Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Kefchild just dropped this heartfelt tribute to his late mother olori maria olobayo and for all the great mums that has passed on and still living showering praises on the role of a mother in a childs life, kefchild is set to drop some great new songs in the coming month.
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Monday, February 27, 2017
The stunned faces of Hollywood's biggest superstars are caught on camera as they witness the worst blunder in Oscars history
The Hollywood A-listers seated in the front row of Sunday night's Academy Awards were just as stunned as viewers at home when it was revealed that the Best Picture award had accidentally been given to the makers of La La Land.
A photo has surfaced showing the stunned faces of Matt Damon, Meryl Streep, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and many others as one of La La Land's producers revealed that the real winner was actually Moonlight.
Announcers Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway had accidentally been given the wrong envelope by accountants with PriceWaterHouseCoopers, who tabulate the Academy's voting
The photo captures shock among the A-listers seated in the front row for the award show. Meryl Streep gaped towards the stage, while The Rock, seated behind her, looked equally confused. Sitting another row back was the Academy's president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who seemed just as out of the loop.
Ben Affleck's first reaction was to look down the row towards his little brother Casey, who won the Best Actor award, and childhood friend Matt Damon. Casey Affleck speaks with the woman next to him while Damon sits slack-jawed - completely stunned at what just happened.
Just a few moments before, another photo showed Jimmy Kimmel sitting in the seat vacated by Damon's wife. Soon after, he got up to help sort things out as the evening's host.
Other photos from the night show the celebration elsewhere in the Dolby Theatre when it was announced that Moonlight had won.
Russia has vowed to use its veto to block the measure, which would be the seventh time that Moscow has resorted to its veto power to shield its Damascus ally. The vote is scheduled for 11:30 am (1630 GMT).The UN Security Council will vote Tuesday on a draft resolution that would impose sanctions on Syria for the use of chemical weapons, diplomats said.
The proposed resolution drafted by the United States, Britain and France would slap sanctions on 11 Syrian nationals and 10 entities linked to chemical attacks in the nearly six-year war.
It would also ban the sale, supply or transfer of helicopters and related materiel, including spare parts, to the Syrian armed forces or the government.
A Boeing 737 aircraft belonging to Air Peace on Monday suffered a burst tyre while preparing for take-off at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
A top Democratic senator opens up on why Hillary lost, how Democrats can counter Trump, and why the Russia investigation is just getting started
Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island recently spoke with Business Insider while promoting his newly released book, "Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy."
Whitehouse is a fierce critic of the role that money plays in politics in a post-Citizens United America.
Elected in 2006, Whitehouse is the ranking member of a Senate Judiciary subcommittee investigating Russia's role in the 2016 election.
Business Insider discussed a number of topics with Whitehouse, including the lessons learned from President Donald Trump's election, what the Democrats must sell to voters to win in 2018 and 2020, and the continually evolving role of money in politics.
This interview has been edited for clarity.
Nigerian Army troops in conjunction with elements of Department of State Services (DSS) after painstaking effort of tracking arrested 3 suspected Chadian Boko Haram terrorists that belonged to Albaranawi faction, in Gombe, Gombe State.
The 3 Chadian terrorists suspects, Bilal Muhammed Umar, Bashir Muhammed and Muhammed Maigari Abubakar were arrested at Arawa and Mallam Inna Areas of Gombe metropolis. They were reported to be members of Albarnawi faction of the Boko Haram that operates in Chad and mostly northern part of Borno State but came to Gombe State for another heinous assignment.
During the operation, one of them, Bilal Muhammed Umar attempted to escape and was shot on the leg. He was however apprehended and is receiving medical treatment.
The 89th Academy Awards are taking place Sunday night, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on ABC. Critical darlings and hits including "La La Land," "Moonlight," and "Hidden Figures" are vying to take the top honors in Hollywood.
Below are all the Oscar winners from the live telecast, which we'll update as the show goes on:
Best Lead Actress
Isabelle Huppert, "Elle"
Ruth Negga, "Loving"
Natalie Portman, "Jackie"
Emma Stone, "La La Land" - WINNER
Meryl Streep, "Florence Foster Jenkins"
Best Lead Actor
Casey Affleck, "Manchester by the Sea" - WINNER
Andrew Garfield, "Hacksaw Ridge"
Ryan Gosling, "La La Land"
Viggo Mortensen, "Captain Fantastic"
Denzel Washington, "Fences"
Salome thought her life was over when she tested positive for Ebola, which killed her parents. But after recovering at the Elwa 3 Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia,Liberia, she began working as a mental health counselor there, helping others to fight the virus. She told her story before her demise:
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Following the report by metro-uk.com that the present Miss South Africa beauty pageant queen was arrested in London for drug trafficking, the organisers of the event has debunked the report. It was reported that she was apprehended by customs and border protection officers at London’s Heathrow Airport for carrying 2 kg of cocaine which was stuffed inside her two bags of coffee inside her briefcases. The organisers stated that they had wanted to ignore the report which they knew was false but because they have got queries from some legitimate media they decided to put the record straight. “In light of the fact that we have had queries from legitimate media outlets we would like to set the record straight. Ntando has not been arrested and she has not been caught with any drugs in her possession. She is currently in South Africa and is not in London; in fact she has never been there,” Sun International PR manager and a former Miss South Africa, Claudia Henkel
Snapchat executives faced tough questions from investors in New York on Tuesday. Most of all: why is user growth slowing?
