Saturday, June 16, 2018

Kanye West Crowns Billboard 200 & Post Malone Moves to No. 1 on Hot 100

Kanye West's Ye launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart (dated June 16), marking his record-tying eighth consecutive leader and sparking his first week at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart.

Plus, Post Malone notches his second No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Psycho," featuring Ty Dolla $ign, who earns his first.

1. As West's Ye rules the Billboard 200, all seven songs from the set debut in the Hot 100's top 40. Click here for the rundown.

2. From The Beatles to JAY-Z to Bruce Springsteen and more, West ranks among the acts with the most No. 1 albums in the Billboard 200's history. Click here for a look at the all-time leaders.

3. The soundtrack to The Greatest Showman becomes 2018's first million-selling album in U.S., according to Nielsen Music. Click here for this week's Billboard 200 Chart Moves.

medical marijuana can save lives - isn't it time to make it legal?

Many believe more research needs to be done on the medical properties of marijuana 

In a ward at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Billy Caldwell’s life hangs in the balance. Billy is 12 years old, autistic and severely epileptic. His illness has become a life-and-death stand-off between Charlotte Caldwell, his mother, and the Home Office: last Monday, she flew into Heathrow from Canada with supply of cannabis oil in her bag which was confiscated at customs. Caldwell insists it is the only treatment that has ever brought her son’s frightening condition under control and without it he will surely die.

Billy was rushed into hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning after suffering a severe fit following the withdrawal of his medicine. "It is beyond cruelty.

Colorado Politics comments on the study and it’s amazing findings. Researchers found that in the nine states where medical cannabis is legal, painkiller prescriptions, anti-anxiety medication and antidepressant use dropped remarkably. Anti-nausea medication prescriptions fell by 17%, anti depressants by 13% and anti- seizure and psychosis medicines dropped by 12%

Breaking: President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort has been jailed.

Breaking: President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort has been jailed. news developing

Bizarre moment it rains OCTOPUS as freakish storm sucks creatures out of sea

Drivers were left stunned as octopuses and starfish began raining down onto their cars during a freakish storm.

The creatures - along with mollusks and shellfish - were sucked out of the sea and dumped along with heavy rain and hail.

Photos posted on social media show the marine life stuck to car windscreens after violent weather battered the Chinese coastal city of Qingdao.

The phrase "seafood rain" became a trending topic online as the photos went viral in the aftermath of a storm that left a trail of destruction.

Eid truce between Afghan army and Taliban marred by deadly blast

An Afghan Taliban militant carries a rocket-propelled grenade in Jalalabad as residents look on

A blast at a ceasefire meeting of Taliban fighters in the country's east has killed up to 20 even as the war-weary country celebrated an unprecedented holiday truce in the long-running conflict.

The explosion hit a meeting in Nangarhar province as fighters met to mark the Taliban's three-day ceasefire to mark the religious festival of Eid al-Fitr.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion. At least one hardline Taliban splinter faction had previously said it would not abide by the truce, while the area is also known as a stronghold of the Islamic State group.

Ghulam Sanayee Stanikzai, provincial police chief, said the attack in Rodat district came as dozens of fighters had gathered to celebrate the truce and most of the dead were Taliban.

Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 87

Gennady Rozhdestvensky. File photo

Prominent Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky has died aged 87.

Born in Moscow into a well-known musical family, Rozhdestvensky made his debut by conducting a Tchaikovsky ballet at the Bolshoi, aged just 20.

He made his name by popularising music by composers who were all but banned by the Communist authorities in the USSR, including Poulenc and Hindemith.

The cause of death was not immediately known, but local media reports say he had heart problems.

In 1971, Rozhdestvensky brought his Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra to London to the BBC Proms.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Uruguay win it in the 89th #worldcuprussia

Heartbreak for Egypt 
Uruguay win it in the 89th minute with a stunning header from Gimenez!
"Egypt were hard done by - they really contributed to that game" -
#EGY⁠ ⁠ 0-1  
#EGYURU #3m360worldcup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup officially kicked off

The 2018 FIFA World Cup officially kicked off on Thursday with host nation Russia beating Saudi Arabiafive goals to none.
The first World Cup on Russian soil will be played in 12 stadiums located across 11 cities. 
With a maximum capacity of 80,000 spectators, the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow was the site of the opening ceremony and will also be the grounds for the final game, scheduled for July 15. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has arrested two suspected killers of Charity Aiyedogbon who got missing since May 2016.

