shinenewstop http://shinenewstop.mihanblog.com 2020-04-01T01:28:25+01:00 text/html 2020-03-26T07:15:17+01:00 shinenewstop.mihanblog.com shinenewstop shinenewstop ITAT wants Volkswagen to pay taxes for a six-year-old deal with Nicolas Cage http://shinenewstop.mihanblog.com/post/1625 <p>When Nicolas Cage flew down from LA to Dubai in 2014 for the launch of the Audi A-8L facelift model, his host, the German auto giant, Volkswagen had probably not imagined that the deal with the Hollywood actor would come under the glare of Indian tax authorities. To get more <b><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.shine.cn/biz/auto/">latest auto industry news china</a></b>, you can visit shine news official website.</p> <p>Six years later a tax tribunal has ruled that the payment of $440,000 by Volkswagen Finance, a Volkswagen arm in India, for the celebrity appearance should be taxed in India.</p> <p>According to the Income tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), a quasi-judicial body, even though Cage is a non-resident and the launch was in Dubai, the event was India-centric, carried out at the instance of Indian entities for advancing their business interests in India, and specifically targeted for Indian customers by way of ‘below the line publicity’ through the Internet, social media, press release and news reports.</p> <p>The unexpected ruling, say tax practitioners, will have wider implications. “The ruling takes a dynamic view of `business connection’. According to ITAT, due to evolving business models, virtual and intangible business connections are common today and must be recognized even if the law or the jurisprudence may not cover them within scope. This is a futuristic and aspirational approach to interpretation of law,” said Shefali Goradia, Partner – Business Tax , Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP.</p> <p>If ITAT’s view is extended to other cases, all payments made by Indian residents would be deemed to be sourced in India and would become taxable in India. At present, such deeming rule is applied only to certain types of income such as interest, royalty or technical service fee. “For artists and entertainers, their income would generally be taxable in India only if their activities are performed in India. This ruling shifts the nexus and source to where the payer is located and ignores the place of performance,” said Goradia.</p> <p>Thus, any income which arises, directly or indirectly, to a non-resident through or from any ‘business connection’ in India is also chargeable in India. If the judgement prevails, all types of incomes earned by non-residents not having any physical presence in India would become taxable in India. “Applying this stretched logic may mean all cases of commission paid on Indian exports to non-resident agents or all cases of imports of goods, even where title passes outside India, would now become taxable in India. This would unsettle a plethora of well settled cases on the subject,” said Hitesh D. Gajaria, partner and co-head of tax, KPMG India.</p> <p>An email sent to the company went unanswered till the time of going to Press. ET however learns that Volkswagen is likely to challenge the ruling before the High Court.</p> <p>Kim Productions Inc, a company incorporated in the USA, facilitated the three–hour appearance of Nicolas Cage who was to be driven into the venue as passenger in the new Audi, chat with the Audi India director and guests, be photographed and interact with select members of the Indian media. According to the Tribunal, once the expenses for holding this event is in connection with business in India, it is only a natural corollary that income from participation to a non-resident has a business connection in India. The very concept of ‘below the line publicity’, said the Mumbai bench of the Tribunal -- comprising vice-president and judicial member Amarjit Singh -- is something quite fundamentally new and none of the judicial precedents cited before them had anything to do with such contemporary instruments influencing customer behaviour.</p> <p>“The business models are constantly evolving, and as the rapid communication modes such as internet and social media have completely transformed the way businesses communicate, it is time that the law is seen in tandem with the ground realities of the business world,” said the ruling.</p> text/html 2020-03-26T07:07:06+01:00 shinenewstop.mihanblog.com shinenewstop shinenewstop 2021 Hyundai Elantra review http://shinenewstop.mihanblog.com/post/1624 <p>The Hyundai Elantra has been fully redesigned for 2021, promising affordability while still delivering a healthy list of standard features. This seventh-generation Elantra will also debut a new hybrid variant to squeeze the most out of every gallon of gas.To get more <b><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.shine.cn/biz/auto/">breaking auto news</a></b>, you can visit shine news official website.</p> <p>The standard Elantra will be powered by the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine from the 2020 model. It produces 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels.</p> <p>The Elantra Hybrid features a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine paired to a 32-kilowatt electric motor. Combined, the engine and motor produce 139 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque, and the power is routed through a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Hyundai estimates it will return an impressive 50 mpg in combined driving, or a touch less than a comparable Honda Insight or Toyota Corolla Hybrid.