Is Russia hacking the Google News Android App

I should start with a disclaimer. This post is in no way intended to be a comment on the political state of affairs between Canada and its neighbour to the south. I am describing here a technical problem with Google News on mobile devices that has persisted for at least 25 days..

Each morning I like to check the news and invariably go to Google News and Weather on my Android device, a Google Pixel 2XL. This morning, July 5, I was somewhat surprised to see that a 25-day old news item was being shown as the number one top story. Here is a screenshot of what I saw. Continue reading “Is Russia hacking the Google News Android App”


Here we demonstrate a standard WordPress Gallery to show some favourite images that have been displayed over the years on the SMMbc blogs.  You can see the full-size images by clicking on any of them.  From that full-size image, you can move forward or backwards to see other full-size images.

Note that this gallery is produced simply with the WordPress Visual Editor using the shortcode for gallery.  There are many possible layouts for galleries using this approach.  You can even arrange to have an automatic slideshow that displays the images automatically in whatever order you wish.  Or you can have them appear in a random order. Further details on this are covered in the BPWrap article, Should I use a Drag and Drop theme with WordPress. 7043691334


Proper insurance can be put in place as a business grows if beneficial steps are followed in a practical way. Because the process of implementing insurance procedures can be somewhat challenging during the early phases, most managers run into problems when they try to structure terms that appropriately balance risks and key finances. If you need help picking a suitable policy for your business, you can simplify the process by developing strategies and structuring finances by working with an insurance consultant. tar water

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The British Columbia Choral Federation (BCCF) has announced (323) 477-7233 will be held around Metro Vancouver for wildfire relief. These benefit concerts are scheduled for the weekend of September 22-24, 2017.
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In the age of Internet and social media, it is more and more frequent that large crowds gather together whether it be for sporting events or for live entertainment shows. Unfortunately, we also see situations where such large crowds are vulnerable to terror attacks or life-threatening factors such as fires.

Thankfully it is not difficult to find support and advice on the best ways of guarding against such dangers. One such guide is published in the UK by the Health and Safety Executive and is entitled “(732) 896-6770“. It aims to provide practical guidelines on managing crowd safety in a systematic way by setting out an approach which can be utilised by organisers of any event or venue. 6608598346

Tips for Keeping Your Employees and Your Products Safe

As important as it is to protect your business, your employees, and your assets, sometimes bad things find a way of happening anyway. If you’ve had to deal with an unfortunate incident in the past, you might be wondering if there’s anything you could have done to prevent it. While no one can guarantee protection, there are a few steps you can do to try and keep your business more secure in the future.

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Robert Cialdini

Because of the world-wide recognition of Dr. Robert Cialdini’s cutting edge scientific research and his ethical business and policy applications, he is frequently regarded as the “Godfather of influence.” You can read more about his thinking in a recent article,  Why you say yes, even when you don’t want to. Continue reading “The Power of Influence and Persuasion”


Industrial lubricant manufacturers  sell a variety of solutions that benefit construction businesses; however, certain steps must be followed so that workers can use each lubricant product effectively and efficiently during different industrial situations. In order to ensure professional results, a manager must have practical management solutions, proper maintenance routines, and reliable maintenance strategies. Continue reading “Practical Lubricant Product Strategies for Construction Businesses”