Tuesday 28 February 2017
Donald Trump's finally weighing in on the Oscars, and thinks the whole Best Picture snafu happened because the show's producers were busy throwing insults at him.
The prez says "I think they were focused so hard on politics they they didn't get the act together at the end." It was Trump's first comment on the award show and he wasted no time jabbing back at the production.
He told Breitbart News, "It didn't feel like a very glamorous evening. I've been to the Oscars. There was something very special missing, and then to end that way was sad."
As Trump's shots go it was pretty subtle, but sure seems like he was paying attention to Jimmy Kimmel mocking him during the show, and the epic screwup at the end.
This is the guy who we're told is responsible for the biggest screwup in Oscar history ... the guy who handed Warren Beatty the wrong envelope.
His name -- Brian Cullinan -- an accountant at Pricewaterhouse. He's a veteran ... 30 years at the accounting firm.
Here's the thing ... Brian was supposed to discard the spare Best Actress envelope and hand Warren Best Picture.
Monday 27 February 2017
As Spurs chased a result against Gent that seemed to be slipping away from them, the last thing they needed was a moment of madness from a key player. Unfortunately for Tottenham, Dele Alli has history when it comes to a rush of blood. On Thursday night he added a new form of ill-discipline to his multi-tool belt, brutally hacking down Brecht Dejaegere in the 39th minute. It was the first time Alli has been sent off in his nascent career.
Tottenham crashed out of the Europa League as they failed to throw off their Wembley curse and get past Gent in the last 32. Christian Eriksen had put the home side ahead after just 10 minutes, but a Harry Kane own goal put the Belgian side level not long after, and handed Gent an away goal
Jose lands his first piece of silverware at Manchester United as Zlatan strikes late to break Southampton hearts after Gabbiadini's double had hauled underdogs level in thriller at Wembley
Southampton had the better team, Manchester United the better player. The player, in fact. Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The one, the only. This was his cup, as much as theirs. It was a great game and Southampton had the best of it. Yet they were never in front and there was always the danger it would end in tears. Why? That man. There was never a significant period of the game in which United dominated, but nor was there a moment when Ibrahimovic did not look capable of being the deciding factor. What a player he is. For all his achievements across Europe, it has taken this, a season in the twilight of his career, to convince the sceptics here of his greatness.
Brazil's universities of crime: Inside the South American prisons where gangs fight for dominance in bloody massacres so they can recruit new inmates
Inside Brazilian prisons, ruthless gang leaders don't just recruit dangerous inmates but target the more than 250,000 prisoners who are in for lesser crimes to join their organizations. For years, Brazil's two most powerful gangs had a non-aggression pact. But that truce ruptured in October, for reasons experts say are still unclear, leading to riots in several prisons.
At least 130 inmates have been killed in lockups nationwide since January 1. In two prisons in the northern Amazon region, extreme overcrowding and squalid conditions form the backdrop of gang recruiting.
Guards, administrative prison staff and families of inmates of both prisons said gang leaders ordered newcomers to join killing sprees and dismember and behead the dead.
Friday 24 February 2017
Leicester City sacked manager Claudio Ranieri on Thursday night less than a year after their incredible run to the Premier League title.
With the Foxes hovering just one point above the relegation zone, the Italian was relieved of his duties after the team returned home from Wednesday night's 2-1 Champions League defeat to Sevilla.
In announcing Ranieri's departure, the club paid tribute to his achievements as the club's 'most successful manager of all time' but said their perilous league position required action.
Thursday 23 February 2017
Leicester's lifeline: Vardy keeps Foxes in Champions League hunt with vital away goal against Sevilla after they'd fallen two behind
Leicester had done nothing. Nothing to worry Sevilla. Nothing to suggest they had a hope in the rebound. Nothing to indicate this Champions League season was to be anything other than an anomaly, a collection of souvenirs to remind of better days.
And then the most unusual thing happened. Jamie Vardy scored. Remember when that statement did not cause surprise. Remember when he used to do it for fun. Well, briefly, it was just like old times. Demarai Gray, who made a huge impact as a second-half substitute, worked the ball through to Danny Drinkwater on the left, he whipped it in, and there was Vardy – all movement and poacher’s instinct to put it beyond goalkeeper Sergio Rico.
