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2022.01.27 21:06 Studio10eleven Man indicted in 6th Street mass shooting released on personal bond - KXAN.com
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2022.01.27 21:06 aloejelly221 What makes a good emote? Looking for critiques
| Hi! I tried drawing emotes for the first time. I wanted to post to this sub instead of an art sub for some critiques because emotes are not just about looking pretty, but have a specific purpose in streams. Any suggestions, recommendations, references, etc are greatly appreciated!! Thank you so much! |
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2022.01.27 21:06 No-Taro-63 I need help being single and happy because at this rate, I'll be single forever
I need help figuring out why I am so unpopular with guys. Throughout college, I’ve had 6 roommates. 2 freshman year, 2 for half of my sophomore year, 1 for my junior year and 1 for my senior year. 4/6 of them had partners, and 3 were in long-term relationships. 1 dated a guy for a month and broke up.
Having those experiences of seeing other people my age get into relationships really easily made me question if there was something wrong with my looks or personality. Heck, one of my freshman year roommates started dating a guy across the hall within the 1st full week of classes and they’re still together.
It made me feel amazing to nearly always live with girls who were in long-term relationships. It really increased my self-confidence and made me feel great about myself!
I’ve liked a few guys, never told them, and they’ve usually gotten girlfriends that weren’t me. One of them I was pretty close friends with - he told me all the time that he liked someone else.
In my life, I’ve had 6 guys show interest in me. 3 in HS, 3 in college. 2 out of 3 in HS lost interest, and the 3rd one was a bit strange and creepy. And of the 3 in college, only 1 of them was my age. He randomly asked me for my number and approached me out of the blue. The other 2 were like 10-20 years older than me, and one of them was a freaking therapist I was seeing for one session because he specialized in an issue I had.
I clearly am extremely popular with men.
Looks-wise, I’m 5’4 and 110 pounds, so really skinny and barely a healthy weight. No, I don’t have an eating disorder. I’m just naturally skinny. I have B cup breasts and no ass. In normal times, I wear a bit of makeup (eyeliner, mascara). Some concealer if I have blemishes. I dress plainly (hoodies, jeans). Sometimes a nice top. I have straight hair that I don’t really ever style, but it’s healthy, medium-length, and shiny.
I’ve asked both friends I know IRL and strangers about their views on my looks, and they say I’m around a 7 or 7.5/10. The strangers have actually rated me higher than friends. Because I showed them the best photos of me (not professionally done, but good photos) and because they might be polite, I’ll assume I’m actually a 4.5-5.5/10, so below average.
Personality-wise, I’m introverted and usually have my guard up. I have mental health disorders that cause mood swings, so I’m sometimes in a bad mood (though nowadays, my face covering hides it). I don’t go to many social events and usually do 1 to 1 hangouts with female friends. However, if you get to know me, I can be funny and supportive. I can be sarcastic, but I use it in appropriate contexts.
My interests include watching documentaries, catching up on current events, chatting and hanging out with friends, cooking and baking, and trying new restaurants / bubble tea places. I also enjoy writing.
If anyone knows why I’m so unpopular, I’d appreciate insight!
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2022.01.27 21:06 franciscolorado Trip report for FLR - FRA - DEN
Following up my previous report, I just returned from Italy. I write up my experience in light of current COVID restrictions.
During my time in Italy, Super Green Pass is in effect. My CDC white card was checked before going into restaurants. Of course enforcement is strong in downtown Florence, but some of the suburb / country areas, they didn't really care. My AirBNB host didn't care to check any documentation.
Leaving FLR, my super green pass/CDC white card was checked before entering the airport. I had to show my CDC white card and recent test within 24 h of my first flight to the Lufthansa checkin agent.
My test was the at-home antigen test I obtained from eMED (as recommended by United) 6 tests for ~ 160USD . It is a supervised test where someone from Abbott Labs/Navica verifies your identity, watches you take the test, and certifies the result all via their App/video conference. Took 5 minutes to take the test, and 15 minutes for development. I didn't schedule this test, I simply logged into the app and waited in the queue (~ 5-10 minutes).
