Friday, December 30, 2016

Charles Manson follower seeks parole 47 years after killings



Patricia Krenwinkel, once a devout follower of cult killer Charles Manson and now the longest-serving female inmate in California, appeared again Thursday before a parole board — 47 years after she helped kill pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six other people.
Krenwinkel, 69, has been denied parole 13 times since her conviction in the 1969 slayings.
She acknowledged during her trial that she chased down and repeatedly stabbed Abigail Ann Folger, the 26-year-old heiress of a coffee fortune, at Tate's home and helped kill grocer Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary, the following night.
Los Angeles County prosecutors say Krenwinkel carved the word "war" into Leno LaBianca's stomach, then wrote "Helter Skelter" in blood on the couple's refrigerator.
Krenwinkel's attorney, Keith Wattley, successfully petitioned the state to hold the hearing a year early at the California Institution for Women, about 40 miles east of Los Angeles, where Krenwinkel is imprisoned.
"Ms. Krenwinkel is fully aware of the difficulty she faces," Wattley told The Associated Press in an email. "But California law officially recognizes a person's capacity to change and to address the factors that contributed to their previous behavior so that they can safely be paroled."

"World's Highest Bridge" Opens in China Over 1,850-Foot Gorge

"World's Highest Bridge" Opens in China Over 1,850-Foot Gorge

A bridge in China suspended over a 1,854-foot gorge became the "world's highest" when it opened to automotive traffic Thursday, reports said.
The Beipanjiang Bridge took three years to build, cost more than $146.7 million dollars, and stretches to be 4,396 feet long. Its four-lane roadway sits nearly two thousand feet over the Beipan River, which it's named after, to connect the Yunnan and Guizhou provinces in southwest China, People's Daily Online reported. It surpassed the 1,837-foot-tall Sidu River Bridge for its world record title.

Prandelli resigns as Valencia coach

Cesare Prandelli
Cesare Prandelli
Former Italy boss Cesare Prandelli resigned as coach of Valencia on Friday, after a poor run that has seen the relegation-threatened team go through several managers in quick succession.
“Cesare Prandelli has communicated to Valencia Club de Futbol his irrevocable decision to resign from his position as coach, as of Friday, December 30th,” the struggling La Liga giants said in a statement.
They added Salvador Gonzalez — the former Spanish footballer known as “Voro” who works at the club — would take charge of the first team, though it was unclear whether this was a temporary or permanent appointment.

Tiwa Savage, Elohor Aisien, Latasha Ngwube, Yvonne Nwosu attend Toke Makinwa's celebrity-filled pyjama party

 



Last night in Lagos on the eve of the New Years weekend, Toke Makinwa threw a fabulous pyjama party. Taking over the luxurious pamper house, Oasis Med Spa in Ikoyi; Toke brought together a coterie of A-listers including Tiwa Savage, Elohor Aisien, Arese Ugwu, Gbemi Olagbegi-Olateru for a festive evening that ranged from sipping Ciroc Negroni and Cocoloso cocktails to pillow fights.

Also joining in the fun? Fashionable girls including Bolanle Olakunni, Latasha Ngwube and Yvonne Nwosu joined the ‘no-boys allowed’ night toasting to a year of success.

Toke’s close friends were treated to sweet and savoury treats in silky robes and ankara-style pyjamas. Between the guest list and the dress code, it certainly makes for one of the most glamorous "pyjama parties" Lagos has ever seen.

Photos from the funeral of murdered bride-to-be, Dayo Adeleke


A friend of Dayo Enioluwa Adeleye, who was murdered by her Cameroonian steward posted these beautiful photos of the deceased used on the burial programme along with a touching tribute.

Dayo was laid to rest yesterday, Thursday, December 29th, at The Vaults and Gardens after a service of songs and funeral service at Guiding Light Assembly, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi Lagos. See photos from the funeral and the tribute after the cut..