Man United cruise through to Europa League last-16 as Mkhitaryan kills off Saint-Etienne before getting injured as Bailly sees red
SAINT-ETIENNE 0-1 MANCHESTER UNITED (agg: 0-4) - CHRIS WHEELER AT THE STADE GEOFFREY-GUICHARD: Life without Wayne Rooney continues to go swimmingly for Manchester United. Five games played since their captain last appeared. Five wins, 11 goals scored, one conceded. The latest victory confirmed United’s progress to the last 16 of the Europa League at a boisterous Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Wednesday night as Jose Mourinho’s side built on a commanding three-goal lead from the first leg to secure a comfortable passage into Friday’s draw in Nyon.
Thursday 16 February 2017
The other day, I was in the midst of those I thought were reasonable people - a small group of lawyers, engineers and realtors or real estate guys, and as usual, the topic of conversation was our dear country Nigeria. Then someone said, "Abegi President Buhari should bring back our corruption," and to my surprise, everyone was laughing. I missed the joke, but I could swear the speaker was expressing the sentiment of the people I was with who were engulfed in a mumu laughter.
Who in Nigeria wey go say him no know say corruption na 99% of our wahala? Abeg why e be say na so so mumu mumu people full dis country? How can anybody govern a people who celebrate corruption the way we do and then cry foul when the damage is done, as though they had no idea where it came from? Kai, weytin be our problem Sef!
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) has arrested a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu, following the recovery of $9,772,800 and £74,000 cash from him.
Mr. Yakubu is being detained in an EFCC facility in Kano, The Nation newspaper reported.
The cash was hidden by the suspect in a fire-proof safe at his brother’s house in the slums of Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna metropolis.
Mr. Yakubu was subsequently arrested and taken to Kano for interrogation.
Sources said he admitted the ownership of the money which he described as a gift.
He did not name the givers.
Monday 13 February 2017
Some operatives of Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a lady in Agbor, Delta State, for drugging her friend, a medical doctor, in a hotel in Ojodu area of Lagos and carting away his car, laptop and mobile phone.
The lady, Mitchel Harrold, 37, from Warri, Delta State was on Tuesday arrested after the operatives traced her through a car dealer in Lagos, whom she had engaged to help perfect import papers for the stolen Volkswagen Passat Wagon, 2001 model.
Sunday 12 February 2017
The gap between blacks and whites in income is big, but nowhere near as big as the gap in wealth. According to the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances, as of 2013 the median white household had $13 in net wealth for every $1 in net wealth of the median black household. For whites vs. Latinos, the gap was only a bit smaller, $10 vs. $1.
A new study trashes most of the conventional explanations—and solutions—for the wealth gap. It’s called The Asset Value of Whiteness: Understanding the Racial Wealth Gap. It’s by researchers at Brandeis University and a public policy group called Demos. The table of contents says it all:
Friday 10 February 2017
Former world number one Tiger Woods has accepted that he will “never feel great” again after suffering a number of back and knee injuries in recent years.
The 14-times major champion returned to action in December following a 15-month layoff but was forced to pull out of the Dubai Desert Classic last week after the first round due to a back spasm.
“There were a lot of times I didn’t think I was going to make it back. It was tough, it was more than brutal,” Woods told Dubai magazine Vision.
The 41-year-old American has racked up 79 PGA Tour victories in his career but has not won a major championship since 2008.
Thursday 9 February 2017
President Donald Trump defended his power to put limits on who can enter the U.S., saying it shouldn’t be challenged in the courts even as a three-judge panel weighs whether to reinstate restrictions on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations.
Trump appeared before a conference of police chiefs and sheriffs in Washington Wednesday, reading from a U.S. statute giving the president authority to stop the entry of “any class” of foreigner. The San Francisco-based court of appeals won’t issue a decision Wednesday, a court spokesman said.
