Bloggers channel – Ascension Risk Management http://ascensionriskmanagement.com/ Tue, 05 Jul 2022 15:00:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ascensionriskmanagement.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/cropped-icon-32x32.png Bloggers channel – Ascension Risk Management http://ascensionriskmanagement.com/ 32 32 Italian fashion blogger identifies he has monkeypox by watching Instagram videos, here’s how https://ascensionriskmanagement.com/italian-fashion-blogger-identifies-he-has-monkeypox-by-watching-instagram-videos-heres-how/ Tue, 05 Jul 2022 13:05:28 +0000 https://ascensionriskmanagement.com/italian-fashion-blogger-identifies-he-has-monkeypox-by-watching-instagram-videos-heres-how/ Image source: INSTAGRAM/MAXIMSAP Italian fashion blogger Maxim Sapozhnikov Italian fashion blogger Maxim Sapozhnikov discovered his monkeypox infection through short videos posted on Instagram, the photo and video sharing social networking service. Along with a two-part video, Sapozhnikov said he was initially unsure about sharing his infection on a public platform due to fear of stigma. […]]]>
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Italian fashion blogger Maxim Sapozhnikov

Italian fashion blogger Maxim Sapozhnikov discovered his monkeypox infection through short videos posted on Instagram, the photo and video sharing social networking service. Along with a two-part video, Sapozhnikov said he was initially unsure about sharing his infection on a public platform due to fear of stigma. But since he discovered the disease “only through Instagram”, he wanted to raise awareness about the disease.

“@Doctor.Darien posted about monkeypox symptoms – it was a random post in my feed, but it made me stop and rethink the symptoms I was having.

“I have #Monkeypox. I didn’t know if I should talk about it in public. But I believe social awareness is more important than any stigma. No disease is embarrassing,” Sapozhnikov posted.

He said if he hadn’t seen the video, he would have just ignored his symptoms and “went on with his social life with no idea of ​​the disease. Now I’m home, taking care of myself – and at 100% safe for others!”

“I hope my post will remind you that health and safety comes first,” Sapozhnikov said.

In the video, the blogger shared that he had had fever, diarrhea and pimples on unusual parts of his body since falling ill.

“I can’t believe this is happening to me. Honestly, it’s hard to recognize at first because the first symptoms could be like the flu,” Sapozhnikov said.

After falling ill, Sapozhnikov said he took a Covid test, which came back negative.

After the first two days of “headaches and fever and a bit of diarrhoea”, he got a small pimple on his finger which then grew large. Later, he saw another lesion on his collarbone and other parts of his body.

“Contrary to all prejudice, the disease does not choose sexual orientation,” Sapozhnikov said, adding that the virus can spread through respiratory particles and touch objects used by infected people.

To date, more than 5,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported in 51 countries around the world not endemic to the disease, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The number of infections in Europe is around 90% of the global total, with Italy reporting around 100 cases.

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British Army YouTube and Twitter accounts hacked to promote crypto scams https://ascensionriskmanagement.com/british-army-youtube-and-twitter-accounts-hacked-to-promote-crypto-scams/ Sun, 03 Jul 2022 20:40:44 +0000 https://ascensionriskmanagement.com/british-army-youtube-and-twitter-accounts-hacked-to-promote-crypto-scams/ The British Army’s Facebook and Twitter accounts have been hacked and used to promote cryptocurrency scams, the British Ministry of Defense confirmed on Sunday. It’s unclear exactly when the hackers took over the two accounts, but they both appear to be back to normal now. “We are aware of a breach of the military’s Twitter […]]]>

The British Army’s Facebook and Twitter accounts have been hacked and used to promote cryptocurrency scams, the British Ministry of Defense confirmed on Sunday. It’s unclear exactly when the hackers took over the two accounts, but they both appear to be back to normal now.

“We are aware of a breach of the military’s Twitter and YouTube accounts and an investigation is ongoing,” the Defense Department’s press office said. said on Twitter. “The military takes information security very seriously and solves the problem.”

Hackers have hacked into the British Army’s Twitter page, swapping the organization’s profile picture, biography and cover photo to make it look like it was associated with The Possessed NFT collection. The account sent out various retweets for NFT giveaways, and its pinned tweet linked users to a fake NFT typing website.

Videos from the British Army’s YouTube channel have been replaced with old live streams featuring Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey.

Bad actors also stripped down the British Army’s YouTube channel, deleting all of its videos, as well as changing its name and profile picture to look like legitimate investment firm Ark Invest. Hackers have replaced the British Army videos with a series of old live streams featuring former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. These live streams were previously shown as part of The B Word conference hosted by Ark Invest last June, but the hackers added an overlay that encouraged users to participate in a crypto scam. The channel aired four live streams at once, with some of them attracting thousands of viewers.

