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first_imgThe president of the Jake Memorial Baptist College has in no uncertain term, informed member churches of the Fundamental Baptist Mission that the National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE) may withdraw accreditation from the college if low output and other challenges facing the institution continue.Giving progress report about the institution on August 23, at its 9th Convocation exercises in Monrovia, Rev. John K. Sackie, asserted that fellowshipping churches that suppose to render support to the college have failed to do so thereby causing administration of the institution to owe instructors and with lack of necessary facilities to operate.He said minimum support to the institution only comes from the Baptist Mid-Mission in the United States and a single local church and two faithful women in Liberia.Besides the three, the college’s president said the rest of the Fundamental Baptist Churches, that claimed the college as their property, have failed to support it.He said enrollment has always been low; which according to him cannot enable the administration to generate the needed capital to operate.Wondering over the failure of Baptist Churches to support their own property, Rev. Sackie said, “I don’t know why fellowshipping churches are failing to support a college that belongs to them. Is it because I am the president? If it is the case, I am willing to step aside so that the institution will not fall. If it falls, remember that the shame will reflect on all Baptist Churches and not a single church or individual.”He told the churches that Jake Memorial was one fortunate institution to stand among a few colleges and universities in Liberia during the time when many “mushroomed” colleges and self-styled universities were shut down by the NCHE.He said as the case stands now, it is becoming certain that the NCHE will reverse its decision to withdraw the accreditation if the institution does not perform to expectation.The 9th convocation exercises put out 12 graduates, including 11 males and a female earning Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Theology and “C” Certificate in Education.Eleven of the graduates earned AA degree in Theology, while one person earned “C” Certificate in Education.The Jake Memorial University has put out over 50 graduates since it was founded in 1995. Many of the graduates are mainly pastors and evangelists, leading churches around the country.In the beginning of the year, the school had four students and operated in the Bethlehem Baptist Church School on the Old Road. It was later moved to the BCCM building near the James Spriggs Payne Airfield in Sinkor, and subsequently to its current campus down the beach on 11th Street.The current campus first hosted the Baptist Mid-Mission as its headquarters, and was donated to the college by the missionaries.Meanwhile, Baptist Mid Mission is one of the earliest denominations that began operation in Liberia. Its dates back to the 1930s but has remained one of the least developed religious institutions in the country due to lack of support.Some members at the convocation exercise complained that many of its pastors, mainly those in the interior are very poor and least educated, and youths therein complain of lack for support to advance in their education.As a result, many young people shy away from venturing to become pastors and teachers, and rather seek education in different disciplines and work in different institutions.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_img 11 11 28. Cesar Azpilicueta 11 11 11 4. Cesc Fabregas (centre midfield) 11 5. Kurt Zouma (centre back) 11 2. Branislav Ivanovic (right back) 11 11 1. Asmir Begovic (goalkeeper) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 19. Diego Costa (striker) 21. Nemanja Matic (centre midfield) 8. Oscar (attacking midfield) 26. John Terry (centre back) 11 11 The Premier League is back this weekend.And while Liverpool’s trip to Manchester City is undoubtedly the blockbuster clash of the top flight’s return, Norwich’s visit to Chelsea will certainly be one to keep an eye on.The reigning English champions have been excruciatingly unpredictable this season, and manager Jose Mourinho will be hoping the international break has had a positive impact on his under-performing senior squad.So, will the Portuguese manager again make changes or will he continue to place trust in his big-name flops?Click the yellow arrow above, right, to take a look at talkSPORT’s predicted Chelsea line up. 22. Willian (right wing) 10. Eden Hazard (left wing) last_img read more

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first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has revealed how he wrote a song about battling cancer just months before his wife Majella was struck down with the illness.Daniel and MajellaThe singer raised thousands of euro when he recorded the charity song for Donegal cancer charity Relay for Life.Daniel became patron for the charity in June 2012 and joined hundreds of other volunteers on a 24 hour relay to celebrate the fight against cancer. Daniel sat down with songwriter Marc Roberts to pen the song ‘I’ll See This Journey Through” especially for people battling cancer.But just months after performing at the event, Daniel discovered that Majella had developed breast cancer.Daniel revealed “It’s amazing I suppose how things come in life. I never imagined when I wrote the song ‘I’ll See This Journey Through” that it would be Majella’s journey and indeed my journey my journey so soon after we had it written,” he said.Majella has raised the profile of cancer sufferers and also €600,000 for the Irish Cancer Society when she had her hair shaved on the Late Late Show. Daniel and Majella are expected to appear at the 24 hour Relay for Life event which takes place in Letterkenny on May 31st.DANIEL REVEALS HOW HE WROTE CANCER SONG JUST MONTHS BEFORE WIFE MAJELLA WAS DIAGNOSED was last modified: April 9th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cancerDanielMajellalast_img read more