“You can suspend, you can put restrictions, you can do whatever you want,” Trump told the chiefs, after reading the law. “It just can’t be written any plainer or better.”
Earlier, in a posting on Twitter, Trump warned of dire consequences if his ban isn’t reinstated.
Tuesday 7 February 2017
Manchester United outclassed Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Sunday, strolling to a 3-0 victory. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Juan Mata got the goals as Jose Mourinho's men closed the gap on the top four. Don't worry if you missed anything during the dominant display from the Red Devils, because Sportsmail's eagle-eyed team made sure the all-important finer details were preserved for posterity
Gabriel Jesus enhanced his growing popularity at Manchester City with two goals on his full home debut, the second coming in added time to snatch a dramatic victory against Swansea at the Etihad. Gylfi Sigurdsson looked as though he had dealt City's title hopes a potentially fatal blow and given Paul Clement's side a vial point in their battle against relegation when he struck in the 81st minute to cancel out the Brazilian's first-half opener. But with almost two of the four added minutes already played, David Silva crossed for Jesus to head goalwards from close-range. Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski kept it out but fumbled the ball, and City's new £27million signing tucked away his third goal in two games; much to the relief of Pep Guardiola as his side go up to third.
By Chris Wheeler
Sunday 5 February 2017
- · Relationship expert reveals the subtle phrases can be the most damaging
- · Saying your partner would do something if they really loved you is a no-no
- · Should not compare partner to other people as it leads to confrontation
- · Instead of harking back to early days of relationship, tell them what you want
We're all guilty of blurting out the wrong thing in the heat of an argument, or when we're feeling slighted.
But now a relationship expert has revealed three crucial things that you should never say to your partner if you want to lay the foundations for a healthy and happy relationship.
In an article for Psychology Today, clinical psychologist and relationship expert Alexandra H. Solomon, has revealed that while there are obvious no-nos such as lying and making threats, some of the worst things you can say are a lot more subtle.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has defended his "amazing" players, and admitted: "Maybe I am not good enough for them."
City have lacked consistency since opening the season with 10 successive wins, and Guardiola conceded defeat in the title race after 4-0 loss at Everton left them 10 points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea.
Their form has raised questions of the quality of Guardiola's squad and whether he believes he has the right players. This is something he resents.
He said: "They are good players. I have respect for the guys, so why would I say the guys are not good?
"So I don't understand the lack of respect for the professionals when they have been amazing players, and (people saying) they are not good enough for me. Maybe I am not good enough for them.
Friday 3 February 2017
Beyonce Knowles has revealed she is pregnant with twins!
The 35-year-old posed in just a bra and underwear with her bump on show in an Instagram snap posted on Wednesday.
She added a caption which read: 'We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. - The Carters.'
Thursday 2 February 2017
Woman is forced to endure 26 agonising lashes of the cane for having sex outside of marriage in Indonesia
The Indonesian woman was sentenced to 26 lashes across her back for having sex outside of marriage
She was brought on to a stage in front of a large crowd and kneeled down as she received her punishment
The woman screamed out in pain and clutched her head in her hands as she cried due to the extreme pain
Aceh is the only Indonesian province that still uses Sharia law where sex outside of marriage is outlawed
The woman clutched her head in her hands after being lashed with a cane after being found guilty of having sex outside of wedlock, which is against Sharia law in Aceh, Indonesia. Pictures show how the woman was forced to kneel on the ground on the public stage in front of a mosque in Indonesia's Aceh province. Looking fearful, the man who hands out the punishment uses a cane to crack her across the back 26 times for violating the law as a crowd of people look on.
Wednesday 1 February 2017
Muslim preacher with 130 WIVES dies aged 93 in Nigeria... leaving behind his 203 CHILDREN (and some of his partners are still pregnant)
Mohammed Bello Abubakar, from Central Niger State, died on Saturday
It is unknown what illness Mr Abubakar died from
He faced criticism from other clerics who said he could only have four wives
His personal assistant said he had a premonition of death before he passed
A Muslim cleric, 93, who wed 130 wives died on Saturday, leaving behind more than 200 children.