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Thursday 27 February 2014

OKLAHOMA FATHER DIES IN POLICE BRUTALITY


OKLAHOMA FATHER DIES IN POLICE BRUTALITY



(CNN) -- It was supposed to be a fun family outing to the movies, but then Nair Rodriguez' 19-year-old daughter got under her skin. They fought, she said, and she slapped her daughter.
Moments later, police arrived on a domestic dispute call at the Moore, Oklahoma, theater and confronted -- not Nair Rodriguez -- but her husband Luis. They took him down, and after the encounter on February 15, he was dead.
Cell phone video taken by his wife and released this week shows the final minutes of the takedown.
Nair Rodriguez accuses officers of brutality. Police say they were following protocol and used no undue force.

FACEBOOK'S MARK ZUCKERBERG: WHATSAPP 'WORTH MORE THAN $19 BILLION'








(CNN) -- Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, speaking to mobile tech leaders in Barcelona, said WhatsApp, the mobile messaging app purchased by the social media giant last week, was "worth more than $19 billion."
Zuckerberg's comments at Mobile World Congress, referencing the eye-watering price paid for WhatsApp, were met with surprise.
But Zuckerberg said the company was "a great fit for us. Already almost half-a-billion people love using WhatsApp for messaging and it's the most engaging app we've ever seen exist on mobile so far.
"It's on a path to connecting a billion people. There are very few services in the world that can reach that level and they're all incredibly valuable."
Zuckerberg said there were no plans to harvest data from WhatsApp messages, in answer to a question from the audience. "That's the service that people want, we would be silly to change it."
Asked if he thought concerns over privacy could be a problem for Facebook as it aims for greater global penetration, he said: "The NSA issue is a real issue, especially for American internet companies.

Wednesday 26 February 2014

FG INCREASES PASSPORT FEE BY 50%


The Federal Government has increases passport fee by 50% while applicants for change of data will pay N30,000.

The increase was contained in a circular sent to relevant government agencies at home and abroad.
The government also announced the introduction of 64-page passport for frequent travellers.
Daily Trust learnt that the circular was issued on February 17 and signed by Muhammad Babandede, Deputy Comptroller in charge of Operations/Passport.
The circular, titled “Passport Reforms” and distributed to ACG Passports, Nigerian Missions, Ministry of Foreign Affairs among others stated that the minister of Interior has approved the passport reforms.

Tuesday 25 February 2014

JONATHAN SURROUNDED BY 'INCOMPETENT' FRAUDS, SAYS SANUSI

Lagos (AFP) - Nigeria's former central bank chief Lamido Sanusi on Sunday described the president who ousted him as a simple man trying to do well who has been undermined by incompetent and fraudulent aides.
Sanusi, widely respected by economists in Nigeria and abroad, was suspended by President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday over alleged financial misconduct, a move seen by many analysts as politically motivated.

Sanusi has accused the state Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) of misappropriating $20 billion (14.5 billion euros), allegations that earned him powerful enemies across the government.
In an interview with AFP in Lagos, Sanusi said many of the people advising Jonathan are sycophants who do not speak frankly about the extent of corruption in government.

“When you sit with President Jonathan himself he appears a nice simple person who is trying his best to do his best," Sanusi said.

"His greatest failing obviously is that he is surrounded by people who are extremely incompetent, who are extremely fraudulent and whom he trusts.”
Jonathan, who has led Africa's most populous country and top oil producer since 2010, is expected to seek another term in elections next year, but must first overcome unprecedented divisions within his own party.

Monday 24 February 2014

GUNMEN KIDNAP PRESIDENT JONATHAN'S COUSIN IN BAYELSA

President Jonathan's cousin, Chief Inengite Nitabai was abducted yesterday Sunday February 23rd in the Otuoke community in Bayelsa State by unknown gunmen.
Nitabai, who is said to be the compound chief of Jonathan’s family, was abducted by 10 suspected kidnappers about 9pm yesterday. Six of the assailants reportedly forced their way into the house, while the remaining four stayed outside, monitoring activities. They robbed the home and left with chief Nitabia in his Sports Utility Vehicle.