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first_imgThe countdown has now begun to Lifford AC’s annual Spring 3 Race Series for 2015 with entries already rolling in via the line entry at liffordac.com. This Series is now firmly embedded within the sporting calendar in the North West and is the traditional kick start for 5K runs, pre season training and burning off the Christmas turkey.In 2014, the club had its biggest numbers ever taking part with nearly 400 participants at each race, from the serious runner through to recreational runners, joggers and walkers. For the third year running, the club is delighted to have Dalys XL Supermarket, Lifford on board as partners and sponsors for the Series. The Series itself sees three races held in three different venues, St Johnston (11th January), Raphoe (25th January) and Lifford (8th February), from which the club draws much of its membership and support.All three events also provide a unique opportunity for the local communities to come out and take part in a family friendly environment promoting health, fun, and providing no small measure of entertainment. Each race participant will receive points, which are accumulated towards the overall Series winners across a range of race categories.All three courses are AAI certified for accuracy and with chip timing at each of the races, participants can be assured of accurate times for each 5K event.The Lifford club is constantly striving to enhance the quality of its event experience with some of the key features including • Quality Technical T-Shirt for participants who compete in all 3 races• Chip Timing• Prizes for Senior, Junior, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+• Spot Prizes at each race randomly drawn from all race participants• SMS result for each athlete to mobile phone • Gift vouchers available to include 2 free gym sessions• Perpetual Shield for Overall Senior Men and Senior Women categories• Prizes for first 3 in all categories• Changing Rooms and Showers. • After Race Refreshments• Courses Officially Measured with Km markers• On Line Entry System at liffordac.com• Pre enter once and be automatically pre-entered for all 3 races.• Printed Results and On Line immediately after the race.• Early start times• Only €6 per race (or €15 for all 3)• Loyalty Scheme for subsequent races (details to follow)For all those looking to kickstart 2015 on the right footing, this is the Series for you. 3 races, 3 venues and an opportunity to benchmark a time in January against the same courses later in the year.For any queries, please contact Race Director Brendan O’Donnell on 086-6007847, email liffordac@eircom.net or get in touch via Facebook Lifford AC 5K Spring Series.LIFFORD AC ANNOUNCE SPRING SERIES OF 5Ks was last modified: January 3rd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:5kdonegalLIfford ACSpring Serieslast_img read more

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first_imgALAMEDA — There was more up in the air than the Raiders themselves Friday as they boarded buses headed for the airport and a Week 3 road date against the Minnesota Vikings.“Obviously we have enough injuries right now if you look at the list, with a lot of guys being questionable, we don’t really know their status until until we get to Minnesota,” Raiders coach Jon Gruden said.The good news is that right tackle Trent Brown was not only on the field for the first time this week, but also a …last_img read more

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first_img(Visited 35 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 For an enterprise as secular and materialistic as science, there’s a lot of talk about morality these days.Human subjects:  This past week, Science magazine reported on a government panel that is revising the 1991 regulations on human research.  Rebecca Dresser reported, “Although these concepts underlie many Common Rule provisions, insights gained since 1991 and unaddressed problems in the current oversight system point to new measures that could enhance the rule’s ethical legitimacy.” (Science, 3 August 2012: Vol. 337 no. 6094 pp. 527-528, DOI: 10.1126/science.1218323.)  She used the word “moral” five times, as in the last section, “A Fundamental Moral Judgment” –Underlying the research oversight system is a fundamental moral judgment: Human subjects have interests that should not be subordinated to the interests of the patients, researchers, industry stakeholders, and others who gain health and monetary benefits from the research enterprise. In the United States and elsewhere, allegiance to this moral judgment demands robust efforts to educate prospective research subjects, help subjects who are harmed in research, and evaluate the quality of human research proposals.Research misconduct:  In Nature, Colin Macilwain wrote that “The time is ripe to confront misconduct.”  