20 May 2022
Even in a nation riddled by decades of ethnic and religious conflict where thousands of Christians have been killed, the incident has sparked uproar. But this outrage has mostly been confined to Nigeria itself; much of the Western world turns a blind eye to the horrors unfolding in Africa.
In the last year, more Christians have been killed for their faith in Nigeria than anywhere else in the world combined. In 2021, at least 6,000 Christians died for their religion; eight in ten were Nigerians, often at the hands of jihadists. Read more...
19 May 2022
A recent cybersecurity report shows how immensely idiotic many CEOs and business owners can be, considering the strength of their chosen account passwords. Imagine entrusting the livelihood of hundreds, even thousands of employees to someone who uses '123456' or 'qwerty' as a password.
The research comes from NordPass password manager which identified back in 2020 that the general public's most commonly used passwords were sequential numbers like '123456', 'picture1', and yep, you guessed it: 'password'.
The more recent research sample consists of 290 million cybersecurity data breaches around the globe, and denotes the job level of those affected. Turns out, when it comes to CEOs and other high-ranking businesses execs, their password choices are much the same as the general public, although many often feature names. Tiffany was spotted in 100,534 breaches; then there was Charlie with 33,699; Michael was found 10,647 times; and Jordan, 10,472 times.
The research is pretty worrying, and makes it painfully clear that most data breaches don't happen because of some profound cyber hacking initiative; around 80% are down to people choosing really poor passwords.
Read the above? Now - how to do it properly: 5 Top Tips to pick a secure password.
16 May 2022
Honda knows that motorcycles and scooters are good fun, as well as great transport. To they have a simple and straightforward offer to those contemplating getting started on two wheels – ride a 125cc Honda motorcycle for free.
The Ride Free experience aims to introduce as many people as possible to motorcycling through the Honda Dealer and Honda School of Motorcycling network in an enjoyable, informative and no-pressure environment.
The Ride Free day is completely free and will provide training and sales specialists to help new riders toward a new motorcycle, scooter or full license. In addition, there’s a bonus £50 toward the cost of a CBT on purchase of a new 125cc Honda motorcycle or scooter and £500 off a new Honda motorcycle over 125cc if a full license is attained at a Honda-approved training school.
Ride Free is already in operation across the Honda dealer network, with placed ready and waiting to be booked over the coming months.
15 May 2022
Hi, Please join us for FREE coffee and cake on Saturday 21st May at All Saints Church (Denmead) Hall from 10am to 12pm.
We are raising money for Christian Aid Week because it’s unjust that drought is driving people into hunger.
Jessica fears her children won’t eat tonight. Drought robs her of the power to provide for her family. But with your help we could make sure families like hers can grow drought-tolerant crops that flourish in the changing climate.
Please join me this Christian Aid Week by donating to our e-envelope or bring the paper envelope delivered to your home .
Thanks, Revd Emma
13 May 2022
If you’ve bought a new smartphone recently, hopefully, you’re planning to keep it for a very long time. Modern hardware is more than good enough that it should last many years. Rather than specs falling out of date, a lack of updates or the need to repair a broken screen or battery is likely to be the barrier to realizing this long-term investment. That’s certainly the way the wind of consumer trends is blowing.
According to trade-in data from Hyla Mobile, the average age of a smartphone turned in for trade-in during Q3 2021 was 3.32 years. That’s up from 3.13 years in Q3 2020 and much longer than the 2.36 years in Q3 2016. In other words, the past five years have seen consumers hold on to their phones for virtually a whole year longer on average, ruling out the pandemic or economic causes for a short-term trend.
You probably spotted that consumers keeping their phones for more than three years pushes past the length of time that most manufacturers promise to update their phones. Three years of OS upgrades is still the industry default for flagship phones, but it’s often far less for mid-tier and affordable handsets. Apple and Samsung are the manufacturers offering the best longer-term support. Samsung promises four years of OS and five years of security upgrades for its recent flagship and mid-tier handsets, which should last a handset for its entire lifecycle. Other brands are not so committed to the long-term.
Please complete the form available HERE and send your entry fee with a stamped addressed envelope to the address on the form to enable us to return your receipt and entry number.
Venue: Start and finish at Horndean Technology College, Barton Cross, Horndean, Hants. PO8 9PQ. A3M exit junction 2
Entry: Advance entries – Riders £18, passengers £5
Late entries on the day – Riders £20, passengers £5
ALL riders must complete an entry form.
Signing on: 9.30 onwards. ALL riders must report to registration area to sign on. A number will be provided and this must be clearly displayed on the front of the motor cycle. The signed route will be approx 50 miles in distance, returning to the college, maps will be provided.
Start time: 11 am. Riders to be ready to leave the college by 10.50, and to avoid congestion bikes will be organised to leave the parking area in groups of 10.
Parking: Any accompanying vehicles and trailers must park in the designated area. There is free parking for the public and please note that NO dogs are allowed on college grounds.
Breakdown: In the event of a breakdown a back-up vehicle will support the run. Please note that machines will be recovered at the owners risk and returned to the college. No repairs will be undertaken.
Refreshments will be available to purchase at Horndean College of Technology before and after the ride. Toilet facilities are available on site.