Hello Fashionistas!

Get Inspired! Check out the latest trend and create your style. A number of designs take on a different appearance when viewed from the left or right, resulting in infinite ways to wear it. A range of bold blue shades and overpowering earthy tones are highlighted by bright accents of yellow and pink. What's hot at the moment? COLOUR BLOCKING!

It's wedding season!

Hello bride-to-be! Forever is not a word…rather a place where two lovers go when true love takes them there. CHECK OUT OUR WEDDING PLAYLIST.

THE OE EXPERIENCE

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Celebrating the leaders of today

After setting the pace last year in her maiden edition as an award exclusively designed to spur on young, energetic and vibrant Nigerian entrepreneurs to continue the hard work by rewarding them, the momentum is still on, as this year’s edition of The Abuja Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2013, tagged a night of glamour and entertainment’ bags two new sponsors.

WATCH FREE AFRICAN MOVIES

Olamild Ent. has partnered with IBAKA TV to bring you the hottest African movies. Beginning May 2013, you may watch and share free movies right here on Olamild Entertainment. We are delighted to partner with IBAKA TV as they have the largest top quality collection of African Movies.

HOW TO DETECT A PHISHING EMAIL

Phishing email messages and online portals are designed to steal people's money. Cyber thieves
design these messages and websites in order to steal your personal information or install a malicious software on your computer. Most of these messages come from an unofficial from address, link to a fake website and often require an urgent action from you.

Phishing emails are more rampant than ever before and some cyber thieves have mastered the art of making the email look legitimate. Just because an email has convincing brand logos, language, and a seemingly valid email address, does not mean that it’s legitimate.





On average, I receive about 3 - 4 phishing emails (per month) from cyber thieves posing as a Nigerian banking institution. I usually report the email as spam. Sometimes, I send the sender a nasty email response. Today, I received an email from another cyber thief posing as GTB, so I decided to write this post. There are numerous ways to detect a phishing scam/email, but here are some important tips...





What is a phishing scam?

A phishing scam is an attempt by scammers to trick you into giving out personal information i.e. your bank account numbers, passwords and credit card numbers.





What does a phishing email look like?

Here is an example of what a phishing email looks like.






HOW CAN I DETECT A PHISHING EMAIL?



Do not trust the header or display name - A common tactic used by phishers is to spoof the display name and header. They use graphics connected to the legitimate website. Some also use a web address similar to a popular company, but slightly altered. Always check the FROM address to make it's legitimate. The address in this screenshot is not legitimate as you can see. The cyber thief in this screenshot used GTB's email as his/her name. But, the email then shows @centurytel.net. No institution will send business emails from a personal email address.

 


Beware of malicious attachments  - Do not click on any attachment in the email; the attachments often contain viruses that will damage your computer.



Beware of hyperlinks - Hover but don't click - Rest your mouse (but do not click) on the link to see if the web address matches the link that was typed in the message. In the example below, the link reveals the real web address, as shown in the box with the yellow background.



Beware of threatening language - The messages often invoke a sense of urgency. Have you ever received a message that your account has been suspended or that that your account would be closed/charged if you do not respond?

 
Beware of spelling errors & bad grammar -  Legitimate messages usually do not have major spelling mistakes or poor grammar. Read your emails carefully and report anything that seems suspicious.


This post was written on March 10, 2017.

HOW TO CHANGE GOOGLE MAPS VOICE ON SAMSUNG GALAXY S8

Do you need to change the google maps voice (accent) on your Samsung galaxy s8?
 
  1. Go to settings
  2. Select General Management > Language and Input
  3. Select Language
  4. Select Add Language
(By default, you'll see a list of about 9 languages. Select one if it applies or follow the next few steps)
  1. Select the 3 dots on the right corner
  2. Select All Languages
  3. Select the choice you want
  4. Set as default
You're all set!


