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Couple and their 3rd son dead, others fighting for their lives after eating Ugba (oil bean) in Mbaise, Imo state

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A man, his wife and their 3rd son from Ohanaga of Umuokoro, Umukwu Onicha in Ezinihitte Mbaise LGA of Imo State are reportedly dead after Mbaiseeating Ugba (Oil bean).

According to information gathered by Mentorslink, the wife who bought the Ugba, prepared it for the family, and just after eating, they all started having stomach upset.

When it got too serious, they were all rushed to the hospital yesterday, but the woman died before reaching the hospital, while the 3rd son and the dad died this morning.

Their last born and a friend of the 3rd son who ate the Ugba with them are still fighting for their lives in the hospital…..

According to reports, there is an ‘Ugba looking seed’ that looks like the real ugba seed which sellers do mix with the real ugba while selling to increase the quantity.

Details are still sketchy as at the time of this report…

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Premier League Standings 2017

Premier League Standings 2017

Premier League 2017/2018 Table, Results, Fixtures

Premier League Standings
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Team
MP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Man. City
9
8
1
0
32
4
28
25
2
Man United
9
6
2
1
22
4
18
20
3
Tottenham
8
5
2
1
15
5
10
17
4
Chelsea
9
5
1
3
17
10
7
16
5
Watford
9
4
3
2
15
17
-2
15
6
Newcastle
9
4
2
3
10
8
2
14
7
Arsenal
8
4
1
3
12
10
2
13
8
Liverpool
8
3
4
1
13
12
1
13
9
Burnley FC
9
3
4
2
8
9
-1
13
10
Southampton
9
3
3
3
8
9
-1
12
11
Huddersfield
9
3
3
3
7
10
-3
12
12
Brighton
9
3
2
4
9
10
-1
11
13
West Brom
9
2
4
3
7
10
-3
10
14
Leicester City
9
2
3
4
12
14
-2
9
15
Swansea City
9
2
2
5
6
10
-4
8
16
Everton
8
2
2
4
5
13
-8
8
17
West Ham
9
2
2
5
8
17
-9
8
18
Stoke City
9
2
2
5
10
20
-10
8
19
Bournemouth
9
2
1
6
6
13
-7
7
20
Crystal Palace
9
1
0
8
2
19
-17
3

Chelsea Vs Watford 4-2 – All Goals & Highlights – 21 October 2017 HD (Video)

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Music: Tofa ft. Efex – All For You (Prod. By Efex)

Tofa ft. Efex - All For You

Tofa ft. Efex – All For You

Fast Rising singer ‘Enyia Ugonna Progress’ popularly known as Tofa releases his debut single  All For You. 

MUSIC: SnowBird – Re Bounce + OyeGo | @AmSnowBird

SnowBird – Re Bounce + OyeGo

SnowBird – Re Bounce + OyeGo

Award winning Imo based singer SnowBird re-bounces with two very infectious tunes Re Bounce and OyeGo to mark his birthday on 22nd October. 

Re-bounce is a heart touching love song that reflect base on a

true life story”(inspired by fela kuti) due to the difficulties of the music game, few people did not believe but for the love and passion of music, he got recognized and decided to do the Re Bounce of the things he never did before.

To all them that didn’t believe in us, we go do them Re-Bounce.
Oyego is a Classy afro pop old skool groovy tune with excellent touches and dramatic sound. It actually cuts across and brings more vibes to the new skool sound. Its a song that demonstrate our fun play and showing how groovy we can be when we on a tipsy mode.
You dance softly and wanna groove to the melody and sound.( ofe-oyego) its ready for u. #oyego.
On his own part, SnowBird is just that voice the music didn’t have all these while. He won the 2016 OMA Award Best Male Artiste Of The Year and currently, he is the most rated Imo based singer. You are all welcome to SnowBird’s World.

The two songs were produced by Trez and Nutty2 respectively.
 

