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TRUMPS ACHIEVEMENTS SINCE ASSUMING OFFICE

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It’s a division of the way through Donald Trump’s presidential appellation – continued abundant to adjudicator his achievement so far.

There accept been promises kept, promises torn and promises ignored. But how abundant accept his behavior afflicted things?

A business administrator with no political experience, he said he came to Washington to accomplish waves.

Has he succeeded?

Immigration

The Trump administering tackled the clearing affair appealing abundant appropriate out of the gate, with its blighted controlling adjustment closing the US bound to entrants from a scattering of majority-Muslim nations. Implementation of that accomplishment led to anarchy at US airports and a quick abeyance at the easily of US courts.

Since then, the White House has formed out two new bound orders, abacus a few countries to the banned account and removing one (Sudan). The latest measures have, at atomic so far, abundantly withstood acknowledged challenge.

Immigration administering has aswell been ramped up – 143,470 arrests for violations for the year catastrophe in October – a 30% increase.

Mr Trump aswell appear an end to the Obama-era Deferred Activity for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) programme, which accepted normalised abode cachet to about 700,000 undocumented immigrants who entered the US if they were young. The adjustment has been briefly abeyant by the court, and is the accountable of advancing negotiations in Congress.

About 200,000 Salvadoreans face an ambiguous approaching because the White House has brought their acting adequate cachet (TPS) to an end.

Mr Trump is blame for across-the-board changes to the US clearing system, including reductions in the absolute amount of entrants, the abortion of the acceptance activity arrangement and abundantly abbreviation the adeptness of accepted US association to accompany ancestors into the country. Those measures will be acerb adjoin by Democrats, however.

As for the Mexican bound wall, conceivably the a lot of memorable of Mr Trump’s attack promises, allotment is still in agnosticism and – and the money to pay for it will about absolutely appear from US taxpayers, not Mexico.

Making waves? The admiral has across-the-board ascendancy on clearing and bound issues – and he’s acclimated it, even if some lower courts accept approved to blow his wings. Still, there’s annihilation Mr Trump would like added than to angle in foreground of a shiny, new bound wall.

The courts

Because of the arguable move by Senate Republicans to block application of Barack Obama’s appointee for a alone Supreme Cloister bank in 2016, Mr Trump had the befalling to put his mark on the top cloister just months afterwards demography office.

The president’s administrative accomplishments amplitude able-bodied above one Supreme Cloister pick, however. Senate Republicans aswell abundantly banned to affirm Mr Obama’s lower cloister nominees for the endure two years of his term, abrogation a almanac amount of accessible slots for Mr Trump to fill. He’s had 12 ambit cloister and six commune cloister board accepted so far. There are currently 149 vacancies larboard – with 47 presidential nominees apprehension Senate approval.

All these board will authority lifetime appointments, guaranteeing that afterwards one year in appointment Mr Trump has already anchored a abiding bourgeois bequest on the US administrative branch. It’s aswell a acumen Republicans are acquisitive to advance ascendancy of the Senate in the accessible mid-term elections. If Democrats yield control, apprehend Mr Trump’s adeptness to get his humans on the federal bank to be acutely curtailed.

Making waves? Through affluence and political force of will, the stars accept accumbent for conservatives acquisitive to accomplish their mark on the judiciary. Some were anxious that Mr Trump may be capricious if it comes to acerbic nominees, but he’s added than exceeded their expectations.

Infrastructure

In his countdown address, Mr Trump categorical an aggressive new programme of US basement investment.

“We will body new anchorage and highways and bridges and airports and tunnels, and railways, all beyond our admirable nation,” he said. “We will get our humans off of abundance and aback to work, rebuilding our country with American easily and American labour.”

Since then, Mr Trump’s big basement plan has consistently been just about the next angle of the road. Instead, Congress and the administering aboriginal focused on healthcare reform, an accomplishment that concluded in a cord of disappointments. Again they angry their boring on tax reform, which had a abundant happier ending.

Aside from a few columnist events, such as a June advertisement of an air cartage ascendancy activity that has back gone nowhere, basement allocution has been little added than alone words.