See directions (in photo) - click to enlarge images









THE WORLDRADIO by SPACESHIPBOI PROJECT

Have you heard about the WorldRadio by Spaceshipboi project?


The WorldRadio by Spaceshipboi project is an initiative that seeks to change negative societal perception through the power of music. IBK Spaceshipboi intends to travel to all the countries in the world, recording music and visuals peculiar to each country in order to educate, enlighten, and power us to spread positivity and embrace people of all races.


One man. One mission. One project. - WORLDRADIO by Spaceshipboi project


10 BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING


Did you know that April 23rd-29th is National Volunteer Week in the United States? It's the perfect time to find ways to give back. From donating clothes, blankets or food to a local charity, assisting an elderly
neighbor or friend with chores or errands or even donating blood, there are endless ways to give back to your local community through volunteering.


The common denominator for all volunteer work is that it is unpaid. So why would you want to devote your time to work that doesn't pay you anything? Because not only can volunteer work be fulfilling, it offers some big benefits. Here are 10 great reasons why you should volunteer.


Volunteering …
  1. Makes you feel good. Perhaps the first and biggest benefit people get from volunteering is the satisfaction of incorporating service into their lives and making a difference. The benefits of pride, satisfaction, and accomplishment are worthwhile reasons to serve.
  2. Improves your health. Research has established a strong relationship between volunteering and health. According to a report from the federal Corporation for National & Community Service, those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer.
  3. Strengthens your community. By acting to make your community a better place you improve the quality of your community and the quality of life for all in it.
  4. Strengthens your ties to your community. Volunteering connects you with community in a tangible way, acquainting you with resources and revealing fun and fulfilling activities.
  5. Sets a great example for your kids. When kids see you volunteer or, even better, volunteer with you they learn the importance of helping others, making a difference and being part of a larger whole. A child who engages with community and who continues to help others as he or she grows may be happier and healthier. Volunteering together as a family can help you bond with your loved ones while giving back to the community.
  6. Helps you develop relationships and relationship skills. Volunteering can help you deepen your existing relationships, develop new relationships, expand your social and professional networks, and improve your social skills. Volunteering with others can help you get to know people better. It can also be a great way to meet new people by exposing you to people with common interests.
  7. Gives you opportunities to pursue your interests. Participating in activities you find meaningful and interesting offers opportunities for creativity, fulfillment and enjoyment that will improve all aspects of your life.
  8. Helps you improve personally and professionally. Volunteering offers you the opportunity to build upon your existing skills. You can also develop new skills and/or get experience in a new area of personal interest, get practical training and experience in a professional field, or to obtain certification or credentials for a job or educational pursuit. Many organizations offer training and/or professional development opportunities for their volunteers.
  9. Shares your knowledge. You have tons of information and skills to share, so help others learn from your wealth of knowledge. Your experience and understanding can be great assets to an organization that is working to serve in your community.
  10. Builds a student’s resume. Volunteering can be a great way for students to enhance their resumes for college, as well as for job hunting after they have completed their educations. In addition to providing valuable personal and professional skills as noted above, volunteering demonstrates ambition, drive and commitment.
Volunteering brings positive change to so many lives, including your own. So get out there and do some good! 




