Thursday, 21 September 2017

Trump Tells African Leaders His Friends Go There to 'Get Rich.' Awkward Silence Follows

Western exploitation of Africa's resources is a sensitive topic given centuries of bloody colonial history

US. President Donald Trump was met with silence from African leaders Wednesday when he tried to congratulate them for the economic progress the continent has made.

“Africa has tremendous business potential. I’ve so many friends going to your countries, trying to get rich,” Trump told them at a luncheon Wednesday in New York, according to CNBC. “I congratulate you. They’re spending a lot of money,” he said.

Trump reportedly paused for laughter or applause, but none ensued.

The suggestion that wealthy Americans might be trying to enrich themselves in Africa would have been a sensitive one at the event, given that African labor and natural resources were subjected to centuries of European and American exploitation in the colonial era, including during the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

“For American firms it’s really become a place that they have to go — that they want to go,” Trump continued, noting that six of the world’s ten fastest-growing economies are in Africa.

Most U.S. ambassadorships to African nations remain unfilled at this point, CNBC reports, even though all Obama-era appointees were recalled prior to Trump’s inauguration in January. This means that a majority of countries in Africa cannot conduct diplomacy with the U.S. through an ambassador.

Trump also appeared to have referred to Namibia as “Nambia” in his speech, at one point saying that “Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient.” A transcript of the speech from the White House confirmed that Trump was indeed referring to Namibia.

Turkey arrests 14 lawyers over alleged terrorism links

Turkey has arrested 14 lawyers whom Ankara accuses of having terrorist ties. The case is related to that of two jailed teachers on hunger strike and adds to an unknown number of lawyers now sitting in Turkish prisons.
Turkish authorities have arrested 14 lawyers they said are members of an "armed terrorist organization." The lawyers were among a group of 16 detained last week, although two of those originally detained were later released under judicial control.

The lawyers are accused of having ties to the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party (DHKP-C), a leftist organization that has carried out violent attacks and is staunchly anti-Western. The government has labeled DHKP-C a terrorist group. The daily newspaper Cumhuriyet, which is critical of the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reported that the lawyers were all from a law firm involved in the defense of two jailed teachers currently on hunger strike.

Hurricanes release energy of 10,000 nuclear bombs

FACT OF THE WEEK

Hurricanes release energy of 10,000 nuclear bombs

The Atlantic hurricane season is at its midway point but has already seen some mega-storms. Even average hurricanes release huge amounts of energy. Where does it all come from?

Those who have experienced a hurricane know the devastation one can wreak when mighty winds bear down, flattening homes, ripping up trees and creating huge storm surges. These storms are powerful. In fact, "during its life cycle a hurricane can expend as much energy as 10,000 nuclear bombs," says NASA

At the halfway point, the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has been defined as "very active" with seven hurricanes. Four of those seven — Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria — have reached Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson scale. That means they are strong — very strong. 

Jose was downgraded to a tropical storm, but the other three followed hot on each other's heels, causing deaths and immense destruction, when they made landfall, through flooding and wind gusts of up to 130 miles per hour (209 kilometers per hour). 

Because of their destructive and deadly force, the names Irma, Harvey and Maria will be retired from use, according to Philip Klotzbach, a meteorologist specializing in Atlantic seasonal hurricane forecasts. 



But where does all that force come from?  

Hurricanes — or tropical cyclones — form over waters where humidity is high, sea surface temperatures are warm (more than 26 degrees Celsius) and light winds prevail. Those conditions usually occur in the summer and early autumn in the tropical North Atlantic and North Pacific.  

These cyclones use "warm, moist air as fuel," according to NASA. The air moves up and away from the ocean's surface, causing an area of low air pressure to form. Air from high-pressure areas moves into the low-pressure zone. It warms and rises too. 

The cycle continues, and as that warm, moist air rises and cools, the water in it forms clouds. The clouds multiply; the wind whips up and grows, continuing to be fed by the ocean's heat and water. The storm system's rotation speeds up and forms a calm area of low pressure in the center, known as the eye. The strongest winds occur outside of this in the eye wall. 

