Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Breaking: Lionel Messi in fresh trouble

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Barcelona and Argentina forward banned for 'insulting' assistant referee 

Barcelona and Argentina forward banned for 'insulting' assistant ref

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was banned for four international matches - just five and a half hours before Argentina's World Cup qualifier against Bolivia kicked off.

The Barcelona forward was punished for directing "insulting words" at an assistant referee during Thursday's 1-0 win over Chile.

Messi, who scored the only goal in the qualifier, was angered when he was penalised for a foul, waving and shouting at the assistant in response.

The 29-year-old was fined £8,100.

Lionel Messi
He will miss his country's next four competitive fixtures.

Argentina are third in South American qualifying, with the top four teams advancing to next summer's finals in Russia. There are five matches still to play.

Burglar Gets Stuck On Fence With His Trousers Down

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Burglary caught at the gate
What will you do if you catch this kind of thief hung on your gate? I bet it's an easy job for you!
A suspected thief was reportedly arrested in Tucson, Arizona, on Friday after he was spotted in a rather unusual position: dangling from a fence by his trousers. Witnesses said the hapless fellow had been seen trying to open some doors at Miles Elementary School at around 10.30 on Friday morning. There were no pupils on site at the time due to the school being on holiday.

When the man realised he'd been spotted, witnesses say he tried to clamber over the school's spiked fence - but slipped, snagged his trousers on the fence, and ended up hanging upside-down on the fence with his trousers at half mast.

Passerby Jesse Sensibar saw him hanging there and took a photo, which he later uploaded to Facebook saying: "One more reason not to jump fences in baggy pants. "I saw this homie hanging around at the Miles School this morning when I was rolling eastbound on Broadway Avenue. I was going to help him off the fence but by the time I got back around the block the cops were rolling up two cars deep.
"I don't know what his story was but it must not have been good enough, fifteen minutes later when I went back by the other direction going home he was cuffed up in the backseat. He smiled for the camera."

Breaking: Trump son-in-law faces Russia questions

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White House adviser Jared Kushner (16 February 2017)
The US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and aide, Jared Kushner, will be questioned by a US committee investigating alleged ties between the Trump team and Moscow.

Mr Kushner has volunteered to speak to the Senate Intelligence Committee, the White House said.
It is examining Russia's alleged interference in last year's election.

The US intelligence community believes alleged Russian hacking during the presidential election was done to help Mr Trump defeat Hillary Clinton.

Russia denied the allegations and President Trump has branded the story "fake news".

There are two congressional investigations into the issue, plus an FBI one.

Meanwhile, Democratic lawmakers have been calling for Republican Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, to withdraw himself from all further investigations into possible links between the Trump team and Russia.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said he had discredited himself by secretly visiting the White House to review intelligence documents, before announcing he had information that Mr Trump and his advisers may have been subjected to incidental surveillance during the election.

Mr Nunes' spokesman said he had visited the White House grounds as it was "a secure location where he could view the information provided by the source".

However, Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the intelligence committee, said the White House visit, which was kept from other committee members, showed Mr Nunes was too close to the Trump administration to "lead a credible investigation".

The Senate committee wants to question Mr Kushner about two meetings he allegedly arranged with senior Russians, officials told the New York Times.

But staff of Mr Kushner, who was a senior adviser to Mr Trump during the election campaign, have said that so far his offer to be questioned has not been answered.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Mr Kushner has not invoked executive privilege, and will testify because his job with the campaign was to be a "conduit to leaders".

"That was his role and he wants to makes sure that he's very clear about the role that he played, who he talked to, and that's it," Mr Spicer said on Monday. Read More from Source

PHOTOS: Police arrest 3 suspects who allegedly murdered Jumia delivery man in Rivers State

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The Nigeria Police in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, have arrested three suspects, two males and female, for killing a Jumia delivery man who delivered 2 iphone 7 and a motorcycle to them along Ada George area in Port Harcourt.