AUDIO + VIDEO: Mr. P (Peter Psquare) – Cool It Down

Mr. P (Peter Psquare) – Cool It Down

Mr. P (Peter Psquare) – Cool It Down

Watch + Download Video “COOL IT DOWN” – Peter Okoye (MR. P ‘P Square)

Mr. P – Cool It Down. Who says Peter Okoye doesn’t know how to do good music? Well, the former member of the group, P-Square debuts with his first solo effort titled Cool It Down.

Cool it down Video is finally Out. Find out why MR P got a lot of things to say! Link in my bio👍🏾 #coolitdown#MrP #Pclassic #newbegining#KingOfEmpire👑 Cc @empire Video directed by @patrickelis Choreographed by @donflexx Cool it Down is on 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Listen below and tell us if this is the right path to take by Mr. P.

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Mark Angel Comedy episode 131 – Bike man pt 3

Mark Angel Comedy episode 131 – Bike man pt 3

Mark Angel Comedy episode 131 – Bike man pt 3

 Denilson the bike man is back, he always gets into trouble and this time is not different but he is in a different kind of trouble.

You will laugh and pity for him as he gets on the wrong side of somebody that can beat him very well. Watch and download this video below.

 

Download Bike man part 1 and part 2 below.

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This video will thrill you even if you watch it for one million times, it will never stop being funny. Please watch this video where your loud laughter can be tolerated because this video has what it takes to thrill you and make you laugh out loud and roll on the ground.

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Mark Angel Comedy episode 130 – ATTENTION

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Mark Angel Comedy episode 130 – ATTENTION

Are you watching this? Wow! Well, as Martin Luther King Jnr said… ”I have a dream that one day…”
Hahaha!! This video has nothing to do with Martin Luther King Junior.

Just like always, Mark Angel Comedy brings to you clips of ”Behind The Scene” as you update yourself on weekly episodes of Mark Angel Comedy videos… Watch this one and enjoy!!

 

This video will thrill you even if you watch it for one million times, it will never stop being funny. Please watch this video where your loud laughter can be tolerated because this video has what it takes to thrill you and make you laugh out loud and roll on the ground.

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IMSET Fund Hunts For Imo Talents

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In the bid to give value to the teeming indigenous artistic talents, Imo State Education Trust Fund in partnership with Splashout Production and Promotion, is organising EDU FANS HANGOUT/TALENT HUNT.

Audition shall hold at Bongo Center on 26th October 2017 by 10am. Interested IMOLITES should come to the venue with their music single.

Successful participants shall perform before the Chief Guest of Honour, His Excellency, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, on 31st October 2017 at Imo International Convention Center by 3pm.

Special prizes has been mapped out to be given to the best music talents on that day.

EDU FANS HANGOUT/ TALENT HUNT, Let’s go there!

More pictures from wedding introduction of former Gov Donald Duke’s daughter Xerona and Chocolate City DJ Caise

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Here are more photos from the introduction of daughter of former Cross River state governor, Xerona Duke and Chocolate City DJ, Derin ‘Caise’ Phillips popularly known as Dr Caise.

The couple who got engaged sometime in August, had their wedding introduction on October 15th, here are some photos from the introduction.

Caise wrote;

We are eternally grateful to God for His grace and our new in laws for welcoming us into their home and family on Saturday. The introduction went very well #ToGodBeAllTheGlory. A massive thanks to all those who contributed and supported us on this special day #XD2018#ActsOfLove


Xerona wrote;

One of the aspects of the wedding we’ve looked forward to most is being able to embrace the cultures of our parents (my father is Efik and Quas, my mother is Kalabari and @drcaise is Yoruba), so we made the most of our #Introduction and I felt like a princess in my onyo onyo and double wrapper, while Derin looked rather dashing in his agbada.