A 24-year-old's death after working 105 overtime hours in one month causes Japan to rethink work-life balance


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In Japanese the word is karoshi, or "death from overwork."
The latest karoshi victim was 24-year-old Matsuri Takahashi who worked for the Japanese ad agency Dentsu and reportedly logged 105 overtime hours in one month. At work she tried to maintain appearances, but on Twitter she spoke the truth.
"It's 4 a.m. My body's trembling," she reportedly said in one post. "I'm going to die. I'm so tired."
Takahashi leapt from the company dormitory around Christmas last year. This past Wednesday, December 28, Dentsu's president and chief executive Tadashi Ishii announced he would resign in March.

Greek ambassador to Brazil 'murdered after finding his wife in bed with another man'

The Greek ambassador to Brazil whose body was found in a burnt-out car in Rio de Janeiro was murdered after finding his wife in bed with another man, police believe.
The charred remains of Kyriakos Amiridis, 59, were found on Wednesday underneath an overpass in the city, inside the car the diplomat had hired to spend Christmas and New Year with his wife's relatives.His Brazilian wife Francoise Amiridis told police she was out shopping on Monday night when he phoned at 8pm her saying he was going out, and never returned home.

Record number of police to patrol Britain's streets on New Year's Eve amid fears of terror attack



A record number of police will patrol Britain’s streets to protect the public throughout tomorrow’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Thousands more officers have been drafted in across the country - including armed officers - following the terror attacks across Europe in the past year.
It is part of a huge security clampdown as MI5’s terror warning alert remains at “severe”- meaning a terror attack is “highly likely.”
In London extra armed police will travel on tubes throughout the capital and many more than the 2,000 firearms officers on duty for the celebrations last year will be guarding our streets

Trump on Russia sanctions: Time to move on, but I’ll meet with intelligence agencies anyway


Donald Trump.
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President-elect Donald Trump responded Thursday to President Barack Obama's fresh sanctions against Russia, saying that it's "time to move on," but that he'll meet with intelligence officials to discuss Russian involvement in election hacks anyway.
"It's time for our country to move on to bigger and better things," Trump said in a brief evening statement.
The president-elect continued: "Nevertheless, in the interest of our country and its great people, I will meet with leaders of the intelligence community next week in order to be updated on the facts of this situation."
The statement came hours after Obama announced new sanctions against Russian officials, which included the removal of 35 Russian intelligence officials currently in the US, in addition to sanctions from the Treasury Department against two other Russian individuals.

More US teens are on e-cigarettes than ever before

A video vixen with an e-cigarette in DJ Khaled's video

According to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more American teenagers are have been using e-cigarettes and not just for nicotine.

The CDC and the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) discovered this new trend from surveys filled out by 17,000 high school students across America in 2015.
About 38% of high school students who took the survey revealed they have tried e-cigarettes before.

Ronaldo Turns Down Record €300m Offer From Chinese Club

Cristiano Ronaldo Reacts to World Cup Exit

Real Madrid have been offered 300 million euros by an unnamed Chinese club for Cristiano Ronaldo.
The offer is three times the current transfer fee record of around 100 million euros paid by Manchester United to Juventus for Paul Pogba.
According to Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes, the 31-year-old Portugal captain has no interest in the deal, which included a two million euro weekly wage.
The comments by Mendes were made Thursday night in an interview with Sky Italia, but the super agent revealed that money is not everything for Ronaldo and that he loves playing for Real Madrid.

The Chinese Super League has attracted highly reputable players from different leagues in recent times.

Belles of the ball! Daughters of the world's most elite families dress to impress as they gather in New York for 62nd annual Debutante Ball

The young ladies are the daughters of the world's elite families, and at stake are their first impressions on a world accustomed to only the greatest of poise: these are the living dolls of the International Debutante Ball

The Pierre Hotel in New York was awash with white last night as debutantes dazzled in a myriad of ball gowns at the 62nd International Debutante Ball.
The event, that welcomes the city's well heeled into society, saw the gaggle of girls take to the stage in a series of wedding-dress like ballgowns.
The young ladies are the daughters of the world's elite families, and at stake are their first impressions on a world accustomed to only the greatest of poise: these are the living dolls of the International Debutante Ball. 