So far, Snap Inc. has been quick to blame the slowdown on shaky Android performance.
Executives at the roadshow in New York on Tuesday said Android phone users had problems accessing the Snapchat app, particularly in the fourth quarter. They said the company hopes to alleviate issues by developing on Apple's iOS platform and on Android simultaneously.
The company had previously put greater focus on the version of its app for iPhones, the device used by the majority of its users.
To boost its numbers, Snapchat acknowledges it will need to cater to Android users too.
Former Hong Kong leader, Donald Tsang sentenced to 20 months in jail for misconduct in public office
Justice Andrew Chan told the court the seriousness of the case was due to Tsang's high position and the "breach of trust was an important and significant aspect in his criminality."
The sentencing comes after around 40 high profile Hong Kongers wrote letters in support of Tsang and calling for leniency, including the two front-runners to be the city's next Chief Executive.
Tsang also faces a potential retrial in September, after the jury failed to reach a verdict on a separate charge of bribery.
Four major US cities are experiencing a surge in homicide rates and have neared or exceeded the numbers from the 1990s, according to a study from The Wall Street Journal.
The publication looked at homicide data stretching back to 1985 and found that murder rates in Chicago, Baltimore, Milwaukee, and Memphis now look like numbers from the 1990s: an era wrought with gang violence and drug-trafficking.
The current spikes, however, were attributed in part to other factors — like poverty and unemployment, and diminishing police-community relations.
Here are a few facts from The Journal's analysis (emphasis ours):
When David Erickson leaves his home in Long Beach, California to spend several days on Panama’s southern coast, he also reluctantly gives up his smartphone.
There’s no wireless internet where he’s going, and the phone’s data capabilities don’t work there, so there’ll be no checking social media or emails. He even has to walk to a certain spot on the property to make or receive calls. “My phone just becomes a clock,” says Erickson, the founder of a digital conference calling company.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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Russian Instagram queen who risked her life dangling from 1,000ft-high Dubai skyscraper for the perfect shot is dragged before police to vow never to do it again
A Russian Instagram model, who risked her life dangling from a 1,000ft-high Dubair skyscraper for a photoshoot, has been forced to sign a statement vowing to never do it again.
Viki Odintcova, 23, was held up only by the hand of a male assistant as she leaned out into thin air from the 1,004-foot tall Cayan Tower in Dubai in a bid to get the perfect Instagram shot.
The Russian model first tilted backwards over the huge drop, before dangling high above the ground from the arm of her bearded helper.
Her video and photos went viral and was brought to the attention of the local police, who dragged her into custody.
Shocking moment a model poses on the ledge of very tall skyscraper Major General Halil Ibragim Al-Mansuri, of the Dubai Police, told The Sun: 'The actions of the Russian woman put her life at risk.'
Despite the telling off, Ms Odintcova said the police should have thanked her for highlighting safety issues at the Cayan Tower.
The Instagram queen, who has more than three million followers on social media, admitted that she was a bit nervous before the stunt.
ALL the way from Oxford University where he is a Professor of Economics, Paul Collier, bearded like one of my favourite English writers D.H. Lawrence, had flown down to Lagos to give a lecture on how to develop Lagos into a modern city, as part of the annual birthday lecture series of Prof Pat Utomi’s Centre for Values in Leadership held on February 6, 2017. It was a lecture greeted with a standing ovation at the Muson Centre, Lagos. Governor Ambode of Lagos State was there, furiously taking down notes totaling four pages. Among the guests was the Ooni of Ife who came with his sizeable entourage, dressed in white.