It was also wonderful to honor my late grandmother, Henrietta Ajumogobia Bobmanuel, by wearing her white coral necklaces and crown. The day went seamlessly and we give God all the glory because when He’s in charge you know it and He was without a doubt with us. God bless all of our family members and friends who were with us and showed up in brilliant fuschia and beautiful yellow for the first step in combining our families. Now to the trad! 😁 #XD2018 💙🎉 

Divine jam! King Jay X Kristal – Gobe (Prod. by King Jay | Mix by @FeyFlexyEmeka)

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King Jay X Kristal - Gobe

King Jay X Kristal – Gobe

Following up his previous single “Helena”, polished Imo state music producer, King Jay, ushers us into the Tuesday with another groovy tune titled “Gobe”.

The Divine Empire frontman’s ‘Trap Jam’ is currently trending nationwide via various platforms, and is definitely a perfect blend that has something for the diverse heterogeneous audience.

On a beastly number, He enlists heavyweight ‘Rap-USAIN‘ and ‘Welcome to Owerri‘ crooner, Kristal, on this one – A collabo that brought Trap music back to life.

‘Gobe’ which was produced by King Jay himself will no doubt resuscitate the good feelings from the depth of your heart.

Mix by Fey Flexy….

Enjoy this.

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Salesforce takes another shot at IoT

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Everyone wants a piece of the Internet of Things, and why not? If predictions come to fruition, there are going to be billions and billions of devices and sensors broadcasting information at us by 2020, and someone has to make sense of it and point us to the data that matters. Salesforce wants to be that company (or at least one of them).

Salesforce has never been shy about about jumping on the latest tech bandwagon, whether it’s big data, artificial intelligence or the Internet of Things. In fact, Salesforce was talking about IoT long before most companies with an announcement of a Salesforce IoT Cloud way back in 2015 at the company’s mega Dreamforce Conference.

Today, Salesforce announced a new IoT initiative called IoT Explorer Edition designed to help customers make sense of IoT data and put it to work. In 2015 when CEO Marc Benioff launched that IoT Cloud with a bang, it was really about getting a head start on a technology the company sensed could be significant moving forward.

The IoT Explorer Edition is designed to put that vision into reach of more businesses. For starters, it offers what Salesforce is calling a “low code” way of generating IoT business workflows. Non-technical personnel can supposedly pick and choose processes and connect to different devices and sensors to create some type of automated workflow.

For instance, suppose you owned a wind turbine company (it could happen) and you wanted to get a service notice when the turbine was going to require service. You could create a workflow that triggers that notice when capacity falls below a certain level.

Being Salesforce, it doesn’t just want to deliver this information in a vacuum. It wants to tie that information to other Salesforce products like Salesforce Service Cloud. If the workflow triggers a service call, it would be useful for the service person to have access to the service history and the fact you called earlier in the week about a problem with your wind turbines.

Finally, Salesforce wants to help you get proactive about your service calls. Why wait for your customer to call you when you can predict the future with this tool and know with some degree of certainty when a device is going to need service. You could contact the owner and let them know their doohickey is in danger of breaking and you can sell them a new one. How great would that be?

The new IoT Explorer Edition will be generally available starting on October 17th as an add-on to Salesforce’s various clouds.

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Chef’s Habitat Builder helps developers deploy their applications to any environment

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Chef has long made a name for itself as the go-to tool for helping businesses automate the deployment of their on-premises or cloud infrastructure environments. About a year ago, though, the company also launched Habitat, a more application-centric service that allows developers to package up their code for deployment on a wide variety of platforms, ranging from containers and VMs to Mesosphere and Cloud Foundry.

Today, the company is building on top of Habitat with the launch of Habitat Builder, a new hosted service that makes it easier for developers to build the applications and deploy them. Habitat itself is a free command-line tool and Habitat Builder is essentially the graphical SaaS version of Habitat

Part of the idea here, the Chef team tells me, is to give enterprises a bridge to the new developer-centric world of cloud-native platforms. Enterprises can take their existing code and use Habitat and Habitat Builder to deploy it to their platform of choice. That makes the service very useful for companies that want to life and shift their applications from their on-premises architectures to the cloud, for example, as it’ll give them an easy on-ramp to the cloud or a hybrid deployment. Developers can also use Builder to automatically publish apps directly to the Docker Hub registry.

