Although Netflix had a record-breaking November, it’s problems can be record-breaking as well. Following #Netflix’s lead, nearly every major video company is moving into the streaming media business. And that means also moving their content off Netflix and onto their own services.
Disney — along with its soon-to-be purchased Fox — is launching its streaming service, Disney+, next year and pulling its content, including Pixar and Marvel films, from Netflix. The combined AT&T/Time Warner, which has licensed its popular TV series “Friends” to Netflix, may also pull its movies and TV shows from Netflix when its own streaming service gets off the ground at the end of 2019.
That potential loss is part of the reason Netflix has ratcheted up its original content spending lately, and is expected to spend $12 billion to $13 billion on content in 2018 — most of which will go toward original content.
As of October, original content made up 8 percent of content, measured in hours, on Netflix, according to Ampere.
In a place of deep thoughts, one day, i got recognized
I didn’t know i was recognized until I was welcomed,
Welcomed with friendliness,
and overflowed with
Those kind gestures taught me rather enormous things
which i shall hold within me forever
As they are too meaningful to ignore and
Too couraging to be kept to one’s self only.
In that place,
Being thankful to those who already love you instead of seeking love from others,
Being thankful for what you are blessed with,
Appreciating your surroundings,
Understanding there’s no limit to achievements in life,
Believing and trusting, as the future actually holds something for you,
Enduring it and fighting for it, for it’s all worth it,
Realizing it’s all about “how well” not “how far”,
Putting a little bit effort and being outstanding,
Is taught until it reaches the bottom of your heart
and makes you reflect back on yourself.
And that’s when i thought, “If that place is great enough to teach me those things”, then i better visit it frequently….
Norway🇳🇴 had the fastest mobile #internet download speed, coming in at 67.17 megabits per second (Mbps). Iceland🇮🇸 came in a close second with 67.05 Mbps. The United States 🇺🇸 came in a distant 43rd with an average download speed of 30.49 Mbps. To stream #Netflix in Ultra HQ quality, a person needs access to 25 Mbps.
The more followers an #Instagram business page has, the more likely it is to include video in its mix of post types, according to a study from Quintly. As part of its report, Quintly analyzed more than 8.9 million posts during the Q1-Q3 2018 period from more than 44,400 profiles ranging in size from 0-1k followers to more than 10 million followers.
The analysis yielded an interesting benchmark: the vast majority (72.6%) of posts from these various pages were Image posts. In fact, posts were more than 4 times as likely to be Images as Videos (16.7% share), and almost 7 times more likely to be Images as Carousel posts (10.7% share).
However, the finding that 1 in 6 posts are Videos masks some intriguing differences by profile size. When sorting the results on post type distribution by page size, the analysis found a near-linear correlation between size and likelihood of using Videos. In other words, the larger the follower number, the more likely the page to use videos as part of the post mix, and the less likely to use Images.
Fashion city ranking, 2018.
2. New York City
9. Las Vegas
(Global Language Monitor)
Egypt’s oil and gas future looks very bright. The large scale concessions awarded during the EGYPS2019 conference in Cairo, 11-13 February, shows the appetite of IOCs, such as Shell, BP and ENI in this emerging energy hotspot.
After years of a major slump, partly due to continuing payment and security issues, the Pharaohs are again back in the top league. Continuing concerns about security in Egypt’s Western Desert or the Sinai no longer seem to be a breaking point for investors. At the second day of EGYPS2019 the announcement of five onshore and offshore licenses by EGPC, as presented by Egypt’s minister of energy Tarek El Molla, has created a very bright future for the North African oil and gas producer.
Residents of Stockton, California have been through a lot: from widespread foreclosures to the city going bankrupt. But for a handful of residents, some help is here.
One hundred Stockton residents started getting monthly payment of $500 on Friday. They’ll receive the extra money for 18 months as part of an experiment testing the impact of universal basic income, also known as UBI.
“In it he saw…honey.” Jdg 14:8 NIV
One day Samson encountered a lion and slew it. The Bible says, “Some time later, when he went back…he turned aside to look at the lion’s carcass. In it he saw…some honey. He scooped out the honey with his hands and ate as he went along” (vv. 8-9 NIV). There’s a lesson here for you. When you take time to stop and reflect, you discover “honey” in your experiences that you can eat and grow stronger and wiser. When you reflect, you are able to put things into perspective; you gain new appreciation for things you didn’t notice before. Few of us have clear perspective in the heat of the moment. Most of us who have survived a traumatic experience usually avoid similar situations at all costs. This can leave us with unresolved issues that leave us tied up in knots. Reflective thinking enables you to distance yourself from the intense emotions of an experience and see it with fresh eyes. Indeed, this process is one of the first steps to getting rid of our emotional baggage. President George Washington observed, “We ought not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.” Each of us has been shaped by the experiences, good and bad, that we’ve had in life. What we refuse to deal with deals with us, and often in harmful ways. We “act out” of our unresolved issues. But when we bring them into the light and ask God for the grace to face them squarely, they lose their power over us.
