Thursday, 14 January 2016

How does it feel to have your private email investigated

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that it's not illegal for employers to read workers' private messages sent via webmail accounts and chat software during working hours. 

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But what's it like when this happens? One City worker in London gives his story.
I got called into a meeting one day with HR and my manager and they told me I'd been accused of making inappropriate comments about a colleague who had cancer. I told them that I didn't even know the guy had cancer. I genuinely had no idea that he had.
It was put to me that I'd used the phrase "cancer smancer" at some stage. I thought over and over again about what the cause of the allegations might be. Eventually I replied with a scenario in which I might have said it. I said it could have been when I'd been smoking outside a bar on a work night out. Perhaps I'd been talking about the risk of smoking to my own health and joked about it by using that phrase.
Employers can read workers' private messages sent via chat software and webmail accounts during working hours, judges have ruled.
How could I have made jokes about my colleague's cancer if I didn't even know about it, I asked. The manager and the HR people looked at each other and the meeting was over pretty soon after that.

The colleague who had been diagnosed with cancer might have overheard. He must have picked up the words completely out of context. I told the HR people about this.
Then there was another meeting. HR said I'd been overheard in the hallway at work saying that someone "must have no fluid left in their balls". I guessed from that that the colleague making the original complaint must have had testicular cancer. I didn't know that, even after they'd told me he had cancer.
I told HR I didn't recall having said it, but maybe we'd been having a jokey conversation about a friend who was getting a lot of sex at the time. It certainly wasn't a joke about testicular cancer.Overlooking woman on computer
The meetings kept happening over a period of several months. Eventually HR told me they'd gone through all my emails and instant messages, at least those on the work-based accounts. They said they'd found one of my messages saying: "That was a clever comment. You can't get fired for that."
They asked me what that "clever comment" had been. Did I remember why I'd sent that message to a colleague? I couldn't remember. But after a while it came back to me. The comment I'd been referring to had been made by a senior manager who had passed by our desks one day - it was a comment that I'd found inappropriate.
He'd seen the screensaver on the computer of a colleague who was away from his desk. It showed the colleague and his wife. The manager had said what a "brave man" this colleague was. The wife was a large woman, so it was the manager's way of insulting her without explicitly doing so.
So, when that had been cleared up, I asked HR if they were going to investigate the senior manager. They essentially had to back down and, as far as I know, he wasn't investigated.
That was the only thing they found on my instant messaging. By now they'd been looking into me for about three months. HR went away for another month or so, after which they told me they hadn't found anything and they were stopping the investigation. But they told me to use the messaging system in a more "work-based" manner. I asked them how they thought I'd done otherwise. They didn't give any more details.
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A few weeks later, my manager spoke to me and accused me of sending a colleague a message on the internal system about the size of penises in Pittsburgh. I had no idea what he was talking about. So I asked him to show me what he meant.

What it was was an article from a news website. It described how protesters in St Petersburg had painted a giant penis on a bridge, so that when it was raised it could be seen over a wide area. It was just a jokey news story shared with a colleague.
It was getting ridiculous. HR were totally desperate to pin something on me, so they could justify the size of their investigation into my activities. At another meeting I was given an informal verbal warning about my activities. But they gave me a pay rise at the same time. It was really strange.
A few months later I ended up leaving the company. I couldn't work there anymore under those circumstances. Just before I left I had another meeting with my manager, who told me the company had been really worried about a potential multimillion-pound lawsuit from the colleague who'd been diagnosed with cancer and that's why the HR department had gone after me so hard.
I threatened to get lawyers involved at one point, which seemed to make them back down a bit, but it all seemed so unnecessary,
I always knew that they wouldn't find anything because I hadn't done anything wrong. I always assumed they'd monitored our work email and instant messaging accounts during my four or five years at the company, but they were using them to go after me for some wrongdoing that hadn't happened. They made my life very difficult for a long time.

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Alan Rickman, Harry Potter and Die Hard actor, dies aged 69

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Actor Alan Rickman, known for films including Harry Potter, Die Hard and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, has died at the age of 69, his family has said.
The star had been suffering from cancer, a statement said.
He became one of Britain's best-loved acting stars thanks to roles including Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films and Hans Gruber in Die Hard.
Harry Potter author JK Rowling led the tributes, describing him as "a magnificent actor and a wonderful man".
She wrote on Twitter: "There are no words to express how shocked and devastated I am to hear of Alan Rickman's death."
She added: "My thoughts are with [Rickman's wife] Rima and the rest of Alan's family. We have all lost a great talent. They have lost part of their hearts."
Alan Rickman: A life in Picture

Rickman (left) made his first TV debut in 1978's Romeo and Juliet
Alan Rickman in 1978's Romeo & Juliet