Habitat Builder offers a build service and an artifact store with public and private repositories for holding the packaged app and their desired deployment architectures, as well as support for the Habitat Supervisor for managing the runtime lifecycle, configuration updates and more.

“While some existing tools are great for getting started with containers, modern app teams need to be able to package and deploy apps across multiple traditional, and cloud native architectures,” said Marc Holmes, vice president of marketing for Chef. “We developed Habitat Builder to enable developers to package apps in a consistent way, and enable operations to choose appropriate deployment targets, bringing the team closer together through a clear separation of concerns.”

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8 Signs You Have Finally Found True Love

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True Love

Everybody wants to find love.

As humans, we tend to seek out other members of our species because we are social animals. The thing about love is everyone wants to be love and be loved equally in return. Dating, which is the process by which we find love, can be exhausting and quite hard. How do you know you’ve found the one? Here are 8 signs you’ve finally found true love:

1. Push you towards self-actualization

Someone who loves you wants you to achieve your dreams. They believe in you and your dreams. They are willing to provide support while you pursue your dreams. If your date is like, then you’re on your finding love.

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2. Manages their anger when you’re being annoying

They do get angry but they never explode and say nasty things to you. They control their anger and are always willing to apologise when they are wrong.

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3. Respect your opinions even if it differs from theirs

They respect you and your opinions even though those opinions may differ from theirs. That right there is a matured person.

4. Never gossip about you

Someone who cares about you and loves you will never gossip about you or say disparaging things to their friends.

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5. Doesn’t berate you in public

When you do annoying things in public that frustrates them, they don’t explode and berate you in public. They can control themselves both in public and private.

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6. Care about your health

Someone who loves you will also care about your health, both physical and mental health.

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7. Never burst your bubble

They never put you down. Your partner never bursts your bubble, whether it is a joke or things that are important to you. They actually to understand.

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8. Actually, listens to you

Many people listen with only the intent to reply/counter your argument. If your partner actually listens to what you’re saying and understands, then they must hold you in the highest esteem.

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If your partner is showing all these signs, chances are you have finally found the elusive true love of your life.


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All You Need to Know as Monkeypox Spreads to Akwa Ibom

Monkey Pox
Monkey Pox

The Monkeypox epidemic is beginning to spread across the country after one new case of infection was recorded in Akwa Ibom State.

This was confirmed by a health official in the state after no fewer than 13 people suspected to be infected with the viral disease are on admittance in hospitals in neighbouring Bayelsa and Rivers states, Premium Times writes.

In a statement in the capital Uyo, Saturday, Akwa Ibom state Commissioner for Information, Charles Udoh, claimed the state government is investigating two more cases suspected to be monkeypox.

“Monkeypox currently has no treatment and no vaccine,” Mr. Udoh said. “It looks like small pox but the rashes are larger while the disease is milder.

“The era of avoiding excessive handshake, regular hand-washing and abstinence from bush meat is here again.

“We will provide more information subsequently,” the commissioner said.

One medical doctor and 10 others were last week quarantined following the first outbreak in Bayelsa. The number of suspected cases in the state has since increased to 13.

Samples from suspected victims in Bayelsa and Rivers have been sent to the World Health Organisation, WHO laboratory in Dakar, Senegal for confirmation while the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole called for calm among Nigerians saying the government is doing all it could to control the spread.

Meanwhile, here are some useful tips on how to avoid contracting the disease.

So how do you get it?

1. It’s infectious meaning it can come to you. The monkeypox virus is transmitted via contact with an infected animal’s blood, flesh, bite, or an infected human.

2. It’s a virus. Viral infections are generally harder to treat than bacteria’s and the monkeypox virus is a rare type.

3. It can cause fatal illnesses and quick deaths, especially in younger age groups.

4. It has NO treatment or vaccine but outbreaks can be controlled.

5. The incubation period is 5 -21 days. Symptoms typically last 14 – 21 days with severe cases occurring among children with longer virus exposure.

