Many people would have figured that print units would sell less because of lockdown due to COVID-19. That has not been the case as print units saw an increase in the first half of 2020.
Print units saw an increase of 2.8% in the first half of 2020 compared to the same period of time in 2019 according to NPD BookScan. 322.1 million print copies were sold during the first half of 2020 which is up from 313.5 million units sold during first half of last year.
Introduction: With such a huge percentage of customers, it becomes your responsibility to manage your customer support channel – using the right tools and in the most efficient manner. Contact center software is a huge step in this direction.
Contact center as a service is available for businesses of all sizes. It has now become an integral tool for businesses looking to communicate effectively with their customers and thereby build a loyal customer base.
A business laptop is a computer specially constructed to tolerate heavier workload and prolonged usage, making it particularly ideal for business work. They are built stronger, lighter, and are more efficient for rougher times and hectic situations. Some of them are also more secure and tougher than regular laptops for personal usage because a business laptop has more confidential files and cannot be afforded to be broken easily.
Many of our youth today are being drawn to Marxism/Communism which has never succeeded anywhere it has been tried. Cuba and Venezuela are great examples of how a free, rich country can go into poverty with dictatorial control so quickly. Today the US is the most free and the richest nation on earth. I am sure you have heard the definition of “insanity”:“Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome.” Maybe we all should learn from history and the Bible!:Proverbs 14:12 and 16:25“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” When something is repeated in the Bible we should take it very seriously!
A home is a serious investment that lasts a lifetime for most people. This is what makes the decision-making process so intense and complex. So many things go into what makes a home truly home. The features, neighborhood, amenities, and value are all parts of what determines whether or not a home is truly meant for you. Here are some tips on how you can find the right custom home for you:
The IRS today reminds taxpayers who took advantage of the People First Initiative tax relief and did not make previously owed tax payments between March 25 to July 15 that they need to restart their payments.
As the IRS continues to reopen its operations across the country, taxpayers who were in payment agreements and skipped any payments from March 25 and July 15 should start paying again to avoid penalties and possible default on their agreements.
The biggest advantage of the internet is that it is always open for business. Regardless of stay-at-home restrictions and shut-downs, people have been able to acquire information, supplies and just about every other essential service they need thanks to the web in 2020. The coronavirus has impacted virtually every industry and cost businesses millions of dollars in revenue; the natural response may be to scale back marketing efforts in an effort to preserve the existing budget, but SEOand digital strategy is more important than ever during COVID-19.
Today businesses are facing the threat of network attacks that can access their confidential data and misuse them. This can go heavy on the pockets of the organization. Cybersecurity is not a concern limited to only the business giants but also small and medium scale enterprises. IoT application development company has to take into account this as a priority during any system design. To understand these concerns and avoid them, the 10 topmost security issues faced by businesses are:
Mixed Content issues occur when a website data is loaded on both HTTPS and HTTP connections. When an existing HTTP site is secured by installing SSL (Secure Socket Layers) certificate and switched over to HTTPS; all contents, videos, links should be properly loaded to HTTPS. Many times it may happen that a site has a few links or pages of HTTP attached to it, though the whole site is moved to HTTPS.
As the tax-filing deadline fast approaches, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers with limited English proficiency and who have yet to file their 2019 tax returns that there are a variety of ways to get help and information in languages other than English.
“Providing additional materials in more languages to help taxpayers is a priority for the IRS,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “These resources are just a start for the IRS. In the months ahead, we will be working to add more material on IRS.gov. We also continue to work with our partners in the tax community to help translate and share more tax materials into different languages. For example, we are extremely proud to have material related to Economic Impact Payments translated into more than 30 different languages with the help of our partners.”
To get information in one of these languages, taxpayers can click on the language dropdown tab at the top of IRS.gov pages. The tab displays the current language selection and other languages a taxpayer can choose to view translated content. IRS.gov pages translated into one or more languages also have links to available translations on the right side of the page, just below the title.
Free IRS2Go app for use on Apple and Android devices, English and Spanish
Watch out for scams targeted to non-English speakers
IRS impersonators and other scammers target people with limited access to information, including individuals not entirely comfortable with the English language. These scams are often threatening in nature and pose a major threat to these communities.
These scams frequently take the form of a “robocall” (a text-to-speech recorded message with instructions for returning the call), but in some cases may be made by an actual person. These con artists may have some personal data, including the taxpayer’s address, the last four digits of their Social Security number, among other things – making the calls seem more legitimate.