Sexy Tennis Star, Serena Williams Engaged To Reddit Co-Founder, Alexis Ohanian



Tennis super-champ, Serena Williams has announced that she’s engaged to boyfriend of 15 months Alexis Ohanian. Alexis is a billionaire and co-founder of Reddit and yes, Serena made the announcement on Reddit. Ohanian is also an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and in-demand speaker.
The 34-year-old champion revealed her engagement story  with this short poem: “I came home. A little late. Someone had a bag packed for me. And a carriage waited. Destination: Rome. To escort me to my very own ‘charming.’ Back to where our stars first collided. And now it was full circle. At the same table we first met by chance. But by choice. Down on knee. He said 4 words. And I said yes.” Williams and Ohanian had been dating for about a year, and were relatively private about their relationship prior to this announcement. The happy couple did not disclose a wedding date. Williams is, at present, preparing for the Australian Open next month.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Scarlett Johansson is the top grossing actress of 2016 (full list)



Scarlett Johansson is the top-grossing actor of 2016 with $1.2 billion at the global box office,according to Forbes.  She achieved this feat with roles in 2016 hits Captain America: Civil War, The Jungle Book and Hail, Caesar! Two other women on the list are Margot Robbie in fourth place, and Amy Adams in fifth.. Full list below 10. Will Smith — $775 million 9. Felicity Jones — $805 million 8. Ryan Reynolds — $820 million 7. Henry Cavill — $870 million 6. Ben Affleck — $1.02 billion 5. Amy Adams — $1.04 billion 4. Margot Robbie — $1.1 billion 2. Robert Downey Jr. — $1.15 billion 2. Chris Evans — $1.15 billion 1. Scarlett Johansson — $1.2 billion

Sir Elton John to perform at George Michael’s funeral

George Michael

Pop icon, Sir Elton John is reportedly set to perform at George Michael’s funeral.According to reports, John will perform ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’, on which he performed with Michael in 1991 at the latter’s Wembley Arena show
 two ceremonies to say goodbye to Michael could be held, if sources are to be believed. One would be for friends and family and the other for fans.

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‘I tried to kill myself several times’Ricky Hatton

 Ricky Hatton of England being punished by Manny Pacquiao of Philippine inside the ring in 2007.

Ex-world champion, Ricky Hatton, says he tried to kill himself on several occasions in a battle with depression.
The Briton also talked about the need for boxers to get more help after retiring, when he appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Today show, guest edited by Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams.
“I tried to kill myself several times,” said Hatton, 38, who retired in 2012.“I used to go to the pub, come back, take the knife out and sit there in the dark crying hysterically.”
Manchester’s Hatton, who previously spoke to the BBC in 2011 about attempted suicide and depression, won the world light-welterweight and welterweight titles.
Hatton was stripped of his licence to box in 2010 after admitting using cocaine and retired the next year before fighting once more. He is now a promoter and trainer.

Adekunle Gold, Viktoh And Chinko Ekun To Exit YBNL


News according to 3m360 suggests that YBNL artistes Adekunle Gold, Viktoh and Chinko Ekun are on their way out of the record label.

The development comes after the expiration of their recording and management contracts with YBNL. It is believed that the trio are still looking up to Olamide as regards their future on the YBNL roster.
Sources say, Adekunle Gold’s contract with YBNL recently expired,’ and he’s yet to decide on his contract renewal because he’s not ready to go unaided.’ 

Wike accuses opponents of planning to bomb his plane

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has alleged of plot by his political enemies to “bomb his plane”.
Wike spoke Thursday night in Port Harcourt, the state capital, during an end of the Year Party organized by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Governor Wike, who is in middle of another controversial leaked audio tape, stated that the alleged plot to bomb his plane was part of desperation by his detractors to eliminate him.
He, however, reiterated his faith that “no man can destroy whom God had lifted”.
The governor said his opponents were envious of successes recorded by his administration since he assumed office, adding that he would continue to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people.
Wike further assured the people of Rivers of security of lives and properties, adding that those who wanted blood to flow freely would not succeed.