At the end of the lecture, the exhausted Prof Collier carrying a heavy bag was mobbed by autograph-seeking youths who had some questions for him. As the English professor was leaving the hall, a rogue whom he mistook for one of the Ooni’s people asked to assist him with carrying the bag. He handed it to him trustingly and like magic, the thief vanished into the thin air in a twinkle of an eye, with everything gone—money, passport, air ticket and most painful of all, a laptop filled with the professor’s writings. “My soul is missing,” a distraught Prof. Collier told me, a day after. I had gone to interview Prof Utomi for a book I am writing on one of the icons of African business when I stumbled on this piece of shaming story about Nigeria. It is really, really shameful and embarrassing to think of how Nigerians have totally lost their sense of dignity. As he sat there moping and waiting for a miracle to happen, Collier initially didn’t want to talk.
NASA scientists have discovered living microorganisms trapped inside crystals for as long as 60,000 years in a mine in Mexico.
These strange ancient microbes have apparently evolved so they can survive on a diet of sulfite, manganese and copper oxide, said Penelope Boston of NASA’s Astrobiology Institute in a presentation over the weekend at a conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
“This has profound effects on how we try to understand the evolutionary history of microbial life on this planet,” she said.
They were discovered in the Naica mine, a working lead, zinc and silver mine in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua.
The mine is famous for its huge crystals, some as long as 50 feet (15 meters).
ex-England footballer Phil Neville's daughter was born severely disabled, doctors wrote her off. Now she's a model - thanks to her iron will
Watching helplessly as her newborn daughter gasped for breath in the hospital incubator, her tiny chest rising and falling in frantic bursts, Julie Neville raised her eyes to the ceiling and prayed.
Little Isabella had been born ten weeks prematurely after suffering a stroke in the womb and was on 95 per cent life support to help her breathe and pump blood to her fragile heart and lungs. Five per cent more and she would have been legally pronounced dead.
Tubes criss-crossed her stomach, carrying life-saving medicine to her organs and limbs. Her tiny eyes were squeezed shut, her fists — no bigger than a fingernail — clenched in pain.
As a neonatal nurse searched for a patch of skin to put yet another line into her daughter’s frail body, Julie turned to her and asked: ‘How on earth do you do this job?’
‘Her reply has stuck with me ever since,’ says Julie. ‘She told me: “I used to work in an adult intensive care ward before I came here. If these babies were adults, they would have given up by now. But babies keep fighting. They never give up.” ’
Thirteen years later, Julie’s baby has proved that nurse right — time and time again.
From those dark early days when they feared the worst and a diagnosis of cerebral palsy when Isabella was 18 months old, she has grown into a happy, confident teenager — an inspiring feat, especially as Julie and her husband Phil, the former Manchester United and England footballer, were told their daughter would never walk, talk or lead a normal life.
Not only can Isabella walk, run, dance and play sports, she has just achieved another dream: to be signed by a top modelling agency.
Globe-trotting pollutants increase chances of developing some malignant growths four times higher than predicted
Invisible particles in the air we breathe may elevate the risk of dementia by 92 per cent, experts have warned. Toxic fumes from cars and power plants are infiltrating brain cells, causing them to swell in response. This leaves the brain at risk of succumbing to the devastating condition, according to a new study.
Experts believe that dangerous levels of pollution in cities could actually be responsible for a fifth of global dementia cases. And scientists also discovered the risk was greater for women – especially if they possess a well-known “dementia gene”.
Researchers from the University of Southern California, United States (U.S.), analysed data of 3,647 women between 65 to 79 who didn’t have dementia.
“Microscopic particles generated by fossil fuels get into our body directly through the nose into the brain,” said study co-author Professor Caleb Finch.
'I am glad to inform you that hopefully, we will be able to have these drones available, starting July 2017.'
The country which plans that a quarter of all journeys in the city will be autonomous by 2030, will have people sit inside the drones without fearing for their lives.
According to Huffington Post, the flying taxis manufactured by Chinese drone-making firm EHang can carry a person weighing up to 100 kilograms (about 220 pounds) along with a small suitcase.
Biker's chin punctured by a spiked railing after he was involved in a high speed crash (Graphic Photo/Video)
Kant's passenger landed on the road when the bike crashed and seeing what had happened to Kant, he ran to the police station to alert the police.
Monday, February 20, 2017
Over the last several weeks, the Trump administration has endured a hurricane of controversy.
Key resignations, challenges in filling his Cabinet, and other crucial federal positions, fights with the press, US intelligence agencies, and his critics have all culminated thus far in a tumultuous first month in office for President Donald Trump.
Inside the eye of this hurricane, however, Trump could soon face critical issues that have yet to fully materialize — like next week's planned replacement of his rejected immigration executive order that is likely to be challenged in courts throughout the country.
Trump was named in 42 federal lawsuits in his first 11 days as commander-in-chief, CNN reported earlier this month. Those lawsuits focus mostly on the president's original travel ban and accusations of conflicts of interest, but other questions surrounding the legality of some of the White House's statements and actions may follow.