Global warming 

Hurricanes generally weaken when they make landfall because they lose their warm water fuel. But scientists believe global warming could increase the frequency and intensity of hurricanes and tropical storms, as ocean water heats up. More warm water equals more fuel. 

The most powerful hurricanes usually form in the Gulf and Caribbean, where the water is warm even in the deep sea. The Atlantic's deeper waters are typically cooler. As a hurricane grows and whips up deep, cold water, it loses fuel. This might be changing as the Atlantic heats up. Irma, for instance, had the strongest recorded winds of any hurricane to form in the open Atlantic. 

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Beyonce flaunts her sexy curves in new photos

Award-winning singer, Beyonce showed off her impressive post-pregnancy body again two months after welcoming twins, Rumi and Sir with husband Jay-Z.

In photos she posted on Instagram Monday night, the 36-year old singer showcased her curves in very tight pink trousers which she paired with a blue and pink floral-patterned blouse with heels.

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Photos: Davido's babymama, Sophia Momodu flaunts her cleavage in stunning makeup photo



Sophie Momodu, Davido's Babymama who is currently on vacation in Atlanta with their daughter Imade, showed off her cleavage in this stunning new makeup photo which she shared on Instagram.

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Monday, 18 September 2017

Food

While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. -- Genesis 8:22

Why your will be done

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Caribbean islands waits for hurricane

Caribbean islands brace again as storm strengthens to Hurricane Maria

Tropical Storm Maria has developed into a hurricane as the Caribbean's Leeward Islands prepare for impact. It is expected to strengthen and bring dangerous winds, rain and storm surges to other, already damaged islands.

he Caribbean's Leeward Islands braced for another disaster as Tropical Storm Maria developed into a hurricane and is expected to strengthen as it moves towards islands hit by Hurricane Irma less than two weeks ago, the US National Hurricane Center said Sunday.

Forecasters said Maria would likely hit a string of islands on Monday night, including St. Barts, Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat, and Antigua and Barbuda. "Maria is likely to affect the British and US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico by mid week as a dangerous major hurricane," the NHC said.

Maria is now a category one hurricane, the lowest on the scale of five, located 225 kilometers (140 miles) east of Barbados, with maximum sustained winds of 120 kmh (75 mph).

"Maria has strengthened to a hurricane and could be near major hurricane intensity which it affects portions of the Leeward Islands over the next few days, bringing dangerous wind, storm surge and rainfall hazards," the hurricane center advised on Sunday.

The hurricane is expected to produce storm surges of up to 2 meters (6 feet) and dump 15-30 centimeters (6-12 inches) of rain across the Leeward Islands, as well as Puerto Rico and the US and British Virgin Islands through Wednesday night.

Maria comes less than two weeks after Irma, a category 4 hurricane, swept through the Caribbean, killing more than 80 people and causing massive destruction before pounding the US state of Florida. it is one of three storms moving through the Atlantic Ocean but it poses the most danger to already-damaged Caribbean islands.

Elsewhere, Hurricane Jose remained far off the US Atlantic coast and was forecast to avoid hitting the mainland.

cw/jm (AP, AFP, Reuters)

Thursday, 14 September 2017

EFCC Confirms Moves To Extradite Diezani Alison-madueke

By Evelyn Okakwu
The anti-graft agency, EFCC, on Wednesday confirmed that plans were in place to extradite a former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
Several Nigerians have called for her extradition from the UK, after different corruption allegations were levelled against her.
Properties worth billions of Naira linked to her have since been forfeited to the federal government, many permanently.
Speaking on Wednesday while addressing journalists, civic groups and others, the EFCC acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, confirmed the moves to extradite Mrs. Alison-Madueke.
“I want you to know that nobody will go unpunished. We are even seeking to extradite Diezani, but investigations are still ongoing,” Mr. Magu said.
“We have reached a level where nobody can stop us in the fight against corruption, but we all must realise that we are all stakeholders, and this fight is for the future generation.”
He added that all Nigerians must play their roles, “because EFCC can only do its best; but we must support the agency, and the law should take its course, policies should be strengthened, and punishment must be meted out in good time.”
Mr. Magu also blamed recent separatist agitations in Nigeria on corruption.
“Every evil that is happening now is caused by corruption: agitations, strikes, whatever. Corruption has chased our good human resources out of the country. It is the duty of this generation to correct the evils caused by corruption.”
The anti-graft chief also spoke on corruption among members of his organisation.
“I want you to tell us if there is corruption in the EFCC,” he said. “It makes no sense if people are fighting corruption and they are corrupt. So, tell us, don’t keep quiet.”