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe said Rickman was "undoubtedly one of the greatest actors I will ever work with".
He wrote on Google Plus: "Working with him at such a formative age was incredibly important and I will carry the lessons he taught me for the rest of my life and career.
"Film sets and theatre stages are all far poorer for the loss of this great actor and man."
Sir Michael Gambon, who appeared with Alan Rickman in Harry Potter as well as on stage, told BBC Radio 4 he was "a great friend".
He added: "Everybody loved Alan. He was always happy and fun and creative and very, very funny. He had a great voice, he spoke wonderfully well.
"He was intelligent, he wrote plays, he directed a play. So he was a real man of the theatre and the stage and that's how I think of Alan."
Director Ang Lee, who cast Rickman opposite Kate Winslet in 1995's Sense and Sensibility, called him a "brilliant actor… a soulful actor… [and] a great human being."
Actor Richard E Grant wrote on Twitter: "Farewell my friend. Your kindness and generosity ever since we met in LA in 1987 and ever since is incalculable."
TV star and Bafta ceremony host Stephen Fry wrote: "What desperately sad news about Alan Rickman. A man of such talent, wicked charm and stunning screen and stage presence. He'll be sorely missed."
Actor David Morrissey also paid tribute. He said: "So sad to hear the news of Alan Rickman. A wonderful actor and lovely man. Tragic news."

Rickman plays the mysterious Professor Snape in all eight Harry Potter films

Alan Rickman in Harry Potter

The London-born star began his career in theatre, including with the Royal Shakespeare Company, before winning roles in TV dramas like Smiley's People and The Barchester Chronicles in the 1980s.
His performance as the manipulative seducer the Vicomte de Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses on Broadway in 1986 brought him the first of two Tony Award nominations.
It also brought him to the attention of Die Hard producer Joel Silver, who offered him his film debut as a result.
He went on to become best known for playing screen villains - including the Sheriff of Nottingham in 1991's Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, for which he won a Bafta award, and Judge Turpin opposite Johnny Depp in 2007's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
But he showed his gentler side in films like 1990's Truly Madly Deeply, in which he played Juliet Stevenson's ghost lover and which also earned him a Bafta nomination.
Further Bafta nominations came for his roles as Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility and the calculating Irish politician Eamon de Valera in 1996's Michael Collins.

The following year, he won a Golden Globe for best actor in a miniseries or television film for the title role in Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny.
He starred with Lindsay Duncan in Private Lives in the West End and on Broad Way
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Other film credits ranged from Tim Robbins' 1992 political satire Bob Roberts to Richard Curtis's 2003 romantic comedy Love, Actually, 1999's sci-fi spoof Galaxy Quest and the voice of the Blue Caterpillar in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.
He also moved behind the camera in 1997 with the drama The Winter Guest, in which he directed Emma Thompson and her mother Phyllida Law.
Two years ago, he also directed period saga A Little Chaos, in which he co-starred with Kate Winslet.
Meanwhile, he continued to be a major presence on the stage in London and New York.
Another Tony nomination came for Private Lives in 2002, in which he appeared opposite Lindsay Duncan on Broadway following a transfer from London.
He recently revealed he had married Rima Horton in secret last year. The couple had been together since he was just 19 and she was 18.

Eben wins 'Songwriter of the Year' award for the second time in a row at the LoveWorld Music Awards

Congrats Eben!


Not too long ago, Eben was announced winner of the coveted 'Songwriter of the Year ' recognition at the LoveWorld Music Awards in 2015.

The song Alpha & Omega by Eben also won The Worship Song of the Year!

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Eben dropped another wonderful song 'Victory' in 2015, can't get enough of this song,,

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Well done and keep blessing us with songs that are so inspiring!!!

Saraki says Senate received two versions of 2016 budget from the presidency

A new twist to the alleged missing 2016 budget has emerged as the Senate President Bukola Saraki this afternoon on his Facebook page, stated that the senate received two versions of the 2016 budget, one from President Buhari and another from the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang and that they will only be using the one presented to the National Assembly by Buhari on December 22nd

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Oscars 2016 Nominations: Complete List of Nominees

Is this the year Leonardo DiCaprio will finally win his Oscar? Many feel so. See the full list of Oscar 2016 nominees after the cut...


Best Picture
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Best Actor
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revneant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Kate WInslest, Steve Jobs
Best Directing
Adam McKay, The Big Short
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
Lenny Abrhamson, Room
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
Best Film Editing            
The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Best Foreign Language Film
Colombia, Embrace of the Serpent
France, Mustang
Hungary, Son of Saul
Jordan, Theeb
Denmark, A War

Best Original Score
Thomas Newman, Bridge of Spies
Carter Burwell, Carol
Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Jóhann Jóhannsson, Sicario
John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Best Production Design
Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Best Visual Effects
Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short
The Martian
Best Original Screenplay
Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Straight Outta Compton

Best Animated Feature Film
Boy and the World
Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There
Best Cinematography                      
The Hateful Eight
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Best Costume Design
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Best Documentary – Feature
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom
Best Documentary – Short Subject
Body Team 12
Chau, Beyond the Lines
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Last Day of Freedom

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Mad Max: Fury Road
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
The Revenant
Best Original Song
"Earned It," Fifty Shades of Grey
"Manta Ray," Racing Extinction
"Simple Song No. 3," Youth
"'Til It Happens to You," The Haunting Ground
"Writings on the Wall," Spectre
Best Animated Short Film
Bear Story
Sanjay's Super Team
We Can't Live Without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow
Best Live Action Short Film
Ave Maria
Day One
Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)
Best Sound Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Best Sound Mixing
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Jaden Smith Is the New Face of Louis Vuitton Womenswear

See his edgy Spring/Summer 2016 campaign shoot.

