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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Russian Shopping Mall Fire







A total of 64 people, some of them children, perished in a fire that ravaged a busy shopping mall in an industrial city in Siberia as rescue teams struggled through piles of charred rubble to recover bodies.

Russian television showed images of thick, black smoke pouring out of the Winter Cherry shopping center in the city of Kemerovo. The mall also houses a sauna, bowling alley, and multiplex cinema and was packed with people on Sunday afternoon.


Bill Gates Tells Nigerian Leaders To 'Face Facts'





Bill Gates traveled to Nigeria to publicly give its leaders some tough talk. It was a highly unusual move but the tech billionaire believes the country is facing a critical moment.

"While it may be easier to be polite, it's more important to face facts so that you can make progress," the philanthropist told a room of Nigeria's government elite that included the president.
In an exclusive television interview with CNN, Gates said he wanted to speak out to implore Nigerian politicians to focus on human capital and its large youth population.

"The current quality and quantity of investment in this young generation in health and education just isn't good enough. So I was very direct."
The tech billionaire and founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation feels that he has earned the right to speak.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

MMM founder, Sergei Mavrodi, Dies Of Heart Attack At 62










Russian businessman Sergei Mavrodi, whose MMM pyramid scheme deprived millions of Russians of their savings in the 1990s, has died of a heart attack, according to Russia media.

Reports said the 62-year-old was rushed to the hospital late on March 25 with pain in his chest and died several hours later.

Mavrodi’s MMM financial pyramid was a typical Ponzi scheme in which earlier investors receive their profits from subsequent investors. Mavrodi promised returns of 20 percent to 75 percent a month, as well as lotteries and bonuses for investors.

As soon as the number of new clients stopped growing, the pyramid collapsed, causing huge financial losses for at least 10 million people, in some cases leaving them destitute.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

What A Come Back From Two Down To Win








Manchester United squeeze back into second with a victory after falling 2-0 down early in the second-half
Andros Townsend's 11th-minute shot took a huge deflection off Victor Lindelof to leave David de Gea rooted

v  Patrick van Aanholt doubled the home side's lead just after the break when he latched on to a quick free-kick
v  Chris Smalling quickly reduced the deficit with a close-range header after being played onside
v  Romelu Lukaku brought the visitors level in the 76th minute with a low shot inside the penalty area
v  Nemanja Matic settled a pulsating contest at Selhurst Park with a long-range piledriver into the top corner

Monday, 26 February 2018

Remember Me? I AM LUKAKU






Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea

It was such a breathe taking match especially when you support one of the teams on the field. Before the match, the manager of each club has been having an unending exchange of words with each other making the fans of both clubs and other clubs to look forward to this match, something to settle the score between the two managers.

On the part of Chelsea, the team has been performing brilliantly for a while and also had a draw with Barca during one of the champion’s leagues matches while United has been more of lukewarm though also had an away draw with Sevilla in its Champions’ League fixture. However, the majority of the pundits were of the opinion that Chelsea might carry the day while the worse outcome could be a draw because the match is taking place at Theatre of Dreams, which a fortress for United.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Brutality In The Air via American Airlines







A Nigerian man claims a flight crew bound and punched him and taped his mouth shut for hours onboard a Chicago-bound flight he was taking to reunite with his family.

David Ukesone, 71, was eight hours away from landing at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, his attorney said when a dispute with flight attendants turned hostile.

"He apparently sits in the wrong seat and was told to change seats by a flight attendant," attorney Howard Schaffner told ABC News. "He didn't think he was in the wrong seat and there was an argument and, at some point, he was hit."

Man subdued after incident on American Airlines flight to Honolulu
Man dragged off flight after not giving up seat

Emirates Airlines released a statement Monday morning confirming an incident did occur.

"Emirates can confirm that a passenger on flight EK235 from Dubai to Chicago on 23 January had to be restrained by cabin crew due to unruly behaviour during the flight. The passenger was handed over to the authorities on arrival in Chicago. The safety of our passengers and crew is of the utmost importance and will not be compromised. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the other passengers on the flight for their understanding, in particular, the individuals who had assisted our crew during the flight."

