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Meet the Millennials: Catering the Real Estate Experience to the Fastest-Growing Group of Buyers

It’s safe to say the real estate buying experience isn’t what it used to be. There are more ways to research a house, more industry professionals to use as resources and more people looking to buy than ever before. In fact, in the first months of the pandemic, homeowners amassed a collective $1 trillion in… The post Meet the Millennials: Catering the Real Estate Experience to the Fastest-Growing Group of Buyers appeared first on RISMedia. It’s safe to say the real estate buying experience isn’t what it used to be. There are more ways to research a house, more industry professionals to use as resources and more people looking to buy than ever before. In fact, in the first months of the pandemic, homeowners amassed a collective $1 trillion in additional home equity. A big chunk of that sum came from millennials looking for their first home after years of renting. In fact, millennials now make up 43% of home buyers—the most of any generation—an increase from 37% last year. Of those buyers, about 90% used a licensed REALTOR® to help them find their home sweet home. With those data points in mind, it’s never been more important to review your marketing and tech efforts to meet the needs and expectations of an increasingly market-dominating generation of homebuyers. Rule one: Be visible When marketing to millennial buyers, it’s important to understand where their attention is focused. Social media is a huge deal to this generation of digital natives who championed the use of sites like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Millennials tend to gravitate toward content that’s more visual, such as short videos that agents can take advantage of to highlight current listings. In fact, Snapchat was the most popular social media platform among millennials and Gen Z buyers in 2020, with sites like YouTube and TikTok following behind. Not sure about diving into or accelerating all social media platforms at once? Start small and focus on a couple, then build out from there. By making simple moves, like adding more videos or creating picture posts that show off your listings, you can make a bigger impact on your online reputation. Take them on a tour Yes, we’re finally at a spot where we can comfortably meet clients in person again. But over the past two years, the market has adjusted to allow technology to take the reigns and provide would-be buyers the chance to see their potential homes via virtual tour. Virtual tours are still important and can help to give buyers who aren’t able to be physically present to at least be virtually present. Also, supplementing listings with short videos can boost your marketing efforts while entertaining and informing clients. By hitting the visuals from all angles, you are providing plenty of opportunities to get a feel for the property without having to drive across town to see it. Promoting your brand Having an easy-to-navigate and easy-to-find website that promotes your business is essential to accessibility to your potential clients. With nine out of 10 people searching online for a new home, it pays to create platforms that boost your brand. At PalmerHouse Properties, we give our agents access to our parent company HomeSmart’s SmartGallery tool, a resource that lets agents create a personalized, custom website for their listings. This tool helps your clients, your brand and your potential to attract more clients all at the same time. Each site contains property details, a custom image gallery, an open house schedule, neighborhood information and a contact page to reach you directly for more information. Marketing to millennials is worth the effort. To successfully expand your business as a real estate agent, remember to focus at least some of your real estate marketing on this robust target market. Robert Duncan is the vice president and chief operating officer of PalmerHouse Properties, a brokerage firm under the HomeSmart brand. Robert is responsible for actively managing and participating in franchise relationships to drive the brand objectives forward and managing the franchise sales and support teams. The post Meet the Millennials: Catering the Real Estate Experience to the Fastest-Growing Group of Buyers appeared first on RISMedia......»»

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Harmful DIY baby formula recipes are reportedly going viral on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube

Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube are not consistently removing or labeling homemade baby formula recipes misinformation posts, report says. The FDA advises parents to not make or feed baby formula to infants as it could lack vital nutrients to support growth.Michael Conroy/Associated Press Harmful DIY baby formula recipes are going viral on social media platforms, Bloomberg reported. The posts are racking up thousands of views and hundreds of likes, according to the outlet. Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube are not removing or labeling posts consistently, report says. Harmful DIY baby formula recipes are going viral on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube as desperate parents look for alternatives amid shortages, Bloomberg has reported. The social media networks are removing or labeling misinformation posts on baby formula recipes on its platforms but are not doing it consistently, per the report. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised parents in February to not use certain powdered baby formulas after finding bacterial infections in infants which led to five hospitalizations and two deaths.Abbott, whose brands Similac, Alimentum and EleCare were potentially affected, had issued a voluntary recall earlier that month.Manufacturers including Abbott then recalled its baby formula products which led to shortages and retailers limiting purchases at its stores, making availability scarce. Twitter posts on homemade baby formula rose by 2,100% from the first to the second week of May – which amounted to 5,000 tweets – Bloomberg found. It found instructions on how to make baby formula at home on Twitter, TikTok, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram, with some posts racking up thousands of views and hundreds of likes. YouTube told Bloomberg videos which featured dangerous recipes defied its harmful content policies. Bloomberg reported it removed videos that the outlet had highlighted.TikTok said it also scrapped videos that Bloomberg highlighted while Twitter told the outlet that they did not breach its misinformation policies but that it would review its practices over time. A spokesperson from Facebook's parent company, Meta, told Bloomberg it used external content reviewers to place warning labels on baby formula misinformation. President Joe Biden unveiled measures in May to address the formula shortages and invoked the Defense Production Act to give manufacturers priority to get key ingredients. Robert Ford, the chief executive of Abbott, which produces baby formula, wrote in the Washington Post on Saturday that the company had "let down" families but believed that the voluntary recall was "the right thing to do."Biden also announced a measure to import baby formula from overseas, called Operation Fly Formula, with its first batch arriving this weekend from Europe.  The FDA advises parents to not make or feed baby formula to infants as it has not been reviewed and could lack vital nutrients needed to support an infant's growth.A YouTube spokesperson told Insider: "We remove content that promotes, sells, or provides instructions for making homemade baby formula under our Harmful & Dangerous policies. Accordingly, we removed the videos raised by Bloomberg." Meta and TikTok did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Scientists unravel the mystery of how elephants mourn their dead thanks to YouTube, report says

A team of Indian scientists found 39 videos showing Asian elephants mourning by roaring, holding vigil, and carrying the dead, per a new study. Family of Indian elephants in the wild.Getty Images A team of scientists used YouTube videos to observe how elephants mourn their dead, according to a new paper. They found 39 videos capturing 24 cases of elephants mourning lost members of their herd, the study said. The scientists were surprised to see female elephants carrying dead calves for days or weeks at a time. Biologist Sanjeeta Sharma Pokharel had only observed one example of Asian elephants mourning their dead in the wild after four years of fieldwork in India, according to Science.org — the American Association for the Advancement of Science's journal.Some of her colleagues, who had spent decades observing wild elephants, only witnessed the creatures displaying grief a "handful of times," the journal said.Struggling to capture first-hand footage for their research, a team of scientists from the Indian Institute of Science's Centre for Ecological Sciences tried something new; they turned to YouTube.By searching terms like "Asian elephant death" and "elephant response to death," Science.org said the team was able to find a wealth of new data.They found 39 videos capturing 24 cases of elephants mourning their dead, per a paper published Wednesday in the journal Royal Society Open Science. In the videos, the team of researchers observed mourning behaviors in the elephants.According to The New York Times, they saw elephants sniffing and touching carcasses with their trunks, shaking the dead with their legs, and kicking dying calves in an apparent attempt to revive them.The elephants also trumpeted and roared in response to the deaths, The New York Times reported, and held a vigil for lost members of their herd by staying near the bodies and chasing away curious humans.In one case, a calf snuggled with its dying mother, and, in another example, adult elephants used their trunks to gently pat their friends on the head, per Science.org.Most surprising, Pokharel told the newspaper, was observing adult female elephants carrying the bodies of dead calves. It was observed in five cases, the New York Times reported.The female elephants, presumably mothers, could be seen carrying the babies through forests for days, possibly weeks, at a time, according to Science.org.The work is part of a growing field called comparative thanatology — the scientific study of death and dying.The method of crowdsourcing videos, per science, is sometimes called iEcology. It involves making use of online resources to generate ecological insights.The research into how elephants mourn will be helpful, Pokharel told The New York Times, because it cold "give us insight about their highly complex cognitive abilities."Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 21st, 2022Related News

"Anything We Touch Is A Weapon": New US PsyOps Recruitment Video Casts Spotlight On China Threat