Jaden Smith's personal style continues to evolve — sometimes into places that are befuddling for some, i.e wearing a dress and a flower crown at Coachella. As further proof that the young star isn’t afraid to experiment with feminine proportions, he memorably donned a dress to his high school prom. Whether you love it or hate it, you can’t deny that the 17-year-old is well on his way to icon status. Luxury brand Louis Vuitton cosigned on this notion by making him the star of its Spring/Summer 2016 womens wear campaign.

In the high-fashion shots captured by renowned photographer Bruce Weber, the actor/musician models a zippered leather motorcycle jacket with a fringed top and an embellished A-Line skirt. His shoulder-length locs are pulled into a high pony. The androgynous look is all at once soft and rebellious, and he appears to make the statement that he’s not going to conform to anyone’s rules.
“I’m just expressing how I feel inside, which is really no particular way because everyday it changes how I feel about the world and myself,” he told GQ about his style mantra last June. Gotta admire his spunk.
Forward-thinking fashion clearly runs in his superstar family. Last year, his sister, Willow, became the newest music for Marc Jacobs and his mom and dad, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, stay slaying red carpets left and right.
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Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson Get Epic Makeovers for Latest Honor

This is the boldest we’ve seen the award-winning actresses yet.

Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson continue their reign as two of TV’s leading ladies, with Davis taking home an Emmy for her acting chops in How to Get Away With Murder and Henson nabbing best actress at the Golden Globes for Empire. All that success earned them each a spot in Elle’s 6th annual Women in TV issue and a truly epic makeover for their cover shoots. Actresses Priyanka Chopra, Olivia Wilde, andJulia Louis-Dreyfus each also have their own dedicated covers.

                            (See Photos: Nine times Taraji P.Henson slayed us in Print)
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Davis skewes downtown-cool in a suede jacket by Loewe that flaunts some major cleavage, chunky gold earrings and necklace by David Webb. She tops it off with violet lipstick and lets her blown-out Afro fly free.The words natural goddess come to mind, and we could definitely get used to this look.
Ms. Davis, 50, has some choice words for Hollywood, too. “We've been fed a whole slew of lies about women,” she tells the magazine. “If you are anywhere above a size 2, you're not having sex. You don't have sexual thoughts. You may not even have a vagina. And if you're of a certain age, you're off the table."

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Henson, on the other hand, is all attitude (just as her alter ego, Cookie!) in a red Marc Jacobs leather jacket adorned with jeweled broaches and zippered accents. A basic T-shirt by Off-White care of Virgil Abloh covers her, um, cookies, and a blinged-out necklace by Bulgari makes her shine even brighter. Yessir, the 45-year-old star’s confidence and sex appeal is palpable.
She chats with the magazine about what makes Cookie Lyon authentic. "It was very important to me that [Cookie Lyon] not be sassy and neck-rollin' and eye-bulgin' and attitude all the time. Everything she does is coming from a place of fighting for her family. That's why she's not a caricature."
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WTH is this? There's a group on FB where men support their gf if they want to sleep with other men

There are men who understand that their women may need other eggplants in their lives..and instead of letting them do it behind their backs, they create a safe environment where their women can get her grove on while they watch! Perverts...I bet none of these guys are

Halima Abubakar sexy in new photos

As shared by the actress on instagram...

Lol. See what this Ghanaian girl wrote as she welcomed her man home

Some of these girls don't have parents that read their social media pages? How vulgar! Lol...

Lagos Braces Up As Olympic 5 Aside Finale Holds This Weekend!

Hey football lovers! Come Friday and Saturday January 15 & 16, the entire city of Lagos will be agog with football excitement as the finale of the Olympic 5 Aside competition will hold at the Campos Mini Stadium, Lagos Island.

The competition which was set up with a mission to encourage young football talents and promote grass-root football will have sixteen teams from across Nigeria battle each other to win N1.5m cash prize and also represent the country at the 5 Aside World championships holding in Thailand later in the year.

Guess what! Guests at the event will also have the opportunity to win mouth watering prizes; one of such is a sponsored trip to England to watch one of Manchester City football matches live!.

Expected to be present at the event are several celebrities and sports personalities including Beat FM OAP, Jimmie and highest goal scorer at the FIFA U17 World Cup, Victor Osimehn as well as talent scouts and government officials.

See exciting photos from some of the regional qualifiers.