Saturday, 18 March 2017

Iran jails twelve fashion bloggers and social media models for 'spreading prostitution and a Western-style culture of nudity'

Authorities in Iran have jailed eight women and four men for up to six years on a charge of 'spreading prostitution and a Western-style culture of nudity'.

They were also banned from working in the fashion industry and barred from going abroad after being sentenced in the Iranian city of Shiraz.

They were accused of 'encouraging prostitution' and 'promoting corruption' by publishing 'obscene' online and spreading a 'Western-style culture of nudity' that was designed to corrupt Muslims, the court heard.

They face jail terms of between five months and six years but their lawyer, Mahmoud Taravat said his clients denied the charges and are planning to appeal.

Actor Morris Chestnut steps out with his wife of 22 years

Morris Chestnut, 48, stepped out with his wife of 22 years, Pam Byse, on Thursday night to the TAO grand opening party for their new Beauty and Essex restaurant/club. Morris and Pam have two children and have one of the longest marriages in Hollywood.

Meet the second tallest basketball player in the world. He's only 16 and he's 7'7'

16 year old Robert Bobroczky is second tallest basketball player in the world and the tallest teen in the world. The 7-foot-7-inch teen, who was born in Romania, hit 7 feet at just 12 years old. His father is 7 '1', while his mum is 6 feet tall. He moved from Romania to the US when he  was 14. He lives in Austinburg, Ohio, and attends Grand River Academy, an all-boys boarding school.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Kendall Jenner fires her security guard after $200k worth of Jewelry is stolen from her home

On March 16, it was reported that jewelry estimated at $200,000 was stolen from Kendall Jenner's bedroom in her $6.5m mansion in LA. Now although cops are investigating, she has fired her security guard, just like Kim did after she was robbed in Paris. Read TMZ's report after the cut...

Kendall Jenner fired her security guard one day after she was robbed blind in her own home.Our Kardashian sources say the guard was posted outside the house, which raises the question ... why fire him if it was an inside job and the thief was almost certainly a partygoer who made his or her way into Kendall's bedroom and stole $200k in jewelry?
It appears the fam is upset because when Kendall left for an hour around midnight, someone who was not an invited guest got inside the house.
You'll recall, Kim's longtime bodyguard, Pascal, was given his walking papers after the Paris robbery, because he left the apartment with Kourtney and Kendall shortly before the invasion. We're told there are surveillance cameras in and around the house, and cops are hopeful it will give them a hot lead. We're also told the items stolen include a Rolex and a Cartier watch.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Saturday, 11 March 2017

This woman recreated a photo of Ciara's nude baby and it's hilarious

This is a side by side photo of Ciara's phot of herself, her 4 year old son Future Jnr and husband, all naked on her page for Harper's Bazaar and the recreated version. Even Ciara thought it was funny. She shared the photo and wrote:

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Giant statues of Egyptian Pharaoh found in mud pit (photos)

Archaeologists have discovered two statues of Egyptian Pharaoh dating back more than 3,000 years in a Cairo muddy pit, Egypt's antiquities ministry announced on Thursday. According to the Ministry, the relics were found in Mattarya district, site of the ancient Pharaonic capital of Heliopolis and today a sprawl of working and middle-class districts in northeastern Cairo.

Man Arrested After Jumping White House Fence

WASHINGTON — A man carrying a backpack jumped over a fence and got within several steps of the White House before being arrested late Friday night, the Secret Service said. The intrusion, the first reported in the 51 days since President Trump took office, came as the president was inside the residence.
A Secret Service official said that the intruder did not pose a threat to Mr. Trump. But the breach was more serious than most other cases of fence-jumping at the White House: The man was able to elude multiple layers of security before being stopped near the entrance at the South Portico.

Preet Bharara Is Fired After Refusing to Step Down as U.S. Attorney

Preet Bharara last year. On Friday, Mr. Bharara was asked to step down along with 45 other United States attorneys. Credit Bryan R. Smith for The New York Times
Preet Bharara, the Manhattan federal prosecutor who was asked by President Trump to remain in his post shortly after the election, was fired on Saturday after he refused an order to submit his resignation.
Mr. Bharara’s dismissal capped an extraordinary showdown in which a political appointee who was named by Mr. Trump’s predecessor, President Barack Obama, declined an order to submit a resignation.
“I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired. Being the US Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life,” Mr. Bharara wrote on his personal Twitter feed, which he set up in the last two weeks.