Source: Lifecare

HOW TO REDUCE OBSOLETE INVENTORY

Excess and obsolete inventory come as a result of many factors such as incorrect forecasting, long lead times, and poor product design or quality to name a few. “Inventory managers are acutely aware of the challenge presented by excess, obsolete and slow-moving inventory and, if left
uncontrolled how it adversely impacts the bottom line” (Inventory reproduction report, 2001, p. 9). By analyzing the depth of the issue, inventory managers are able to identify the root cause which is often as a result of uncertainty in both supply and demand. When an organization reduces its uncertainties, it diminishes its exposure to obsolescence. To prevent the growth in obsolete inventory, organizations must strategize through sales and operations planning (SO&P). Pay (2010) asserts the following:
SO&P strategies closely integrate the supply and demand planning processes that allow the business to provide the right products/services at the right time in the right quantity at the lowest possible cost. A tight connection between operations capabilities and sales demand planning enhances profitability, performance, customer satisfaction and return on investment, all while lessening exposure to potential obsolete inventory. (p. 69)
Obsolete inventory is one of the most costly inventory expense to an organization because it can result in chronic losses for the business. To prevent this problem within an organization, the organization must use effective forecasting techniques to determine and meet the demand of customers; establish functional quality assurance practices; utilize an efficient inventory management system that keeps track of stock surpluses, and streamline supply chain by reducing lead times. Simply put, “the best way to prevent losing value in your inventory, whether official or unofficial, is to closely manage the stock to avoid excess and obsolescence. This starts with controlling the introduction of new products which often partially or fully take the place of other items” (Kaczmarek, 2016, p. 52).
References
Best practices that reduce excess and obsolete inventory. (2001). Inventory Reduction Report, 2001(9), 1. Retrieved from http://ezproxy.snhu.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.snhu.edu/docview/201691022?accountid=3783
Kaczmarek, D. S. (2016). Calculate the real savings from inventory reduction. Healthcare Purchasing News, 40(4), 52.
Pay, R. (2010). Avoiding Obsolete Inventory. Industry Week/IW, 259(6), 69-70.

GOOGLE DOODLE SALUTES PIONEERING SCULPTOR - EDMONIA LEWIS

February is Black History Month in the United States. Today, Google kicked off the month long of celebration by honoring Mary Edmonia Lewis.

Mary Edmonia Lewis (c. July 4, 1844 – September 17, 1907) was an American sculptor who worked
for most of her career in Rome, Italy. She was the first woman of African-American and Native American heritage to achieve international fame and recognition as a sculptor in the fine arts world.

Her work is known for incorporating themes relating to black people and indigenous peoples of the Americas into Neoclassical-style sculpture. She began to gain prominence during the American Civil War; at the end of the 19th century, she remained the only black woman who had participated in and been recognized to any degree by the American artistic mainstream. In 2002, the scholar Molefi Kete Asante listed Edmonia Lewis on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans.

Born: July 4, 1844, East Greenbush, NY
Died: September 17, 1907, London, United Kingdom
Period: Neoclassicism Known for: Sculpture
Artwork: The Death of Cleopatra, Poor Cupid, More
Education: New-York Central College, McGrawville, Oberlin College

NIGERIAN AUTHOR BUCHI EMECHETA DEAD AT AGE 72

Nigerian author Buchi Emecheta, whose works included The Joys of Motherhood, Second-Class
Citizen and The Bride Price, died on January 25, 2016 in her home in London at the age of 72. Emecheta's books were on the national curricula of several African countries. She was known for championing women and girls in her writing, though famously rejected description as a feminist.
 
"I work toward the liberation of women but I'm not feminist. I'm just a woman," she said.
The topics she covered in her writing included child marriage, life as a single mother, abuse of women and racism in the UK and elsewhere.
"Black women all over the world should re-unite and re-examine the way history has portrayed us," she said. The president of the Association of Nigerian Authors, Denja Abdullahi, said: "We have lost a rare gem in this field. Her works would forever live to speak for her. "It is a sad loss to our circle. She was known for championing the female gender and we would forever miss her."

Lagos-born Emecheta had moved to the UK in 1960, working as a librarian and becoming a student at London University, where she read sociology. She later worked as a community worker in London for several years. She left her husband when he refused to read her first novel and burnt the manuscript, a World Service series on women writers reported.

The book, In the Ditch, was eventually published in 1972. That and Second-Class Citizen, which followed in 1974, were fictionalised portraits of a young Nigerian woman struggling to bring up children in London. Later, she wrote about civil conflict in Nigeria and the experience of motherhood in a changing Ibo society.

