Spreadsheets – Web Yantram http://webyantram.com/ Thu, 26 May 2022 14:11:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://webyantram.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Spreadsheets – Web Yantram http://webyantram.com/ 32 32 How (and why) did we calculate the value of payments from Haiti to France https://webyantram.com/how-and-why-did-we-calculate-the-value-of-payments-from-haiti-to-france/ Thu, 26 May 2022 12:30:00 +0000 https://webyantram.com/how-and-why-did-we-calculate-the-value-of-payments-from-haiti-to-france/ On September 9, Selam Gebrekidan, one of our colleagues on the project, traveled with me and Matt to south-east London to meet Victor Bulmer-Thomas, a British expert on Caribbean economies, and show him the sheet Calculation. As I opened my laptop in his dining room, I felt nervous, fearing he would dismiss our tabulation as […]]]>

On September 9, Selam Gebrekidan, one of our colleagues on the project, traveled with me and Matt to south-east London to meet Victor Bulmer-Thomas, a British expert on Caribbean economies, and show him the sheet Calculation. As I opened my laptop in his dining room, I felt nervous, fearing he would dismiss our tabulation as mere guesswork.

To our relief, he enthusiastically approved.

I spent the next few weeks sharing my screen in online meetings with scholars who have studied Haiti’s debt. I showed them the spreadsheet and carefully detailed, cell by cell, my sources, and listened to them place our numbers in historical perspective. A total of six academics, including Haitian scholars Gusti-Klara Gaillard and Guy Pierre, checked our tabulation.

The job, however, was far from complete. The challenge then became to understand how the disbursement of 112 million francs over decades had affected Haiti, and what kind of loss for its economic development this disbursement represented over time. One way to do this was to figure out how much that money would be worth today if it had stayed in Haiti.

Some economists had tried to do just that in a research paper released in August, using a broad estimate of Haiti’s debt, so I took inspiration from their methodology. I assumed that if this money had remained in the Haitian economy, it would, at a minimum, have grown at a rate of return equal to the actual growth of Haiti’s gross domestic product between 1825 and today.

Using estimates of Haiti’s 19th century GDP that were provided by Simon Henochsberg, a French banker who studied Haiti’s Public Debt for her master’s thesisI calculated average annual growth rates, calculated them with Haiti’s annual payment streams, and found that double debt could have added $21 billion to Haiti over time.

I spent weeks making video calls and exchanging lengthy emails with economists like Ugo Panizza and Rui Esteves of the University Institute of Geneva to test the methodology — and be gently corrected on various formula errors. Matt and I also went to present our findings at the Paris School of Economics, where the researchers grilled us.

We shared our analysis with 15 leading economists and financial historians. All but one agreed with our estimate of $21 billion. Some said it was within an acceptable range; others found it conservative and said the long-term losses for Haiti might actually be higher.

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State Auditor Kathy McGuiness will go on trial next week, third count will not be thrown out https://webyantram.com/state-auditor-kathy-mcguiness-will-go-on-trial-next-week-third-count-will-not-be-thrown-out/ Tue, 24 May 2022 21:40:00 +0000 https://webyantram.com/state-auditor-kathy-mcguiness-will-go-on-trial-next-week-third-count-will-not-be-thrown-out/ A judge won’t dismiss one of the charges that state auditor Kathy McGuiness is facing. McGuiness failed to have a misdemeanor charge dismissed for failing to comply with public procurement law, but prosecutors will not be able to use any documents obtained from a search warrant executed last September. They will need to obtain documents […]]]>

A judge won’t dismiss one of the charges that state auditor Kathy McGuiness is facing.

McGuiness failed to have a misdemeanor charge dismissed for failing to comply with public procurement law, but prosecutors will not be able to use any documents obtained from a search warrant executed last September.

They will need to obtain documents from other sources, since the auditor’s office is a state office.

McGuiness defense attorney Steven Wood claimed on Tuesday that the state’s indictment against the auditor was “mush” and that the investigation leading to it was “shallow “.