"Anything We Touch Is A Weapon": New US PsyOps Recruitment Video Casts Spotlight On China Threat Authored by Andrew Thornebrooke via The Epoch Times, The phrase “A threat rises in the east” is superimposed over rolling footage of Chinese and Russian military parades. Ethereal, eerie music plays as cinematic impressions of the Eurasian alliance between China and Russia are interspersed with images of the last century’s most emblematic struggles for democratic values. The video "Ghosts in the Machine" by the U.S. Army's 4th Psyop Group displays an ominous warning about the threat from China and Russia. (Screenshot) There is footage of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a free speech protest in Hong Kong, the toppling of a Saddam Hussein statue in Baghdad, and the resolute stand of Tiananmen Square’s “Tank Man.” This is not some documentary about the myriad threats democracy has faced time and time again, but a new video created by the Army’s 4th Psychological Operations Group and shared on social media by U.S. Special Forces Command. Equal parts recruiting video and actual psychological warfare, the project might best be described as a proof-of-concept for the military’s capability to build confidence at home and to instill fear abroad. The video, aptly titled “Ghosts in the Machine,” opens with a quote from “The Art of War,” written by Chinese military philosopher Sun Tzu some 2,500 years ago: “If your opponent is of a choleric temper, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant.” At first glance, one might think that the quote suggests that the Chinese Communist Party has been pretending to be weak for years in order to lull the United States into a false sense of superiority. By the end of the three and a half minutes of growing unease, however, one wonders whether it has not been the other way around all along. Indeed, that may be just the purpose of Ghost in the Machine. After all, the video itself is psychological warfare. The Sugar-Coated Pill To realize the importance of psychological operations such as Ghosts in the Machine, one needs to look beyond its visage of cinematic splendor and intentional creepiness, and penetrate to the threat that the video is working against. According to innumerable reports from the nation’s think tanks and institutions of higher learning, the United States is in a war, though its leadership seems largely unaware of it. It is a war without conventional weapons, but that is nevertheless being fought in hearts and minds everywhere. Indeed, it is a war on the minds of Americans everywhere. It is the psychological campaign of unrestricted hybrid warfare perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) with the purpose of eradicating the United States’ will to defend itself and preserve democratic values. According to one report (pdf) published by the Washington-based think tank Hudson Institute earlier this month, this psychological warfare is one part of a suite of so-called cognitive operations used by China’s communist regime to undermine U.S. security. “Cognitive operations involve using psychological warfare to shape or even control the enemy’s cognitive thinking and decision-making,” the report stated. Indeed, the report quotes directly from the primary propaganda organ of the Chinese military, the PLA Daily, that the ultimate aim of cognitive operations is to “manipulate a country’s values, national spirit/ethos, ideologies, cultural traditions, historical beliefs, etc., to prompt them to abandon their theoretical understanding, social system and development path, and achieve strategic goals without victory.” In not so many words, it is a military campaign against the United States to convince Americans to give up their society without fighting. It is, according to a report by the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (pdf), a “long-standing Chinese government strategy to exploit foreign media to deliver Chinese propaganda.” The goal of which is to destabilize and otherwise interfere in the political processes of the United States by offering a “sugar-coated pill,” something easy to swallow but lethal to consume, often in the form of anti-American propaganda disguised as domestic information and reproduced online. “According to the PLA, China is already in constant battle over the narrative of China’s rise and the PLA’s intentions with other nations, both inside and outside of China, and, most prominently, against the United States,” the report said, referring to the acronym for the People’s Liberation Army, the official name of the regime’s military. The roots of the CCP’s psychological warfare go deep, and their tendrils can be seen crawling rampant across Western media in the form of Twitter bots, sponsored newspaper articles, and state-sponsored misinformation. And the onslaught has been going on for decades. Unrestricted Warfare The CCP’s current efforts can be traced back to the 1999 book “Unrestricted Warfare.” Written by two retired PLA colonels, the book described the strategy and operations through which China could overcome the United States—without being embroiled in kinetic warfare. Unrestricted Warfare argued that the United States’ weakness was the widespread belief among American military and political leadership that military dominance was solely dependent on technological means, rather than legal, economic, or social factors. The book, therefore, advocated the use of lawfare, economic warfare, terrorism, and data and supply chain network disruption as various means of undermining the U.S. military. Much of the book’s proposed strategy was later codified as the “Three Warfares Strategy” in a 2003 document published by the PLA and titled “Political Work Guidelines of the People’s Liberation Army.” Since then, the CCP has worked tirelessly to adapt the Three Warfares Strategy to the social media era, using social networking platforms as tools of war to combat the minds of the party’s enemies. Moreover, the introduction of Three Warfares has helped to underscore the promulgation of military-civil fusion, a CCP strategy that seeks to erode any boundary between civilian and military spheres, thus accelerating the erosion of distinctions between war and peace. To that end, it is vital to understand that the PLA is not a military of the Chinese state, but a wing of the Chinese Communist Party. Thus, the entire military apparatus of China is designed to defend and promote communism first and foremost. Party Above All How the Chinese military serves the whims of the CCP rather than the interests of the Chinese people was elucidated by retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert Spalding during an interview with EpochTV’s “China Insider” on May 12. “The People’s Liberation Army is the armed wing of the Chinese Communist Party,” Spalding said. “In the West, we consider the military to be a protector of the state, which in a democracy includes the people. In China’s case, the People’s Liberation Army is actually a party army, so it protects the party’s prerogatives.” “Unlike a national army dedicated to the defense of a state and its people, the Chinese military’s purpose is to create political power for the party.” According to a report (pdf) by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, U.S. leadership believed for years that the CCP’s psychological warfare efforts were a thing of the past. Such beliefs were proven wrong, however, with the rise of CCP General Secretary Xi Jinping in 2012, whose rule has overseen a resurgence of party initiatives pushing psychological operations as a core part of Chinese national strategy. Xi has referred to the work of organizations that engage in psychological operations for the CCP as China’s “magic weapons.” Those organizations include, most predominantly, the General Political Department within the PLA and the United Front Work Department, the latter of which is charged with overseeing the regime’s overseas influence operations and answers directly to the CCP’s Central Committee. Indeed, since the ascension of Xi, Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua has gone so far as to explicitly characterize the PLA’s psychological warfare and political work as “thoroughly implement[ing] Xi Jinping’s thoughts on socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era.” Importantly, according to the Johns Hopkins report, the CCP’s psychological warfare units under Xi have sought to leverage social media as a key component of “cognitive domain operations” in order to scale Chinese propaganda to a global audience, and to sway, anger, and misinform the citizens of foreign nations to the benefit of the party. “China uses the tools of information and finance to advance political warfare on a global scale,” Spalding said. “It’s a type of warfare that is completely alien to the way that we think of warfare.” Thus, while U.S. military leaders and members of Congress have harped on budget proposals and the number of ships being built for the Navy, the CCP has already committed itself to winning a war without firing a shot. Brave New World At the heart of the CCP’s efforts to assault the minds of the American public, then, is the critical ability of social media and related technologies to create content that can have a real-world effect. “[T]he PLA is developing technologies for subliminal messaging, deep fakes, overt propaganda, and public sentiment analysis on Facebook, Twitter, LINE, and other platforms,” according to a report by the RAND Corporation (pdf). “Other articles also suggest that the PLA could blackmail or tarnish the reputation of politicians as well as co-opt individual influential civilian social media users to extend the reach of Chinese propaganda while obfuscating its Party origins.” It is through this “hostile social manipulation on foreign platforms” that the CCP can essentially launder state-backed propaganda through proxy channels in the way a mobster might launder ill-gotten gains through a front organization. By obfuscating the origin of social media posts and using technologies such as deep fakes, the party can more effectively diminish American confidence in the United States’ ability and worthiness. “What they’ve been able to do is use proxies in the West to have the same control over the narrative in the West that they have within China,” Spalding said. “We have no institution in the West that is tasked with understanding this form of warfare.” Spalding’s comments were in line with recent remarks made by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who said that the CCP was exploiting the United States’ free and open information channels and social media networks to promote authoritarianism abroad and strike at the heart of American democracy. Ghosts in the Machine The sudden appearance of a recruitment video for psychological warfare units in the U.S. military is perhaps not such a mystery, given the battles being waged against the American mind. The primary objective of the CCP’s efforts is to create doubt, fear, and exhaustion to such an extent that American leadership will make mistakes in planning and executing strategy. Likewise, the U.S. Army’s “Ghosts in the Machine” video lifts the mirror at the effort. “Anything we touch is a weapon,” the video says, before flashing the motto of the 4th Psychological Operations Group, “Verbum Vincet”—”the word will conquer.” The message is clear enough, China’s transnational campaign of repression and psychological terror is not without recourse. The psychological warfare apparatus of the American military and intelligence communities have changed history before and can do it again. It is surely not by accident that images of the famous Tiananmen Square protests were interlaced with videos of pro-democracy revolutions, or that footage of the PLA marching was juxtaposed with the fall of the Soviet Union. The United States has toppled great powers from within and from without, the video implies, and can do so again. As the video so abruptly states, “We are everywhere.” Tyler Durden Fri, 05/20/2022 - 18:20.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytMay 20th, 2022Related News