One common IRS impersonation scam involves the taxpayer receiving a telephone call threatening jail time, deportation or revocation of a driver’s license from someone claiming to be with the IRS. Taxpayers who are recent immigrants to the United States often are the most vulnerable and should ignore these threats and not engage the scammers.
People should watch out for scams using email, phone calls or texts related to the payments. Be careful and cautious: The IRS will not send unsolicited electronic communications asking people to open attachments, visit a website or share personal or financial information.
One of the most commonly described emergency shelters to construct is the lean-to, probably because its simple design is relatively easy to accomplish. If you happen to get lost or broken down in the middle of nowhere with no supplies, a functional long-term survival shelter against cold, rain, wind or sunburn can be created using available resources.
For over a year now we have been discussing the unethical behavior of hundreds of thousands of 3rd party sellers on sites such as Amazon, Walmart and eBay who pay large scale review companies to post fake 5-star reviews on their products (and fake 1-star reviews on their competitors products) to improve their chances of fooling the average person into believing their products are better than they actually are.
Let’s look at things and assess the situation. Links are provided. We don’t want you to miss them. They are important, this isn’t CNN. Here is how the US Federal Government defines Domestic Terrorism: 18 U.S.C. § 2331 – U.S. Code – Unannotated Title 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure §.
There have been many wars in history. Today war has no purpose. Border disputes between nations still exist. India and Pakistan sometimes fight over Kashmir. China and India clash again over the LAC border. LAC border is Line of Actual Control separating Eastern Ladakh and Aksai Chin in the Demchok sector between India and China about which the two countries fought a brief war in 1962.
The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged members of the military and their families to learn more about the special tax benefits available to them as the July 15 tax filing season deadline approaches.
Most military bases offer free tax preparation and filing assistance during the tax filing season. Some also offer free tax help after the July tax filing deadline. Some of these programs may be impacted by the current COVID-19 so it’s best to check first.
The Russian Ministry of Communications has suggested using data on the geolocation of smartphones of specific users to track individuals who have been in contact with those infected with coronavirus. This draft law is published on the portal of draft normative legal acts of Russia.
Are you fed up of asking money from your parents again and again and want to earn some pocket money? Teenagers these days are brilliant, they know various ways through which they can make money along with their studies.
Although there are numerous ways and platforms through which teenagers can earn money online like blogging, creating youtube videos, playing games, earn points and get free stuff etc. But if you are still looking for something which could get you some extra earnings? Or if you are fed up with checking out all the methods to earn money and always looking for something desirable?
Now we are seeing a lot of people protest Rowling by not buying her books, stores not selling her books, and websites denouncing her altogether. Rowling deserves all the criticism thrown her way. However, Harry Potter books should not suffer the same fate even though many people want to cancel Rowling. Her books mean a lot to many people and are a part of many good memories for a lot of people.
More is known today about Corona virus than in its beginning. There are three medicines available for general anti-viral use Hydro-Chloroquine, Remdesvir, and Cerdelga. Dexamethasome a cheap steroid is being used in hospitals. Plasma is still in the research phase. A vaccine is on the way. Bureaucracy still is slowing down the process of treatment.
Russia voted July 1st on the constitutional amendments that were proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in the beginning of the year. Over 70% of Russian citizens voted in favor of the changes. However, ballot tampering was observed in certain areas. of Russia.
The world is moving at lightning speed from legacy enterprise software to SOA, SaaS integration and APIs, compelled by the power of convention over configuration and the promise of agility and operational efficiency. Yet most businesses face a widening divergence between the IT infrastructure demanded by emerging business needs and the infrastructure they’ve built up over generations.
The European Commission has conditionally approved the antiviral medication remdesiver as a treatment for COVID-19. Earlier, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended that remdesivir be approved for the treatment of patients over 12 years of age who suffer from COVID-19 and need oxygen support.
From our pandemic-induced quarantine, to the protests of police brutality leading to riots and violence the nation’s cities, it is clear that America is having a “moment.” But what kind of moment? And what lasting impact will this moment to have on our society and our nation, even our future economic stability?
Everything is possible with proper planning and tactics. Right now, the world is rapidly shifting towards online platforms and that is the reason, there is an increase in the competition. With so many options available on the search engines, how to prompt the user to visit your online shop? How to attract them to browse your catalogues? How to make them buy products from your website? Well, these are some of the very basic questions that most of the owners of online shops have in their minds. That is why we are here to help you in boosting your reach and traffic so that you can increase your sales in an effective way!