</p> <p>From the outside, the 2021 Elantra will be marginally longer and wider, but a tiny bit shorter in height and lighter in overall weight. The interior is refreshingly simple with a dash that is dominated by digital displays. A single pane spans the length over the 10.25-inch digital instrument panel and 8-inch touchscreen. Buyers who require a strong sense of symmetry can opt for a 10.25-inch touchscreen in higher trims.</p> <p>Feature highlights include standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, the first time such a system has been introduced to a non-luxury car. Notable options include a hands-free digital key in a card or on your smartphone, dual Bluetooth connections, a wireless charging pad, and an enhanced voice recognition system that can control functions such as air conditioning.</p> <p>Like all modern cars, the Elantra is equipped with a bevy of advanced driving aids. Forward collision warning and lane keeping assist are standard, while upper trims feature a blind-spot monitor, adaptive cruise control and rear collision mitigation.<br> Why does it matter?<br> Value is paramount in the compact class, and the Elantra has historically offered a greater feature set at a lower price compared to rivals. In recent years, that advantage has reduced as competitors strengthened their own value propositions. Hyundai could again shift that advantage by delivering a more stylish and feature-rich car that is also more fun to drive. Our first impression is that this new Elantra has the potential to do so.<br> What does it compete with?<br> Among the class of small sedans, our favorites include the spacious Honda Civic, the stylish Kia Forte and the luxurious Mazda 3. There aren't many rivals in the compact hybrid space, but the Elantra Hybrid will go toe to toe with the Honda Insight and the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.</p> text/html 2020-03-26T06:49:15+01:00 shinenewstop.mihanblog.com shinenewstop shinenewstop China's economy shrinking 9% in first quarter amid coronavirus outbreak http://shinenewstop.mihanblog.com/post/1623 <p>Goldman Sachs said on Tuesday that China’s economy will likely shrink 9% in the first quarter, underscoring how the coronavirus has disrupted normal business activities, while China reported an uptick in new cases of the disease, most of them imported.To get more <b><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.shine.cn/biz/economy/">Shanghai economy news</a></b>, you can visit shine news official website.<br> Goldman cut its estimate for China’s first-quarter gross domestic product growth to a 9% contraction, from a previous forecast of 2.5% growth, citing “strikingly weak” economic data in January and February that was reported on Monday. It also lowered its full-year GDP forecast to 3% growth from an earlier estimate of 5.5%.</p> <p>For the fourth straight day, imported coronavirus cases in China outnumbered cases of local transmission.</p> <p>The rising risk of imported cases has prompted some parts of the country to tighten monitoring of foreign travelers, and the Chinese foreign ministry on Tuesday advised its citizens to avoid travel to high-risk countries.</p> <p>Mainland China had 21 new confirmed cases on Monday, the National Health Commission said, up from 16 a day earlier. Of the new cases, 20 involved infected travelers from abroad.</p> <p>Raising further concerns about spread of the disease, a man recently returned from Spain has tested positive for the virus - despite showing no symptoms - and has been put under observation and into quarantine, according to a statement on the website of the city of Mianyang, Sichuan.</p> <p>An additional 25 passengers who had shared a flight with the man and two of his family members have also been subject to quarantine, the statement said.</p> <p>In contrast to the growing number of imported cases, mainland China had only one case of locally transmitted infection on Monday, in Wuhan, capital of central Hubei province where the flu-like disease appeared in humans late last year.</p> <p>The capital Beijing accounted for nine of the imported new cases even as it imposed tough restrictions to screen out and isolate infections coming from abroad.</p> <p>Beijing Capital International Airport has cordoned off a special zone for all international flights, with all disembarking passengers required to submit to health checks.</p> <p>Transit passengers were sent to their connecting flights, while non-transit passengers were shuttled to a nearby processing venue from which they were dispatched to designated places for compulsory 14-day quarantine.</p> <p>Beijing also closed its new Daxing airport to international flights and redirected them to the older Capital International Airport in the northeast of the city, in order to contain any new infections in one facility.</p> text/html 2020-03-21T07:37:12+01:00 shinenewstop.mihanblog.com shinenewstop shinenewstop 2019 National Test of the Emergency Alert System to Be Conducted http://shinenewstop.mihanblog.com/post/1621 FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Aug. 7, 2019 at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed.To get more news about <b><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.estar-eassystem.com">eas tag</a></b>, you can visit estar-eassystem news official website.<br> This is the fifth EAS nationwide test. Previous EAS national tests were conducted in November 2011, September 2016 and 2017, and October 2018, in collaboration with the FCC, radio and televisions stations, and emergency management officials.