He is encouraged that some scientific institutions are beginning to take this problem seriously: “For too long, scientists’ instinctive defensiveness has produced general denial that misconduct constitutes a serious problem.”  The statement suggests that scientists tend to have a moral superiority complex.  Science, after all is supposed to be self-correcting; misconduct, they thought, must be rare among their ranks.  “Few senior scientists now believe that,” Macilwain said.  “They know that misconduct exists and that, unchecked, it can undermine public regard for science and scientists.”  Some institutions have seen fraud investigations as contrary to academic freedom, but noteworthy cases of fraud are changing attitudes.  “Worldwide, however, research integrity is now very much in the spotlight.”  He spoke of a couple of initiatives being taken to address the issue, then ended: “Together, the studies represent a historic opportunity to deal with what is, perhaps, the single most potent threat to science’s prestige”  (Nature 488, 02 Aug 2012, page 7, doi:10.1038/488007a).Mentoring:  It’s natural for a trainee to want to please and imitate his or her mentor.  Nature recognized this as a problem and an opportunity: mentors should be the ones to teach integrity and forestall misconduct.  In “The roots of research misconduct,” William Neaves argued that “Mentors should understand what causes misconduct among trainees — and keep in mind some possible remedies” (Nature 488, 01 Aug 2012, pp. 121-122, doi:10.1038/nj7409-121a).   It’s not enough to teach about the importance of integrity, he said; “Consistently modelling good practice beats lecturing hands down, and discussing ethical guidelines at laboratory meetings helps the team to appreciate honesty — and the grim consequences of misconduct.”  This requires overcoming the mentor’s natural reluctance to bring up the subject, and understanding what motivates fraud among young scientists.  “Mentors should not avoid a discussion on research integrity just because of their own discomfort,” Neaves ended.  “The potential consequences for careers and reputations are too severe.”Conflict of interest:  Bouncing off a case of a scientist with ties to industry contributing to a report giving fracking a clean bill of health, Nature‘s editors took the opportunity to call for openness: “Scientists must remember that however irrelevant their involvement in industry might seem to them, others will see it differently — only full disclosure will avert the taint of scandal.”  (Nature 488, 02 Aug 2012, p. 5, doi:10.1038/488005a).  The editors were not claiming a scandal existed; they were just skittish about the possibility of damage to the reputation of science if scientists do not reveal possible biases.  Sunlight is the best disinfectant, they believe:Experts in many fields bounce between academia, government and industry during their careers. Universities could not exclude people who have industry connections from their ranks, nor would they want to. The same goes for government. There is also nothing inherently wrong with universities accepting donations from industry to conduct studies, as long as the proper protections are put in place. The key is transparency, because that is the basis for trust between institutions and the wider public, which is especially important when people are buffeted by confusing, contradictory and inflammatory information. What the public needs, and what scientists must deliver, is reliable information that is honest about both its methods and its inevitable biases. What it needs is full disclosure. False positives:  Ethics requires avoidance of exaggeration.  On July 27, Daniel MacArthur wrote in Nature about the risk of scientists treating “eye-catching artefacts” as “genomic insights” (Nature 487, 26 July 2012, pp. 427-428, doi:10.1038/487427a).  Beginning with a recent highly-advertised case, he said, “As it turned out, at least some of the results from this study were surprising simply because they were wrong.”  Technical errors not caught by quality control can lead to false positives, especially in data sets where the complexity is huge:In fact, it has never been easier to generate high-impact false positives than in the genomic era, in which massive, complex biological data sets are cheap and widely available. To be clear, the majority of genome-scale experiments yield real results, many of which would be impossible to uncover through targeted hypothesis-driven studies. However, hunting for biological surprises without due caution can easily yield a rich crop of biases and experimental artefacts, and lead to high-impact papers built on nothing more than systematic experimental ‘noise’.Flawed papers cause harm beyond their authors: they trigger futile projects, stalling the careers of graduate students and postdocs, and they degrade the reputation of genomic research. To minimize the damage, researchers, reviewers and editors need to raise the standard of evidence required to establish a finding as fact.In genomics, for instance, surprising data can occur by chance.  Additionally, the technologies can generate their own biases.  In a paraphrase of the maxim, “If something is too good to be true, it probably is,” MacArthur wrote, “Few principles are more depressingly familiar to the veteran scientist: the more surprising a result seems to be, the less likely it is to be true.”  Yet quality control and reproducibility take time.   