What’s Steph Curry listening to in his headset?

first_imgSo what tops Steph’s fave music for 2019? … Nipsey’s in Steph’s top-5 this year 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Lu2El9ntqZ— Chris Montano (@gswchris) December 5, 2019Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry has been known to have great taste in music. For example, at his 30th birthday party last year he had both Paramore and E-40 perform live. He’s also been seen belting out songs from Hamilton with his daughters in the car. And there was that time when he sang karaoke to Old Town Road.last_img read more

How Journalists Are Using Pinterest

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Pinterest has been flooded with recipes and other food-related images. Any publication that has covers food would be right at home there. Pennsylvania-based Smart Magazine has seized the opportunity, using Pinterest to promote their recipes and restaurant reviews. Contrary to its early reputation, Pinterest is about much more than dessert porn and wedding plans. It can be used to curate content about a wide range of subjects, as evidenced by NPR’s account. The public radio network pins plenty of its food coverage, but also delves into music, books, technology and health. Branching off the from main NPR account, NPRMusic has its own presence on Pinterest, where music reviews, in-studio performances and artist interviews are presented in an eye-catching array of pinboards. The Guardian’s Pinterest profile is similarly broad, spanning multiple categories and coverage areas. Some boards are inexplicably sparse (only three pins on the Olympics board?), while others are richly populated (97 July 4th pies!). Al Jazeera eschews such broad strokes in favor of granular, topic-specific boards. Sure, they link to their own coverage of stories like the Joseph Kony controversy and Egypt’s democratic transition,  but they also solicit audience feedback via their Crowdsourced News pinboard, which is open to submissions from viewers and readers. Al Jazeera’s social prowess is on display in The Stream, a deeply interactive, Web-fueled show that maintains its own separate Pinterest account. In addition to promoting and crowdsourcing stories, newsroom use Pinterest to hold contests. These promotions let publications resurface content from their archives or enhance coverage of local or topical niches.  Part 1: How Journaists Are Using InstagramPart 2: How Journalists Are Using PinterestPart 3: How Journalists Are Using Google+Part 4: How Journalists Are Using SoundCloud The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Pinterest is quickly finding its way into the social strategies of media organizations large and small, even as the company itself is still figuring out its business model. Here’s how they’re using the virtual scrapbooking service. (Part 2 of a 4-part series on how journalists are using social networks beyond Facebook and Twitter.)For a publisher, Pinterest’s chief advantages are twofold. First, it engages readers in a new context, one that is uniquely visual. It also turns out to have big potential in the traffic-driving department. See also: How Journalists Are Using InstagramLike more established social networks, Pinterest is used to share links to articles, photos, and other content. It’s somewhat like Twitter or Facebook in this respect, but laid out and categorized differently. Since it’s heavily visual, Pinterest works best for content that has compelling imagery, be it photography, illustrations or the occasional infographic. Integration with services like SoundCloud and Vimeo make Pinterest a good fit for sharing audio and video as well.  Related Posts Tags:#Pinterest#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… john paul titlowlast_img read more

Making the Most of Your Tax Return

first_imgBy Leigh Guth with Molly C. HerndonPalms get itchy this time of year with folks anticipating their tax refund. All too quickly the refund is here and gone again, spent as quickly as it came. It is important to remember, especially this time of year, that a tax refund is not “free money” – rather it is the return of earned income. PFMs, this year, help others develop a plan for saving the bulk of their refund. For example, by taking a small amount – perhaps 20% – to use that for a fun purchase or a vacation. But, by saving the remaining 80% of the refund, taxpayers can begin improve their family’s financial situation. Here are some considerations to share with your clients:Look at your financial health and consider the year ahead. What debts are you paying off? Do you have a high interest credit card or loan? Check out PowerPay.org to see how much money you would save in interest by paying a lump sum toward your debt. Power Pay will show you which loan you should target and how much quicker you will pay off your debt by using your refund as a debt payment.What crisis could come along? Do you have six months’ worth of living expenses saved for an emergency? What if you were to lose your job? What if you need to repair your car, replace your washing machine, or have a major medical expense? Could you pay for those things without resorting to your credit card? A tax refund is a great way to start an emergency fund that would help handle any of these events.What big events are planned this year?Is there a wedding, summer trip or a graduation in the future? Use your tax refund to open a savings account for this purpose. With a lump sum to start you on your way, adding a small monthly amount can make saving for a special occasion a cinch.Are you saving for your retirement or your child’s education? This tax refund could make a great impact toward any savings goal and can have a positive effect on your taxes for next year.As discussed in a recent post, by using direct deposit for your tax refund, you are already taking a step toward success! Directly deposited refunds arrive faster than a mailed check. By using an IRS Form 8888, you can assign your refund to up to three different bank accounts. So, you could send 20% of your tax refund amount to a checking account reserved for discretionary purchases, then, send the remaining amount to a retirement account or savings account. You can also use this form to purchase up to $5,000 of U.S. savings bonds to add to your retirement or education savings. Now, you are already on your way to improving your financial health in 2012!last_img read more

Maersk Tankers Linked to Sale of Two MR1 Oldies

first_imgzoom Maersk Tankers, part of Denmark’s shipping conglomerate Maersk, has disposed of two older MR1 tankers, VesselsValue’s data shows.The ships in question are the 2000-built Maersk Rapier and the 2002-built Maersk Rhode Island, both constructed at CSSC OME shipyard in China.As disclosed by VesselsValue, the 35,000 dwt Maersk Rapier and the 34,800 dwt Maersk Rhode Island were sold to unnamed parties for USD 6.5 million and USD 8.5 million, respectively.With a gross tonnage of around 22,180 tons, each of the ships has a length of 171 meters and a width of 27 meters.“We can confirm that we have reached an agreement to sell Maersk Rapier. The vessel will be delivered to the new owner in the near future. The other vessel can not be confirmed,” a representative from Maersk Tankers told World Maritime News.In 2016, Maersk Tankers said that it plans to replace approximately 20 percent of its fleet within the next few years with newbuildings already ordered and scheduled for delivery between 2017 and 2018.Currently, the company’s fleet consists of around 160 owned and commercially managed product tanker vessels.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more