The three suspects who killed the Jumia delivery man and threw him inside the septic tank in Port harcourt

A facebook user, Ossai Ovie Success, said the body of the delivery man was found inside a septic tank and the police detectives had to pull the dead body tied from the tank.

He was said to have been declared missing on Saturday and the police began a search for him until he was found in the septic tank within the compound where he delivered the phones.

Reactions have so far trailed the murder of the delivery man.

It was gathered that out of 10 youths in Rivers, two are cultists who specialize in cult related activities in the state.

The police that raided the compound and discovered the Jumia delivery man
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Police arrest 3 suspects who allegedly murdered Jumia delivery man in Port Harcourt

Police arrest 3 suspects who allegedly murdered Jumia delivery man in port harcourt

Tragedy: Zimbabwe plane crash kills 6 - Report

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A small aircraft chartered by Mozambican ports company Cornelder crashed near the Mozambique-Zimbabwe border, killing all six occupants according to reports.

It is believed that six people among them four Green Motors Services (GMS) directors died in a plane crash at Vumba Mountain this morning.

According to Zitamar, Cornelder Mozambique, the company using the plane, is a private joint venture between Moçambique Ports and Railways (CFM) and Cornelder Holdings based in Rotterdam, Holland. The company's chairman, Adelino Mesquita, was named among the victims of today's crash.

It is believed that the four directors were on their way from Beira to attend a board meeting in Mutare.

Investigations to establish the cause of the accident are underway but preliminary investigations attribute the crash to bad weather.

The wreckage of the eight seater plane and body parts of the victims were strewn all over the place near the mountain peak.

Police and army details from Mozambique are at the scene and efforts are underway to take the bodies to Mutare Provincial Hospital Mortuary for post moterms.

This is a developing story and we will be adding information/ making clarifications as we get more information.

More details to follow...

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Influencing the Cities - Pastor E.A Adeboye

Influencing Cities - Today's Open Heavens Devotional, March 28
Welcome to Today's Open Heavens Devotional written by Pastor Adeboye 

Topic: Influencing Cities 

Today: Tuesday 28, March 2017

Memorise: Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. - Acts 8:5

Read: John 4:5-39 (KJV)

5 Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.

7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.

8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)

9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?

12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?

13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:

14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.

16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.

17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:

18 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.

19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.

20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.

21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.

22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.

23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.

26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.

27 And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?

28 The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,

29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?

30 Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.

31 In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.

32 But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.

33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?

34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.

36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.

37 And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.

38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.

39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.

Bible in One Year: Exodus 33-34, Jeremiah 3:11-4:2

MESSAGE:
Jesus is the greatest change agent that ever lived. A genuine encounter with Him always brings about positive change in the life of a person. Not only does this encounter bring about change, it also transforms the changed individual into a change agent. In other words, after changing you, the Lord Jesus Christ can use you to change your city. In our Bible reading, we see a woman who had been married and divorced five times, who was then living with a sixth man. At that point, she did not even bother with marriage. 

After she encountered Jesus, He changed the course of her life, and He used her to change her city. This is quite remarkable! How can you claim to have been born again 10 years or more, and you have not introduced any level of change into your town or village? No matter how tiny the light may be, it will shine in the midst of darkness and overcome it. What impact have you made on your village, community, town or city? How many of your folks know you to be a Christian? A pastor died some time ago, and when his extended family members gathered to plan his burial, some of them thought of burying him the traditional way. His close relatives protested this and had to inform the other family members that he was a pastor. In your village, do people know you to be a born-again Christian? How many of them can say their lives have changed for the better since they encountered Jesus through you?

Moreover, if your encounter with Jesus is taken seriously, He can even use you to change your nation. Never underestimate the power of transformation that starts from just one fellow. Most of us are not pulling our weight spiritually in our nations. If you look at the Acts of the Apostles, you will find some change agents that God used to win whole cities and to turn around nations for Christ. Acts 13:43-44 says,

“43 Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God. 44 And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.”