As Web3 is doing great blogger Molly White points out, the scammers who took over the accounts from the British Army executed their scheme with some of the same tactics used in the recent past. In March, hackers took control of the Twitter account belonging to MKLeoone of the best in the world Super Smash Bros Ultimate players, and used it to peddle fake NFTs made to look like they were associated with The Possessed. Barely two months after this incident, the scammers managed to Steal $1.3 Million Using Same Ark Invest Live Streams which were reused for this hack.

Twitter spokesperson Rocio Vives said The edge that the UK Army Twitter account “has since been locked and secured” and that “account holders have now regained access and the account is operational again”. Google did not immediately respond to The edgerequest for comment.

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‘Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond Featured in Phony CBD Gummies Endorsement https://ascensionriskmanagement.com/pioneer-woman-ree-drummond-featured-in-phony-cbd-gummies-endorsement/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 21:01:04 +0000 https://ascensionriskmanagement.com/pioneer-woman-ree-drummond-featured-in-phony-cbd-gummies-endorsement/ Food blogger Ree Drummond, also known as “The Pioneer Woman”, has endorsed CBD gummies. Fact check On June 28, 2022, we received a letter from readers informing us that scammers were using the image and likeness of food blogger, author and Food Network TV host Ree Drummond to sell a supposed “dementia solution” called Condor […]]]>

Food blogger Ree Drummond, also known as “The Pioneer Woman”, has endorsed CBD gummies.

Fact check

On June 28, 2022, we received a letter from readers informing us that scammers were using the image and likeness of food blogger, author and Food Network TV host Ree Drummond to sell a supposed “dementia solution” called Condor CBD Gummies. Drummond, also known as “The Pioneer Woman”, has never endorsed CBD gummies or a “dementia solution”. It was nothing more than a scam.

The reader who emailed us included a screenshot of an article showing a photo of Drummond and his name. The article was deceptively designed to mimic the Fox News website and was hosted on j40ev2.com. The web domain may have been registered in China. Fox News has nothing to do with the scam.

This article never appeared on FoxNews.com. The page was designed by scammers to mimic the official Fox News website.

The headline of the bogus Fox News article read, “Ree Drummond overturns dementia solution, sparks huge legal push against Fox, finally defends herself on air. This was essentially the same CBD gummies scam that previously featured “Jeopardy” host Mayim Bialik.

It is unclear how the scammers directed users to the article which used Drummond’s image and likeness. However, if the past scam that featured Bialik was any guide, there may have been misleading ads on Facebook that falsely claimed Drummond’s Food Network TV show was ending due to unspecified “allegations”. The scammers may also have been misleadingly announcing that Drummond was dead, as we have seen with other death hoaxes that have led to CBD scams. In reality, there were no “allegations” against Drummond, her show wasn’t ending, and she was alive and well.

In our research, we found a number of fraudulent Facebook pages which mentioned Drummond and CBD gummies. Based on when multiple pages were created or renamed, it looks like this scam started mid-June 2022 at the earliest.

Ree Drummond aka The Pioneer Woman has never endorsed Condor CBD Gummies or any other type of CBD gummies.
These six pages were just a sampling of the number of pages with names on Drummond and CBD gummies.

We contacted Hearst Digital Media to inform them of the scam. Publisher hosts “The Pioneer Woman” Blog. We also requested a statement, which we will add to this story if we receive a response.

In sum, Drummond and her brand, “The Pioneer Woman”, have never endorsed Condor CBD Gummies or any other similar product.

Note: If readers spot this CBD gummies scam or others like it, please contact us. If possible, please include a direct link to the Facebook ad or to the page hosting the ad. Unlike a screenshot, a link will allow us to fully explore the issue.

Sources:

“Ree Drummond.” Food Networkhttps://www.foodnetwork.com/profiles/talent/ree-drummond.

The pioneer woman. Hearst Digital Media, https://www.thepioneerwoman.com/.

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How to Change Your Niche on YouTube Without Starting a New Channel https://ascensionriskmanagement.com/how-to-change-your-niche-on-youtube-without-starting-a-new-channel/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 17:45:00 +0000 https://ascensionriskmanagement.com/how-to-change-your-niche-on-youtube-without-starting-a-new-channel/ As your YouTube channel evolves, you will likely change a lot as a human being as well. Your interests will likely change as you get older, and the old content format you used to post to YouTube might not be enough. If you’re tired of what you currently post on YouTube and are looking to […]]]>

As your YouTube channel evolves, you will likely change a lot as a human being as well. Your interests will likely change as you get older, and the old content format you used to post to YouTube might not be enough.

If you’re tired of what you currently post on YouTube and are looking to take a new approach, consider changing your niche. You might think that to be successful you have to start a new channel, but that’s not always the case.

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Although switching niches requires a lot of preparation, you can always change the direction of your YouTube videos and keep your current channel. This article will give you the best tips to do so.