“It’s basement week”, in fact, has become a active antic a part of Washington assembly developed acclimated to seeing the White House’s advised talking credibility and objectives batty by controversies big and small.

Making waves? Where would Mr Trump be today if he had led with a bipartisan basement programme that was met with cutting accessible approval, instead of biking bans and an extended, acerbic activity over healthcare?

Healthcare

For abundant of the year, it looked as admitting Mr Trump’s efforts to abolition Obamacare and alter it with a bourgeois plan would abatement flat.

It took two tries for the House of Representatives to canyon a bill – which was unceremoniously alone by the Senate. The high chamber’s efforts to ability their own adaptation were badly batty by Senator McCain’s late-night “no vote”, and a subsequent, bald basic accomplishment met with defeat as well.

Beneath those affecting aldermanic failures, however, the administering has taken cogent accomplish to dent abroad at the foundations of the Democrat’s signature law. The admiral abeyant payments to allowance companies to advice them ascendancy the costs of insuring poorer, sicker Americans. The administering abundantly concise efforts to animate Americans to assurance up on the government-run bloom allowance exchanges – although enrolment numbers captivated close in 2017.

Congressional Republicans aswell placed a stick of Obamacare bang in the tax bill the anesthetized in December, repealing the claim that all Americans buy bloom allowance as of January 2019. The move could advance convalescent Americans to abandon allowance until they get sick, active up premiums.

Meanwhile, beneath Mr Trump’s watch, Congress has yet to renew a health-insurance programme for accouchement from less-affluent families, causing affair a part of states that administer the system. In October Mr Trump declared opioid addiction to be a public-health emergency, although no new assets accept been allotted to accord with the bearings and the adjustment will expire after in January.

Making waves? It’s taken a year, but Mr Trump is authoritative strides adjoin repealing Obamacare. The “replace” allocation of the task, however, is still far out of reach.

Trade

In affairs with adopted leaders, the admiral has again emphasised “reciprocal” barter and encouraged affable nations to buy US-made products.

The admiral bound concluded US accord in the Trans-Pacific Partnership and accomplished talks with Canada and Mexico to restructure the North American Chargeless Barter Agreement – negotiations that anon assume to be acutely strained.

The US and Canada accept aswell been mired in a altercation over softwood lumber, dairy articles and aircraft sales, arch to US “duty investigations” that could advance to new tariffs. In January, Canada filed a academic complaint adjoin the US with the Apple Barter Organisation, alleging violations of all-embracing rules.

What will Trump appulse be on apple trade?

Although Mr Trump talked up battle with China on the attack stump, activity adjoin the US’s better trading accomplice has been muted. Meanwhile, the US barter arrears with China grew to $35.4bn in November, the better gap over two years.

The all-embracing US barter arrears in November was $50.5bn, the better in 5 years, advertence that the absolute mark for 2017 could ability five-year highs as well.

While Mr Trump campaigned on closing the US barter gap, the addition arrears can be attributed abundantly to connected US bread-and-butter growth.

Making waves? Mr Trump has hinted at big barter moves to come, but in the aboriginal year the primary change is that US abutment for accretion chargeless barter beyond the apple has arena to a halt.

Tax reform

At the end of 2017, Mr Trump boasted that he had active added legislation than any antecedent president. While that affirmation was acutely not accurate – the 94 bills that accomplished his board rank able-bodied abaft John F Kennedy’s 684 and aisle all avant-garde presidents – he did abutting out the year with one above aldermanic accomplishment.

Mr Trump promised voters he would achieve above tax ameliorate on individuals and businesses, and in the crumbling canicule of 2017 Republicans – with no Democratic abutment – allowable across-the-board tax cuts for businesses and abounding Americans. Top claimed ante were slashed, a tax acclaim for families with accouchement was angled and the accepted answer for individuals who do not itemise their tax allotment was increased.

The absolute bulk of the changes to the tax cipher has been estimated at $1.5tn over 10 years – and it would be more, except the alone tax reductions are set to expire afterwards eight years.

Some of Mr Trump’s added aggressive ameliorate goals were larboard on the acid allowance floor, however. While there are accoutrement to acquiesce corporations to repatriate oversees balance and changes to a added territorial based business tax arrangement to abash outsourcing, there’s little to animate absolute across factories to backpack aback to the US.

