Hong Kong tabloid.

It was covered with pictures of Carrico and details of his trip.

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Russell Horning is credited with making the dance move a global phenomenon in 2016

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Russell Horning, aka the Backpack Kid, against a video game company, alleging they breached his copyright for including his signature dance move “flossing” in their wildly popular game Fortnite.

Horning, 16, is credited with popularising “The Floss”, and became famous when he did the dance on Saturday Night Live during a performance by Katy Perry in 2016.

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Country braces for snap election as parliament rejects minority administration

Belgium’s government of four years has fallen on the issue of migration after the country’s parliament rejected an appeal from prime minister, Charles Michel, for its support for a minority administration.

Michel was forced to offer his resignation to the King of the Belgians, Philippe, after the Socialist party, with support from the Greens, proposed a vote of no confidence in his administration.

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Language saying marriage was between ‘two people with absolutely equal rights’ was dropped due to public pressure

Cuba’s government has backed away from enshrining gay marriage protections in its new constitution after widespread popular rejection of the idea.

Gay rights advocates had proposed eliminating the description in the constitution of marriage as a union of a man and woman, changing it to the union of “two people ... with absolutely equal rights and obligations.” But the government said on Tuesday that language promoting the legalisation of gay marriage would be removed from the draft.

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Korean Air will increase penalties after 35 cases of fans buying tickets to get close to their idols before cancelling

The latest trick employed by K-pop fans desperate to get close to band members, which sees them buy expensive airline tickets and then abruptly cancelling their flight once they have taken photos of their idols, has prompted South Korea’s flagship airline to increase refund penalties for late cancellations.

Korean Air announced the decision days after three fans of the boy band Wanna One took their obsession to extremes, boarding a Seoul-bound flight in Hong Kong to take photos of the band’s 11 members. They then demanded that they be allowed to disembark just minutes before takeoff and that they be given a refund.

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After the Finnish city was razed to the ground by the German army in the second world war, architect Alvar Aalto rebuilt it to a reindeer-shaped street grid. Then Santa came to town …

As soon as you land at Rovaniemi airport in Lapland you see a reindeer. Not a real one, admittedly, but somebody in a Rudolf suit cheerily greeting passengers who have just arrived. A couple of miles from “Santa’s official airport” lies Santa Claus Village, an amusement park complete with elves, real reindeers, huskies, shops and restaurants that draws more than 600,000 visitors a year to this isolated spot at the edge of the Arctic Circle.

There are reindeer everywhere in Rovaniemi: humans dressed as them at the airport, real ones pulling sleighs at Santa Claus Village and statues of them throughout the city centre.

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Once a thriving, glamorous city, Venezuela’s capital is buckling under hyperinflation, crime and poverty

A portrait of Hugo Chávez and a Bolivarian battle cry greet visitors to the Boyacá viewpoint in the mountains north of Caracas. “It is our duty to find one thousand ways and more to give the people the life that they need!”

But as Venezuela buckles, Chávez’s pledge sounds increasingly hollow. Vandals have splashed paint into the comandante’s face and beneath him Venezuela’s capital is dying.

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For a trial period, cars are allowed in the fortified area, a move many feel does not go far enough

Kareem Talal twice helped to bring down the concrete walls surrounding Baghdad’s Green Zone.

In 2016 he was among thousands of angry protesters loyal to the Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr who broke into the fortified enclave that houses government institutions and foreign embassies.

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Most cities have not been designed with women’s safety in mind but, from Egypt to Rwanda, new technology, design and education are reducing the threat of violence on the street

Sexual violence has rarely been so high on the news agenda. Since allegations against the movie producer Harvey Weinstein started to emerge in October last year, the global problem has finally become a mainstream issue. The United Nations has estimated that one in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence, with 120 million girls around the world having been forced into sex acts.

The repercussions go beyond the physical and psychological toll on individuals who have been attacked. Harassment and fear of violence can impede free movement of girls and women and stop them reaching their full potential, both socially and economically. “If women feel afraid,” says Laura Somoggi, who manages the biennial Womanity award for the prevention of violence against women, “it could undermine their ability to work or go to school or university which affects their empowerment, their rights.” Fear of attack is a bar to women escaping poverty.

