”Girls Squad” captures the lives of six former University students finding their way through life outside of the school walls. Linda Ikeji TV has shared the montage introducing the cast of the upcoming reality show, “Girls Squad.”One of the numerous original reality TV shows set to hit the Linda Ikeji TV screens before the end of the year is ”Girls Sqaud”, a show that follows the lives of six former University students from Babcock and Covenant University [Ijeoma, Elfreda, Oge, Rosemary, Pamela and Helen] and captures their journey through life after leaving school.The montage was released on her official Instagram page on Thursday night, September 20 with the caption, ”This reality show about life after Uni is a must watch on lindaikeji.tv.” The launch of the TV platform took place earlier in the year and has attracted a fair number of subscribers to the channel.Other upcoming reality shows exclusive to Linda Ikeji TV include “Oyinbo Wives of Lagos,” “Gidi Girls,” “Ajegunle with Love,”Highway Girls of Eko,” “King Tonto” among others.What is Linda Ikeji’s ‘raunchy’ reality TV series ”Gidi Girls” really about? On July 12, Linda Ikeji premiered “Made in Gidi,” a reality show which was, before its release, likened to the popular Big Brother Naija reality show.Just like Big Brother Naija, the show features a number of men and women – seven women and five men – living together in a house with no laptops, no phones or television.Prior to its debut, Ikeji asked viewers to expect drama, friendship, love, tears, backbiting, pulling of wigs, and maybe sex.While the Big Brother Naija could appeal to Nigerians for several reasons – relationships and sex; an insight into how the human mind works; and game strategy – “Made in Gidi” hasn’t exactly defined what its appeal is.”Made in Gidi” isn’t anything like Big Brother Naija. It is, however, a reality show with a group of young people, hanging out and having fun.
Jobberman Nigeria has upgraded its platform, in order to provide an easier and more effective job search experience for jobseekers, and a refined recruitment experience for employers.
Since going live in August 2009, Jobberman has grown to become Nigeria’s first and foremost online recruitment platform, West Africa’s most popular job search engine (Forbes 2011) and one of Africa’s top 10 recruitment sites (IT News Africa).
For over 9 years, Jobberman has helped Job seekers find job opportunities, provided career tips, given employers access to qualified candidates & administered recruitment advice.
As a brand that listens, Jobberman has taken its audience feedback consisting of over 2 million career professionals and 50, 000 employers who connect daily on the platform by including new features that can help employers and jobseekers accomplish more of their career and company goal.
Employers on the Jobberman platform can now manage their Job and Applications better with the newly designed Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and create candidate pools for future use.
Jobseekers can now: set up or update their profiles with a Profile Picture, which is visible to employers; create a Career Summary & Professional Headline that summarises education, experience, skills and goals; specify preferred jobs for easier job matching; let recruiters know their Job Search Availability status; add Projects & Portfolio to their profiles, allowing employers to see samples of previous accomplishments, amongst other new features.
This new platform has been designed to help professionals move forward at every step of their career; from entry level to experienced professional, giving the jobseeker more control over the outcome of his or her career.
What are you waiting for? Take a look around and share your experience on our new website. Feel free to share with your friends and connect with us on our different social platforms on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. We are continuously committed to connecting job seekers to the right job opportunities and employers to qualified professionals. Join us to experience the new and improved Jobberman Nigeria!
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To gain access to a bank, some thieves reportedly blew it open with dynamite and also shot a security guard in the head. A security guard has been shot in the head by thieves who reportedly blew a bank open with dynamite in an armed robbery that occurred in Ekiti State.Also, of the bank staff died in the heist which occurred on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Other people were confirmed with injuries following the incident. There was an intense fire exchange between policemen and the robbers who escaped into the bush with their loot. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered in a statement offered by DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, a spokesperson for the state police.“There was exchange of gunshots between the robbers and our personnel. Our men tried their best to manage the situation.“It is true that two persons were killed during the operation. The robbery was regrettable and the death of the two persons was painful.”ALSO READ: Lagos is under attack from starch-shirted thieves According to reports, the thieves had planned to escape through the road before making for the forest. Policemen have been assigned to guard the bank to prevent future attacks says a report by NAN.
Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) cries next to Juventus’ Italian midfielder Federico Bernardeschi after receiving a red card during the UEFA Champions League group H football match between Valencia CF and Juventus FC at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on September 19, 2018. JOSE JORDAN / AFP
Cristiano Ronaldo picks himself up and gets back to business in Serie A against promoted Frosinone on Sunday after his return to Spain in the Champions League ended in a tearful sending off against Valencia.
The former Real Madrid star collapsed dramatically on the pitch after being handed a controversial red card just days after his first goals for Juventus saw the champions keep their 100 per cent record to pull three points clear at the top of the Serie A table.
Juventus beat Valencia anyway thanks to two Miralem Pjanic penalties.
And after securing a winning start to the European campaign which is their focus this season, the Turin giants look to keep their quest for an eighth straight domestic title on track with a trip to Frosinone.
Coach Massimiliano Allegri is confident that Ronaldo, 33, will be back to business against a side from outside Rome who are second from bottom of the league with one point.
“He was upset and he needs time to calm down. He needs to rise above it and focus on Sunday, even if these things leave a bitter taste in the mouth,” said the coach.
The champions will be without German midfielder Sami Khedira who suffered a thigh muscle injury in Spain.
Douglas Costa also suffered an adductor injury, but the Brazilian would have missed Sunday’s league game as he sits out a four-match ban for spitting last weekend.
“He’s picked up an adductor injury from virtually his first sprint,” said Allegri.
“Unfortunately I was expecting this because the last few days have been draining for him mentally.
“When these things happen, the risk of injury is very high. It was a tactical decision that he would only come on for the last 20 minutes, but that was still enough for him to get injured.”
Inter Milan also return from Champions League duty on a high after a last-gasp 2-1 win over Tottenham in their return to Europe for the first time since 2012.
But Roma fell 3-0 to holders Real Madrid in Spain with Napoli playing out a goalless draw at Red Star Belgrade.
Luciano Spalletti’s Inter scored two goals in a seven-minute spell, sparked by captain Mauro Icardi who scored his first goal of the season on his Champions League debut.
Inter — floundering in 15th in Serie A with just four points from four games — head to fourth-placed Sampdoria looking for just their second win in the fifth round of action.
“This result gives us self-belief around the work we are doing. Getting players like Icardi to break their ducks is fundamental, as we need his goals,” said Spalletti.
“We have many great players, though and sometimes we must learn how to win even without Mauro. We can’t have the same XI in every game.”
Roma — last year’s Champions League semi-finalists — are reeling from their defeat to Real Madrid.
Eusebio Di Francesco’s side have not won since their opening game against Torino in August, and travel Sunday to Bologna.
“I’m concerned but I’m not pessimistic,” said Roma sporting director Monchi.
“I remain confident that the coach will find the right path.”
Serie A runners-up Napoli, three points behind Juventus, visit Torino after a lacklustre European stalemate in Belgrade.
“It’s a tie that leaves us bitter, but there’s no reason to be dramatic, there are another five games to go,” said Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti.
Lazio host Genoa after their Europa League win over Apollon Limassol at the Stadio Olimpico, with AC Milan hosting Atalanta after Gonzalo Higuain scored the only goal against Dudelange in Luxembourg.
SPAL — who are three points behind Juventus in second — host Fiorentina, with Sassuolo, in the sixth, hosting Empoli in Friday’s early match.
Fixtures (all tims GMT)
Sassuolo v Empoli (18:30)
Parma v Cagliari (1300), Fiorentina v SPAL (1600), Sampdoria v Inter Milan (18:30)
Torino v Napoli (10:30), Bologna v AS Roma, Chievo v Udinese, Lazio v Genoa (13:00), AC Milan v Atalanta (16:00), Frosinone v Juventus (18:30)
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Amazon held a special event on Thursday to unveil a slew of new gadgets and services, Adobe is acquiring software company Marketo for $4.75 billion, and Instagram’s new TV service recommended videos of potential child abuse. Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday.
Exclusive: Instagram’s new TV service recommended videos of potential child abuse. Instagram’s new TV service, IGTV, recommended videos of what appeared to be child exploitation and genital mutilation, a Business Insider investigation has found.
Here’s everything Amazon announced at its huge September event. Amazon held a special event on Thursday to unveil a slew of new gadgets and services, including the new Echo Dot, the AmazonBasics microwave and the Alexa Guard.