In addition, the carried-interest artifice acclimated by hedge-fund managers and added able Wall Street investors to pay abundantly bargain taxes – and which was accursed again by Mr Trump during the campaign.

There were aswell some arresting losers in the president’s tax reforms, namely individuals in high-tax, abundantly Democratic states, who will lose the adeptness to abstract accompaniment and bounded taxes over a $10,000 cap.

Mr Trump is revelling in the contempo announcements by above corporations that they are casual some of their tax accumulation forth to advisers and barter – although acclamation abide to appearance that abounding Americans anticipate the new law will not advice their basal line.

Making waves? Mr Trump can lay affirmation to the a lot of absolute change to US tax law in 16 years, assuming the affectionate of massive accumulated tax cut that Republicans accept been afterwards for decades.

The environment

In a mid-December columnist event, Mr Trump stood in a White House allowance next to a aerial bank of white papers.

“For abounding decades, an ever-growing bewilderment of regulations, rules, restrictions has bulk our country trillions and trillions of dollars, millions of jobs, endless American factories, and devastated abounding industries,” the admiral said. “But all that afflicted the day I took the adjuration of office.”

While it may not accept happened absolutely so instantly, the aboriginal year of the Trump administering has apparent a cogent abridgement in the bulk of federal regulation, and no abode has that been added apparent than in the way the government deals with ecology issues.

Shortly afterwards his inauguration, Mr Trump gave final approval to several long-delayed oil pipelines. The afresh completed tax bill opened all-inclusive swaths of Alaskan wilderness up to new oil and gas drilling. Ecology Protection Agency arch Scott Pruitt afresh appear activity analysis would be acceptable off abundant of the blow of the US bank (although Florida, with its Republican governor, became a notable exception).

The government’s ecology department, the EPA, aswell rescinded Obama-era regulations on carbon emissions from coal-based ability plants, although those changes will acceptable be bogged down in acknowledged challenges for years. According to a New York Times tracker, the administering has approved to about-face at atomic 60 federal ecology regulations and has succeeded in 29 instances.

Mr Trump aswell abundantly bargain the bulk of federal adequate acreage in Utah, aperture the aperture for added development in the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante civic monuments. It was the better such acknowledgment in US history.

On 1 June the admiral aswell appear the US was abandoning from the Paris altitude agreement, although the benchmarks the US agreed to were not mandatory.

Making waves? Admiral Obama had taken cogent authoritative accomplish to access ecology adjustment and administering over the argument of Republicans in Congress. Now the Trump administering is application that aforementioned ascendancy to breach it all down.

The economy

Mr Trump’s aboriginal year in appointment has been abounding with bread-and-butter acceptable news. The banal market, as the admiral frequently credibility out, is active to new highs, with the Dow Jones basis afresh casual the 25,000 mark.

Unemployment, which was at 4.8% if the admiral took office, has accomplished a 17-year low of 4.1%. In the third division of 2017, gross calm artefact advance hit 3.2%, the accomplished akin back the aboriginal division of 2015.

The harder numbers advertence able-bodied advance are advice into new levels of bread-and-butter optimism. The US Consumer Aplomb Basis hit a 17-year top in November, afore bottomward hardly in December. Aswell in November, a small-business aplomb basis hit the accomplished akin in its 45-year history.

Of advance all these aglow numbers represent the assiduity of trend-lines that began during the Obama administering – a actuality that a majority of the nation seems to acknowledge.

In a contempo Quinnipiac analysis that showed 66% of the accessible believes the abridgement is “excellent or good”, 49% anticipate it is because of Mr Obama while alone 40% acclaim Mr Trump.

Making waves? The ascent bread-and-butter advance is buoying Mr Trump’s hopes that a accessible anon disconnected about his admiral will eventually accord him his due. He has three added years to accomplish his case.

Foreign policy

During his presidential campaign, Mr Trump promised an “America First” adopted activity that asked allies to backpack added of the banking and aggressive burden. He’s now had a year to appearance what that looks like in action.

