Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Quick run this morning across the Ikoyi Bridge with entrepreneurs in the Lagos Road Warriors running club. Best way to see a city!
Visited Nollywood, crashed a hip hop music video, and met some of Nigeria's biggest stars.
'See you soon'
Saudi Arabian court sentences a man to 10 years in jail, £4k fine and 2,000 lashes for tweeting that he was an atheist
Saudi Arabia's Islamic police found over 600 tweets by the 28 year old man denying the existence of God, ridiculing Koranic verses, accusing all prophets of lies and saying their teaching fueled hostilities, and after the Islamic court gave him all this punishments the man has refused to 'repent' saying he only aired his beliefs and he still stands by them.
In 2014 the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia issued royal decrees aimed at clamping down on all forms of political dissent and protests that could “harm public order”.
One of the articles of the decrees defined terrorism as “calling for atheist thought in any form, or calling into question the fundamentals of the Islamic religion on which this country is based”.
Joe Stork, deputy Middle East and North Africa director of Human Rights Watch, said “Saudi authorities have never tolerated criticism of their policies, but these recent laws and regulations turn almost any critical expression or independent association into crimes of terrorism.”
Source: The Sun UK
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Next stop: Lagos! This is my first trip to sub-Saharan Africa. I'll be meeting with developers and entrepreneurs, and learning about the startup ecosystem in Nigeria. The energy here is amazing and I'm excited to learn as much as I can.
Our first stop is the Co-creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB) in Yaba. I got to talk to kids at a summer coding camp and entrepreneurs who come to CcHub to build and launch their apps. I'm looking forward to meeting more people here!
The 24-year-old defender has been with the Spanish club for two seasons, making 64 league appearances. He began his senior career by coming through the academy at Everton before spending two years with Sampdoria in Serie A.
Kefchild the oluwa crooner who recently dropped the video to his second single man which was shot in the uk is back but with unfortunately a deep and touching tribute song to his late dad, his royal majesty oba mfs olobayo the obaro of kabba kingdom in kogi state who passed 15th may 2016, this brought tears to my eyes even though I didn’t understand all he said but it was touching, if you love your dad or you’ve ever lost someone you love,
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Europe's migrant crisis is getting worse. The wave of poverty, political strife, civil wars, and religious persecution in countries in Africa and the Middle East has driven thousands of civilians to seek refuge in Europe.
While the largest number of migrants traveling by boat hail from war-torn Syria, migrants from Eritrea form the second largest group, according to numbers compiled by The Economist. Eritrea's government is reputed to be a repressive regime "where individuals are routinely arbitrarily arrested and detained, tortured, disappeared or extrajudicially executed," according to a UN Human Rights Council report.
Libya is also seeing a flurry of people leaving its shores as the country faces its own political crisis.
On Monday, thousands of migrants — mostly from Eritrea — were rescued at sea, 13 miles away from Libya. These photos show just how dangerous the journey across the Mediterranean is for those who attempt to cross it.
Monday, August 29, 2016
Gene Wilder dead at the age of 83: Legendary actor who played Willy Wonka passes away after battle against Alzheimer's
The legendary film actor Gene Wilder has died, his family announced Monday. Wilder's nephew said that the actor and writer died late Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut from complications from Alzheimer's disease. The frizzy-haired actor was a master at playing panicked characters caught up in schemes that only a madman such as Mel Brooks could devise, whether reviving a monster in 'Young Frankenstein' or bilking Broadway in 'The Producers'. But he also knew how to keep it cool as the boozy sheriff in 'Blazing Saddles' and as the charming candy man in the children's favorite 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory'.
'I have reached that point where I have to say I have had enough, I've gone several months without getting paid, years of being derided and disrespected by the sports authorities in Nigeria but I am done already." Siasia, whose contract expires at the end of the Olympics, told BBC Sport.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Although the entire ordeal lasted just a few minutes, by the the time family members had reached the mother and son, Chelsey was unconscious. Neither she nor her son had been wearing life jackets at the time of the incident.
Dwayne Wade's cousin, Nykea Aldridge, was pushing a stroller with her child in it on Friday afternoon on a street in the South Side of Chicago when several men started shooting at each other. One of the bullets hit her in the head, while another struck her in an arm.She died about 45 minutes later at a hospital.
According to her aunt, Jolinda Wade, who is NBA Champion, Dwayne Wade's mother, said Aldridge was on her way to an elementary school when the shooting happened. She said:
"She wasn't bothering nobody,"."She was just going to register her kids at school."
Friday, August 26, 2016
Rick Ross fired a warning shot in the air for Drake ... on the heels of the renewed feud with Meek Mill.
Rick was on the "Drink Champs" podcast when N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN asked about his homie, Meek, getting destroyed by Drizzy. Rozay made it clear .. he does NOT think Meek lost a damn thing. As he put it, "We all rich!"
But after Drake's stop in Philly last weekend the beef's been heating up again and Ricky says if it continues, this time ... he'll be jumping in too.
Check out the clip ... he never SAYS anything about violence, but the insinuation is in the air -- and there's a subtle shot at Birdman's financial issues too.