Wood claimed last month that the third charge listed in the indictment, a misdemeanor for failing to comply with public procurement law, is unclear as to which actions of McGuiness are in violation.

The indictment alleges that the invoices were split into payments less than $5,000 so as not to require approval from the Accounting Division. However, based on the evidence presented, Wood claims a payment amount of $9,375 was reviewed and approved, and the spreadsheets indicated the payment came from two different sources.

Wood argues that Chief State Special Investigator Frank Robinson, who spoke at the hearing on Tuesday, knowingly wrote the search warrant on this information, which he knew at the time to be false. .

Further payments ultimately put the amount paid on top of the original contract amount, which the state claims McGuiness did to avoid a public bid on the contract, but is not listed in the indictment as a crime.

Ultimately, Judge William Carpenter ruled that the count will go to trial, which is scheduled to begin May 31, and the state must prove that the payments were knowingly split and constitute violations of the government’s code. State.

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13 features to improve your Google Docs experience https://webyantram.com/13-features-to-improve-your-google-docs-experience/ Mon, 23 May 2022 04:00:50 +0000 https://webyantram.com/13-features-to-improve-your-google-docs-experience/ This article is republished with permission from Wonder Tools, a newsletter that helps you discover the most useful sites and applications. Subscribe here. I post five useful things to do with Google Docs Last week. It’s a follow-up with some handy but hidden features of Google Docs. 1. Translate text instantly Share your document in […]]]>

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I post five useful things to do with Google Docs Last week. It’s a follow-up with some handy but hidden features of Google Docs.

1. Translate text instantly

Share your document in another language. Your original is kept: Google Docs simply creates a translated copy of your document. It’s not human quality, but it’s good enough for the essentials.
How: Go to Tools > Translate document.

2. Show Persistent Word Count

Word counters, delight! It’s new. Display a persistent count at the bottom left of your edit window.
How: Go to Tools > Word Count—or Command-Shift-C— and select “Show word count as you type.”

3. Create a web page from a document

You can publish documents to the web quickly, easily and for free. In an emergency, this can be a handy way to create a public webpage. You can even make it publicly editable, thus converting it into a community Wiki. This approach has been used to provide emergency information and to track people’s safety after natural disasters.
How: Go to the File menu and click Publish to the web.

4. Create typing shortcuts

You can tell Google Docs to expand any short phrase or letter combination you type into anything else. This is useful for any long word or phrase that you type frequently. You can set them up for your email or mailing address, a word you misspell often, or anything else. When you type “myemail” or whatever letters or phrases you choose, Google Docs automatically expands it into your email address.
How: To configure shortcuts, go to Tools > preferences, so to select Replacements top right.

5. Check for changes

Version history is a great tool for checking what people have changed without having to manually review each sentence. At a glance, it will show you what was changed, by whom, and when.
How: Go to File > Version History

6. Name the versions

If you edit a document and end up with several different versions, go to File > Version History and then “Name of a version” and give a specific name to the version you are working on. Like “Jane’s edit” or “Prepublish version without images” or whatever makes sense to you.
How: Here is a 30 second video demo:

7. Add a table of contents

If you have a long document, automatically create a table of contents (TOC) so users can quickly find what they need. Place your cursor where you want the table of contents to appear.
How: To select Insert > Table of Contents and decide if you want the links to be black or blue. Choose the black option for a cleaner look. Then adjust key headings in the document so they appear in the table of contents by using the Format menu to style section headings. Here is step by step help on it if you need it.

8. Clean up your document

Use horizontal line breaks to clean up long documents into neater sections.
How: Utilize Insert > Horizontal Line

9. Add a GIF to add a visual explanation or to bring a document to life

Add visual movement right next to your words with GIFs. It’s a good way to get around not being able to embed videos.
How: Go to Insert > Picture and upload a GIF.