U.S. Lifts Ban On Refugees From 11 'High-Risk' Countries







The Department of Homeland Security is resuming normal processing of refugees from 11 countries that had previously only been admitted on a “case-by-case” basis.

But DHS officials say they are working to implement new screening measures for applicants from those high-risk countries following a 90-day review.

Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said during a speech at the Woodrow Wilson Center Monday that the changes were aimed at better protecting the country against terrorism, crime and fraud.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Obasanjo Attacks Buhari, Asks President Not To Run In 2019





Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday, in a blistering and excoriating 13-page statement, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019.

Mr. Obasanjo, in a special press statement entitled, “The Way Out: A Clarion Call for Coalition for Nigeria Movement” said Mr Buhari has performed far below expectation and should honourably “dismount from the horse” to join the league of the country’s former leaders whose “experience, influence, wisdom and outreach can be deployed on the side line for the good of the country.”

Mr Obasanjo, a two-term president on the platform of People Democratic Party (PDP), said he felt disappointed by Mr Buhari, whom he supported during the 2015 election over then incumbent and candidate of his former party, Goodluck Jonathan.

Mr Obasanjo had written a condemnatory open letter in December 2013 titled “Before it is Too Late” where he highlighted the numerous failings of the Jonathan administration.

Mr Obasanjo argued that his decision to go against Mr Jonathan at the time was the right one, as events in the last three years have since proved, was for the good of the nation and nothing personal.

“Even the horse rider then, with whom I maintain very cordial, happy and social relationship today has come to realise his mistakes and regretted it publicly and I admire his courage and forthrightness in this regard,” Mr. Obasanjo said.

“He has a role to play on the sideline for the good of Nigeria, Africa and humanity and I will see him as a partner in playing such a role nationally and internationally, but not as a horse rider in Nigeria again.”

Monday, 22 January 2018

He's Only Quitting Arsenal To join Manchester United For Money- Wenger On Sanchez






Arsene Wenger has insisted Alexis Sanchez’s move to Manchester United is all about money.

The Gunners boss Wenger claimed 29-year-old Sanchez went to Old Trafford for one last pay day at the end of his career and the fact even Manchester City could not afford him proves it.

Sanchez left Arsenal for a mega £400,000-a-week contract, £15m signing-on fee and his four-and-a-half year deal will make him the best paid player in the Premier League.

Wenger said: “I cannot understand anybody wanting to leave Arsenal. But in 30 years of doing transfers you learn a lot about human beings.

“As a professional, it was perhaps his last contract at the top level and an important contract. After that, I accept that because we accepted that we would let him go. After that, we analyse the pros and the cons.

Monday, 8 January 2018

'Nobody Will Ever Have To Say Me Too again': Oprah






'Nobody will ever have to say Me Too again': Oprah reduces Golden Globes stars to tears with 'presidential' speech praising the women AND men leading Tinseltown's fightback from sex abuse scandals

Oprah Winfrey used her Golden Globe lifetime achievement speech to issue a rallying cry as she begged both men and women to do what they could to ensure no one ever has to utter the words 'Me Too' again. 

The actress and businesswoman received a lengthy standing ovation as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday's Globes ceremony, before saying how honoured she was to be the first black woman to receive the accolade. The 63-year-old spoke about the feelings she had as a young girl watching Sidney Poitier win the best actor Academy Award in 1964. 'It is not lost on me that, at this moment, there are some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given the same award,' Oprah said. 

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Mourinho Challenges Klopp Over Van Dijk







Mourinho challenges Klopp to explain £75m signing of Van Dijk after Liverpool boss criticised United's £89m outlay for Pogba

Liverpool signed Virgil van Dijk who became the most expensive defender ever
Jurgen Klopp criticised Manchester United for spending £89m on Paul Pogba
Jose Mourinho took opportunity to remind Klopp of this and hint at hypocrisy
He said: 'If I was you I would ask him about his comments about one year ago'

Jose Mourinho has accused Jurgen Klopp of hypocrisy over Liverpool’s £75million signing of Virgil van Dijk.