He suggested standards for journal editors and scientists; fortunately, open-access and online commenting are providing more rapid critical responses, which MacArthur encouraged.  His last paragraph shows that carefulness is a part of ethics:Nothing can completely prevent the publication of incorrect results. It is the nature of cutting-edge science that even careful researchers are occasionally fooled. We should neither deceive ourselves that perfect science is possible, nor focus so heavily on reducing error that we are afraid to innovate. However, if we work together to define, apply and enforce clear standards for genomic analysis, we can ensure that most of the unanticipated results are surprising because they reveal unexpected biology, rather than because they are wrong.As with any human enterprise, honesty is an essential pillar.  Without it, nothing else matters when trust collapses.  But where does ethics come from?  In Science, John T. Jost reviewed a new book by Jonathan Haight, The Righteous Mind Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion (John T. Jost, “Social Psychology: Left and Right, Right and Wrong,” Science 3 August 2012: Vol. 337 no. 6094 pp. 525-526, DOI: 10.1126/science.1222565 ).  Haight, a popular social psychologist, tried to conjure up man’s moral sense from evolutionary “psychological foundations” –In The Righteous Mind, Haidt attempts to explain the psychological foundations of morality and how they lead to political conflicts. The book’s three parts are not as compatible or settled as Haidt’s ingenious prose makes them seem. The first revisits the intriguing arguments of an earlier, influential paper (1) in which he argued that moral reasoning is nothing but post hoc rationalizing of gut-level intuitions. The second introduces an evolutionarily inspired framework that specifies five or six “moral foundations” and applies this framework to an analysis of liberal-conservative differences in moral judgments. In the third part, Haidt speculates that patriotism, religiosity, and “hive psychology” in humans evolved rapidly through group-level selection.Jost found contradiction in Haight’s premise that morality is nothing more than post-hoc rationalization of intuitive, emotional reactions by finding post-hoc rationalization in the book’s own moral judgments about what humans ought to do.  “Ultimately, Haidt’s own rhetorical choices render his claim to being unbiased unconvincing,” Jost said charitably.  He is not ready to accept the premise that our “primitive ancestral legacy” can be a guide to right and wrong:Before drawing sweeping, profound conclusions about the politics of morality, Haidt needs to address a more basic question: What are the specific, empirically falsifiable criteria for designating something as an evolutionarily grounded moral foundation? Haidt sets the bar pretty low—anything that suppresses individual selfishness in favor of group interests. By this definition, the decision to plunder (and perhaps even murder) members of another tribe would count as a moral adaptation. Recent research suggests that Machiavellianism, authoritarianism, social dominance, and prejudice are positively associated with the moral valuation of ingroup, authority, and purity themes [e.g., (6, 7)]. If these are to be ushered into the ever-broadening tent of group morality, one wonders what it would take to be refused admission.I see no compelling reason to assume that morality is—let alone should be—whatever comes first, easiest, or even most forcefully to mind (because of our evolutionary heritage or otherwise). In many situations behaving morally may require us to do what is difficult, perhaps even “unnatural” in some sense. Or, as John Stuart Mill put it (8), “… Nature cannot be a proper model for us to imitate. Either it is right that we should kill because nature kills; torture because nature tortures; ruin and devastate because nature does the like; or we ought not to consider what nature does, but what it is good to do.”Jost, however, failed to define goodness or reveal his own theory of the grounds of morality.It’s nice that ethics is getting a hearing more and more, but who are the editors of Nature to lecture the rest of us about morality?  The rag since its inception was devoted to pushing the Darwinian world view: a system where “ethics,” whatever that means, is a mere artifact of the struggle for fitness.  They can’t play both sides of the fence here, preaching the Darwin-Tyndall materialist view most of the time, but the Christian sermon when scientific fraud becomes an issue.  How about some full disclosure by the editors?  Tell us about all your leftist political connections that generate a hugely lopsided leftist viewpoint whenever anything political is involved.  How about some repentance for Nature‘s involvement with eugenics and other atrocities with human subjects in the past?  How about some fact checking when evolutionists push their false positives about some bone shedding light on evolution?  How about confessing your own conflicts of interest when advocating increased taxpayer funding of your favorite projects?  We don’t need your sermons about ethics.  You need to go to church.   You need to hear some real sermons about the only solid foundation for ethics: the word of the Lord: “Thou shalt not bear false witness.”last_img read more