To see an example of a GIF in a Google Doc or to try adding one, visit my chat gibberish public doc. Test it by inserting a GIF.

10. Use larger fonts

Larger text is easier to read. It may seem strange at first, but people will appreciate the readability of your documents. Use size 14 if you can get away with it. See the second page of this one chat gibberish doc to see the difference a larger font makes.

11. Use Georgia or Raleway

These fonts are easy to read, elegant and professional. If you want more font options, click the font button in the tool palette, then More fonts to add variants.

12. Type doc.new in Chrome’s address bar to instantly create a new document

Skip the navigation steps and start working on a new document instantly. It also works by typing sheet.new, slide.new, form.new, site.new, or cal.new to instantly create Google spreadsheets, slides, forms, sites, or calendar events.

13. Create a highlighter effect

How: Select some text, click the highlighter button and choose bright yellow.

Alternatives to Google Docs

Some people swear by a new generation of clean and simple apps for writing online.

Popular apps in this vein include Bear, Ulysses, calmly writerand Drafts. They aim to be “distraction-free” writing spaces with minimalist menus so you can focus on your words. Hemingway is a great alternative that automatically highlights ways your writing could be refined.


Jeremy Caplan is director of teaching and learning at CUNY’s Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and creator of the Wonder Tools newsletter.

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CEOs identify environmental sustainability as a business priority https://webyantram.com/ceos-identify-environmental-sustainability-as-a-business-priority/ Thu, 19 May 2022 21:42:55 +0000 https://webyantram.com/ceos-identify-environmental-sustainability-as-a-business-priority/ Environmental sustainability has become one of business leaders’ top 10 priorities as investors, employees and regulators urge companies to fight and respond to climate change. According to Gartner’s annual survey of CEOs and senior business leaders, environmental sustainability features for the first time in the survey’s history on the list of top 10 priorities […]]]>

Environmental sustainability has become one of business leaders’ top 10 priorities as investors, employees and regulators urge companies to fight and respond to climate change.

According to Gartner’s annual survey of CEOs and senior business leaders, environmental sustainability features for the first time in the survey’s history on the list of top 10 priorities for CEOs, as it rose from 14th place in 2019 to 20th in 2015 to eighth place. was conducted between July 2021 and December 2021 with more than 400 senior business executives from various industries.

The survey revealed that environmental sustainability serves as a “competitive differentiator,” according to respondents. Seventy-four percent of CEOs said increasing their environmental, social and governance efforts appealed to investors.

“CEOs say investors want better returns and revenue growth, while driving environmental and social change,” said Kristin Moyer, Distinguished Vice President and Analyst at Gartner. “And CEOs are discovering that ESG is a way to attract customers, talent and investors.”

Indeed, investor interest is driving the climate risk disclosure rule proposed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which would mandate reporting of climate-related risks and greenhouse gas emissions. Greenhouse. The comment period for the proposed rule was recently extended to June 17 due to a surge of interest from stakeholders.

While the SEC’s proposed rule isn’t a driver of corporate interest in sustainability, Moyer said it puts additional pressure on companies to “strengthen their processes for identifying, managing and disclosure of climate risks and opportunities”.

However, as environmental sustainability efforts gain momentum, CEOs and senior business leaders face some challenges when it comes to setting and achieving sustainability goals.

The comment period on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed climate risk disclosure rule has been extended until June 17, following strong stakeholder interest.

Barriers to environmental sustainability

Survey data showed that compliance, employee reluctance to change and supply chain engagement are the top three barriers to advancing sustainability programs, Moyer said. IT and data limitations are also challenges, she added.

Sustainability managers spend “an inordinate amount of time” researching the environmental, social and governance data they need, and sustainability programs often start with tools like spreadsheets. Although the spreadsheets were inexpensive, Moyer said they were also of poor quality.

Indeed, IBM’s annual CEO survey noted that 51% of CEOs cite lack of data insights, unclear ROI, and technology barriers as significant barriers to their sustainability efforts.