Soundcity MVP Awards 2016; Full Winners List

Soundcity  MVP Award festival went down at the Conference Center of the prestigious  Eko Hotel.
The night’s event was hosted by ace comedian Basketmouth. The award festival featured stunning performances from Simi, Falz, Adekunle Gold, Patoranking, Olamide and others.
TripleMG lead act Tekno was the biggest winner of the night. The “Pana” crooner took home 3 awards. Wizkid scooped 2 amongst other winners.
See full list below:

TREY SONGZ ARRESTED AT DETROIT CONCERT FOR DESTROYING STAGE

ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 18:  Trey Songz performs onstage at Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash at Philips Arena on June 18, 2016 in Atlanta,

Trey Songz was arrested at his Detroit concert on Wednesday night (Dec. 28) after the singer destroyed the stage property, the Associated Press reports. "He became irate and belligerent, and started throwing microphones, speakers, basically anything he could get his hands on," police spokesman Officer Dan Donakowski said about Songz (whose real name is Tremaine Neverson).
Fan footage surfaced of the singer breaking equipment onstage at the Joe Louis arena before throwing various objects into the crowd. After the incident, Songz was taken into custody at Detroit Detention Center. He's now looking at charges of malicious destruction of property and resisting and obstructing arrest.

2016 BREAKOUT ACTS: CHANCE THE RAPPER, ALESSIA CARA, DESIIGNER, TROYE SIVAN & 'HAMILTON'



Having just finished celebrating our 2016 Breakout Week at Fuse, here's an easy guide to a deeper look at the five artists who truly broke out this year and made it their own. Take a deeper look into everyone's socially conscious rapper Chance the Rapper, wise R&B-pop star Alessia Cara, outspoken YouTube-star-turned-realized artist Troye Sivan, out there "Panda" MC Desiigner, and the record-breaking cast of Broadway's Hamilton


2016 BREAKOUT TUNES
-Celebrate Chance the Rapper's Breakout YearWith a Full-Fledged 23 Song Playlist
-5 Turnt Desiigner Songs: That Aren't "Panda" or "Timmy Turner"
-The Ultimate Hamilton Playlist: Jam Along to the Year-Defining Hip-Hop Musical

20 Best Avant Albums of 2016

20 Best Avant Albums of 2016

The year's best avant-garde and experimental music includes both Merzbow, the biggest name in noise, and Moor Mother, its most exciting new star. There's artists that sculpt with cassette tapes, overtones, generative software and field recordings of Icelandic geothermal activity. And a pair of Grammy-nominated albums, soundtracking one of 2016's most popular TV shows, may be a gateway to experimental music for years. Here's 2016 in the off-center and exploratory.

Female journalist, 28, is shot dead in front of her six-year-old son 'by a member of Bahrain's royal family serving in the military'

Eman Salehi, 28, was shot dead in the Bahraini city of Riffa. Activists have shared this photo of her online 

A young mother has been gunned down in the street as her six-year-old son watched from inside their car in Bahrain.
Eman Salehi, a 28-year-old Shiite woman, worked as a sports journalist for Bahrain's state-run television broadcaster.
She was known for her piercing blue eyes and friendly demeanor. It's unclear what sparked the December 23 shooting. 
That night, her car was stopped in the Bahraini city of Riffa, a community popular with members of the ruling Al Khalifa family and the military. 
A man shot Salehi once in the head, then immediately turned himself into authorities. 
The murder shocked the small island and has sparked controversy over who carried out the killing.
Activists abroad allege a member of Bahrain's Sunni royal family serving in the military pulled the trigger.
Bahrain's monarchy has a long love of Britain's own royal family and in November Prince Charles and his wife Camilla visited the country, which is repeatedly accused of human rights abuses. 

Commotion as Thug Kills a Man Inside a Church in Front of the Pastor..

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A police officer at the scene of the tragic incident

A man has been brutally killed inside a church right in front of the pastor causing serious commotion in the area.