5 ways to fix your Xbox when it won"t connect to Wi-Fi or internet

If your Xbox won't connect to the Wi-Fi or internet, you can fix the issue with these 5 tips and get the console back online. There are several troubleshooting methods that you can try if your Xbox isn't connecting to Wi-Fi.Shutterstock If your Xbox One won't connect to Wi-Fi, you should rule out signal, hardware, and distance issues. You can also check if Xbox Live is working and if any other devices can connect to Wi-Fi. Next, try troubleshooting the Xbox and ensuring it is on your router's list of authorized addresses. If your Xbox One isn't connected to the internet, then you can't access numerous features on the gaming console — specifically the ability to play video games online via Xbox Live, install new games, or stream videos.Reasons your Xbox One isn't connecting to Wi-FiThere are several different reasons why your Xbox might refuse to connect to the Wi-Fi. It usually boils down to the following:Xbox and router are too far apart: If there's too much distance between the Xbox One and router, you can experience connection problems. You need to move it closer to the router or vice-versa and see if that fixes the issue. This is probably the first thing you should do before trying anything else.Wi-Fi signal disruptors: Physical barriers, such as thick walls, and other devices using the same frequency, such as Bluetooth devices, microwave ovens, and other networking devices, can interfere with your Wi-Fi signal. Removing these signal disruptors or switching to a different frequency can help solve the problem.Problems with the Xbox: Sometimes, the Xbox software can glitch, causing connectivity issues. You can try updating the console or restarting it to see if it will connect again.Problems with the router: Router or modem issues are the biggest sources of connectivity issues, and power cycling them can resolve the problem sometimes.Make sure Xbox Live is onlineCheck the Xbox Live Status Page to ensure that Xbox Live is up and running.Taylor Lyles/InsiderIf your internet is working, but Xbox Live won't connect, you will need to see if Xbox Live is currently down worldwide. You can check this by heading to the Xbox Live Status Page on your computer, smartphone, or tablet.Unfortunately, if it is down, it's out of your control and you will have to wait until Microsoft brings Xbox Live back up online.Check if other devices can connect to the internetCheck if the internet is working on your other devices.Taylor Lyles/InsiderIf Xbox Live seems to be up and running the first thing to do is check if your Wi-Fi network is the cause of your issues.1. Check other devices in your household to see if they are connected to the internet. You can use a computer or tablet, or even another gaming console.2. Make sure that whatever device you are checking is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Xbox One.3. If your other device is not connecting to the internet either, you can power cycle the router. Just locate your modem or router and unplug it, then wait a few seconds before plugging it back in. Alternatively, you can unplug your ethernet cable from the router and wait a few seconds, and then plug it back in.The best mesh Wi-Fi routers for improving your home networkMesh routers provide more reliable Wi-Fi performance and superior coverage for larger homes. Here are the best mesh Wi-Fi routers we've tested: Best mesh router overall: Linksys Atlas Max 6E, available at Best Buy, $999.99Best budget mesh router: TP-Link Deco X60, available at Amazon, $229.98Best value mesh router: Netgear Orbi RBK 752, available at Amazon, $349Best mesh router for smart home: Eero Pro, available at Amazon, $479Best budget mesh router for smart home: Google Nest Wifi, available at Amazon, $127Examine your Xbox One's router connectionYou can use a few methods to check your router's connection to your Xbox One.Casezy idea/ShutterstockIf your Xbox One is connected to the internet via an ethernet cable, you can try to swap out the cable and see if that is the issue. Alternatively, you can also try plugging the ethernet cable into a different router port.If you are connected to Wi-Fi, check your Xbox One settings to make sure you are using the correct Wi-Fi password. If the password is correct and your Xbox One is still not connecting, try placing your Xbox One console closer to your router or removing any objects possibly blocking the signal.Quick tip: Although not common, your Xbox One won't connect to the Wi-Fi or internet if its network card is damaged. If that's the case, you'll have to replace it – call a hardware professional if you're not knowledgeable about fixing hardware.Re-enter your Xbox One Wi-Fi passwordCheck that your Wi-Fi password is correct on your Xbox One.ShutterstockIf your Wi-Fi is not connecting because of an incorrect password, try re-entering the password and see if that fixes your Xbox One connection problem.1. Turn on your Xbox One and head to the system's Settings page and then click on Network.2. Locate your Wi-Fi network from the list and then click on the network. Re-enter your password when prompted.Examine the MAC filteringYou can find the MAC address in your Xbox One's advanced settings.Taylor Lyles/InsiderWireless routers can prevent devices, including video game consoles like your Xbox One, from using Wi-Fi thanks to MAC filtering.1. Power on your Xbox One console, then head to your Settings and select Network and then Advanced Settings.2. In Advanced Settings, write down your Wireless MAC address.3. Check your router's instructions or website for assistance on how to add your console's MAC address to your router's list of authorized MAC addresses.4. Once you add your MAC address to your router, restart your Xbox One console and try to reconnect to the internet.Quick tip: You can contact the Xbox support team or your internet service provider if all these solutions prove ineffective.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 20th, 2022Related News

Amazon (AMZN) Boosts Tablet Portfolio With New Fire 7 Devices

Amazon (AMZN) introduces the next-gen Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kids tablets with an extended battery, double RAM and a 30% faster quad-core processor. Amazon AMZN released the next-generation Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kids tablets, equipped with more innovative capabilities and Alexa compatibility.The latest tablets feature a 7-inch touchscreen, durability and a 40% longer battery life offering up to 10 hours of entertainment. They also double the RAM and provide a 30% faster quad-core processor.Users can watch or download movies and shows from entertainment apps like Disney+, Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu and HBO Max. They can also access social media apps, such as Facebook, Instagram and Tiktok. Further, they can browse the web, play games and make Zoom and video calls.eBook readers can enjoy the tablet to access millions of books from the Kindle Store and avail a three-month free trial of Kindle Unlimited.Further, Fire 7 tablets hold the Carbon Trust’s “Reducing CO2” Product Carbon Footprint Label, which makes devices more efficient for use.The new Fire 7 Kids comes with a two-year guarantee and a one-year subscription of Amazon Kids+, offering thousands of ad-free apps, books, games, videos and more. With the Kids tablet, Amazon aims to focus on providing fun and educational content to the younger generation.With the recent tablets, Amazon expanded its tablet offerings and Fire devices portfolio. Moreover, the launch of Fire 7 Kids tablet bodes well for AMZN’s strong efforts toward strengthening its kids-specific devices portfolio.Amazon.com, Inc. Price and Consensus Amazon.com, Inc. price-consensus-chart | Amazon.com, Inc. QuoteGrowing Tablet MarketWe believe that the latest move augurs well for Amazon’s growing efforts toward expanding its presence in the booming tablet market.The underlined market is witnessing significant growth in the rising adoption of tablets across various sectors, including healthcare, education and entertainment. The growing remote working and online learning trend is also fueling growth in this market.According to the Business Research Company report, the tablet market is expected to hit $146.9 billion in 2026, witnessing a CAGR of 15% between 2022 and 2026.In the same period, the tablet market share is likely to rise by 42.02 million units in 2026, seeing a CAGR of 4.61%, per a Technavio report.Rising CompetitionIn this upbeat scenario, Amazon faces severe competitive pressure from tech giants like Apple AAPL and Alphabet GOOGL as they are also leaving no stone unturned to expand their market share.Apple has been gaining momentum in the tablet space with its four different types of iPads, namely the standard iPad, iPad Mini, iPad Air and iPad Pro. AAPL’s tablet portfolio also includes kid-friendly tablets to cater to the needs of the younger generation.Recently, AAPL added the fifth-generation iPad Air to its tablet portfolio. iPad Air features the M1 processor and an ultrawide FaceTime camera for video calls, inclusive of Apple's Center Stage feature. The latest model is also equipped with 5G connectivity. Parents can buy iPad Air for their children if they want to provide a premium tablet with quality content.Alphabet’s Google is riding on its Pixel Slate tablet. The device is a 2-in-1 model with a Chrome tablet and a Chromebook in one setup. Further, GOOGL offers an Android tablet experience to kids with its Google Kids Space. With this, kids can access apps, books and videos according to their interests on the selected tablets, including Lenovo, Medion, Nokia, Multilaser and so on.Currently, Alphabet is preparing to intensify the competition in the tablet market. At the recent I/O developer conference, GOOGL talked about a new Pixel Tablet, featuring its own Tensor chip. The Pixel Tablet will be released next year.Zacks Rank & Stock to ConsiderCurrently, Amazon carries a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell).A better-ranked stock in the retail-wholesale sector is AutoNation AN, sporting a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) at present. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.AutoNation has gained 12% in the past year. The long-term earnings growth rate for AN is currently projected at 24.7%. 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days Just released: Experts distill 7 elite stocks from the current list of 220 Zacks Rank #1 Strong Buys. They deem these tickers "Most Likely for Early Price Pops." Since 1988, the full list has beaten the market more than 2X over with an average gain of +25.4% per year. So be sure to give these hand-picked 7 your immediate attention. See them now >>Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN): Free Stock Analysis Report Apple Inc. (AAPL): Free Stock Analysis Report AutoNation, Inc. (AN): Free Stock Analysis Report Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Buy This Blue-Chip Tech Stock Now and Hold for Long-Term Growth