When contacted, spokesman for the Joint Military Task Force, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, confirmed the abduction to Punch.
    “Information available to me is that a certain Chief Inengite Nitabai was abducted by about 10 unknown gunmen about 9pm at Otuoke community in Ogbia Local Government  Area by using his private vehicle. The vehicle was later recovered at Onuebum community waterfront. The Deputy Commander, JTF, Commodore Ime Ekpa and a team of security agents have visited the location to assess the crime scene.”
He said investigation was in progress to unmask the kidnappers and rescue the victim.


UGANDAN PRESIDENT SIGNS ANTI-GAY BILL, DEFYING THE WEST


ENTEBBE, Uganda (Reuters) - Uganda's president signed a law imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality on Monday, defying protests from rights groups, criticism from Western donors and a U.S. warning that it will complicate relations.

The new bill strengthened existing punishments for anyone caught having gay sex, imposing jail terms of up to life for "aggravated homosexuality" - including sex with a minor or while HIV positive.

It criminalised lesbianism for the first time and made it a crime to help individuals engage in homosexual acts. Gay rights activists in Uganda said they planned a legal challenge.

Ugandan officials broke into loud applause as President Yoweri Museveni put his signature to the document in front of foreign journalists at his State House outside the capital.

"There's now an attempt at social imperialism, to impose social values. We're sorry to see that you (the West) live the way you live but we keep quiet about it," he said.

The legislation exposes the wide gulf between the continent's often culturally conservative administrations and many of the foreign donor states that support them. Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh last week called homosexuals "vermin".

HENNESSEY VENOM GT HITS 270.49 MPH — A NEW WORLD SPEED RECORD


On February 14th, 2014, automotive history was made…again. John Hennessey — a man obsessed with speed — took his Hennessey Venom GT supercar to the Kennedy Space Center’s 3.22-mile shuttle landing strip in Florida. There, the team recorded a top speed of 270.49 mph with Director of Miller Motorsport Park, Brian Smith, at the wheel. This makes it a “new world record for 2-seat sports cars.”

Saturday 22 February 2014

TECH TIPS !


Tech Tips !

-Google offered $10b in a failed bid to acquire Whatsapp.

-Facebook eventually acquired Whatsapp for $19b($4b in cash, $12b in stock and $3b in restricted stocks to founders and employees) translating to a worth of $42 per user.

-Twitter is worth $140 per user, LinkedIn is worth $153 per user, Facebook is worth $123 per user.

-On Whatsapp, users around the world send 19billion messages daily and 1million new subscribers are ticked daily.

-Whatsapp has a solid grip on Latin America, Europe and India, regions Facebook is looking to penetrate.

-Youtube was founded by three former PayPal employees in 2005 with an initial investment of $11.5m.

-Google paid $1.65b to acquire Youtube in 2006 which translates to a worth of $48 per user.

-Statistically, Google's acquisition of Youtube in 2006 is still more expensive than Facebook's acquisition of Whatsapp in 2014.

-As at December 2013, daily bandwidth consumption accessing YouTube is more than total consumption accessing the rest of the internet combined.

-Microsoft's acquisition of Skype, Facebook's acquisition of Whatsapp and Google's acquisition of YouTube remain the biggest social media manoeuvres by the 'big boys' of the industry.

-RIM remain the T-bag of the industry and only time will tell whether their cross-platform BBM manoeuvre is a double fault or an ace.

-Google firmly remain the biggest bully of the industry, making over 140 independent acquisitions till date.

Some of Google's victims include Picasa, Orion, FeedBurner, Meebo, YouTube, Android, Motorola Mobility,...


Friday 21 February 2014

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR STABBING HER HUSBAND TO DEATH


A Washington woman is facing charges of murdering her husband who went missing 10 years ago after detectives uncovered human remains buried on her Arlington property last week.
But 48-year-old Michele Donohue is sticking to the story she told husband Byron Wright's company and a divorce court when he disappeared in 2004 - that he left her for a young, rich, redheaded woman.
Detectives never even knew Wright was missing, though his sister says she tried to report his disappearance in 2009 and was turned down.