Unclaimed income tax refunds worth more than $1.5 billion await an estimated 1.4 million individual taxpayers who did not file a 2016 federal income tax return, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
“The IRS wants to help taxpayers who are owed refunds but haven’t filed their 2016 tax returns yet,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “Time is quickly running out for these taxpayers. There’s only a three-year window to claim these refunds, and the window closes on July 15. To claim the refund, a return for tax year 2016 must be filed by July 15, 2020.”
The performance is too good and too short to benchmark properly. The income is too high to feel completely comfortable yet; when you consider we’re still in a global pandemic this story is just too good to be true, but it is. In the first roughly two months since launch, this Canadian Dogs portfolio is up over 17% (where the Dow Jones ETF is up only 7.6%).
Scientists, Bill Gates, and even screenwriters have predicted the current pandemic which is ravaging the world. At the beginning of the first episode of the 2015 comedy television series, “The Last Man on Earth,” the subtitle reads “2020 A Year After the Virus.” A wacky story about the last man on Earth, although it turns out he wasn’t the last man but follows a small group of people as they navigate a strange post-virus world; no food production, no electricity, and many times – no sanity. Bill Gates, during a speech in 2015 warned that the next event that could kill up to 10 million people on Earth wouldn’t be a war, but rather a pandemic caused by a virus. Over the last decade, many scientists have warned us about a possible catastrophic pandemic, the world’s lack of preparation, and our inability to contain an extremely infectious virus. All warnings were largely ignored, resulting in our current world situation that features the highly contagious coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), and the resulting disease called Covid 19.
The Department of the Treasury and IRS announced the tax filing and payment deadline of July 15 will not be postponed. Individual taxpayers unable to meet the July 15 due date can request an automatic extension of time to file until Oct. 15.
Due to COVID-19, the original filing deadline and tax payment due date for 2019 was postponed from April 15 to July 15.
GSearch engine optimization relates to digital marketing that is never a constant topic. Alone in the year 2020, Google has made a lot of updates in its algorithm. That includes Core algorithm updates in March and June 2020 in addition to BERT and Maverick updates. In a nutshell, whether you are an SEO expert of a business owner, you need to have knowledge of the latest SEO trends and changes Google makes in its algorithm to increase the website’s visibility.
In 1964, in Oslo Norway Dr King was awarded the Nobel Prize for great work he did which was birthed from his passion to see equality in the nation of America despite your race, color, tribe. Few people including Dr .King expected that black man could actually win the Nobel prize. It was a triumphant and an historic moment.
As the 2019 tax filing and payment deadline approaches, the IRS reminds taxpayers and businesses that 2019 income tax liabilities as well as postponed April 15 and June 15, 2020 estimated tax payments are due July 15, 2020. This postponement provided temporary tax relief in response to the COVID 19 pandemic.
As you log onto your favourite Lotto game at megalotto.com, do you ever find yourself wondering just how much money is up for grabs? Well, judging by some of the past winners from all over the world, it could be a lot more than you bargained for! Keep reading to find out about some of the most eye-watering jackpots that people have walked away with, just from buying a Lottery ticket, or two.
You’ve got to shop for groceries, take care of the kids, and everyone’s so anxious at work. On top of that, the anxieties that accompany COVID-19, like wearing masks and social distancing, are beginning to raise your blood pressure.
But even with these abnormal stressful situations, you can learn how to manage stress in life. Here are the top tips to know so you don’t let the pressure get to you.
Today is a big day for former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The Ukrainian Prosecutor General will expect Poroshenko in his office under suspicion of committing a crime under Article 109, “actions aimed at overthrowing the constitutional order.” Such a charge carries five to ten years in prison.
While many people are required to file a tax return, it’s a good idea for everyone to determine if they should file. Some people with low income are not required to file but will need to do so to get a tax refund.
The Interactive Tax Assistant – Do I Need to File a Tax Return? – will help determine if an individual is required to file a federal tax return or should file to receive a refund.
According to Russian news outlet avia.pro, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that it is time for Turkey to actively continue its military operations in Syria’s Idlib province. The publication quoted him as saying that the Turkish military will continue to fight all “terrorist organizations” that pose a threat to Turkey’s security, whether inside its borders or outside them.