<br> The intent of this year’s test is to evaluate the readiness of the national alerting capability in the absence of internet connectivity. The 2019 test will begin with broadcast of the national test message from radio stations, called Primary Entry Point or PEP stations, that participate with FEMA in the National Public Warning System, a component of the IPAWS. Other radio and television broadcast and cable stations in each state that monitor PEP stations will receive and broadcast the test message so that within minutes the test message should be presented by all radio and television, cable, wireline service providers and direct broadcast satellite service providers nationwide.<br> The EAS is a national public warning system that provides the President with the communications capability to address the nation during a national emergency. The test is made available to EAS participants (i.e., radio and television broadcasters, cable systems, satellite radio and television providers, and wireline video providers) and is scheduled to last approximately one minute.<br> The audio test message will be similar to regular monthly EAS test messages with which the public is familiar: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Emergency Alert System. This system was developed by broadcast and cable operators in voluntary cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Communications Commission, and local authorities to keep you informed in the event of an emergency. If this had been an actual emergency an official message would have followed the tone alert you heard at the start of this message. No action is required.” The text displayed at the top or center of television screens will read: “A Primary Entry Point system has issued a National Periodic Test for all of the United States beginning at 2:20 PM and ending at 2:50 PM.<br> Significant coordination has been conducted with EAS participants and emergency managers in preparation for this test. The test is intended to ensure public safety officials have the methods and systems that will deliver urgent alerts and warnings to the public in times of an emergency or disaster. text/html 2020-03-21T07:23:42+01:00 shinenewstop.mihanblog.com shinenewstop shinenewstop FEMA Runs Nationwide Test of Emergency Alert System http://shinenewstop.mihanblog.com/post/1620 <p>The EAS is a public warning system that allows the president to address the nation during a national emergency.To get more news about <b><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.estar-eassystem.com">security tag</a></b>, you can visit estar-eassystem news official website.</p> <p>At the beginning of the test, radio stations that participate with FEMA in the National Public Warning System will broadcast the national test message. Within minutes, radio, television, cable, wireline service providers and direct broadcast satellite service providers will broadcast the message. The test will not occur on phones.</p> <p>The audio test message will be similar to the EAS tests that most people are familiar with:</p> <p>“This is a test of the National Emergency Alert System. This system was developed by broadcast and cable operators in voluntary cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Communications Commission, and local authorities to keep you informed in the event of an emergency. If this had been an actual emergency an official message would have followed the tone alert you heard at the start of this message. No action is required.”</p> <p>This is the fifth test of the EAS. FEMA ran the test in November 2011, September 2016 and 2017, and October 2018.</p> text/html 2020-03-21T07:12:51+01:00 shinenewstop.mihanblog.com shinenewstop shinenewstop Electronic Article Surveillance System (EAS) Market Opportunities http://shinenewstop.mihanblog.com/post/1619 <p>Due to increasing shoplifting cases in supermarkets, the retail industry has suffered a huge loss in terms of both products as well as revenue. Therefore, the market for electronic article surveillance system is growing due to demand from the retail industry in order to curb the shop-lifting by connecting products with electronic tags that can help identify person stealing a tagged product. Market Research Future (MRFR) has published a research report about the global electronic article surveillance system market that estimates growth for this market at 3% CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) during the forecast period between 2016 and 2025. By value, the market has been figured to be worth the US $ 2.02 bn by the end of the forecast period.To get more news about <b><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.estar-eassystem.com">eas system</a></b>, you can visit estar-eassystem news official website.</p> <p>The vital factor helping the electronic article surveillance system market to proceed towards growth is the growing demand for electronic article surveillance system by the retail industry. Other factors contributing to the market growth include technological advancement, growing incidents of shoplifting, and growing security concern at supermarkets. However, the increased competition among the manufacturers and constantly evolving technologies can hamper market growth.</p> <p>Key Players</p> <p>The key players in the global electronic article surveillance system market include All-Tag Corporation (USA), Checkpoint Systems (USA), Gunnebo Gateway (Sweden), Hangzhou Century Co. Ltd. (China), Ketec (USA), Nedap (The Netherlands), Sentry Technology (USA), Tyco International Ltd (Ireland), and Universal Surveillance System (USA).