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FreedomPop’s Plans to Free the Mobile World

A sign of the times is the sheer number of people across the world using mobile devices of one type or another. What is truly incredible, though, is how much the majority of those people pay for their mobile service. That, however, may all come to an end, at least if FreedomPop has anything to say about the matter. The wireless carrier famous for its free text, talk and data program certainly seems rather intent on changing pricing standards.

Many people may question if free mobile service is worth the effort. More than 500,000 Americans seem to think so, the subscribers enjoying 500 texts, 500MB of data, and 200 minutes at no costs to themselves. People who need more will quickly discover it’s unlikely any other mobile carrier can beat FreedomPop’s prices. Needless to say, the company ‘s plans to increase the number of American subscribers to a million before the year is out looks rather feasible.

FreedomPop has no intention of stopping at America’s borders. In fact, the company has established a global expansion plan, which includes France, Spain, Germany, the UK and several countries located in the Pacific Rim. This follows a partnership with KPN, a Dutch mobile carrier. While FreedomPop on twitter.com will not actually launch in the UK until later this year, they have begun alpha testing. Those interested in trying free mobile service can choose the free plan, which is the same free service American’s already enjoy. However, subscribers can also opt for the Premium 1GB plan, which provides 1000 SMS and messages, free voicemail and 1GB of data for $13 a month. The Premium 2GB plan offers 2GB of data and unlimited SMS and messages for only $18 a month. With offers such as those, there is no doubt FreedomPop will take the UK by storm.

Steven Sesar, FreedomPop’s co-founder and COO, admits the company plans to provide the world with low-cost and free mobile service. In fact, the trendsetting mobile service company has every intention of expanding into at least eight new markets over the next couple of years. The article, originally reported on DigitalTrends, does state FreedomPop will offer the same free service plans currently available in America. More to the point, Freedpop subscribers have the advantage of an ever-growing network at the touch of their fingers without the ever-increasing price.

Optimize Wikipedia Editing Techniques

Wikipedia can be a challenging website simply to navigate so the idea of becoming a steady contributor to the monolith of information can be downright scary. However, Wikipedia needs all of the volunteer editors that they can get in order to prosper as an encyclopedia that operates at the highest level. With updates coming in 24/7 the website cannot risk losing any editors. The encyclopedia also needs to maintain rigorous standards so new editors must also know how to contribute once they are on the website. Listed below are key takeaways for any editors interested in pursuing action on Wikipedia.

Editing Existing Content
One of the core principles that make a Wiki page lives by their decision to keep information up to date as it changes. Being that Wikipedia hosts millions of pages of data it is unreasonable to think that all of the content is updated immediately. So new editors should always be willing to investigate the encyclopedia in order to find content that needs replacing. Sometimes there will be group concerted efforts pioneered by Wikipedia behind the scenes in order to direct the attention of their editors in a specific direction. This is a great way to get experience working in a facility that matters.

The Art of the Citation.
Wikipedia cannot be considered a scholarly source of information due to its open source editing but it demands elite sources for all information hosted on the website. Editors must use reliable sources in order to update any content or else they run the risk of having all of their work deleted and rolled back. Numerous attempts to use inappropriate sources will end up with the offending editor being barred from contributing anymore to the website. Users can direct their attention to the Manual of Style for specific guidelines on what to look out for in a source. The rough outline suggests that users look for sources that come from scholarly journals, published articles, or .gov websites.

Learning The Ropes.
Editing on Wikipedia can take a whole lot of effort just to do the job and that doesn’t count all of the learning that needs to take place before getting to work. New users who want to become prolific editors should gear their attention toward the various guides that are available on the Wikipedia website in order to familiarize themselves with what Wikipedia expects out of their editors on the site.

Response to Incorporation of Olympic Valley

 

Reported in the Sierra Sun, a regional news line of the Lake Tahoe, California, area, the proposed incorporation of Olympic Valley lacks support. Reporting firm Rosenow Spevacek Group Inc. returned findings similar to previous results. The Comprehensive Fiscal Report shows a financially unfeasible incorporation of Olympic Valley based on the proposal of the towns main income: a water park. Primarily using the town to attract tourists to the area, costs to operate the town plans would not provide a logical investment. Rosenow Spevacek Group Inc., instructed to amend the first initial report, could not make the numbers add up, even with recommend changes from multiple sources.

Incorporate Olympic Valley supports the incorporation of Olympic Valley. Initially, Incorporate Olympic Valley called the primary report “deeply flawed”. Recommended changes from the support group included lowering the reserve fund amount of the would-be incorporated town. Reducing the number of employees happened to be one of the other recommended changes, and contract prices also incurred reductions. Incorporate Olympic Valley wants to see the project out to the end.

