Monday, July 06, 2020

News to Share


Asa Leveaux, America’s No. 1 EntreQueerNeur Coach has said yes to a television show opportunity! The name of the TV show is “House of Leveaux” where the category is EntreQueerNeur.

This show will serve as a weekly gag for those divinely queer humans who are business-minded. Viewing options for the show will include (but not limited to):

Roku
Apple TV
Fire TV
Android TV

The show will air weekly. 30 minutes will be broken down to 20 minutes of content and 10 minutes of commercial time. The first season will have 20 episodes!

Asa will be reaching out to brands individually but...If you would like to be the brand to believe in this next stage of his life, he would like to offer that at $200 (the additional 9 opportunities will be $350 for this first season).

So far, Ereena George has said yes to be the first brand to secure a sponsorship opportunity for the show.

For additional information, go to https://www.asaleveaux.com/ or contact him at asa@leveauxgroup.com

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Online Extortion Scams Increasing During the COVID-19 Crisis


 The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has seen an increase in reports of online extortion frauds, especially among singles using dating apps, during the current "stay-at-home" orders due to the COVID-19 crisis. Because large numbers of the population are staying at home and likely using the computer more than usual, scammers may use this opportunity to find new victims and pressure them into sending money. The scammers are sending e-mails threatening to release sexually explicit photos or personally compromising videos to the individual's contacts if they do not pay. While there are many variations of these online extortion attempts, they often share certain commonalities.

Fraud COMMONALITIES:

Online extortion schemes vary, but there are a few common indicators of the fraud. The following characteristics are not all-inclusive but should serve as warning signals. It is important to remember that scammers adapt their schemes to capitalize on current events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, high-profile breaches, or new trends involving the Internet, all in an attempt to make their scams seem more authentic.
  • The online extortion attempt comes as an e-mail from an unknown party and, many times, written in broken English with grammatical errors.
  • The recipient's personal information is noted in the e-mail or letter to add a higher degree of intimidation to the fraud. For example, the recipient's user name or password is provided at the beginning of the e-mail or letter.
  • The recipient is accused of visiting adult websites, cheating on a spouse, or being involved in other compromising situations.
  • The e-mail or letter includes a statement like, "I had serious spyware and adware infecting your computer," or "I have a recorded video of you" as an explanation of how the information was allegedly gathered.
  • The e-mail or letter threatens to send video or other compromising information to family, friends, coworkers, or social network contacts if a ransom is not paid.
  • The e-mail or letter provides a short window to pay, typically 48 hours.
  • The recipient is instructed to pay the ransom in Bitcoin, a virtual currency that provides a high degree of anonymity to the transactions.
TIPS TO PROTECT YOU:

  • Do not open e-mails or attachments from unknown individuals.
  • Monitor your bank account statements regularly and your credit report at least once a year for any unusual activity.
  • Do not communicate with unsolicited e-mail senders.
  • Do not store sensitive or embarrassing photos or information online or on your mobile devices.
  • Use strong passwords and do not use the same password for multiple websites.
  • Never provide personal information of any sort via e-mail. Be aware that many e-mails requesting your personal information appear to be legitimate.
  • Ensure security settings for social media accounts are activated and set at the highest level of protection.
  • Verify the web address of legitimate websites and manually type the address into your browser.
The FBI does not condone the payment of online extortion demands, as the funds will facilitate continued criminal activity, including potential organized crime activity and associated violent crimes.

VICTIM REPORTING:

If you believe you have been a victim of this fraud, reach out to your local FBI field office, and file a complaint with the IC3 at www.ic3.gov. Please provide any relevant information in your complaint, including the online extortion e-mail with header information and Bitcoin address if available.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Have You Thought About Having a Pre-Wedding Cosplay Party?

If you are not familiar with the word Cosplay, it is a performance art where participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character.

For tips on planning this type of pre-wedding celebration, click here.


Monday, June 15, 2020

Are You Considering a Domestic Partnership Instead of Marriage? By Miss Know It All

Miss Know It All
Many couples wonder whether they should get married or just live together, but a domestic partnership may be another option. 

Domestic Partnership is an interpersonal relationship between two individuals who live together and share a common domestic life, but are not legally married to each other or anyone else. People in domestic partnerships receive benefits that guarantee the right of survivorship, hospital visitation, and others; it provides protection for couples who are not legally married or part of a Civil Union. This agreement is suitable for all types of "Living Together" couples who are in a committed relationship.

