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2023.03.25 01:56 12nb34 (5/5) received by the ONS there is greater uncertainty in the latest figures for Scotland and Wales, while too few samples were returned in Northern Ireland to produce a new estimate. 📆 24 Mar 2023 📰 COVID-19 infections in England at highest level since start of year, final estimates reveal 🔚
COVID-19 infections in the UK have climbed to their highest level since the beginning of the year, final official estimates of the prevalence of the virus have revealed.
While the trend is uncertain in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, there are signs the virus is continuing to spread.
It marks the last time that regular estimates of COVID-19 are being published, as the long-running infection survey - dubbed "the envy of the world" due to its success in tracking the virus, has been halted.
The UK Health Security Agency said that any further monitoring of the virus will be announced after a review to ensure it is "cost-effective".
The data showed that in the week ending 13 March, an estimated 1.5 million people in private households in England were likely to have had coronavirus.
It is the highest total of COVID cases in England since the week to 3 January, when the total stood at around 2.2 million.
Due to a low number of samples received by the ONS there is greater uncertainty in the latest figures for Scotland and Wales, while too few samples were returned in Northern Ireland to produce a new estimate.
📆 24 Mar 2023 📰 COVID-19 infections in England at highest level since start of year, final estimates reveal Image https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-infections-in-england-at-highest-level-since-start-of-year-final-estimates-reveal-12841596
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2023.03.25 01:17 GeoDan_1 It’s been 3 years since I applied and 612 since the last decision. At this rate I will celebrate 4 years of waiting soon.
2023.03.25 01:09 Depressed_Kumara 30yo Facing Long Term Disability/Supported Living - Financial Advice
Kia ora team,
I won't bore you with the whine fest, TLDR: Life handed me a big stinky shit and told me to smile.
Any tips for someone who is fast spiraling about already being 10 years behind financially? (as the road to multiple diagnosis's took over 10 years only diagnosed in 2021 and 2023)
I'm genuinely concerned about long term security in terms of home ownership, or some form of engaging, meaningful work that works within my means. I'm also in the process of applying for a lump sum payout and/or weekly support from ACC on a sensitive claim they just approved, not to count my chickens before they hatch but should I take whatever payment that is and chuck it straight on a house?
Sorry I know this is very vague and general but after being told "its in your head" for 10 years, only to have arthritis eating your spine that entire time and now you're like OH LOOK everyone's married with kids and travelling the world and you're stuck in bed :D
Would appreciate any insight or advice, please be kind, if this post doesn't suit the thread just delete it.
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2023.03.25 01:05 RocketshipMico Our German car made the list.
2023.03.25 00:31 theboz14 PFML denial for Military Reserve deployment
Title states the issue.
My wife who is going on her first overseas deployment after she goes to California for 3 months and then overseas for the Navy Reserves. I put in for family leave during the summer so that I could watch my two kids, which are 5 and 7.
I can continue to work when they are in school, this year as I already worked it out with my employer for the reduced hours and I already have a plan in place when they head back to school, next year and I will be able to work my full shift.
Anyways, I put in for military service and sent my wifes orders in. I have done the same thing 4 other times when she just went to California for no more than 3 weeks at a time. So I didn't think I would have any issues, except this time I will be taking the maximum 12 weeks during the summer.
I received a denial, and I called, i had not received the letter at the time. So when I talked to the person, she said that since my wife was not going overseas, we were not eligible for family leave, lol. I told her she was going to California for a predeployment training and then for 7 months will be overseas. She still could not understand, so I just said thank you and submitted for a review. Then I called again later and wanted to ask some questions and see if I could at least find someone who understood, which again I could not.
They even told me that They could take back the previous 4 times I did receive family leave when she just went to California for training in 2021, lol.
I finally received the PDF and the reason for denial, and it stated I didn't meet the minimum requirements for leave since I did not show proof of a severe medical issue......huh.......what.....A medical issue?
So another call and another person, and this time, I tried to explain to her why I needed to take leave. I said, "What should I do with my two kids when I will need to work? Should I leave them at home. She asked me, "What do I do with them now?" I told her, " My wife makes them breakfast, gets them ready for school, and takes them to school. She then goes to work and then picks them up from I work, sometimes up to 19 hours a day depending on what needs to be fixed, and I can be on call.
So, she then realizes my wife is not active duty full time and is in the Navy Reserves. So she qualifies as she is going to active duty.....duhshe also said and I hope she is correct,, they made a mistake. No shit.