Squaw Valley Ski, a nearby local ski facility, falls against the incorporation of Olympic Valley. Andrew Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley Ski, confides in the statement of Matthew Newman, Consultant, who thinks the Olympic Valley Comprehensive Fiscal Report seems to use “reasonable assumptions with sound methodology”; they decline the current Olympic Valley plan. Though against the project, Squaw Valley Ski cooperates with support by suggesting changes to help see through the possibility of incorporation. One amendment suggests slowing the pace of construction. Taxes were also considered in the project. Squaw Valley Ski thinks reducing law enforcement coverage in the area would leave a negative impact on the already stable Olympic Valley, but that seemed to be one of the possible ways to reduce costs of the Olympic Valley incorpation.

With the high amount of interest in the project, all means of cost reduction appear to be evaluated. Most of the recommended changes entered into consideration, but they exited the docket soon after. The town of Olympic Valley needs help generating income. CFA Jim Simon signed the secondary Olympic Valley Comprehensive Fiscal Report along with Jane Carlson. Ultimately, the incorporation of Olympic Valley seems not fit to the necessary budget.

New York City Real Estate Has Many Places To Call Home

New York City is so incredibly popular that it’s one of those places where many celebrities will buy their home. Name a big celebrity out there today, and more than likely they have some NYC property. Models, actors, singers, and anyone looking for a possibility to become famous, they all want to start in New York City. Not only is New York City a very historical place with many sites to see, but the city is filled with opportunities for those who are seeking fame. Even those who don’t want to be famous, they can find their own little slice of heaven in New York City.

The only problem with New York City being such a desirable place is the fact that many will not be able to find a home there. If there are limited spaces in a certain area, and everyone is looking to move to that area, it’s unlikely that everyone will get in. Not only are the space is limited in New York City, but luxury spaces are even more limited. It may be difficult to find the perfect luxury place to live, especially if it has to have certain amenities.

If you look at the rich and famous that live in New York City, they may have a concierge that is in their building, they’ll have a swimming pool, room service, valet parking, and many more amenities that anyone would love to have. Not only the rich and famous can have such great amenities, even the average person can find some great accommodations in New York City with some luxurious amenities. If you’re looking for a great place to live that has the luxury that you really want, then you’ll need the right real estate agent.

The real estate agency to choose is Town Real Estate.

Town Real Estate deals directly with companies that have luxurious listings available, and these listings are not ordinary. The listings are big in size, and some may contain several thousand square feet. Amenities include anything from valet parking to a swimming pool, a concierge, a balcony and much more. Those that are looking for real luxury when it comes to living in New York City, they’ll want to work with Town Real Estate. Not only do the agents have the experience necessary to find you the nicest place to call home, but they know the city inside and out.

FreedomPop is Moving Forward With New Funding

FreedomPop has just made a big step forward in providing worldwide mobile services. According to the story on Tech Crunch, the start-up business has raised an additional $30 million to go towards their funding. Stephen Stokols, the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of the company, has said that they hope this funding will help to grow the company to become independent.

Stokols has said that FreedomPop has been approached by other companies who are looking to buy it out, however it said that they are not prepared to sell at this time. FreedomPop, who offer free text, data bundles, and voice calls to their users, are expecting to have around a million users in the United States by the end of this year. The company is also hoping to reach the status of a billion dollar company within the next 18 months.

Some of the funding that has been raised will go to building up FreedomPop’s customer service. Customers have experienced virtually no customer service so far, just dealing with the company online. However, Stokols says that they plan on changing that soon. He gave no details but said that they want their customer service workers to be ahead of the curve.

For the full story, click the link to check it out on Tech Crunch.

Draymond Green has hit the free agent market

Golden State Warriors Draymond Green turned in his most successful NBA season in 2015. He surpassed his career highs in points with 11.2 per game, rebounds at 8.2, assists with 3.7, and minutes played at 31.5 per game. Most importantly, he gained a starting forward position for 79 of the 82 games in place of David Lee http://sports.yahoo.com/news/draymond-green-eager-for-free-agency-courtships—warriors–pistons–hawks-and-rockets-expected-to-be-in-running-012146454.html. Green has shown steady progression since being selected as the 35th pick of the NBA draft in 2012. The improvement will be rewarded for Green as he has entered free agency. Up to now, Green has made $2.6 million dollars in his career. Regardless of where Green lands, he can expect a maxed out deal which equates to an increase in pay by more than six times his current salary.