Adobe is starting to reach levels that should attract long-term investors looking to buy strong stocks to hold for the next several years or more. Adobe ADBE might not occupy the same part of the technology stratosphere as Apple, Microsoft, and a few others. Still, the creative and design software powerhouse that went public in the mid-1980 makes a compelling case for the best of the rest when it comes to blue-chip tech stocks.Adobe is starting to reach levels that should attract long-term investors looking to buy strong stocks to hold for the next several years or more.Hollywood, Home Studios & BeyondAdobe’s portfolio of subscription-based software includes Photoshop, Premiere Pro, InDesign, Illustrator, and many others for a total of over 20 unique software offerings. The company’s products help users edit videos and images, create artwork and books, and do almost anything else in the larger creative/design world that one might imagine can be done on a computer, tablet, or smartphone.Adobe’s Premiere Pro software has been the industry standard in video and film editing for decades, used to edit Hollywood movies and student films alike. The company has introduced slimmed-down versions of some of its software geared more toward shorter content and faster turnaround times for the social media age.Adobe introduced its subscription model for all of its offerings about a decade ago, as well as a bundle package. And the offering is hardly cheap, with Creative Cloud running $54.99 per month for individuals. Adobe also sells various packages geared toward businesses, schools, and more.Alongside its creative portfolio, Adobe sells a range of broader business-focused offerings. Adobe’s documents/business portfolio ranges broadly from PDFs and e-signatures to marketing, commerce, and workflow digitalization.Image Source: Zacks Investment ResearchGrowthAdobe’s 2021 sales climbed 23% to $16 billion to extend its streak of 15% or higher revenue growth to seven years. The nearby chart showcases the impact that ADBE’s switch to its current monthly/yearly subscription model back in 2012 has had on sales and consistency.Looking ahead, Adobe’s revenue is projected to jump 13% in 2022 and another 15% in 2023 to hit over $20 billion for the first time ever. Meanwhile, ADBE’s adjusted earnings surged 24% last year and its adjusted EPS is expected to climb 9% in 2022 and 17% in 2023.Other Fundamentals Amid all of the rough guidance coming in across Wall Street, ADBE’s consensus FY22 and FY23 earnings estimates are only -0.80% lower since it released its Q1 results. And the software giant pretty much always beats bottom-line projections. Wall Street is also super high on Adobe, with 17 of the 20 brokerage recommendations Zacks has at “Strong Buys,” with the other three at “Holds.”Adobe stock has soared 185% in the five years to outclimb the Zacks Technology sector’s 85%. Its impressive outperformance extends back over the past 20 years as well. ADBE has come under pressure since the Nasdaq peaked in the fall, with it now trading 45% below its records at around $395 per share.Adobe’s price tag alone might also mean a stock split could be in its future, which is something Apple, Tesla, and many others have done to make their price per share more attainable to a wider array of investors.On the valuation front, Adobe’s falling price, coupled with its strong earnings outlook, has the stock trading below its covid lows at 33.1X forward 12-month earnings. The nearby chart shows just how enticing ADBE’s P/E levels are looking, with it sitting right near its cheapest valuation over the past 10 years.Image Source: Zacks Investment ResearchBottom LineAdobe lands a Zacks Ranks #3 (Hold) at the moment alongside an “A” grade for Growth in our Style Scores system. Some investors might want to wait for Adobe to report its second quarter earnings results in June before they consider buying, given all of the recent post-earnings tumbles and overall market turmoil.Thankfully, those with long-term investment targets don’t need to time the market so precisely and they might decide it’s time to start a position in Adobe. 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days Just released: Experts distill 7 elite stocks from the current list of 220 Zacks Rank #1 Strong Buys. They deem these tickers "Most Likely for Early Price Pops." Since 1988, the full list has beaten the market more than 2X over with an average gain of +25.4% per year. So be sure to give these hand-picked 7 your immediate attention. See them now >>Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Adobe Inc. (ADBE): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Madison Cawthorn foes say they wanted to expose his "absolute hypocrisy" by releasing a sexually explicit video

"We could give a rat's rear end about his sexuality. It was about the absolute hypocrisy," David Wheeler, a Democrat and the American Muckrakers PAC's co-founder told Insider. Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images American Muckrakers PAC posted a sexually explicit video of a nude Madison Cawthorn with another man. Some saw the video as an appeal to homophobia, but the cofounder said that's not true. "We could give a rat's rear end about his sexuality. It was about the absolute hypocrisy," the cofounder said. To take down Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn, the American Muckrakers PAC went where no one else would — posting a sexually explicit video of a nude Cawthorn with another man in bed.The video had been shopped around to multiple media organizations, David Wheeler, a Democrat and the PAC's co-founder told Insider. Wheeler said he hoped someone else would have posted it, "but it was clear that nobody was going to.""In the public interest, we just couldn't sit on it," he said. "We just felt that this video and his hypocrisy needed to be pointed out."The group, also known as FireMadison.com, played a key role in exposing damaging information about Cawthorn ahead of his North Carolina primary, which he lost to state Sen. Chuck Edwards on Tuesday.Led by Wheeler and co-founder, retired Air Force Col. Moe Davis, who ran against Cawthorn in 2020, the group revealed Cawthorn's attempt to take a gun through the Asheville Regional Airport last year. They also filed a complaint accusing Cawthorn of violating US House ethics rules by allegedly providing free housing and gifts to a staff member.Some thought exposing the video, which showed a naked Cawthorn in bed thrusting his pelvis at the other man's head, went too far.Clay Aiken, the former American Idol star and North Carolina Democrat, told BuzzFeed News that he was "pissed." "The idea that anybody would gay-shame someone in order to try to embarrass him in that district and then call themselves a Democrat, I think is ridiculous," said Aiken, whose bid to become the first openly-LGBTQ member of Congress from the South ended with his primary loss on Tuesday.What "Fire Madison" released "definitely caused a lot of people to think … that they were gay-baiting and that they were playing on tropes of homophobia," said Christopher Cooper, a political science professor at Western Carolina University.  "Whether they did that or not, I think people can decide for themselves but it was definitely that accusation."Wheeler said their decision to expose the video "had nothing to do" with Cawthorn's sexuality."We could give a rat's rear end about his sexuality," Wheeler said. "It was about the absolute hypocrisy of somebody that holds himself to be above everybody and then has somebody film him in a hotel room."A Cawthorn spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment.Cawthorn came under fire for claiming he was invited to orgies in Washington and he attacked "radical expressions of sexuality" in a House floor speech about gender issues. He was called out for hypocrisy after POLITICO published photos of him in women's lingerie. "He looks down on gay and lesbian folks and criticizes their lifestyle, criticizes who they are, criticize who they love," Wheeler said.Cawthorn called the lingerie photos "goofy vacation photos" from a cruise game. He responded to the nude video released by the PAC, saying "I was being crass with a friend, trying to be funny. We were acting foolish, and joking. That's it.""That put us on the map"Wheeler, a former state Senate candidate, and Davis both ran for office as Democrats and lost in 2020. Cawthorn defeated Davis in the general election by 12 percentage points, and Davis has since changed his registration to "unaffiliated," Wheeler said. The group counts some Republicans among its advisors.Wheeler said he received the nude video from an anonymous source – a former supporter and donor of Cawthorn's – but he said he would never reveal the person's name.The PAC sat on the recording for the better part of a week, taking time to consider whether they were being duped, whether any minors were in the video and whether they would break any North Carolina laws by posting it.The PAC's email host ultimately asked them to take it down, which they did, Wheeler said, and the ActBlue fundraising site removed the group from its website. Wheeler thinks the PAC may file a lawsuit.They have heard criticism of their decisions, Wheeler said, and they get "a little defensive" about it. He noted that they were both endorsed in their 2020 bids by Equality North Carolina, the country's oldest statewide LGBTQ rights organization, and they have "no track record of homophobia." "It's the antithesis of what we were trying to do," he said. "I don't know why people would see that versus the hypocrisy."Their April 27 ethics complaint highlighted a video of the Cawthorn staffer appearing to reach for Cawthorn's crotch from the backseat of a car. It also includes a Venmo history of suggestive messages between the two men."That's against House rules, to have a relationship with a member of the US House staff," Wheeler said. "That's all we were pointing out."Equality North Carolina declined to comment when Insider reached out.Rather than the nude video, Wheeler said their more effective hit against Cawthorn was the Asheville airport gun incident."I think that put us on the map" as a credible source, he said. Next up: "Fire Boebert"With Cawthorn's primary behind them, the group is turning next to an attempt to oust Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert in her June 28 primary. Wheeler said they already have information against her dealing with financial matters, though he declined to provide more details.On Thursday, they launched fireboebert.com, seeking tips on information, pictures, videos, or documents on Boebert or her associates. The first tweet by @FireBoebert reads, "Hi @RepBoebert - Ask @RepCawthorn about us. We look forwarding to getting to know you."Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Bitcoin Pizza Day: A Time For Regret And Fantasy