Adobe is acquiring software company Marketo for $4.75 billion. Marketo is owned by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners who bought the company for $1.8 billion in 2016.
Google employees considered manipulating search results to help protest Trump’s travel ban. In early 2017, an undisclosed number of Google employees discussed via internal messages ways that they could manipulate search results in protest of President Trump’s travel ban, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Uber could be getting ready to buy Deliveroo, a food delivery startup valued at over $2 billion and one of its biggest international rivals. Uber is reportedly in early talks to buy Deliveroo, London based startup most recently valued at $2 billion, and one of the biggest international rivals to Uber Eats.
Facebook is taking on Tinder with the official launch of its dating service — but it’s only in Colombia for now. The service is built into Facebook’s core mobile app, and will compete against the likes of Tinder, Bumble, and OkCupid.
Prosecutors in Minneapolis say they are weighing whether to bring charges against the JD.com founder. Prosecutors are weighing whether to bring charges against Richard Liu after the Minneapolis Police Department turned over the findings of its initial investigation into accusations of rape against the JD.com founder.
Amazon-owned audiobook service Audible is coming to Apple watch. You’ll now be able to listen to audiobooks directly from the watch.
Instagram is reportedly testing a way to let you easily re-share someone else’s photo — a feature users have been begging for. The experimental feature would work similarly to Twitter’s retweet button, or shares on Facebook, and the could transform the photo-sharing app.
Google told US Senators in a letter that it uses automated scans to protect user data and that it catches the “majority” of bad actors. Google’s letter, made public on Thursday, did not directly answer questions about instances in which apps may have improperly shared user data.
Have an Amazon Alexa device? Now you can hear 10 Things in Tech each morning. Just search for “Business Insider” in your Alexa’s flash briefing settings.
Country music superstars Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley attend Underwood’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star presentation ceremony, September 20, 2018 in Hollywood, California.Robyn Beck / AFP
Pop-country superstar Carrie Underwood on Thursday got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — the latest honour for the Grammy-winning onetime champion of TV reality show “American Idol.”
The 35-year-old Underwood, who is pregnant with her second child, is on a roll after suffering a nasty fall at her home late last year that required her to get dozens of stitches in her face.
She has since released a smash hit album, “Cry Pretty,” recorded a new theme song for the National Football League’s flagship Sunday broadcast and will head out on a major tour in the United States and Canada in 2019 after giving birth.
“How is this my life?” a tearful Underwood told the crowd outside the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles. “How does a girl from Checotah, Oklahoma end up with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?”
Singer Brad Paisley compared Underwood to legend Dolly Parton, saying: “Carrie Underwood is really in many ways this generation’s Dolly — the person that the world looks at as Miss Country Music.”
“I just don’t think we could ask for a better ambassador,” he added.
Simon Cowell, who was part of the judging panel that propelled Underwood to fame on “American Idol” in 2005, said he “couldn’t be more proud” of her.
Underwood is part of a small group of superstars produced by the reality show, along with Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, pop singer Kelly Clarkson and Adam Lambert, who now tours with Queen.
Marilyn Lopez was one of the many fans who attended the ceremony.
“When she dropped her first album, I remember going to the public library and renting it out and I just used to listen to it all the time,” Lopez said.
Underwood has won seven Grammys and sold more than 60 million albums, according to her website. She also has won 14 Academy of Country Music awards.