</p> <p>Segments</p> <p>The global Electronic Article Surveillance System (EAS) Market has been segmented on the basis of application, type, and lastly, region. The application-based segmentation segments this market into clothing &amp; fashion accessories, cosmetics/pharmacy, supermarkets &amp; large grocery and others. During the forecast period, supermarket &amp; large grocery segment is expected to grow at 4.38 % CAGR. By type, the market has been segmented into the hard tag, soft tag, deactivator or detacher, and detection system. During the forecast period, Soft tag segment is growing at approximately 4.43% CAGR.</p> <p>The regional segmentation of the global electronic article surveillance system market has segmented the market into the regional markets known as China, Europe, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, USA, and rest of the world (RoW). During the forecast period, China is expected to be the leading regional market, and it is expected to grow at 4.45% CAGR due to the presence of a large number of companies in China.</p> <p>Europe is the second largest regional market, and by the end of the forecast period, it is expected to be worth the US $ 423.2 mn. Due to the early adoption of technology, the USA is expected to register slow growth during the forecast period. By the end of the forecast period, as a regional market, the USA is expected to grow at 3.72% CAGR. During the forecast period, Korea is expected to grow at 3.19% CAGR whereas Taiwan is expected to grow at 2.60% CAGR. Both of these countries have decent technological advancement. Japan is a technologically advanced country. During the forecast period, the market can be expected to be stable in this country.</p> text/html 2020-03-21T07:06:56+01:00 shinenewstop.mihanblog.com shinenewstop shinenewstop EAS Systems Market 2019 Global Industry Forecasts Analysis http://shinenewstop.mihanblog.com/post/1618 <p>Global “EAS Systems Market” 2019 Industry Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Global EAS Systems industry. Moreover, the research report categorizes the global EAS Systems market by top players/brands, region, type, and end-user. This report also studies the global EAS Systems market status, competition landscape, market share, growth rate, future trends, market drivers, opportunities and challenges, sales channels and distributors.To get more news about <b><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.estar-eassystem.com">eas tag</a></b>, you can visit estar-eassystem news official website.</p> <p>Electronic article surveillance (EAS) is a technological method for preventing shoplifting from retail stores, pilferage of books from libraries or removal of properties from office buildings. Special tags are fixed to merchandise or books. These tags are removed or deactivated by the clerks when the item is properly bought or checked out. At the exits of the store, a detection system sounds an alarm or otherwise alerts the staff when it senses active tags. Some stores also have detection systems at the entrance to the restrooms that sound an alarm if someone tries to take unpaid merchandise with them into the restroom. For high-value goods that are to be manipulated by the patrons, wired alarm clips called spider wrap may be used instead of tags.<br> Currently, there are many producing companies in the world EAS System industry, especially in North America and Europe. The main market players are Tyco Retail Solutions, Checkpoint Systems, Nedap, Universal Surveillance Systems, Gunnebo Gateway, SenTech, Hangzhou Century Co., Ltd, WGSPI, Sentry Technology, All Tag and Amersec s.r.o. sold in Mexico region. EAS System used in Retail industry including Clothing andFashion Accessories, Cosmetics/Pharmacy, Supermarkets and Large Grocery and Others. Report data showed that 39.61% of the EAS System market demand in Supermarkets and Large Grocery, 26.48% in Clothing andFashion Accessories, and 18.19% in Cosmetics/Pharmacy in Mexico region in 2016.There are four kinds’ productions constituting the EAS System, which are Hard Tag, Soft Tag, Deactivator or Detacher and Detection system. Detection system is important in the EAS System, with a consumption revenue market share nearly 44.24% in 2016.Briefly speaking, in the next few years, EAS System industry will still be a relative highly energetic industry. Sales of EAS System have brought a lot of opportunities, there will more companies enter into this industry, especially in developing countries.The worldwide market for EAS Systems is expected to grow at a CAGR of roughly xx% over the next five years, will reach xx million US$ in 2024, from xx million US$ in 2019, according to a new Market Research study.This report focuses on the EAS Systems in global market, especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa. This report categorizes the market based on manufacturers, regions, type and application.</p> <p>The Global EAS Systems market 2019 research provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Global EAS Systems market analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status. Development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost structures are also analyzed. This report also states import/export consumption, supply and demand Figures, cost, price, revenue and gross margins. For top companies in United States, European Union and China, this report investigates and analyzes the production, value, price, market share and growth rate for the top manufacturers, key data from 2014 to 2019.