Employers Are Mining the Data Their Workers Generate To Figure Out What They’re Up To, and With Whom
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal: To be an employee of a large company in the U.S. now often means becoming a workforce data generator — from the first email sent from bed in the morning to the Wi-Fi hotspot used
Peter de Villiers was in charge the last time South Africa came up against Australia at Ellis Park.
'South Africa and Australia kick off the 2019 edition of the Rugby Championship with a clash at Ellis Park, their first at the venue in over a decade. The iconic ground has long been seen as a fortress for the Springboks, who have recorded a number of their most epic victories there over the years. Coach Rassie Erasmus has named a largely inexperienced side for Saturday’s clash, which comes up against a strong Wallabies side, but the class of 2019 is not to be underestimated, especially with Rugby World Cup spots up for grabs. South Africa vs Australia last time out at Ellis Park New Springbok coach Peter de Villiers needed to redeem himself after being greeted by somewhat of a baptism of fire in his first Tri-Nations tournament, which rendered a historic first win in Dunedin a distant memory as his charges faced the unavoidable prospect of claiming the wooden spoon. The Wallabies, on the other hand, were still within a chance of being crowned champions, with a Bledisloe Cup clash against reigning champions New Zealand looming. With a lot at stake, strong matchday squads were assembled by either side, and one Jongi Nokwe was turning out for only his third international, starting on the right wing in a back three consisting of Conrad Jantjies and Odwa Ndungane. The trio were just a few of the rookies turning out for the world champions, who were up against a side that had put on a good showing leading up to the match. Nonetheless, de Villiers’ band of newbies put on their best display yet in the tournament, which proved too much for the Aussies at high altitude as they registered a convincing 53-8 victory. Nokwe was the star of the show, crossing over the whitewash four times and injuring himself while completing his fourth to be stretchered off to a standing ovation from the Johannesburg crowd. Further tries came from lock Bekker, centre Adrian Jacobs, replacement flyhalf Ruan Pienaar and Ndungane. South Africa Backs : Conrad Jantjes; Odwa Ndungane, Adrian Jacobs, Jean de Villiers, Jongi Nokwe, Butch James, Fourie du Preez. Forwards : Tendai Mtawarira, Bismarck du Plessis, Brian Mujati, Andries Bekker, Victor Matfield (capt), Schalk Burger, Juan Smith, Pierre Spies. Replacements : Adriaan Strauss, Jannie du Plessis, Danie Rossouw, Luke Watson, Ricky Januarie, Ruan Pienaar, Percy Montgomery. Australia Backs : Adam Ashley-Cooper, Peter Hynes, Stirling Mortlock, Timana Tahu, Lote Tuqiri, Matt Giteau, Sam Cordingley. Forwards : Benn Robinson, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Matt Dunning, James Horwill, Hugh McMeniman, Rocky Elsom, Phil Waugh, Wycliff Palu. Replacements : Stephen Moore, Al Baxter, Dean Mumm, George Smith, Brett Sheehan, Ryan Cross, Drew Mitchell. Watch Springboks 53-8 Wallabies, Tri Nations 2008 here'
IGNORANCE IS not just a societal problem; it is a big issue God does not tolerate.
'IGNORANCE IS not just a societal problem; it is a big issue God does not tolerate.Indeed, lack of knowledge or unawareness can lead Christian men and women to eternal death.That is why God warns Christians about ignorance, knowing the dangers it poses to His children.Scripture warns that, “The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent…” (Acts 17: 30). We cannot be children of God and remain ignorant about the love of God, will of God, ways of God, acts of God, promises of God, principles of God, commandments of God, statutes of God, precepts of God, warnings of God, wisdom of God, salvation of God and other things which God wants us to be informed about.The creator of the cosmos alone is the repository of knowledge.He is omniscient.It is written of God: “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways” (Romans 11: 33). And being aware of the dangers of ignorance, God desires that people who believe in Him and walk with Him become knowledgeable.Thus God promised to give the congregation of Israel pastors after His own heart, who would feed them with knowledge and understanding (Jeremiah 3: 15). It is no wonder Malachi 2: 7 states that “For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.” The word “guard” means “preserve” or “keep”. This means servants of God including all Christians who are priests to God should be knowledgeable in the Word of God and be ready and willing to teach others about the ways, acts, precepts and commandments of God.You cannot be a Christian and be ignorant of Scriptures.The Bible is full of words such as teaching, knowledge, wisdom and understanding.Almost every minister God appoints teaches.It is rare to see a messenger of God who never taught the people of God.From Noah to Bishop Antipas of Pergamum to all genuine ministers of the gospel of Jesus Christ, everyone was and is given the innate desire and passion to teach the oracles of God.Jesus Christ is the world’s greatest Teacher.No one else’s words have greatly influenced the world than the words of Jesus Christ.Teaching is necessary for imparting knowledge, wisdom, understanding and eventually changing lives.Teaching and learning remove ignorance.But a Christian who will not want to be taught will be a danger to himself or herself, her community and the world as a whole.More dangerous is the pastor who is ignorant.He will teach and feed people with errors, untruths and lies thereby lead them astray to suffer eternal destruction.Yes, an ignorant pastor will churn out ignorant Christians.This is why most Christians are ignorant today.A scripturally uninformed pastor will hurt himself and others.As a blind pastor, he and his congregants