According to Zeca Oliveira, the most interest thus far has come from the Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, and Golden State http://www.sportsworldreport.com/articles/54029/20150629/atlanta-hawks-rumors-draymond-green-lamarcus-aldridge-signed-paul-millsap-out-marc-gasol-greg-monroe-options-al-horford-tim-hardaway-jr-trade.htm. It is important to note that any deal received by Green can be matched by the Warriors. However, it may get sticky for the Warriors since they have already committed $56.7 million dollars to contracts for the upcoming season. Although Green is from Saginaw, Michigan, it is well known that though the Pistons are an option Green wants to continue to play for a winning organization. The Hawks were greatly improved, and thus Green may be an interesting pick up namely if the Hawks lose out signing their own free agents including Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll.

Sodomite execution

A lawyer in California wants to ban gay and lesbian people from living there But a judge ruled against the “proposed ballot initiative” giving authorization for gay and lesbian people to be executed! This act called the “Sodomite Suppression” states any person that touches another of the same gender for intimate gratification will be put to death. When I first read this article I thought it was a joke but, it is not. If a person’s sexual orientation could cost them their lives, than what do we do with the murderers, thieves and the like? People may not agree with other people’s choices or way of life but to take their life for it is beyond unconstitutional, as Attorney General of California suggested, it is unthinkable.

 

The report also, states that attorney Matt McLaughlin, was the lawyer and initiator of this plan when he paid a $200 filing fee for this proposed initiative. Our country suffers with enough hatred of people for different reasons, please let’s not add any more to the list. Ricardo Tosto wouldn’t mind things toning down a bit. It would simply be an inhumane act whether passed into law or not.

We Are One

In a time when religion is becoming offensive, and many are taking sides and pointing fingers, it’s a big sign and huge blessing to see a mosque in Mississaugua, ON helping a nearby Catholic church in need.

When the leader of the Mississauga mosque heard of the vandalism at St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic church, he paid a visit. The altar was destroyed, pages ripped from the bible, and the cross was taken down and thrown among other damage. He was shocked and urged the members of his mosque to donate and help.

$5,000 was raised in just one day! It certainly puts a new perspective on the Islamic religion and will hopefully open eyes to the fact we truly are one despite race, gender, religious preference, and other differences that tend to tear us apart. Matt Landis certainly took notice. It’s certainly not fair to judge a religion as a whole based on misconduct of certain affiliated groups or individuals.

Sayeda Khadija Centre believes that it is not who the good deed is for that matters, as long as the deed is done. Let’s hope that more people begin to feel this way and surpass the boundaries set by judgement. It’s certainly time to make a difference in our world, where a shift is undoubtedly taking place.

To Give is to Receive

The time of Ramadan is upon Muslims all over the world. During the month, they focus on giving mercy to those who have done them wrong by forgiving them, burning their sins away as well as bad habits and generally try to reach the best spiritual versions of themselves that they can be. After an entire month of fasting those who participate are better able to fight off bad habits and keep up with their changed behavior. During the month of Ramadan Muslim Palestinians are head to Jerusalem to pray and visit their families. These traveling individuals can find themselves at Israeli checkpoints for several hours waiting for approval to go across the border. The 30 days of fasting plays its initial toll but waiting in traffic adds to the physical deprivation of fasting. Palestinian Christians have been distributing food and water to Muslim travelers who are waiting outside of the Israeli borders. These amazing acts of kindness have sparked much inspiration around the world and across numerous religions.

 

These Palestinian Christians are reflecting how one group of people can respect and understand those who shared different belief systems. The basis of any religion is to help those no matter what they believe in. While much of the world is used to casting shame on those who do not believe what they believe, those who understand other religions are giving off love and mutual respect. That’s something a few at Qnet have understood more in recent years.

Redskins Name Under Attack Again

Everyone that is in or around the NFL knows that the Washington Redskins are a team that is rebuilding their organization and do not actually have higher expectations heading into next season. Even though they have to spend this year building up their team instead of competing for championships, does not mean they want to do a complete overhaul of their personnel or their name which has seen a resurgence of criticism from pro-native American groups. This most recent rebirth of court battles over the teams name actually ties it to a Supreme Court ruling involving the confederate flag and the State of Texas denial to put it on a license plate. The group that wants to make the team change their name believes this ruling helps them by showing the government does not have to allow for the protection of the teams trademarked name because it is offensive to Native Americans.

Okay, I for one understand that some Native Americans believe the use of the word Redskins is offensive to them said James Dondero. But it’s not like there has been a great uproar from the Native American communities about this issue. If an unbiased poll was taken, I am sure that most people do not think of Redskin as a derogatory term to describe an American Indian, but describes an Indian Warrior. Maybe we as a society have gone too far, in trying not to offend people with our words. But then again, maybe we just stopped teaching that sticks and stones may break our bones but words will never hurt us.