A South African man identified as Bongani Mfengu has been brutally murdered at the Thabo Mbeki squatter camp in Philippi East, near Cape Town, South Africa.

According to Daily Sun SA, the man's family is still in shock, trying to understand why he was brutally killed.

'I want to be with Carrie': Last words of Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds, 84, who died of a suspected stroke, just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died of a heart attack

Carrie Fisher's mother Debbie Reynolds (above together in 2015) died on Wednesday - a day after the Star Wars actress 

Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds died on Wednesday a day after the death of her daughter, telling family before a suspected stroke: 'I want to be with Carrie'.
The 84-year-old was rushed from her son Todd's Beverly Hills home at around 1pm after falling ill while planning her daughter's funeral. 
She died in hospital hours later. Todd Fisher revealed on Wednesday evening how his mother had been shattered with grief since his sister's death the previous day.
On the morning of her death, she told him: 'I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie,' according to TMZ. 
Carrie Fisher, 60, died on Tuesday from complications which stemmed from a heart attack she suffered on Christmas Eve while flying to Los Angeles from London.
On Wednesday, Todd Fisher said he was 'heartbroken' by their back-to-back deaths. 'She's now with Carrie and we're all heartbroken,' he said. 
While Fisher had made no funeral provisions, Reynolds knew 'exactly' what she wanted, her son previously said. 
Speaking before her death, he told New York Daily News that his famous mother had already chosen out where she would be buried and that they owned a family plot. 
All of his sister's estate would be handed over to her only daughter, Billie Lourd, he said.  
At the time of their deaths, Reynolds and her daughter enjoyed a happy, close relationship after years of estrangement.
They did not speak for 10 years when Fisher was a young adult and battling drug addiction. She would later tell how she 'didn't want to be Debbie Reynolds daughter', and was haunted by the daunting legacy of her Hollywood legend parents.
Reynolds already boasted a dazzling film career by the time she gave birth to Fisher in 1956.
Most adored for her role in the 1952 classic Singin' In The Rain, she was among a prestigious crop of actresses who became known the world over for their beauty and on-camera charm.  

Police foil plot to bomb Third Mainland Bridge, arrest suspect  



The Nigerian police has arrested a man, Abiodun Amos aka Senti who is one of the leaders of a notorious militant group that operate in Ikorodu and Arepo areas of Lagos and Ogun states for was plotting, with some of his gang members who are currently at large, to bomb the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos.
According to a statement released by Police Public Relations Officer, Don Awunah, a deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, the gang leader, Abiodun Amos, said yesterday, that his group planned to bomb the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos in November because the Federal Government failed to consider its members for amnesty.

THE WATCHES EACH PREMIER LEAGUE BOSS WEARS AND HOW MUCH THEY ARE WORTH




Sean Dyche is top of the Premier League clocks with a £45,000 watch while Bob Bradley ran out of time at Swansea this week donning a £40 timepiece
Antonio Conte is winning the Premier League managerial battle on the field but it is Sean Dyche who is top of the clocks when it comes to donning a stylish watch. 
The Burnley boss has often been spotted wearing a timepiece which costs a staggering £45,000 while Sportsmail can reveal Conte's regular matchday watch is worth £10,000. 
Our research shows Bob Bradley, who was sacked by Swansea earlier this week, paid just £40 for his watch before he was told his time was up. 

George Michael 'had three albums' worth of unreleased songs - including record he previewed at 2012 London Olympics'

Works in progress: George Michael performs the single White Light at the closing ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics

George Michael has left three never-before-heard albums that are unlikely to ever be released, it is claimed.
The perfectionist musician spent years working on each album but ultimately decided they were not ready to be released, the Daily Mirror reported.
They include Trojan Souls - which features the song shared yesterday by Michael's boyfriend, Fadi Fawaz - and White Light, which was set to be released after Michael performed the title track at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.