WHY YOU NEED TO THlNK DIFFERENTLY TO BECOME A BILLIONAIRE
Average people look for ways to spend money. Billionaires look for ways to invest money.
Average people think a better job will make them wealthy. Billionaires know that a job will never make them wealthy, investment will.
Average people stay away from risks because they might fail. Billionaires know if they don’t take risks, they have already failed.
Average people try to avoid problems. Billionaires see problem as an opportunity to make millions.
Average people prepare for today. Billionaires prepare today for the opportunities of tomorrow.
Average people waste time. Billionaires see time as their most valuable assets.
Average people are always afraid of losing money. Billionaires know if they don’t lose money they cannot be wiser, smarter and stronger.”
In the visible spectrum, white reflects light and is a presence of all colors, but black absorbs light and is an absence of color. Black can be defined as the visual impression experienced when no visible light reaches the eye.
Nearly 40% of small breed dogs live longer than 10 years, but only 13% of giant breed dogs live that long. The average 50-pound dog will live 10 to 12 years. But giant breeds such as great Danes or deerhounds are elderly at 6 to 8 years.
India to continue buying Venezuelan oil despite US warning
India will look into commercial considerations and related factors to determine the value of oil imports from any country, an Indian official said, after a top US official warned countries against buying oil from Venezuela.
Earlier this week, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton warned countries and companies against buying crude oil from Venezuela, after the Latin American country’s Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo said during a surprise visit to India that Venezuela wants to sell more oil to the fast-growing Indian market.
It’s that time of the year again, for the most special of retrospections… year-in-review lists. Google’s top trending searches of 2018 show that natural disasters and celebrity deaths were atop our minds again this year, though nothing trended quite as much on our keyboards as the exciting World Cup.
Short-form video social networking app #TikTok from Beijing’s Bytedance continues to expand its global footprint, chalking up its biggest month yet in terms of first-time installs during December. According to Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence estimates, the app added 75 million new users worldwide across the App Store and Google Play last month, representing year-over-year growth of 275 percent from 20 million in December 2017.
“𝗥𝗢𝗖𝗞𝗘𝗧 𝗧𝗢 𝗠𝗔𝗥𝗦” | Elon Musk is trying to make it a no-brainer for you to move to Mars. SpaceX is designing a new rocket ship, called Starship, to send about 100 people to Mars at a time. Musk says he is “confident” people could afford to “sell their home on Earth” and move to Mars. He began sharing this vision in 2015, saying he wants to back up the human race like a hard drive in case something terrible befalls Earth.
It’s time once again for our monthly rankings of the top publishers on Facebook, and it’s certainly been a busy news month.
This has been reflected in the engagements driven by the top publishers on Facebook, with abnormally high numbers in the first month of 2019 compared with previous months we have looked at.
Some top-line insights first:
– Overall engagements were well up on the previous month, as much as 50% higher for some publishers
– CNN leaped back up the rankings, jumping to almost 40 million engagements for the month
– The Daily Mail also jumped in engagements, from 27 million to nearly 40 million.
The term “influence”, like many other term in political science, is itself a source of considerable controversy.
Some scholars have used “power” and “influence” interchangeably, while others have stressed their differences.
As the eminent political scientist, Robert Dahl, rightly acknowledged , “one writer’s influence is another’s power .
We can generally say, however, that political influence is just a form of power, less in degree than domination and admit that the distinction between influence and dominance cannot be made very clear-cut.
Why does your heart grow doubtful dear?
Tense and beating, full of fear.
I keep with me your everlasting love,
and bless the day God sent you from above.
You remain my angel and I feel that I must,
tell you that within you, you have my trust.
My love is the tide, your soul is the shores,
you have my heart, do I have yours?
I’ll belong to you till the very end,
and you will forever stay as my lover and friend.
It has been so good like this from the start,
so darling please, trust me with your heart.
When everything start falling apart, I wish you peace.
I wish you happiness even when everyone around you is drowning in grief.
I wish you never have to search for love in places that always remind you of pain
I wish your heart never breaks cuz nothin is heavier than the peace of a broken heart.