They only started investigating his death in December when a jailhouse informant stepped up, saying he knew someone involved in the murder cover-up.
That informant knew a man named Michael Hueslein that lived on the property and helped bury the body with two other men, including the suspected murderer's current husband Joel Donohue.
The informant was sent on a visit to Hueslein who told him that the body was buried in a garage on the property underneath a concrete slab.
Detectives dug up the ground in the garage on Thursday and found severed arms and legs in the dirt and the remainder of a human body in a large plastic tote.

WIZKID- BECOMES THE FIRST NIGERIAN ARTISTE TO HIT A MILLION TWITTER FOLLOWERS




Omotola Ekehinde has been the Nigerian Facebook queen with over a million followers and sensational singer, Wizkid has joined her in another social platform, Twitter where he has hit a million followers, he had become the first Nigerian artiste to achieve such a feat within a short time.

Following him close is D’banj with 816k, Don Jazzy , 719k, 2face, 686k, and Genevieve Nnaji also have 542k followers, Wizkid joined Twitter on October 14, 2009 has tweeted 31,500 times. He’s following 1,206 people.

Meanwhile, Wizkid had been featured in Saeon’s latest song, ‘Boogie Down’. Following the success of her song, “Bust my Brain” featuring General Pype, Saeon comes harder with a new single “Boogie Down” it was produced by Maleek Berry.


Reference: Nigeriafilms

Thursday 20 February 2014

FACEBOOK BUYS WHATSAPP IN $19BN DEAL


Mobile messaging company WhatsApp is to be purchased by the social media giant Facebook in a $19bn (£11bn) deal, it was revealed last night.
Facebook announced it is to pay $4bn in cash with a further $12bn coming in stock. An additional $3bn in restricted stock will be granted to WhatsApp’s founders and employeed over four years.

The acquisition of WhatsApp was, according to Facebook, to speed up the company’s “ability to bring connectivity and utility to the world”. As part of the deal Jan Koum, the WhatsApp founder and chief executive, is to join the Facebook board.


Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO, said in a statement as the purchase was announced: "WhatsApp is on a path to connect 1 billion people. The services that reach that milestone are all incredibly valuable.
"I've known Jan for a long time and I'm excited to partner with him and his team to make the world more open and connected."


reference: belfasttelegraph

THE ELOQUENT CBN GOV SANUSI SUSPENDED BY JONATHAN


Early on February 20, 2014 President Goodluck Jonathan’s Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati disclosed that President Goodluck Jonathan has suspended the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Sanusi Lamido and appoints Dr. Sarah Alade as Acting Governor.

See statement below:

Having taken special notice of reports of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria and other investigating bodies, which indicate clearly that Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s tenure has been characterized by various acts of financial recklessness and misconduct which are inconsistent with the administration’s vision of a Central Bank propelled by the core values of focused economic management, prudence, transparency and financial discipline;

NURSES BEGIN NATIONWIDE STRIKE MONDAY, OVER 34 YEARS JUDGMENT






According to Nigeria Tribune, nurses in Nigeria (National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) ) have declared on Wednesday that comes next week Monday “an indefinite and total strike” will be embarked on if the Federal Government failed to fully implement the judgment of the Industrial Arbitration Panel (IAP) which was given 34 years ago, and the subsequent judgments recently delivered by the National Industrial Court (NIC) and the Court of Appeal.

Addressing a press conference at its national headquarters in Abuja, the president of the union, Abdulrafiu Adeniji, frowned at the continuous refusal of the Federal Ministry of Health to comply with the IAP awards and the NIC judgment, saying that the nurses had been patient for 34 years.

Wednesday 19 February 2014

MAN BEATEN TO DEATH AFTER STEALING HIS ROOMMATE'S CHICKEN FOOT


A 52-year-old Tampa man is facing manslaughter charges after allegedly beating his roommate to death in a dispute over a chicken foot.
James Jugo allegedly attacked Benjamin Calderon, 56, after he took the chicken foot from a skillet where Jugo was cooking, it has been reported.
An autopsy revealed Calderon, who had recently become homeless, suffered internal bleeding after being hit numerous times on the face, neck and elsewhere.

A witness told police that she saw Jugo hit Calderon with a board.
Mr Calderon's brother Bolivar told the Tampa Bay Times how he had moved in with Jugo after staying at a shelter.
He said his brother, who leaves a mother, two brothers, a sister and children, had been trying to save money for a license so he could work as an armed security officer.