Sustainability is a business transformation, and every business transformation ends up bringing all kinds of challenges.

Kristine Moyer Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

“CEOs lead one of the most complex environments ever, including war, inflation, talent shortages and the COVID-19 health crisis,” said John Granger, senior vice president of ‘IBM Consulting, in a press release. “Despite these challenges, they are not letting up on the accelerator when it comes to sustainability, and others are now ranking it among their top priorities. Yet many do not fully appreciate how data and technology can bridge the gap. from strategy to impact.”

Moyer said corporate environmental sustainability and environmental, social and governance programs need consistent, timely and detailed data. This means that companies must invest in the “process of identifying, collecting and quality assurance of ESG data”.

One way to help avoid fragmented data collection and streamline sustainability and environmental, social and governance efforts is for companies to create an executive committee providing coordination, governance and oversight, a she declared.

“Sustainability is a business transformation, and every business transformation ends up bringing all kinds of challenges,” Moyer said. “The most important thing is to remember that sustainability is a long-term transition. Progress will not be linear – business change never is.”

Makenzie Holland is a news writer covering big tech and federal regulation. Before joining TechTarget, she was a generalist journalist for the Wilmington StarNews and crime and education reporter Wabash Plain Dealer.

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Money Clinic podcast: I hate math – is that why I’m bad with money? https://webyantram.com/money-clinic-podcast-i-hate-math-is-that-why-im-bad-with-money/ Tue, 17 May 2022 10:00:42 +0000 https://webyantram.com/money-clinic-podcast-i-hate-math-is-that-why-im-bad-with-money/ If you hated math in school, does that mean you’ll be bad at managing money as an adult? On the Money Clinic podcast this week, presenter Claer Barrett hears from Jade, a 22-year-old freelance graduate, who is looking for ways to boost her confidence in both fields. Just thinking about numbers makes her anxious, bringing […]]]>

If you hated math in school, does that mean you’ll be bad at managing money as an adult?

On the Money Clinic podcast this week, presenter Claer Barrett hears from Jade, a 22-year-old freelance graduate, who is looking for ways to boost her confidence in both fields.

Just thinking about numbers makes her anxious, bringing back memories of not knowing the answer in school math lessons.

In her adult life, this affects Jade’s ability to budget and manage her money as the cost of living rises. Since graduating from college, she has been discouraged from applying for jobs that require the use of spreadsheets.

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She is aware that this is holding her back, but how can she face her fear?

Jade’s problem is far from uncommon – half of working-age adults in the UK have the numeracy skills expected of a child in primary school, according to charity National Numeracy.

Ahead of National Numeracy Day this Wednesday, Money Clinic hears from a trio of podcast experts who are “spreading the joy” of improving your numeracy skills.

Bobby Seagull, TV personality and Britain’s most famous maths teacher, has tips for changing your mindset when thinking about maths and numbers – and why have a ‘big number chatter’ could help.

Mr. MoneyJar, aka Timi Merriman-Johnson, explains why having more faith in the numbers will improve your financial well-being.

And Suzanne Dale, who teaches counting to adults, explains how listeners can “overcome the inner narrative of self-doubt.”

To take the National 10 Minute Numeracy Challenge and download many other free resources, visit National Numeracy Website.

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Spreadsheets are now cool, thanks to TikTok https://webyantram.com/spreadsheets-are-now-cool-thanks-to-tiktok/ Sun, 15 May 2022 16:00:34 +0000 https://webyantram.com/spreadsheets-are-now-cool-thanks-to-tiktok/ The writer is the author of ‘You’re the Business: How to build a success carrier when you strike out alone’ When Emma Chieppor, 25, started a new job as an actuary, she struggled to use Excel. Working remotely from her home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she ended up learning on her own using YouTube videos. Once […]]]>


The writer is the author of ‘You’re the Business: How to build a success carrier when you strike out alone’

When Emma Chieppor, 25, started a new job as an actuary, she struggled to use Excel. Working remotely from her home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she ended up learning on her own using YouTube videos.