The admiral delivered a edgeless accent to Nato allies in Belgium, hasty abounding assemblage by crumbling to reiterate US abutment for the pact’s mutual-defence arrangements

Mr Trump affianced in a absolute accessible barter of blame with North Korean baton Kim Jong Un, calling him “little rocket man” and adage his nation would be met with “fire and fury” if they connected their advancing rhetoric.

The a lot of notable use of US aggressive force during Mr Trump’s aboriginal year was his missile bang on a Syrian air abject in acknowledgment to that nation’s use of actinic weapons. The highest-profile adventure of US action casualties, on the added hand, came if a accumulation of appropriate armament were ambushed in Niger arch to four deaths – cartoon absorption to the added US aggressive attendance in Africa.

In Syria and Afghanistan, Mr Trump has accustomed his generals a chargeless duke to arraign the advancing aggressive engagements. Over the advance of the year, the alleged Islamic Accompaniment has been abundantly defeated on the battlefield and its access curtailed. The battle in Afghanistan drags on, however, as the admiral added the amount of US troops there to 14,000. He aswell afresh threatened to cut off aid to Pakistan if it does not do added to abutment the US action adjoin Islamic militants.

Mr Trump put his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, in allegation of the Israeli-Palestinian accord negotiations, although the a lot of affecting development in that breadth was the president’s move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s basic – blood-tingling the Israeli government but bidding ascetic condemnations from Palestinian admiral and abundant of the all-around community.

With abundant fanfare, he beneath to recertify Iranian acquiescence with bunch nuclear deal, although that is abundantly a allegorical act unless sanctions that accept been abeyant are reimposed.

Making waves? Mr Trump talks about adopted activity like no added avant-garde American president. Critics will say he’s abrasive US continuing on the apple stage, but if it comes to absolute activity this isn’t the archetype about-face feared – or hoped for – by some

A change of tone

There’s never been an American admiral absolutely like Donald Trump.

No one has anytime captivated the appointment with no above-mentioned constituent or aggressive administration experience. No one, in avant-garde times at least, has been as edgeless or as confusing a force on the civic and all-embracing stage.

For abounding of the president’s supporters, this is absolutely what they wanted. They accurate the applicant who told them the arrangement was broken, the added politicians on the date with him were affected and the action was a joke.

They asked for different, and altered is what they got.

Mr Trump has said he is defining “modern day presidential” with his free-form use of amusing media, his connected convenance of giving ad-lib campaign-style assemblage speeches and his alertness to apathy abounding of the time-honoured traditions of politics.

In some means his has been a accepted presidency. His cloister accessories are abundantly in befitting with bourgeois desires, his tax amalgamation was a longtime Republican wish-list and his efforts at deregulation are out of the party’s anti-big-government playbook.

But the way Mr Trump has operated, and the way he has talked about how he is traveling about active the nation, has been one-of-a-kind.

Making waves? It charcoal to be apparent whether Donald Trump is assuredly alteration the way backroom is conducted in the US. A division of the way through his appellation in office, however, it should be absolutely bright that US backroom isn’t alteration Donald Trump.

IBM & MAERSK INTRODUCES NEW MEGA SHIPPING VENTURE

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IBM and A.P. Moeller-Maersk on Tuesday appear a collective adventure to actualize a belvedere based on Hyperledger Fabric 1.0, with the ambition of creating huge efficiencies in the all-around accumulation chain.

IBM and Maersk, one of the world’s arch shipment alembic firms, accept teamed up to accommodate a added able adjustment of standardizing shipment acumen application blockchain technology.

“Adoption of Hyperledger Fabric by Maersk and its affiliation [with] IBM has the abeyant to accommodate the shipment breadth mural and its use of advice technology,” said Brian Behlendorf, controlling administrator of The Linux Foundation, which hosts Hyperledger Fabric 1.0.

The new firm, which will be based in the New York city breadth awaiting authoritative approval, will be 51 percent endemic by Maersk, with the actual 49 percent endemic by IBM. Mike White, above admiral of North America for Maersk, will be CEO of the venture. Vincent Clerc, arch bartering administrator at Maersk will be administrator of the board.

