In a statement by the Ireland’s data privacy regulator, its has agreed to fine a record levy of $402 million against social network Instagram following an investigation into its handling of children’s data. Though the social media giant plans to appeal against the fine, a spokesperson for its parent company, Meta, said in an emailed statement.
Focused on child users between the ages of 13 and 17, the investigation, which began in 2020 targeted users who were allowed to operate business accounts, which facilitated the publication of the user’s phone number and/or email address.
Though Instagram updated its settings over a year ago and has since released new features to keep teens safe and their information private, the Meta spokesperson said. We disagree with how the fine was calculated and we are carefully reviewing the decision, the spokesperson also said.
The Blues Head Coach Thomas Tuchel was fired less than 24 hours after the club lost 1-0 to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League group stage. Though they haven’t being doing well, having lost two of their opening six Premier League fixtures.
The club management said in a statement that Tuchel will have a place in Chelsea’s history after an undisputable Champions League, the Super Cup and Club World Cup win in his time there.
The management also added that it is the right time to make this transition as the the new ownership group reaches 100 days since taking over the club, and as it continues its hard work to take the club forward.
In the mean time, the club’s coaching staff will take charge of the team for training and the preparation of their upcoming matches as they make moves to appoint new head coach.
The people living in the Californians state have been admonished to reduce their energy usage in the busy hours of the afternoon and evening which of course a times when the grid is most stressed because of high demand, this is coming from The flex alerts.
If the instructions in the flex alerts isn’t adhered to, the state could face series of blackouts said the states’ Independent System Operator (ISO).
People are hereby urged to use less power between 4pm and 10pm local time on Monday (midnight and 6am UK time on Tuesday) under the latest alert. Also
people are urged to set their thermostats to 78F (25C) or higher, not using major appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines, and turning off
The French President, Emmanuel Macron has said that he envisages that 10% in France’s energy usage be reduced in the coming weeks and months, of course
this applies to businesses and homes.
He urged peoples to turn down heating and air conditioning, also stressing the fact that forced cuts will be applied as a last option. Speaking recently
after a virtual meeting with the German Chancellor, Mr Macron revealed the plans to improve gas supplies to Germany in other to resolve the recent drop in
gas supplies from Russia. Of course his is due to the fact that Germany is super reliant on Russia for Gas than most EU Nations.
Though without a surprise from France’s part, Mr Macron demands electricity supply from Germany in other to make up for shortages caused by maintenance
protocols being carried out on French nuclear reactors.
Jesus Christ came to ’re-link’ us into a world of infinite possibilities, the kind the world has never known. There was definitely something missing before He showed up to pay a gruesome price for this ‘impeccable’ realm of out of this world order of existence – THE SUPERNATURAL. He came to restore to man ‘an advantage’ over this present world’s style of doing things. In different chapters of the bible, we could see how He demonstrated this dimension of utmost possibilities; in healings, display of exceptional wisdom, workings of miracles of diverse kinds and living a life of ‘the indestructible’ when He rose from the dead. Though the main block-bluster was when He said, greater things you shall do! That’s absolutely amazing man!
As career/business men & women in Christ Jesus, we are mandated not only expected (Romans 8:9), to manifest exceptionality the way we carry out our different assignments. But how, that’s the next thing you are thinking of right? Let me walk you through it.
The Kingdom Advantage (Secrets to triumphing exceptionally in Business & Career)
Understanding the Power of Divine Endowments
Let’s take the man called Daniel for a queue; the bible recorded that during his political career, serving in the city of Babylon, he was preferred above all other political appointees, because an ‘excellent Spirit’ resided inside of Him (Daniel 6:3). Please note the words “an excellent Spirit”; that was the secret behind his exceptionality! Babylon’s Politicians were all human right, but he who had the privilege of the residing inside of him of a divine endowment was distinguished; and glory to God, that Spirit is here on the earth! He is the Holy Ghost.
You don’t have to wait and just assume He would jump upon you, you have got the responsibility to demand for His infilling (Luke 11:13). This is your advantage in that office of yours; this is the advantage you need in the midst of that heavy competition in your business ecosystem.
The bible said, when He comes upon you, He shall teach you all ‘truth’ and ‘all things’ (John 14:26, John 16:13), please don’t tell me this is limited to just the truth of God’s word or the things of the spirit, because it is obvious that God is very much interested in your career/business success as well! (2 John 1:2) In other words, this connotes that He would unveil to you the secret to leading the market! Go ahead and ask the Father for this outpouring and watch how your mind lights up into a new world of infinite possibilities!
Understanding the Potency of ‘The Communication Line’
When I said the communication line, I meant your prayer altar. Common, don’t roll your eyes yet, for this isn’t meant to be just a religious daily recitation of constructed words each morning, it was meant to be a link between you and your Father in heaven in relating with one another. Let’s take another queue from Daniel, there was a major problem he was confronted with when the King of Babylon in a certain year demanded that his chosen ones should tell him his dream, which he obviously forgot and the interpretation! (Daniel Chapter 2) That was hard-core right there!! But that wasn’t a big deal at all to Daniel, he simply went on his knees and enquired of the Lord what the answer was; the bible recorded that, then was the secret revealed to Daniel in a night vision! (Daniel 2:19) Bamn! There you have it, what could be that missing link in your career/business, of which you have being trying to figure out? Or are you at a cross road, not knowing what next to do? There you have it, use the power of ‘The Communication Line’ you’ve got!! Furthermore, don’t just mutter words to the Lord, listen as well, for I know for sure that he has got a lot to talk to you about.