OBAMA ASKED HBO CHIEF FOR ADVANCED EPISODES OF GAME OF THRONES



It has been well documented that President Obama is a fan of quality TV dramas and he has now furthered his popular culture credentials after requesting advance copies of hit shows Games Of Thrones and True Detective.
The President of the United States of America reportedly made the request to HBO chief executive Richard Plepler at a state dinner for France last week.

The President has previously been reported to have been working his way through the box-set of Breaking Bad and is also said to be a fan of political drama House Of Cards and Boardwalk Empire

According to the New York Times, Mr Obama was hoping to receive DVDs of Game Of Thrones and True Detective from Mr Plepler to watch over the Presidents' Day Weekend.
The paper has reported the President asked Mr Plepler: 'Where is my True Detective and Game Of Thrones?'

In December, MailOnline reported how Mr Obama was a fan of critically-acclaimed dramas produced by cable networks.



WWE OWNER VINCE MCMAHON 'SNIFFING AROUND' NEWCASTLE UNITED




World Wrestling Entertainment owner Vince McMahon has been linked with a shock move to take full ownership of Premier League side Newcastle United in what would be one of the biggest shocks to world football ever seen.

McMahon is reported to be interested in purchasing the club from current owner Mike Ashley, and a bid could materialise in the not too distant future with the Londoner keen to sell the Magpies. But does that mean we’ll be seeing a Geordie edition of the showcase event Wrestlemania anytime soon? Well, yes. We very well could be.
British website www.winnersports.co.uk have claimed the billionaire has been “sniffing around” the club with a view to making a bid.

They claim a Newcastle insider said: “Vince McMahon has been sniffing around the club and seems keen on pursuing his interest.


“He sees England as an untapped market for his wrestling empire. He has even indicated he could put on wrestling bouts at St James’s Park

Monday 17 February 2014

ARSENE WENGER SLAMS JOSE MOURINHO, CALLING HIS REMARKS 'SILLY' AND 'DISRESPECTFUL'

Arsène Wenger hit back at Jose Mourinho on Sunday night, claiming that the latter was an embarrassment to Chelsea and “silly” and “disrespectful” for his latest attack on him.
As the animosity between the pair deepened, Wenger responded for the first time to Mourinho’s “specialist in failure” comments on Friday in the aftermath of Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Liverpool in the FA Cup fifth round, when the visitors felt aggrieved not to be awarded a second penalty by referee Howard Webb.
  
“I do not want to go into those silly, disrespectful remarks,” Wenger said immediately after the game. “I never spoke about him in my press conference and I will not start that. The only thing that I know, it is more embarrassing for Chelsea than for me.”

In his post-match press conference the Arsenal manager was just as unimpressed with what Mourinho had said. “I am embarrassed for him, honestly,” Wenger insisted, again denying he had said anything to insult Mourinho in the first place. “I would say that I didn’t speak about him at all in my press conference [on Friday]. Let’s focus on things in football. I am more disappointed for Chelsea than for me.”

POLICE SMASH MAFIA DRUG SMUGGLING PLOT





A plot by Italy's 'Ndrangheta mafia and one of America's most notorious crime families to smuggle hundreds of millions of pounds' worth of cocaine into Europe from South America was smashed last week by arrests on both sides of the Atlantic.

The criminal groups had been plotting to hide cocaine in liquid form in tins of pineapples and coconuts and then smuggle it via a new route through Gioa Tauro, a massive container port in Calabria, the southern Italian region which is the 'Ndrangheta's stronghold.

The tins of fruit were to have been handled by a Guyana-based firm, with a Mexican drug cartel acting as an intermediary.

The plot, which was in an advanced stage, was thwarted as a result of investigations over a two-year period by undercover agents in both countries.

Friday 14 February 2014

TYRESE: WANTS HER EX JAILED FOR BEING CONTEMPTIBLE



TYRESE: WANT HER EX JAILED FOR BEING CONTEMPTIBLE

According to report reaching LL (Lasgidi Life) via TMZ, it was reported that Tyrese Gibson has made good on his promise to go after his ex-wife for not letting him visit their kid ... and worst case scenario for her is JAIL.