1. Make an announcement video

If you’ve been on YouTube for a while, you’ve probably built up a loyal following. Since they have invested a lot of trust in you and subscribed to your channel for a specific reason, you owe it to them to explain your plans.

You can create a simple announcement video explaining why you want to switch niches, what the viewer can expect, and when you expect you will make the switch completely. Although you may lose a few followers, many will likely stay because they like you.


If you have a budget, entice current subscribers to stay; you can arrange giveaways or offer them discounts for signing up to your newsletter.

2. Slowly change the direction of your videos

If you look at many companies that rebrand, you’ll notice that it’s never an overnight thing. The process usually takes months, and in some cases, you may need to continue for years before everything switches successfully.

The same will likely apply to your YouTube channel. For example, you can start by posting a video in your new niche every month, before slowly upping the ante. By the time you’ve fully rebranded, viewers won’t have any surprises.

If you don’t want to create full-length videos in your new niche just yet, think about ways to include some aspects of it in your existing content.

3. Review your uploaded content

If you’ve been posting to YouTube regularly for over a year, you likely have a sizable catalog of videos to sift through. Sometimes you may not need to create a new string from scratch; you will already have content that matches your new vision.

You can keep all existing content that matches your new purpose, making it easier for potential subscribers to trust you when they click on your channel. If you revisit this content, you’ll probably also find new angles that you can use for future videos.

4. Hide or Delete Old Irrelevant Videos

Many YouTubers have more than one channel, and the main reason is simple: having a clear purpose makes it much easier to attract the right kinds of subscribers. Once you start posting in a new niche, you should seriously consider going through your old videos and hiding them from public view.

You probably spent a lot of time creating these old videos, so we understand if you don’t want to delete them for sentimental reasons. In such cases, you can unsubscribe them instead. Just make sure they don’t get in the way of your new direction.

5. Look at your current ideas and timeline

If you like to schedule your YouTube content months in advance, switching niches can become particularly painful as you have to undo your current schedule. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you might have better luck going through your existing ideas and seeing if you can reuse anything.

Unless your new niche is very different from your current niche, such as going from collecting postage stamps to fishing, you’ll likely find some ideas you can use.

Refining these ideas will save you a lot of brainstorming time, and it will also help you inspire new ideas.

6. Set a clear timeline for your rebranding

Once you’ve decided to switch niches but aren’t interested in launching a new channel, you’re ready to start planning the big brand change. To ensure that you move forward with your plans, you should seriously consider setting a clear timeline for how long you expect everything to take.

After setting a time scale, start filling in the intermediate periods with the necessary action points. To keep everything organized and easily accessible, you can use Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel.

7. Accept potential short-term losses

Many great YouTubers who post the same content as they started out, even though they no longer want to, do so out of fear. If you’ve started a business on YouTube, you probably have a lot of overhead and understandably feel a bit hesitant to move on to another niche.

If you move to a new YouTube slot, you’ll have to accept that you’ll lose subscribers and views in the long run. These two elements could also have an impact on your income.

If you can’t afford your channel to fail, think about how you can increase your revenue streams elsewhere. For example, you can freelance for other companies and you can also be successful in selling digital products.

Although your YouTube channel may make less money and lose subscribers initially, you’ll recoup those losses once others learn about your new approach.

Once you’ve posted videos in your new niche, it might feel like you’re starting over, even if you have the same YouTube channel. Since others may not know what you are doing, you will need to find a way to put yourself in front of your target audience.


You can choose several methods to promote your content to others. Guest blogging on websites in your niche is one possible opportunity, and appearing on other people’s podcasts is another option.

As you diversify where people can find you, you’ll notice that you start to attract subscribers who are interested in your new approach.

Switching niches is scary, but you’ll probably have to at some point

Rebranding on YouTube takes a lot of effort and courage; If you’ve built a successful business on the platform, you might wonder why you care about the change. But if you stick with the long-term change, it could all work out and your channel could become better than ever.

As long as you plan well in advance, starting a new niche on YouTube is entirely possible without starting a new channel.

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Meet the Writers of Black Writers Week 2022 | black writers week https://ascensionriskmanagement.com/meet-the-writers-of-black-writers-week-2022-black-writers-week/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 20:31:59 +0000 https://ascensionriskmanagement.com/meet-the-writers-of-black-writers-week-2022-black-writers-week/ His other producing, directing and writing credits include: The reader(A six-time award-winning VR film at the festival.) we will kill(A short film on female empowerment.) and The story of Sandra Bland, (A VR short, honoring Sandra Bland and her experience at the hands of injustice.) Feature: Black Representation in Youth Dramas – Degrassi Case Study […]]]>

His other producing, directing and writing credits include: The reader(A six-time award-winning VR film at the festival.) we will kill(A short film on female empowerment.) and The story of Sandra Bland, (A VR short, honoring Sandra Bland and her experience at the hands of injustice.)

