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Jumpstart Your Holiday Recovery With A Loan

Written by David Seah on February 16, 2017

If you’re like most Canadians, then you’re recovering from a holiday hangover — and we’re not talking about the headache from too many seasonal libations! The most wonderful time of the year can have a devastating impact on Canadian budgets, as many of us over indulge in order to create the perfect holiday atmosphere. Between travel plans (a notoriously pricey endeavour in this country) and presents (made even more expensive because of sales tax), before you know it you’ve blown your budget. Now that the bills are coming in, you’re left to face the consequences of your holiday spending bender. If you need a little help covering these bills in the New Year, a pay day lender can offer the assistance you need. (more…)

Feel Good About Your Choice Of Lender

Written by David Seah on February 16, 2017

Finding where to go when you need a personal line of credit is a challenge. There are roughly 26,800 commercial banks and payday lenders in the United States. Thankfully, some of these institutions aren’t available in your region, so you don’t have to investigate every single option before you can make an intelligent choice about your line of credit. (more…)

LG Skins: Protection That Doesn’t Come at a Cost

Written by David Seah on February 16, 2017

The LG G5 is no Galaxy S7. Though it’s certainly one of the better phones released in 2016, it hasn’t quite turned out to be the darling of the tech world like Samsung’s flagship mobile. It still makes it on the year’s top 10 list of best phones, but it’s nowhere near the number one position. A lot of people were disappointed with the G5, including critics. They’ve docked the smartphone significant points for not living up to its full modular potential. But say what you will about the latest LG, as an owner of the G5, you know it’s still the most customizable smartphone on the market today. Though its modular design is limited compared to critics’ imaginations, you can still add and subtract cool accessories to the phone — which is more than any other phone. So until Google releases the Ara, you’ve got an innovative cellphone in your pocket. (more…)

How the International Media is Covering Donald Trump’s Actions

Written by David Seah on February 16, 2017

Ever since he announced his candidacy for the U.S. presidency, Donald Trump has been hogging the limelight. And even until today that he has become the new president of the United States of America, he continues to gain international attention particularly from the media. In fact, reports have it that the media helped create the Trump phenomenon owing to their frequent coverage of him on television.

There’s no doubt that the new U.S. president’s popularity was driven by the media as confirmed by a recent study. The research done by Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy looked into the news coverage of the 2016 presidential candidates by the mainstream media during the so-called invisible primary. According to the researchers, the most vital indicator of success during that period is media exposure and Trump achieved just that.

Specifically, the study noted that the coverage of major news TV networks from CBS, NBC to Fox News as well as major newspapers such as Los Angeles Times, USA Today and the New York Times was not the usual. It stated that their news coverage was more extensive and positive in tone and this boosted his polling numbers.

Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, got mostly negative news coverage. For the 11 months that the study was conducted, Clinton’s negative news overshadowed the positive ones.

Trump Gets Free Advertising

In terms of media value, the Shorenstein Center report said it was clear that Donald Trump enjoyed free advertising worth an estimated $55 million. Of that amount, the researchers said about $16 million came from New York Times alone.

Trump’s loud personality and use of the social media during his campaign attracted him to the major media outlets. And the researchers pointed out that most often, journalists are excited to cover what’s new, what’s unusual and sensational that can attract the attention of their audience.

For many journalists including political analysts, Trump is described as a disruptive force and a game changer. Even early on, there were already questions about whether his administration would be as unconventional as his personality.

Now that he has assumed the presidency, Donald Trump continues to gain much public and media attention. For example, his decision to ban citizens of Syria and six other countries in the Middle East coming to the U.S. has caused anger and confusion resulting in more media mileage. Immigrants and refugees who were stranded in airports have called out to Trump to be more considerate while civil rights and religious groups as well as activists have staged protest actions and vowed to fight the order implemented by the federal government.

How the Media is Reacting

But with all the media exposure he has been getting since last year, the new U.S. president is not in very good terms with the press. In fact, he boasts about his war with the media and remains hostile towards reporters.

Media outlets, for their part,t have also started to make changes in their activities, doubling their efforts and committing to fight back the false news being spread by the administration. Many are firm in their stand to cover Trump as they’ve done with other presidents in the past. some are even hiring more staff (junior and senior reporters as well as columnists, in particular) to ensure that they are covering the administration’s policies and affected communities well.

More importantly, media outlets are doing the best they can to provide fair, accurate, objective and comprehensive news to the public and maintain their credibility. They are bent on not letting their guard down despite the attacks made against them by the federal government. The only difference is that they are covering more extensively now than they were in the past to make sure they are not left behind on what the Trump administration is doing.

Financial Aid For Single Parents

Written by David Seah on February 15, 2017

To say that raising a child on your own is a difficult task is putting it lightly. The financial challenge of providing for your child is often too much to bear for single parents. That’s why a system has been put in place to help you track down your ex and secure child support payments. (more…)