6. Monkeypox virus can only be diagnosed definitively in the laboratory by a number of different tests.

Symptoms

It manifests as various stages of rash and an intense weakness among other things. Rashes, ranging from a few to several thousands, begins on the face, then palms and feet soles. The lesions (or rashes) later become fluid-filled blisters and lastly crusts which can affect the oral membranes, genitalia, eyelids and eyeballs.

What do you do?

1. Cook animal flesh or blood properly before consuming. Monkeypox virus remain active in infected primates or rodent even after their death.

2. Stay away from body fluids, lesions, respiratory tract secretions, or objects recently contaminated by monkeypox patients. Transmission occurs via droplets respiratory particles.

3. Don’t pick up stray animals especially if you live in the tropics.

4. Immediately quarantine infected animals or humans. Close physical contact is a significant risk factor and protective equipment must be worn while providing care for patients.

5. Regular handwashing is encouraged.

6. If you have been in the proximity of an infected person, go for definitive testing in the laboratory.

Google parent Alphabet looks to restore cell service in Puerto Rico with Project Loon balloons

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The FCC has given approval for Google parent company, Alphabet, to help Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands regain wireless service. The company will attempt to enable LTE connectivity using its high-flying Project Loon balloons.

Hurricane Maria hit the islands last month, destroying access to basic supplies like food and running water. A report from this week says that 83% of people still lack cell reception.

“More than two weeks after Hurricane Maria struck, millions of Puerto Ricans are still without access to much-needed communications services,” said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. “That’s why we need to take innovative approaches to help restore connectivity on the island.”

Loon was developed by X, part of Alphabet’s innovation group.  It was able to help Peru earlier this year, amidst significant flooding and hopes to replicate this success. Yet before it proceeds with its plans in Puerto Rico, Loon needs to find a carrier network to partner with. Loon had already been working with Telefonica in Peru, which sped up the process.

Libby Leahy, a company spokesperson, provided us with the following statement. “We’re grateful for the support of the FCC and the Puerto Rican authorities as we work hard to see if it’s possible to use Loon balloons to bring emergency connectivity to the island during this time of need. To deliver signal to people’s devices, Loon needs be integrated with a telco partner’s network — the balloons can’t do it alone. We’ve been making solid progress on this next step and would like to thank everyone who’s been lending a hand.”

The Loon project consists of a network of high altitude balloons that rise like weather balloons to a height above 60,000 feet. Loon balloons are designed to “ride the wind” to get to a destination and are super-pressurized to withstand for over 100 days in the stratosphere.

Signals are transmitted directly to LTE-enabled devices and are routed through a local carrier, and the balloons are raised and lowered to an altitude with winds blowing in the desired direction.

Tesla os also working on efforts to help Puerto Rico.

Hundreds of Tesla Powerwall battery systems are already in Puerto Rico and Tesla employees are in the country helping with installation and training for maintenance.

Tesla and Google are joining an effort to rebuild the island’s infrastructure that also includes Facebook, which committed to send its connectivity staff to the island to help in recovery and reconstruction.

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Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha Commends Teachers As They Celebrate Their Day

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As the teachers in the State joined their colleagues all over the Country
to celebrate their day, the Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has commended
them for their unbridled commitment and their avowed patriotism and said
that he would continue to appreciate them as governor and even when he must
have also left as governor.

The governor remarked that the teachers in the State have always exhibited
high level of selflessness in the discharge of their primary assignment and in the way they handle students and pupils entrusted into their cares. He
also commended the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in the
State for their dedication.

He noted that the remarkable performances of students from the State in public exams could only be seen as the outcome of the hardwork of the
teachers in the State and added that as they care for the students, God
would also care for them and their families.