TMZ broke the story ... cops came to Norma Gibson's home Tuesday night over Tyrese's right to take their 6-year-old daughter away for a visit.  The cops talked to a very upset Tyrese and left.  Tyrese left too ... without his daughter.

He's now filed a formal motion with the court to hold Norma in contempt for violating their custody order.  In the legal doc -- obtained by TMZ -- Tyrese quotes from the custody order, which seems pretty clear -- "[Tyrese] shall have custody of Shayla every Tuesday with pick-up from school, and if no school, pick-up from [Norma's] residence at 10:00 a.m."

It's interesting -- Tyrese showed up Tuesday NIGHT -- not at 10 AM.

We're told Norma told Tyrese their daughter was sick and that's why she wouldn't let her go.

Read more: tmz

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: WIZKID – ON TOP YOUR MATTER








VIDEO: WIZKID – ON TOP YOUR MATTER

Wizkid has finally released the video of his song 'On Top Your Matter'.
Watch and add your comment


GOLDIE'S NEW & LAST VIDEO--IN MEMORY OF GOLDIE







This video was part of the last work that was done by Goldie before her departure from this World.



This particular new video was released in remembrance of this music icon and for her fans to keep alive her work, her legacy and love for music.


Sharing Love On Val's Day Through The Remembrance Of The Departed Goldie






This video is titled ‘Give it to me’ featuring J Martins


Thursday 13 February 2014

BEYONCÉ & SOLANGE HOST ‘LIQUID GOLD’ BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR KELLY ROWLAND [PHOTOS]






Kelly Rowland celebrated her 33rd birthday last night in New York City with a party hosted by her girls Beyoncé and Solange.

The all-gold-themed celebration featured gold balloons, party favors, and tons of food.
The menu offered chicken, filet mignon, tempura, and crab ravioli in a variety of dipping sauces including teriyaki, creole mustard, and coconut curry.

During the evening, Kelly was presented with a gold cake with an elephant on top.
“Happy Birthday Sis!” wrote Bey, who posted the party photos on her Tumblr page.(more pics below)

DBANJ, PRESIDENT JONATHAN & OTHER BILLIONAIRES AT ASO ROCK





As he is making his marks in the music industry, Dbanj (Ejanla) also is trying to make impact in the socio-political arena of Nigeria by engaging in activities that make him meet and dine with who is who in Nigeria Politics and Business World.

Dbanj was in Aso Rock with President Goodluck Jonathan and billionaires like Dangote and Femi Otedola to witness the launching of the Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan and National Enterprise Development Program. Other top dignitaries from different facet of work also attended this occasion


Wednesday 12 February 2014

FATHER BEATS 4-YEAR OLD SON TO DEATH IN LAGOS









This is one of the most touching stories I had to share on this blog. This is act is not a trait of a father or human being but that of a beast and insanity. I don’t know but my spirit is so down and all I could wish for is that the story is not true.

According to PM News,  a beast called father has allegedly beaten his four-year old son to death, padlocking his mouth to prevent him from shouting while the beating lasted. This occurred on Monday afternoon at 7, Adetola Adelaja Street, Meiran area of Lagos, southwest Nigeria..

PM News gathered that the man, Mr. Chris Elvis, who claims to sell computer accessories, allegedly locked his son, Godrich in the room, padlocked his mouth and beat him to death with an object that inflicted deep cuts all over his body, claiming that the boy was an Ogbanje (evil child that dies and reincarnates repeatedly).

The man landed in trouble when his landlady, Mrs Popoola who was in the market, was informed that something was happening in her house. She rushed home and discovered that the boy had been beaten to death by his father.

She rushed to Meiran Police Station to report the matter. The police stormed the house around 9 O’clock last night to arrest Elvis who was about to escape.

US BILLIONAIRE DONALD TRUMP BUYS IRISH COURSE FOR £12.4M




US billionaire Donald Trump has bought Doonbeg golf course in the west of Ireland after losing a legal challenge to an offshore wind farm project within sight of his Scottish golf resort.
The flamboyant tycoon paid in the region of £12.4m after receivers were appointed earlier this year – although he will have to spend around €1m immediately on storm damage repairs.

Mr Trump said he was switching his focus to Ireland after a Scottish judge rejected his legal action against a wind energy project off the Aberdeenshire coast, although he has vowed to appeal the Scottish decision.