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first_imgSouth Africa participated in the VIII International IT Forum, the first time it took part in the annual gathering. Held over two days on 8 and 9 June, Communications Minister Faith Muthambi represented the country at the event, which was held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.Second #BRICS IT-Forum to take place on 8-9 June in the Russian city of Khanty-Mansiysk as part of @it_forum_ugra pic.twitter.com/6NT1UIjbik— Russia in RSA ?? (@EmbassyofRussia) May 26, 2016#SA Minister @faithmuthambi to participate in the Second #BRICS IT-Forum in Khanty-Mansiysk #Russia on 8-9 June pic.twitter.com/Qqo1Eio1o3— Russia in RSA ?? (@EmbassyofRussia) May 26, 2016The minister hailed it a success for multilateral relations. The forum allowed South Africa to expand co-operation in communication science and emergent technologies in the BRICS grouping.“The forum created an opportunity for us to develop mass media co-operation agreements and we believe that very soon, the citizens of the BRICS nation states will be shown thetrue picture of a grouping with growing economic and social ties that complement our shared histories and political development,” she said.The minister said data was at the centre of the new global economy and going forward, data analytics would provide improved government communication systems.Muthambi also initiated linking the Gauteng provincial government and the autonomous region of Okrug-Yugra to work towards entering into a techno park partnership.Advancing the field of medicine through technology was also discussed. “The creation of compatible integrated telemedicine systems in the regions of the BRICS countries is well advanced,” Muthambi said.“In fact, we are talking about the combined potential and opportunities of the largest economies of the world, containing more than 40% of the population of the planet to put their resources to protect human health, no matter where citizens live.”Joint action in this field was important, she said,because it was an essential humanitarian task to preserve human health. “Healthy citizens can fully participate in economic endeavours and reach their potential.”Good health is part of South Africa’s National Development Plan outcome 2: A long and healthy life for all South Africans. It is also a key pillar of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Right now we are getting equipment serviced, cleaned up and put away. As it gets colder we’ll have to winterize things in the barns by draining the sprinkler system and put the curtains up and get the barns buttoned up a little tighter. We are in really good shape with our manure storage heading into winter because things have been so dry.  We started an expansion back in August and we are starting the second phase of that next month, which will keep us busy for a while.We typically see milk production go up as we head into winter. The feed that was made in the fall and ensiled has completely gone through the process of ensiling by December or January and is steady and stable at that point. That makes it easier to get the cows’ diets fine-tuned when the feed is more stable.The cows like the cooler temperatures in the fall and early winter. We do see some cold stress when the temperatures get down to zero or below and then we can see production go the other way.A week ago Saturday there were a few snow flurries but nothing that stuck to the ground. We caught about a half-inch of rain this Saturday evening. We have quite a bit of triticale and wheat and the rain helped that out. The stands are looking really good and we got them planted in good time.Most soybeans have been harvested around here and the corn is probably 50% harvested in this area. Everything is definitely ahead of schedule this fall. From what I am hearing, yields are down around here this year pretty much across the board. It was too wet early and too dry later on.last_img read more

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first_imgCaption length text: text only, max 2,200 characters Frames: 30 fps max Length: 120 minutes max Recommended aspect ratio: 1.77:1 / 16:9 / HDTV, 2:39:1 or 2:40:1 / widescreen / 9:16, 1:1 / 1.33:1 / 4:3 / SDTV, 1.375:1 / film, 1.85:1 / film, no pillar boxing or letter boxing File Size: up to 4GB max Bitrate: no limit to bitrate file if you’re using two pass encoding, as long as long as your file doesn’t exceed 1 GB. Otherwise, 8 megabits per second for 1080p and 4 megabits per second for 720p. Format: full list of supported file formats here Minimum resolution: minimum width 600 pixels, length dependent on video aspect ratio Have any Facebook posting tips you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments. Embrace Onscreen TextPerhaps the most unique aspect of Facebook’s video offering comes from its primary viewing in the news feed. In this aspect, users encounter videos that auto-play when they scroll through. Because of this feature, videos auto-play muted and will stay muted until the user clicks to turn the volume on. This means two things for digital video creators:Videos either need to do something quickly to encourage viewers to click, orVideo producers can embrace the silence and use other means to communicate narrative and informationOne of the best and most popular ways to do this is by using onscreen text — as you can see in videos by Vox, Upworthy, and NowThis. Here are some resources for how to add text to your video for best results.10 Essential Text Tutorials for After EffectsEasily Create Captions in Adobe Premiere ProAfter Effects Text TemplatesOptimize Your PostWhen uploading videos on Facebook, if you’re posting on your own page or a brand