This time, I resubmitted the application, and I also made sure they understood the difference between active duty and the Reserves. Hopefully, this time, they will approve me
Does anybody else have some horror stories with family leave
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2023.03.25 00:21 BadTakeBrian Enterprise Group ($E.TO, $ETOLF.OTC): Cash Flow Machine, Deep Value, Squeeze Potential
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I should start by saying that the search for a company like Enterprise began under the following pretense: I have a bearish view of where I think broad markets are going by the end of 2023 and wanted somewhere to hide out while still maintaining the potential to double my investment under any broad market scenario.
Enterprise Group fits that bill. The Company is a niche energy service company that provides site infrastructure services to remote western Canadian production sites for pipelines, construction and oil and gas sectors in western Canada. I believe Enterprise is a fantastic and deeply overlooked company fit for retail investors (like me) who have the ability to enter a position ahead of institutions catching hold of the name. The core thesis on Enterprise is: - Low correlation to broad markets - High growth and 30% cash flow yield - Healthy balance sheet providing ~$20M in dry powder for potential non-dilutive M&A - Share buyback in place to support stock - Unique low-emission fleet of equipment to grow market share - Structural market expansion
Enterprise was founded in 2004, though as it stands today, is a much leaner and higher growth business compared to what it was in the last bull market for energy in 2008-2014. Where many competitors went out of business during the bear market between 2014-2021, Enterprise wisely divested from lower margin business units, preserved its balance sheet and due to its unique fleet of equipment – was able to maintain cash flow positive during this time. M&A is part of the corporate DNA of Enterprise and has had a successful track record on that front.
While others were still reeling from previous years downturn or still trying to repair their balance sheets in 2020/2021, Enterprise was able to utilize the strength of its balance sheet and positive cash flows to countercyclically invest into new business units to position themselves for the eventual return of energy markets we are now experiencing. A great example of this is the launch of Evolution Power in 2022, which offers a fleet of low-emission microgrids that power the entire production site with natural gas, replacing diesel generators. In doing so, EP reduces CO2 emissions by 30%
, gives Enterprise higher margins, is safer and more efficient for the customer
. As one of the few “green options” in the energy sector, they are becoming the first choice for larger oil and gas clients subject to Canada’s “heavy emitter” penalties.
The large majority of Enterprise’s sales are derived from western Canadian energy producers, with a greater share of natural gas producers compared to oil producers within its book of clients. Though Enterprise profits have less commodity risk than their actual producing clients, the Company nevertheless is derivatively exposed to energy prices (though I believe there are some factors that reduce the correlation that I will get into later). After years of producers not investing into large exploration projects due to ESG mandates, regulations and low prices, the outlook on energy markets looks extremely promising for producers and has already begun to see a notable uptick in production levels that are expected to continue for a market that looks undersupplied in years ahead.
More specifically to Enterprise’s western Canadian market, there are some very visible demand drivers on the horizon based on new pipeline capacity that provide a near certain increase in demand for services like Enterprise
. This demand is structured within tens of billions of dollars of sunk infrastructure capital to provide a roadmap of oil and gas (mostly gas) production expansion in western Canada. Beginning in 2023 with the completion of NGTL network expansion (gas) and TMX pipeline (oil), there will continue to be major new export capacity to come online nearly every year this decade
, with recent first nations LNG projects advancing on the west coast.
For Canadian gas producers, the pipelines will allow them to access higher priced Asian markets, where prices are often multiples of those received in Canada or the US. You can bet there is going to be prompt increases to production to ship whatever they can to those markets, given the preferred economics.
Enterprise just recently released their full year 2022 financials March 20, 2023, where they posted fantastic results. Rather than do a deep dive into financials today, will simply share some important highlights and suggest reviewing their financials below: (https://www.sedar.com/DisplayCompanyDocuments.do?lang=EN&issuerNo=00020838
Additional items: - Bought back 1.8M shares in 2022 - Secured US OTC listing to increase access to US investors - Renewed buyback program - Available tax losses of $0.17/share - Purchased $5.6M of new equipment - Subsequently signed one of largest contracts in company history in Jan 2023
Enterprise currently has 50.3M shares outstanding
, with another 5M options exercisable at $0.45
. Notably, management/board were buyers in the open market over the last few years and now hold over 40% of all shares outstanding
This is where I think it gets uniquely attractive for us retail investors.
Since the last energy cycle, nearly all of the research analysts that covered the sector have moved on, meaning the few analysts left covering the space are focused on large-cap players and there are none covering companies the size of Enterprise. There is a window for retail to build a position in a hugely profitable company with a tight share structure subject to a potential squeeze before institutions begin to take notice.