The PDF of the test result (certified with a doc's signature) was sufficient for the Lufthansa checkin agent and I was allowed to board the plane.
I did notice a COVID testing tent outside of the Florence airport (but was closed at 5:30a) for testing, but I wouldn't use this. Italy's testing is valid for boarding a plane, but your identity and test result will be communicated to the Italian government, and there is a military escort vehicle to whisk you away for a mandatory 5 day quarantine. Hotels will kick you out if the government learns that you test positive for COVID and you will stay at the covid hotel (government) or you find an apartment on AirBNB.
As of today it seems that any test from any provider is sufficient for boarding airplanes to the US. (In fact the Biden decree does say that an antigen test witnessed by a provider is sufficient for entry into the US).
Upon arrival into FRA, border patrol didn't care about my vaccination or test result as I went from to the Z concourse. Before entering the international flights in the Z concourse, Lufthansa representatives were there to check passport, covid vacciation (CDC card), and antigen test. They seemed OK with all my documents.
Upon arriving into the US, CBP didn't check anything and let me through with just my passport.
Hope this helps someone. Even though the US State Department recommends to not travel to Italy, it wasn't too bad.
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2022.01.27 21:06 RuneoTheLatias They couldn't handle the non-binary missile strikes 😔
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2022.01.27 21:06 Cjayboss778 🔥TEEN GIRLS🔥
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2022.01.27 21:06 Studio10eleven SWAT raids YoungBoy's mother's house in Texas; 3 arrested - FOX 8 Live WVUE
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2022.01.27 21:06 nothingtoseehereatf [WTS] Bubba's $6 superstore! (FL)
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2022.01.27 21:06 Identifierofbones Overland concept CR-Vs from Sema 2019.
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2022.01.27 21:06 Hankuranium I drew these ravens in a notebook using some reference pics I found on Tumblr. I don't have much experience sketching so I'd like to hear any critiques
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2022.01.27 21:06 AdRepresentative7600 Carve Electronics Company`s Competitive Advantage
Introduction CARVE Electronics’ Co., Ltd. branch in Zhoukou City, Henan Province is a company that specializes in manufacturing various electronic commodities. Despite the promising prospects throughout the first years of operation, the branch has been experiencing a significant decrease in sales volumes. According to the research, this has happened due to the lack of innovation and ineffective approaches employed by the company management, which has resulted in a communicational gap between leadership and staff. Thus, the faced issues have pushed the company management to seek ways of boosting organizational performance. Bolman and Deal (2008) stated that “investing in people on the premise that a highly motivated and skilled workforce is a powerful competitive advantage” (p. 138). It means that the company needs to increase the efficiency of the workforce through a particular emphasis on its core competencies and intense collaboration of leadership and the staff. Apart from that, the innovative approaches to leadership and enhanced collaboration with the workforce, as well as among units, will allow the enterprise to gain a greater market share. Carve Electronics has lost its competitive advantage because its products and services have become outdated and they no longer outplay the options offered by the rivals in the industry. Also, company management cannot coordinate and execute effective decision-making due to poor communication with the staff (Jason and David, personal communication, February 18, 2017). These factors have adversely affected the company performance, employee morale, and organizational culture. Therefore, the enterprise needs to reconsider its mission and goals, consider innovative approaches to leadership, and ensure the joint work of management with the skillful employees to become competitive again. Methodology To gather, compile, and analyze the information, the qualitative study method was used. In particular, to be able to collect information and data from primary sources, several different interviews have been conducted. A specific type of interview was conducted for the company management. A series of open-ended questions were offered to the leadership including such general questions as “What has been the major challenge faced by the company during the last few years?” and “Has there been any particular difficulty faced by the company leadership in collaborating with the workforce?”