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How the Market America Platform Works

Market America is a product brokerage that’s been around since 1992. Because of their over two decades of experience, the company has currently worked with over half a million independent distributors who sell products using the M.A. platform. The company likes to call itself the “Unfranchise” because it is allowing people to become their own business owners selling other companies’ products without the hassle of owning a local franchised store. The company is found in America, Canada and Singapore, and they have plans to expand to both Africa and Europe in the next few years. Over 650 people work for Market America in their worldwide offices helping entrepreneurs just like you to get started with their website packages. You can earn a few hundred dollars each month once your site is successfully marketed to the public.

The company works exclusively with affiliate manufacturing corporations to design, create and distribute product lines ranging from pet health products to automotive care detailing kits. The product lines include AutoWorks, Pet Health, Isotonix, Royal Spa and Snap. Independent distributors can pick and choose which products they want to sell on their websites depending on your own interests and customer needs. Many distributors will choose several product lines to sell to have a more well-rounded website and to increase their earning potential. Products can also be found on Market America’s own website, Shop.com. Distributors will be required to pay $100 a month to keep their sites active online.

Along with paying a fee to keep your site active, you’ll need to attend seminars and conventions both locally and online. If you fail to attend several seminars in a row, you will be considered an inactive distributor and can lose the rights to your site. For this reason, it’s essential that you understand what is required of you as a distributor of Market America before putting money into a website package. When you purchase a website package from the company, it will include a domain name, hosting and website builder. The site will also have all eCommerce plugins available to make it easy for your customers to purchase the products.

 

https://www.shop.com/info/our-brands

PUBG and Epic Games Prepare for Litigation

Everyone knew it was going to happen: PUBG has sued Epic Games. When Epic Games announced that Fortnite was going f2p and adding a battle royal mode, PUBG threatened them with litigation. Now, these threats have became a reality as PUBG officially files the lawsuit.

 

PUBG has put themselves in a very interesting situation with the lawsuit. PUBG and Epic Games aren’t merely two game studios. PUBG leases the Unreal Software, which is developed by Epic Games, in order to run its game. PUBG takes offence that Epic Games would create a battle royal game mode when a game of that type already exists and is running on Epic Games’ software. The last time a company that was licensed to use the Unreal Engine sued Epic Games, that studio, which had been in operation since 1992, went out of business.

 

PUBG, is both the name of the game and the name of the developers. They are headquartered out of South Korea and are a subsidiary of Bluehole. According to one source, the lawsuit was filed way back in January.

 

PUBG’s decision to sue Epic Games comes just before Epic begins a partnership with Neowiz Games to bring Fortnite to the Korean market. The details of the lawsuit are simple: they are seeking to have a court decide if Fortnite is a direct copy of PUBG or not. The lawsuit was filed at the Seoul Central District Court.

 

What is Battle Royal?

 

Battle Royal is a popular game mode that has taking the gaming community by storm. Players are parachuted onto a battleground where they will fight until only one player remains. In PUBG, players must scavenge the game map for weapons in order to arm themselves for battle; In Fortnite, the same concept of finding weapons exists, but it also has a Minecraft like building factor.

Sahm Adrangi of Kerrisdale Capital Has Recently Published Several Negative Reports Regarding Some Concerning Behavior From Several Different Companies

Kerrisdale Capital is a highly regarded investment management firm based out of New York City that is known in the financial industry for providing great value-oriented investment choices. The firm specializes in investing in the area of public securities. Kerrisdale Capital’s founder and Chief Investment Officer Sahm Adrangi is one of the most respected figures in the financial industry today. He founded the firm in 2009 and has been instrumental in building Kerrisdale into the powerhouse that it is today in the financial industry. Sahm Adrangi has become a name that investors trust in regard to his opinions on stocks. Recently Sahm offered his opinions regarding three company’s and did not hold back regarding the issues that he sees as apparent.

The first negative report published by Sahm Adrangi and Kerrisdale Capital was in regard to the company Proteostasis Therapeutics Inc. The company is a biopharmaceutical firm that is in its early stages of development. The new firm is deriving its market value in regard to a new drug that it is developing called PTI-428. The stock price for Proteostasis shot up 100% upon the new drug being granted the designation as a Breakthrough Therapy by the FDA. Kerrisdale Capital’s independent research has shown that the drug does not do what it claims to and the firm is, therefore, unable to put any faith in the current valuation of the company regarding its current stock value.