</p> <p>Global EAS Systems Industry 2019 Market Research Report is providing exclusive vital statistics, data, information, trends and competitive landscape details in this niche sector.</p> text/html 2020-03-21T06:59:04+01:00 shinenewstop.mihanblog.com shinenewstop shinenewstop Emergency Alert System (EAS) http://shinenewstop.mihanblog.com/post/1617 <p>The Emergency Alert System is a national public warning system commonly used by state and local authorities to deliver important emergency information, such as weather and AMBER alerts, to affected communities over television and radio. Emergency Alert System participants – radio and television broadcasters, cable systems, satellite radio and television providers, and wireline video providers – deliver state and local alerts on a voluntary basis, but they are required to deliver Presidential alerts, which enable the President to address the public during a national emergency. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the FCC work collaboratively to maintain the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts, which are the two main components of the national public warning system. Authorized federal, state, and local authorities create the alerts that are transmitted through the system.To get more news about <b><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.estar-eassystem.com">security tag</a></b>, you can visit estar-eassystem news official website.</p> <p>The majority of Emergency Alert System alerts originate from the National Weather Service in response to severe weather events, but an increasing number of alerts are being sent by state, local, territorial, and tribal authorities.<br> What is the FCC's role in the Emergency Alert System?</p> <p>The FCC's establishes performance standards for Emergency Alert System participants, procedures for participants to follow in the event the system is activated, and testing requirements for participants. The FCC does not create or transmit alerts.</p> text/html 2020-03-21T06:50:21+01:00 shinenewstop.mihanblog.com shinenewstop shinenewstop Authorities warn of TikTok viral video challenge that’s causing fires http://shinenewstop.mihanblog.com/post/1616 <p>Fire officials in Massachusetts are warning about an alarming new trend on social media.To get more <b><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.shine.cn/video/">viral video news</a></b>, you can visit shine news official website.</p> <p>High school students are using a penny, a charger, and an outlet in the latest dangerous challenge that has now gone viral on the video app TikTok.</p> <p>When students plug in a cell phone charger into a wall outlet and then drop a penny behind it, the reaction causes it to short out and in some cases, cause a fire.</p> <p>The Massachusetts State Fire Marshal’s Office sent a YouTube video out to Fire Departments warning them about the new trend.</p> <p>The latest fire was Tuesday at Plymouth North High School but there has also been a similar incident in Holden. Charges have also been filed against a student at Westford Academy.</p> <p>“The electricity propels the charger and the coin, molten metal at this point, outward,” Chief Ed Bradley of the Plymouth Fire Department said. “It could easily get you in the face, in the eye, cause blindness or your clothing to catch on fire.”</p> <p>Firefighters warn this could potentially be deadly and cause a fire in the wall that goes undetected until it’s too late.</p> <p>They are asking parents watching these videos to speak to their children about the real risks of doing something they see on social media.</p> text/html 2020-03-21T06:43:54+01:00 shinenewstop.mihanblog.com shinenewstop shinenewstop How to Make Your Videos Go Viral http://shinenewstop.mihanblog.com/post/1615 <p>Gone are the days where a great video can go viral on its own. With billions of videos on YouTube and other video sites, how can you get yours to go viral?To get more about <b><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.shine.cn/video/">breaking news videos</a></b>, you can visit shine news official website.</p> <p>Here are tips and advice on how to get the most out of viral marketing campaigns using video promotions to get your business branded, noticed, and gone viral.</p> <p>The term “viral” describes the way a message can become self-replicating as it is picked up and repeated across the Internet.</p> <p>What is Internet-based viral marketing?<br> Definition: The exploitation of Internet media and online social networks to promote brand awareness and recognition, or to meet other specific sales, marketing, or publicity objectives.</p> <p>The term “viral” describes the way a message can become self-replicating as it is picked up and repeated across the Internet.</p> <p>How Viral Marketing Works<br> Viral marketing harnesses the power of the Internet by identifying and delivering a marketing message to online communities and individuals that have a high Social Networking Potential (SNP) in hope that the message will be (replicated) passed along.</p> <p>What Makes Something go Viral?<br> Anything that strikes a chord with enough people with high SNP to pass it along to others has the potential to go viral. Viral marketing increases the chances of a message going viral by purposely and strategically mass promoting a message.</p> <p>Can Any Video go Viral<br> Sorry, no.