Once she mastered the Microsoft spreadsheet program, Chieppor loved how much it made her more efficient at her job. In May 2021, she started posting videos on TikTok under the handle @exceldictionaryoffering help to those who struggle with spreadsheets.

Within a week, one of his videos – a 25-second “flash fill” tutorial – went viral and his account amassed 100,000 subscribers. Four months later, she was at 1 million followers on TikTok and today she has over 3.6 million followers on social media.

Chieppor is part of a generation of “Excel influencers” who have emerged over the past two years teaching spreadsheet skills in bite-sized videos. The growing trend of “micro-learning”, workers’ thirst for self-improvement, as well as the inability to acquire software skills informally from their colleagues through working from home, mean that the influence of Excel is booming.

The #Excel hashtag has over 3 billion views on TikTok. As Chieppor puts it, she wanted to “teach people Excel while doing something they were already doing – scrolling through their TikTok feeds.”

One of the first Excel accounts on TikTok was that of Kat Norton @miss.excel page at the start of the pandemic. In March 2020, the former management consultant was stuck in her childhood bedroom, unable to get around for work. She was already teaching Excel as a side project and decided to try posting tips on a TikTok account after a friend suggested it.

“I said, ‘I can’t do TikTok, I’m 27,'” she says. “Then I looked around and saw no one else was doing it. And I thought there might be a market for it.

Norton created videos of herself dancing to pop music, overlaid on a screen recording of her Excel functions, and began posting them daily. She now has more than 700,000 followers on TikTok, as well as nearly 600,000 on Instagram. In her biography, she is called Chief Excel Officer.

According to Norton, the best performing videos are those that cover essential Excel functions, such as fill flash and keyboard shortcuts. She also has a recurring skit of her playing a boss asking a worker to perform an arduous manual task, which they then complete in record time thanks to their newfound knowledge of Excel.

“The average daily Excel user is not the power user,” says Norton. “So when you touch on that basic stuff, the things that people do every day manually are the [videos] that go viral.

Freelance content creators aren’t the only ones making a name for themselves in the Excel community on TikTok. Mike Tholfsen is a Senior Group Product Manager for Microsoft Education and manages a TikTok account (@mtholfsen) with 1.3 million subscribers. He shares what he calls MicroTips, a portmanteau of “Microsoft tips.” He says his Excel content is the most popular; a recent tutorial demonstrating the text-to-column function has over 270,000 views.

“TikTok is about fleeting discovery,” says Tholfsen. “You can go to YouTube to find out how to do something, but on TikTok you learn something you didn’t expect.”

Tholfsen adds that he thinks Excel tips work so well on TikTok because it’s an ideal tool for micro-learning. “The pandemic, and TikTok to a lesser extent, has started to teach people that this microscopic content can resonate very well,” he says. “Not everyone wants the ’30 minutes, sit down and get’.”

Microsoft’s flagship spreadsheet program was launched in September 1985. The software maker does not provide figures on the number of Excel users, but in August 2021 Microsoft 365, the software suite that includes Excel , had more than 300 million paid commercial licenses. On LinkedIn, there are more than one million job postings worldwide for positions that require proficiency in Excel.

Although the software is an office staple, a survey of 1,000 UK employees by London-based training company Acuity Training suggested that less than half of office workers (48%) had received training. formal in Excel. Additionally, on average, workers surveyed needed help from colleagues twice a week with an Excel issue, which remote working made difficult.

“I’ve always found formal Excel lessons to be really dry and boring – I don’t think there’s any other way to put it,” says La-Tequl Edmonds, 33. The human resources specialist, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, relies on Excel and has found the TikTok tutorials much more useful. “What amused me was that people put their own spin on Excel content by putting it to music and using props. When I saw these videos, I was like, ‘This is my speed “.