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Yul Edochie will not be running for the highest political position in the country anymore. Yul Edochie says he will no longer be running for the presidency in Nigeria at least for 2019.The actor turned politician made this known via his Twitter page on Thursday, September 20, 2018. According to him, after due consultations, he has decided to withdraw from the race.”After due consideration & consultations, I will no longer run for President of Nigeria, 2019. To my supporters, worry not.n I remain committed to building a new Nigeria that works for all, irrespective of class, tribe or religion. Together we shall achieve it. God bless ,” he tweeted. This might be coming as a surprise to his teeming supporters and fans who were already gearing up for the forthcoming 2019 general elections. It would be recalled that back in April 2018, Yul Edochie announced that he wanted to run for president of Nigeria. ALSO READ: Check out celebrities who have declared intentions to run for elections in 2019Yul Edochie wants to be president of Nigeria Back in April 2018, Yul Edochie declared his intentions to run for the biggest political position in the country. The actor turned politician took to his Instagram page on Monday, April 23, 2018, where he declared his intention. According to the actor, he wants to bring the problems of the country to the last bus stop.”Today I declare my interest to run for President of the greatest country in the world, Nigeria. A blessed country that has been crippled by decades of bad leadership. Enough is Enough! Fellow Nigerians, stand with me let us bring the problems of our country to THE LAST BUS STOP!!!” he wrote.Yul Edochie is now SSA to the governor of Anambra state A few months after announcing his intention to run for president of Nigeria, Yul Edochie was appointed Senior Special Assistant to the governor of Anambra state, Willy Obiano on Creative and Entertainment media.The actor made this known on his Instagram page on Friday, July 6, 2018, According to the former governorship candidate in Anambra state, he is full of thanks to Gov Willie Obiano of Anambra state for trusting in him and he won’t let his people down.
Alex Iwobi put in a standout performance in Arsenal’s Europa League clash which earned him praise. Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi was among the best players on the pitch as the Gunners swept aside Vorskla 4-2 in their opening game of the 2018/19 Europa League campaign on Thursday, September 21.The 22-year-old was among did not take part in the Super Eagles 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Seychelles and the international friendly against Liberia due to injury.Alex IwobiHe was also missing as they returned to action in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory against Newcastle United. The youngster was however named in the starting line up for by new Arsenal boss Unai Emery for their Europa League clash.Arsenal vs VorsklaTwitter users were impressed with the performance of the youngster as he dominated the proceedings in the encounter and was responsible for controlling the tempo of the game in the absence of play maker Mesut Ozil. Twitter reactions to Iwobi’s performanceIwobi has impressed under Emery in the few games he has played this season but his showing in the Europa League was one to remember for Arsenal supporters.His performance in the Europa League was on point that the Arsenal Twitter account commended him. Iwobi who earlier said he has been sharper under the new manager dominated proceedings and set up an assist for Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang.Here are the reactions on Twitter”Have to say, Iwobi really seems to be benefitting from working with Emery. He’s been bright and lively whenever he’s played this season. Good to see. So much potential that needs releasing in him.” “Unpopular opinion: Alex Iwobi has actually been a different player this season. Has his promise back.” “Alex Iwobi had 5 killer passes in the match. I honestly don’t know where that ranks but usually you don’t see a player with more than 2-3 in one match.” “Iwobi looks so rejuvenated and looking like a player full of confidence. Playing like the Iwobi from 15/16.
Instagram’s new TV service, IGTV, is recommending disturbing and potentially illegal videos, a Business Insider investigation has found. BI monitored IGTV and found its algorithm was recommending videos of what appeared to be child exploitation and genital mutilation.
Exclusive: Instagram’s new TV service, IGTV, recommended videos of what appeared to be child exploitation and genital mutilation, a Business Insider investigation has found.
BI monitored IGTV over a three-week period and found its algorithm recommended disturbing and potentially illegal videos.
Two of the videos, featuring suggestive footage of young girls, were reported to the police by a leading children’s charity over concerns they broke the law.
Instagram took five days to remove the videos, and apologised to users who saw them. The Facebook-owned app said it wants IGTV to be a “safe place for young people.”
British lawmaker Damian Collins, who led the inquiry into Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica data breach, described BI’s findings as “very disturbing.”
Readers should be warned that some of the details in this report may be upsetting.
Instagram’s new TV service recommended a crop of graphic and disturbing videos, including what appeared to be child exploitation and genital mutilation.
That’s the finding of a Business Insider investigation into IGTV, which launched in June as Instagram attempts to muscle in on rivals like YouTube and Snapchat.
BI spent nearly three weeks monitoring the Facebook-owned video service, during which time IGTV’s algorithm recommended questionable content, including sexually suggestive footage of young girls and an explicit video of a mutilated penis.
Two of the videos discovered by BI were reported to the police by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), a British children’s charity, and were eventually removed by Instagram five days after BI reported them through the app’s official reporting channel.
Instagram apologised to users who saw the videos and said it wants to make IGTV a safe space for young people.
