In fact, a 2004 study conducted by Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the Metropolitan Manila Earthquake Impact Reduction Study (MMEIRS) found out that a magnitude 7.2 earthquake could destroy 40% of the buildings and could kill about 30,000 – 40,000 people in Metro Manila – the country’s business hub and where government agencies are located.
While schools and offices in different parts of the country conduct earthquake drills regularly, these are focused on what the public and the government should do during and after an earthquake.
But what are the ways to prepare for it?
In a country prone to geological hazards, Phivolcs stressed the importance of preparedness, which should start within the family.
“Safety must start from homes. A family should discuss and have a plan as to what they should do in case of an earthquake,” the agency said.
AVENGERS: ENDGAME, opening on April 26, is more than just another Marvel movie. It’s the final film in a story that’s been over a decade in the making, a celebration of everything Marvel Studios has done to date.
If you’re like us, a binge-watch of the entire MCU is in order to prepare for the big event. Here’s the big question: How should you watch the Marvel movies in order?
There are two common ways to build a Marvel movies timeline: – The first is in release order, kicking off with 2008’s IRON MAN. – The second is in chronological Marvel movie order, following the order of events. That means moving CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGERto the pole position and shuffling Phase Three’s movies in some interesting ways.
Here it is, updated for the latest Marvel movie releases:
1. Captain America: The First Avenger
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGERis something of an extended introduction to the MCU. The bulk of the movie is set in the ’40s, and it introduces viewers to the SSR, which becomes S.H.I.E.L.D. Even the end-credits sequence, which features Nick Fury, is a nice setup for everything that will follow. Want to watch the Marvel movies in order? Start here.
2. Captain Marvel
CAPTAIN MARVEL effectively takes the spot formerly held by IRON MAN as the proper kickoff for the entire MCU. The story is primarily set in the mid-’90s and features the first evolution of S.H.I.E.L.D. and an important stage of Nick Fury’s career. The story also sets up the Kree (later seen in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) and, most importantly, deals with an object that becomes significant toward the end of Marvel’s Phase One. As the origin story for Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), this also feels more like a Phase One movie than anything Marvel has done in the past few years. In terms of tone and theme, it sits well in the beginning of the viewing order. Yes, there’s a connection to INFINITY WAR and ENDGAME, but just keep this film’s first post-credits sequence in your back pocket for later.
3. Iron Man
Although IRON MANwas the first MCU movie, it has more power when placed here. We know who Howard Stark is thanks to THE FIRST AVENGER. Watching his son take his first faltering steps into the “bigger universe” is an effective stage of the MCU movie order. The final scene, with Nick Fury stepping out of the shadows, will take on a subtly different meaning after the events of CAPTAIN MARVEL. Rather than hint at the birth of the MCU, it will become connective tissue linking the first three films together.
4. Iron Man 2
After IRON MAN introduces viewers to the modern-day iteration of S.H.I.E.L.D., the sequel dives deep into that organization. It also features Nick Fury in a far more significant role, allowing viewers to get a sense of just who this figure really is. Meanwhile, the focus on Howard Stark’s legacy continues to draw the narrative threads together. It makes perfect sense to watch IRON MAN 2at this point.
This particular adjustment to the viewing order is appropriate — while THE INCREDIBLE HULKactually happens at the same time as IRON MAN 2, the end-credits sequence assumes Stark now has a “consultant” role with S.H.I.E.L.D.
THOR introduces viewers to Asgard and launches a series of stories inspired by events in the Realm Eternal. At the same time, it continues to develop the story of S.H.I.E.L.D., with Coulson and Hawkeye playing important roles.
7. The Avengers
This is a natural fit after the events of THOR, continuing many of that film’s themes and character arcs. Loki returns as a villain; the concept of the Tesseract is explored; and the existence of dangerous alien beings becomes public knowledge when the Chitauri invade New York. There’s also a more subtle detail as this is the first film to really hint that S.H.I.E.L.D. isn’t just “good guys.” THE AVENGERSincludes a disturbing sequence in which the World Council orders a nuclear attack on American soil.
8. Thor: The Dark World
Here’s where the order of events really changes, but for good reason. The last two films have explored the cosmic side of the MCU, and it makes sense to continue that line. Some of the most important themes and ideas — particularly the relationship between Thor and Loki — follow on perfectly from THE AVENGERS. This also introduces the idea of the Infinity Stones, although they’re only partly explained at this point.
9. Guardians of the Galaxy
Continuing the cosmic focus, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXYunveils another Infinity Stone. The Collector, introduced in the stinger of THOR: THE DARK WORLD, makes another appearance, tying the two films together. Viewers are left with a strong sense that the Infinity Stones are being brought into play across the universe.
10. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
The events of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 are set only a couple of months after the first film, so it makes sense for this to follow straight on. It continues the space-opera style and tone established by the last two films in our Marvel movie order.