Microsoft recently named Norton, @miss.excel, one of its Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs), an award given to “technology experts and community leaders who actively support technical communities through sharing unique, innovative and coherent knowledge”. She now offers a range of online courses, including a $297 Excel one.

Edmonds took one such course, which his company paid for as part of his training and development. She was recently promoted and credits her Excel skills with helping her confidence at work. “All my recognition before the promotion was because I met the parameters,” says Edmonds. “And I think I was able to do that with these newly acquired skills.”

Meanwhile, Chieppor has partnered with digital media company Morning Brew and plans to expand its Excel Dictionary brand into new formats. One of the early adopters of her account, Korrin Perry, research and development analyst at NielsenIQ, says that through Chieppor’s videos, she was able to show her boss how to use Excel functions. She says, “I feel more confident putting ‘Proficient Excel’ on my resume.”

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Will the lack of qualified personnel derail the digital transformation of the retail supply chain? – RetailWire https://webyantram.com/will-the-lack-of-qualified-personnel-derail-the-digital-transformation-of-the-retail-supply-chain-retailwire/ Fri, 13 May 2022 16:30:00 +0000 https://webyantram.com/will-the-lack-of-qualified-personnel-derail-the-digital-transformation-of-the-retail-supply-chain-retailwire/ May 13, 2022 New research reveals that more companies than ever are engaged in efforts to digitally transform their supply chains. He also finds that many do not have enough qualified staff to meet this target at a time when external factors such as supply chain disruptions and inflation complicate the planning process. Ninety-three percent […]]]>

May 13, 2022

New research reveals that more companies than ever are engaged in efforts to digitally transform their supply chains. He also finds that many do not have enough qualified staff to meet this target at a time when external factors such as supply chain disruptions and inflation complicate the planning process.

Ninety-three percent of supply chain professionals surveyed by ToolsGroup and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) said their companies were actively engaged in digitally transforming their operations.

“The past two years have highlighted the need to digitize supply chain planning and, thankfully, more companies than ever are responding by stepping up efforts to transform their operations,” said Caroline Proctor, Chief Marketing Officer at ToolsGroup. statement. “The percentage of companies not pursuing a digital transformation strategy at all is, at 7%, the lowest we have measured so far. Our results reveal growing investments in software, automation and people. “

Fifty-three percent of respondents said having people with the necessary skills was the biggest barrier they currently face in making the transition. Recruitment is top of the list for many companies, but labor shortages in key disciplines remain a significant challenge.

“As supply chain challenges become more frequent and intense, business leaders are increasingly focused on implementing solutions that can help them better manage risk, circumvent the shortage of skills and become more resilient,” said Mark Baxa, President and CEO of CSCMP.

Half of respondents said a focus on people, process, technology and security was key to their digital transformation efforts. Forty-five percent said change management and effective communication are necessary for success. Forty-three percent point to the need for leadership-focused goals.

The more than 300 supply chain professionals participating in the study said they started 2022 with a positive outlook, but external factors made supply chain planning more difficult. Twenty-five percent say supply chain delays are a complicating factor. Twenty-four percent reported runaway inflation and 19% reported increased fulfillment costs.

Internal concerns, including shorter product life cycles and more production options, were not a priority for many who must respond to external challenges on a daily basis.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Has the lack of qualified personnel, combined with supply chain disruptions, inflation, and other external challenges, made the logistics planning process much more complicated than before? Are there ways for companies to effectively pursue their digital transformation efforts despite the internal and external challenges they currently face?

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Frontiers of Pandora will be released in a year, according to Ubisoft https://webyantram.com/frontiers-of-pandora-will-be-released-in-a-year-according-to-ubisoft/ Wed, 11 May 2022 21:02:00 +0000 https://webyantram.com/frontiers-of-pandora-will-be-released-in-a-year-according-to-ubisoft/ There was virtually no information about Avatar: Pandora’s Frontiers from its gameplay debut at E3 2021. However, Ubisoft says it will be released sooner than expected. During Ubisoft latest earnings briefing On Wednesday, the publisher confirmed several high-profile titles, including Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, skull bonesand Avatar: Pandora’s Frontiers, will take place during […]]]>

There was virtually no information about Avatar: Pandora’s Frontiers from its gameplay debut at E3 2021. However, Ubisoft says it will be released sooner than expected.