I wanted to talk to you today about a charming little company opening its doors soon in Salem, Oregon called Mobile Stash, because of its core purpose of moving storage/shipping containers, for mobile storage purposes. Although this is their primary service, they can handle a wide variety of ground containers, and other moving services.
On Wednesday, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, spoke at a joint press conference with President of Poland, Andrzej Duda. During a press conference, President Trump said that the United States plans to reduce American military personnel stationed in Germany.
Ukraine is going to hold local elections in October 2020. Due to the Coronavirus, campaigns for the autumn elections must be adapted to the new norm, with coronavirus restrictions and social distancing. Therefore, it is difficult to hold a rally or a large gathering of people to convey your platform message.
In World War 2, both the Germans and the Soviets had already started using drone technology to increase their lethality on the battlefield. The Leichter Leidungsträger Goliath drone, for instance, was a mini-tank, small enough to fit underneath an enemy tank and detonate its near-200 pound explosive payload. It served two main purposes: exploit the traditional weak underbelly weakness of tanks by firing from underneath, and naturally cost far less to build than an actual tank. They had very limited range, as they were virtually limited to the line of sight of the operator. Since then, much has happened in the world of drones. First in the skies, with all major armies now using reconnaissancedrones, and even some UCAVs, but the revolution has now taken to the land.
Brazil is seeing a skyrocketing of COVID-19 cases that will surely make the traditional type of business more challenging. Brazil has had over 50,000 people die from COVID 19, and now has the second highest worldwide death toll. On Sunday, the Brazilian health ministry said an additional 641 people had died and 17,000 new infections have been added in just the last 24 hours.
It seems as though the longer the novel coronavirus circulates, the more symptoms arise. Media is consistently updating the nation with the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic and this includes the new symptom: COVID toes.
What Are COVID Toes?
The first cases of the purple lesions popping up on the feet (and sometimes hands) of COVID+ patients were announced in a press release from the General Council of Official Colleges of Podiatrists in Spain. They began noticing the purple lesions (predominantly on young people). Some already had other symptoms of COVID-19, but others got sick after the lesions were noted. Even though the lesions can show up on the hands as well, the dermatological community dubbed the lesions “COVID toes.
Alaska, our 49th state that was admitted into the union in 1959. Alaska has 5 great land regions that it is known four that you may end up. These regions are the Arctic, Inside Passage, Southwest, Southcentral, and Interior.
Arctic Coast: The Arctic coast is the home of the Inupiat people. The Inupiat community is one of the largest indigenous Eskimo groups in Utqiagvik or also known as Barrow. Barrow is the largest municipality in the world. The Arctic may be remote but it is very beautiful. When you go to the Arctic it would be good to make sure that you bring a coat. During the winter the region could be as low as -20 degrees Fahrenheit. More information about the weather and climate can be found here.
When you think of post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD, the first thing that probably comes to mind is an image of a beleaguered combat veteran ravaged by memories of war or a terrified soldier cowering from memories of a past that is all too present. You may think of an infantryman triggered into flashbacks by the sound of Fourth of July fireworks.
Another night of no sleep and as I watch the news I can not help but think, Where are our leaders and our President, as terrorists , pretending to be protesters are destroying the lives of so many innocent people. As they use their greed and treason like behavior to suit their own need to steal and beat people and destroy property, they are destroying America.
The gig economy, also called sharing or access economy, is activity where taxpayers earn income providing on-demand work, services or goods. Often, it’s through a digital platform like an app or website. While there are many types of sharing economy businesses, ride-sharing and home rentals are two of the most popular.
Anyone really believe that Minnesota Officer Derek Chauvin strangled George Floyd to death because he happened to be a black man? If so, I’ve got some palm trees to sell in Fairbanks.
Old timers remember Paul Harvey as a famous talk-show host (and author) from 20th century best known for his alluring come-on, “Now, here’s the rest of the story.” As suspected, there surely is more to the story of George Floyd’s untimely and torturous death on May 25th at the hands of Officer Derek Chauvin, that we yet know about.
The Internal Revenue Service released Notice 2020-50 (PDF) to help retirement plan participants affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus take advantage of the CARES Act provisions providing enhanced access to plan distributions and plan loans. This includes expanding the categories of individuals eligible for these types of distributions and loans (referred to as “qualified individuals”) and providing helpful guidance and examples on how qualified individuals will reflect the tax treatment of these distributions and loans on their federal income tax filings.