The cosmic diversion is over, and the focus now moves back to Earth, where Tony Stark is dealing with the emotional fallout from THE AVENGERS. The passage of time between the films actually makes Tony’s PTSD feel more significant, while also more making it feel more natural that Stark has had the time to build so many armors.
12. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Continuing with the Earthly focus, this movie shows what Captain America is up to. This story could even be happening at the same time as IRON MAN 3, explaining why Cap doesn’t help Tony against the Mandarin and why Stark isn’t on hand to deal with Hydra. Or maybe Cap and Stark are merely still wary of one another at this stage. Perhaps most importantly, placing this film here begins a Falcon arc that will run through the next few movies.
13. Avengers: Age of Ultron
This is another natural fit. The film opens with the Avengers taking down a major Hydra base. In thematic terms, placing this close to IRON MAN 3makes Tony’s emotional journey feel more immediate and natural. This film also begins to tie the Earth-bound adventures into the cosmic stories, with another Infinity Stone revealed. Thor’s vision establishes a sense of impending threat.
Set in the immediate aftermath of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, ANT-MANcontains subtle references to the devastation at Sokovia. Placing it here in the lineup makes the Falcon fight carry additional weight, bringing Sam closer to primary character status.
15. Captain America: Civil War
The Sokovia arc that begun in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRONcomes to a head in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, tearing the Avengers apart. CIVIL WAR acts as the launchpad for the next batch of Earth-bound stories, so they slot in nicely after it. It also follows on perfectly from ANT-MAN’s end-credits scene.
16. Black Panther
Black Panther was introduced in CIVIL WAR, and this continues his story. It’s appropriate to drop this movie in next, as BLACK PANTHERis set only a week after the Avengers divide, and the Wakandan focus follows on nicely from the end-credits sequence.
Set two months after CIVIL WAR, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMINGfocuses on Peter Parker. It’s important to note that Tony Stark has been given time to heal a little, so this viewing order makes sense.
18. Doctor Strange
Placing DOCTOR STRANGEhere gives the film real importance as a thematic tie between the MCU’s Earth-bound and cosmic movies. DOCTOR STRANGEintroduces the concept of magic and brings the Time Stone into play. The Quantum Realm also plays a subtle role, as Strange glimpses it while being sent careering through the dimensions. Finally, the end-credits scene leads nicely into THOR: RAGNAROK.
19. Thor: Ragnarok
This film follows on logically from DOCTOR STRANGE. (There’s even a cameo.) The end credits begin the direct buildup to AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, with the Asgardian refugees intercepted in space by Thanos.
20. Ant-Man and the Wasp
This is a difficult one to place in this thematic structure. While it returns to the Earth-bound adventures, ANT-MAN AND THE WASP is fantastical and funny. The bulk of the story is set before the events of AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, so it makes sense to place it here. This particular viewing order does change how the post-credits scene plays, however. Rather than knowing what’s going on, you’re with the same sense of shock and horror felt by Hank Pym or Scott Lang.
In this order, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR will be the last thing you watch before AVENGERS: ENDGAME. That works particularly well when you consider that, according to screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the snap was originally in ENDGAME. These two films may not be a traditional Parts I and II anymore, but their relationship is so close that it’s better to watch them back to back — just how they were filmed.
I’ve just been thinking of this for quite a while now because many of my friends are working their asses off for their families and spend so little time and money on themselves.
One of my closest friends has been working three jobs to support his mom, dad, two siblings, a niece and two nephews. My friend has always been very hardworking. He works late hours and gets sick often. I always remind him to rest, but he jokingly tells me he doesn’t have the luxury to slack off because he has mouths to feed.
I’ve been working for 10 years now, but I haven’t moved out of my parents’ home. It’s a little because of the comforts that come with staying, but it’s also because I am the one who supports the family. I pay for our utilities and groceries, and send my sibling to school. I usually save my money for all of those things and the last things I spend my money on are the things for myself.
Many Filipinos stay with their families because they are obliged to give back, to pay what was given to them.
In a typical Filipino situation, once you graduate and get a job, you give your first salary to your parents instead of actually prioritizing on saving money.
I was never taught how to save; but after years of working, I realized that it is very important to save money for future needs and to focus on yourself a little.
Many millennials don’t move out of their parents’ home because this tradition of working for their parents and siblings is holding them back. This is also the reason why many millennials are single. Instead of giving themselves the chance to go out and meet people, they work long hours and go home afterwards to rest for the next working day.
Self-care or self-love is a little hard to come by nowadays because individuals prioritize the happiness, needs and wants of their families before themselves.
Most people who work for their parents and siblings end up stressed and itching for a vacation just to unwind and focus on themselves.
I remember watching a local movie called ‘This Guy’s in Love with U Mare!’ where Luis Manzano had to give money to his family. It’s the same situation that most Filipinos face everyday.
Millions of people use Google search every day for a variety of reasons. Students use it for school, business people use it for research, and millions more use it for entertainment. Did you know that you may not be using Google search to its full potential? Here are 20 tips and tricks to maximize your search efficiency.