Feature: Black Representation in Youth Dramas – Degrassi Case Study

CRAIG D. LINDSEY

Craig D. Lindsey is a writer, critic and Dame Helen Mirren fan who has written for Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian, The AV Club, Nashville Scene, Village Voice, Vulture, RogerEbert.com and other publications and points of sale. He lives in Houston, Texas.

Review: Flux Gourmet

DAVID MOSES

David Moses is a California-based actor and writer who remains actively involved in analyzing the film’s character actors’ performances, craft, and technique through blogs, vlogs, and panel discussions.

Actor for 13 years, writer all his life and even humorist for 5 years, he extends the sense of humor and the point of view of the actors to each of his articles and comments on the film; from television to the big screen/analog. In his spare time, David continues to hone his skills in his other interest, as a draftsman, or spends time with his close-knit brothers, family, or friends.

Review: Loot Wastes Maya Rudolph’s Talents

NICOLE SHELLI

Shelli Nicole is a freelance writer born in Detroit and currently living in Chicago, Illinois. His work often consists of personal narratives of blackness, queerness and pop culture and has been featured in vogue, Autostraddle, Thrillistand many more.

She’s terrified of mermaids and teenagers and you can find her on Twitter at @Hishelli screaming about both.

Review: FX’s The Bear Looks Like a New Chicago Classic

SHERIN NICOLE

Sherin Nicole is a writer, author and may also be a secret agent. There are rumors that the CIA offered him a scholarship (but it’s classified). After graduating from Howard University, she worked in various creative spheres, before returning to develop the radio station she helped launch. By day, she is an agent provocateur as creative director at idobi Network. By night, she writes for idobi.com and produces content for geeks and nerds on the radio show Geek Girl Riot, as well as publications like Blcklst.com, RogerEbert.com, and the Alliance of Women Film Journalists. (AWFJ). She is also a voter of the Black Reel Awards. Culturally, Sherin is half American, half British and very southern; right down to the accent and the love of oatmeal. Government reports show a residence in DC but Sherin spends most of her time on the astral plane and hopes to meet you there.

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Global cookware market to reach $34.1 billion by 2030: Allied https://ascensionriskmanagement.com/global-cookware-market-to-reach-34-1-billion-by-2030-allied/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 13:13:58 +0000 https://ascensionriskmanagement.com/global-cookware-market-to-reach-34-1-billion-by-2030-allied/ Portland, OR, June 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to the report released by Allied Market Research, the global kitchenware market generated $19.0 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $34.1 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 6.0% from 2021 to 2030. High internet penetration across the globe and increasing number of […]]]>

Portland, OR, June 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to the report released by Allied Market Research, the global kitchenware market generated $19.0 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $34.1 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 6.0% from 2021 to 2030.

High internet penetration across the globe and increasing number of cooking shows and food blogs along with increased usage of kitchenware for residential use is driving the global kitchenware market. Moreover, the rise of health consciousness and the changing lifestyle of consumers are expected to open up new opportunities in the future.

Covid-19 scenario:

  • The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the consumer goods industry due to declining performance in the kitchenware industry and disruption in the supply chain.
  • Hotels, restaurants and fast food outlets have been hit hard by the pandemic, hampering demand for kitchenware.


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The report segments the global kitchen utensils market on the basis of product type, material, distribution channel and region.

By product type, the cookware segment held the largest share in 2020, accounting for almost a third of the market. However, the pressure cooker segment is expected to register the highest CAGR of 7.6% during the forecast period.

Based on materials, the stainless steel segment held the largest share in 2020, contributing more than two-fifths of the market. However, the non-stick segment is estimated to have the highest CAGR of 6.6% from 2021 to 2030.

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The global kitchen utensils market is analyzed across several regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. The Asia-Pacific market took the lion’s share in 2020, accounting for more than two-fifths of the market. Furthermore, the region is expected to show the highest CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period.

The global cookware market includes an in-depth analysis of major market players such as Conair Corporation, Groupe SEB, Fissler GmbH, Meyer Corporation, Hawkins Cookers Limited, Prestige, Target Brands Inc., Newell Brands, Vinod Cookware and Wilh. Werhahn KG.

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‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond’s key tip when cooking for the kids: ‘Have fun’ https://ascensionriskmanagement.com/the-pioneer-woman-ree-drummonds-key-tip-when-cooking-for-the-kids-have-fun/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 13:39:25 +0000 https://ascensionriskmanagement.com/the-pioneer-woman-ree-drummonds-key-tip-when-cooking-for-the-kids-have-fun/ Ree Drummond | Bobby Bank/Getty Images Food Network’s star Ree Drummond The pioneer woman, practiced a lot of cooking for children. Before becoming one of the cable channel’s most recognizable faces, Drummond was a blogger and mother, caring for and feeding her four children. Although her life changed dramatically during those early days, Drummond continues […]]]>

Ree Drummond | Bobby Bank/Getty Images

Food Network’s star Ree Drummond The pioneer woman, practiced a lot of cooking for children. Before becoming one of the cable channel’s most recognizable faces, Drummond was a blogger and mother, caring for and feeding her four children. Although her life changed dramatically during those early days, Drummond continues to use the tips and tricks she developed when it came to preparing food for her large brood. Here are some of his most successful tips.