During Ubisoft latest earnings briefing On Wednesday, the publisher confirmed several high-profile titles, including Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, skull bonesand Avatar: Pandora’s Frontiers, will take place during the year. It’s anywhere between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2022, for those of you who don’t live in Excel spreadsheets.

The output window seems quite relevant since Avatar: The Way of the Water hits theaters on December 16, 2022, and Ubisoft likely wants its game to release near James Cameron’s film.

If you are unfamiliar with Avatar: Pandora’s Frontiersit’s a first-person adventure game that we haven’t seen anything about other than its latest trailer, which you can watch below.

It certainly looks neat if it’s indeed in-game visuals. Avatar: Pandora’s Frontiers will only be available on PS5, Xbox Series X | S and PC, so no last-gen console retains the technical prowess of this one.

Massive Entertainment, the studio behind The division series, works on Avatar: Pandora’s Frontiers. Although it shares the film’s canon, Ubisoft states that it will be a standalone story. No crossings with Avatar: Grateful mobile title either.

Written by Kyle Campbell behalf GL HF.

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Miami startup Rella’s social media management tool built for content creators by creators https://webyantram.com/miami-startup-rellas-social-media-management-tool-built-for-content-creators-by-creators/ Sun, 08 May 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://webyantram.com/miami-startup-rellas-social-media-management-tool-built-for-content-creators-by-creators/ Natalie Barbu, CEO, is with Nick Kane, left, chief operating officer, and Connor Boyce, chief technology officer, of Rella, an app she launched to help influencers monetize their influence on social media . The trio were pictured at Wynwood on Wednesday April 20, 2022. Pedro Portal pportal@miamiherald.com READ MORE Miami Herald Startup Pitch Contest Don’t […]]]>

Natalie Barbu, CEO, is with Nick Kane, left, chief operating officer, and Connor Boyce, chief technology officer, of Rella, an app she launched to help influencers monetize their influence on social media .  The trio were pictured at Wynwood on Wednesday April 20, 2022.

Natalie Barbu, CEO, is with Nick Kane, left, chief operating officer, and Connor Boyce, chief technology officer, of Rella, an app she launched to help influencers monetize their influence on social media . The trio were pictured at Wynwood on Wednesday April 20, 2022.

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Natalie Barbu has been a content creator since her high school days, making beauty and fashion videos on YouTube. She continued to post lifestyle content while in college, where she majored in engineering. About three years ago, she quit her day job at a business consulting firm to create social media content full-time.

Now Barbu has founded a startup, Rella, to facilitate the business side of a content creator. It’s the company she wished she’d used when she became a content creator and social media influencer.

“One thing that I had always struggled with was having the tools behind me that really allowed me to treat what I was doing as a business. And so I really thought there had to be a better way to run it. this business rather than what I was doing, which was a bunch of Excel spreadsheets using project management tools,” said Barbu, who founded the company (rellasocial.com) in 2021.

She and her two co-founders, both with tech expertise, launched a minimal viable product in January and the startup is accelerating new features and acquiring more users. So far, Rella, who was selected as the first 2022 Miami Herald Startup Pitch Competition Community Pitch Finalist, has attracted 6,400 users. The track was run by Endeavor Miami, the startup support and networking group with expertise in scaling startups.

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Before they launched, they spoke to influencers, shared what they were building, and held focus groups to gather feedback. “When it was time to launch, we already had a great community that was already supporting us,” Barbu said.

Barbu’s current team is made up of its co-founders, Nick Kane and Connor Boyce, and five part-time entrepreneurs. Barbu has raised a small fundraising round among friends and family and will soon be raising funds. The startup is now pre-revenue but intends to introduce tiers for monthly subscriptions.