The second negative report put out by Sahm Adrangi is in regard to the St. Joe Company, a real estate firm that is currently working on the development of a property in Panama City Beach Florida. This is a project that has been ongoing for years now and still appears to be nowhere close to completion. The fact is that the lands that much of the property is situated on are swampy and remote and it is unclear how the St. Joe Company will be able to develop them into anything close to resembling the $1 billion mark that the firm’s current valuation sits at. Kerrisdale Capital has called in valuation into question and made it clear that it is not one that the firm has any faith in.

The third negative report file by Sahm Adrangi and Kerrisdale Capital is in regard to internet marketing firm QuinStreet Inc. Sahm has noted that the company has a shown very concerning behavior and that the company is generating capital at the expense of its clients and publishing false and misleading information regarding its value. Sahm and the team at Kerrisdale Capital are unable to back the company with their seal of approval.

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/05/short-seller-kerrisdale-to-target-dish-network.html

Ryan Seacrest Shares Some Of The Lessons He Has Learned Along The Way

Ryan Seacrest is a famously busy celebrity. Each day he starts out filming an episode of “Live with Kelly and Ryan” along with his co-host Kelly Ripa. He then goes to another studio in the building so that he can do his daily radio show, “On Air with Ryan”. He also slots in time to produce shows such as “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”. He has a line of men’s clothing called Ryan Seacrest Distinction, available only at Macy’s. He also has a skincare line he created called “Polish”. He also spends time working on and promoting his nonprofit, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, which works with pediatric hospitals. He has also returned to hosting “American Idol”.

Up until recently Ryan Seacrest lived and worked in Los Angeles. Agreeing to host “Live with Kelly and Ryan” meant that he had to move across the country, a change he is still getting used to. He says he has to check the daily weather forecasts, unlike in Southern California, which took some adjustments for him. He says he also decided to hire a personal trainer as well as do boxing and riding bikes. He can now be found sometimes riding around Central Park on his bike.

As he has gotten older and more experienced Ryan Seacrest says that he has learned a few different ways of doing things. He has learned to put off phone call interviews to later in the day, for instance, rather than agreeing to do them at any time. He has also learned that not every question needs an immediate answer. He can now queue questions up and get to them when he can, a habit that didn’t come naturally to him.

Another habit host Ryan Seacrest has taken to is putting his smartphone down. He says that he used to look at it far too often and now he goes so far as to lock it up in a safe when he is away on a trip. He says that he discovered he could do perfectly fine not being in constant contact and the world kept right on revolving when he wasn’t actively engaged with it.

Get in touch with Ryan via Instagram: instagram.com/ryanseacrest/?hl=en

Upwork Highly Effective Platform for Freelancers

For people who are looking to build a career as a freelancer, there needs to be a certain discipline that you need to follow. Life as a freelancer might seem easy from the outside, but it can be challenging. The competition is high, and it is the world of survival of the fittest. If you are not the best at your game, then you would have to struggle hard to make your ends meet.

The one common thing amongst most of the freelancers is that they follow a to-do list on a daily basis. It helps them to stay up to date with their schedule and ensure that they can complete their tasks on time, every time. In the world of high competition, the freelancers have to make sure that they can keep their clients happy and satisfied. Any delay with work or compromise in quality would give the clients the reason to hire another freelancer, which is a commonplace thing in the world of freelancing. It is this flexibility that the clients and the businesses love about hiring freelancers.

Upwork is the first platform on the internet today with over 12 million freelancers and 5 million clients. Upwork helps the freelancers to find the work in their skill sets, and there are tons of projects being posted every day that makes it easier to keep getting work constantly. If you want to be a successful freelancer, you need to make sure that you can discipline your work routine. The best way to be able to do that is to have a to-do list.