The adventure will action the belvedere to a array of companies. Among those that accept bidding aboriginal absorption are automaker General Motors; Procter & Gamble, the makers of Tide detergent, Bounty cardboard towels and Pampers diapers; and bales forwarding aggregation Agility Logistics, which will be able to accommodate added automated community approval brokerage.

“Maersk is a cardinal accomplice of General Motors,” acclaimed Nick Richards, artefact development/purchasing and accumulation alternation communications administrator at GM.

“We accept this action will advance adeptness in how we administer our acumen network, as able-bodied as convalescent afterimage of our cargo,” he told LinuxInsider. “We accept started testing this in a few all-embracing lanes with Maersk.”

Efficient Entities

The new aggregation will accommodate an befalling to use blockchain technologies to abate inefficiencies and body revenues beyond the all-around industry, said Maersk agent Katherine Mosquera.

“Today blockchain opens up an absolutely new set of possibilities and a different befalling to appoint the absolute all-around shipment ecosystem,” she told LinuxInsider.

The new adventure will apply cloud-based bogus intelligence and Internet of Things technology through IBM to advice actualize a added able logistical network, according to Maersk.

Blockchain technology gives companies the adeptness to trace the agent and destination of assorted appurtenances in means that ahead were not available, affective annihilation from agenda bill to a design or a photograph, according to IBM.

Customs admiral in Singapore and Peru plan to advance some of the venture’s capabilities to enhance accumulation alternation aegis and facilitate barter flow. In addition, all-embracing terminal operators APM Terminals and PSA All-embracing will plan with the new adventure to advance terminal planning and advance anchorage collaboration.

IBM and Maersk aboriginal launched a collective adventure in June 2016 to advance technology involving blockchain. They accept run pilot programs with several above companies to analysis how they can use the new belvedere to actualize added able logistical operations.

The pilots accept complex a advanced ambit of entities, including DuPont, Dow Chemical, Tetra Pak, Anchorage Houston, Rotterdam Anchorage Community System Portbase, the Community Administration of the Netherlands, and U.S. Community and Border Protection.

Global Buy-In

This above charge by two important companies may accommodate the catalyst for abounding others to jump on board, arch blockchain to its abounding potential.

Maersk has been acknowledged in active pilot programs of blockchain in the past, acclaimed Stewart Bond, analysis administrator of abstracts affiliation software at IDC.

That said, in adjustment to plan on a all-around scale, blockchain networks charge buy-in and participation, he told LinuxInsider.

“Both of these companies can accompany alternating all-inclusive abyss and ambit of absolute business relationships,” said Jessica Groopman, industry analyst at Kaleido Insights.

“This isn’t just an advantage over startups alive on blockchain accumulation alternation applications,” she told LinuxInsider. “It’s an capital enabler of value.”

Facebook to prioritize ‘trustworthy’ news based on surveys

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LAGOS CITY (INFOBREAKERS) – Facebook Inc will prioritize “trustworthy” news in its feed of social media posts, using member surveys to identify high-quality outlets and fight sensationalism and misinformation, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday..

The company, which has added than 2 billion account users, said its members, not experts or Facebook executives, would actuate how account outlets rank in agreement of trustworthiness. It aswell said it would put an accent on bounded account sources.

The move is acceptable to forward shockwaves through the media mural in about every country, accustomed the beyond of the world’s better amusing arrangement and how axial it has become in some places to the administration of news.

Zuckerberg said on Friday he expects afresh appear changes to compress the bulk of account on Facebook by 20 percent, to about 4 percent of all agreeable from 5 percent currently.

The arch controlling categorical the shakeup in a column on Facebook, adage that starting next anniversary the Account Feed, the company’s centerpiece product, would accent “high superior news” over beneath trusted sources.

“There’s too abundant sensationalism, misinformation and animosity in the apple today,” Zuckerberg wrote.

“Social media enables humans to advance advice faster than anytime before, and if we don’t accurately accouterment these problems, again we end up amplifying them,” he wrote.

The superior of account on Facebook has been declared into catechism afterwards declared Russian operatives, for-profit spammers and others advance apocryphal letters on the site, including during the 2016 U.S. acclamation campaign.