When Manchester United were pursuing a world record £89m deal for Paul Pogba last year, Klopp claimed he would rather walk away from football than pay so much for a player.

Arsenal Stars Are Sick Of SANCHEZ.









Wilshere confronted him, players want him gone and they don't celebrate his goals... 

Alexis Sanchez's face was a picture as several of his team-mates declined to join him in celebrating Arsenal's second goal on Thursday night. In truth, he shouldn't have been so surprised. If he didn't know about their feelings towards him before, he would have got the gist during a dressing-room inquest after Arsenal scraped a 1-1 draw at Southampton earlier this month. Sanchez wasn't at his best at St Mary's — a common theme so far this season. After the final whistle, a group of players made their feelings clear.

Alexis Sanchez's popularity at Arsenal has plummeted in recent months
Some members of the squad and backroom staff have had enough of the Chilean
A group of players made their feelings clear after the 1-1 draw at Southampton
Thierry Henry accused Sanchez of causing a rift in the Arsenal dressing room
Alexis Sanchez's face was a picture as several of his team-mates declined to join him in celebrating Arsenal's second goal on Thursday night. In truth, he shouldn't have been so surprised.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Game Of Thrones Stars' Salaries Are Unveiled






A new report from Hollywood trade magazine Variety has revealed that Game Of Thrones' British stars Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington and Lena Headey are each earning an eye-watering $500,000 for each episode of HBO's ratings juggernaut.

Interestingly, the big unveiling - which also shows co-stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage picking up the same hefty wage - also reveals that there's no gender pay gap between the stars, standing in contrast to the BBC's recent scandal.

The five actors, who have been a part of the popular fantasy drama since it first aired in 2011, sit at the top of the pile of the show's big earners.

MailOnline has contacted a representative for TV network HBO for comment.

Game Of Thrones, whose seventh season finale is set to air on Sunday, currently shows Kit's Jon Snow joining forces with Emilia's Mother of Dragons Daenerys to take on Lena's sinister and ruthless Cersei as their battle for the throne comes to a head.

Apple Faces Lawsuits After Saying It Slows Down Aging iPhones






SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc defrauded iPhone users by slowing devices without warning to compensate for poor battery performance, according to eight lawsuits filed in various federal courts in the week since the company opened up about the year-old software change.

The tweak may have led iPhone owners to misguided attempts to resolve issues over the last year, the lawsuits contend.

All the lawsuits - filed in U.S. District Courts in California, New York and Illinois - seek class-action to represent potentially millions of iPhone owners nationwide.

A similar case was lodged in an Israeli court on Monday, the newspaper Haaretz reported.

Apple did not respond to an email seeking comment on the filings.

The company acknowledged last week for the first time in detail that operating system updates released since "last year" for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE and iPhone 7 included a feature "to smooth out" power supply from batteries that are cold, old or low on charge.

Friday, 8 December 2017

'I HOPE YOU KNOW GOD HAS ARRIVED'-ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC TOLD MANCHESTER UNITED STAFF







Juan Mata has revealed how Zlatan Ibrahimovic made quite the first impression on Manchester United's staff when he first arrived at the club.

Ibrahimovic joined United on a free transfer in the summer of 2016, and the famously charismatic Swede introduced himself - tongue in cheek - as 'God'.

Mata revealed how the striker had the kit men 'shaking' with his typically bold demeanour and sense of humour after his move from Paris St Germain.

Mata told FourFourTwo: 'The day he arrived, we were away on pre-season, so he was on his own with the kit men at the training ground.

'They had never met him before and he's the sort of guy that garners instant respect because of the way he carries himself. Zlatan apparently looked the kit men up and down and said: "I hope you know God has arrived."