To more effective at work, make a habit of constructing your to-do list a night before. It would help you save time the next day, and most importantly, make sure that you write the works at hand in one place. Use the latest and advanced to-do list applications that can be installed in your mobile phone as well as PC. It would help you stay updated with the work at hand and help you complete tasks within deadlines. Make sure that you attribute time to each of the projects and assign priorities as well. Upwork is a competitive platform, and it is essential that you are good at what you do to sustain the heavy competition.

Find out more about Upwork: https://technewsspy.com/2018/04/20/choosing-independent-work-freelancer-upwork/

‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ is confirmed by Ubisoft, with details to come at E3

The next installment in the popular Assassin’s Creed lineup of games will be Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. The new title was officially confirmed by Ubisoft, although details won’t be more readily available for about a week or so. However, a teaser that Ubisoft released to the masses gives an idea of where the game will take place.

According to IGN’s report, Ubisoft released a quick teaser video on their Twitter page which reveals the game’s location will be ancient Greece. The video is only five seconds long and reveals one warrior kicking another off a rocky cliff with a city in the background. The teaser trailer ends with “See you at E3” on the screen, letting fans know to expect more details then.

The new Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be the first title released for the series since 2017 when they brought out Assassin’s Creed Origins. The series has been going strong since 2007 when the original was released. It’s since spawned nine other major titles for the franchise as well as comic books and a 2016 movie starring Michael Fassbender.

The teaser trailer for the new game arrives not long after there was a leak about the new Assassin’s Creed title and information suggesting it would take place in Greece. That leak, according to TechRadar’s report, was of a keyring for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and showed an ancient Greek soldier’s helmet. Apparently, this latest entry into the series will bring new features along with it such as dialogue options and the ability to choose either a male or female hero to guide through the adventures.

Beyond those minor details, not much else is known about the gameplay or story. There is speculation that this new game is part of a trilogy as players have already been to ancient Egypt and Rome in other games. For now, fans will have to keep speculating until June 12th when the annual E3 event hits California. Ubisoft will probably have a lengthier presentation of the game in store for everyone to really wrap their heads around.

Francisco Domenech – Building Bridges In Business

As former Director of the Office of Legislative Services of the Puerto Rican Legislative Assembly, Francisco Domenech has seen his fair share of bureaucratic battles. He was responsible for managing 130 team members, expanded the services of the Legislative Library to be more inclusive of people with disabilities, and participated in over 800 pieces of legislation. His dedication and service led him to his appointment as Puerto Rico’s Senate President’s Chief Legal Counsel where he worked tirelessly to fight for the Senate’s rights. Needless to say, Domenech was a natural choice to serve as government affairs firm Politank’s managing partner where he is working to develop strategies to best represent private interests above political ones.

Domenech is a twice graduate of the University of Puerto Rico – Rió Piedras Campus where he earned his B.A. in Political Science, and his Juras Doctor. While at University, he served as Academic Senator for the Rió Piedras Campus, and President of the Student Body Counsel. During the 2016 Domenech served as Campaign Manager for Hon. Jennifer Gonzalez’ victorious bid to be Puerto Rico’s first female, and youngest Resident Commissioner. He also served on Hillary Clinton’s National Finance Committee where he assisted in organizing Mrs. Clinton’s campaign trip to Puerto Rico. Domenech also holds the distinction of being the awardee with the most votes in San Juan’s Class of 2016’s “40 Under 40” event, an annual selection of Puerto Rico’s top entrepreneurs.

Both individually, as well as with Politank, Francisco Domenech has championed various causes. Notable are The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, The Clinton Foundation, Museo de Arte de Ponce, the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Mr. Domenech is currently admitted into practice before the courts of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico, the Federal Circuit and the District of Columbia Circuit, the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S Supreme Court. Please visit Politank’s website to connect with Francisco, or to learn more about his firm’s services.

Detroit: Become Human has Finally Released

Detroit: Become Human is quite possibly the most popular game in recent months. It is a PlayStation 4 exclusive, and it is the 10th PS4 exclusive to hit number 1 in the last twelve months.

The game was developed by Quantic Dream and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It was only released a couple days ago, on May 25th, but it has already became the talk of the gaming community. The game has been praised for its ultra-realistic graphics and its excellent story telling. The game has been in development since at least 2012.