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As thousands gather for the first public viewing of Musk’s ‘loop track’, skeptics wonder whether it will live up to its promises

Elon Musk enthused that this was no ordinary tunnel opening, but something epic and “incredibly profound”. Skeptics wondered whether it was just a hyped-up coming-out party for a hole in the ground.

In the end, the first public viewing of Musk’s latest visionary project – an underground “loop” track that promises to revolutionize transport in the 21st-century city – turned out to be a grand mixture of imaginative futurism and showbiz razzamatazz, not to mention a showcase for a novel tunnel-boring technology that may be the most significant development of all.

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UN-negotiated ceasefire in Yemeni port city seen as litmus test for other measures

Residents trapped in Hodeidah were daring to hope on Tuesday that the misery facing the besieged Yemeni city was abating, after the first day of a UN-brokered ceasefire appeared to hold.

Both Houthi rebels in control of the city and forces loyal to Yemen’s exiled government agreed to a cessation of hostilities at midnight on Monday night.

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Ogoniland women produce most of the family’s food but the twin pressures of land grabs and pollution are making it impossible for them to survive

Two women pick a slimy path through a creek, prized by generations of their female forbears for its mangroves, which once provided an abundance of food.

The elder in orange, the younger in blue, they fail to find a single periwinkle snail, a single fish or a usable piece of kindling between them. Their feet struggle to take purchase on the mud, more slippery than it used to be.

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The region’s inequality and violence, in which the US has long played a role, is driving people to leave their homes

Jakelin Caal Maquín, the seven-year-old Guatemalan girl who died this month in US custody, is the latest victim of a long, dysfunctional relationship between the US and its southern neighbours that has cost countless lives over the past half century.

Related: Why did a little Guatemalan girl die after crossing the US border?

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A heatwave will descend over the centre of the country this week and continue into Christmas, the bureau of meteorology says

Most of Australia is set for a warm and dry Christmas Day, with the bureau of meteorology predicting temperatures as high as 40C in the north, between the high-20s and mid-30s in capital cities, and little chance of rain.

The bureau’s seven-day forecast for the holiday period says Perth, Adelaide and Darwin will have the hottest Christmas Day, at a maximum of 35C, while there could be rain in Darwin and Hobart.

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo goes to the polls on Sunday with 21 candidates running to replace Joseph Kabila, who has been president since 2001. The photographer John Wessels has been watching the campaign transform the streets of the capital, Kinshasa

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Trafficked to the UK and raped for years, Abdul became homeless, got involved in crime and was threatened with deportation

The Home Office has paid £30,000 to a victim of child trafficking who was held illegally in immigration detention for several months despite having refugee status and showing clear signs of having been tortured and abused.

Abdul* (not his real name) was about seven when he was trafficked into the UK in the mid-90s. He thinks he came from Somalia but is not certain. He lived with adults who pretended to be his family but who abused him physically and sexually. One attempt to escape failed when police sent him back to his abusers. Suffering serious mental health problems as a teenager, he became street homeless and addicted to drugs.

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Imelda Cortez, 20, faced an attempted murder charge under draconian abortion laws after being raped by her stepfather

A rape victim who was charged with attempted murder in El Salvador after giving birth to her abuser’s baby has been found not guilty and freed from jail.

Imelda Cortez, 20, has been in custody since April 2017 after giving birth in a latrine to a baby girl fathered by her abusive stepfather.

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Film explores how women on the streets of Freetown suffer extortion, exploitation and imprisonment because of archaic laws

Mariatu was 15 years old when her widowed mother died and she ended up sleeping rough on the streets of Freetown where she fell into commercial sex work.

Not long after, she was arrested for “loitering” and, unable to pay a police bribe, spent six months in an adult jail.

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From the flight of Rohingya Muslims into neighbouring Bangladesh to the journey undertaken by pilgrims travelling to the Ganges delta, the lives of migrants are celebrated in a series of stunning entries to a photography competition organised by Oxford University’s centre of migration, policy and society

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Negotiations between countries have stopped, raising particular concern for Canada as its relationship with US sours

Amid an increasingly bitter diplomatic feud sparked by the detention of a senior Huawei executive in Vancouver, a highly coveted free trade deal between Canada and China looks increasingly unlikely.

The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of telecom giant Huawei – and China’s subsequent detention of two Canadians – has halted negotiations between the two countries. And as the United States prepares to request Meng’s extradition in the coming weeks, China has vowed to unleash punitive measures.