The definition of what is a domestic partnership or what is a civil union may vary depending on the city or state in which one lives. While local laws vary, usually, there are few common requirements as to who can enter a Domestic Partnership:

Age - Most often, people will need to be over 18 years of age. Some states even have age requirements for senior citizens.

Commitment - Partners must live together and be in a committed relationship. How long the couple has been together also matters, usually it must be longer than six months or a year.

Not In Another Agreement - A couple cannot be in another agreement (or marriage) and sometimes a waiting period is mandatory before when one arrangement ends and the next agreement can begin.

Proof of commitment - Some states may require that you show information displaying your commitment such as lease agreements, mutual bills, or state IDs listing the same address.


Proving Domestic Partnership May Include:

·       Common ownership of a car or other property (joint deed or mortgage agreement)
·       A driver's license listing a common address
·       Proof of joint bank accounts, credit card accounts and loans
·       Designation as the primary beneficiary for life insurance, retirement benefits, or under a partner's will


The Benefits of a Domestic Partnership Are

·       Ability to get coverage on a family health insurance policy
·       Right to family leave for a sick partner
·       Right to bereavement leave
·       Visitation rights in hospitals and jails

 

Local and state governments support Domestic Partnerships, however, when it comes to filing federal taxes, partners cannot claim head of household with a partner as a dependent and cannot file as married filing jointly, or married filing separately. Another complication of tax filing is determining how you define "community funds" and who paid what to determine who can claim credits or deductions.

If you decide to file for Domestic Partnership, as mentioned, laws vary from one state to another; some have this type of agreement characterized more like a business or corporate agreement, and you will have to apply with the department that manages business agreements. Other cities will require you to apply with the county clerk or recorder. You may also have to apply to be included in a Domestic Partners Registry for statewide recognition. Some government agencies even provide a certificate or a laminated card as proof. Since laws vary greatly, seeking advice from a lawyer about your state's requirements is essential.

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Monday, June 08, 2020

Announcing an Upcoming Event - Show It Off Saturday Sponsored by Coffee Time Romance & More - June 13, 2020




Vivienne Diane Neal
On June 13, 2020, Author Vivienne Diane Neal will appear on Coffee Time Romance & More Facebook Page and on Coffee Time Romance Exclusive Blog.

Vivienne will be promoting her short story, Café Mocha. The character, Cinnamon Jones, decides to change her way of thinking when it comes to meeting men. It is a romance short story with a universal appeal.

The posts will go live at 9 AM EST on their Facebook Page and at 9.30 AM EST on their CoffeeTime Romance Blog.

Please, mark your calendar and share this announcement with your friends and associates on social media sites. Thank you.

Be safe and stay healthy. 

One World Singles Blog Staff

Monday, June 01, 2020

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Monday, May 25, 2020

When a Woman Accuses a Man of Sexual Transgressions By Miss Know It All


Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

Miss Know It All
Recently a woman accused a candidate, eager to be President, of sexual assault. Allegedly, this incident occurred in the nineties.  Then a second woman came forward doing an interview accusing him of unwanted touching at a fundraising event in 2009.

Whether these allegations are true or not, I do not know, but I do have a message for all men, no matter what position you hold: Please be very careful as to what you say or how you act around women in the office or any space. Some words, phrases, or physical acts can be misinterpreted.

The following are some examples that can land you hot water.

A worker at a complex said to a resident, “I was thinking about you last week.”

Back in the late sixties, an employee put his arm around my shoulder without my permission. I politely removed his hand. I was in my early twenties at the time and choked it up to him behaving badly.

In the early seventies, a co-worker patted me on my behind. In an angry tone, I said, “My brother could never do that to your sister.”

I remember my mother, who passed away in 2019 at age 95, said a male employee had chased her around the office. He thought that was funny. Moreover, this occurred in the early fifties.

What makes some men think they have the right to approach women in uninviting matters is complex. Although I took an anthropology course in college, I am by no means an expert when it comes to men and how they see or approach women daily, but I do realize sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, or sexual assault is nothing new. The only difference is women during my mother or grandmother’s era did not have the option to file a complaint to someone in authority nor were these acts taken seriously.

Today, many women refuse to remain silent, and the next thing you know someone is accusing you of a sexual transgression. My advice to all men is to always be professional at all times, and always think before you open your mouth or approach a woman. Your actions, whether they occurred twenty years ago or two weeks ago, do have consequences.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Featuring A.R. Kennedy, Author of R.I.P. IN REYKJAVIK Book Blast



This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. A.R. Kennedy will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.