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Top 3 Features In Iphone X Which Some Android Users Wished They Had

iPhone X accompanies many amazing features like Face ID to unlock the device, realistic Snapchat lenses, animojis, and buttonless home gestures. This buttonless home geatures made some Android fans bow, as they wished they had the feature on their OS.
Top 3 Features of iPhone X
1. Animoji: Animojis stands for Animated Emojis, and they use the iPhone’s new advanced facial camera system to map your facial muscles to that of an emoji’s so you can record and animate it in real time.
2. Button-less Home Gestures: Apple had to ditch the home button on the iPhone X in order to facilitate their all-display design. it can respond to a tap, your voice, and even a glance.
3. Secure Facial Recognition: You can register your face with the iPhone X so that it automatically unlocks when you look at it. The face unlock uses 3D imagery that's even more secure than Samsung Galaxy S8.
Additionally,
The Sharpest Display on iPhone: The iPhone X features a colorful OLED display with more than 2 million pixels. That means sharper text for reading, more impressive video playback and more.
Price: Yea! the iPhone X is expensive, but it's mostly Android users that are complaining about the price. No matter the price tag Apple place on their iPhone products, millions of fans will still queue - for hours - to lay their hands on it.

Friday, 8 September 2017

BBA winner Dillish Mathews flaunts her curvy body in another daring see-through dress





BBA winner Dillish Mathews bares her body in another see-through sheer dress, a kind of middle finger to those who recently bashed her for wearing similar outfit.

Pregnant mom kicked out of restaurant for wearing 'Weirdo' crop top

A pregnant mother, Charisha Gobin, who is expecting twins, has accused a restaurant of discrimnating against her because her belly was showing.

local news station KIRO that on Sunday she wore a black crop top with the word “Weirdo” across the front with a long white skirt to Buzz Inn Steakhouse in Marysville." data-reactid="31" type="text">Gobin said that on Sunday, she wore a black crop top with the word “Weirdo” across the front with a long white skirt to Buzz Inn Steakhouse in Marysville.

Gobin said that after she was seated, a waitress walked up to her and recited the restaurant’s dress code.

She said:

“The waitress/bartender stopped us and said, ‘I’m sorry, you can’t be here in that shirt’,” she explained. “I said, ‘Are you being serious with me right now?’ And she said, ‘Yep, you can’t be here’.”

Thursday, 7 September 2017

White(oyinbo) man refuses to pay for expensive food in Owerri due to recession (Video) Nigeria

A white man (Oyibo) who calls himself “Oga Obinna” refused to pay for food he ate somewhere in Owerri because he thought it was expensive.

Chris Brown's daughter is cute for days in lovely new photos



Royalty Brown is such a beauty and it's no surprise, seeing that her parents are both good looking people. Continue to see more adorable photos of her.

KFC in China let’s customers pay for their food by smiling for the camera



KFC customers  in China can now pay for their food simply by smiling at a camera.

This new method of payment is called “Smile to Pay” and is a collaboration between Alibaba's Ant Financial and KFC in the Eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou

It takes KFC customers only about 2 seconds to have their faces scanned by a 3-D camera to verify their identity. An additional phone number verification option is available for added security and they are done paying for their Happy meal.

The technology is available to customers registered to the Alipay app – the mobile and online payment platform established in Hangzhou by Alibaba's founder Jack Ma.


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