Bitcoin Pizza Day: A Time For Regret And Fantasy Authored by Jimmy Song via BitcoinMagazine.com, As we enter the Bitcoin holiday weekend, it’s a good time to reflect on the incentives that lead us to celebrate Pizza Day... Pizza Day is a day of regret. We all know the story. Laszlo Hanyecz buys two Papa John's pizzas and some lucky guy got 10,000 BTC on this day 12 years ago. The story is like that of Peter Minuit buying Manhattan Island for $24. We can hardly believe that such a thing was possible given its value today. The story has a lot of interesting angles. It was the first real-world good or service purchased with bitcoin. It established bitcoin's price, since the two pizzas cost about $41, one BTC was about $0.0041. There's also Laszlo, a guy whose innovation was mining bitcoin using GPUs (graphics processing units). He acted like a drunken sailor spending 100,000 BTC on pizzas, as he did the same deal several more times that month. He's the Santa Claus in our story, giving away lots of goodies. RENT-SEEKING DAYDREAMS The part that everyone fantasizes about is being that guy that bought the 10,000 BTC for $41. We don't fantasize about being Laszlo because we aren't GPU programming experts. We can, however, imagine being the guy on the bitcointalk forums offering to buy bitcoin for a couple of pizzas. Pizza Day brings out that daydream of being a bitcoin billionaire from having made a single brilliant trade. We all hate the actual guy that made this trade because we want to be him. We see the guy as lucky, as having won the lottery and we are envious. This fantasy is borne of a fiat mentality. This hierarchy of values comes from fiat money. The desire is to be lucky instead of good. We would rather do no work and make money rather than provide goods and services and get paid. It's telling that the regret is about missed-out luck rather than missed-out innovation. It's easier in a fiat world to dream about being the guy that sold pizza than being the guy who had the foresight to mine with GPUs. This is fiat accomplishment, getting lucky with money, versus real accomplishment which is earning the money by providing goods and services to the market. Most people would rather get lucky being associated with an innovator than be the innovator themselves. BITCOIN REGRET We all have our bitcoin regret stories. I remember when I learned about bitcoin in February 2011. I tried to find a way to buy bitcoin using a credit card but couldn't find anything. I tried mining on Amazon Web Services and didn't find any blocks solo-mining for two days. I started the process to move dollars into Mt. Gox and I decided it was too much of a hassle to set up when the price dropped from $1 to $0.90. I could have bought bitcoin at $0.90, but I didn't. It's one of the biggest regrets of my life. Everyone has different regret stories. Perhaps you heard about bitcoin back in June 2011 when it ran up to $30 and regret not buying it then. Maybe you heard about bitcoin in April 2013 when it ran up to $266 and regret not buying it then. Maybe you heard about it later that year in December 2013 when it ran up to $1100 and regret not buying then. Or maybe you heard about it in 2017 when it reached $2,500, $5,000 and then $19,000 and regret not buying along the way. Or maybe it's more recent like in March 2020 when bitcoin crashed to under $4,000, or even later that year when it was breaking $10,000. Everyone that's heard about bitcoin at any point in its history has a regret story. Bitcoin regret stories are like bad-beat stories in poker. Everyone has them and they are fantasies about different, luckier outcomes. They are useless stories because the feelings of regret assume virtues that aren't common. THE DIFFICULTY OF HOLDING In these regret stories, we miss something. What if we had bought it when we heard about it? How would we have handled the subsequent hardship? Would we have had the diamond hands to hold through the 85% drawdowns in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2018? If you fantasize about the Pizza Day story, do you ever think about the difficulty of holding in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2018? There's a tendency to assume that we'd have the conviction that we have now like a time traveler would. I've gone through it, and let me tell you, most people didn't have conviction and they sold. Many people think they would have held strong through all the difficult times, but that goes against all evidence, just like the original O.J. Simpson verdict. Holding 10,000 BTC wasn't uncommon back in 2010. There were a lot of people that had a lot of bitcoin, but where are they now? Most of them sold when bitcoin price doubled or tripled and never looked back. They saw bitcoin as a plaything and didn't understand the revolutionary nature of it. So they sold it to buy a new computer, a new bike or a new car. CRUSHING YOUR DREAMS Had you sold Laszlo two pizzas for 10,000 BTC you also would have sold. To think otherwise is hubris. Most people back then didn't understand what bitcoin was and there were no educational resources explaining why you should hold. We now have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to understanding bitcoin. In 2022, it's much easier to understand that bitcoin is a better money than anything that came before. Back in 2010, it was much, much harder. Do you still think you would have had diamond hands? To hold bitcoin is to have deep conviction about what it is. There are necessary virtues to be a holder for the long term. Holders understand the fundamental value and can thus withstand the 85% drawdowns that come on a regular basis. Only the truly extraordinary managed to hold from 2010 and you likely would not have been one of those people. But say you beat the odds and had conviction. You held through 2011 and even the first bubble in 2013. Would you have had the foresight to withdraw to your own wallet before Mt. Gox exploded in 2013? Or if you used another exchange before then, would you have gotten out before they exit-scammed? We say "not your keys, not your coins" now, but back then, this was not common practice. A lot of people had to be screwed over for that lesson to have become a meme. Even with conviction, there's a good chance you would have been one of the many people who were screwed. There were also other dangers, like the advent of altcoins starting in 2011. How many bitcoin would you have lost in those? There were also all manner of scams, including Pirate40 and others who promised a large return by running Ponzi scams. Would you have avoided those? Looking back on those dangers, it's a miracle that people made it past those years with any bitcoin at all. Many OGs are like Vietnam veterans, reflecting on the times when they were lucky to escape the many dangers. CONVICTION IS HARD TO DEVELOP Deep conviction does not come for free, and for early people it was especially hard to earn. Remember, everyone was calling Bitcoin a scam back then. Even now, it takes years of study and balls of steel to develop that conviction. Back then, having Bitcoin conviction was as rare as a physically-fit government health official. Going against conventional wisdom and following your convictions requires a great deal of courage, which a lot of people don't have. Think about what happened during COVID-19. How many people had conviction to say something against the mainstream narrative in March 2020? That's the level of conviction you had to have to hold bitcoin through those early years. In 2022, we have a lot of resources that help us to save in bitcoin. We have podcasts, books and videos to help us navigate this space and not only develop the conviction, but the best practices that we need to hold. The early years were a minefield of traps to lose your bitcoin. It's much easier these days to avoid those traps, but back then, there weren't OGs that could warn you to avoid them. The resources that exist now and the Bitcoin memes we have today are not propaganda. They are the fruit of bitter experience. BITCOIN DERANGEMENT If you study the early people from the Bitcoin space, there's a disturbing pattern. Pretty much every non-technical bitcoin advocate pre-2013 is now shilling an altcoin. Why are so many early people bitcoin-deranged? We can find some answers in the fiat world of lottery winners. Years after winning, many lottery winners end up worse than before they won the lottery. They aren't equipped to handle the windfall and many of them end up in more debt with broken relationships and some even commit suicide. That has unfortunately been the fate of many early Bitcoin adopters. At some point in the last decade, they either were scammed or scammed themselves. The result is that they became enemies of Bitcoin because they never had that conviction or virtue. So to ruin your daydream even more, there's a good chance you would be an altcoin scammer had you gotten in early. These are serial scammers who have no qualms about lying, cheating or stealing their way to wealth. They live in a rent-seeking hell of broken dreams. That's not a good fate and something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. LEVEL UP For many people, Pizza Day is a time-traveling fantasy where they can daydream about being rich. Such thinking is what leads people to altcoinery because the mentality comes from fiat money. For them, Pizza Day is really a fantasy about getting lucky and not having to do work, yet making lots of money. In other words, it's a rent-seeking desire writ large. Fiat money has created a consumerist mentality which exacerbates the desire to rent-seek. The government takes advantage of this desire with lotteries, which are ways to profit from that desire. Altcoins are taking advantage of that same desire. Pizza Day unfortunately puts our minds back to that same mentality of wanting something for nothing, of the desire to be lucky rather than good. Pizza Day should instead remind us that conviction is not easy to form. Conviction requires knowledge, wisdom and courage, which are virtues that need time, energy and effort to cultivate. Instead of being envious of the early adopters and fantasizing about being one of them, we should take the time to develop the conviction needed to be someone that can hold through all the difficult times. Because as we say in Bitcoin, it's still early. It's Pizza Day, level up your game. Ten Things You Bought Instead Of Bitcoin A new product from Apple that you replaced two years later and totally could have gone without. Green gems in Clash of Clans because you really needed to win. A college degree which has nothing to do with the job you're doing now. Litecoin, because it's a cheaper bitcoin, without any of the development or decentralization. A dating app subscription despite the fact that you're still forever alone. Games on sale on Steam which you still haven't gotten around to actually playing. Exercise equipment that functions now as a clothes rack. That online class you paid for but never actually did anything with beyond the intro class. Porn which makes you lethargic, drained and unproductive the next day. An MLM product from a Facebook friend that you got rid of a few weeks later. Tyler Durden Fri, 05/20/2022 - 06:30.....»»

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The Easy Way to Amplify Your Brand

Let’s face it, the thought of posting on yet another social media platform is overwhelming, right? Insta-what? Tik-too much work? Face-endless scroll? We get it. But there is one platform that many real estate agents overlook to their detriment: LinkedIn. Before you brush it off, here are some benefits of using LinkedIn. Designed for business… The post The Easy Way to Amplify Your Brand appeared first on RISMedia. Let’s face it, the thought of posting on yet another social media platform is overwhelming, right? Insta-what? Tik-too much work? Face-endless scroll? We get it. But there is one platform that many real estate agents overlook to their detriment: LinkedIn. Before you brush it off, here are some benefits of using LinkedIn. Designed for business LinkedIn, unlike all other platforms, was designed for business. In translation, you won’t be penalized for connecting with people that could be potential clients, nor will those potential clients find your content on business-related matters tiring. So, go ahead, post about your open houses, post about your client’s closings, and post videos where you are educating your community about significant trends in your area or the industry. Less competition. Less noise. More visibility. According to LinkedIn, only 1 – 2% of its users post content. This means that LinkedIn is a content-poor platform, which allows you to stand out from the crowd with your posts, videos, and overall content. In translation, this means that, on average, 98 – 99% of the users in your network are consuming content on LinkedIn rather than creating it. How many of the people in your network could be potential customers? So, go ahead, share away and take advantage of the less-crowded nature of content on LinkedIn. Read the room Unlike other platforms, you can hone your search for connections on LinkedIn. You can target connections by their profession, geography, employer, job title, etc. This extreme targeting based on professional factors rather than just personal factors gives you a chance to speak to your audience rather than just throw content out there and hope something sticks. You can create content based on your local market, offer advice to your network based on things going on in your area, and build your overall know, like, and trust factor with your audience as THE market expert. Knowing what to post So you are ready to get started on LinkedIn, but you sit down to write out a post and crickets. We’ve all been there. Sometimes we just don’t know WHAT to say. If you are unsure of what to post or need some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing, check out our free guide to 60 social media prompts. Don’t post and ghost. When you post on any platform, but especially on LinkedIn, make sure to leave yourself a few moments to comment on the posts of others, like another person’s post, and reply to comments on your posts. This sounds like it would take a lot of time, right? It doesn’t. Just leave 3 – 4 minutes while drinking your coffee in the morning to do this, and you will soon reap the rewards. Read our creative content guide here. The post The Easy Way to Amplify Your Brand appeared first on RISMedia......»»