Traveling with your family can be murder.
One wedding party + one estranged mother = another vacation that goes array for Naomi
Naomi is off on another international vacation. She thinks traveling with her mother will be the most difficult part of her trip until she meets the rest of the tour group—a wedding party. It only gets worse when she finds the groom dead. Everyone’s a suspect on her Icelandic tour of this stunning country.

Read an Excerpt


We stopped for lunch at a local restaurant. As I sat down at one of the long benches, my cell phone rang. Charlotte’s face appeared on the screen. I ran outside to answer it.

“So I heard you had a late night,” Charlotte said.

“Not the time.” I looked over my shoulder to make sure no one had followed me out. “The police think it might not be an accident.”

Charlotte audibly sighed. “Is that why it was a long night? You were with the police?”

“No, one of Ösp’s friends is a police officer.”

“You mean Thor.”

“Please don’t encourage Mother. His name is Ösp. I don’t want her nickname to stick.”

“Her nickname? I called him that,” she corrected me. “He looks like Thor.”

I looked over my shoulder at the restaurant’s entrance. “Looks like? How do you know what he looks like? Did you cyberstalk him? Check the hotel’s website for the staff’s pictures?”

“No. Mom texted me pictures.”

Horrified, I asked, “And how did she get them?”

“She followed you to the lobby.”

“Nice.”

“Give her a break. She was excited. It was like seeing you on your first date.”

“I’ve been on dates before.” I glanced over my shoulder again for any of the suspects.

“But Mom didn’t see that. She didn’t see the first dates, the proms. That was all Dad.”

“Would you like it if Dad followed you out on a date?”

“I don’t think Dad cares about those things.”

She was probably right.

“Anyway, this police officer I met last night said the autopsy must have shown something because they hadn’t closed the case yet.”

“So you turned your date into a fact-finding mission?

“It was a happy coincidence.” I thought I heard the door open behind me. I turned to see no one. It must have been the wind.

“Why do you keep looking behind you?” Charlotte asked.

“Just making sure none of the suspects can hear me.”

“Suspects? You’ve turned your traveling companions into suspects?” She paused before adding, “Again?”

I ignored her. “Hurry up, Charlotte. Someone is going to come out looking for me soon.”

“Fine. If he drowned, I bet they’d say it was an accident. They’d find water in his lungs if he drowned. Maybe the autopsy didn’t find water in his lungs. That doesn’t rule out a cardiac event. That may be hard to prove. Most likely they are waiting for the toxicology results. That’s going to take a few days.”

I looked at the restaurant door and wished I could run in for my backpack, so I could take notes. “And what would that show?”

“Whatever was in his system. Maybe drugs, poisons.”

“I forgot to ask. If it was poison, how long before he died would he have to be poisoned?”

“Depends on the poison. Probably an hour or two, I guess.”

“Could you get a poison through TSA?”

“In something in a bottle with less than three ounces, sure. Could have been a powder. They could have bought it locally too. Rat poison and antifreeze has been used in a lot human deaths.”

“Can you think of anything specific I should look for?”

“You should look who’s coming up behind you,” she said before hanging up.


About the Author

A R Kennedy lives in Long Beach, New York, with her two pups. She works hard to put food on the floor for them. As her favorite T-shirt says, ‘I work so my dog can have a better life'. She’s an avid traveler. But don’t worry. While she’s away, her parents dote on their grand-puppies even more than she does. Her writing is a combination of her love of travel, animals, and the journey we all take to find ourselves.



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Monday, May 11, 2020

Candyman Official Trailer 2020

Check out the official Candyman Trailer 2020

Starring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Tony Todd, Teyonah Parris.
Directed By: Nia DaCosta
Synopsis: A hook-handed boogeyman spits out swarms of bees and haunts a housing project in Chicago.



US Release Date: June 12, 2020

Monday, May 04, 2020

The 2020 Indie Author Project Contests are Here



It is that time of year again; the Indie Author Project regional contests are back and better than ever.

The 2020 contests are being held in 14 U.S. states and 1 Canadian province. These contests are accepting submissions of adult and YA fiction, to be recognized as the top Indie-published eBooks in their regional and there is no entry fee to participate. Do not miss your chance to be your region's next Indie Author Project Winner!

The winners of these contests will receive:

·       $500 each in adult and young adult categories
·       Minnesota winners will receive $1,000 each
·       Honors at the 2021 spring IAP reception
·       Opportunities to promote your book(s) at public libraries
·       Inclusion in a full-page print spread in Library Journal
·       Opportunities to earn royalties through the IAP Select collections