Another, said to be a dance album follow-up to 1990's Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1, was reportedly scrapped during a dispute with Sony.  
Yesterday Mr Fawaz, who discovered Michael dead in the bed of his home in Goring-On-Thames, Oxfordshire on Christmas Day, shared 'This Kind of Love' on Twitter. 
The song includes the  lyrics: 'Now everyone has to get over I know, but this empty house seems to get colder and colder.'
Fadi posted the link in a tweet which said simply: 'My Baby.' 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Criminal Probe of Benjamin Netanyahu Launched



Israel’s attorney general’s office has reportedly launched a criminal probe into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over allegations of bribery and fraud. Netanyahu’s government has described the accusations as false and part of an attempt to undermine his legitimacy. The reported investigation into Netanyahu stems from his foreign trips during his time as Israel’s foreign minister, in addition to an allegation that he improperly accepted 1 million euros.

BROOKLYN RAPPER TROY AVE SHOT ON CHRISTMAS DAY

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In what appears to be a premeditated hit, BK MC Troy Ave was shot in the arm and grazed in the head yesterday on his way to his mother’s house for Christmas dinner.
Troy Ave, whose real name is Roland Collins, was the target in a shooting yesterday in Brooklyn that left the rapper with a non-life threatening wound to his arm and graze wound on his head.
“Tonight, Troy Ave was targeted again… on Christmas,” Scott Leemon, an attorney for the rapper, said in a statement to Billboard Magazine. “In Brooklyn, going to meet his family for the holiday, he was shot two times. Thankfully, he will survive the second attempt on his life. As we have said from the beginning — he is a victim. We pray for his speedy recovery.”
Collins is still out on bail for the shooting at Irving Plaza this past summer that left one man dead.

VERSACE FACES A LAWSUIT AFTER A FIRED EMPLOYEE SAYS THEY USE A ‘SECRET CODE’ FOR BLACK CUSTOMERS

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The luxury fashion brand Versace is now facing a lawsuit after a former employee accuses the brand of using unfair business policies according to CNN.
Ex-employee Christopher Sampiro, says that he was fired because of his nationality after working at the outlet location in California. He claims the store in Pleasanton used a secret “code” to alert employees when Black shoppers entered the store. Sampiro says the manager instructed workers in the new-employee training to use the “D410 Code,” which is the same used for black clothing.
Sampiro then claims that he responded to the manager that he was African-America. He was later fired for which he was told that he did not fit up to part with the “luxury lifestyle”.
Versace denies these allegations and are asking for a dismissed case. The status of this hearing is scheduled for March 21, 2017.

horror Couple kill pregnant woman as they try to cut her baby from her belly


A couple who wanted children of their own but couldn’t because of cysts in the wife’s ovary, have been arrested for luring a pregnant woman and attempting to cut her baby from her womb, killing both mother and child in the process.
Thaina da Silva Pinto and her husband Fabio Luiz Lima lured 22-year-old Rayanni Christini Costa to their home under the pretence of donating baby items to her.

Thaina who is 21 years old has been married to Fabio for three years, but upon discovering she could not have children she pretended to friends and family that she was pregnant and even went as far as posting photos of her swollen tummy on social media. She then joined a Whatsapp group for people wanting to donate baby items where she then got access to pregnant women in need.

Rich kid of Instagram 'Lord' Aleem Iqbal cheats death in horror Christmas car crash



Rich kid of Instagram Lord Aleem Iqbal has cheated death in a horror Christmas car crash and then posted a picture of his wrecked luxury motor on the social media network.
The pictures posted by the 21-year-old millionaire show debris scattered across the road in Birmingham and a mangled black sports car at the side of the road.
In another photo an abandoned shoe can be seen on a pavement.
Writing on Instagram, he said: "Those metal railings could have been through my chest and today I wouldn't be here.
"That's would of been the end of my story. God really looked over me last night. (sic)"
He added that the impact had been so severe his belongings had been thrown from his car.
It is unclear if Aleem suffered any injuries in the smash or exactly where it took place.