Mr Trump had claimed the offshore turbines would spoil the view from his luxury golf course there. His new focus on Ireland may raise hopes that Mr Trump will look north of the border again.

GAME OF THRONES STAR-EMILIA CLARKE NAMED WORLDS MOST DESIRABLE WOMAN



Game Of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke has been named the world's most desirable woman.
In a global vote for the AskMen website, which saw more than a million votes cast, Clarke was voted top.

Clarke has set pulses racing as dragon-rearing Daenerys Targaryen in the hit HBO series largely shot in Northern Ireland.

The poll asked readers to base votes on sex appeal, character and talent to compile its Top 99 most desirable women of 2014 list.

Runner-up was Alison Brie from TV's Mad Men while model Emily Ratajkowski who featured in the video for Robin Thicke single Blurred Lines was third.


Model Cara Delevingne was ranked at 13 and the Duchess of Cambridge was in 35th position.

Tuesday 11 February 2014

NEW YORK MOST WANTED DRUG BARON CAUGHT IN MEXICO


Mexican officials say federal police have arrested a man suspected of leading a drug cartel that moved 76 tons of cocaine into the U.S. between 2000 and 2003.
The U.S. has been offering a $5 million reward for the capture of Tirso Martinez Sanchez, 47, who was arrested Sunday in the city of Leon.
Officials say Martinez worked with powerful cartels including the Carrillo Fuentes and Beltran Leyva organizations, as well as Colombian smugglers Victor and Miguel Mejia Munera.

Martinez is being held in the high-security Altiplano prison in Leon, Mexico.
The State Department says Martinez's group used front companies to smuggle cocaine in boats, rail tankers and trucks across Mexico's border with California and Texas and on to major U.S. cities.
He is wanted on charges filed in New York.

Monday 10 February 2014

ARSENE WENGER FALLS AT LIVERPOOL LIME-STREET STATION AFTER ARSENALS-5-1 DEFEAT



The shocking result of Saturday match between Liverpool and Arsenal made the Gunners manager devastated to the extent that he fell while at
Liverpool Lime Street Station

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TWO FRIENDS WRONGLY JAILED FOR MURDER SET FREE AFTER 20 YEARS




Two Brooklyn men who spent over 20 years in jail for a brutal crime they didn't commit were finally exonerated this week.
Antonio Yarbough and Sharrif Wilson were imprisoned for the 1992 murders of Yarboughs mother, younger sister, and a cousin.
A Brooklyn District Attorney concluded that new DNA evidence proved their innocence and decided their wrongful conviction was prompted by police manipulation and forced coercion.


The Huffington Post reports that Yarbough was the one who discovered his family's bodies so he felt compelled to call police to the scene of the crime.
Afterwards, cops asked a shocked and grieving Yarbough to come down to the station to help them figure out who murdered his family. The boys were in their early 20s, frightened, and vulnerable to suggestion.
'Before you know it, I had this photograph shoved in my face, and I was being threatened and slapped around, and they wanted me to sign a false confession. And I wouldn't,' Yarbough said.

Yarbough's friend Wilson was also asked down to the station and was pressured and coaxed into saying that Yarbough was the culprit behind the bloody murder.
'I was scared, afraid; I was lied to, manipulated into believing that I was going to go home, if I do tell ... what they said happened.' Wilson said.
In 2005, Wilson actually admitted to falsely confessing that his friend committed the crime. Later on, there was cold hard evidence to prove that they were both innocent.

Thursday 6 February 2014

MEET THE WORLD'S MOST PROLIFIC CREDIT CARD HACKER



(CNN) In 2007, Ukrainian Maksym Yastremsky was the most prolific credit card hacker in the world. He'd stolen over 40 million cards from mostly U.S.-based retailers. He'd cost credit card companies over $11 million.

In 2008 he was arrested in Turkey after the U.S. Secret Service infiltrated his network. Here's how they did it:

Flashback to 2004, when the Secret Service -- which handles currency crimes -- got wind of a criminal ring using stolen credit cards to buy high end electronics in the Los Angeles area.