1. Use the tabs
The first tip is to use the tabs in Google search. On the top of every search are a number of tabs. Usually you’ll see Web, Image, News, and More. Using these tabs, you can help define what kind of search you need to do. If you need images, use the Image tab. If you are looking for a recent news article, use the News tab. It’s rudimentary and most people use the tabs already. If you are not, then it’s highly recommended to get associated with them. They can cut search times dramatically if utilized properly.
2. Use quotes
When searching for something specific, try using quotes to minimize the guesswork for Google search. When you put your search parameters in quotes, it tells the search engine to search for the whole phrase. For instance, if you search for Puppy Dog Sweaters, the engine will search for content that contains those three words in any order. However, if you search “Puppy Dog Sweaters”, it will search for that phrase exactly as you typed it. This can help locate specific information that may be buried under other content if not sorted out correctly.
Sometimes you may find yourself searching for a word with an ambiguous meaning. An example is Mustang. When you Google search for Mustang, you may get results for both the car made by Ford or the horse. If you want to cut one out, use the hyphen to tell the engine to ignore content with one of the other. See the example below.
This tells the search engine to search for mustangs but to remove any results that have the word “car” in it. It can be wildly helpful when finding information about something without getting information about something else.
4. Use a colon to search specific sites
There may be an instance where you need to Google search for articles or content on a certain website. The syntax is very simple and we’ll show you below.
Sidney Crosby site:nhl.com
This will search for all content about famous hockey player Sidney Crosby, but only on NHL.com. All other search results will be removed. If you need to find specific content on a particular site, this is the shortcut you can use.
5. Find a page that links to another page
This Google search tip is a little obscure. Instead of searching for a specific page, you’re searching for a page that links to a specific page. Think about it this way. If you want to see who cited a New York Times article on their site, you would use this trick to find all the sites that link to it. The syntax is below.
That will return all pages that link to the New York Times official website. The URL on the right side can be practically anything. Be aware, though, that the more specific it is, the fewer results you’ll get. We know not a lot of people will likely use this Google search trick, but it could be very useful for some.
6. Use the asterisk wildcard
The asterisk wildcard is one of the most useful ones on the list. Here’s how it works. When you use an asterisk in a search term on Google search, it will leave a placeholder that may be automatically filled by the search engine later. This is a brilliant way to find song lyrics if you don’t know all the words. Let’s look at the syntax.
“Come * right now * me”
To you or me, that may look like nonsense. However, Google search will search for that phrase knowing that the asterisks can be any word. More often than not, you’ll find they are lyrics to The Beatles song “Come Together” and that’s what the search will tell you.
This is a unique one that could be used by practically everyone if they knew it existed. Let’s say you have a favorite website. It can be anything. However, that website is getting a little bit boring and you want to find other websites like it. You would use this trick. Below is the syntax.
If you search that above, you won’t find a link to Amazon. Instead, you’ll find links to online stores like Amazon. Sites like Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, and others that sell physical items online. It’s a powerful Google search tool that can help you find new sites to browse.
8. Use Google search to do math
As a college student, I can attest that I use this one rather frequently. Google search can actually do math for you. This is a rather complex one to describe because it can be used in so many ways. You can ask it basic questions or some more difficult ones. It is important to note that it won’t solve all math problems, but it will solve a good number of them. Here are a couple of examples of the syntax.
8 * 5 + 5
If you search the first one, it’ll return 45. It will also show a calculator that you can use to find answers to more questions. This is handy if you need to do some quick math but don’t want to do it in your head. If you search the second term, it will return the number value of Planck’s Constant. So it can do math, but it can also help you solve math problems by showing values for known mathematical terms.
9. Search for multiple words at once
Google search is flexible. It knows you may not find what you want by searching only a single word or phrase. Thus, it lets you search for multiples. By using this trick, you can search for one word or phrase along with a second word or phrase. This can help narrow down your search to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Here is the syntax.
“Best ways to prepare for a job interview” OR “How to prepare for a job interview”
By searching that, you will search both phrases. Remember the quotes tip above? It’s being used here as well. In this instance, these two exact phrases will be searched. It can be done by word too, like the example below.
chocolate OR white chocolate
This will search for pages that have either chocolate or white chocolate!
10. Search a range of numbers
Searching for a range of numbers is another tip we don’t anticipate a lot of people using. The people that do use it, though, will probably use it quite a bit. People interested in money or statistics will find this tip particularly useful. Essentially, you use two dots and a number to let Google search know you’re looking for a specific range of numbers. Like the syntax below.
What teams have won the Stanley Cup ..2004
In the first instance, the search will toss back the team that won the Stanley Cup in 2004. The two dots with only one number will tell the search that you don’t need anything before or after 2004. This can help narrow down searches to a specific number to improve search results. In the second, Google will search for the numbers 41, 42, and 43. It is obscure, but wildly useful if you happen to need to search for numbers like this.