SOURCE: BBC

INTRODUCING SOUTH AFRICA'S GOSPEL SENSATION - DR. TUMI

Words cannot describe the gifts and talents bestowed on today’s generation. In the last five years or so, many artists have emerged particularly from the motherland. Some have left a lasting impression by hitting notes we never deemed possible, while some have also given us goosebumps from the second we pressed play. Every so often, you stumble upon one who embodies everything I’ve described plus more. That is the case for Dr. Tumi – an amazing vocalist and true worshipper.

I stumbled upon his music while listening to Ntokozo Mbambo’s music this morning, and I became an instant fan. NOTHING WITHOUT YOU is a single off of Dr. Tumi’s Love & Grace album. I strongly recommend this album. It’s one guaranteed to bless every true worshipper.


ABOUT DR. TUMI

Dr. Tumi writes songs that are in synch with the Lord’s move of the season. A former lead singer for award winning gospel group – Intense, Dr. Tumi composed all the songs for the group's album – Heart2Heart, save one. He also wrote all 16 tracks of his debut album - Heart of a King, which won Best RnB Gospel Award at the SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards in 2012, where he was also nominated in four categories.

Dr. Tumi's inspiration for song writing is derived from fellowship, the word and experiences in his
day to day journey with the Lord. His songs transcend generations, cultures and times as they are riddled with the word, which is always in season. Dr. Tumi reveals that song is the primary language that connects him with the Giver of gifts, who has endowed him with unparalleled song writing abilities.

Dr. Tumi is fast becoming a sought after songwriter for contemporary gospel. He has written songs for a number of gospel artists in South Africa. Dr. Tumi, who is also a medical doctor, wants his word based prophetic songs to change lives by ministering healing, inspiration, hope, new meaning, revival and experience of God on another dimension. So anointed are Dr. Tumi’s song that he is often inundated with testimonies from those whose lives are touched and impacted by the richness of the substance found in his songs. Like many artists, Dr. Tumi, who is a producer, songwriter, instrumentalist and vocalist, kicked off his music career in Sunday school decades ago. Dr. Tumi just released his latest live offering called Love and Grace, a 15 track album packed with fresh new songs that he all wrote and produced. The album has reached gold status within two months of its release.


Visit Dr. Tumi’s website for more info. 

TY BELLO FT. NATHANIEL BASSEY - HOLY GHOST AIR (LYRICS)


This is not the best song of the year. This is the best song period!

Holy Ghost Air is a taste of what heaven feels like. It's heaven on earth. It's an awakening of the holy ghost. It takes you straight into the holy of holies. All you want to do is drop whatever has consumed your heart and your time with God, just to reconnect and be close to the one who should have all of your being. It's like a voice crying out from a hill...beckoning every listener to run to the place of worship and connect with the HOLY GHOST.

It's one bound to stay in the heart of every true worshipper. I think the song credit should read Ty Bello ft. Nathaniel Bassey and the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost was definitely present when this piece was brought to life.

Click play to worship!



TY BELLO FT. NATHANIEL BASSEY - HOLY GHOST AIR (LYRICS)

Be the Air I’m breathing
You are the life I’m living
Everlasting waters, river overflowing
Breath of life, fire of God
Living waters, overflow
Breath of life, fire of God
Living waters ,overflow
Holy Ghost , help me
Give me Grace , give me more
help me to be more like Him
I need help, I need you (2ce)
I need help
Oh Holy one 2x
Ositoto laiye ooh 2x (chant )
Holy Ghost, cleanse me
fill me, transform
Help me to be more like Him
I need help
Oh Holy one
Ositoto laiye oh 4x (chant)
Holy Ghost ,Holy Ghost
I need you, I need Grace
I need more
Orema Sito Amaiye (chant)
I cannot do it by myself
I cannot do it by myself
Ositoto laiye oh
Ositoto laiye oh
Ositoto laiye oh
Ositoto laiye oh
Holy Ghost (chant)