Ree Drummond now cooks for five children and their loved ones

Since her early years at the Drummond Ranch, Ree’s life has changed dramatically.

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Father’s Day: McBrown ‘chills’ with hubby; Maxwell Blowing Kiss Video Sparks Reactions https://ascensionriskmanagement.com/fathers-day-mcbrown-chills-with-hubby-maxwell-blowing-kiss-video-sparks-reactions/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 20:11:41 +0000 https://ascensionriskmanagement.com/fathers-day-mcbrown-chills-with-hubby-maxwell-blowing-kiss-video-sparks-reactions/ Actress Nana Ama McBrown shared an intimate moment with husband Maxwell Mawu Mensah to mark Father’s Day today, June 19 McBrown shared a video of her free time with her husband in a place with a nice atmosphere, where they had fun The video sparked reactions from the couple’s social media followers, with many wishing […]]]>
  • Actress Nana Ama McBrown shared an intimate moment with husband Maxwell Mawu Mensah to mark Father’s Day today, June 19
  • McBrown shared a video of her free time with her husband in a place with a nice atmosphere, where they had fun
  • The video sparked reactions from the couple’s social media followers, with many wishing her husband good luck

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Award-winning actress and TV presenter, Nana Ama McBrown, gave her husband, Maxwell Mawu Mensah, a sweet treat to celebrate him today on Father’s Day.

Millions of people around the world celebrate their birth fathers and father figures on Sunday June 19 for their role in their lives.

The film and media personality shared a video of her intimate moment with her husband Maxwell, in a place with a nice atmosphere, where they had a good time.

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Nana Ama McBrown and husband Maxwell Mawu Mensah stepped out on Father's Day.
Nana Ama McBrown and her Maxwell Mawu Mensah. Source: iamamamcbrown
Source: Instagram

The adorable couple posed together and captured beautiful visuals of their appetizing meals and intimate moment together.

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One of their highlights was when Maxwell Mensah blew a kiss to spread the love to his fans in the trending clip.

Entertainment figures and fans of the lovebirds reacted to the clip, with many wishing him well.

People react to video of McBrown and Maxwell

Actress Vivian_jill_lawrence shared:

❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ love is a beautiful thing.”

Divine.waters.104 said:

”Bro, Happy Father’s Day.”

Ayishatu8536 commented:

”Beautiful ❤

Teenns_arena said:

”Happy Father’s Day to Max! We love it so much ❤❤❤.”

Afia_tikitwist commented:

”Mom ❤ Please I just posted.”

Glam_with_efya said:

”Couple lit forever.”

Joyousashanti commented:

”Happy Father’s Day Mr. Mensah. ”

McBrown and her husband cruise in their Range Rover

Still on the actress, Nana Ama McBrown recently stepped out with her husband, Maxwell Mawuli Mensah, for a cruise in their Range Rover.

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In a short video seen by YEN.com.gh, McBrown is seen wearing a black outfit with a red-colored headgear. She sat in the front passenger seat.

Maxwell who was driving the car wore a black and gold colored t-shirt and matched it with a pair of dark glasses.

McBrown debunks the rumors in a recent YouTube video

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh recently reported that McBrown had come out to debunk rumors circulating in the media regarding her absence on UTV’s United Showbiz.

In a YouTube video on her official channel, McBrown TV, she addressed the rumors and clarified them.

McBrown’s ardent followers shared their reactions, with some encouraging him to take legal action against bloggers who reported the fake news.

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Live blogging from Europe – Preamble https://ascensionriskmanagement.com/live-blogging-from-europe-preamble/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://ascensionriskmanagement.com/live-blogging-from-europe-preamble/ Greetings from Scotland! I am currently in Edinburgh having spent the past two weeks vacationing in Spain and Portugal, and later this week I will be embarking on my first of two European cruises this summer. I’ll be live blogging my experiences to share with you all here, offering recaps and ideas of what it’s […]]]>

Greetings from Scotland! I am currently in Edinburgh having spent the past two weeks vacationing in Spain and Portugal, and later this week I will be embarking on my first of two European cruises this summer. I’ll be live blogging my experiences to share with you all here, offering recaps and ideas of what it’s like to cruise Europe!

After 7 cruises to the Caribbean, 1 to Alaska and 1 to Baja California, it was time to cross the pond to experience all that a European cruise has to offer. Of all the cruises I have taken so far, I was looking forward to these two cruises the most. Although I have been to Europe several times before, I have never experienced a European cruise and I am delighted to visit several cities and countries in just one week that I might never have visited otherwise .