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Videos show Russian soldiers leading a group of Ukrainian captives at gunpoint moments before they were executed in Bucha, report says

A New York Times investigation included video that showed Ukrainian captives being marched in a single file while flanked by armed Russian troops. A Ukrainian serviceman walks amid destroyed Russian tanks in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, April 6, 2022.AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File A photo taken in Bucha in April showed a group of Ukrainian men who appeared to have been executed. A NYT investigation showed the men were in custody of Russian troops before apparently being killed. A video showed the Ukrainian captives being marched in a single file and flanked by Russian troops. Videos from Bucha, Ukraine, appeared to show a group of Ukrainian captives being led at gunpoint by Russian troops moments before they were executed.The videos, obtained and verified by The New York Times, were taken on March 4 by a security camera and a civilian who witnessed the ordeal.The security camera footage showed a group of nine Ukrainians hunched over, holding the pants of the person in front of them and some with their hands placed over their heads, crossing a street in a single file. Two Russian soldiers with guns can be seen at the front and back of the group, directing the line.Eight witnesses told The Times the captives were then taken behind an office building, gunshots were heard, and the group did not reappear. Additional drone footage obtained by The Times confirmed the witness accounts, showing the groups' bodies beside an office building as Russian soldiers stood over them.The videos were not independently verified by Insider.The group of apparently executed men from the videos were also seen in a photo taken April 3. The Times said its investigation, published Thursday, uncovered the "clearest evidence yet" that Russian forces intentionally executed the group, "directly implicating these forces in a likely war crime."Reports of atrocities and executions poured out of Bucha, a suburb of Kyiv, after Russian forces began retreating in late March. Stories and images from Bucha fueled international calls for a war crimes trial against Russia.Russian officials have repeatedly dismissed reports of atrocities committed in Bucha, calling them "fake."Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Madison Cawthorn foes, who targeted him with a nude video, deny using homophobia to take him down

"We could give a rat's rear end about his sexuality. It was about the absolute hypocrisy," David Wheeler, a Democrat and the American Muckrakers PAC's co-founder told Insider. Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images American Muckrakers PAC posted a sexually explicit video of a nude Madison Cawthorn with another man. Some saw the video as an appeal to homophobia, but the cofounder said that's not true. "We could give a rat's rear end about his sexuality. It was about the absolute hypocrisy," the cofounder said. The group that posted a sexually explicit video of a nude Madison Cawthorn with another man in bed is denying it tried to evoke homophobia to oust the North Carolina member of Congress.Members of the American Muckrakers PAC, also known as FireMadison.com, sat on the recording for the better part of a week, taking time to consider whether they were being duped, whether any minors were in the video and whether they would break any North Carolina laws by posting it, its cofounder told Insider. Whether the video would spark a homophobic response wasn't part of their discussions, he said."It had nothing to do with his sexuality," David Wheeler, a Democrat and the PAC's co-founder told Insider. "We could give a rat's rear end about his sexuality. It was about the absolute hypocrisy of somebody that holds himself to be above everybody and then has somebody film him in a hotel room."Some people didn't take it that way.Clay Aiken, the former American Idol star and North Carolina Democrat, told BuzzFeed News that he was "pissed" about the viral video, which showed a naked Cawthorn in bed thrusting his pelvis at the other man's head. "The idea that anybody would gay-shame someone in order to try to embarrass him in that district and then call themselves a Democrat, I think is ridiculous," said Aiken, whose bid to become the first openly-LGBTQ member of Congress from the South ended with his primary loss on Tuesday.Fire Madison played a key role in exposing damaging information about Cawthorn, who lost his Republican primary in North Carolina to state Sen. Chuck Edwards on Tuesday. The group led by Wheeler and co-founder, retired Air Force Col. Moe Davis, who ran against Cawthorn in 2020, revealed Cawthorn's attempt to take a gun through the Asheville Regional Airport last year. They also filed a complaint accusing Cawthorn of violating US House ethics rules by allegedly providing free housing and gifts to a staff member.'We just couldn't sit on it'"Fire Madison made it clear that they would put anything out and they did," said Christopher Cooper, a political science professor at Western Carolina University. The video "definitely caused a lot of people to think … that they were gay-baiting and that they were playing on tropes of homophobia. Whether they did that or not, I think people can decide for themselves but it was definitely that accusation."A Cawthorn spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment.Wheeler, a former state Senate candidate, and Davis both ran for office as Democrats and lost in 2020. Cawthorn defeated Davis in the general election by 12 percentage points, and Davis has since changed his registration to "unaffiliated," Wheeler said. The group counts some Republicans among its advisors.They have heard criticism of their decisions, Wheeler said, and they get "a little defensive" about it. He noted that they were both endorsed in their 2020 bids by Equality North Carolina, the country's oldest statewide LGBTQ rights organization, and they have "no track record of homophobia." "It's the antithesis of what we were trying to do," he said. "I don't know why people would see that versus the hypocrisy."Their April 27 ethics complaint highlighted a video of the Cawthorn staffer appearing to reach for Cawthorn's crotch from the backseat of a car. It also includes a Venmo history of suggestive messages between the two men."That's against House rules, to have a relationship with a member of the US House staff," Wheeler said. "That's all we were pointing out."Equality North Carolina declined to comment when Insider reached out.Cawthorn came under fire for claiming he was invited to orgies in Washington and he attacked "radical expressions of sexuality" in a House floor speech about gender issues. He was called out for hypocrisy after POLITICO published photos of him in women's lingerie. "He looks down on gay and lesbian folks and criticizes their lifestyle, criticizes who they are, criticize who they love," Wheeler said.Cawthorn called the lingerie photos "goofy vacation photos" from a cruise game. He responded to the nude video released by the PAC, saying "I was being crass with a friend, trying to be funny. We were acting foolish, and joking. That's it."Wheeler said he received the nude video from an anonymous source – a former supporter and donor of Cawthorn's – but he said he would never reveal the person's name.The video had been shopped around to "dozens" of media organizations and he hoped someone else would have posted it, he said."In the public interest, we just couldn't sit on it," he said. "We just felt that this video and his hypocrisy needed to be pointed out."Fire Madison's email host asked them to take it down, which they did. Wheeler said the ActBlue fundraising site removed the group from its website and he thinks the PAC may file a lawsuit.Rather than the video, Wheeler said their more effective hit against Cawthorn was the Asheville airport gun incident."I think that put us on the map" as a credible source, he said. With Cawthorn's primary behind them, the group is turning next to an attempt to oust Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert in her June 28 primary. Wheeler said they already have information against her dealing with financial matters, though he declined to provide more details.On Thursday, they launched fireboebert.com, seeking tips on information, pictures, videos, or documents on Boebert or her associates. The first tweet by @FireBoebert reads, "Hi @RepBoebert - Ask @RepCawthorn about us. We look forwarding to getting to know you."Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Madison Cawthorn foes who published a damaging nude video launch campaign to "fire" Lauren Boebert

The first tweet by @FireBoebert says, "Hi @RepBoebert - Ask @RepCawthorn about us. We look forwarding to getting to know you." In this July 29, 2021, file photo, Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., speaks at a news conference held by members of the House Freedom Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington.Andrew Harnik/AP The group that posted a viral nude video of Rep. Madison Cawthorn is now targeting Rep. Lauren Boebert. The American Muckrackers PAC has "interesting information" about Boebert financial matters, a co-founder told Insider. The group launched "FireBoebert.com" on Thursday. The group that posted a viral sexually explicit video of a nude Rep. Madison Cawthorn with another man in bed is now focusing on Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert for its next takedown, Insider has learned."I think we're gonna go after Lauren Boebert in Colorado in a similar way," David B. Wheeler, cofounder of the American Muckrakers PAC, told Insider on Wednesday. "I think we're gonna engage in that race pretty quickly."The group on Thursday launched a "fireboebert.com" website, seeking tips on information, pictures, videos, or documents on Boebert or her associates. The first tweet by @FireBoebert read, "Hi @RepBoebert - Ask @RepCawthorn about us. We look forwarding to getting to know you." Their logo: a Dumpster fire emblazoned with "FIRE BOEBERT."While Wheeler is a Democrat, his co-founder is unaffiliated, and the group counts some Republicans among its advisors. Wheeler told Insider on Wednesday he's already received "interesting information" about the Republican firebrand, whose primary against GOP state Sen. Don Coram is on June 28. The information is "certainly not as salacious as some of the Cawthorn stuff." It deals, instead, with financial matters, he said, declining to disclose more details.A spokesperson for Boebert did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Last year, the Associated Press reported that the freshman lawmaker failed to disclose her husband's income during her campaign, in violation of ethics and campaign finance laws. She revealed that her husband made nearly $1 million over 2019 and 2020 as a consultant for an energy firm. Former President Donald Trump endorsed Boebert in December as "a fearless leader, a defender of the America First Agenda, and a fighter against the Loser RINOs and Radical Democrats," shortly after she was rebuked for making Islamaphobic comments about Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.Wheeler's PAC, also known as FireMadison.com, played a key role in exposing damaging information about Cawthorn, who lost his Republican primary in North Carolina to state Sen. Chuck Edwards on Tuesday. The group revealed Cawthorn's attempt to take a gun through the Asheville Regional Airport last year. It also filed a complaint accusing Cawthorn of violating US House ethics rules by allegedly providing free housing and gifts to a staff member.Cawthorn responded to the nude video released by the PAC, saying "I was being crass with a friend, trying to be funny. We were acting foolish, and joking. That's it."In Colorado, where Boebert is running for re-election, unaffiliated voters can participate in either the Republican or Democratic primary. Wheeler said he plans to focus on targeted messages through texting and social media at unaffiliated women."We helped fire Madison Cawthorn. Now it's Lauren Boebert's turn," the fireboebert.com webiste says.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Russia deploys its "Terminator" armored fighting vehicles designed for urban combat as it prepares to assault a Donbas city