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Russian media have seized on the yellow vest protests – but they don’t seem to have played a role in their genesis

Russian state television has spent much of the last two weeks playing up the chaos of France’s protests, continuing a trend of coverage that emerged long before troll factories and the modern era of “fake news”.

Seven years ago, the Kremlin-backed TV station Russia Today went all in on coverage of a leftist street protest in the west. Did Occupy Wall Street fit the Kremlin’s interests of showing a western nation in (relative) chaos? Yes. But at that time, few would have suggested that Occupy was anything but a genuine protest movement.

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Geopolitical and economic rivalry between China and the US – not a breach of Trump’s Iran sanctions – is what’s really behind Meng Wanzhou’s arrest

Blame the British, as usual. In 1807, in the midst of a struggle with Napoleonic France, HMS Leopard, a Royal Navy ship of the line, attacked, boarded and captured an American frigate, USS Chesapeake, off Norfolk, Virginia. The British claimed their action was justified by the presence on the American ship of four English deserters, whom they arrested. But, for President Thomas Jefferson, it was an outrageous, illegal infringement of the sovereignty and independence of the infant republic, eventually leading to the 1812 war.

It’s fair to say the Americans never forgot lessons drawn from the Chesapeake humiliation – and have been faithfully following Britain’s script ever since. As its power grew, the US, too, assumed the right to extend its national writ beyond its shores. One modern example is the way the US justice department ruthlessly pursues foreign nationals, such as the Scottish hacker Gary McKinnon, who are deemed to have broken US law. McKinnon’s extradition was ultimately blocked in 2012 by Britain’s then home secretary, Theresa May, after a public outcry.

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From Kevin Hart to Lena Dunham to Christmas songs, sometimes it’s a good idea to look critically at the past. But you can’t just ban everything

If 2016 was the year of the celebrity death, and 2017 the year of the celebrity sex scandal, then 2018 has been the year celebrities have been held to account for things they said in the past that no longer wash in these suddenly, if somewhat belatedly, enlightened times. Quite what to do next remains slightly TBD.

Many high-profile comedians have come under this kind of fire, from Sarah Silverman to Amy Schumer to Ricky Gervais, and last week it was the turn of Kevin Hart. He lasted precisely two seconds as the named host of the 2019 Oscars before his prior fondness for outrageously homophobic comedy, including a routine about how awful it would be to have a gay child, and his predilection for similarly hilarious witticisms on Twitter (including one tweet describing someone as looking like “a gay billboard for Aids”) were deemed, as the modern lingo goes, problematic.

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A selection of some of the planet’s most stomach-turning foods, including maggot cheese, fish sperm sac sushi and Chinese mouse wine, are on display in Los Angeles as part of a new exhibition that aims to delight and disgust in equal measure. The Disgusting Food Museum displays dishes from around the world in a bid to challenge stereotypes about which ingredients one would consider to be disgusting

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Sarah Sanders struggles to answer questions about Donald Trump's apparently more favourable view of Michael Flynn compared with his former aide Michael Cohen, when both have cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller. She says Cohen is known to be a liar before saying 'I don't see any reason to go beyond that comment.' Sanders continued to claim the FBI had 'ambushed' Flynn – contrary to Flynn’s own statements. Asked if Trump was concerned about Flynn lying to the FBI and working for a foreign government, Sanders said: 'Not when it comes to things that have anything to do with the president.'



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Watchdog organisation Border Violence Monitoring has published videos of Croatian police conducting apparent 'pushback' operations against asylum seekers in woods on the border with Bosnia

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Hungary's rightwing government has faced a rare sit-in by opposition politicians. About a dozen MPs spent the night in the state television headquarters, in Budapest, in a continuation of their demonstration against PM Viktor Orbán's policies

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Italy's anti-immigration deputy prime minister is Europe's most followed politician on Facebook, with 3.4 million followers. Matteo Salvini used live streams in the run-up to parliamentary elections to speak directly to his supporters and show, as he puts it, images 'they would never show' in the mainstream media

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Israel has signalled its displeasure with Australia's recognition of West Jerusalem as its capital. A minister close to Benjamin Netanyahu said it was a mistake to contradict the notion of Israeli control over the whole city

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Egypt has announced the discovery of a well-preserved tomb decorated with hieroglyphs and statues south of Cairo. Officials expect more discoveries as archaeologists continue to excavate the site in the coming months

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