Before launching Rella, Barbu ran an e-commerce store for about a year and also ran a consulting agency that helped other influencers and brands grow their social media presence. What she learned from these other projects is the importance of community. The challenge now is to keep up with user growth and scale while trying to raise funds.

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And after?

“Lots of new features that help influencers understand their earnings. It’s really how we take Rella – making sure influencers understand incoming revenue, their projected revenue, expenses, analytics, and view it as a real business rather than just a hobby,” said she declared. “We’re made for creators by creators, and we’re building this alongside them.”

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5 Cover Letter Tips for Term Enlistees Separating from the Army https://webyantram.com/5-cover-letter-tips-for-term-enlistees-separating-from-the-army/ Fri, 06 May 2022 17:45:13 +0000 https://webyantram.com/5-cover-letter-tips-for-term-enlistees-separating-from-the-army/ For Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines who joined the military at 18 and will soon be parting ways after enlistment, writing that first resume and cover letter can be daunting. It may seem like there aren’t enough skills and experience to fill an entire page. Depending on the job you’re applying for, that’s probably fine. […]]]>

For Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines who joined the military at 18 and will soon be parting ways after enlistment, writing that first resume and cover letter can be daunting. It may seem like there aren’t enough skills and experience to fill an entire page.

Depending on the job you’re applying for, that’s probably fine. Everyone has to start somewhere, and you start off on the right foot with military experience. You’re competing with other people in your place in life who may not have a lot of work experience.

You’ll showcase your best asset in your first cover letter, a well-crafted document that will sell you, your skills, and your strengths, and show the value you’ll bring to their company as an employee.

Here are some tips to help you flesh out that critical document and land the interview.

1. Start strong.

Remember, you’re selling yourself for an entry-level position to an employer who might be looking for recent graduates most of the time. Let this person know that you have skills and experience that match the position, and if you have a background in the field, include that in the first paragraph as well.

This is especially true if you are pursuing a job that was also your military specialty. Just because you’re starting from scratch doesn’t mean you don’t have experience working in a store or office. Be sure to also include the position you are applying for.

2. Gather as much information as possible.

You may know the specific industry, company, or position you are applying for. If you are able to gather inside information about what the job or company is looking for in a candidate, use that information in the cover letter if it applies to you.

Networking, previous or current employees, and even alumni groups will often have information about how the company does things, what kinds of experience they really need, or if they have any alumni from your college or unit that might give you some insight into what to include.

3. Your skills must match the responsibilities of the position.

Although the cover letter is definitely a sales pitch for yourself and the employer should like you and the idea of ​​hiring you, you should still perform the job functions expected of you. Look at the job description and the day-to-day responsibilities of the position. Tell the employer why your skills are a perfect fit for these roles.

If the job requires the use of Excel spreadsheets, describe to the employer how you have used spreadsheets in your military work. If it requires working on a specific part of an aircraft or vehicle, tell them how you worked on those parts of the vehicle. You are trying to show your competence in the workplace and your ability to get the job done.

4. Use keywords from the job description.

Just as important as talking to a human being about roles and responsibilities, it’s important to override the computer that will scan your cover letter for certain words and phrases. Just like when submitting your resume, if you can’t pass this computer algorithm, human eyes may never see the letter.

It searches certain words and phrases as a filter to ensure that candidates who are considered by a human are actually qualified to do the job. These words are usually included in the job description and are often the skills, certifications, and training required for the job. Make sure your cover letter also includes these phrases.

5. End with a call to action.

Be sure to thank the employer for considering your application, then end the letter with a thank you and outline the best ways to contact you to arrange an interview. It might also be nice to include something about your excitement about working for their company, in particular. After all, no HR professional wants to be in the same position a year later.

— Blake Stilwell can be reached at blake.stilwell@military.com. It can also be found on Twitter @blakestilwell or on Facebook.

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