The governor explained that the free education programme in the State would
not have had the huge success it has recorded without the wonderful
contributions of the teachers and noted that the success story of the free
education policy of the State Government would not be complete without the
noble role played by the teachers being mentioned.

The governor assured that he would continue to hold the teachers in the
State in high esteem and would stop at nothing to see to their welfare and
prayed God to bless all of them abundantly. More photos below….

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Apple is looking into reports of iPhone 8 batteries swelling

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Reports from a few iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus buyers have suggested there could be an issue with the battery inside some of the devices swelling, causing the case of Apple’s new iPhone to split open and expose the smartphone’s internals.

Apple has now confirmed it is looking into it, although a spokeswoman declined to comment further when asked how many devices are affected.

From what we’ve heard the number of reports so far is very few.

Yesterday CNET rounded up the handful of reports that have emerged — saying there are at least six different reports in at least five countries of the iPhone 8 splitting along its seams.

Today Reuters also noted a report in Chinese state media of an iPhone buyer claiming a newly purchased iPhone 8 Plus arrived cracked open on October 5, though apparently without any signs of scorching or an explosion.

Apple rival Samsung had big problems with smartphone batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. In that instance some Note 7 batteries caught fire, and the problem was extensive enough that it led Samsung to recall all Note 7 handsets — at great expense.

In the case of the iPhone 8 the issue appears to be limited to batteries bloating/swelling, rather than catching fire — at least as reported so far.

Although the phone only went on sale on September 22 so it’s still early days for the device.

Apple did not release figures for the first weekend sales of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, as it has in the past with new iPhones, so it’s also not yet clear how many of these handsets are in the hands of buyers at this point.

Some analysts have suggested consumers may be holding off on upgrading their iPhone to buy the top-of-the-range iPhone X, which Apple also announced at the same time, but with a later release date.

Pre-sales for the iPhone X are due to begin on October 27, with the handset slated to ship on November 3.

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(Video and Audio) Bond Entertainment’s ‘RAPSVILLE CYPHER 1.0’

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RAPSVILLE CYPHER 1.0

Whispers Production in collaboration with BOND ENTERTAINMENT presents RAPSVILLE CYPHER 1.0 Audio and Video… Mixed and mastered by KIENKA – Visuals by Whisper.


7 rappers KENNY KREDIBLE, BNG, POHZITIVE, KRISTAL, ORTIZ JAY, ZAE, AND SAAB…

Download below and listen! (Upload & Promote Your music, Mix, Videos, Comedy videos online for downloading)

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Founders Fund backs Home61, a real estate platform for the middle class

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Most real estate agents are commission-based and incentivized to focus on the big sales. That results in inefficiencies for lower class home buyers, who may have to wait longer to view properties and receive less guidance on paperwork.

A Miami-based startup called Home61 has been working on a solution for this category of buyers and renters, which it refers to as the “other 80%.” Home 61 is building “an ecosystem for real estate for the mass market,” founder and CEO Olivier Grinda tells TechCrunch.

The team is announcing a $4 million round led by FF Angel, the early stage investment vehicle from Founders Fund. The round also included an investment from Olivier’s brother Fabrice Grinda, a serial entrepreneur and angel investor.

Cyan Banister, a partner at Founders Fund, told TechCrunch that she invested because Olivier Grinda has demonstrated that he’s “very driven and passionate.” She said that he had a proven track record from when he was an entrepreneur in Brazil. Banister also believes that Home61 will “help streamline the process of looking for renting or buying a condo.”

The market opportunity for real estate is huge, but it’s also saturated with competition. Redfin, Compass and Zillow are part of a long list of companies looking to change the real estate search.

Home61 believes it can differentiate itself with its business model, which it hopes will match supply with demand.  Automation is used to streamline the buying and selling process.

And instead of purely commission, the agents are paid a salary of $70,000 by their second year, and $120,000 after their third year, much higher than the industry average. This incentivizes them to give attention to all clients, regardless of the home price.

Home61 has closed 1000 transactions in its native Miami. It plans to use the funding to expand to more cities like Chicago or Houston.