. These queries have allowed the research team to pinpoint the repetitive patterns in the answers of managers. To collect the information from the staff, a survey has been conducted. The survey was quantitative in nature to determine the statistical associations between the answers of employees. Despite the fact that, in general, the research was qualitative in character, the quantitative research results have enabled expanding the information and justifying the findings. To gather insights into the theory, secondary sources have been consulted. In particular, academic resources such as books on the research topic, peer-reviewed articles, and course materials have been reviewed. In addition, the company’s website has been consulted to research the essential information on company history and some specific issues relevant to the current study. To verify the results, the data were obtained from multiple interviewees. This rule was applied to both the company management and the employees. Apart from that, the articles and publications from reliable sources have been considered to either invalidate or verify the statements made by the interviewees (Creswell & Poth, 2017). The available information about the company’s competitors has also been researched to compare the information about these companies available on the Internet with the actual setting revealed by Carve management. Limitations Importantly, the research has particular limitations. The study covers and analyzes the self-reported data. Since the gathered information could not be verified independently, it is reasonable to state that the interview results have to be accepted at face value (Creswell & Poth, 2017). Nevertheless, due to the nature of this research, the gathered and reported information has no sources of bias; therefore, no further limitations should be stated. Theoretical Construct It should be stressed that various concepts, domains, and approaches have been used for framing the analysis. Various market strategies have been studied to compare those with the method employed by Carve Electronics at present. Apart from that, multiple approaches to leadership have been investigated due to the need for the company to consider a new strategy of managing people. Moreover, Porter’s five forces concept has been studied throughout the course, and its application to the current case was reasonable since it allowed suggesting to the company a particular way to regain a competitive edge. Case Analysis The interview results and the theoretical analysis of the concepts have revealed that Carve Electronics has several areas for improvement. First, the enterprise has to outline its performance with the current industry requirements. At present, the company manufactures and distributes outdated products that no longer satisfy customer needs and requirements (Jason and David, personal communication, February 18, 2017). Second, management strategies employed by the leadership result in poor communication with the staff and a collaboration gap between the leadership and the workforce. Third, the company is advised to focus on new energy development, which is a prerequisite for successful operation in the electronics industry in the country. According to the analysis of Porter’s five forces and the current operations within the enterprise, it has been determined that one force should be stressed to gain a competitive advantage successfully. This strategy will ensure that the company places emphasis upon the factor, which can influence the most and outlines it with its core competence. As stated by Porter (2008), this approach will enable the company “to reduce the share of profits leaking to other players” (p. 1). It is suggested that the company should improve its organizational performance through improved market strategy and the application of transformational leadership to managing people. When the work processes are updated, the leadership will be able to orient the workforce correctly and will be flexible in managing units. Thus, by employing a new market strategy, a particular focus on energy development, and a new approach to leadership, the company will be able to regain its competitive edge. The analysis of Porter’s five forces has revealed that in terms of the electronics industry, the threat of new entrants and bargaining power of suppliers is rather low due to governmental policies, commodity diversification, and the scale of business. However, the bargaining power of buyers is rather high. This type of power has forced manufacturers to produce products of higher quality but at lower prices (Porter, 2008). In terms of the substitute products, this force is rather low as well, but the number of substitutes from other industries is growing. Nevertheless, rivalry within the industry is high. There are numerous competitors, which results in a shorter life cycle of commodities. Recommendations To change the current strategy, it is advisable that Carve Electronics reconsiders its opportunities regarding the bargaining power of buyers, which can be done through enhancing customer loyalty. According to Hill and Jones (2012), “it is possible for a company, through its choice of strategy, to alter the strength of one or more of the five forces to its advantage” (p. 57). The enterprise should consider increasing the perceived value of commodities and introduce innovative features using new energy sources. Apart from that, the usage of new energy sources will allow the company to add operational efficiencies. Becoming an innovator in the industry, the company will be able to determine the vacant opportunities and employ these strategies earlier than the rivals. Another benefit of this course of action is that Carve will be able to reinforce its strategic position by defining the innovative technology and applying it the first. Another course of action that the company could employ is the transformational approach to leadership. The core of transformational leadership lies in the fact that management should focus on the vision of the company rather than on specific tasks. As stated by Northouse (2010), this approach “involves an exceptional form of influence that moves followers to accomplish more than what is usually expected of them” (p. 161). The leader creates the image of the future goal