Finally – and maybe most importantly – 2022 saw a unique trading dynamic occur due to a large shareholder selling down their position. This shareholder accidentally accumulated a >10% ownership position, unknowingly triggering a requirement to file any purchase/sale of stock
(see sedi filings to confirm). That shareholder then spent the entire year reducing their position below 10% but because there was not a large float of shares trading hands, effectively put a ceiling on the stock the entire year and single-handedly compressed the multiple
. This does not appear to have been done with ill intent but explains why the stock bounced between a floor of around $0.38 (supported by the buyback) and $0.42 (where the shareholder was selling) despite everything going right for the company operationally. In January, the company bought back the final tranche of shares needed to get that shareholder below the 10% threshold, thereby clearing the way for share price to better track the improving cash flow of the company.
Enterprise is currently trading at a deeply discounted valuation and historically low multiple, which is ironic considering this may be the best market they've ever operated in. As a particular point of reference, a comparison below for the 2020-2022 periods for EV/EBITDA and some other metrics that could influence the deserved multiple such as growth, profitability, and credit risk. I’ve also already listed a few reasons to be bullish on their future market (pipelines coming online beginning this year), which is consistent with management’s outlook from their MD&A that “…customers have indicated they will continue to operate at increased activities through the remainder of the year”.
Though a 10-11x multiple shouldn't be expected moving forward, you can see the impact of having a large shareholder exiting with a small float and how a lack of share price movement can lose investor attention. Over the course of a year, Enterprise added over $5M in EBITDA (+175%) and barely saw its valuation change at all! *2022 year using current share price
At a current 4.2x EV/EBITDA, Enterprise is trading far below the 6x it has traded in previous cycles and which seems very reasonable as a base case scenario. It would take very little notional buying for that re-rate to occur and for those able to establish a position at these prices, it would represent a 74% return. https://preview.redd.it/vhxfi754orpa1.png?width=867&format=png&auto=webp&s=c5e4b94325c510a57a9de0cf6caae70915db4f4d
Finally, if Enterprise is seen through a different valuation lens, the company just released in their earnings that equity holders would be due $0.68/share ($0.39 current share price) if the company simply sold all of their equipment at book value.
Multiple arguments to show that Enterprise is undervalued.
Enterprise has a strong outlook on market fundamentals to support top line growth, increasing pricing power to maintain/increase margins and new revenue potential coming online with equipment additions.
Given history of M&A activity, balance sheet flexibility and the fact some targets are still not fully recovered from 2014-2021 period, it would be very surprising if the company did not make one or more acquisitions in the near-future
. Management has said as much on their recent twitter spaces interview.
Fortunately for equity holders, management does not have to dilute shareholders while its equity remains undervalued. With $20M in unused credit at their disposal
(their current market cap), they would have the ability to make a material acquisition without needing any equity at all. Even if they were to make an even larger acquisition, their debt providers are Ninepoint Partners (via Waygar Capital)
, who are home to none other than Eric Nuttall, who is the largest and most bullish energy fund manager on earth.
You can bet that if the right target came along with the right assets/cash flow, Ninepoint would be more than happy to increase the size of that facility if they aren’t able to secure some seller's financing. If we assume a slight liquidity discount on a PrivateCo acquisition, $20M at 3x EV/EBITDA could buy around $6-7M of incremental EBITDA, effectively doubling the “cash flow” of the company before considering any synergies
. Prospect of cross-selling new rental equipment would be high.
If something like this came to pass and they grew to a $15M EBITDA business, there would undoubtedly be a whole new supply of small institutions that would be interested and could be an attractive buyout candidate for private equity, who they’re currently competing with for acquisitions. Risk Commodity Risk:
This being the most obvious risk to the company. If we were to go back to the dark ages (2014-2021), there would be a material impact on Enterprise financials. I believe commodity risk for Enterprise is mitigated for 3 reasons:
1) A decade of underinvestment in global energy supplies has the entire spectrum of energy prognosticators projecting supply deficits for oil and continued growth in global natural gas demand. Continued regulatory hurdles, ESG capital restrictions, end of US shale hypergrowth, and return-of-capital mandates by EnergyCo shareholders make it less likely we see reckless supply additions. Adding to that, we’ve now got China reopening, OPEC defending prices, and US supposedly refilling the SPR at some point (we’ll see).