11. Keep it simple
Now we’re getting into the general tips. Google search knows how to search for a lot of things. What this means is you don’t need to be too specific. If you need a pizza place nearby, use this to search.
Pizza places nearby
Google search will grab your location and deliver a variety of results about pizza places that are near you.
12. Gradually add search terms
There will come a time when Google search doesn’t shovel out the results you expect. In this instance, keeping it simple may not be the best option. As Google itself suggests, the best method is to start with something simple then gradually get more complicated. See the example below.
First try: job interviews
Second try: prepare for job interviews
Third try: how to prepare for a job interview
This will gradually refine the search to bring you fewer, more targeted terms. The reason you don’t go straight from the first try to the third try is because you may miss what you’re looking for by skipping the second step. Millions of websites phrase the same information in a number of different ways; using this technique lets you search as many of them as possible to find the best info.
This is a very important one. When people use Google search to hunt the web, they generally search for things using the same language that they would use for speaking. Unfortunately, websites don’t say things the way people do; instead, they try to use language that sounds professional. Let’s look at some examples.
“I have a flat tire” could be replaced by “repair a flat tire.”
“My head hurts” could be replaced by “headache relief.”
The list goes on and on. When searching, try to use terminology you would find on a professional website. This will help you get more reliable results.
14. Use important words only
The way Google search works is to take what you search for and match it with keywords in online content. When you search for too many words, it may limit your results. That means it may actually take you longer to find what you’re looking for. Thus, it is apropos to use only the important words when searching for something. Let’s see an example.
Don’t use: Where can I find a Chinese restaurant that delivers.
Instead try: Chinese restaurants nearby.
Or: Chinese restaurants near me.
Doing this can help Google find what you need without all the clutter. So remember, keep it simple and use important words only.
15. Google search has shortcuts
A number of commands can be entered to give you instantaneous results. Like the math example above, Google can immediately give you the information you need that is displayed right at the top of the search results. This can save time and effort so you don’t have to click a bunch of bothersome links. Here are a few examples of some commands you can enter into Google.
Weather *zip code* – This will show you the weather in the given zip code. You can also use town and city names instead of area codes, but it may not be as accurate if there are multiple area codes in the city.
What is *celebrity name* Bacon Number – This is a fun little one that will tell you how many connections any given celebrity has to famed actor Kevin Bacon. The popular joke, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, is that no actor is more than 6 connections away from Kevin Bacon. Mark Zuckerberg has a Bacon Number of 3.
The math example posted above is another one.
What is the definition of *word* or Define: *word* – This will display the definition of a word.
Time *place* – This will display the time in whatever place you type in.
You can check any stock by typing its ticker name into Google. If you search for GOOG, it will check the stock prices for Google.
These quick commands can take a web search that is usually multiple clicks and condense it into a single search. This is very helpful for information you need repeatedly.
16. Spelling doesn’t necessarily matter
Google search has gotten a lot smarter over the years. These days, you don’t even need to spell words correctly. As long as it’s pretty close, Google can usually figure out what it means. Here are some examples.
If you search “Nver Gna Gve Yo Up” Google will automatically assume you mean to search for “Never Gonna Give You Up.” If by chance your misspelling was intentional, Google gives you the option to search for the misspelled term instead.
This trick is great if you happen to forget how to spell something or are not altogether sure how something is spelled. It can also be helpful when searching for obscure words. This applies to capitalization and grammar as well.
17. Use descriptive words
Pretty much everything can be described in multiple ways. Take our namesake, the “life hack.” The terminology “hack” refers to a computer programmer breaking security on a network or system. However, when used in conjunction with the word “life”, it alters the meaning to tips and tricks people can use to improve their lives. If you have trouble finding what you’re searching for, keep in mind that people may search or define what you need in a different way than you do.
You may search “How to install drivers in Ubuntu?”
When you really mean “Troubleshoot driver problems Ubuntu.”
There really isn’t a good specific example for this one. If you search for something and you can’t find an answer, try asking the same question using different words and see if that helps the results.
An often forgotten feature of Google search is the ability to search for a specific file or file type. This can be infinitely useful if you need a specific PDF or PowerPoint file that you previously viewed or need to use for another project. The syntax is quite simple.
*Search term here* filetype:pdf
In the above example, you simply replace the search term with whatever you’re searching for. Then use the filetype command and enter the extension of any file type you can think of. This can mostly be useful for scholarly purposes, but business presentations and other assorted presentations can benefit from this kind of search as well.
19. Money and unit conversions
Google search can quickly and accurately convert both measurement units and currency value. There are a variety of uses for this, like checking to see the conversion rate between two currencies. If you happen to be a math student, you can use it to convert from feet to meters or from ounces to liters. Here’s how to do it.
miles to km – This will convert miles to kilometers. You can put numbers in front to convert a certain number. Like “10 miles to km” will show you how many kilometers are in 10 miles.
USD to British Pound Sterling – This will convert a US dollar to British pounds. Like the measurements above, you can add numbers to find exact conversions for a certain amount of money.