Crude oil climbs for fourth day for fresh 2016 high


Oil prices rose for a fourth straight session on Wednesday, with traders waiting to see if OPEC will make good on its promises to cut output in the new year.
On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures for delivery in February CLG7, +0.37%  rose 31 cents, or 0.6%, to $54.21 a barrel. If it closes at that level, it’ll be the highest settlement price for a front-runner contract since June 2015.
February Brent crude LCOG7, +0.59%  on London’s ICE Futures exchange climbed 34 cents, or 0.6%, to $56.42 a barrel.
Most market participants are waiting to see if major oil producers inside and outside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will deliver on pledges to curtail production beginning next month. The deal, if carried out as planned, should reduce global supply by about 2%.
Venezuela, an OPEC member whose economy has suffered greatly due to low oil prices, on Tuesday committed to cutting 95,000 barrels a day in line with the pact.
While market participants are at present optimistic that participating nations will abide by the pact, there is still a degree of skepticism about how closely and for how long producers will comply with individual quotas.

Another train accident, another probe ordered: How can Indian Railways resurrect itself?

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Just over a month after more than 150 people were killed and nearly 200 injured when Indore-Patna Express jumped off tracks near Kanpur, another train accident took place in central Uttar Pradesh today. Fifteen bogies of Sealdah-Ajmer Express derailed near Rura in Kanpur injuring over 40.
The train was crossing a canal when the coaches toppled off the old bridge. Most of the passengers were asleep but luckily the slow speed of the train prevented casualties.
Soon after the accident, the Railway Ministry did what it does after every such incident - "ordered a probe to ascertain the cause". What happens to reports of such probes is anybody's guess. While the number of files of such inquiries keep on increasing, the big question is why the Indian Railways, the third largest rail network in the world after US and China, has been struggling to improve its passenger safety record?
According to NCRB data, 28,360 train accidents took place in 2014. What's plaguing the Indian Railways?
BRITISH-ERA INFRASTRUCTURE
The concerned authorities are going full speed to visualise PM Modi's ambitious scheme of running bullet trains in India. India and Japan have already agreed on a fully-elevated bullet train corridor between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The project would cost nearly Rs 10,000 crore.
Every Rail Budget, we see a long list of new trains being announced, keeping in view the 'sentiments' of the ruling party's vote bank. Sadly, passenger safety and security is last on priority.

Drake & Jennifer Lopez Announce Relationship


Looks like we've got a new POWER couple and we can foresee exciting new year for fans of Drake and Jennifer Lopez + the paparazzi.
While most slept early Wednesday morning, both Drake and Jenny simultaneously shared the same photo on Instagram which shows them cuddled up together. 

How Carrie Fisher's brutal wit and very public battles with drinking, drugs, men and mental health turned the scion of Hollywood royalty into the princess everyone loved

  • Earlier this year Harvard College gave Fisher the Outstanding Achievement in Cultural Humanism


  • Star Wars actress, who has died at 60 after suffering a heart attack, was born into Hollywood royalty yet spent her whole life skewering the world of celebrity
  • Fisher was the daughter of famous parents, singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds, known for her role in Singin' in the Rain - but her father left to marry Elizabeth Taylor
  • Fisher, who was just 60, smoked pot at the age of 13, used LSD by 21 and went through electroshock therapy to treat her mental health issues
  • She was briefly married to singer Paul Simon, while Bryan Lourd, the father of her daughter Billie, left her for a man and in her later years her therapy dog became her closest companion
  • 'If my life wasn't funny it would just be true and that's unacceptable,' she wrote
  • In her latest memoir 'The Princess Diarist', Fisher revealed that she and Harrison Ford had a secret relationship during the filming of Star Wars. Fisher wrote: 'It was so intense. It was Han and Leia during the week, Carrie and Harrison during the weekend'. 
  • She said that she has few regrets but she was ashamed of the effect that her drugs and mental health problems had on her daughter - but that the two were now close 

  • Carrie Fisher was as brutally frank as she was brutally funny - and it wasn't like she had a shortage of material.
    The Star Wars actress, who has died at 60 after suffering a heart attack, was born into Hollywood royalty yet spent her whole life skewering the world of celebrity.
    Her main target was her own life and her battles with substance abuse and bipolar disorder.
    Fisher, who was just 60, smoked pot at the age of 13, used LSD by 21 and went through electroshock therapy to treat her mental health issues.