2) Infrastructure Developments: Canada has abundant reserves, with some of the cleanest and lowest-cost natural gas in the world with a painful lack of export capacity. A number of pipeline and LNG export facilities are set to come online, incentivizing a production increase to fill that pipeline. To me, this is the most powerful reason why I believe Enterprise has much lower commodity risk and has been repeated by recent research put out by RBC on the prospects of NE BC natural gas outlook.
3) Tier 1 Client Book: Enterprise’s clients are some of the largest energy producers in North America, meaning they plan their development programs with a multi-year outlook that is less sensitive to short term price action. Further, many of its clients are actual providing the supply for LNG Canada (Sinopec, Petronas, Market Downturn:
No doubt we are entering a period of uncertainty, with global liquidity being reduced and the risk of recession on the horizon. I think this should be viewed in two ways:
1) Operations: Looking back, more often than not a significant global recession is more likely to reduce the rate of growth in oil demand rather than actually reducing demand. Natural gas is mostly used for heating and electricity generation, making it relatively inelastic as well. Global GDP is also more evenly spread between OECD and non-OECD, meaning growing countries like India will be less responsive to tightening financial conditions.
2) Share Price: Enterprise is tracking towards a trailing 4x EV/EBITDA, with structural growth catalysts on the horizon (ie. pipelines) and excess cash flow available for buybacks. Even in a market panic, it is likely cash flows can continue to grow, providing continued support to the share price via buybacks.
3) Recent meltdown in energy markets had almost no impact on Enterprise share price and would suspect that increased buybacks would be there for support if share price were to slide further.
It is the risk-adjusted
return with fundamentals to back it up that make Enterprise special within the micro-cap space. Summary
1) Operating conditions look very strong for the company based on energy cycle and the foundation of new pipeline-related production increases in western Canada.
2) Enterprise is a pure-play on western Canada with major well-capitalized nat gas clients poised for growth.
3) Small size and cap structure provide potential for significant torque in share price.
4) Enterprise has debt flexibility such that they don’t need to dilute equity at these valuations if M&A opportunities arise.
5) Extremely profitable with 30%+ cash flow yield and optionality for buybacks or further investment in expanding equipment fleet for evolution power.
6) Significant selling pressure from large shareholder has now ended after tendering shares to treasury in January 2023.
7) A single large new shareholder has potential to re-rate the stock to base case of 6x EV/EBITDA multiple.
8) Equity re-rate and M&A could see this company become very large, very quickly – drawing further flows of capital to the name at sufficient scale or be a prime takeout candidate for PE. Disclosure:
I own shares in Enterprise. This is not financial advise. Please do your own due diligence.
2023.03.25 00:13 IamtherealMauro Color options for the tees and shorts for Sunday's drop. (Pics)
2023.03.25 00:01 dailyreleases Daily Releases (March 24, 2023)
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A: NFOs are text files included with game releases which contain information about the releases. CrackWatch only informs which games have been cracked. To download look for the releases on CS.RIN.RU's forum or torrent websites. Useful websites can be found in The Beginners Guide or PiratedGames's Mega Thread.
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2023.03.24 23:45 jamamez Thoughts on the Mazda 3 being unreliable?
2023.03.24 22:55 Due_Curve1490 伊拉克战争20年后谜团仍未解开：美国为何入侵？
“研究伊拉克战争的学者应该将注意力从9月11日至2003年3月入侵之间经过充分审视的那18个月移开，转到1990年代这关键十年，当时伊拉克成为美国的主要政治和外交政策问题，”美国海军战争学院历史学家约瑟夫·斯蒂布为网站War on the Rocks撰稿写道
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2023.03.24 22:35 Media6292 Comparison of the first single “Cut from the Stars” from the album of Yes "Mirror To The Sky" between Qobuz Stereo and Apple Atmos, and it's a nice surprise!
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2023.03.24 22:17 GratefulTiger28 Part 3: The Drama, The Nightmare, THE Affair, & The Worst Year of My Life
My last post of this was removed for wayward bashing in the comments. That is my bad and I respectfully ask not only of myself but others that we kindly follow rules of this subreddit given the mods have been generous enough to allow me to tell my story. Please respect the rules and my story.
This is part 3 of a 4 part tale of my journey over the last several years and how I got to today. I am writing all of this for catharsis and that’s it. To release and tell my story.
I want to thank the mods for allowing me to do this and I will wrap this up late today or tomorrow and be done.
