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With this new Linkedin QR CODES Update, Your Profile is now a Digital Business Card!

LinkedIn today is rolling out a new feature that will make it much easier to get contact information from LinkedIn users.
Announced via a blog post, the company says that adding support for QR-based business cards makes it much easier to connect with people in the real world."Today we're introducing LinkedIn QR code so that you have a simple way to quickly find the profile of someone you just met and connect on-the-spot."The next time you're at an industry event and meet someone that you want to keep chatting with, open the LinkedIn app and scan their QR code to connect and stay in touch.Gone are the days of requesting a business card, asking the person to spell their name, or handing over your phone to make sure you found their profile.
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Are you over 100? Then you've got a better chance of living even longer!

It’s considered an inescapable fact of life: the older you get, the more likely death becomes. But a new research conucted in Germany disproves of that suggestinh that the chances of dying may level off – at least for those who make it to 105 years old.
The study found that death rates, which rise exponentially in adulthood, begin to decelerate after 80 years old and appear to eventually plateau, or even decline slightly, after the age of 105. By that point, the chances of passing away in a given year are approximately 50-50.“It’s the equivalent of tossing a coin each year,” said Prof Jim Vaupel, a specialist in ageing at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Germany and one of the authors. The findings add fuel to an unusually hostile debate between two camps of scientists, who are locked in an escalating dispute about whether humans are approaching their upper limit in terms of lifespan.The latest paper, from Vaupel’s team who argue there is no evidence of a looming lo…

World Cup 2018: Round of 16 Fixtures

30 JuneURUGUAY VS PORTUGALFRANCE VS ARGENTINA1 JulySPAIN VS RUSSIACROATIA VS DENMARK2 JulyBRAZIL VS MEXICO BELGIUM VS JAPAN3 JulySWEDEN VS SWITZERLAND COLOMBIA VS ENGLAND

UN condemns Plateau killings, AI says FG encouraging murderers

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, on Thursday expressed concern over violent conflicts between farmers and herders in countries across West and Central Africa, particularly the Plateau attacks that claimed the lives of over 86 villagers on Saturday. But the Amnesty International has said by failing to hold murderers to account, the Federal Government is encouraging impunity that is fuelling rising insecurity across the country. The Director Amnesty International Nigeria, Osai Ojigho, stated this in a report released by the international agency on Thursday. AI stated that its independently verified estimated figures indicated that since January 2018 “at least 1,813 people had been murdered in 17 states, which is double the 894 people killed in 2017.” Ojigho stated, “The death tolls reflect killings as a result of farmers-herders conflict, communal clashes, Boko Haram attacks and banditry.“We are gravely concerned about the rising spate of killings across th…

*Nine confirmed dead, 54 vehicles burnt on Otedola bridge tanker fire

At least nine persons have been confirmed dead in a tanker explosion that occurred on Otedola Bridge outward Lagos on Thursday evening. Four other persons were also confirmed injured. Confirming the number of the casualties, the Federal Road Safety Corps spokesperson, Mr. Bisi Kazeem, added that 54 vehicles were also burnt in the incident. The affected vehicles comprised the fuel tanker, five buses, two trucks, one tricycle, and 45 cars.Our correspondent noted that no less than eight body bags were lined up on the bridge (see main photo), as rescue operations continued. While Kazeem said that rescue operations were ongoing, eyewitness’ account related that the incident resulted in a traffic jam that extended to the Third Mainland Bridge.Emergency Management Services, Adesina Tiamiyu said, “We got a distress call this afternoon concerning an accident at Otedola bridge, through our emergency control room, and we activated our emergency response from the information. When we got here, we…

Artist and DJ Avicii dies at 28

Artist, DJ, and producer Tim Bergling, a.k.a. Avicii, died Friday afternoon in Oman, according to a statement from his rep. He was 28.“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” the statement reads. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”One of the most popular and successful electronic dance-music artists of all time — he scored a No. 4 hit on the Billboard 200 in 2013 with “Wake Me Up” regularly appeared in the Top 5 of Forbes’ “Highest-Paid DJs” lists — he retired from live performing in 2016 at the peak of his success, citing health reasons. He had suffered from health problems for several years, including acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. He had his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014.He posted the following statement o…

Ex-Liberian warlord, Jabbateh jailed for eating human hearts

U.S. court has sentenced former Liberian warlord known as “Jungle Jabbah” to 30 years in prison for gaining U.S. asylum by lying and also ordering the cooking of the hearts of captives and those he killed. Mohammed Jabbateh, 51, who has lived in East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, since the late 1990s, was found guilty in October on two counts of fraud in immigration documents and two counts of perjury.He lied about his role in the civil war in his homeland and atrocities he committed, prosecutors said on Friday. During the height of Liberia’s first civil war from 1992 to 1995, Jabbateh, while serving as commander of a warring group, either personally committed or ordered acts such as rapes, ritual cannibalism, mutilation, murder and the use of child soldiers, according to prosecutors. An attorney for Jabbateh, Greg Pagano of Philadelphia, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.According to testimony, in one instance, Jabbateh ordered that the heart of a captive be cooked and …