Cruise 1: Hymn of the Seas

The first cruise I will be sailing on is a 7 night cruise to Spain and France on Anthem of the Seas. During the week, this cruise will take me to the following ports:

  • La Rochelle (Bordeaux), France
  • Bilbao, Spain
  • La Coruña, Spain
  • Le Havre (Paris), France

This cruise is a round trip departing from Southampton, England.

These ports are located in northern Spain and France, so the culture and lifestyle will be very different from what you might encounter in ports like Valencia, Nice and Palermo. Although I have visited southern Spain before, I have never been to France or northern Spain. Therefore, every day should bring new experiences and cultural perspectives to discover.

My friend Samantha will be joining me on Anthem of the Seas! We’ve been friends since year 5 but have barely seen each other since she moved to England in 2018, so I’m delighted to have a well-deserved reunion during a trip to Spain and France.

Why I chose this cruise

Whenever I visit Europe, I tend to travel to Italy. Although I love visiting Italy because I can learn more about my heritage, practice Italian, visit my Italian family and eat unusual food, I thought it was time to give it a try something new.

My cruise on Anthem of the Seas will visit less common cruise ports in Europe. Although I’ve heard a lot about popular ports like Barcelona, ​​Civitavecchia (Rome) and Marseille, I don’t know much about the ports I’ll be visiting on my Anthem of the Seas cruise.

Also, Northern Nevada, where I live, has some Basque influence, with several restaurants, festivals, bars, and museums devoted to Basque history and culture. I’m excited to learn more about the Basque country during my visit to Bilbao.

My projects at the port

I have not booked any excursions nor do I plan to for this cruise. I generally prefer to explore on my own, especially in Europe where most cities tend to be walkable and offer plenty to see without the need for a tour guide.

Also, Samantha and I are very happy to just take a walk, hang out by the water and sample local food and wine in our free time, so there was no need to spend extra on excursions. !

The last day of our cruise is visiting Le Havre, France, otherwise known as the “Paris” cruise port. I find that a bit of a misleading title as Paris is about 2.5 hours from Le Havre, but that’s quite common for cruises to Europe.

Although I’ve never been to Paris before, I don’t think a few hours will do the city justice, so I’m not planning on traveling to the city. Instead, I’m just planning to visit later when I can dedicate several days to exploring Paris.

Instead of Paris, my current idea is to visit the small town of Honfleur located about 30 minutes from the port of Le Havre. It looks like a quaint little port town that should make for a relaxing day where I can spend more time exploring rather than sitting in a bus for many hours.

My projects on board

I haven’t sailed on a Quantum class ship in a while, so I’m excited to step aboard Anthem of the Seas.

I would really love to do the North Star at some point on the cruise as well as RipCord by iFLY. Since these activities are only offered on Quantum Class ships, it’s definitely worth trying them on every Quantum Class ship!

I also have plans for my first spa treatment aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise and a delicious lunch at my favorite specialty restaurant, Jamie’s Italian. Also, I can’t wait to see the Anthem show on Broadway, We Will Rock You.

Outside of these activities, I plan to spend quite a bit of time in the Two70 Room, which is one of my favorite places to sit and relax on any Royal Caribbean ship.

Cruise 2: Rhapsody of the Seas

My second cruise is on one of Royal Caribbean’s smaller cruise ships, the Rhapsody of the Seas. Departing from Athens, Greece and ending in Ravenna, Italy, Rhapsody of the Seas will visit the following ports on our 7-night cruise:

  • Mykonos, Greece
  • Chania, Crete (Greece)
  • Zante, Greece
  • Kotor, Montenegro
  • Split, Croatia

My sister Lauren and my brother Dominic will be joining me on Rhapsody of the Seas. Lauren and I have been talking about visiting Greece together for years, and we finally get the chance to island hopping the country together!

Why I chose this cruise

My top priority for a Europe cruise was to book a port-intensive itinerary so I could experience as much as possible in a single week. Although I don’t mind days at sea, if I’m traveling to Europe I’d rather visit as many ports as possible than spend multiple days at sea. With five days in port and one day at sea, this cruise should offer exactly what I’m looking for.

I was also interested in visiting not only Greece but also other countries. Being able to visit Greece, Montenegro and Croatia and the end of the Italy cruise was simply too amazing an itinerary to pass up!

I am also very interested in visiting Croatia. My childhood best friend was Croatian, so I spent a lot of time listening to Croatian at her house and learning about Croatian culture. So excited to finally see the country in person!

I also wanted to end the cruise in Italy to allow for a few nice days of travel in the country before returning to the United States.