</p> <p>But the right marketing approach and use of modern technology to share your video globally can greatly increase the chances of your video being view – and shared.</p> <p>The operative word in all successful viral campaigns is “shared.” The more people who share your video, the more likely it will go viral.Remember, the word “viral” refers to self-replicating. If people are not sharing your video (replicating), it will never truly go viral.</p> text/html 2020-03-21T06:13:24+01:00 shinenewstop.mihanblog.com shinenewstop shinenewstop How to Define a ‘Viral’ Video? http://shinenewstop.mihanblog.com/post/1614 <p>For example, if I selected the videos with the most views of all time, then you’d see that 23 out of the top 25 videos were music videos and you’d also see “Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee” at the top of the list with 6.1 billion views.To get more news about <b><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.shine.cn/video/">latest viral video</a></b>, you can visit shine news official website.</p> <p>But, what valuable lesson can marketers learn from that? Um, advertise on music videos by Latin artists?</p> <p>Next, I realized that “views” is not an accurate measure of “virality,” at least not by itself.</p> <p>For example, “views” can be bought. Now, I’m not just talking about purchasing views from a third party to artificially inflate your view count. I’m also talking about using advertising to promote your video.</p> <p>Hey, this second option is perfectly legit – and YouTube encourages it in order to beef up its own advertising revenue.But, what helpful tip can marketers take away from that? Ah, only work with the 25 brands that have the biggest ad budgets?</p> <p>Third, I figured out that “all time” is a problematic criteria.In July 2006, 63 million people worldwide visited YouTube, according to the first comScore data published about the video-sharing site.</p> <p>Today, nearly 2 billion logged-in users visit YouTube each month. So, any list of the top viral videos of “all time” is going to be heavily tilted in favor of videos that were uploaded more recently.</p> <p>So what’s the moral of that story?</p> <p>Err, history doesn’t teach us any practical lessons that we can use today?</p> <p>That’s why my list below of the top 25+ viral videos of all time excludes major label music videos. It also uses “engagements” – a combination of comments, shares, and likes – as well as “views” to ensure that videos have “gone viral” the old fashioned way: They’ve earned it.</p> <p>And, although the very first video, “Me at the zoo,” was uploaded to YouTube on April 23, 2005, it wasn’t made public until May 29 of that year, which is the date the video-sharing site considers its birthday.</p> <p>So, I selected two of the top viral videos from each year over 13 of the past 14 years to give marketers an idea of how viral videos have evolved and the process of “going viral” has mutated over time.Hopefully, this will provide marketers with more than 25 useful, valuable, and practical lessons that they can use this month, this week, today.</p> text/html 2020-01-08T09:25:22+01:00 shinenewstop.mihanblog.com shinenewstop shinenewstop HOW PING-PONG DIPLOMACY BROKE THE MOLD http://shinenewstop.mihanblog.com/post/1613 In "Footprint", a series of stories recalling important examples of China interacting with the rest of the world, we follow the path the country has taken in the past seven decades.To get more <b><a href="https://www.shine.cn/news/metro/1812267263/">ping pong diplomacy</a></b>, you can visit shine news official website. <br> <br>On April 7, 1971, the last day of competition at the 31st World Table Tennis Championships in the Japanese city of Nagoya, Connie Sweeris, the reigning United States champion, was called to a team meeting. <br> <br>"We were told that we had been invited to visit China," she said. "But no American had been allowed into China for 22 years."Three days later, Sweeris was looking from a train window at an extended patchwork of rice paddies, dotted by men carrying buckets of water hanging from poles across their shoulders. <br> <br>The train was taking Sweeris and her teammates - a party of 15, including nine players - from Hong Kong to Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, where they would start a weeklong visit to China. <br> <br>What the young athlete did not fully realize at the time was that history was unfolding, and she was part of it. Then-US president Richard Nixon would visit China in February 1972, followed two months later by a reciprocal tour of the US by a Chinese table tennis team. <br> <br>This period in history, known as ping-pong diplomacy, is even referenced in the 1994 hit Hollywood movie Forrest Gump, in which the lead character develops an aptitude for the sport and joins the US Army team before eventually competing against Chinese athletes on a goodwill tour. <br> <br>The catalyst for the historic events of 1972 was a dramatic meeting between flamboyant US player Glenn Cowan and Chinese competitor and three-time world champion Zhuang Zedong. <br> <br>In Nagoya one afternoon, Cowan was practicing with a Chinese player when he realized he was too late to catch his team's bus. Instead, he took the Chinese team's bus. Zhuang rose from his seat at the back to greet Cowan and presented him with a silk-screen portrait of the Huangshan mountain range in Anhui province. <br> <br>Later, when Cowan and Zhuang got off the bus, they found themselves in the media spotlight. Asked by a journalist whether he wanted to go to China, Cowan replied, "Of course!"In a television