However, the extent to which God can use you will be determined by the degree of change you have allowed Him to perform in you. It will also depend on your mindset, love for God, level of alignment of God’s desire with yours, and the level of sacrifice you are ready to make. While some people are only leading a few souls to Christ, some others are leading whole cities or nations to Him. How impactful do you want to be?

Key Point: Your heavenly rewards will be determined by you here on earth.

Open Heavens Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer's Ministries.

The Destiny of the Dirty - Dr. Paul Enenche

The Destiny of the Dirty : Today's Dunamis' Daily Devotional, March 28 2017

Welcome to today's devotional "Seed of Destiny" written by Dr. Paul Enenche

TODAY: Tuesday, 28th March 2017

TOPIC:The Destiny of the Dirty

 SCRIPTURE: And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it. Isaiah 35:8

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: There is no destiny for the dirty; no future for the filthy and no prospect for the polluted.

From our anchor scripture above, we see that there is a path of glory for holiness and righteousness. On that path, uncleanliness has no root; iniquity has no destiny; wickedness and corruption have no inheritance.

There is no destiny for the dirty; no future for the filthy and no prospect for the polluted.

Iniquity has no profit but adversity and calamity. The way of compromise is the highway to emptiness. There is a void in the life of every sinner that nothing can fill. It is a God-sized vacuum. Alcohol, tobacco, immorality, mammon cannot fill that vacuum; it is only Jesus Christ that can fill all vacuums.

The truth is, when church activities overshadow the core call of Christianity, which is living like Christ; disaster is inevitable.

It does not matter your church attendance or your hard labour in church, if your garment of holiness is stained with lies, deceit, immorality, forgery, gossip, theft, bitterness, etc.; your eternal destiny in heaven is not guaranteed.

Beloved, if you must have a destiny in time and eternity, dirt and corruption must be far from you.

Remember this: There is no destiny for the dirty; no future for the filthy and no prospect for the polluted.

READ ALSO: Come Out From Among Them - Dr. Paul Enenche

ASSIGNMENT(S):
1. Meditate on the teaching of today again.
2. Genuinely repent and turn away from any dirty and sinful habit or lifestyle that is destructive to your destiny.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: WHAT GARMENT ARE YOU WEARING?

PRAYER: O LORD, I ask for cleansing from the lifestyle of compromise and sinful habits by the blood of Jesus. I receive the grace, LORD, to fulfil my destiny in Jesus’ Name.

DAILY READING: Deuteronomy 9:1 to 10:22, Luke 8:4 to 21, Psalm 69:19 to 36, Proverbs 12:2 to 3

QUOTE: When a person’s future is not far, he becomes a backbiter. Culled from WHO ARE YOU? by Dr Paul Enenche.

TODAY IN HISTORY: 28/03/2002 - The exhibit "The Italians: Three Centuries of Italian Art" opened at the National Gallery of Australia.

AMAZING FACT: Goat kids learn to stand within minutes of being born.

Billy Graham: The Light of the World

Today's Billy Graham's Daily Devotional, March 28

Welcome to Billy Graham Daily Devotional

TOPIC: The Light of the World

TODAY: Tuesday, 28th March 2017

KEY VERSE: The Lord is my light and my salvation . . . -Psalm 27:1

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MESSAGE:
Under the picture of Peter Milne, hanging in the church he founded on the little New Hebrides Island of Nguna, these words are found: “When he came, there was no light. When he died, there was no darkness.” When Christ came into the world, there was no light. Matthew (quoting Isaiah) said of Him, “The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up” (Matthew 4:16). Harry Lauder once said that during his boyhood, he could tell where the lamplighter was “by the trail of light he left behind him.” Christ was the heavenly Lamplighter. Everywhere He went, the midnight gloom of sin and despair disappeared before Him.

Prayer for the day
My heart and soul praise You, my risen Redeemer, for the light that pervades the deepest gloom and transforms our lives with Your love.