The findings come at a time when Facebook is under extraordinary scrutiny over inappropriate content on its platforms. Facebook and Instagram share a community operations team, and Mark Zuckerberg’s company has hired an army of 7,500 moderators and is using AI to snuff out posts that break its guidelines.
Earlier this year, former Facebook moderator Sarah Katz told Business Insider that she had to review 8,000 posts a day and it made her numb to child abuse. But despite the intense oversight, and resources Facebook is ploughing into policing its platforms, disturbing content appears to be slipping the net — and, as in the case of IGTV, even being suggested to users.
IGTV’s content recommendation machine
Instagram launched IGTV in June, and was viewed by many as Facebook moving in on YouTube’s territory. It allows users to set up their own channels and upload video of up to an hour in length. Anyone with an Instagram account can make a channel, and users swipe through them much like flicking through channels on a television.
IGTV recommends content in three ways: A “For You” tab, which plays videos as soon as you open IGTV; a “Popular” section; and a “Following” menu, which offers videos from people you follow.
Instagram did not answer Business Insider’s questions on how IGTV’s algorithm recommends certain videos and why videos were suggested that appeared to be child exploitation. But it appears that the For You section recommends things users will like, possibly based on past activity. The Popular tab seems to gather trending content from across IGTV.
Users can scroll through the recommended videos by swiping left, or IGTV will automatically play the next video. It is clearly designed to encourage scrolling and continued viewing, in much the same way that the YouTube algorithm recommends content through its Up Next bar.
Disturbing videos of young girls
Business Insider monitored the For You and Popular tabs for almost three weeks to establish what kinds of content IGTV’s algorithm was serving up for users.
We did so in two ways: Firstly through the account of this author and other BI journalists, and secondly an anonymous login set up as a child’s account. This second account had no activity history on Instagram and a user age set to 13, which is the earliest people can officially sign up on the app.
Within days of monitoring IGTV through Business Insider accounts, a video appeared in the For You section, titled “Hot Girl Follow Me.” It showed a young girl, we speculate to have been 11 or 12, in a bathroom. She glanced around her before going to take her top off. Just as she’s about to remove her clothing, the video ends.
The video, uploaded by a user Business Insider is not naming for legal reasons, also appeared under the Popular tab on IGTV. It was also one of the first videos recommended under the For You section to the child account set up by BI, which had no prior history of activity on Instagram.
The same user that uploaded the “Hot Girl Follow Me” video posted another video, titled “Patli Kamar follow me guys plzz,” which was also recommended to our child Instagram account under the For You section. It featured another clearly underage girl, exposing her belly and pouting for the camera.
The same two videos were separately uploaded by a different user, who again Business Insider has chosen not to identify. The video named “Hot Girl Follow Me” was called “Follow me guys” by this second user, and was also circulating on IGTV’s suggested posts.
Comments on the videos show they were being recommended to other IGTV users. They were also being interpreted by other users as sexually suggestive.
Some condemned the videos and questioned why they had been suggested. “BRO SHE’S LIKE FUCKING 10 WHY THE FUCK IS THIS IN MY INSTAGRAM RECOMMENDED,” said one user, commenting on the “Hot Girl Follow Me” video.
Others were more predatory in tone. “Superb,” one user commented on the “Patli Kamar follow me guys plzz” video. “Sexy grl,” another added.
The NSPCC, which is frequently involved in law enforcement activities around child abuse, reviewed the videos and reported them to the police. It was concerned that they could constitute illegal indecent images under UK law because they appeared to feature footage of erotic posing.
“This is yet another example of Instagram falling short by failing to remove content that breaches its own guidelines,” an NSPCC spokeswoman said.
Business Insider reported the videos through Instagram’s official reporting function. Because there was no obvious criteria for alerting the company to potential child exploitation, they were logged as “nudity or pornography.”
The videos remained online for five days. It was only after Business Insider contacted Instagram’s press office that the content was removed. By this time, the two videos — and other versions uploaded by the second user — had racked up more than 1 million views.
Instagram left the accounts that posted the videos active, however. Business Insider asked why the accounts were left up, as Instagram has a “zero tolerance policy” on child abuse. Instagram said the policy applies to the content itself and not to the account that uploads it.