The game is about an android who has become deviant. He is taken down by the police with a trail of bullets and dumped off at a landfill full of broken androids. The android then proceeds to fix himself and leave. Eventually, the android, with the help from his fellow machines, finds his way to a safe haven for androids called Jericho. The rest of the game, without going into too much detail and providing spoilers, consists of the androids at Jericho struggling with a society that doesn’t accept them, even facing attack from government law enforcement agencies.

The game has been long awaited by fans. It was first announced in 2015 at a Sony press conference at Paris Games Week. It also appeared at E3 in 2016 and 2017, furthering raising the anticipation of fans. When anticipation of a game is so high, often it is a huge disappointment. Detroit: Become Human does not disappoint. The game received a 8 out of 10 on IGN, a 7 out of 10 on IGN, and an 8.5 out of 10 from EGM.

Talos Energy Merges With Stone Energy

Talos Energy, an independent oil, and gas company headquartered in Houston concentrate on offshore production and exploration. It emphasizes exploitation, research, and asset optimization and it is skilled in asset acquisition in and around the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf coast. The company’s experience is in geophysical, geological and operating aspects and its corporate strategy is acquiring, exploring and exploiting the basin using their reprocessing methods and seismic database. Talos Energy aims to maintain control of all operational areas hoping to safeguard the environment, increase hydrocarbon recovery and enhance performance.

The company recently went public after merging with Stone Energy, a deal costing almost $2 billion. Instead of filing for an initial public offering (IPO), Talos opted to join with Stone Energy Company which was already publicly traded, by acquiring controlling interest of 63% while Stone remained with 37%. With the closing of the deal, a more massive offshore energy player was created to focus on the Mexican and United States sides of the Gulf of Mexico. Talos Energy has already begun trading on NYE under “TALO” sticker. Tim Duncan, Talos’ Chief Executive Officer described the move as a transformational combination. He added that Talos can now capitalize on its high-quality asset portfolio due to its strategic positioning, which also enables it to take advantage of potential opportunities to further develop its business.

Talos Energy was established six years ago by Timothy Duncan, with the $600 million financial support of top private equity firms Riverstone Holdings and Apollo Global Management, it was able to focus its operations on the Gulf. The firm had planned to go public through an IPO in either 2014 or 205, but following the oil burst, they postponed the plan. Talos was successful last summer when it won some of the offshore bids with other partners of the energy reform process in Mexico, which opened up offshore blocks to foreign investors. The Zama-1 filed discovery is the first major one in Mexico’s deregulation process, and the exploratory drilling uncovered 1.4 billion to 2 billion barrel of crude oil, which could yield around 425 million barrels.

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Rockstar bringing ‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’ & two other classics to Xbox One

The XBOX One’s backward compatibility feature will allow for several older Rockstar video games to be playable on the new console next week. That will include one of the popular Grand Theft Auto titles that were only available for the Xbox and Xbox 360 consoles, until now.

Rockstar Games dropped the news of the three popular titles that are coming to Xbox One. Leading off their announcement was Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The Xbox and Xbox 360 versions will be backward compatible with Xbox One as of June 7th.

It’s mentioned that the saved games from the Xbox version won’t be able to transfer over to the newer console. However, the gamers using that original version will get the upgraded Xbox 360 version of the game on Xbox One. It has better overall gameplay and a higher resolution, plus special Achievements included.

The two other titles joining San Andreas will be Midnight Club: Los Angeles and Rockstar Games Presents: Table Tennis. That gives gamers access to three different genres of games all on the new console if they want a “blast from the past” or two, or three. All three games were generally well received and are considered classics from the past five years.

Midnight Club: Los Angeles received an 81 score via the Metacritic review site. Table Tennis received a “Metascore” of 81 on the Metacritic review site, with a 7.8 out of 10 from users. The 2014 Grand Theft Auto game didn’t receive a Metascore, but the game achieved a 78 out of 100 in a review from IGN website.

All three games become backward compatible on Thursday (June 7). Gamers who have physical copies of the original titles can put them into the Xbox One to download the game onto the newer console. Those who have digital versions will be able to access their games on Xbox One and simply download from the “Ready to Install” area on the console.