My projects at the port

Like my cruise on Anthem of the Seas, I have no plans ashore and have not booked any shore excursions. From what I’ve read, most of the ports we visit should be easy to explore on foot. We are also open to taking taxis to beaches or wineries, but will likely make decisions on the fly.

I am very happy to visit Kotor, Montenegro. The harbor is absolutely stunning and it’s a country I never thought I would visit before. Sailing into the harbor should provide fantastic views of the ‘fjord’, and I’m hoping to take a short hike while in the harbor to see the city from above.

Read more: 15 Countries You Didn’t Know You Could Sail On Royal Caribbean

I expect Mykonos to be the busiest port for tourists, both cruise ships and land travel. I will have to do some research to see which areas to avoid on the island, as it is one of the most visited islands in Greece.

Lauren, Dominic and I are big foodies when we travel in Europe, so trying the local cuisine and pastries will definitely be on the table.

After the cruise, we will spend three nights in Italy before flying back to the United States.

My plans on board

As this is my first cruise on a Vision class ship, I don’t know what to expect! While there may be fewer activities and amenities on board than on larger Royal Caribbean ships, I’m excited about the laid-back atmosphere I expect to find on board.

We don’t plan to dine at any specialty restaurants, so we will dine in the main dining room or the Windjammer. Instead of spending money on specialty restaurants or an onboard dining package, we plan to enjoy a nice sit-down lunch every day in port.

I expect we’ll spend most of the time on board tired from long days in port, so we’ll probably hang out in a bar or lounge, listen to music or play cards to pass the time.

I look forward to sharing my experience on Anthem of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas with you all over the next few weeks! We will also be creating full tours of both ships for the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel.

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The Anatomy of Journalist Harassment in the Philippines https://ascensionriskmanagement.com/the-anatomy-of-journalist-harassment-in-the-philippines/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 15:50:00 +0000 https://ascensionriskmanagement.com/the-anatomy-of-journalist-harassment-in-the-philippines/ Placeholder while loading article actions MANILA — As the messages poured into the spam folder of my Facebook Messenger account, the feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach was strangely accompanied by a feeling of irritated amusement: “Here we go again. Another campaign of harassment had begun. “You sore loser son of a […]]]>
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MANILA — As the messages poured into the spam folder of my Facebook Messenger account, the feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach was strangely accompanied by a feeling of irritated amusement: “Here we go again. Another campaign of harassment had begun.

“You sore loser son of a fuck! I hope everyone of your kind in the Philippines and around the world disappears!

It was election season in the Philippines and I had just been working on a report on the long, well-funded online historical distortion campaign that helped propel Ferdinand Marcos Jr., son of the late disgraced dictator, to a landslide presidential victory. on May 9. It will be inaugurated on June 30.

How the Philippines’ brutal history is whitewashed for voters

The thing about a candidate with a well-organized social media presence is that it doesn’t take long before you get a reaction to everything you’ve written. Angry comments immediately poured in via my post on the article on LinkedIn (not the usual site for such battles) and then on Facebook.

Pro-Marcos bloggers have claimed that I made up my story about money paid to trolls and online propagandists to promote certain politicians. Many posts implied that by reporting on the disinformation machinery, I was discrediting true Marcos supporters.

“I drive a 2022 Maserati Levante of my own work,” wrote a self-identified Marcos supporter. “That I suppose gives me the right to say PUTA KA SA LAHAT NG PUTA [you are the puta of all putas] to fabricate stories out of your demonic mind. Kakarmahin ka rin puta ka [Hope karma gets you, puta].”

“Many of us here in Europe earn at least 2000 euros, thanks to our blood and sweat,” wrote another. “And we’re not like you, a prestitute fool.”

I think I will never get used to it. Part of me doesn’t want to, because if I do, I feel like I’m giving up and accepting that this kind of online abuse is normal. I also recognize that this hate is manufactured and there are people who are paid full time to curse and threaten us – so to be honest these paid campaigns really make me angry.

This is the third campaign of harassment I have experienced under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. I say “campaign” because, having covered troll farms, I know these attacks are well organized. The first two happened in 2020 and 2021 and had to do with our critical coverage of Duterte’s pandemic response.

Since Duterte came to power in 2016, the Philippines has become a hub for online influencer campaigns, whether selling products or supporting political candidates. Harassment of opponents and independent journalists is common in many places around the world, such as India, but experts describe the level of organization – and disinformation – as particularly advanced in the Philippines, which is one of the largest Facebook markets.

Why Clever Internet Trolls in the Philippines May Come to a Website Near You

A whole industry of political strategy and public relations fuels the work of influencers and troll farms. The worst operations spread disinformation and harass critics, the opposition and the independent press. Women are particularly vulnerable.

Here’s how they generally work. A hyperpartisan personality sees the work of journalists and castigates them on social networks. Next comes the flood of messages. Some are sent at certain times – which may mean accounts are on shift – and the words, phrases and thoughts used are often similar. Indeed, troll attacks follow a script composed by a moderator, according to political strategist Alan German.