page, it’s important to optimize your post for clarity, searchability (SEO), and cross-page linking.Ideal Post LengthFacebook video posts (unlike your typical long rant posts) tend to be short in duration. They include far less information than, say, a Youtube post but more information than a tweet. They also tend to be more formal.Try to sum up your post in one or two short sentences that include what you’re posting, why you’re posting it, and what a viewer should take away from the post.Searchability (SEO)Facebook posts are also searchable, which is pretty impressive if you think about the sheer number of posts that go up a day. You can also search specifically for videos, so including tags and keywords can be a great way to help viewers find your content.Be sure to include a proper title and a few tags, and re-hash the keywords in the post.Cross-Page LinkingAnother way to optimize is by cross-page linking. When you write your post, you can create links to other pages, people, or groups. All you need to do is type the @ sign and begin typing the page’s name to bring up a list.Pro-tip: this can be a little tricky sometimes, so be sure to know the page’s exact name when you’re ready to cross-link.Share In GroupsThis might be the most labor intensive way to get your video in front of viewers, but it can also be the most beneficial. Facebook groups exist in a kind of Wild West in terms of their organization and what you may find. However, if you know your video will appeal to certain audience, try searching for groups to join that may enjoy it.Many groups are closed, so you’ll have to request to join (which shouldn’t be a problem if you’re working from a real account). Once you’re accepted, it’s best to read the rules and guidelines to make sure you’re not spamming.If you’re within guidelines, it’s perfectly acceptable to share your own content as long as you don’t overdo it.Boost With Ad BoostThe final way to get the most out of your post is to put some money behind it. Facebook is a multi-billion dollar corporation for a reason. They sell your information to those looking to target their advertising dollars. If you’re willing to participate, Facebook really wants to help you in this.The Ad Boost features in Facebook are extremely robust and surprisingly intuitive. It’s almost scary how easy it is for you to put your video in front of the exact people you’d like to see it. I’d suggest starting small; the minimum buy you can set-up is $1 a day – so if you’d like to try it, that might be the best place to start. (Facebook recommends a minimum of $5 a day for optimal results, so consider that once you’re comfortable with the workflow.)There are lots of additional resources out there for Facebook video creators and posters. Here are some other tips and tricks to consider before posting:Everything You Need to Know About Putting Your Videos OnlineHow to Properly Export Video for FacebookIs Facebook Now a Better Video Distribution Source Than YouTube? Facebook is quickly becoming the future of online video. Learn how to get the most out of your Facebook video posts.Cover image via Fortune.To say Facebook is the future is an understatement. It’s the here and now of online users and digital audiences. And it’s only growing as a video hosting platform.Facebook’s total audience is now at 1.71 billion MAUs (monthly active users), and that trend is tracking directly upward. If you’re looking to expand your brand, Facebook is quickly becoming the leading online platform over competitors like Youtube and Vimeo.Here are some of the best practices to optimize your Facebook video posts to get the most views, likes, and shares.Follow the Export GuidelinesFacebook is actually quite flexible in terms of video formatting. 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first_imgGoa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said the results of by-elections to the Panaji and Valpoi seats were as expected.Reiterating that his government was stable, he said: “The results were as expected. Even the votes polled by the Congress in the Panaji bypoll were as expected, considering the lower turnout of voters. My government is stable.”In reply to a question about speculations in political circles that some Congress MLAs were on the way to the BJP, he dismissed it saying, “We don’t want any more MLAs from the Congress.”Mr. Parrikar on Monday tweeted, thanking the people of Panaji for their “emphatic mandate and reposing their trust in me for the sixth time.”He also thanked his colleagues in the Cabinet and alliance partners for their tireless work in poll campaigns.Shantaram Naik, ex-MP and president of the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee, said the elections were a moral defeat for the BJP although it might have obtained electoral victory. Its candidates indulged in corrupt practice and they used their official position by offering jobs to voters. They also used ”electoral terrorism” to scare away voters, he alleged.“The Congress has built an organisation base in the two constituencies and it will strengthen its base in the seats in the coming days,” he said.Mr. Naik claimed that the Election Commission’s ”flying squad” detained Congress MLA and former Chief Minister Ravi Naik on August 22 on the eve of the by-election when he was ”buying bananas in the market.”Mr Naik accused the BJP of systematically floating rumours through a section of media that certain number of Congress MLAs are likely to cross over to the BJP.last_img read more