Rather than bust the ring outright, they struck a deal. The ring leader would introduce an undercover Secret Service agent to the source of his stolen credit cards under the guise that the agent was a new partner in the criminal ring. Naturally, the idea was to move up the food chain, and ultimately nab the cyber criminals at the heart of the hacking underworld.

"So what I ended up doing was communicating via instant message and I started talking to people in South East Asia," said the undercover agent, in an exclusive interview with CNN.

Related: Target to invest in chip-based cards

As part of the ruse, the agent explained that he needed all the tools to start a new ring that used phony cards to make purchases -- the machines to make the cards, the special plastic to make them out of and, most importantly, the stolen card numbers. For those, he was connected with Yastremsky.

"He had the most recent, the largest credit card data," said the agent. "Often times I knew about the breaches before they were being reported. These people were my friends online and they were selling me their new databases as they were getting them straight from the breach."

Yastremsky worked with a variety of hackers to steal the data -- sometimes placing malware directly on the networks at major retailers. As soon as you'd swipe your card, the criminals would have your info.

 To solidify the burgeoning relationship -- and to help build the criminal case -- it was decided that the agent would meet with Yastremsky in person. Up until then their meetings had only been online, and Yastremsky was known only by his internet handle -- Maksic.

Wednesday 5 February 2014

EDEN HAZARD THE FINEST YOUNG FOOTBALLER IN THE WORLD-JOSE MOURINHO


Jose Mourinho described Eden Hazard as the finest young footballer in the world after the winger helped Chelsea end Manchester City's 100 percent home league record.
Branislav Ivanovic got the only goal in Chelsea's 1-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium but winger Hazard, 23, maintained his excellent recent form. And while Chelsea manager Mourinho believes Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo rank above the Belgian for now, he feels Hazard has the ability to get better still and challenge them.

He said: "I keep saying he has to improve. He needs to have his feet on the ground. Ronaldo and Messi are Ronaldo and Messi. Eden Hazard is probably the best young player in the world with legs to go there, but give him time."

Chelsea became the first team to stop City scoring at the Etihad Stadium in the league since Birmingham drew 0-0 in November 2010. And their central defenders Gary Cahill and John Terry excelled, prompting Mourinho to say he had no problem if the Chelsea captain comes out of international retirement to go to next summer's World Cup.

Without Terry, England manager Roy Hodgson has partnered Cahill with Everton's Phil Jagielka in the centre of defence.


Mourinho added: "I think Jagielka did a very good job but John is playing amazingly well. Now it is up to the FA, to Roy and to John. The decision they make is the decision I accept."

CHAN 2014 BEST XI -UZOENYI, ALI & ODUNLAMI INCLUDED

The Super Eagles trio, alongside eight other players from three countries, made the best eleven of the just-concluded 2014 African Nations Championship

Ejike Uzoenyi, Rabiu Ali and Kunle Odunlami have been named in the best eleven of the just-concluded African Nations Championship staged in South Africa by the Confederation of African Football (Caf).

Nigeria, Ghana and champions Libya had three players each featured in the squad, while Zimbabwe supplied the remaining two players.

Libya goalkeeper Mohamed Abdaula was picked in goal, behind a back line featuring Nigeria’s Kunle Odunlami, who had a fantastic tournament, Partson Jaure of Zimbabwe, Joshua Tijani of Ghana and Libya’s Ali Salama.

The most valuable player of the competition, Ejike Uzoenyi, led the midfield, that also paraded Kudakwashe Mahachi of Zimbabwe, Ghana’s Jordan Opoku and Mohamed Elgadi of Libya.

Rabiu Ali of Nigeria made the attack with Ghana’s Seidu Bansey who did not find the back of the net throughout the championship.


However, no Super Eagles player was good enough to make the reserve of the competition’s best according to Caf.

TUBE STRIKE DISRUPTS JOURNEYS FOR LONDON COMMUTERS


(The Guardian) Overground trains and buses reported to be highly congested as severely limited service operates across tube network
The first of two days of transport misery has begun for commuters in London after a 48-hour strike by tube workers started on Tuesday night.

Vastly diminished services and the closure of many stations has disrupted journeys for London Underground customers. No tube trains were running until around 7am on Wednesday, although managers, non-union staff and volunteers have started a limited service on sections of most lines.