Dear you, i wish you well even when you cannot look forward to another day in your life. I know how hard it is to remain calm. When everything starts fading away and the sound of destruction becomes so loud that it deafens your ears and because of this,
I hope you are always protected from every pain of this life. I hope you never have to rethink about being alive and when sd days happen visit you, i pray they leave you soon🙏
While some people have received some surprise tax bills when filing their returns, corporations continue to avoid paying tax — thanks to a cocktail of tax credits, loopholes, and exemptions.
According to a report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), Amazon (AMZN) will pay nothing in federal income taxes for the second year in a row.
Thanks to the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), Amazon’s federal tax responsibility is 21% (down from 35% in previous years). But with the help of tax breaks, according to corporate filings, Amazon won’t be paying a dime to Uncle Sam despite posting more than $11.2 billion in profits in 2018.
“To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.”
💬 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Briefly about the main events of the day
🔴 Airbus warns of no-deal Brexit, says has spent tens of millions preparing.
🔴 Russia’s Gazprombank freezes accounts of Venezuela’s PDVSA.
🔴 Qatar aims to build $20 billion sports sector ahead of World Cup.
🔴 ECB’s Rehn sees euro zone economy weakening.
🔴 European car imports no threat to U.S. national security.
🔴 Nissan panel to recommend outside director to chair board.
🔴 Canada’s Freeland pushes end of steel, aluminium tariffs in meeting with Pelosi.
Check Your Attitude
“You must have the same attitude that…Jesus had.” Php 2:5 NLT
A flying instructor will tell you that periodically your plane needs to be “trimmed” or “balanced in flight.” After flying through storms, it gets knocked out of alignment and needs to be adjusted. And the same thing happens on your spiritual journey. The storms of life can “knock you out of alignment.” Unexpected “weather conditions” like sickness, depression, unemployment, divorce, disappointment, and death can force you to change direction and strategy. That’s why your attitude needs to be regularly checked and adjusted. So what are you dealing with that calls for an attitude check? Paul writes, “You must have the same attitude…Jesus had.” Is such a lifestyle possible? Yes, but you must make it a priority and pursue it each day. Joshua wanted to turn an army of complainers into an army that could conquer the Promised Land. So God gave him this formula for success: “Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night…be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do” (Jos 1:8 NLT). Try the “three-by-five technique.” Each week identify a Scripture that relates to an area in which you want to grow, write it down on a three-by-five card, and memorize it. In one year you’ll have fifty-two Scriptures you can recall and stand on. Think how that will impact your life! Not only will wrong attitudes become right attitudes, but your life will begin to move in the right direction.
Core retail sales plummeted 1.7% in December, the most in nearly two decades.
Blame the December stock market chaos. Or the beginning of the government shutdown. Or even “glitches” in the data, as White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow did last week.
No matter the cause, the apparent abrupt shift in spending sent economists scrambling to mark down their forecasts for growth. Goldman Sachs trimmed its fourth-quarter GDP estimate to 1.9%. Bank of America slashed its forecast to 1.5%.
Papua New Guinea has the highest number of spoken languages in the world. There are 820 indigenous languages spoken in this country. The official language is Tok Pisin, or New Guinea Pidgin, and is the most widely spoken language after English, a legacy of the colonial period.
In the wild, giraffes almost never lie down because of vulnerability to predators. They usually sleep standing, sometimes sitting, and they give birth standing up. When giraffes sleep, they curl their necks and sleep for about five minutes at a time, sleeping no more than 30 minutes a day.
The original alphabet was developed by a Semitic people living in or near Egypt.* They based it on the idea developed by the Egyptians, but used their own specific symbols. It was quickly adopted by their neighbors and relatives to the east and north, the Canaanites, the Hebrews, and the Phoenicians.
Make a decision to be true to yourself in pursuit of your dreams! Don’t engage in self-deception. Don’t pretend as if you are doing something worthwhile when in actual fact you are not.
You know the targets you’ve set for yourself. Only you know the dreams you want to see become a reality.
Are you following them truthfully?
Are you still on the path to greatness?
Aren’t you deceiving yourself thinking you’re deceiving others? Polonius once said that “to thine ownself be true.”
Be true to yourself. Pursue your dreams with hunger for success. Don’t engage in self destructive behaviours like procrastination, self-doubt and blaming others for your mistakes.
After all is said and done, will you say you are following your dreams according to plans?
Keep thinking about it! But, to thine ownself be true! Remember you are the paper and the pen of your destiny, rewrite your story to suit your purpose on earth.
Ask God for mercy as you move forward. You deserve success….!