On avg, only 12% of tweets are longer than 140 characters, with 1% hitting the 280-character limit. (Twitter’s data, 2018)
Brands are less brief: 39% of brand tweets are longer than 140 characters, with 6.6% of tweets containing 245-280 characters. (Socialbakers data, 2018)
A majority of online consumers around the world claim to buy entertainment (61%) and service (56%) categories more often online than in-store. And while fewer (38%) say they buy durables such as fashion, IT/mobile and electronics more often online, that still outweighs the share (22%) that buy them more in-store, according to a Nielsen study.
What is the river that separates China and North Korea?
From west to east, the Yalu River, Paektu Mountain, and the Tumen River divide the two countries. Dandong, in the Liaoning Province of China, is the largest city on the border. On the other side of the river is the city of Sinuiju in North Pyongan Province, North Korea.
The official name of the UK is the “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”. The name refers to the union of what were once four separate nations: England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland (though most of Ireland is now independent). The United Kingdom is made up of: England – The capital is London.
The Model 3 was supposed to be Tesla’s secret weapon in the car market, but fans are panicking after it disappeared from the company’s website, Electrek’s Fred Lambert reports.
It was this base Model 3 with a standard battery pack that was supposed to be Tesla’s “secret weapon” on the car market, the affordable luxury electric vehicle that would solidify and boost Tesla’s dominance in its niche market and spread it over into the mainstream car market. However, this might have to wait.
The UK would be ‘irresponsible’ to let Huawei into 5G, think tank warns
Chinese tech giant Huawei is facing a new attack as it tries to persuade the UK government to let it help build super-fast 5G networks in the country.
Top British cybersecurity officials are reportedly confident they can manage any risks from Huawei’s telecommunications equipment, but a report published Wednesday by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a top security think tank, said that would be a mistake.
«I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.»
💬 Bill Gates
Briefly about the main events of the day
🔴 UK manufacturers see stronger orders, average output growth – CBI.
🔴 Lloyds Bank brushes off Brexit fears with £4 billion investor payout.
🔴 Sainsbury’s-Asda deal in jeopardy as UK regulator condemns plan.
🔴 Former Barclays chairman ‘not aware’ of Qatar fee document, court told.
🔴 French court fines UBS 4.5 billion euros in tax fraud case.
🔴 German finance minister: We are close to agreeing with France on euro zone budget.
🔴 Mall operator Intu shares slump after dividend axed amid retail shakeout.
“Oh…that they would consider their latter end!” Dt 32:29 NKJV
If your goal is personal growth, then you must make time for reflective thinking. So: (1) Remove yourself from distractions. Reflection and distraction don’t mix. Reflection requires solitude. It’s not the kind of thing you can do well near a television, while the phone’s ringing, or with children in the same room. You say, “But I don’t have time to spend in reflection.” We all have 168 hours each week. If you spend just one of them reflecting, you’ll be amazed how your life will be enriched. (2) Regularly review your calendar or journal. Most people use their calendar as a planning tool, which it is. But few use it as a reflective thinking tool. What could be better, however, for helping you to review where you have been and what you have done—except maybe a journal? Those two things remind you of how you’ve spent your time. They show whether your activities match your priorities. They help you to see whether you are making progress. They also offer you an opportunity to recall activities you might not have had time to reflect on previously. Some of your most valuable thoughts may have been lost because you didn’t give yourself the reflection time you needed. (3) Ask the right questions. The Bible says, “Oh, that they were wise…that they would consider their latter end!” Ask yourself, “Am I growing personally and in my walk with God? Am I strengthening my relationships with the people who matter in my life? Am I using the gifts and sharpening the skills God has given me?” Reflecting on such questions can change your life for the better.
Qatar Airways: 37
Cathay Pacific: 30
Singapore Airlines: 30
China Airlines: 14
Thai Airways: 12
Vietnam Airlines: 12
Delta Air Lines: 11
LATAM Brasil: 11
Ethiopian Airlines: 10
Hong Kong Airlines: 9
Air China: 6
“In the day of adversity consider.” Ecc 7:14 NKJV
The digital age has great advantages. Through emails, texts, and tweets we can communicate quickly. The disadvantage is that it doesn’t cultivate in us a desire to think about things deeply. You can’t microwave personal growth; it requires a crockpot. The Bible says, “In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: surely God has appointed the one as well as the other.” By taking time to reflect: (1) You gain confidence in decision making. Ever made a snap decision and later wondered if you did the right thing? Reflective thinking can help to defuse that doubt. It also gives you confidence for the next decision. Once you’ve reflected on an issue, you don’t have to repeat every step of the thinking process when you’re faced with it again. You’ve got mental road markers from having been there before. (2) You clarify the big picture. Reflective thinking encourages us to go back and spend time pondering what we have done and what we have seen. To keep from making the same mistake over and over, you must stop and examine the process that led to it. In other words, reflection helps you to see the big picture. (3) You take a good experience and make it a valuable experience. They say we learn by experience. No, we learn from evaluated experience. An experience becomes valuable when it informs and equips us. That’s why daily prayer and Bible reading are so essential. You’ll understand things in God’s presence that you won’t understand any other way.
World’s largest luxury companies
5. Swatch Group
6. Signet Jewelers
8. Tiffany & Co.
9. Coach Inc
States suing Trump Administration over border wall emergency:
– New Jersey
– New Mexico
– New York
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.