Home61 will “create a better experience for our customrs” and “attack the market on a hyperlocal level,” said Grinda.

 

 

 

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Digital wealth manager Moneyfarm acquires tech behind fintech chatbot Ernest

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Moneyfarm, the U.K.-headquartered “digital wealth manager” has acquired the technology behind personal finance chatbot Ernest. Terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed, though I understand that, along with the tech, this is an acqui-hire of sorts, seeing London-based Ernest’s CTO Lorenzo Sicilia join Moneyfarm to oversee technology integration.

Founded in 2015 by Niall Bellabarba, Cristoforo Mione and Sicilia, Ernest was developing a personal finance manager powered by artificial intelligence and designed to run on top of Facebook messenger. After connecting to your bank accounts, the chatbot used natural language processing to answer questions on your financial well-being and transactions, but also to give you proactive notifications to help you manage your money better.

In this way it played in the same space as a number of other fintech chatbots, such as LocalGlobe-backed Cleo, Plum, and Chip. However, in comparison to competitors, Ernest had raised a very modest amount of funding: just £165,000 in a pre-seed round, whilst a Crowdcube equity-funding campaign was unsuccessful earlier this year.

Moneyfarm says it will combine the technology behind Ernest with its existing services. In a call, Giovanni Daprà, co-founder and CEO of Moneyfarm, he described two potential examples.

Firstly, an AI-powered chatbot can be used to on-board or acquire customers in a more scalable way than is currently in operation. Namely, Moneyfarm currently uses humans via chat or phone for this puropse.

Secondly — and quite interestingly — when EU legislation in the form of PSD2 forces banks to open up their data, Moneyfarm plans to use the Ernest technology to make sense of a customer’s transactional data to offer them more informed advice to help them financially plan for the future.

“Artificial intelligence and a conversational user interface will help us to improve our algorithms and ultimately offer a better solution to our customers,” he says. “As we work to integrate the Ernest technology across our product offering we’ll be able to assist over an individual’s full wealth lifecycle, from the first pay cheque through to retirement”.

Meanwhile, Ernest’s Bellabarba, whom I’ve enjoyed many fintech focussed conversations with over the past 6 months, told me that, although the entrepreneurial journey for the startup has taken many different turns, he is pleased to see the tech find a home and that all of the team’s hard work can live on.

“Moneyfarm’s acquihire of the Ernest technology provides a fantastic opportunity to take the vision for Ernest to a new level, and create a more advanced artificial intelligence based adviser for consumers,” he adds in a statement.

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Here’s how to find a learn to code event for EU Code Week

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The annual, European Commission supported EU Code Week kicks off tomorrow, running for two weeks through to October 22.

As per last year there are thousands of free introductory coding events being run by various organizations in different European countries (and a smattering beyond).

Local events can be found via the EU Code Week website’s events page by selecting your location and browsing what’s on offer.

Across EU Code Week last year, the number of events and attendees stepped up to 23k and nearly 1M respectively, growing from 3k events and 10k attendees in 2013, the first year it was held.

Italy is offering by far the most events of any of the participating countries this year, with 2,659 events currently listed (vs a rather more modest 187 taking place in the U.K.).

Poland is second, with 497 events listed; followed by Turkey (244), France (228) and Germany (225).

Kids are one of the key targets for the learn to code initiative, which was launched with the core aim of motivating young people to get involved in programming, although many events are also open for people of all ages.

Events cover a range of different programming and technology themes, including app development, robotics, AI, game design and more.

This year Apple is joining the initiative by running hundreds of free coding sessions at its retail stores across Europe during EU Code Week. It’s offering introductory sessions to its Swift programming language, plus robotics themed sessions that look mostly aimed at kids, including using Star Wars droids or Sphero robots.

Apple says it’s intending to offer more than 6,000 coding sessions across Europe in the next year, in more than 100 of its retail stores in ten countries, as part of its existing Today at Apple in-store educational programs.