Mysterious death unravels after 2 years of disappearance.
The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has arrested two suspected killers of Charity Aiyedogbon who got missing since May 2016.
The suspects are Chukwujekwu Ezeugo, 27, principal suspect, from Enugu state and Emmanuel Adogah, 28 from Edo.
The Commissioner of Police in the FCT, Mr Sadiq Bello made the disclosure while briefing newsmen on the arrest by operatives of the command on Thursday in Abuja.
Bello said that the principal suspect, Ezeugo was arrested in Benin while the second principal suspect, Adogah was arrested in Abuja on June 11 by operatives of the command.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Australian organ donor helps 5 Chinese

Australian organ donor helps 5 Chinese
Phillip Hancock may no longer be with us, but his love and selfless contribution will be remembered by Chinese people.
On May 9, after the 26-year-old Australian passed away in a Chongqing hospital. His liver, two kidneys and a pair of corneas were transplanted, in keeping with his wishes, helping five Chinese patients.
On Monday, the Red Cross Society of China's Chongqing Branch announced that all the transplantations were successful. The liver recipient has been moved from an intensive care unit to a general ward and has remained in stable condition. Both kidney recipients have recovered well and can walk by themselves in the wards. The two cornea recipients have been discharged from the hospital and their eyesight has returned to normal.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Trump again lashes out over 'infiltration' of 'spies' into his campaign

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President Trump on Thursday again tweeted about reports of an FBI informant who interacted with some Trump campaign advisers.

“The corrupt Mainstream Media is working overtime not to mention the infiltration of people, Spies (Informants), into my campaign! Surveillance much?” Trump wrote on Twitter.

This is only one of many tweets the president has posted on the matter in the recent past.

“Can anyone even imagine having Spies placed in a competing campaign, by the people and party in absolute power, for the sole purpose of political advantage and gain?” Trump stated in another tweet

Why Africa needs to start focusing on the neglected issue of mental health

Mental health has historically been neglected on Africa’s health and development policy agenda. Faced with many challenges, including intractable poverty, infectious diseases, maternal and child mortality, as well as conflict, African political leaders and international development agencies frequently overlook the importance of mental health.

This trend is often compounded by three factors: ignorance about the extent of mental health problems, stigma against those living with mental illness and mistaken beliefs that mental illnesses cannot be treated.

Absence of treatment is the norm rather than the exception across the continent. The “treatment gap” – the proportion of people with mental illness who don’t get treatment – ranges from 75% in South Africa to more than 90% in Ethiopia and Nigeria.

Roseanne Barr says she "begged" ABC boss not to cancel show and to let her "make amends" after racist tweet

Roseanne Barr has said she "begged" the bosses at ABC to let her "apologise and make amends" after she compared former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape.

Her show reboot, Roseanne, was axed shortly after.

Writing on Twitter on Thursday evening, the 65-year-old revealed she spoke to the President of the Disney-ABC Television Group before the news was announced.

"I begged Ben Sherwood at ABC 2 let me apologize & make amends," she wrote. "I begged them not to cancel the show. I told them I was willing to do anything & asked 4 help in making things right. I'd worked doing publicity4 them 4free for weeks, traveling, thru bronchitis. I begged4 ppls jobs (sic).

Thursday, May 31, 2018

LeBron's 51 points in vain as Cavaliers blow late chances against Warriors

LeBron James could not prevent his team losing as they were overpowered by the Warriors in overtime

Overtime. A controversial reversed call. A fight that led to an ejection. Fifty-one points from an all-time great who still lost. And we thought round four of the Warriors-Cavaliers finals dynasty was going to be boring.

The Golden State Warriors topped the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-114 in overtime in Game 1 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, setting the stage for what looks to be an intense series.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

'You have a secret son with a porn star' - Pusha T attacks Drake in new diss track

The war between G.O.O.D Music rapper, Pusha-T and Canadian rapper, Drake just got messier.

Last week, Pusha T released his much awaited Daytona album and seemingly left a message on one of the tracks for Drake. On the track titled Infrared, Pusha-T took shots at Drake with the line “It was written like Nas but it came from Quentin” alluding to Drake’s alleged ghostwriter Quentin Miller.

Without wasting time, Drake dropped an instant diss track titled 'Duppy Freestyle' where he ripped apart Pusha T and Kanye West. It was hard and social media loved it believing that Pusha T had no comeback for it.