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Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United changes club’s fortunes and boosts its social media presence

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Manchester United have continued to rake in more dividends after signing Cristiano Ronaldo for the second time in his career.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is expected to sign a two-year deal once he concludes his medical this weekend.

Apart from making them title Rcontenders, theed Devils are already winning off the pitch as the club has already gained over 1.5 million Instagram followers since they announced his return.

According to Daily Mail, the Old Trafford dwellers were on 43.1m followers but that has quickly jumped up to 45 million on the social media app as of the time of this report.

Man United have equally recorded a surge in the value of their stock after they shared the return of the golden boy on their social media pages.

The 36-year-old is yet to be unveiled by the 2013 Premier League champions, yet, their stock value has risen by a whopping £212 million just hours after his announcement.

Ronaldo’s return is expected to guarantee United a commercial boost as well as an improvement on the field.

Once he completes his two-year move to Old Trafford worth about £19.4 million the Portuguese will earn around £480,000 per week.

 

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This is where Cristiano Ronaldo will be staying while at Manchester

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Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly set up home in a multi-million-pound mansion in Manchester where he will be staying following his return to Old Trafford, according to reports in the UK media.

Ronaldo rejoined Man United in the summer from Juventus, nearly 12 years after he left the club for Real Madrid.

SunSport reports the five-time Ballon d’Or winner flew to Manchester aboard a private jet and will be living in a seven-bedroom countryside hideaway which the club rented.

The mansion boasts incredible features including a high-end fitness complex which Ronaldo can utilise to ensure he stays in shape. Photo: The Sun.

According to the UK publication, the property boasts a number of incredible features including a high-tech fitness complex complete with a jacuzzi and pool.

A six-strong security team is believed to be manning the property where Ronaldo is expected to settle in alongside his partner Georgina Rodriguez and kids.

The 36-year-old’s family is said to have joined him in Manchester on Friday, September 3, with Georgina all but confirming the reports on Instagram.

The model posted a series of photos on social media of her and the children travelling in a private jet.

The snaps were captioned with a heart emoji alongside the Manchester location tag.

 

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Facebook Artificial Intelligence equated black men with ‘primates’

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Facebook users who watched a Daily Mail video depicting Black men reported seeing a suggestion from Facebook asking if they were interested in watching more videos about “primates.”

The label appeared in bold text under the video, stating “Keep seeing videos about Primates?” next to “Yes” and “Dismiss” buttons that users could click to answer the prompt.

It’s part of an AI-powered Facebook process that attempts to gather information on users’ personal interests in order to deliver relevant content into their News Feed, according to Mashable.

The video in question showed several instances of white men calling the police on Black men and the resulting events, and had nothing to do with primates. Facebook issued an apology, telling the New York Times that it was an “unacceptable error” and that it was looking into ways to prevent this happening in the future.

The label came to Facebook’s attention when Darci Groves, a former Facebook content design manager, posted it to a product feedback forum for current and former Facebook employees and shared it on Twitter. Groves said that a friend came across the label and screenshotted and shared it with her.

The offensive label feels particularly unacceptable considering the extremely expansive database of user-uploaded photos that Facebook has access to, and could presumably use to ensure proper facial recognition by its tools. While AI can always make mistakes, it is the company’s responsibility to properly train its algorithms, and this misstep cannot be blamed on a lack of resources.

In addition to mishandling past racial justice issues within the company, Facebook’s lack of transparent plan to address its AI problem continues to sow distrust. While the apology was needed, the company’s lack of apparent actionable steps beyond disabling the feature and a vague promise to “prevent this from happening again” doesn’t cut it.

The approach is especially lackluster following Facebook’s recent move to cut off researchers’ access to tools and accounts used to explore user data and ad activity on the platform, citing possible violation of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC has directly disputed that defense.

Combining a vague response with decreased access to facts makes it rather hard to simply trust that Facebook will handle this inappropriate AI gaffe with any kind of immediacy or results. If Facebook is committed to creating and using AI tools in an inclusive manner, it needs to specify exactly how it plans to fix this issue, and it needs to do so soon.

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All-female Somali commandos return to country after training in Turkey

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A Turkish military aircraft carrying the first batch of Somali female police commandos to complete special training in Turkey landed at Aden Adde International Airport in the capital Mogadishu on Wednesday.

Senior government officials, the deputy chief of the Somali police force and Turkish officials welcomed them upon arrival.

“You have received one of the best trainings in the world thanks to our Turkish brothers, and it is time now to serve your country and its people with honor and dignity,” said Osman Abdullahi Mohamed, first deputy police chief of Somalia.

The female officers will join a special forces unit locally known as Harmacad (Cheetah).

Separately, officials received over 100 Gorgor (Eagle) commandos, who also completed their training in Turkey.

The Gorgor and Harmacad elite units are fighting against al-Qaida-affiliated terrorist group al-Shabab.

Turkish officials who spoke at the ceremony said Turkey will continue its support to the Somali government and its people.

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