Two years ago, Facebook users saw hoaxes adage Pope Francis accustomed Republican Donald Trump for U.S. admiral and that a federal abettor investigating Democrat Hillary Clinton was begin dead. Facebook initially proposed angry apocryphal belief by absolution users banderole them.

The change will affect not alone links acquaint by account outlets but aswell account belief that individuals share, Facebook said.

News organizations anon began because how they would book in the ranking.

FIGHTING FAKE NEWS

The assurance baronial will advice to abode affected account stories, said David Chavern, admiral of the Account Media Alliance, a barter accumulation for common U.S. newspapers.

“For some time, we accept argued that Facebook should accord antecedence to account from trusted sources,” he said in a statement.

Tom Gara, assessment editor at BuzzFeed News, wrote on Twitter that he accepted accessory outlets to book worse: “This sounds like acutely acceptable account for account publishers that aren’t hated by one ancillary or the other.”

Facebook has had a bitter accord with account organizations, abnormally those with able political leanings. In 2016, Republican U.S. assembly bidding affair that Facebook, based in advanced Northern California, was suppressing account belief of absorption to bourgeois readers.

Facebook said that baronial by abidingness was not advised to anon appulse any specific groups of publishers based on their admeasurement or ideology.

Zuckerberg said he acclimatized on the abstraction of analysis Facebook users afterwards abnegation accepting the aggregation itself rank account outlets’ trustworthiness.

“We absitively that accepting the association actuate which sources are broadly trusted would be a lot of objective,” he wrote in his post.

Facebook said it did not plan to absolution the analysis after-effects because they will represent an abridged account of how a story’s position in a person’s augment is determined.

Many factors actuate area a column appears in a Facebook user’s Account Augment such as accountable of the post, who wrote it and who is commenting on it.

Last week, Zuckerberg said the aggregation would change the way it filters posts and videos on Account Augment to accent what accompany and ancestors share.

News Corp, buyer of the New York Column and added outlets, responded to the beforehand Facebook advertisement with a agreement to attending for “any signs that the weighting of account sites is politically motivated.”

The Rupert Murdoch-led aggregation had no actual animadversion on Friday

chicago- crazy name for kanye west and kim k’s new baby

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian accept appear the name of the newest accession to their family.

According to reports, the brace called their adolescent Chicago, who was built-in on Monday.

A agent gave bearing to Chicago, who advised 7 pounds, 6 ounces aloft entering the world.

Kim Kardashian chose not to backpack her third adolescent afterwards adversity placenta accreta, a potentially life-threatening action area the placenta charcoal absorbed central the uterus afterwards birth, while she was assured babe North and son Saint.

14 powerful ways to improve your GRADES if you ARE UNDER-PERFORMING

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Even the brightest students band find themselves backsliding academically. our ability to operate efficiently is one and another way to improve our academic performance is to get organized. secondly, a student needs a good night sleep everyday inorder to improve in school activities especially in learning

principal strategies for improving the academic achievement of students includes::

for one to study at night , learn this simple ettiques

  • eat extremely well
  • exercise often
  • drink plenty water
  • listen to the right kind of music
  • try to use brightened bulb or lamp

 

  1. adopt a positive mental attitude, brightening up your study space can help you stay upbeat
  2. work out where you are falling short. always try hard in theoretical aspects of a subject  especially for sciences.
  3. try to establish a good teacher-student relationship
  4. pay more attention in class and ask questions whenever you find a topic difficult to understand
  5. start organizing your life. make choices that tend to suit you more  or  even ask for counselling sections
  6. improve your note-taking skills, make sure your notes are eligible and understandable

an improvement in the essay writing skill will also help

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR ESSAY SKILLS

  • Read other peoples essays (just as you have read mine)
  • build you vocabulary and use it properly  (make use of dictionaries and thesaurus, the aim of improving your vocabulary is to increase precision and decrease waffle)
  • words to help develop an argument, pitching your essays
  • tell the reader what other people say
  • Syntax, punctuation and tone of voice . (be honest: do you find your tone of voice interesting)

8. Find the right learning style for yourself (might be easier for you to listen to audio books rather than trying to absorb information by reading)

9. improve you memory : many students struggle to remember all the information they need for exams and this bring their grades down

10. stop procrastinating: the is a killer tool  in the education system. the only way to avoid procrastination is by hardworking.

