Experience the premium performance of the new portrait master, the vivo V21 series

The feature-rich, selfie-focused vivo V21 Series are now available in all vivo stores nationwide and official e-commerce sites. Be amazed at the photography capacities and impressive specs beneath the elegance of these new smartphones.

A seamless experience is possible with V21 5G’s MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G Processor. Boosting its core up to 2.4GHz, it makes the launching of apps and top games done in a split second. With the processor also engineered for balance and efficiency, enjoy an excellent 5G experience and a prolonged battery life.

The processor also serves the phone’s large cameras, along with built-in imaging accelerators and noise reduction technology, to jointly work during photography and filming sessions. Moreover, the CPU’s integrated AI processing unit runs in the background to facilitate AI-camera enhancements that improve details and add effects.

Meanwhile, the V21e utilizes Qualcomm® Snapdragon 720G which accelerates the gaming and entertainment experience, supports advanced camera and Read the rest

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What is encryption & how does it work? 

The practice of protecting sensitive information with codes and ciphers is thousands of years old. Today, it’s a technical art form that secures digital data that is being sent, received or stored.

Better known as encryption, this protection method masks digital information so that only those with the correct encryption key can decipher it.

Understanding encryption is crucial as you manage your own website and develop or design websites and apps for your clients.

Types of encryption

There are several different encryption methods — the algorithms or ciphers used in scrambling data — that designers and developers can use. To encrypt data, you need a key to alter it. You could use a symmetric encryption key, which uses a single randomly generated private key that the sender shares with the receiver. Or you could use an asymmetric encryption key that uses a public key to encrypt the data or … Read the rest

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Banks bulk up in Hong Kong as China business overshadows politics

HONG KONG  Some global banks, funds and other financial services providers say they are stepping up hiring in Hong Kong, in a sign the city’s unique position as a financial gateway to China is outweighing concerns about Beijing’s tightening grip over it. 

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Citigroup Inc., UBS AG and other banks are each hiring hundreds of people in the city this year, adding substantially to their existing ranks. 

Citigroup, for example, has said it is bulking up its staffing by 1,500 people, including additional headcount and replacements in 2021, double the number of people it hired a year ago. It has about 4,000 people in the city. A Goldman spokesman said the bank, which has about 2,000 people in Greater China, expects hiring in Hong Kong to be up 20% this year. 

The Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong’s market regulator, is seeing a rebound in licenses Read the rest

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Sign up for this free event & support underserved children’s access to computer science education 

To address the inequity experienced by underserved students seeking access to computer science, an upcoming event aims to rally support from professionals in this sphere. The meetup is scheduled for Thursday, June 10 at 1 p.m. (EST) and sponsored by GoDaddy Pro, the nonprofit Code.org, and Radix, the registry behind the .tech domain.

It’s free to attend, and throughout June all proceeds received by GoDaddy and Radix from the registration of .tech domains will go to Code.org.

It’s almost hard to imagine that well into the 21st century, the potential of some students remains stymied by something most of us take for granted. Yet research from Code.org shows that, indeed, an education in computer science is far from guaranteed for some children.

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Examining the gap in computer science education with Code.org

Founded in 2013, Code.org started as a YouTube video that reached the number-one spot for … Read the rest

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Illegal fishing, lack of training are major concerns of fisherfolk, says policy paper 

Fisherfolk need to be trained and guided more closely by local and national government agencies to properly enforce sea patrols, manage protected areas, and implement harvest control, according to a policy paper. Findings showed that lack of training and coordination made it hard to address issues like illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. 

“If they’re not given proper training and understanding of coastal resource management, they won’t be able to participate and recommend policies,” said Dr. Noemi S.B. Lanzuela, national stock assessment program coordinator of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Region V, in a virtual congress for Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management Councils (FARMCs). 

Another issue was a lack of representation from small-scale fisherfolk. Martha E. Cadano, a national FARMC member from Region VIII in the Visayas, said there were gaps from unrepresented municipalities, since there were only a few members from every region. She added Read the rest

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Meet Courtney Robertson, Web Designer & Developer Advocate

Hi, I’m Courtney Robertson, the new Web Designer & Developer Advocate. I joined the GoDaddy Pro Field Marketing team officially on June 1.

