Tuesday, 15 August 2017

312 Dead As Mudslides, Flooding Sweep Through Sierra Leone Capital

At least 312 people were killed and more than 2,000 left homeless on Monday when heavy flooding hit Sierra Leone’s capital of Freetown, leaving morgues overflowing and residents desperately searching for loved ones.

An AFP journalist at the scene saw bodies being carried away and houses submerged in two areas of the city, where roads turned into churning rivers of mud and corpses were washed up on the streets.

Red Cross spokesman Patrick Massaquoi told AFP the death toll was 312 but could rise further as his team continued to survey disaster areas in Freetown and tally the number of dead.

Monday, 7 August 2017

So He Is Human After All! Gatlin Beats Bolt In 100metres

Usain Bolt was denied perfect end to his career as Justin Gatlin clinched gold at the World Championships
Gatlin clocked 9.92 seconds to beat Christian Coleman as Bolt finished third in his final individual race
Jamaican retires after next week's 4x100m relay but despite a season best of 9.95 he was comfortably beaten
Gatlin - banned twice for doping - was booed before race and celebrated wildly, putting his finger to his lips

A terrible silence met the end of the men's 100m final at the World Championships in the London Stadium on Saturday night. What was supposed to be a night of celebration turned into a night of shame. What was supposed to be a river of gold turned into a track of bitter tears.

Who Is Serial Killer Joanna Dennehy?

Psychopathic serial killer Joanna Dennehy is serving a whole life sentence for murdering three men before randomly selecting and attempting to kill two others. But who is she and how did the Home Counties schoolgirl become a cold-blooded killer?

Who is Joanna Dennehy?
Dennehy murdered Lukasz Slaboszewski, Kevin Lee and John Chapman in and around Peterborough over a 10-day period in March 2013.

Police launched a nationwide hunt to find her after the bodies were discovered in remote ditches in Cambridgeshire, but she went on to drive 140 miles to Hereford where she repeatedly stabbed two dog walkers entirely at random. Miraculously they survived.

Born in 1982 in St Albans, Hertfordshire, she was raised in a four-bedroom house in the affluent commuter town of Harpenden, Hertfordshire. A regular fixture on the school hockey and netball teams, the mother-of-two doesn't fit the bill of an archetypal serial killer.

William & Harry Reveal The Last Conversation They Had With Diana Before She Died

Prince William and Prince Harry are becoming more and more candid about their late mother, Princess Diana, as the 20th anniversary of her death approaches. In the new British documentary Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, which airs on Monday, the royals open up about the very last conversation they had with her before she died. 

"The very last memory I have is a phone call from Balmoral [Castle in Scotland]," William said. "At the time, Harry and I were running around, minding our own business, playing with our cousins and having a very good time. Harry and I were in a desperate rush to say 'Goodbye, see you later, can I go off?' If I'd known what was going to happen I wouldn't have been quite so blasé about it. That phone call sticks in my mind quite heavily."

Friday, 4 August 2017

The Transfer Move That Eclipse The World

Neymar has joined Paris Saint-Germain in a world record £198million move
The move would almost double Paul Pogba's existing world transfer record
It looks like Neymar is no more, at Barcelona at least.
The Brazilian has completed his move to French giants Paris  Saint-Germain for a world record transfer fee of £198million. He's also said to be earning more than £500,000-per-week.

The deal blows the previous record, Paul Pogba's £89million switch to Manchester United, out of the water by more than £100million.
Given the size of the deal it's easy to forget how far the record has come since transfer fees became the norm; just 20 years ago the biggest fee ever paid was still below £20million.

See below those 10 World record transfers so far:

Neymar Posted Emotional Instagram Tribute To Barcelona

Neymar has joined PSG from Barcelona in a world-record £198million deal
Immediately after deal was announced, Brazilian posted emotional video tribute
In it, he thanks Barcelona and admits he went against his father to join PSG
Neymar praises Lionel Messi, who he says is 'best athlete he has seen in his life'
Says he 'made decision with maturity I accumulated throughout those 25 years'

PSG's new £198million man Neymar has penned an emotional goodbye to Barcelona after leaving the Nou Camp for Paris.

The record-breaking move was announced on Thursday night, and just minutes later Neymar had shared a lengthy video to his 79 million Instagram followers.

Speaking to the camera as he read a message written on his phone, Neymar thanked Barcelona for the last few years and revealed his father, Neymar Sr, did not want him to leave.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Whatsapp Hits 1B Daily Users While Its Snapchat Clone Rockets To 250M

Facebook is winning the race to bring Snapchat's Stories format to the rest of the world before its originator. WhatsApp Status, its version of Snapchat Stories, now has 250 million daily active users. That's despite it being relegated to a secondary dedicated tab in the app, opposed to being front and center on the home screen like Instagram Stories which also now has over 250 million users.

Snapchat by comparison only has 166 million daily users of its entire app. That include Snapchat's private messaging feature that benefits from "Streaks" which uses gamification and emoji badges to incentivize friends to send at least one Snap back and forth each day.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Diezani Alison-Madueke Lavished $100m On Furniture, Artworks — US

The United States of America has given the details of how a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, allegedly laundered about $144m, using part of the funds to purchase a yacht, landed properties, furniture and artworks.

According to the US, while she held sway as the Nigerian petroleum minister, Diezani, who was otherwise known as “the Madam” or “Madam D,” led “a lavish and privileged lifestyle,” spending “more than one million dollars on furniture, artwork, and other furnishings purchased within the Southern District of Texas, and shipped, in part, to London and Abuja, Nigeria.”