“Instagram’s zero tolerance policy towards child abuse content is the right one, and it must make sure its policy is enforced in practice,” an NSPCC spokeswoman said. “Where Instagram has removed child abuse content from an account, we would expect that account to be reviewed by a moderator to establish whether the account should also be suspended.”
As of this week, the two accounts remain active. They continue to post sexually suggestive content, but not of the same nature as the “Hot Girl Follow Me” and “Patli Kamar follow me guys plzz” videos.
A graphic video of genital mutilation
Potential child exploitation is not the only questionable content being recommended by IGTV’s algorithm.
One of the first videos recommended to Business Insider’s anonymous account, registered to a user aged 13, was graphic footage of a penis undergoing an operation involving a motorized saw.
The penis appeared to have a metal lug nut affixed around its middle, above which it was extremely swollen and dark red in colour. The bolt was being removed with a round electric saw by what appeared to be a medic.
It was quickly wiped from IGTV after being reported by Business Insider as nudity, although the account that uploaded it remained live.
Another recommended video showed a baby lying on the floor, wailing inconsolably, with a monkey standing over and touching it. Adults were stood around in a circle, shouting and filming the scene on their phones while the monkey occasionally lashed out at them.
Instagram found that the video was not in breach of guidelines, but discovered the account that uploaded it was linked to a different account that had previously been taken down for breaching community guidelines. For this reason, Instagram took the account down.
There was a multitude of other questionable recommendations being pushed by IGTV’s algorithm. Examples included a video in which a group of men deceived a sex worker into thinking she was going to be arrested, a video of a woman pulling something long and bloody out of her nose, and various sexually suggestive scenes.
Business Insider presented its investigation to MP Damian Collins, the British lawmaker who is leading an inquiry into fake news and Facebook’s data breach involving Cambridge Analytica. He described the findings as “very disturbing,” and said big tech companies need to sink more investment into enforcing their own rules.
“It’s a question of the responsibility of the companies to monitor the content that’s on their platforms. A lot of the problematic content is already in breach of the community guidelines of these services, but what it shows is that there’s not effective enforcement,” he said.
An Instagram spokeswoman said: “We care deeply about keeping all of Instagram — including IGTV — a safe place for young people to get closer to the people and interests they care about.
“We have Community Guidelines in place to protect everyone using Instagram and have zero tolerance for anyone sharing explicit images or images of child abuse. We have removed the videos reported to us and apologise to anyone who may have seen them.
“We take measures to proactively monitor potential violations of our Community Guidelines and just like on the rest of Instagram, we encourage our community to report content that concerns them. We have a trained team of reviewers who work 24/7 to remove anything which violates our terms.”
“It’s not so different from where YouTube was 10 years ago”
It’s no secret that social media has a problem with disturbing and illegal material, and tech giants like Facebook have come under fire recently for failing to effectively moderate content at scale. For IGTV, however, the problem isn’t just that this material exists, but rather it’s being actively suggested by the algorithm.
Mike Henry, CEO of video analytics firm OpenSlate, which works with Facebook, said IGTV is still a young service. “While Instagram is relatively mature, IGTV is a brand new social video platform and will need time to develop its policies and technology. It’s not so different from where YouTube was 10 years ago,” he said.
YouTube’s child safety policy is broader than Instagram’s, for example. Instagram’s report function is limited to child nudity, while YouTube’s endangerment policy bans “sexualization of minors,” which allows scope for reporting images users suspect might be child exploitation.
Henry also said Instagram will have to figure out how to better filter its new platform if it hopes to monetize it, especially considering IGTV was touted as a space for influencers.
“Influencers make great video producers with compelling economics and, at scale, a viable canvas for video ad dollars. With the right policies and infrastructure, IGTV has the potential to become a major player,” he said.
For Collins, IGTV’s early missteps are evidence that governments need to do more to regulate tech firms.
“These companies are ad services, they make money out of understanding every single thing you could ever want to know about your users so you can target them with advertising. That same technology should surely very easily be able to root out harmful content as well,” he said.
“They don’t do it because there’s not been a commercial incentive for them to do it, so they’ve just not bothered. But what we have to do through regulation is create that incentive, to say ‘you’ve actually got an obligation to do it and if you don’t do it then there will be costs for you for not complying, so you need to invest in doing this now.