My background & about me

I have a background in WordPress and teaching that are nearly inseparable. I first found open-source in 2005 when I needed a learning management system in my classroom. Soon I had a Moodle server up and running, and a new blog on Joomla.

Fast forward six months and I opted to use WordPress instead. At the time I was teaching high school business education, including Microsoft Office and HTML/CSS.

I took some time away from the classroom to teach adult education and corporate training opportunities while also working as a solo web developer. I found ManageWP and joined the WordPress Training Team in 2014. I’ve since served as the WordPress.org Training Team co-rep for three years.

After some time with my young … Read the rest

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Email automation 101 — 5 steps to automate email marketing

This post was originally published on Sept. 20, 2019, and was updated on June 2, 2021.

Regardless of your niche, industry or sector, email is one of the most powerful marketing channels available to today’s business owners, offering an ROI of $44 for every $1 spent. Ultimately, however, your email marketing success depends on how it’s done. When it comes to squeezing the most juice from your email marketing efforts, embracing the power of email automation is essential.

This guide will walk you through the basics of email automation and show you how to automate your email marketing. We’ll cover:

  • What is email automation?
  • Overview of five steps to automate email marketing.
  • Understand your audience.
    • Start segmenting your customers.
    • Build buyer personas.
  • Plan your email marketing goals and strategy.
    • Questions to help define your email marketing goals.
    • Iterative marketing with email.
  • Choose your email automation software.
    • What to look for
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Malaysia’s AirAsia X gets shareholder go-ahead for restructuring plan 

KUALA LUMPUR  AirAsia X Bhd. shareholders have approved the Malaysian budget airline’s debt restructuring, it said on Tuesday, allowing it to pursue a scheme it viewed as key to survival. 

Shareholders of the long-haul affiliate of AirAsia Group Bhd. approved all resolutions at an extraordinary general meeting, including a rights issue and a share subscription for new investors to raise 500 million ringgit. 

AirAsia X last October proposed restructuring its 64.15 billion ringgit ($15.6 billion) debt into a principal amount of 200 million ringgit and having the rest waived. 

The airline said in a separate statement that the resolutions were passed with at least a 99.8% margin, and marked a major milestone in its restructuring progress. 

“These approvals have been obtained simultaneously with final negotiations being held with creditors,” it said, adding that with advisers New York-based Seabury Capital it had been “in active and productive” talks with lessors Read the rest

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Sean Chaudhary: AlchemyLeads

Sean Chaudhary operates AlchemyLeads, a Los Angeles-based web design and marketing agency. Catch up with him on Twitter, LinkedIn and Medium.

The who:

Given a business name is so central to a brand, we tend to put a lot of importance on it. How did you arrive at a name, and how do you feel about it now that you’ve been in business a while?

Alchemy is defined “as a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination.” I decided to take a major leap of faith and start my company at quite possibly the worst time in my life. I had lost my stable job and gone through a surprise divorce within the same week.

After pitying myself, for a while, I had an epiphany. I was at rock bottom, and there was nowhere to go but up.

In medieval times, Alchemy meant turning lead into gold — … Read the rest

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Asia’s factories sustain expansion, supply chain woes cloud outlook

TOKYO – Asia’s factory activity continued to expand in May thanks to an ongoing recovery in global demand, surveys showed on Tuesday, though rising raw material costs and supply chain constraints clouded the outlook.

A spike in COVID-19 infections in countries like Taiwan and Vietnam could disrupt semiconductor output and supply chains, posing a headache for manufacturers and weighing on Asia’s export-driven recovery, analysts say.

Japan and South Korea saw an expansion in factory activity moderate in May, purchasing managers’ indexes (PMI) showed on Tuesday, underscoring the fragile nature of their recoveries.

“A spread of new variants is already having a negative impact on supply chains. If this situation persists, it would hit Asian manufacturers that had been scrambling to diversify supply chains out of China,” said Toru Nishihama, chief economist at Dai-ichi Life Research Institute.

“Asia’s recovery has been driven more by external than domestic demand. If companies have … Read the rest

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