You can read part one here: https://www.reddit.com/SupportforBetrayed/comments/1205fb2/part_1_the_beautiful_beginning_the_start_of_life/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf
And part 2 here: https://www.reddit.com/SupportforBetrayed/comments/120gqby/part_2_the_unraveling_the_restart/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf
As I left Part 2, we were now a family of 4 in mid 2021. My Zoloft prescription had made me wildly detached from just about everything. As 2021 began to come to an end my wife’s grandmother was placed in an assisted living home. Life for us was remarkably mundane and in November 2022 I left my job of 5 years for a new opportunity. Our kids are enrolled in daycare and it’s the place my wife works.
While mundane, it seemed life was finally normal again. The cheating had ended for about a year and a half now, I was now going to be working from home full time, with a substantial pay increase, my wife had held a steady job for months for the first time in years. And then, February 2022 hit.
Her grandmother passed away. Heartbreaking. I loved that woman and obviously so did my wife. She was a remarkable lady. My brother in law comes to town that day, the family grieves, and my wife tells me “I need to just have time with my brother.” I said ok, but get home be with the kids and let me comfort you on this tragic and difficult day.
My mother in law calls that night. Asking how her daughter is. I said well, she’s still out with her brother. My mother in law pauses and says “he’s here at my house.” RED FLAG. I get off the phone, call my wife. No answer. We share locations. I pull up the map, she’s at the house of the guy we had a threesome with years ago. On the day her grandmother passed.
She calls a few minutes later, “I’m on the way home.” Walks in the door clearly inebriated. She goes straight to the bed and passes out. We’re supposed to be seeing our favorite band for 3 nights the next weekend. Eventually I’m able to pull it out of her: yep, she slept with that guy by telling him we were still in an open marriage and I was fine with it. But again, I’m still on Zoloft, the cheating this time didn’t really “click” for me. Honestly, I really did not care at that time or moment. I was in too much of a fog to really comprehend or understand and as quickly as it happened I let it go.
I was angry and upset and the months following I became very detached from her. Started drinking heavily. Stopped seeing my psychiatrist and therapist. Muddled through work only because I had to. Rapidly gained weight and became incredibly lazy. My wife started going out constantly. And when she was home she was always on her phone, or taking an hour long bath, or 3 hour naps while I tended to our children and their needs.
Then May 2022 hits. We had planned to go to Alabama to see a series of shows over three nights over Memorial Day weekend. The weekend before we got into a fight and she leaves the house for the night and goes to her friends down the street. Left her Apple Watch and it starts going off over and over in our bedroom. I look and find she’s at her friends house alone, and talking to the guy she had slept with way back in December 2017 (see part 1). I call her phone and call her out. She comes home the next morning and I awake to a series of texts. I’m so sorry. I’m horrible. I don’t know why I do this stuff. I need to get better. What is wrong with me.
We decide it be best if I go to the shows alone and get some breathing room for a few days plus Alabama is like a second home to me a lot of my friends from my first stint in college are there. I leave that Thursday of Memorial Day Weekend 2022. Get to Alabama. Friday rolls around it’s show day. I’m in the parking lot and get a call from her. “My old friend (a guy) is in town and coming over with some other friends for some beers.” One kid was out of town at the grandparents house and the other was with my wife’s cousin for the night. I was incredibly uneasy but whatever I need space anyways.
And this is where the end starts to be seen. Summer 2022 my wife begins going out constantly after Memorial Day weekend. The week I got back from Alabama, she goes out of town, to the town I know this guy she invited over lives in. But she goes with her best friend (verified). Come to find out they hook up at her friends family home (found this out later). June/July my wife is out almost every night, some nights stays at her friends. Like I said location sharing so I knew. But then the location sharing stops the first weekend in July.
She goes back out of town to the same city as before in early July. The weekend of our oldest child’s birthday. Come to find out later on it’s to go get inebriated and have sex with this guy, again.
I’m starting to catch on by now about what’s up. So yes, I started snooping. Reviewing phone records, getting into her social media, Snapchat, all of that. And by early August of 2022 I know all I need to know.
We have a massive fight one night and she leaves and goes to her mothers house for the night. I by this time have with the help of my doctor begin to be tapered off my Zoloft and I start working out again and really getting more clear headed and seeing things for what’s happening: she’s addicted to substances, alcohol and sex.
Our fight in early august happens and I get the courage to hit up every single guy I suspect or have proof of her cheating with/talking to/sending things to/meeting up with. At about 2 AM she calls. “What have you done!!???” I said this:
“If you want this marriage and this life, you will come to this house tomorrow morning and tell me everything once and for all.”
She comes home the next morning and spills (what I thought) was everything. I’m hurt I’m heartbroken, I’m angry, I’m sad, but one thing to know about me: I have a VERY high tolerance for things. I also fight and fight hard for the people and things I care for.