and inspires the team to achieve it through specific actions. The plan of action in terms of implementing this approach is as follows: Management should use an individual approach to people’s development. (The leader should have a particular interest in the progressing of employees and their individual interests. After becoming aware of the characteristics of each employee, it will be necessary to provide them with tasks that will develop their expertise and professional skills.) The second step is intellectual stimulation. (It is crucial to encourage employees to work autonomously and seek new approaches to solving current problems.) The next strategy is the employment of inspirational motivation. (It is necessary to reveal clearly to each employee the realistic vision of the company. It is significant to limit the ways of solving problems to specific actions and motivate coworkers to put additional efforts to achieve organizational goals.) Another aspect is an idealized influence based on a leader’s charisma. (The management should be a role model and evolve constantly. By creating a vision, setting goals, and showing flexibility, the leader should put corporate goals prior to personal ones and attain full respect from the side employees). Following the proposed course of action, the company will be able to boost the potential of every employee and maximize the contribution made by the leadership. This strategy is aimed at empowering the workforce and stimulating the communication between the management and the staff. However, most importantly, it will ensure that the workforce becomes the company’s competitive advantage. Applications and Reflections The potential benefit of the results can be reflected in the fact that that the company will be able to use the proposed management principles to reduce the collaboration gap between the management and employees. In addition, the company will be able to manage its workforce more effectively when achieving corporate goals while making maximum use of their potential. Based on the proposed strategies, the organization will be able to develop its personalized plan to improve the key performance indicators. In general, the data and conclusions from the study can be used in the future not only by Carve Electronics but also by educational institutions in discussions of case studies. Thus, the key stakeholder, which is Carve Electronics, society, and educational institutions could benefit from using the current report. References Bolman, L. G., & Deal, T. E. (2008). Reframing organizations: Artistry, choice, and leadership (4th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Creswell, J., & Poth, C. (2017). Qualitative inquiry and research design (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. Hill, C., & Jones, G. (2012). Essentials of strategic management (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage. Northouse, P. (2010). Leadership (5th ed.). Thousand oaks, CA: SAGE. Porter, M. (2008). The five competitive forces that shape strategy. Harvard Business Review, 1-18.
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2022.01.27 21:06 TheZipCreator lmfaoooooooooo ._.
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2022.01.27 21:06 Guvin_smif Watch "[SFM FNaF] AR Springtrap Gets Heccin Clapped by a Monkey (Headphone Warning)" on YouTube
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2022.01.27 21:06 zmajxd Andrew Wiggins is an all star starter
The TNT crew just announced it on the pregame show. I think this has to be the most tragic selection of all time. Ahead of Rudy and KAT? Ahead of Draymond?
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2022.01.27 21:06 Tele_Prompter P!nk - Funhouse
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2022.01.27 21:06 Permit-Crafty Is my egg eater underweight? 102g, 2ft. She hasn't eaten since Nov, temp in apartment is ~22.5C (73F) hot side 31C(88F) so I'm not sure if she's in brumation mode and if she ended up burning too much calories in this temperature.
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2022.01.27 21:06 elactolip Have a very Eggy watermelon!
2022.01.27 21:06 Lord-Brevon Fem Blitz
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2022.01.27 21:06 Bananahandmentality Finally have my car where I wanted. Wheels and a bit lowered looking kinda nice so far long way to go
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2022.01.27 21:06 ArtisticSolid9058 26 m a game of never have I ever [chat]
I’m playing some Arkham origins and I was wondering if anyone is down for a game of never have I ever. Send a chat if you’re interested. We could also play would you rather or general hypothetical would also be fun.
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2022.01.27 21:06 proxima_34 he wanna be carti soo bad
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2022.01.27 21:06 Studio10eleven School principal arrested following explicit texts | HCSO, Tampa, FL - Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
2022.01.27 21:06 proxima_34 he wanna be carti soo bad
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2022.01.27 21:06 Calm-snail Had an incident where cops accused me of a felony and misdemeanor and was never arrested or booked or anything. I saw a warrant for my arrest. And then it got dropped. Is this considered charged for a crime? I see it on my background check that it was there.
2022.01.27 21:06 LumpyGravy21 Alberta just inadvertently confessed to fiddling the COVID vaccination stats. More than half the newly vaccinated deaths were dumped in the unvaccinated