    Tuesday, December 27, 2016

    Photos from the wedding ceremony of comedian, Omobaba



    Comedian Olufemi Fagade aka Omobaba got married to his girlfriend, Toyosi, in Ibadan today December 27th. The wedding was attended by his family members and friends such as Gbenga Adeyinka, Sound Sultan and others. Congrats to them. More photos after the cut...

    Criminal Police Sergeant Arrested For Bank Robbery In Rivers (Photo)

     

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    The police sergeant and bank worker caught by the security operatives

    A dubious police sergeant has finally been caught after he planned to execute a major robbery operation in a bank in Rivers State.

    The Rivers State Police Command has arrested one Sergeant Promise Ukwuoma and an employee of Access Bank, Rumuolumeni Branch, Samuel Ndudiri, who attempted to rob the bank.

    The two were apprehended after an investigation by the operatives of the Intelligence Response Team with assistance from the Technical Intelligence Unit of the Nigeria Police.

    Punch reported that the Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident and said the suspects, were arrested at about 11:35am on Friday.

    Tiny Harris files for divorce from T.I. after 6 years of marriage


    T.I.'s wife, Tiny Harris, has filed for divorce from the rapper after 6 years of marriage and 3 children together. Tiny filed legal documents for divorce at the Superior Court of Henry County in the state of Georgia on December 7. Read TMZ's report below:
    "We're told the rapper and Tiny had been going through a rough patch that started several months before an awkward photo surfaced showing Tiny pictured with the rapper's nemesis, Floyd Mayweather, and Mariah Carey at her Halloween party. 
    At the time, Tiny chalked to pressure into taking the photo next to the guy T.I.'s had beef with in the past. You'll recall the rapper and Floyd were involved in a crazy brawl on the Vegas strip back in 2014.

    Saturday, December 24, 2016

    11 tech gifts on everyone’s wish list that you can still get in time for the holidays

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    The 360 Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.
    The holiday season is finally, really, actually upon us. 
    This time of year means different things to different people, but for most of us, some gifts will be exchanged. 
    This tech list is more general. Based on what I've used, and what I've heard friends and family asking for this year. These are higher-end gadgets, but if you've got a really special giftee, I can't see them being disappointed. More importantly, these products are still available before the holidays are here.

    UN Establishes Technology Bank For Least Developed Countries

    UN Establishes Technology Bank For Least Developed Countries

    The UN General Assembly on Friday, officially established a Technology Bank to accelerate the technological Advancement of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
    Mr Gyan Acharya, UN High-Representative and Under-Secretary-General for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) disclosed this in a statement obtained by the Correspondent in New York.
    Acharya said the new UN institution was viewed as a significant achievement for the development of science, technology and innovation in the world’s poorest countries.
    He said the Technology Bank is intended to help least developed countries strengthen their science, technology and innovation capacities, foster the development of national and regional innovation ecosystems that could attract outside technology and generate homegrown research and take these advancements to market.

    Dozens of Russians died this week from drinking bath oil because they couldn't afford real alcohol

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    Russia’s “surrogate” alcohol problem took a deadly turn over the weekend, with scores of people in the Siberian city Irkutsk drinking poisonous bath oil that contained alcohol. Seventy-two have died, leaving three children orphaned, and another 46 have been hospitalized in the city that hugs the world’s deepest lake, Baikal.
    The mass poisoning was a startling reminder of the economic woes Russia has faced under the double blow of low oil prices and Western sanctions, and its growing surrogate alcohol crisis. Up to 12 million Russians each year drink surrogate alcohol, which can include perfume, after-shave, antifreeze, and window cleaner.
    “People don’t have the money to buy a normal product in the store, so they search for something cheaper, and cheaper as a rule is surrogate alcohol,” said Alexander Nikishin, director of the National Museum of Russian Vodka. “It’s a problem of people lacking money.”

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