And so, that morning after she told me, we go get brunch and find a marriage counselor that morning. I tell her I will be managing her prescriptions and that we will be sleeping separate for a while.
The first month and a half (mid august to mid October) things really do improve. She’s working. We’re in marriage counseling. Our sex life dramatically improves. Some of the most ravenous and wild sex we’ve had in years. My libido has bounced back from getting off Zoloft. I’m feeling great and get into good shape very quickly. We can’t keep our hands off each-other.
But then, late October early November, we have a few drinks and we begin talking about what we want and need from each-other while trying to incorporate aspects of the counseling we’ve had. My sexual appetite is ravenous, and so we agree to pursue things together like I had asked years before and on my terms not hers. No solo stuff only together. And for about a week or two, it adds flair and excitement beyond belief. But, blinded by love and desire to save something I currently and now know is unsalvageable, the dream, the life, the marriage, the everything crumbles, and crumbles fast….
And that is where I will pick up Part 4, the final chapter of this saga. Thanks for reading along so far and just listening.
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2023.03.24 22:17 wingwraith What’s up with the ‘19 Ascent?
2023.03.24 22:04 WebSurfer32 1 1/2 years after college and no luck
Howdy reddit! Im here sitting depressed, stressed and a mess. I graduated from a really good university in 2021, I did end with a bad gpa due to life balance changes from covid and having to take care of family members. I did take community college classes to catch up to my program and transferred those credits but the university only takes the credit and not the gpa, even though in community college I had a high 3 gpa. Covid had messed up 2 of my internships i had lined up, so I got no internship in college. I have had my resume reviewed multiple times, they all said it was great, my work experience is fine, I worked a few jobs during college, and started my own reselling business and want to transition to something more in my field or into anything professional. I searched for a year and maybe had 10-11 interviews, 2-3 final rounds but no offers. Amazon hasnt even responded to even their regular labor jobs. And most of the jobs ive seen for entry level are on the other side of town for 14-16 an hour.This puts me to now, I just finished a harvard business certification course in the hopes that I can make it to a masters program, but due to some misreading i dont think I will get accepted to that for the upcoming semester so it means more months of job searching. I don't know what to do anymore, I have the recommendation letters, the cover letters and my resume perfected and changed when needed for the position. All the pressure from everyone wonderinf why I haven't found a career is getting to me now. I just dont know what more to do.
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2023.03.24 22:03 CaspianX2 Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water for Wii U - Review
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water Genre
: Graphic Adventure / Horror Players
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is a Graphic Adventure game with strong Horror elements first released on Wii U in 2015, with a port to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in 2021. While I have generally made it a point not to review Wii U games that were released on Nintendo Switch, I’m making an exception for this one, as this is a game that makes some unique use of the Wii U’s capabilities, and I wanted to see how this version holds up. When I get around to reviewing the Nintendo Switch version I will undoubtedly be comparing it to this release.
Maiden of Black Water is the fifth game in the Fatal Frame series, though it is only the fourth to see release outside of Japan (the fourth game in the series, Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, only just recently saw release in the form of a remaster for modern platforms. However, Maiden of Black Water almost didn’t get released outside of Japan either - its creators were reluctant to bring the game to the West, and when they did so, it was only released on the Wii U eShop, rather than having any sort of physical release.
Like the other games in the series before it, Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water features a story that has the game’s protagonists (Maiden has three) exploring an area haunted by malevolent ghosts, with the only method of defense against these deadly spooks being the mystical Camera Obscura, a camera capable of repelling and even exorcizing the dead by taking photographs of them. This story’s protagonists find themselves drawn into a search for a missing person (as well as their own missing mentor and comrade) who disappeared on the cursed Hikami Mountain, known for its suicides and its history of terrible accidents and bloody rituals.
Graphically, Maiden of Black Water has to be one of the more impressive-looking games on the Wii U, with absolutely gorgeous, detailed 3D character models that actually reflect the dampness of the environment, an important gameplay element as this game’s ghosts are tied to the mountain’s haunted waters, and whenever your character is drenched they become more susceptible to this influence too. The game’s lighting and shadows are also excellent, and while the environments themselves are merely okay
, there’s plenty of imagination that has gone into making these locations memorably chilling.
I know that some others have complained about this game’s voice understated voice acting, but I actually think I like it - Horror games full of shouts and screams are a dime a dozen, and I think it’s understandable when we see the game’s human characters are frozen in terror to the point where they can’t speak, or traumatized to the point where they speak in monotone. The game’s sounds are wonderfully foreboding too - this game does a fantastic job building atmosphere, though I don’t think it succeeds quite as well as some of the best games in the genre when it comes to creating feelings of true terror.