These were contained in a 91-page “verified complaint” filed by the US Government before the US District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, where it is seeking an order to forfeit funds and assets worth $144m linked to Diezani.

Suspected Kidnappers Of Yahaya Bello's Mother Paraded

The police said on Tuesday that five suspects have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of Governor Yahaya Bello’s mother. The governor’s mother, Hajia Hawawu Bello, was abducted by some gunmen in Uvete, Adavi local government area of Kogi on May 29, 2014.

Governor Bello was the Managing Director of Fair Plus Transport Services at the time of the incident.

The suspects are – Iliyasu Suleiman (44), Danjuma Ibrahim (26), Iliyasu Obadaki (35), Alhaji Nasiru (43) and Hafiz Yakubu.

The Force Spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, disclosed this at a press conference on Tuesday in Abuja.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Trump Suggests Republicans Should ‘Protect Their President’

President Trump followed up Saturday’s Twitter tirade with a pair of tweets on Sunday saying that it is “very sad” Republicans are doing “very little to protect” him — and admitted that the investigation into his campaign’s possible contacts with Russia, while “phony,” is “taking hold.”

Earlier Sunday, Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s new communications director, said that despite the conclusions of U.S. intelligence agencies — including his own directors of national intelligence, national security and the FBI — the president is still not sure Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

“There’s a lot of disinformation out there,” Scaramucci told CNN’s Jake Tapper when asked whether Trump was prepared to sign a bipartisan bill slapping new sanctions on Russia to punish Moscow over its meddling in the election.

Tyson: Mcgregor Is Going To Get Killed Fighting Mayweather

"Conor McGregor is going to get killed boxing." That is the view of former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson ahead of next month's blockbuster showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

UFC champion McGregor will step out of the octagon and into the ring to fight unbeaten boxer Mayweather in Las Vegas on August 26.

Many have weighed in on who will win the hyped fight and now Tyson has voiced his opinion as Mayweather puts his perfect 49-0 record on the line against the unproven Irishman.

"McGregor is going to get killed boxing," Tyson told Barstool Sports on Monday. "Boxing? I got mad because I thought they were going to use MMA rules against boxing because that's what it's all about: Can the boxer beat the MMA guy?"

Monday, 10 July 2017

'Congratulations, He's The Best Striker I've Ever Seen At United': Neville

Jose Mourinho, among many others, was quick to pay tribute to Wayne Rooney following his emotional move to Everton from Manchester United, describing him as a 'model professional'.

Rooney has returned to Goodison Park on a two-year contract, 13 years after leaving for the Old Trafford outfit in a £26.5million deal.

After the move was confirmed on Sunday afternoon, Mourinho told United's official website: 'It is no secret that I have long been an admirer of Wayne; he has been a model professional throughout his time at the club and will remain in the history books for many years to come.

Wolves Goalkeeper Carl Ikeme Has Been Diagnosed With Acute Leukaemia.

The 31-year-old Nigerian international goalkeeper returned some abnormal blood tests during his pre-season testing, and will now start an immediate course of chemotherapy.

"It would be an understatement to say that everyone at Wolves has been shocked and saddened to hear the news of Carl's diagnosis," managing director Laurie Dalrymple said in a club statement.

"At the same time, we all know what a fighter and a competitor Carl is, and I have no doubt that he will take all of those attributes into this battle.

"There are going to be some very tough times ahead, but he will receive the best possible care, aided and supported by our own club doctor and medical team, as he embarks on the lengthy process of treatment."

Ikeme joined Wolves in 2003 and has made over 200 appearances for the Sky Bet Championship club.

Monday, 3 July 2017

John Terry Signs For Aston Villa

-Aston Villa confirmed the signing of former Chelsea captain John Terry after owner Dr Tony Xia's revelation
-Xia broke the news before his club and took the moment as a chance to take a dig at rivals Birmingham City
-Championship club teased the announcement to fans with a fake WhatsApp group thread featuring Terry
-In the spoof messages Terry asks 'Who's No 26?', met by some embarrassment by incumbent Jonathan Kodjia
-Terry was released by Chelsea after his role was reduced under Antonio Conte in Premier League title season
-Paul Clement says Terry chose a Championship move despite Premier League offers to avoid facing Chelsea

John Terry has signed for Aston Villa to continue his playing career beyond the age of 37 in the Championship. Villa owner and chairman Dr Tony Xia confirmed the Chelsea legend's arrival on Monday morning - before they later revealed pictures of Terry posing with the shirt. Bizarrely, they also released a fake WhatsApp group message involving Terry, Xia, manager Steve Bruce and his players welcoming him to the West Midlands.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Inside Leo Messi's Lavish Wedding

- Leo Messi is marrying childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo in Argentina
- Footballing stars from around the world have flown into Messi's hometown
- Security is tight with 450 police officers drafted in to cover the big day
- Reports in Argentina have claimed the wedding could be overshadowed by tensions in the family
- Messi dismissed speculation of a rift between the two women as 'nonsense'
- A friend added: 'The relationship between the families is really good, they get on well. Claims that they it is not are absolutely false.'

Lionel Messi, the world's greatest footballer, marries his childhood sweetheart today (left) in a lavish Argentinian ceremony (inset) but claims of a family rift threatened to overshadow the day. More than 250 friends and family - including some of football's biggest stars - have jetted to Argentina (right), 450 police officers are on duty and the bride's dress is said to have arrived from Spain on its own private jet accompanied by two bodyguards. But a source close to the Messi family told MailOnline that relations between his family and his fiancée Antonella Roccuzzo have been strained for nearly seven years. The Messi family dismissed reports of a feud between the families as 'nonsense'.