The messages generally claim that my reports are false and lack sources – although the source is clear in the articles – and use a lot of insults. From campaign to campaign, I’ve been called a liar, a pig and, more recently, a ‘whore’ – a cruder variant of the more common presstitute.

The advice is always to ignore the messages and don’t engage, but they kept calling me from my inbox like a haunted object in a horror movie. I had to find out if this was something worse than insults like being doxed or a horrible deepfake video with my head tied up – the machines supporting Marcos and Duterte have already fabricated sex scandals against their adversaries.

Sometimes my hands shake with anxiety or anger when I have to go through these posts, and I’m almost relieved when someone calls me a bitch or some other generic slur, because I always expect something worse. .

The first campaign against me was for a short article about how Twitter confirmed the removal of hundreds of accounts defending Duterte for inauthentic behavior. When I shared the news, a deluge of hate flooded my Twitter notifications – some are still visible in replies here — and one user incorrectly claimed that The Post had retracted the story. The second time was for tweeting about overcrowded hospitals during the covid wave. In both cases, the harassment lasted about two to three days.

Attacks on journalists in the Philippines are fairly constant and go beyond insulting messages. That of a colleague Facebook account was hackedand began posting nude photos and spouting pro-Marcos propaganda.

After BBC correspondent Howard Johnson was able to approach Marcos and ask him how he could be a good president if he didn’t meet the press, Johnson began receiving death threats.

Nothing, however, can compare to the campaigns against the Philippines’ most famous journalist, Maria Ressa, founder of the online news site Rappler, winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize and a relentless critic of Duterte.

At the height of a campaign against her, she was receiving 90 harassing messages per hour. Analysis of these attacks showed they were pretty much torn between discrediting his work and destroying his spirit, often in sexist and violently abusive terms. I noticed a similar pattern in the attacks on me.

When I spoke to him last year, Ressa told me that misinformation melts into behavior modification. “The data tells me it got worse, not better,” she said. “A lot more steps need to be taken, otherwise we won’t have the integrity of the election.”

It’s not just journalists, of course. Politicians as imprisoned Senator Leila de Lima or outgoing Vice President Leni Robredo are seen as opponents of Duterte and have been constantly harassed and slandered online, often in very vulgar ways.

While covering the election, I witnessed what Ressa was talking about with people succumbing to the deluge of misinformation. After following opposition volunteers going door to door, I saw how Marcos supporters heckled them and slammed doors in their faces, refusing to believe “fake news” about their favorite candidate.

On election day, for half an hour in a single polling place, I had four consecutive interviews where people said the same thing – using the same words – “I don’t believe in ill-gotten wealth” about the Marcos family very well known history of looting the country.

During Marcos’ election campaign, there were media restrictions. His security swarmed around him and female reporters were pushed back as they tried to ask questions. In a video, supporters began chanting “Protect BBM!” – the initials of his nickname “Bongbong Marcos” and drowned out the journalists.

I was one of at least a dozen foreign press reporters who were denied accreditation for his campaign, and his camp did not regularly respond to requests for comment. After the election, his spokesperson ignored questions of Rappler reporter Lian Buan in the middle of a press conference.

Naked animosity toward the independent press has raised alarm bells about what Marcos’ administration will be like, especially after Duterte’s strongman reign. The Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines – where I sit as a board member – issued a statement expressing his concern.

A colleague on the board contacted me about my experiences and asked me to name some of the worst messages directed at me. I suddenly burst into tears and had to explain that I just couldn’t face my inbox again. It was then that I realized how stressed and frustrated I was, as it became clear as the election approached that these attacks would only get worse under Marcos.

“All of these restrictive actions undermine a critical and free press in an Asian bulwark of democracy,” the association said, “and have raised fears about how independent media would be treated under another potential Marcos presidency.” .

The next day, Marcos’ spokesman, Vic Rodriguez, replied, “I don’t know what the journalists are basing themselves on to say that they are attacked or threatened with death. He added that it was Marcos who was the “victim of the hate campaign”.

Marcos has previously denied using troll farms, insisting his social media presence is organic. “We don’t have any trolls… not one,” Marcos told CNN Philippines.

The evidence says otherwise. Marcos signed up zero expense for Facebook advertising, but fact-checking initiative Tsek.ph research shows that he is still somehow the biggest beneficiary of misinformation online. The data showed that Marcos has the largest online network among local elected officials.

On election night, my local press colleagues and I watched intently as the results rolled in and turned into a landslide victory for Marcos. After it was all over and we did our final interviews, it was 3 a.m. and we went to a 24-hour restaurant to share pizza. Unable to sleep, we made tongue-in-cheek jokes about the future.

Judging by the campaign, for journalists the next six years would be very difficult, and the hostility we had experienced so far was only the beginning.

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