'I'll never be friends with him again'- Drake breaks his silence on Meek Mill beef, Nicki Minaj's reunion, Kanye West & Jay-Z (video)
In a new interview with Ovo Sound Radio, rapper, Drake, has spilled out on his beef with Meek Mill, his 'reunion' with Nicki Minaj and issues with Kanye West and Jay-Z. In the long interview, Drake said he'll never be friends again with Meek Mill and that he always writes majority of his own songs.
He also addressed Kanye West's rants about him ditching Jay-z's Tidal to work with Apple's Itunes.
“Meek Mill at the time, due to some issue with Nicki [Minaj] or whatever it was, decided to create a narrative that I don’t write my own music because that was what was convenient for him at the time,” Drake told DJ Semtex on Ovo Radio..
Four-year-old Safia Adan lies in Baidoa Regional Hospital in southern Somalia with a tube through her nose. She is suffering from severe malnutrition and dehydration. At her side her worried grandmother looks up to explain that Safia first became sick after drinking water from the local well.
"The water had changed colour but we still drank it," says her grandmother. "We stopped after Safia became sick. We brought her to the city because we knew you get could get good treatment here."
They were lucky – seven people from their village are now confirmed dead and the hospital has seen a surge in children suffering from water-borne diseases such as cholera and diarrhoea.
They are the latest victims of the on-going drought ravaging Somalia that has left more than six million people, half the country’s population, facing food shortages and has seen water supplies become infected with bacteria rendering them undrinkable.
But Wenger despite growing calls from top sports analysts and stakeholders to retire, says he doesn't feel like retiring as he is only 67 and Man U manager, Sir Alex Ferguson retired at the age of 71, a statement that'll surely rile Arsenal fans.
"Ferguson has some other interests in life and he was older [when he retired] than I am today," Wenger told reporters.
- Former national security adviser Michael Flynn saw Trump's plan to lift sanctions on Russia before he resigned.
- Plan was drafted by Trump Organization Michel Cohen and Felix Sater, a Russian-American property developer.
- Cohen was named last month in the unverified Russia-Trump dossier compiled by former MI6 agent Christopher Steele as part of the "ongoing secret liaison relationship between the New York tycoon’s campaign and the Russian leadership.”
- Pro-Russia Ukrainian lawmaker Andrii V. Artemenko was also involved.
Trump Organization lawyer Michel Cohen hand-delivered a "peace" plan for Russia and Ukraine to former national security adviser Michael Flynn before Flynn was asked to resign, the New York Times reported on Sunday.
The plan, which involved lifting sanctions on Russia, was drafted by Cohen — a close confidante of President Donald Trump who has served as his organization's special counsel since 2007 — and Felix Sater, a Russian-American real estate developer who has helped the Trump Organization scout deals in Russia.
Sater, a businessman formerly linked with the Mafia who has boasted of his "relationship with Trump," told the Washington Post last May that he "handled all of the negotiations" for the Trump Organization's dealings in Russia in the mid-2000's.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Han Yolo! Harrison Ford, 74, gets back in the cockpit of a JET just three days after he nearly crashed his plane into a Boeing 737
Harrison Ford is back in the cockpit again just days after he almost crashed his single-engine plane into a Boeing 737 full of passengers.
The 74-year-old actor, who looked well dressed in dark jeans, sunglasses, a blazer and shirt, was spotted boarding a green Cessna Citation Sovereign 680 at Santa Monica Airport with his copilot before the pair jetted off together, on Thursday morning.
Just three days earlier, Ford was involved in a near miss with an American Airlines jet when he mistakenly landed on the taxiway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told TMZ they will investigate but the probe has been put on hold due to a case backlog, leaving him free to fly for the foreseeable future.
A witness who saw the Star Wars actor's harrowing miss at John Wayne on Monday claimed that Ford had 'completely misjudged the runway'.
The man told the gossip site he was looking out of the windows at the terminal, while waiting for a friend, when he saw Ford's single-engine Husky plane coming in to land.
He described the plane as looking totally out of position and like it was about to crash after Ford 'completely misjudged the runway'.
Moments before the plane hit the ground, Ford 'banked really sharp' and 'hit hard' on the adjacent taxiway, according to the witness who also snapped a photo of the landing.
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Harrison Ford, 74, is back in the cockpit of his Cessna Citation Sovereign 680, just two days after his near miss with a Boeing 737 passenger plane when he 'completely misjudged the runway '
The actor was seen boarding another private plane just days after nearly colliding with an American Airlines jet during a landing at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California