It’s true that this tip is geared toward math students and international business people. However, you’d be surprised how often these tips are used by regular people.
20. Track your packages
Our last trick is to use Google search to find out where your packages are. You can enter any UPS, USPS, or Fedex tracking number directly into the Google search bar, and it’ll show you the tracking information about your package. This is much easier than going to the specific sites, waiting for them to load, then searching for your packages there. No examples are really needed for this one. Just type your tracking number in and see where your package is.
Google Search wrap-up
Google search is a very powerful search tool. Using the tips outlined above, you can find anything and everything you could ever need on the World Wide Web. Whether it’s avoiding Wikipedia for a school essay project, finding the latest stock prices, or even finding song lyrics, there is a way to make Google search work for you.
Admit it: the “Active minutes ago” Facebook feature is annoying.
Sometimes, you just want to lurk on the News Feed and not announce to the world that you’re online. The fastest solution is to just go permanently offline on your Facebook Messenger, but really, this option can be a little inaccurate at times. Your contacts might be getting the impression you are online and ignoring them, when actually, you’re not.
If you wish to really hide your online state and keep your “last active” time from appearing to your contact list, here are some things that you can do.
SEO is the very important part of digital marketing. We cannot imagine digital marketing without SEO. It’s the only technique to gain maximum attention of customers for any product and services. Cost and time required for marketing in SEO is very less when compared to traditional marketing techniques. Online marketing is becoming so popular for people to purchase the gadgets or services. It’s became very important for every business to optimize their website and it can only done by SEO.
SEO is the strategy used by every business to gain a top position in search engine results. Search engines will place the website at the top position if that website has enough traffic, and if it provides people information they actually want. If we enter any query in the search engine it will give you relevant results at the first page. If we didn’t get the result at the top position, then we will try up to two pages to get that information. Because of Google updates we can be able to find relevant information in the first page itself. Google launching new updates to help online visitors to find their result at first page instead of some irrelevant information. If you enter the correct query in the search engine, you will definitely get your information at first page only.
There are many elements which we have to consider in SEO like keyword density, Meta tag titles, inbound and outbound links, content writing and many more. Because of updates it’s become very important to have quality content which will be informative, unique and should not be short. Writing content is not the main area to focus on, but should grab the sufficient audience to the website; otherwise, it’s of no use. Visitors become customers because you have good content on your website. In SEO, content plays a very vital role for promoting your business through social media. Many SEO services companies are following the same technique to optimize their website.
Another important area in SEO is keyword density – many content writers use too many keywords in the content, and it shows you’re writing content for promotion, so avoid using too many keywords and don’t add so many repetitive words in the content, as It will affect the quality of your content.
Inbound linking is the other area where SEO has to be focused. Inbound links are our links which we are placing on another’s website. Google will consider those links because we are placing our links in other websites. If traffic of that website is more, then it could be an advantage to our website because visitors may open our link and in this way you can get traffic to your websites.
Planning of titles also are important. If your content doesn’t match with the title, then your content will be considered as spam. The structure of your Url should not be lengthy and try to include keywords in your Url structures. Professional SEO companies will do the same for optimizing websites.
From the above mentioned information, it is clear how important SEO is in digital marketing.
If you are like many webmasters, you might think about advertising your website on social media profiles or with paid advertisements. Although both of these options can help you get the traffic that you want, you should also understand the importance of search engine optimization. By understanding why SEO is important, you can understand why it is something that you should do for your website.
To keep traffic coming in with paid advertisements, you have to pay for them on a regular basis. If you quit paying for them, chances are good that your traffic will go way down. With search engine optimization, however, you can enjoy a lot of traffic for free.
Search Engines are Immensely Popular
Nowadays, many people use popular search engines when seeking information about a business, products and services that might be available and information that they are interested in. If people can’t find your site easily through search engines, chances are good that they will go to another site for the products, services or information that they are interested in. Since search engines are so wildly popular with such a large audience, taking advantage of this popularity can really help you succeed.
If the idea of tackling a search engine optimization campaign on your own is enough to make you go crazy, you shouldn’t worry or give up on the idea of promoting your site on search engines. Instead, you can consider checking SEO Philippines by PNGS Inc. for help with SEO services. This company generally don’t charge a lot for their services, but you might be surprised by the many benefits that you can enjoy after hiring one of these sites.
You Can Do it Yourself
If you don’t want to hire a professional SEO company, you can consider doing it yourself. Although it might take a while to learn the ropes, knowing how to optimize your own site can help you in the future and can help guarantee that you continue to bring in traffic.
The important thing to realize is that search engine optimization really does work. Although some people worry that it will be dead in a few years, this isn’t something that you should be worried about. As long as you can keep up with the changes and times in the search engine world, you can continue to see results well into the future. Since search engine optimization can work so well, it is definitely something that you should work on; otherwise, you could be missing out on a ton of traffic.