Manchester United’s Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku gestures during the UEFA Champions League group H football match between Young Boys and Manchester United at The Stade de Suisse in Bern on September 19, 2018. Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP
Romelu Lukaku will look at Manchester United’s next three Premier League games as a good opportunity to strengthen his prospects of being this season’s top scorer in the competition.
Wolves visit Old Trafford on Saturday, before a trip to West Ham and a home fixture against Newcastle, by which time Lukaku could be the clear leader in the race for the Golden Boot.
Lukaku goes into this weekend with four Premier League goals, one behind Chelsea’s Eden Hazard at the top of the standings, but has not had an entirely smooth start.
The Belgium striker has scored in each of United’s past two league matches, with both goals in a 2-0 win at Burnley on September 2 and another in last weekend’s 2-1 victory at Watford.
Yet he continues to face accusations that he is a ‘flat-track bully’ because of his disappointing record against the rest of England’s big six teams.
Of the 20 Premier League goals Lukaku has scored for United since arriving from Everton in July 2017, only one has come against the teams who made up last season’s final top six – when Chelsea were defeated at Old Trafford in February.
Perhaps, then, a run of fixtures against opponents lower down the table will offer a chance to bolster his goal total.
He may also be helped by the fact Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Tottenham’s Harry Kane have not, so far, reached the high standards they set last season, while Sergio Aguero, who has three league goals to date, is likely to be rotated with Gabriel Jesus at Manchester City.
“You always compete every year against Aguero and Kane, and Salah this year. You always think about (the Golden Boot), being a striker,” Lukaku said.
“But then, while I want to score as much as I can, I want to win championships. That’s why I signed for Manchester United.”
Last season, Lukaku was the sixth-highest scorer in the Premier League with 16 goals, half the total that Salah achieved to win the Golden Boot.
There is an argument, though, that the Belgian was still adjusting to life as a United player the last term.
His all-around game has improved since his days at Everton, something that Mourinho noted after the win at Watford.
Mourinho was quick to credit Lukaku, not for his goal, but for running back half of the length of the pitch late in the game to make a sliding tackle as United held on to their lead.
According to Mourinho, that represents the spirit of the team.
United appear to be in good spirits at present, having won three successive matches for the first time since April.
The victory at Watford was followed on Wednesday by a 3-0 defeat of Swiss side Young Boys in the Champions League, and Mourinho’s recent grumbles about a lack of adequate close-season transfer market activity have quietened.
A consistent goalscoring run from Lukaku over the next fortnight will further improve both the mood and the league position; costly defeats by Brighton and Tottenham during August mean that United go into the weekend lying eighth, six points behind leaders Chelsea.
If Lukaku can keep on scoring regularly beyond that – with a league trip to pace-setters Chelsea to come later in October – then he may have a genuine chance of winning the league titles he craves.
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Tiger Woods of the United States acknowledges the crowd on the 16th green during the first round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 20, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP
Tiger Woods delivered easily the loudest roar in ending his round with an eagle three to share the lead on day one of the season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta.
Woods found the green with his second shot into the par-five 18th and then brilliantly holed a just over a 25-foot put in a round of a five-under par 65 to tie fellow American Rickie Fowler in Thursday’s heatwave conditions on the East Lake course.
It is the second straight event in succession Woods has shared the first-round lead after he and Rory McIlroy were tied at the top with 62s on day one of the BMW Championship in Philadelphia.
“To finish with an eagle was nice as I hammered that drive up the left side, and it was nice to see it not in the rough before hitting five wood to the green,” said Woods.
“Overall, I felt in control today. I had a lot of control over my shots.
“The only hard part was getting my speed on the greens early. I missed every putt, blew it through the hole. I had five, six feet coming back, and once I figured out the pace of these things, it was all good.”
Woods had begun his round with a bogey but soon regrouped with birdies at the fifth and sixth holes on a course where he claimed the FedEx Cup championship trophy in 2007 and 2009.
He then birdied the 12th and downhill 14th holes ahead of the eagle on 18 in a round that included just 28 putts.
“I played really well today and though it wasn’t exactly the start I was looking for in taking the bogey at one, I made two good putts there at five and six and got to under par, and then from there I hit it pretty good and made a few putts,” said Woods.