Spirit of God, I need you…
Come Holy Spirit
Bubble up inside of me
I don’t I don’t like what I see (2ce)
Help me help me help me (3ce)
I come by the Blood (2ce)
Holy Ghost (Chant)
I need you…
Holy Ghost (chant)
Edisana Spirit Abasi Ibom (Holy Spirit of God)
Help me now…
Holy Ghost (chant)
Be the Air I’m breathing(2ce)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
I need You more, more than ever before…
Holy Ghost(chant)
Spirit of God, we need you
Holy Ghost(chant)
We need you(Several times)
Be the air I’m breathing,
You are the life I’m living
Everlasting waters
River overflowing
Breathe life, fire of God
Living waters, overflow
Overflow...
Holy Ghost(chant)

Outro


SONG CREDITS

Song written by TYBello
Produced by MELA
Co-Produced by George Ade-Alao
Mix and Mastered by Samjazzy
Bass by Felix Uyime
Guitars by Segunfunmi Olasehinde
Background Vocals: Blessing Irorere, Soyemi Oluwafemi, Adejumoke Oshoboke and Mela.
Trumpet by Nathaniel Bassey
Cover photo and Art by TY Bello
Wardrobe courtesy @asaofficial And @Janetnwose

KERRY WASHINGTON AND NNAMDI ASOMUGBA WELCOME BABY #2

Kerry Washington is officially a mother of two!
                                                                                       
The 39-year-old actress welcomed her second child with husband Nnamdi Asomugha, a baby boy, on Oct. 5. The couple has decided to name their son Caleb Kelechi Asomugha.         
                            
Caleb joins big sister Isabelle, who Washington gave birth to in April 2014.
 
See the details on E! News

PROTECT YOUR GARDEN WITH CRITTER-RESISTANT FLOWERS

You've wielded your green thumb all growing season. Don't let the fruits and flowers of your labor
get gobbled up by uninvited visitors. With a deer fence or bitter-tasting beauties, you'll enjoy your garden all season long.

 Though deer and other stealthy animals tend to avoid areas of human activity, your fall garden may be too irresistible. Fortunately, autumn is the perfect time to plant a variety of spring-blooming bulbs that are not only beautiful, but also repel unwelcome moochers. (Just be sure to keep your pets away from these plants, which are just as toxic to them as they are to deer and other pests.)

Get to know these double-duty plants that can save your garden from hungry herbivores while increasing its splendor.

• Daffodils -- Beautiful and easy to grow, daffodils come in a variety of types and colors. They contain lycorine, a bitter and poisonous alkaloid that deer and other mammals avoid.
• Snowdrops -- These white flowers, which bloom early in spring, also contain lycorine and grow best in moist, well-drained soil.
• Alliums -- Also called flowering onions, alliums are in the chive and onion family. These round bulbs of light purple flowers bloom in late spring and early summer.
• Hyacinths -- Like daffodils and snowdrops, hyacinths are poisonous. They're also wonderfully fragrant and keep deer at bay.
• Snowflakes -- Another lycorine-containing flower, snowflakes have bell-shaped bulbs that bloom in mid to late spring.

These flowers will help discourage deer, rodents and other garden pests, but if you need a stronger deterrent, your best bet may be a deer fence. Deer are jumpers, so make sure your barrier is at least 8 to 12 feet tall. Fortunately, there are decorative options and plenty of online inspiration you can use to create a fence that works with your home's style and surrounding landscape.

SMALL CANADIAN TOWN WILL GIVE LAND, A JOB TO ANYONE WILLING TO MOVE


Cape Breton is a small island at the eastern end of Nova Scotia. It features all four seasons, the population (as or 2001) is just under 150,000 and the community is true to its small town roots.