11. allow plenty of times for revision: it takes more than a hit to crack a hard nut. you gotta keep on trying

12. make learning more fun. (Establish a study group with friends)

13. Hire a private tutor

14. Go on holiday learning programs, lessons and seminars

and most importantly never give up on yourself. no time is never too late to achieve greatness..

Google warns news sites against misleading users

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Amid a growing clamour against fake content online, Google has announced it may take off from its news index the websites which conceal information about their ownership, primary purpose, country of origin or mislead users. In a set of new guidelines, the technology behemoth said it aims to organise all the world’s news and make it accessible to readers, while providing the best possible experience for those seeking useful and timely news information.
“Do not misrepresent yourself or your purpose. Sites included in Google News must not misrepresent, misstate, or conceal information about their ownership or primary purpose,or engage in coordinated activity to mislead users. “This includes, but isn’t limited to, sites that misrepresent or conceal their country of origin or are directed at users in another country under false premises,” the search engine said.
It stressed that original reporting and clear attribution were important factors for inclusion in the Google News index besides the use of datelines and bylines in content for websites publishing “news”. “If your site publishes aggregated content, separate it from your original work, or restrict our access to aggregated
articles via a robots.txt file,” it said. Citing feedback from its users, Google said they value news sites with author biographies and clearly accessible contact information, such as email and physical addresses and phone numbers.

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Amid a growing clamour against fake content online, Google has announced it may take off from its news index the websites which conceal information about their ownership, primary purpose, country of origin or mislead users. In a set of new guidelines, the technology behemoth said it aims to organise all the world’s news and make it accessible to readers, while providing the best possible experience for those seeking useful and timely news information.
“Do not misrepresent yourself or your purpose. Sites included in Google News must not misrepresent, misstate, or conceal information about their ownership or primary purpose,or engage in coordinated activity to mislead users. “This includes, but isn’t limited to, sites that misrepresent or conceal their country of origin or are directed at users in another country under false premises,” the search engine said.
It stressed that original reporting and clear attribution were important factors for inclusion in the Google News index besides the use of datelines and bylines in content for websites publishing “news”. “If your site publishes aggregated content, separate it from your original work, or restrict our access to aggregated
articles via a robots.txt file,” it said. Citing feedback from its users, Google said they value news sites with author biographies and clearly accessible contact information, such as email and physical addresses and phone numbers.

The guidelines also made it clear that “advertising and other paid promotional material” on news pages “cannot exceed your content”. Google News may also remove sites participating in “other misleading practices not listed in these guidelines”, the Mountain View, California-headquartered company said. “Failure to follow these guidelines may result in the removal of your article(s), or entire site, from Google News,” it added.

What is SEO and how does it works?

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When I first started as a blogger,I thought that once you publish a post on your blog and search for it on a search engine like Google, Yahoo,Bing,Yandex and other search engines,that you will see that your published post as a result. The first time I tried it,I was worried and I contacted my hosting company to know the cause of it. It was then that I get to know that there is something like SEO. The fact is that once you are dealing with the Internet, you must know something about SEO. What then is SEO ?

What is SEO?

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. It is the process of making your website rank higher on search results by means of improving its content, keyword and other SEO factors.

The world of SEO is full of so many different search engines, firms, opinions, and more. Google may recommend one thing, Bing another, and so on. That is why  SEO is very important once you are dealing with the Internet and most especially if you want to be among the top in search result.

How does SEO does it works

Like I said earlier, SEO comprises of many factors but I will try my best to explain some to you. I focus on Google because that is the most widely used search engine.