will fall into a ditch.Therefore, as an educated Christian, you have a duty to personally read and meditate on the Word of God in order to receive knowledge.And you have a duty to teach others especially those who cannot read the Bible for truths you have been exposed to by the grace of God with all humility and patience.Today, we live in a complex world where many people teach the Word of God via myriad media outlets.However, the apostle Paul warned that, “If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing” (1Timothy 6: 3- 4). This means a servant of Christ cannot just get up and teach anything he or she likes.And even if he teaches what he likes, he cannot escape condemnation from the Lord who knows everything.A pastor is required to be led by the Spirit of Christ to feed believers with messages that agree with the teachings of Christ Jesus and the foundational apostles.But a pastor who teaches different doctrines is just proud and lacks knowledge.His erroneous teachings result in controversies and quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions and constant friction among people who are deprived of the truth… (1 Timothy 6: 4- 5). This is the dangerous situation in which many Christians find themselves today.What is the fate of people who are trapped in the sins aforementioned?They may be plunged into eternal ruin and destruction.So, now, for us to avoid falling into destruction, we must repent of our ignorance and seek knowledge of the Bible through diligent Bible studies both at home and church meetings. email@example.com By James Quansah . The post The Dangers Of Ignorance appeared first on DailyGuide Network .'
Prince Friedrich zu Solms-Baruth III slept with two Luger pistols as he colluded to kill Adolf Hitler near the end of World War II. Now, his descendants are fighting to reclaim the land they say he lost to the Nazi regime.
Lyndsey Duff returned home to help introduce the revolutionary What3words system into a country that desperately needs to extend benefits of the formal economy to millions excluded from it.
'When I met Lyndsey Duff she was based at South Africa House on Trafalgar Square in London, responsible for inward investment into the country. That must have been one of the most difficult jobs on earth, given the State Capture chaos being wrought by the Zuptoids . Instead of following one of many alternative paths, the former diplomat returned home to help introduce the revolutionary What3words system into a country that desperately needs to extend benefits of the formal economy to millions excluded from it. She explained the progress on this week’s Rational Radio. – Alec Hogg We close off with Lyndsey Duff who I met in London. It was when you were looking after inward investment at the High Commission – in other words the South African House in London. A pretty tough job you had back then. I guess there’s only so much that one can do to try promote inward investment when you have the Zuptoids running riot. Yes, that was certainly an interesting time of my life. When did you decide to join this company? We’re going to talk in some detail about “what3words”, but from the position that you were sitting in at South Africa House – and a very senior position in the foreign office – you must have had lots of options. It was an incredible role. We got to meet with leaders of industry, South African businesses in London, to drive and represent the interests of South Africa abroad. So I had a couple of options, but I had an inkling that it was time to come home after four years in the grey sky’s of London. It just seemed a natural progression. I had an interest in technology and the potential of tech ecosystems to transform the lives of young people across the world and it seemed like an interesting realm that I wanted to get into in South Africa. This is why, when the opportunity came up with What3words, I decided to jump at it and to contribute to the tech scene locally and to head up things here. There’s an organisation in the UK called Syndicate Room and they rate the 100 fastest growing companies in the country. What3words is in position number 33 for 2018 and it is a fascinating change in the way that we look at addresses – postal addresses. In the UK they use postal codes, but this takes it one step further. Just in real basic terms unpack how what3words actually works. What3words is essentially a global digital addressing system. We’ve taken traditional street addresses as we know them – 55 Jones Road or 275 Jan Smuts Avenue, and we’ve realised they’re not actually fit for purpose. So we decided to take something that has been around for hundreds of years and has never really changed and evolved in that time and to completely rethink it. What3words has basically divided the world up into a grid. Three metre by three metre squares based on GPS coordinates and we’ve assigned every single square its own totally unique, what we call – a three word address. It’s a three word identifier that refers to an exact nine square meters, literally everywhere in the world. So as an example our office in Woodmead in Johannesburg can be found at ‘punk brave worriers’. Everybody thinks we chose that but we didn’t. The right foot of the Statue of Liberty in New York City can be found at ‘Chip twice update’ and that’s the only square in the world that is called ‘Chip twice update’. So it basically means that anyone can now talk about anywhere, really simply. We came up with it because the traditional addresses are actually a very limiting factor for millions of people globally. The UN estimates that four billion people have an inadequate address if they have one at all. Think back to the days of opening your first bank account. You always need proof of residence. You need proof of residence to register on the electoral roll, to vote and participate in your own democracy. You needed to register a birth. If you don’t have proof of residence, which millions of people in