Many people don’t understand search engine optimization, but it is an essential thing to learn about if you are a website owner. By taking the time to learn more about SEO, you can make serious changes for your website and can bring in more traffic than you probably ever imagined, and you can enjoy benefits that you can’t really get from other forms of advertising, such as paying for pay-per-click or pay-per-view ads. Therefore, if you haven’t started an SEO campaign for your site yet, it is definitely something that you should consider in the near future; you might be surprised by all of the traffic that you can bring in if you do.
Are you one of the Millions Marvel Cinematic Universe fanatics (like me) that can’t wait to watch their upcoming 2nd part of the Trilogy movie Avengers: Infinity War?
Did you watched already their 1st Movie? How many Marvel Cinematic Universe you already watched? Who’s who the recent holders of the powerful Infinity Stones before THANOS decided to collect them all in the 1st part of the trilogy movie?
Very easy to understand the story of this movie if you followed and watched all (or some) of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies or if you’re a Marvel Heroes Big fan right but how about other peoples that don’t really know the Marvel and didn’t watch yet any previous Marvel Cinematic movies. How they will understand and catch up to this latest Marvel Cinematic movie franchise?
WORRY NO MORE, with these reasons I made a researched and put it in one article the summary of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe movies that linked or connected to the Infinity Stones for everybody’s to catch up the real story and score about this upcoming trilogy movies Avengers – Infinity War.
The Infinity Stones are significant in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing important roles in several films. Director James Gunn created the backstory for the Stones in the film Guardians of the Galaxy, where the Collector explains,
they are six singularities that existed before the Big Bang, that were compressed into the Stones after the universe began.
Each Gem is shaped like a small oval. Each Gem is named after, and represents, a different characteristic of existence, and possessing any single Gem grants the user the ability to command whatever aspect of existence the Gem represents. The Gems are indestructible but not immutable. On two occasions, one or more of the Gems have appeared in the form of deep pink spheres that are several feet in diameter. On other occasions, the Gems have appeared in their small oval shape but with different coloring (i.e. the Soul Gem being red colored when worn by the Gardener). In the Ultraverse, after merging into their original form of Nemesis, the Gems were again separated after a battle with Ultraforce and the Avengers.
The six Infinity Gems include:
Powers and capabilities
Allows the user to steal, control, manipulate, and alter living and dead souls. The Soul Gem is also the gateway to an idyllic pocket universe. At full potential, the Soul Gem grants the user control over all life in the universe.
High Evolutionary; Adam Warlock; Gardener; In-Betweener; Thanos; Nebula; Count Abyss; Magus; Rune; Odeni; Gemini; Loki; Syphonn; Galactus; Doctor Strange
Allows the user to see into the past and the future; stop, slow down, speed up or reverse the flow of time; time travel; change the past and the future; age and de-age beings; and trap people or entire universes in unending loops of time. At full potential, the Time Gem grants the user omniscience and total control over the past, present and future.
Gardener; Thanos; Nebula; Adam Warlock; Odeni; Doctor Strange; Maxam; Magus; Rune; Hardcase; Loki; Galactus; Namor; Thor; Mister Fantastic; Iron Man; Black Widow
Allows the user to exist in any location; move any object anywhere throughout reality; warp or rearrange space; teleport themselves and others any place the user can imagine; increase their speed; and alter the distance between objects contrary to the laws of physics. At full potential, the Space Gem grants the user omnipresence.
Runner; Thanos; Nebula; Adam Warlock; Pip the Troll; Magus; Rune; Loki; Galactus; Iron Man; Hood; Odeni; Namor; Black Panther; Black Widow
Allows the user to enhance their mental and psionic abilities and access the thoughts and dreams of other beings. When backed by the Power Gem, the Mind Gem can access all minds in existence simultaneously. The Mind Gem is also the manifestation of the universal subconscious.
Grandmaster; Thanos; Nebula; Adam Warlock; Moondragon; Magus; Rune; Primevil; Loki; Galactus; Professor X; Odeni; Hood; Ms. Marvel; Beast; Black Widow; Wolverine
Allows the user to fulfill their wishes, even if the wish is in direct contradiction with scientific laws, and do things that would normally be impossible; alter reality on a universal scale; and create any type of alternate reality the user wishes.
Stranger; Collector; Thanos; Nebula; Adam Warlock; Rune; Night Man; Loki; Galactus; Black Bolt; Hood; Odeni; Iron Man; Black Widow; Vision
Allows the user to enhance their physical strength and durability; access and manipulate all forms of energy; and boost the effects of the other five Gems. At full potential, the Power Gem grants the user omnipotence.