However, I think the biggest failing of this game has to be its awkward controls. Yes, the entire reason I’m reviewing this game on Wii U is because of the unique control scheme, which comes up every time you use the game’s central camera, and it simultaneously seems perfectly-suited for this game and a huge hassle dragging it down.
When you need to use the camera (which is all the time in the game), you bring up the Wii U gamepad and stare through it, like looking at the viewfinder on an actual camera, even being able to turn it using the Wii U gamepad’s motion-sensing abilities, or rotate it to change the view from landscape to portrait.
The problem with this is that you’re still using the analog stick to move your character while you’re doing it, and changing the Wii U gamepad’s orientation makes it harder to do this properly. What’s more, I found that on occasion my gamepad lost track of where it was looking, and I needed to move it around to get it reoriented again.
However, even beyond the frustrations of all of this was the fact that whenever I wasn’t
using the camera, when the Wii U gamepad was simply acting as a copy of the image on the TV screen, I felt like I was being given strong incentive to just watch the entire game through the gamepad’s inferior screen, because I knew that soon enough I would need to respond quickly and switch to the gamepad, and the disorientation of swapping would lose me a few seconds as I try to get re-acquainted with the different screen.
In theory, I love so much about what this game is trying to do. Unlike so many games on the Wii U, Maiden of Black Water is actually trying
to put the Wii U’s unique features to good use. The problem is, while it makes sense for the theme of the game, and it seems like a perfect fit for the Wii U’s unique features, it’s ultimately highlighting why those features haven’t generally been put to use in most Wii U games.
Despite all the issues I have with Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, I don’t hate this game. I think it has a great concept, an outstanding presentation, and an enticing story. And when the camera mechanics work, they can be really immersive. Unfortunately, I just feel like they don’t work out that way far too often. I’ll be curious to try the Nintendo Switch version of the game, see how this game has made the transition to a platform without the Wii U’s unique features. But in the meantime I think the Wii U version of this game is a fantastic but highly flawed entry in the Horror genre. tl;dr – Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is a Graphic Adventure game with strong Horror elements. This is the fifth game in the Fatal Frame series, where the protagonists fend off killer ghosts using a magical camera, and this installment involves the search for missing persons on a mountain with a dark past. The presentation and atmosphere in this game is outstanding, and there is some extremely creative use of the Wii U’s unique features here... though I think the incorporation of the Wii U gamepad’s features may have been a bit too ambitious, resulting in a lot of unnecessary frustration. This release is still an extremely unique Horror game with a lot going for it, but there’s a lot you have to put up with to get to that good stuff.
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2023.03.24 21:53 doctor__infinity GC approved!!! Waiting for the card…
- Application received / PD: Dec 21, 2021
- Biometrics: Jan 27, 2022
- Standalone EAD approval: May 14, 2022
- I130 approval: March 23, 2023
- I485 approval: March 23, 2023
Thank you people for all the help through your posts / comments!! Hope my post is helpful for at least some of you! Best of luck to those who are still waiting!
Key points (please read before you ask questions):
- Family based, USC spouse, NBC. Applied after ~1.5 years of marriage, approved after ~2.5 years of marriage.
- Field center should be SF, but the case never arrived there.
- EAD arrived in a week after approval notice. It arrived right before I was applying for my STEM extension (not sure if USCIS did that purposefully).
- AP never arrived.
- I485 was “being actively reviewed” few days after biometrics and stayed like that for ~14 months. It changed to “case approved” few hours after I130 was approved.
- I130 changed to “being actively reviewed” 1 day before approval. The status changed to “case approved” after a day but the approval notice popped up right after “being actively reviewed”. The notice only appeared in the petitioner’s profile, never on the beneficiary’s profile. Also the extra tab for “timeline” appeared under the case I130 a month ago that said “taking longer than usual” and then disappeared again in a week.
- Made 3 service requests as soon as the case was outside normal time. The 2 requests for I131 never received a reply. The sole service request for I130 received a generic reply the day the status changed to “being actively reviewed”. The reply said that they are processing my case and that I should be patient.
- Also contacted senator regarding expediting I131 / I130. But they asked for some proof of emergency (which I really didn’t have). Before I could reply to the senator’s email the case was approved (I’m not sure if this helped in any way).