South Africa don’t have – due to the legacy of apartheid spatial planning, it means you can’t participate in the economy and indeed in your democracy. We think that What3word addresses are on the way to helping solve that issue for millions of people. It’s easy to find out. I was looking at my favourite coffee shop in the Bryanston shopping centre. It’s called unzips key robot. Clearly these properties are bigger than nine square metres so is there an infinite number of words? Most of the words when I looked on the app are easy to understand – walkway, carbon, unzips, robot. Exactly. We’ve designed the system so that the easiest words in each language, are available in a) Urban centres, and b) the countries that actually speak that language. We’re not just available in English, we’re also available in 35 other languages globally and that’s everything from Turkish to Mongolian to Zulu here in South Africa. That said, you can still navigate to the jungles of Brazil in Zulu if you need to. So we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible by using dictionary words and not names. If you think about trying to speak into a device if you need to navigate somewhere and say, 265 Jan Smuts Avenue, your average Google isn’t going to actually say “Oh yeah I know where Jan Smuts is”, it’s gonna come back with “no didn’t recognise that, what are you talking about?”. If you’re using dictionary words in voice inputs, you have a much easier way for that device to understand what you’re talking about. So instead of saying 265 Jan Smuts you say “navigate me to table chair spoon” and it can understand you. In fact that’s how a lot of the businesses that we’re working with today are using us. Daimler has actually invested in the business and they’ve put us into a number of their Mercedes Benz vehicles, so the Mercedes Benz drivers can navigate with voice to three word addresses. They say “hey Mercedes navigate me to “punk brave warriors” and they would land at our front door in Woodmead. I noticed from the website that there is a presence in Mongolia and a presence in South Africa and obviously in the UK, I presume in the US as well. Has our country and Mongolia been selected in particular, or why would it appear so strongly on the website? Mongolia was actually the first country where we set up a local market office and that was because the government of Mongolia was the first one to come on board and work with us to introduce What3words as an addressing standard in that country. Our team there has done a phenomenal job of working with the government and the postal services, so that if you want to send a letter in Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia or to anyone else in the country, you can actually just send a letter to – ALEC HOGG at “table chair spoon” and they’ll be able to deliver it to that exact address. So they were the first of now eight governments that we’ve been working with since the business was founded, to introduce What3words as an addressing standard. South Africa was set up as a country office – just under two years ago when I came home from the UK, because our management team recognised the need for a solution like this in South Africa. Because of the legacy of apartheid spatial planning, millions of people are excluded from actually having an address. Government – as we all know, has more pressing priorities in the system than addressing streets and suburbs and informal settlements – it’s never really at the top of the list. We can make a difference to people on the ground. That’s what we’ve been doing with a number of our commercial partners and also new partners with our launch next month. Lyndsey have you got any relationships with Waze or Google Maps or Alexa or Siri? On our app, – if you download the free What3words app, you can voice navigate. You can use the search bar and click the little microphone and say “table chair spoon” or “punk braved warriors” – whatever three word address you need to find. That voice technology is built in. It would recognise the words that you’re saying. You are then able to – through the app, navigate with whatever preferred navigation you use in your daily life. If you need to find our offices at “punk braved worriers”, you could navigate with Google Maps, Apple Maps, Waze, even offline providers. You can use our app and call an Uber. But you’ve got to use your app at this stage? Yes. The ongoing conversations are happening at a global level, not in South Africa, but the ability and flexibility is there. Essentially a What3words address is a GPS coordinate. If that integration is in place, then any map and any navigation system that understands a GPS coordinate can get you to where you need to be. What’s the reaction been like from the South African government? You’ve unpacked why it’s important that many people who haven’t had the opportunity of having an address in the past get one, but we know for instance the post office has got its own issues, the Home Affairs have got some quite pressing priorities of their own. Have you had any joy? We’ve certainly had those discussions. In many ways our timing was slightly off. There was a lot of focus on the May elections so we’ve been laying low and have been working with a number of private sector partners. Now that the elections are over and things are settling down with the new administration, we plan to pick up those conversations to get things cracking. We think – particularly with the Department of Home Affairs, the post office and the Census Bureau, that there’s some real exciting things we can do with three word addresses. Lyndsey Duff is with What3words. As you heard, she was in London with the High Commission, looking after inward investment into South Africa and joined this organisation a couple of years ago. Go have a look at What3words.com you can find out what words your own address is by using the app. It’s an easier way to navigate pretty much any where.'
