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