The Russian army has a small number of the vehicle, modified from a T-72 tank chassis and specialized to support close engagements in urban areas. The "Terminator" tank-support fighting vehicle during the Victory Day military parade in Red Square on June 24, 2020, in Moscow.Iliya Pitalev - Host Photo Agency via Getty Images Russia has deployed its "Terminator" armored fighting vehicle to the Donbas. Photos and videos on social media show the vehicles, daubed with the letter V, near a Donbas town. The vehicles are made for engagements in urban settings, but Russia is believed to have only nine. Russia has deployed its "Terminator" tank-support vehicles in Ukraine as the Russian military campaign seeks to encircle Ukrainian defenders in the eastern Donbas region.A Russian military source told the Russian state news agency RIA a platoon had been deployed in Ukraine.Russia is believed to have about nine of the armored vehicles, which are built on the chassis of the T-72 tank. The Terminator, which has the official designation BMPT, is heavily armored and armed, designed to defend tanks from ambushes and attacks at close range in urban settings.Justin Crump, a former British-army tank commander, told Sky News that the deployment of the Terminator around Severodonetsk, a city in the Luhansk region of the Donbas, showed the "determination to assault that city" by Russian armed forces.Crump said the vehicle was a "signature Russian piece of equipment.""It's nicknamed the Terminator — it's a tank-support vehicle," he said. "It's designed to do the work of infantry in support of tanks. So it's a tank with a turret designed to suppress enemy infantry."Terminators have four anti-tank missile launchers, two 30 mm autocannons, two grenade launchers, a machine gun, and a top speed of 36 mph, The Times of London reported.Russian armored vehicles are suffering a heavy toll in Ukraine. Researchers have counted 671 lost tanks and 365 lost infantry-fighting vehicles in nearly three months of war. In addition to the proliferation of accurate anti-tank missiles, Russian tank operators have made errors that exposed them to artillery fire, and Russian commanders have deployed them without infantry or air support, decisions so faulty they are contributing to a reassessment of the military's effectiveness.Even if properly used, Russia's inventory of BMPT is too slight to defend most of its tanks.The Russian state media outlet TASS reported in 2017 the vehicle had been designed following the experience of Russian armed forces in Afghanistan. A senior executive at the Russian tank manufacturer UVZ told TASS: "The tank support combat vehicle is protected no worse than any other tank. Its multiple weapon systems have a far greater firepower and are capable of hitting several targets in different directions simultaneously."Terminators have previously been used in Russian combat operations in Syria, RIA reported.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Intense footage shows Su-25 jets maneuvering at ultra-low altitude to dodge shoulder-fired missiles in Ukraine

The footage shows how low combat aircraft need to fly in Ukraine to evade the threat posed shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles. A Russian Su-25 at its base after being struck by a man-portable air-defense missile over Ukraine in March 2022.Russian Ministry of Defense Man-portable air-defense systems in Ukraine have changed out combat aircraft have to operate. Ultra-low level maneuvering is one of the tactics needed to dodge MANPADS' infrared-guided missiles. The video that you can find in this post has started doing the rounds in the last couple of days.According to some sources, it was shot in the Severodonetsk region, in the eastern side of Ukraine, and shows two Ukrainian Air Force Su-25s [the guy who filmed it is allegedly Ukrainian and says "it's ours"], whereas other sources on social media identified the attack aircraft as Russian Aerospace Forces Frogfoot aircraft.Since both the Ukrainians and the Russians fly the type in the contested airspace over Ukraine, is really difficult to ID the operator [someone even suggested the camouflage scheme does not appear to be dark as the one of the Russian Aerospace Forces' Su-25, meaning the Frogfoot jets in the clip *might* sport a digitized light gray paint scheme but, again, this appears impossible to verify with the low quality of the clip].The tail of a Russian Su-25 that was shot down by the Ukrainian military in the Kyiv region and then relocated near a military museum in the city, May 2, 2022.Aleksandr Gusev/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesWhatever, the video, that appears to be genuine (although we can't say when and where it was shot), is really impressive: Even if it was was recorded with a smartphone, hence shaky and partly out of focus, it proves how low tactical aircraft need to operate in Ukraine to evade the threat of MANPADS and their lethal IR-guided missiles.You can make out two Sukhois turning at low level while releasing flares to dodge possible missiles fired at them. The cameraman finds it difficult to follow one or the other but the scene is pretty clear: You can make out both aircraft trying to remain low and fast while flying an unpredictable path. And dropping plenty of flares.There are two different version of the same video actually. The first one is shaky as the result of the cameraman zooming to get a closer view of the Su-25s. A post shared by David Cenciotti (@theaviationist) The second one offers a wider angle and allows the viewer to see the whole scene from distance. A post shared by MilitaryAviation.in.UA (@ukraf) We have already explained how the war in Ukraine will probably change the tactics of many air forces, at least for those which had (almost) abandoned the ultra-low level flying as a consequence of the experience gained in in those air campaigns (like Desert Storm in Iraq, Allied Force in the Balkans and Unified Protector in Libya) where the air superiority allowed the attack aircraft to operate at medium or high-level, instead of flying at treetop altitude (as done for instance like the Falklands War).As most of the videos coming from Ukraine clearly highlighted, contested airspace and MANPADS threat have made low-level flying skills relevant again.—Rob Lee (@RALee85) May 16, 2022H/T to our friend @bjoernen_hj for the heads-up!Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Google"s Russian unit will file for bankruptcy after authorities seized its bank account, reports say

Google said the seizure of its bank account has made it impossible for it to pay vendors and employees, the FT reported. Google logo displayed on a phone screen and Russian flag displayed on a screen in the background.Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Google said the seizure of its bank account made it impossible for it to pay vendors and employees, the FT reported. The company will still run its free services such as search, Youtube, and Gmail for its Russian users. Relations between Google and Russian authorities had deteriorated following the invasion of Ukraine. Google's Russian unit will file for bankruptcy after authorities seized the tech firm's bank account, according to media reports.Google's local unit is unable to pay its employees, suppliers and vendors in Russia as a result of the seizure, the company told the Financial Times, and had published a notice of its intention to file for bankruptcy.  The firm will continue to offer its search, YouTube and other free services in Russia, it told the paper. Relations between Google and Russian authorities, already strained prior to the Kremlin's order to invade Ukraine, deteriorated after the company declined to bow to pressure from Moscow to remove content related to the conflict. Google's local unit was fined 11 mn roubles ($173,000) in April for not deleting Ukraine videos from YouTube, which Moscow deemed "banned content", according to the FT."The Russian authorities' seizure of Google Russia's bank account has made it untenable for our Russia office to function, including employing and paying Russia-based employees, paying suppliers and vendors, and meeting other financial obligations," a Google spokesperson told the FT.Google did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.According to Reuters, Russia's Federal Bailiffs Service database shows two seizures linked to Google since mid-March. The service confirmed to the newswire that it had seized Google's assets and property.Russia's official registry, Fedresurs, said that Google had foreseen filing for bankruptcy as early as March 22, due to the "the impossibility of fulfilling monetary obligations."Google shut most of its operations in Russia following the start of the invasion, and moved many of its employees out of the country, it confirmed to Reuters. It had already stopped selling advertising in Russia, including search and YouTube ads, and banned Russian state-sponsored media from YouTube in Europe, including channels RT and Sputnik.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Elon Musk"s viral Chinese doppelgänger, Yilong Ma, has been suspended from China"s versions of TikTok and Twitter