“But more than anything, I missed it all on the correct sides. Even the fairways I missed, all were on the correct sides.
“The shots I missed were on the greens, all had beautiful angles. All in all, I had a lot of control today.”
Fowler capped his round with back-to-back birdies at five and six and while he dropped a shot on seven. The world number nine birdied eight and then played the 11th to 18th holes in three under.
“It was a good day. I didn’t get off to necessarily a great start on my swing but I managed to kick my way around,” said Fowler.
“I think I missed one fairway, which the ball was in the first cut, and I think I hit every green from there on in. Made it very stress-free.”
World No. 1 Justin Rose birdied his closing two holes in a round of 66 to share third place.
FedEx Cup leading Bryson DeChambeau had an East Lake debut he would rather forget in posting two double-bogeys over his opening nine on route to a round of 71.
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The all important AFCON qualifier between Nigeria and Libya will be played in Tunisia due to a FIFA Ban. According to new reports, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will now have to travel to Tunisia and face Libya in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers scheduled for October.Libya are due to host the Super Eagles in the AFCON qualifiers but cannot in front of their home supporters due to FIFA ban caused by continued political instability.Pulse Sports earlier reported that the Super Eagles will take on Libya in Algeria but a recent development means that the Mediterranean Knights have shifted the location. According to Complete Sports, the game on Monday, October 15 will now hold in Tunisia, not the earlier proposed Omar Hamadi Stadium in Algeria.No reason was given for the sudden change of venue by the Libyan Football Federation or coach Adel Amrouche who hails from Algeria and hoped to get his home crowd to support his team.Nigeria statsIt is not yet certain if the Stade Chedly-Zouiten in Tunis where Libya defeated Seychelles 5-1 will be used for the encounter against the Super Eagles.Libya leads the group with four points after a draw against South Africa in their last group E encounter. The Bafana Bafana are ahead of the Super Eagles with one point as all three teams can still qualify for the tournament in Cameroon.The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has already hinted that the Super Eagles will host Libya at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna in the first leg.
Listen to Niniola’s latest single, ‘Bana.’ Niniola is out with her latest song, titled ‘Bana.’For followers of ‘Nini Dey’, it is no secret that to majority of her songs, there is a sexual overtone infused into her messages and this time, Niniola is again at it on her latest joint.Niniola has enjoyed a fair amount of success both within the country and outside since the release of her 2017 debut album, ”This Is Me.”Teaming up with her frequent collaborator in Sarz, the man responsible for her hit singles like ‘Maradona’ and ‘Sicker’, they rework their magic on’Bana’, a heavy house record that details her love experience with the opposite sex.
Watch as Wizkid pull up in the colourful visuals for Kcee’s latest song, ‘Psycho.’ Kcee has dropped a colourful and vibrant video for his latest song, ‘Psycho’ featuring Wizkid.Days after teasing his fans with both pictures of him and Wizkid and snippets from the video, the ‘Limpopo’ singer has now released the full visuals to his latest collaboration with the Starboy.The duo who first teamed up on the 2013 hit song ‘Pull Over’ are back working together and have created another banging joint in ‘Psycho’.The melodic love tune which has all the makings of a hit has a colourful and smooth visuals to enhance its appeal.The video is directed by Patrick Elis.
[FILE PHOTO]Photo: The Events CalendarThe Hammed Odubanjo Foundation, an independent private philanthropic organization, has donated learning materials to some less privileged pupils in some parts of the country.
The foundation does its work by serving the poorest communities in countries around the world in Asia, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa through enabling the advancement of health, education and provision of food, clothes and shelter vulnerable members of society.
Founder, Mr. Adewale Hammed Odubanjo, who deals in oil and gas marketing and distribution, said: “We are committed to alleviating poverty in the world by supporting and improving access to quality education and health services.
In the past year, we have supported close to 20 orphanage homes in Nigeria, including Little Saint Orphanage home, Mother Theresa orphanage home, Zion orphanage, widows’ home and many more.
“In Kuala Lumpur, we visited House of Joy Orphanage home, Rumah kids’ orphanage home.
In South Africa, we had the opportunity to visit Village Safe Haven Orphanage home and a host of others. We were able to support children of Abina community.
Our next project will involve providing relief materials specifically targeted at young girls in less privileged communities”.