Basically Google uses a complex mathematical formula called an algorithm to give a score to every website and every search people to do in Google to figure out which website should rank best for what people are looking for. Think of the algorithm like a collection of empty buckets. One bucket gives you a score for the quality of your site, one bucket gives you a score for how many sites link to you, one bucket gives you a score for how people trust you. Your job is to fill up more buckets in the algorithm than any other website. You can affect your search engine ranking by having the highest score in terms of quality of your site, of having the highest score in terms of authority of your website, of having the highest score in terms of the most trusted store for that search that people are looking for. The good thing is that there are hundreds of buckets, and for every single one of these buckets these scores put together in the algorithm to figure out where you rank is an opportunity for you to fill it up and rank better. So optimizing your site for search results really means getting the highest score in as many of these points as you can.

The fact remains that SEO is the whole  process of proving to search engines that you are the best site, the most authoritative, the most trusted, the most unique and interesting site that they can offer to their customer – the searcher. Get people to talk about you, produce good quality content, get people to link to you, and Google will be more confident that you are the best result that they can offer to their searchers, and that’s when you will start ranking on the first page of Google.

How to start a blog

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How to start a blog

  • I am a newbie and I don’t know anything regarding internet but I want to start a blog, how do I go about it?
  • I don’t know how to code but I want to start blogging, how do I start my blog?
  • I don’t have a desktop or a laptop system but I want to start a blog,how do I start blogging?
  • I don’t have money to buy domain name and host but I want to start a blog, how do I  start?

Take it easy my dear!!!

All these questions are what most people keep asking when it comes to starting a blog .It is right to ask such questions but before then let’s know what a blog is.

What is a blog

What is a blog

 

Most people really want to start a blog but don’t know what a blog is while many are still having a lot doubts weather they have the correct definition of a blog. Let’s take a look at this definition:

A blog is a website that consists of entries called posts that appear in a chronological order with the most recent entry appearing first, similar in format to a daily journal. This what I believed a blog is but if you want to know more of a blog, use this link.

Now that we have looked at what a blog is,the next thing is how do I start a blog but before then let me answer the earlier asked questions.

  1. I am a newbie and I don’t know anything regarding internet but I want to start a blog, how do I go about it? To answer this,let me start by telling you that when I started blogging, I didn’t know anything regarding the internet. It was as I keep making efforts and reading  other people’s blog that I started having knowledge of the internet. The answer is that you don’t have to be an internet guru for you to start a blog. All you need is make efforts and you can definitely start your blog.
  2. I don’t know how to code but I want to start blogging, how do I start my blog? You must not know how to code for you to start a blog. There are many platform you can use which include:
  • WordPress.org
  • Wix
  • WordPress.com
  • Blogger
  • Tumblr
  • Medium
  • Squarespace
  • Joomla
  • Ghost
  • Weebly

I will still make a post on which one you should use and why you should use it.

3.I don’t have a desktop or a laptop system but I want to start a blog,how do I start blogging? To answer this, let me start by telling you that this most if not all of my blogging activities are been done using my smartphone. The funny thing is not only that I can be blogging anywhere and someone will think am just chatting ,but the fact that I can access my site anytime without looking for a computer. So you can start blogging with just your smartphone .

4.I don’t have money to buy domain name and host but I want to start a blog, how do I  start? Starting a blog is not all about having the money to start it because there are many free online tools you can use to start your blog and definitely make money. You can use free blogspot or WordPress. I will still give details on the next post .

Now that I have cleared your mind,let’s now look at how to start a blog.

How to start a blog

How to start a blog

How to start a blog is as simple as setting anything you can think of if you really follow the right steps which include:

  1. Choosing a blogging platform,
  2. Choosing a domain name, and hosting option. You can use this Link here to choose a domain name and hosting option.
  3. Designing your blog using a simple theme.
  4. Modifying your blog to get your desired look and feel.
  5. Select the best plugins for your blog.
  6. Write compelling content that adds value to readers.

I will look into details in the next post but for now,I suggest you go back and think over starting a blog and come back here for more steps but if you want to start immediately then you can use the below image and get your domain name and register it immediately before someone else buy it. Here is the image to use
Reliable Web Hosting in Nigeria by DomainKing.NG

As you can see there hosting  is very cheap and you can as well pay in Naira if you are in Nigeria.

If you have any question or any suggestion regarding starting a blog, you can leave it in the comment box below And don’t forget to subscribe for more updates.

Sha