Musk just last week expressed his desire to meet Yilong Ma — a Chinese man who went viral for bearing a striking resemblance to him. Yilong Ma, left, is best known for being Elon Musk's Chinese doppelgänger — but he got suspended on the Chinese platforms Weibo and Douyin this week.MaYiLong/TikTok; Angela Weiss / AFP via Getty Images Elon Musk's Chinese doppelgänger, Yilong Ma, has been suspended on Chinese social media. Insider saw that his accounts on China's TikTok and Twitter were wiped clean at press time. Musk previously expressed a desire to meet Ma in person after Ma went viral on social media. Elon Musk's viral Chinese doppelgänger, Yilong Ma, appears to have been suspended on the Chinese versions of TikTok and Twitter.At press time, Insider saw that Ma's page on Douyin — China's version of TikTok — had been purged of all content. At the same time, a content-restriction notification citing a violation of the platform's policies was slapped on Ma's page on Weibo, the country's Twitter-like platform.Representatives from Douyin's parent company, Bytedance, and Weibo's parent company, Tencent, did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Insider. Ma also didn't immediately reply to a request for comment from Insider.At press time, Ma's page on the international version of TikTok, where he is known by the username "Elong Musk," was still active. Ma has more than 239,000 followers on the platform, with about 3.9 million likes on his videos."All platform videos are ported, I only have TikTok. I love you," said the profile description on Ma's TikTok page. Ma first went viral on Douyin in November 2020 for videos that appeared to show a striking resemblance to Musk. He later attracted the attention of Musk when the Tesla CEO quipped in response to a clip of Ma that he, too, may be "partly Chinese."Ma subsequently uploaded several videos on TikTok, including one in which he expressed his thoughts on Musk's high-profile acquisition of Twitter. In this clip, he points excitedly at a printout of the Twitter icon, calling it "my bird!" @mayilong0 This is a free bird. I like him and I'm going to go to him right now. Because Elon Musk is my brother#elonmusk #tesla #twitter ♬ dance(256762) - TimTaj Ma's latest video on TikTok is a photo compilation of him posing in front of a Tesla, captioned: "I want to take my brother for a ride in my Tesla! #elonmusk #tesla." @mayilong0 I want to take my brother for a ride in my Tesla!#elonmusk #tesla ♬ GASLIGHT - INJI Ma's popularity later led to the Tesla CEO saying he would like to meet Ma in person."I'd like to meet this guy (if he is real)," Musk tweeted. "Hard to tell with deepfakes these days.""I am here. I want very much to see you too! I love you, you are my hero," Ma wrote in response to the billionaire in a post on Weibo.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Elon Musk"s viral Chinese doppelgänger Yilong Ma has been suspended from China"s versions of TikTok and Twitter

Musk just last week expressed his desire to meet Yilong Ma — a Chinese man who went viral for bearing a striking resemblance to him. Yilong Ma (left) is best known for being Elon Musk's (right) Chinese doppelgänger — but he got suspended on China's Weibo and Douyin this week.MaYiLong/TikTok; Angela Weiss / AFP via Getty Images Elon Musk's Chinese doppelgänger Yilong Ma has been suspended on Chinese social media. Insider saw that his accounts on China's TikTok and Twitter were wiped clean at press time. Musk previously expressed a desire to meet Ma in person after the latter went viral on social media. Elon Musk's viral Chinese doppelgänger Yilong Ma appears to have been suspended on the Chinese versions of TikTok and Twitter. At press time, Insider saw that Ma's page on Douyin – China's version of TikTok – had been purged of all content. Meanwhile, a content restriction notification citing a violation of the platform's policies was slapped on Ma's page on Weibo, the country's Twitter-like platform. Representatives from Douyin's parent company Bytedance and Weibo's parent company Tencent did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Insider. Ma himself also did not immediately reply to a request for comment from Insider. At press time, Ma's page on the international version of TikTok, where he is known by the username "Elong Musk," was still active. Ma has just over 239,000 followers on the platform, with around 3.9 million likes on his videos. "All platform videos are ported, I only have TikTok. I love you," read the profile description on Ma's TikTok page. "Ma first went viral on China's version of TikTok, Douyin, in November 2020 for videos that appeared to show a striking resemblance to Musk. He later attracted the attention of Musk when the Tesla and SpaceX CEO quipped in response to a clip of Ma that he, too, may be "partly Chinese."Ma subsequently uploaded several videos on TikTok, including one where he expressed — in broken English — his thoughts on Musk's high-profile acquisition of Twitter. In this clip, he points excitedly at a printout of the Twitter icon, calling it "my bird!" @mayilong0 This is a free bird. I like him and I'm going to go to him right now. Because Elon Musk is my brother#elonmusk #tesla #twitter ♬ dance(256762) - TimTaj Ma's latest video on TikTok is a photo compilation of him posing in front of a Tesla, captioned: "I want to take my brother for a ride in my Tesla! #elonmusk #tesla."  @mayilong0 I want to take my brother for a ride in my Tesla!#elonmusk #tesla ♬ GASLIGHT - INJI  Ma's popularity later led to the Tesla CEO saying that he would like to meet Ma in the flesh if he proves to be a real person. "I'd like to meet this guy (if he is real). Hard to tell with deepfakes these days," Musk tweeted."I am here. I want very much to see you too! I love you, you are my hero," Ma wrote in response to the billionaire in a post on Weibo. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Harlem mixed-use building, home to the Corner Social Bar & Restaurant, sells for $14.34M

JLL Capital Markets has announced the $14.336 million sale of 321 Lenox Ave., a six-story, mixed-use multi-housing and retail building that is home to the Corner Social Bar & Restaurant, one of the most popular watering holes in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood. JLL arranged the sale on behalf of... The post Harlem mixed-use building, home to the Corner Social Bar & Restaurant, sells for $14.34M appeared first on Real Estate Weekly. JLL Capital Markets has announced the $14.336 million sale of 321 Lenox Ave., a six-story, mixed-use multi-housing and retail building that is home to the Corner Social Bar & Restaurant, one of the most popular watering holes in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood. JLL arranged the sale on behalf of the seller, Delshah Capital LLC. The buyer was OSTB 321 Lenox Avenue, LLC. Originally built in 1910, 321 Lenox Ave., also known as 101 West 126 th St., features 32 residential unitsand one commercial unit. It is situated on the corner of Lenox Avenue and West 126 th Street within anOpportunity Zone. Following a substantial rehabilitation in 1986, all of the apartments were fullyderegulated and are currently on fair market leases. The property is steps from Harlem’s bustling West 125th Street corridor and the 2/3 express subwaystation in an area renowned for its culinary offerings and historic architecture. An influx of large-scaledevelopment has transformed the area into a 24/7 hub for residents, professionals and tourists alike. The JLL Capital Markets team that completed the transaction included Managing Directors Hall Osterand Paul Smadbeck; Vice Presidents Teddy Galligan and Conrad Martin; and Associate Braedon Gait. “The housing market surrounding 321 Lenox Ave. is positioned for a significant increase in demand asthe city continues its post pandemic recovery,” Oster said. “Interest will be driven by tenants seeking theconvenience the 2/3 express subway station and drawn by the energy of Harlem’s 125th Street and Lenox Avenue retail corridors.” “The adjacent retail corridors have proven their resilience throughout the pandemic, and an influx of new,post-pandemic retail tenancies, including both Target and Trader Joe’s, illustrates the high level ofconfidence that corporate retailers have in the area’s future as a thriving retail destination,” addedGalligan. JLL Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm’s in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-classsolutions for clients — whether investment sales advisory, debt advisory, equity advisory or arecapitalization. The firm has more than 3,000 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices innearly 50 countries. For more news, videos and research resources on JLL, please visit our newsroom. The post Harlem mixed-use building, home to the Corner Social Bar & Restaurant, sells for $14.34M appeared first on Real Estate Weekly......»»

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Kevin McCarthy says Madison Cawthorn"s career is "not over" despite primary defeat and that he wants to "help" the scandal-plagued Republican

"He had some issues, but he's young and so you don't wish somebody ill," Kevin McCarthy told reporters after Cawthorn conceded defeat. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina.Saul Loeb and Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images McCarthy expressed some sympathy for Madison Cawthorn after the freshman congressman lost his primary. The Republican House leader said he still wants "to help" the 26-year-old lawmaker. Cawthorn conceded defeat on Tuesday night to North Carolina state Sen. Chuck Edwards. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said on Wednesday that he still wants to help scandal-plagued Rep. Madison Cawthorn after the North Carolina Republican became a lame-duck following his stunning primary loss on Tuesday. "I want to help him. He had some issues, but he's young and so you don't wish somebody ill," McCarthy told CNN's Manu Raju.McCarthy added that the 26-year-old lawmaker's career is "not over" and that there's still a possible future in politics for the North Carolinian who just a few years ago became the youngest Republican lawmaker ever elected to Congress. Less than two years ago, the former rising star was given a speaking slot at the Republican National Convention, a major stage for a first-term lawmaker.But Cawthorn's career took a serious blow on Tuesday night. Cawthorn has conceded defeat to State Sen. Chuck Edwards, one of a handful of primary challengers in his race. It didn't help matters that GOP Sen. Thom Tillis took the rare step of endorsing Edwards, signaling that senior Republicans in the North Carolina delegation had grown tired of Cawthorn.McCarthy himself previously told reporters that Cawthorn had "lost my trust." It was the second time in weeks that McCarthy had to admonish Cawthorn, first when the North Carolinian called Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy a "thug" and later when Cawthorn suggested that Republicans were engaging in illicit drug and orgy parties in Washington.The situation was only further exacerbated when Cawthorn was cited for bringing a loaded gun on an airplane, the second time that had happened, and received multiple traffic tickets. The final straw was likely a coordinated opposition research campaign that dumped embarrassing videos of Cawthorn online. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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