The Farmer's Daughter Country Market, a bakery and general store, is a staple of this hidden paradise and it is looking to expand. They have everything they need, except people. After hiring all the qualified locals in need of a job, the business put out a nearly too-good-to-be-true call for help on Facebook. Anyone willing to relocate (and meet the needs and qualifications of the store) will be offered a job and two acres of land to live on.

However, since the town is not qualified for the Foreign Worker Program, it can take only people who are legally authorized to work in Canada (just a few extra steps for any foreigner who really really wants the job).

For more information about the requirements, check out the Farmer's Daughter Country Market's Facebook page.


SOURCE: CBC & Chron

CAR HEADRESTS: DETACHABLE TO BREAK WINDOWS OR NOT?

A meme suggests that car headrests are deliberately designed to break windows during emergencies, but an article by SNOPES suggests otherwise. The meme reads: "The headrest of car seats is deliberately kept detachable and sharp so that it could be used to break open the glass of car in case of fire and emergency. The car's glass too are kept easily breakable from inside. Very few people know about it and thus can't save themselves in case of emergencies."

While it is very useful to know that one can use a car headrest to break out of a car in the event of an emergency, the article suggests that this isn't the sole purpose of the car headrest. The article states that "the primary intended function of the modern car headrest was to prevent whiplash in case of accident: When Benjamin Katz filed a patent for an automobile headrest in 1921, he noted that the device could stabilize the head when it was subjected to the "jolts and irregular movements" inherent in driving an automobile. The car headrest has since gone through many changes, but these primarily focus on safety, comfort, and manufacturing, not emergency uses" (Evon, 2016).

There you have it! The car headrest is designed to help prevent whiplash in the case of an accident. But, it doesn't hurt to know that it can be used for multiple purposes.

SAFETY TIP: Carry an emergency hammer in your car at all times.  

SIMONE MANUEL MAKES HISTORY AS FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN TO WIN AN INDIVIDUAL OLYMPIC SWIMMING MEDAL

20-year-old Simone Manuel became the first black female swimmer to win an Olympic medal for America when she tied for first place in the 100m freestyle Thursday night. Manuel upset world-record holder Cate Campbell and tied with Penny Oleksiak of Canada at the Rio Games on Thursday.

"I hope that I can be an inspiration to others so this medal is for the people who come behind me and get into the sport and hopefully find love and drive to get to this point," Manuel said.

Just 12 hours ago, Simone tweeted: "It is an honor to represent the USA! God is working in me! I am so blessed and grateful. Thank you all so much for your support."

Let's celebrate Simone Manuel!!!

ETHIOPIA'S ALMAZ AYANA SETS WORLD RECORD IN WINNING WOMEN'S 10,000 METERS


The Rio Olympic track and field competition began with a world record, as Almaz Ayana (age 24) of Ethiopia shattered the world record in the women’s 10,000-meter race at Olympic Stadium with a time of 29 minutes, 17.45 seconds.

Ayana is asked about doping allegations after setting world record in 10,000 meters, responds: "My doping is Jesus."

YOUR FEDERATION FAILED YOU, PHOBAY KUTU-AKOI


Last year, we celebrated the International Women's Day by highlighting the profile of phenomenal women making a difference in their chosen path. Phobay Kutu-Akoi was one of the few featured in OE WOMEN WATCH and we were really rooting for her for Rio 2016.

It’s less than 48 hours to the opening ceremony of the XXXI Olympiad – the 2016 summer Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. One athlete that will be conspicuously missing in Liberian colours is the African nation’s flag bearer at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Phobay Kutu-Akoi. The 28-year-old sprinter not only missed her chance to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics in June this year, but laid helpless – neglected by her federation officials – in an immigration detention centre at the Johannesburg Airport when her colleagues were warming up for their events at the African Championships in Durban.

Here, Phobay narrated exclusively on AthleticsAfrica.com her ordeal in the hands of the Liberian Athletics Federation and her 48-hours of hell in her quest to serve her fatherland…

Check out the exclusive interview with Athletics Africa

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