- I was chatting with an agent through Emma. I asked them if my interview was waived, and they copy-pasted a generic reply from internet and disconnected the chat. They said that the case is still at NBC and that interview is still a possibility. Right after this chat I checked the USCIS profile and I saw that I485 was approved. These agents really don’t know anything else apart from what we already know through basic tracker websites.
- Sent my medical exam and bonafide proof with the applications itself (marriage certificate, common bank accounts, shared lease, photos etc.).
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2023.03.24 21:47 Philip19967 American Aires Inc. Provides Corporation Updat
American Aires Inc. (CSE: WIFI), a provider of scientifically-proven EMF modulation technology, provides an update to investors on its activities and important developments that took place in 2022 following the recent announcement of the revocation of the Ontario Securities Commission's Cease-Trade Order and the resumption of trading of the Company's shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange
EMF / EMR EFFECTS
HUMAN HEALTH EFFECTS
Scientific research has proven that EMF from your electronics has an impact on your health, acting as a stressor to your nervous system.
Scientific research on the long-term impacts of the rapid increase in technology has not been conducted.
INCREASE IN ELECTRONICS
In the last 20 years alone, there has been an exponential increase in the amount and prevalence of technology in your daily life.
As research is conducted to inform further regulation, we developed a solution so you can proactively protect your long-term health and well-being
During Q3/2022, the Company continued to enjoy the tailwinds from the marketing strategy revamp which commenced in August 2021 and remained on track for a continuous and gradual increase in advertising spend. Based on preliminary and unaudited financial results, the Company continued to build on the strength in demand and realized 2022 sales of $5.8 million, a 128% increase on a year-over-year ("YOY") basis. Advertising expenses increased 57% YOY during 2022 to $4.8 million. The Company achieved record monthly sales surpassing CAD$900,000 (up 124% YOY) in November 2022, despite facing inventory challenges during the last two quarters of the year. Advertising expenses increased 91% YOY in November 2022. The gross profit margin during 2022 was 60% versus 39% a year ago.
"We are incredibly proud of our team's resilience and determination to achieve its sales numbers, particularly during the crucial Q4 period, despite the supply challenges. Consumer demand, even during out-of-stock situations, attests to the genuine market need for our product offerings. This accomplishment highlights our capacity to evolve and innovate. Our success in this period underscores the team's commitment to our vision and further bolsters management's confidence in our ability to drive growth in a challenging and volatile market landscape," said Josh Bruni, CEO.
In addition, along with the Company's long-term strategy of disciplined geographic expansion, sales during 2022 continued to benefit from the launch of fulfillment centres in Australia and Europe in Q1 and Q2, respectively. Through reduced fulfillment time and cost, the new fulfillment centres had a net positive impact on sales in the respective regions. The Australian location helped open up the Oceania geography while the location in Poland, having a much smaller footprint, still added to the growth in sales by increasing the Company's exposure to the European market.
Additionally, in Q4 2022, the Company launched its latest product, the FLEX, which expands the Company's EMF modulation technology lineup, known as Lifetune. The FLEX is a versatile addition to the current range of 4 products, carefully positioned to bridge the gap between personal protection and area protection categories. The FLEX builds on the Company's existing technology and its design allows for flexibility, serving as both a personal and area protection solution by offering a larger field of protection while maintaining a smaller size, making it ideal for use as a wearable.
"We are thrilled to unveil the FLEX as a data-driven design that enhances the Lifetune lineup. The FLEX integrates our powerful C28S microprocessor into a compact and durable form factor. The FLEX meets our customers' demands for advanced EMF protection on the go and underscores our commitment to continuous expansion of revenue streams and revenue growth," said Chief Product Officer, Dimitry Serov.
Press release for more details -> https://finance.yahoo.com/news/american-aires-inc-provides-corporation-114500922.html?guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAHjinDQat5DR-C95ZSuCjB5AhSIkxAdariJq9QAMdVdRDivEIYONKGDqfzC0gk1GpJUTF-zY22l2KJuS0w4Mq_AUFmiaDVeqbvCYnY7tk25zsuHZmCykl9IyXa8QhnW6-2uFpfxB41rOxiiaAVX7a7vSavtZCYC4DZdo5IdmO2_n
American Aires Inc. is a Canadian-based nanotechnology company which has developed proprietary silicon-based microprocessors that reduce the harmful effects of electromagnetic radiation (EMR). The technology was developed by a team of highly accredited scientists and confirmed by independent third-party validation including peer-reviewed studies and publications in scientific journals
For more info about the company visit airestech.com
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2023.03.24 21:42 astronout_in_ocean Looking for the resume review