Champion of the Universe; Thanos; Nebula; Adam Warlock; Drax the Destroyer; Thor; Magus; Rune; Lord Pumpkin; Loki; Galactus; She-Hulk; Titania; Mister Fantastic; Odeni; Hood; Red Hulk; Xiambor; Namor; The Juggernaut
Housed in the Tesseract, it first appears briefly in the Thor post-credits scene. In Captain America: The First Avenger, it is used by the Red Skull to power weaponry developed by Hydra, and in The Avengers it is shown to be capable of generating wormholes, which Loki uses to transport the Chitauri to New York City in an attempt to conquer Earth. After the Avengers repel the invasion, it is returned to Asgard for safekeeping. In November 2013, producer Kevin Feige confirmed that the Tesseract was the Space Stone.
MIND STONE (Yellow)
In The Avengers, Thanos gives Loki a scepter that allows him to control people’s minds and to project energy. The scepter falls into the hands of Hydra leader Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, who is shown in the mid-credits scene of Captain America: The Winter Soldier to have been using it to experiment on humans. The only surviving subjects of those experiments are Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, in whom superhuman abilities were unlocked. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, the scepter is revealed to contain the Mind Stone, and has an artificial intelligence that grants sentience to the computer program Ultron, who then incorporates the stone into his “Vision”, an android. The Mind Stone can also enhance the user’s intelligence, grants the user immense knowledge, and can create new life.
REALITY STONE (Red)
Formed by the Dark Elf Malekith into a fluid-like weapon called the Aether, it is said to be able to destroy the Nine Realms and return the universe to its pre-Big Bang state. The Asgardians entrust the Aether to the Collector at the end of Thor: The Dark World to separate it from the Tesseract, as they consider it unwise to have multiple Stones close together. The Aether, when bonded with a host, can turn anything into dark matter, and is capable sucking the life force out of humans and other mortals.
POWER STONE (Purple)
The Power Stone is contained within an orb that Ronan the Accuser seeks to find for Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy. Direct contact with the Power Stone will result in the holder being vaporized. It is capable of destroying entire civilizations, and Ronan tries to use it to destroy the planet Xandar. The Guardians of the Galaxy stop him and entrust the stone to the Nova Corps for safekeeping.
TIME STONE (Green)
The Time Stone was encased in the Eye of Agamotto by Earth’s first sorcerer, Agamotto. A Master of the Mystic Arts can use the Stone to alter and manipulate time. Thousands of years later, in Doctor Strange, Dr. Stephen Strange learns to use the Eye and uses it to save the Earth from Dormammu by threatening to trap the demon in a time loop until he abandons his plans for Earth. The Masters of the Mystic Arts retain possession of the Eye in their secret compound Kamar-Taj in Kathmandu, Nepal.
SOUL STONE (Orange)
The Soul Stone is shown in Guardians of the Galaxy to be orange. Feige stated that it would be seen “sometime in Phase Three, for sure. There’s a gauntlet that needs to be filled.
A right-handed gauntlet appears in the film Thor, where it is stored in Odin’s vault; this gauntlet was later revealed to be a fake in Thor: Ragnarok. In the mid-credits scene of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thanos is seen wearing a left-handed gauntlet.
Whether you’re going out of the country to work, study or just see the world, you will need a passport. This official document is proof that you are a Filipino citizen traveling under the protection of the Philippine government to and from foreign countries.
Philippine passports are issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). In Metro Manila, applicants should set an appointment when applying for a passport at the DFA main and satellite offices while those in provinces may apply through the nearest regional consular office.
What do you need to do to get a passport? For first-time applicants, we’ve put up a basic guide from information on the DFA website. View the different location map of all DFA passport processing offices in Metro Manila here
Show up at the DFA office.
For Metro Manila applicants, this means you need to set an appointment online anytime or via hotline (02) 737-1000 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday. For those in provinces, meanwhile, regional consular offices usually accept walk-in applicants. A list of DFA locations is available on its website.
Prepare the following documents, including photocopies:
– duly accomplished application form (download from the DFA website)
– birth certificate issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or certified true copy of the birth certificate from the local civil registrar authenticated by the NSO
– Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity
List of acceptable IDs:
– government-issued IDs (such as SSS ID, driver’s license, PRC ID, etc.)
– old college ID
– alumni ID
– old employment IDs
List of supporting documents (at least three):
– voter’s ID
– NSO marriage contract
– seaman’s book
– transcript of records
– NBI/police/barangay clearance
– income tax return
– community tax certificate
– school yearbook
Be ready to pay the fees.
If you’re willing to wait for 15 days, you may opt to pay only the regular processing fee of P950. However, for P1,200 you may get your passport within only seven days via the express processing scheme. The same fees apply for those applying for passport renewal, but if you lost your passport, additional fees will be collected.
There are additional requirements in some special cases.
Married women, for example, should bring a copy of their marriage contract. Minor applicants, meanwhile, should be accompanied by a parent during the passport application process. Go to the DFA website. for more details.
Strike a pose!
No need to bring a passport-size photo. Under the new DFA passport processing system, your photo will be taken during your personal appearance and will be digitally printed into your passport. There are some rules on photos. You should:
– look directly at the camera lens so that your full face with ears shows
– keep both eyes open (and not covered by hair) and mouth closed
– not wear eyeglasses, contact lenses, earrings or hair accessories
– keep a “neutral” facial expression; not show teeth or gums when smiling (Think Mona Lisa!)