Google is also involved in funding (or helping to fund) some of the EU Code Week events which are being held in locations such as schools.

The company’s philanthropic arm has previously donated money to fund gifting Raspberry Pi microcomputers to UK schoolkids.

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Best Practices to Prevent Data and Privacy Breaches

Best Practices to Prevent Data and Privacy Breaches

Before we get started, let’s outline what we’re speaking about. The time period safety breach can conjure up all kinds of meanings, however I would wish to give attention to the way it pertains to info know-how. So by definition –

Safety breach: A scenario the place a person deliberately exceeds or misuses community, system, or information entry in a fashion that negatively impacts the safety of the group’s knowledge, techniques, or operations.

On the subject of knowledge breaches, the chance for organizations is excessive, from the simply calculable prices of notification and enterprise loss to the much less tangible results on an organization’s model and buyer loyalty.

Let us take a look at some methods that can considerably improve the trouble required to breach the safety of your community and computer systems.

Change Default Passwords

It is shocking what number of units and functions are protected by default usernames and passwords. Attackers are additionally properly conscious of this phenomenon. Not satisfied? Run a Net seek for default passwords, and you will note why they have to be modified. Utilizing good password coverage is one of the best ways to go; however any character string apart from the default providing is a big step in the correct route.

By no means Reuse Passwords

On multiple event, you will need to have run into conditions the place the identical username/password mixture was used time and again realizing it is simpler. But when you already know this, I am fairly positive the dangerous guys do as nicely. In the event that they get their palms on a username/password mixture, they are going to attempt it elsewhere. Do not make it that simple for them.

Look Past IT Safety Whereas Assessing Your Firm’s Knowledge Breach Dangers.

To remove threats all through the group, safety should attain past the IT division. An organization should consider worker exit methods (HR), distant challenge protocol, on- and off-site knowledge storage practices, and more-then set up and implement new insurance policies and procedures and bodily safeguards applicable to the findings.

Set up A Complete Information Loss Safety Plan

Your efforts will display to customers and regulators that your group has taken anticipatory steps to deal with knowledge safety threats. Disseminate this plan all through the administration construction to make sure everybody is aware of what to do within the occasion of a breach.

Look at Safety Logs

Good directors find out about baselining and attempt to assessment system logs each day. Since this text offers with safety breaches, I might like to put particular emphasis on safety logs, as they’re the primary line of protection.

Do Common Community Scans

Evaluating common community scans to an operational baseline stock is invaluable. It permits the administrator to know at a look if and when any rogue tools has been put in on the community.

One technique of scanning the community is to make use of the built-in Microsoft command internet view. An alternative choice is to make use of freeware packages like NetView. They’re sometimes in a GUI format and are usually extra informative.

Present Coaching and Technical Assist to Cellular Staff.

Be certain that the identical requirements for knowledge safety are utilized no matter location, by offering cellular staff with simple insurance policies and procedures, guaranteeing safety and authentication software program is put in on cell units and stored up-to-date, and offering ample coaching and technical assist for cell staff.

Hold Safety Software program Up to date (Or Patches).

An unpatched system is, by definition, working with a weak spot simply ready to be exploited by hackers. Admittedly, making use of patches takes time and assets, so senior administration should present steering on allocations and expectations.

Do not Rely On Encryption as Your Solely Methodology of Protection.

Encrypting information in transit and at relaxation is a greatest follow, however, when used alone, it may give companies a false sense of safety. Though nearly all of state statutes require notification provided that a breach compromises unencrypted private info, professionals can and do break encryption codes.

Monitor Outbound Community Visitors

Malware is changing into subtle sufficient to keep away from detection. One methodology of exposing it’s monitoring outbound community site visitors. Suspicions ought to be raised when the variety of outbound connections or the quantity of site visitors deviates from regular baseline operation. To inform the reality, it could be the one indication that delicate info is being stolen or that an e-mail engine is actively spamming.

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