A 42-year-old Brooklyn man has been charged with providing and attempting to provide material support – including training, services and personnel – to ISIS in Syria, the Department of Justice announced Friday after unsealing a criminal complaint in
'A 42-300 and sixty five days-used Brooklyn man has been charged with providing and attempting to originate subject matter strengthen – including coaching, services and personnel – to ISIS in Syria, the Division of Justice introduced Friday after unsealing a prison grievance in Brooklyn federal court. Ruslan Maratovich Asainov, a Kazakhstan-born, naturalized U.S citizen is speculated to private traveled to Istanbul, Turkey, in uninteresting 2013 before tantalizing across the border into Syria the effect apart he turned a sniper for the designated terrorist outfit. ISIS SLEEPER CELLS BURN, BLOW UP AND SLAUGHTER HUNDREDS IN UPTICK OF ATTACKS ACROSS IRAQ AND SYRIA Asainov then rose by the ranks, prosecutors contend, to turn out to be an “emir” and oversaw the coaching of other ISIS recruits within the usage of weapons. He’s also accused of attempting to entice an informant working with the NYPD’s intelligence division to affix ISIS in Syria. Asainov instructed the informant he’d succor salvage him a job, housing, meals and $50 a month, essentially based fully fully on the grievance. Asainov instructed the man lift his family, too, announcing “even grandmothers are coming.” “The defendant, a naturalized U.S. citizen residing in Brooklyn, turned his again on the country that took him in and joined ISIS, serving its violent ends in Syria,” U.S Attorney Richard Donoghue acknowledged, highlighting that he’s going to now face justice in an American court. “We hope countries around the sphere, including our European allies and companions, will likewise repatriate and prosecute their very have residents for traveling to enhance ISIS.” A fighter of the Islamic Utter of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street within the metropolis of Mosul, June 23, 2014. U.S. Secretary of Utter John Kerry held crisis talks with leaders of Iraq’s self reliant Kurdish pickle on Tuesday urging them to stand with Baghdad within the face of a Sunni rebel onslaught that threatens to dismember the country. In March 2015 he requested $2,800 from an informant to utilize a rifle scope, sending photos of boasting in regards to the community’s barbarity and declaring his shield terminate to die on the battlefield. As a substitute, he turn out to be as soon as later detained by the usbacked Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and transferred into FBI custody on Wednesday. “This arrest serves as a warning to someone wherever within the sphere who intends to enhance or behavior assaults on behalf of terrorist groups in opposition to the United States,” added NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill. “Probabilities are you’ll presumably be introduced to justice.” GET THE FOX NEWS APP Asainov turn out to be as soon as detained with out bail following a court look Friday. Protection attorney Susan Kellman mentioned her client turn out to be as soon as “very relaxing, very drawing terminate” but turn out to be as soon as reluctant to discuss up when a desire requested him if he understood his rights. “He answers to a better authority,” the attorney mentioned. “He says his ruler is Allah.” The Associated Press contributed to this file. Read More'
NPR’s Jackie Northam provides the latest update on the situation with Iran as tensions escalate with the United States and the United Kingdom.
'NPR’s Jackie Northam provides the latest update on the situation with Iran as tensions escalate with the United States and the United Kingdom.'
The launch of Bakkt can cause enormous growth for the cryptocurrency market, at least that’s what Sam Doctor, Managing Director and Quantamental Strategist at research company Fundstrat Global Advisors expects.
'The launch of Bakkt can cause enormous growth for the cryptocurrency market, at least that’s what Sam Doctor, Managing Director and Quantamental Strategist at research company Fundstrat Global Advisors expects.Doctor published a report on July 19 with his findings regarding the Bakkt Institutional Digital Asset Summit, an event organized by Bakkt.Bakkt is a trading platform specifically aimed at institutional investors.This type of investor has high requirements with regard to safety and compliance as they often invest with large amounts.Bakkt is a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), one of the largest stock exchange operators in the world.More than 150 “investors and institutional service providers” were present at the Bakkt event, Doctor said.This shows that there is great interest in such trading platforms.This is also what the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) notes during the event.The financial regulator notes that there is a “growing demand for Bitcoin futures”. Futures are contracts that can be traded on Bakkt.The first two contracts that will be available are a daily and monthly bitcoin futures contract. According to Doctor, there are also many brokers, trading desks and liquidity providers who want to start using the services of Bakkt from the first day of the launch.This is also a positive sign with regard to the adoption of the platform.The full launch of Bakkt is expected to take place at the end of this quarter.However, the platform will allow users to test the platform on July 22.According to Doctor, the platform can “cause a huge accelerator for market growth” and thereby trigger a large inflow of new money. . The post Bakkt Bitcoin (BTC) futures can cause enormous growth in the cryptocurrency market appeared first on BitzArena - Your #1 Cryptocurrency News Source .'