Again, if you’ve paid for regular processing, your passport will be ready in 15 days. A shorter wait of seven days meanwhile applies for express processing. By default, passports are claimed at the DFA office, but you may opt to have your passport delivered through accredited couriers. But you have to be very careful and remember never to deal with fixers!
There’s no need for fancy introductions here. I’ll come straight to the point: You can get paid more, even without work experience. That’s what the tips in this article are for. Here, dear MoneySmart reader, I will man you up, give you the confidence to demand your worth, and win you that dream job. Experience irrelevant. In fact, some blind kid read this last week, and now he’s the highest paid sniper in the US Army. I can’t possibly make that up, so read on:
Salaries are Arbitrary
Salaries come on a sliding scale. Even for an entry level job, for example, you can see something like “between $1,400 to $1,700”, or “Salary negotiable, $3,000 and up”.
Which leads me to ask: What justifies the difference of those few hundred dollars? Why do two people at an entry level job sometimes have salaries that are $500 or more apart?
Here’s an e-mail response from Marcus Chun, who has been a hiring manager for eight years:
“It depends on the beliefs of the prospective employer. Some employers cherish work experience, and some don’t care too much for it.
In some jobs, for example sales, you can have worked in sales for 10 years, but still be a lousier salesman than a talented youngster. If the hirer is aware of this, he will be looking for your charm and intelligence during the interview, not so much your work history.”
And this opens the avenue for pay negotiations?
“Yes. There are ways to impress an interviewer that could put a candidate on the high-end of the pay scale. This can happen regardless of your current work experience.”
Some methods Marcus shared with me are:
Posit Immediate Solutions
Be a Trainee
Merit By Association
Demonstrate That You Cover Your Costs
1. Posit Immediate Solutions
Most newbies, when asked to present their closest thing to experience, will pull out awards they won in school. Or extra credit activities.
Now look, I’m glad you took a week to build mud huts in poverty stricken Koana or wherever. It moves me, it really does. But the hirer isn’t going to pay you more for being a great humanitarian or a boy scout. If you want higher pay, replace those abstract credentials with immediate, applicable solutions for the employer.
“Find out what problems the company is facing. Ask what they need,” Marcus suggests, “Then draw up a solution for them. If need be, say ‘let me get draw up a more complete solution for this, and I’ll e-mail to you by tomorrow morning.’
If you can impress them that way, you can ask for higher pay. They might choose to overlook the experience issue, as it’s obvious you can do the job well.”
2. Be a Trainee
“Sometimes you just have to start from the bottom,” Marcus says, “but you can determine a set point for a pay bump. For example, you can agree to be a trainee for a lower income initially. But the agreement is that, within three to six months, if your performance is acceptable, the company will take you on at a set pay. And that set pay is on the higher end.”
Marcus mentions that most SMEs (Small to Medium Enterprises) have no problems bumping a trainee’s eventual pay to the higher-end of the scale. This is because they’d rather someone they’ve gotten to know, and it lessens their commitment. After all, if they decide not to hire you at the planned pay range, they can drop you before the time comes.
“But don’t bother trying this with big companies,” Marcus says, “If a big company wants a trainee, they will get a trainee. They don’t need you to offer.”
Marcus also warns against less scrupulous companies, which might take advantage of you for cheap labour. “At most six months, that’s it,” he says.
3. Merit By Association
“There’s a joke that if you worked in Google you can always get higher pay,” Marcus says, “Even if you worked there for less than a year, and you managed their broom closet.
Of course that’s just a joke. But if you’ve interned or worked in a prestigious company, however briefly, you have their brand name behind you.
Mention that, in your time there, some of that company’s culture and methods rubbed off on you. Say how you were impressed by this or that specific process, and go into details. This might convince the hirer that you can bring in something of value.”
Of course, not everyone has the advantage of an internship in a big name company. Which is really why you should have done that in University, instead of joining 25 Unreal tournaments.
4. Demonstrate That You Cover Your Costs
“Not enough people bring spreadsheets to a job interview,” Marcus says, “That’s really a pity, because it’s a good way to convince me, or whoever your hirer is, to pay more.”
The point of the spreadsheet is to show how much revenue you’ll bring. This is then contrasted against your wages, to show that you’ll more than cover your salary.
So say you’re asking for $3,500, which is actually $500 beyond the company’s budget. But if your previous sales projections show you bring in $6,000 a month, that extra $500 more than compensates for your higher pay.
The best part is, you can do this even without a previous sales record.
“If you have the confidence to face me, and tell me you can generate twice your income,” Marcus says, “You’re setting a high standard for yourself.
I’d be skeptical, sure. And believe me, it will come up at a review. But between writing that promise down on a spreadsheet, and just saying ‘Oh I am a very hard worker’, which do you think is more convincing? If you want to be paid more, this is one more step to justify it.”