In conclusion, please understand the need and the urgency of you getting this right, for our world needs you and me to figure things out; from problems of flooding, to unsorted matters in the technology industry, to matters of corruption eating into the fabrics of nations of the world, or is it nations being eaten up by drought and starvation; the Joseph in you and me can sort this all out, as long as we are willing to submit to the secrets in scriptures. You are next to being celebrated!
In coming episodes, we shall explore the unraveling of more secrets. Go change the world!!
In a recent development, the company now offers its customers the privilege of ‘chatting’ with a safety agent while taking a trip. This is coming into play due to concerns about safety over the years.
The company stated that this development is aimed at helping both the riders or drivers in situations that may not warrant calling the police or other emergency assistance. They will be linked up with a
live safety agent from ADT, the security services company, who can monitor their route for the trip’s duration.
This development also gives the rider the luxury of interacting with a third-party that can help them mediate, or guide them through a ‘certain’ circumstance. Though, the ADT agent can communicate with the rider or driver by text or phone, and can also contact 911 should the situation escalate.
The word of the Lord in the book of James 1:27 admonished us to ensure we stay clean despite the filthiness that ravishes our present world. But the question is, how each of us as believers can accomplish this seemly ‘hard’ task as it may seem? But before we dive into that, it is important we know the Essence of staying pure before the Lord.
As revealed in different parts of scriptures (2 Samuel 22:27, Habakkuk 1:13) we have come to understand that God is Holy, having no spot of uncleanliness of any kind; if then we must walk with Him as He instructed (Galatians 5:16), Holiness is a non-negotiable. For Blessed are the pure in heart and only them shall experience the depths of the manifestation of the Glory of God! (Matthew 5:8)
What then are the three steps to attaining this feet and staying there?
A Lifestyle of Prayer
Prayer wasn’t only intended to change things, alter events or situations, it was as well aimed at transfiguring us from filthiness into cleanliness. An event happened as documented in scriptures, worthy of note; Jesus’s countenance on the altar of prayer was literally glistering and the bible said his raiment became ‘white’! Spot free in other words!!
Don’t joke with your prayer life if you really desire to be a ‘realistic’ ambassador of the kingdom of God of a truth.
Finally on the subject of prayer; the same way you’ve got a to-do list for your career daily tasks, have a drafted schedule for prayer. I would suggest at least thrice daily.
Constantly ask the Holy Ghost to cleanse you on the altar of prayer! More on the Holy Ghost in step three. (Psalm 55:17)
Be not deceived, evil communication corrupts ‘good’ manners (1 Corinthians 15:33) is one of the most popular bible passages, yet many still fall into the trap of ungodly collaborations! You need to understand that you can’t flaunt the instructions of scriptures and not fall victim of the side effects!!
Scriptural instructions are tested biblical wisdom over the years that have the power to preserve the life of anyone who chooses to stay faithful to the same.
A godly association would enhance your walk with God, as an ungodly would pamper the same. Sort for genuine (with proofs) brethren in your local church or neighborhood and stick with them; go for Christian events, seminars, conferences, retreats, Christian concerts or camp meetings.
In case you are presently in a desperate situation which requires an urgent attention please do well to send me an email (address below), contact your Pastor or a brethren you know have a testimony of a ‘good ambassador’. It is also important to note that not only should you stay clear of ungodly associations ‘physically’, also stay clear of materials that would pollute your soul; I mean contents that have the power to damage your inner purity. Stop watching Porn, reading nudity magazines, materials whose aim is centered at ungodly mind-sets; consciously guide your activities on the internet, don’t visit those filthy sites after you are done with this reading! Your soul needs a fresh air of sanctification to strive on the earth triumphantly!!
As you become a better people, you would start to notice other people coming closer to benefit from your testimony, because as the scripture stated, “the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the manifestation of the sons of God” (Romans 8:19). Therefore be a good Ambassador of Christ!!
Submit to the Holy Ghost
Talking of the Holy Ghost, one of His core mission on the earth is to reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness.. (John 16:8). He is here to help you and me, so we can live a life pleasing to God and of a worthy example before men. The next question obviously would be how does He intend to do this?
The bible stated in Jude 1:20 that ye beloved build yourself on your most only faith, praying in the Holy Ghost. Because it takes strength to resist temptations! The Holy Ghost fires up a praying believer with required inner strength Ephesian 3:16 for continuous victorious living. So, engage Him when you are tempted!!
A life of purity is a possibility 1 Peter 1:15 and you too can manifest the same, trust the Lord and walk with Him as you align with the truth of scriptures!
It has been confirmed that Apple sent out a press invitation on Wednesday for an event on September 7, where the company is certainly expected to unveil the new iPhone 14 lineup.
The event is set to be broadcast on Apple’s website from Apple Park, the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, California.
Apple is likely to also announce a release date for its latest mobile operating system, iOS 16. At its annual developers conference in June, Apple unveiled a number of changes to iOS 16, including a revamped lock screen and the ability to edit or unsend messages.