interview in 2002, Zhuang recalled how he hesitated before approaching Cowan on the bus, and how he fumbled in his bag to find the gift. Cowan did his own share of fumbling, but was only able to come up with a comb. <br> <br>Sweeris, now 72, said: "I was on the US team when this happened. Glenn told us he was so excited to have met Zhuang, the world's greatest table tennis player, but felt bad about not having a decent gift. He went out the very next day and bought his new friend a T-shirt bearing the words 'Let There Be Peace'." <br> <br>Sweeris, like most people, was unaware of the deliberations taking place at national level for the trip, but recalls vividly the hectic preparations. <br> <br>"We had to get permission from the US government. Our passports, which bore the words 'You cannot enter Communist mainland China', were taken to the US embassy to have the sentence struck out with a black marker pen," she said. text/html 2020-01-08T09:12:29+01:00 shinenewstop.mihanblog.com shinenewstop shinenewstop The Perfectly Preserved 2,000-yr-old Chinese Sword without a Single Trace of Rust http://shinenewstop.mihanblog.com/post/1612 In the Hubei Provincial Museum, located in Hubei Province in eastern central China, a perfectly preserved bronze sword from the Fifth century BC is displayed among the permanent collections.To get more <b><a href="https://www.shine.cn/feature/art-culture/1811114905/">sword of goujian</a></b>, you can visit shine news official website. <br> <br>The sword was discovered in 1965 during an archaeological excavation at the Zhang River Reservoir in Jingzhou. Nearly fifty tombs were found, yielding over 2,000 artifacts, among them the Sword of Goujian. <br> <br>The weapon is 22 inches long with a repeating dark-colored pattern of rhombi engraved into the blade and is inlaid with turquoise.Embellished over the pattern are Chinese characters that, according to My Modern Met, translate to “King of Yue” and “made this sword for [his] personal use.” Most historians believe the sword belonged to Goujian, the King of the Chu State during the Zhou dynasty. <br> <br>The sheath is made of lacquered wood and was found to be virtually airtight, which was probably a major factor in keeping the blade untarnished in the 2,000 years it lay in the damp environment of the king’s tomb.The grip is bound with silk, and the pommel is designed with eleven circles. The blade is made mostly of copper and tin and is as razor sharp as it was when the king held it in his hands. <br> <br>The Epoch Times tells the story of Goujian, the owner of the sword. During the early reign of Goujian in the fifth century BC, the State of Yue was in a precarious position. A neighboring state, Wu, had conquered the Chu Kingdom and focused its sights on Yue. Goujian had just inherited the throne, and the State was in disarray.Helü, the King of Chu and Wu, wasted no time in attacking Goujian’s army which was led by Goujian himself. Although he was outnumbered and outgunned, Goujian succeeded in cornering Helü, and a duel was set. Goujian’s youth gave him an advantage and Helü was killed as his troops retreated. <br> <br>Helü’s son, Fuchai, then became King of Wu, and he could never forgive Goujian for the death of his father. After rebuilding his army, he attacked the Yue State. Unable to work his way out of this fight, Goujian surrendered.He, his wife, and his right-hand man, Fan Li, were enslaved by Fuchai, and one of Fuchai’s advisors, Wen Zhong, took over the ruling position of Yue. During the three years of Goujian’s captivity, Fuchai’s attitude of self-importance grew exponentially. text/html 2020-01-08T08:54:24+01:00 shinenewstop.mihanblog.com shinenewstop shinenewstop The Chinese Market for Indoor Air Quality http://shinenewstop.mihanblog.com/post/1611 <p>This report is confined to covering IAQ issues at residential homes, commercial buildings and light industrial properties, schools and hospitals in China. It does not discuss IAQ issues relevant to heavy industry and manufacturing environments, nor does it cover IAQ issues, practices, equipment and regulations concerning confined spaces or aircraft.To get more <b><a href="https://www.shine.cn/biz/economy/1910043193/">chinese market</a></b>, you can visit shine news official website.</p> <p>It does, however, discuss the equipment and services that are most relevant to private homes, office buildings, retail establishments, schools and healthcare facilities in great detail. The equipment covered includes air cleaners, HVAC equipment, HVAC replacement filters and IAQ instrumentation. Environmental services, such as consulting and remediation and recovery, are also specifically noted.</p> <p>The report first covers trends and information related to the overall Chinese IAQ market. It then discusses the equipment subcategory of the industry and breaks it down into sections regarding each type of equipment. It then covers the consulting and testing industry subcategory and the environmental services industry subcategory. Technologies, trends, market value and growth are discussed for each subcategory.</p> <p>From there, the report covers the end-use markets, including residential dwellings, commercial buildings, schools and hospitals. Each setting is discussed in detail, including specific contaminants, problems and solutions, as well as the types of equipment and services appropriate to each location. The next section discusses the Chinese IAQ market by both region and city. The final chapter highlights several important market strategies.