However, some major central stations were reported to be closed despite plans to keep them running, with large queues of would-be travellers outside.

Overground trains and buses were reported to be highly congested.


London Underground plans to run some services until 11pm on Wednesday and Thursday with a slimmed down staff and Transport for London (TfL) "ambassadors" deployed to give advice at stations. The majority of lines are only operating intermittent trains along sections of the route, without stopping at every station.

Tuesday 4 February 2014

DEADLY SCHOOL SHOOTING IN MOSCOW


MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Moscow high-school student shot a teacher and a police officer dead and held more than 20 other students hostage in a classroom on Monday before he was disarmed and detained, police said, just days before Russia hosts the Winter Olympics.

In a rare school shooting in Russia, the attacker entered his school in northern Moscow carrying a rifle and held students and a teacher hostage in a biology classroom, police in the capital said.

Police later said the attacker had been detained and had been led out of the school and into a waiting car. According to the Lifenews website, he initially shot one officer and then opened fire at others who arrived at the scene.

"The person who took 20 people and a teacher hostage is a student in the upper classes at the same school. He has been neutralized and all the students have been freed," Interior Ministry spokesman Andrei Pilipchuk said on state TV.

Monday 3 February 2014

JUSTIN BIEBER & PAL ON TOPLESS STRIPPER (18+)




(TMZ) Say this for Justin Bieber ... at least he shares ... even when it comes to strippers' boobs -- as seen in this photo of Justin and his pal Khalil Sharieff sucking on one breast each during a recent party.

According to sources with direct knowledge ... the stripper, who came fully-loaded with giant fake breasts and a classy rainbow-colored Playboy tattoo, was hired to "perform" for Justin and his pals during a party at an L.A. recording studio.

During the festivities, Justin and Khalil decided to get a taste of the action ... at the same time ... with Justin taking a love-bite out of the left mammary for good measure.

Sources at the party say the stripper looked old enough to be Justin's mother ... maybe that explains the urge to breast-feed.


Reference: tmz

ANOTHER NOLLYWOOD ICON IJEOMA OKORI DIES DURING CHILD BIRTH








Another death is been recorded in Nollywood again, making total of more than three deaths within a week, the industry is really having a sad face, the death of Nollywood actress, Ijeoma Okori has been confirmed, she was not only a star actress but a strong member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Rivers State chapter.


From what we gathered, she died during the process of child birth, We were further informed that the woman died alongside her twin baby. Rest in peace

2FACE, BLACKFACE AND FAZE RE-UNITES ON STAGE





They are the one of the best musical groups to come out of Nigeria. They took the music scene by storm as a group and they were the focus of attention regarding entertainment gist until they parted ways. These Festac bred guys were sensational with their voices, lyrics and performances. But like a star gone too soon, their group fame vanished into thin air when the group scattered.


According to Nigeria films.com, these three Tubaba, Faze and Black Face surprised fans last night as they perform together at a Nigeria Breweries Event in Festac, Lagos state. it was a big shock, It was their first performance together since their reunion at 2face Idibia's album concert in April 2012

We hope it is for the better

Saturday 1 February 2014

WOMAN ELECTROCUTED ON TOP OF TRAIN

(The Guardian) A woman is in a serious condition in hospital after climbing on to the top of a freight train in London and getting severely burned by live overhead cables.

The 22-year-old touched the 25,000-volt wires on Wednesday night and was thrown six metres on to the platform at Hackney Wick station.

Witnesses said that the woman removed her high heels and climbed on to the train before spending 15 minutes dodging between carriages, at one point posing for friends who were watching and laughing from the platform. Then there was an explosion.

Alexandra Rucki, a journalist from Tooting who witnessed the incident, told the Evening Standard: "I was walking up the platform when I saw a huge bang, it looked like a firework."

"I saw a group of people crying and saying 'oh my god' running away from the bridge. I spoke to a man on the platform who was crying and said someone touched a cable and exploded into bits.

"A train pulled into the platform so I walked up and saw someone all covered in black lying on the floor surrounded by people on the opposite platform. It was eerily quiet."

Another witness added: "I think she might have ended up between the wires and then went into one of them. It was like an explosion so loud you couldn't hear if she screamed or said anything at all.