</p> text/html 2020-01-02T11:38:13+01:00 shinenewstop.mihanblog.com shinenewstop shinenewstop Too Many VPNs Put Our Privacy And Security At Risk http://shinenewstop.mihanblog.com/post/1609 <p>Too Many VPNs Put Our Privacy And Security At Risk</p><p>Virtual private networks: they help you sidestep geographical media restrictions, and they keep your web browsing private, right? Well, not always, because even if the best VPNs add a welcome layer of security to our web setups, cybersecurity experts are warning that there are just as many VPN applications that expose their trusting users to surveillance and cyberattacks.<a href="https://www.ritavpn.com/" data-mce-href="https://www.ritavpn.com/">unblock websites</a><br data-mce-bogus="1"></p><p>According to a broad range of specialists, many free and mobile VPNs on the market use unsafe protocols and log user activity, while even good virtual private networks can't always guarantee to protect their users from the prying eyes of a jealous government or its intelligence agencies. That's why it's vitally important that we not only choose the most reliable and robust VPNs available, but that we also learn how to configure and run them to their full potential. Otherwise, we may find ourselves in a similar situation to users of Fortigate and Pulse Secure, two VPNs which were targeted by cyberattackers last month.</p><p>Normally, VPNs are very useful and dependable tools, with 30% of all internet users employing a VPN at least once a month. "Generally speaking, a modern online VPN is a service that is designed to encrypt your entire computer's traffic and at the same time hide your identity by routing your (now encrypted) traffic through one or more anonymous routers," explains Yaniv Balmas, the head of cyber research at Check Point. "Assuming that the VPN provider uses up-to-date encryption methods and frequently changes its routing points, this service should provide a secure and robust service."<br> However, Balmas adds that "the devil lies in the details," with poorly implemented virtual private networks causing "more harm than good for its users." In fact, the scale of the problem is actually more extensive than most people realise, because in many cases VPNs–and particularly free and/or mobile VPNs–not only don't work as advertised, but also leave users open to viruses and privacy violations.</p><p>"We tested the top 150 free VPN Android apps and found that many had serious security flaws and performance issues," warns Callum Tennent, a VPN expert and the site editor . Referring to a study his website conducted in February, Tennent alarmingly reveals that 18% of the tested VPNs contained potential malware or viruses, 85% featured excessive permissions or functions that could put a user's privacy at risk, and 25% exposed a user's traffic to DNS leaks and other leaks.<br> And it's not just free Android VPN apps that have a problem, because a companion study examining the top 20 VPN apps for iPhones and Android devices also turned up very similar results. Most disturbingly, Tennent points outs that "59% [of the tested VPNs] had links to China, despite its strict ban on VPNs and its notorious internet surveillance regime. Many of these explicitly shared data with Chinese third parties."</p><p>Some of the most well-known VPNs covered in the two studies include apps that have been downloaded anything from a million to 50 million times, such as Hotspot Shield Free, SuperVPN, Hi VPN, Turbo VPN, Snap VPN, X-VPN, and VPN Proxy Master. For instance, despite having witnessed five million downloads as of February, a VPN called Ultrasurf tested positive for potential malware, as well as for risky functions, such as taking the last known location of the host device (although Ultrasurf's developers denied the validity of these detections).</p><p>In other words, a large number of free or cheap VPNs may be doing the exact opposite of what we expect from them, collecting and exposing our data rather than hiding it.</p><p>In some cases, a VPN isn't simply inadequate, but rather actively malicious. As Avast's Jonathan Lemmonier notes, "Fake VPN services, especially the free ones, can also be set up as honeypots to collect all of a user’s data, to deliver malware, and to spy on people (see Facebook’s Onavo VPN service). Remember: a VPN, in many cases, is just an ISP that you choose. They now have access to all of your online data."</p><p>Of course, it would be bad enough if only free and untested VPNs had severe privacy issues. But the thing is, even when we're using a highly reputable and well-developed VPN, we're still not entirely safe from intrusions into our virtual privacy. And this will be of particular concern to journalists, dissidents, radicals, whistleblowers or anyone else who doesn't want a national government keeping tabs on them.</p><p>"Your ISP can see you connecting to an IP address owned by a VPN service and the fact that your software is connecting to ports associated with VPN activity," says Jake Moore, a cybersecurity specialist for ESET. "Therefore, the government will be allowed access to this data via a warrant if necessary, but not be able to decipher any that is encrypted."<br> When comes to the issue of online privacy and security, we suggest to use a VPN, and our recommendation is RitaVPN.Qwer432<br> https://www.ritavpn.com/blog/how-to-stay-safe-and-anonymous-on-adult-sites-with-a-vpn/<br> https://www.ritavpn.com/blog/how-to-check-if-your-vpn-is-leaking-your-ip-address/<br> https://www.ritavpn.com/blog/how-to-permanently-delete-your-facebook-account/</p>