Pope Francis sends over $100,000 to war-torn Aleppo in Syria

In a statement released on Friday, the Vatican confirms that Pope Francis made a generous donation to the needy in the war-ravaged Syrian city of Aleppo. "The Holy Father celebrated a Mass for Syria and has sent 100,000 euro ($106,000) to the poor of Aleppo," the statement read.
The Pope has been publicly raising attention and awareness to the plight of Syrians caught in the conflict since his election in 2013. Aleppo has endured brutal fighting during the six-year Syrian conflict, and the warfare has caused many deaths and injuries, widespread displacement and massive damage.

From London to Abuja in 50 days: Buhari’s return By Reuben Abati

The cities of Daura -President Muhammadu Buhari’s home town, Kano - his political base, and Kaduna -where he has a home, and where the aircraft that brought him from London landed early Friday, March 10, as well as other parts of the North saw the people trooping out to jubilate and thank God for his safe return. I noticed that there was no such jubilation in the entire South West, the East, the Middle Belt and the South South. This is understandable.

Russian reality show to allow rape and murder as contestants compete for cash prize

Yevgeny Pyatkovsky
A questionable new reality TV show set to be launched in Russia has sparked controversy after its rules promised to allow “fighting, murder and rape”. The Hunger Games-style contest, called “Game2: Winter”, which is the brainchild of 35 year old millionaire, Yevgeny Pyatkovsky, has been accused by critics of promoting “savage and bestial behaviour”. A glamorous swimming coach, a Russian actress, and a 'professional blonde' from the Arctic are among the contestants taking part in the controversial real-life Hunger Games-style TV show.

Abisola Kola-Daisi party hard at Khloe Kardashian's best friends, Malika and Khadijah birthday party (photos)

Governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi's daughter, Abisola Kola-Daisi partied hard last night at the birthday celebration of Khloe Kardashian's best friends, Malika and Khadijah Haqq. Also present at the party was Apryl Jones. The party held at  Hard Rock hotel, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. More photos after the cut...

The Obama's step out in style (photos)

The former US president and first lady looked stylish as they walked the streets of New York yesterday. 

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Father of teenager who hanged herself to escape online bullying shares photos of her last moment

Julia Debyshire died in October 2015 at the age of 16. The teenager had hanged herself at her home in Warrington, Cheshire, but was found by her father, Adrian Derbyshire, 42, who rushed her to the hospital where she was placed on life support for five days, before her father was forced to make the tough decision to switch off the life support when she remained unresponsive.
Just before Adrian turned off the life support, he took a photo of his daughter on her hospital bed, but he never shared them until recently, on the day when his daughter would have been celebrating her 18th birthday.

Adrian who is a  two-time Paralympic gold medal winner became an advocate against online bullying and set up an anti-online bullying campaign in memory of Julia. He revealed that he had not viewed the sad photo of his daughter ever since he took it until he had to upload it on her 18th birthday to highlight the consequences of online bullying. He said that revealing the photos was a hard choice but he had to make it.
"Releasing these photos was one of the hardest things I have had to do in my life. I took the photos in the minutes before Julia's death and buried them on my phone until now because I didn't want to look at them and I still don't. But I knew that I was going to them, obviously to help raise awareness, because I think that the cause is too vital to not use them. Instead of taking her out for champagne to celebrate her 18th birthday, I was placing flowers on her grave," he said.
Adrian had tried to help his daughter when he first noticed she was suffering due to online bullying.
He moved her back to Warrington, UK, where she was born before she moved to the US at age 4. he also got her into his Inspire Belief Succeed campaign that works with children to help them prosper through sport. He had no idea that his daughter was still being abused online and she was already using a false identity to visit online groups that promote self-harm and suicide.

Already? INEC announces dates for the 2019 Presidential, Governorship, National and State Assembly elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday, February 16th, 2019 for the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections. While the Governorship/State Assembly/Federal Capital Territory Area Council Elections will hold on Saturday 2nd March 2019.Below is a statement issued today and signed by Prince Solomon Soyebi National Commissioner (In charge of South West)

                             Gentlemen of the Press,
You are all welcome to yet another briefing, which is in fulfillment of our pledge to regularly brief the public on the Commission’s activities.
1. Our democracy is maturing and the Commission believes that there should be certainty with regard to the timetable for elections. For instance, in the United States, general elections always hold on the second Tuesday of November in the election year. In Ghana, it’s the 7th of December of the election year, while in other places like Mexico, Norway, Sweden, Costa Rica and Switzerland, the dates are also known in advance.
In Nigeria, the constitution provides for elections to hold not earlier than 150 days and not later than 30 days to the end of the incumbent’s tenure. In order to ensure certainty in our dates for elections, and to allow for proper planning by the Commission, political parties, security agencies, candidates and all stakeholders, the Commission has decided to fix the date for the National Elections for the third Saturday in February of the election year, followed by State elections two weeks later. To that extent, the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections will hold on Saturday, 16th February 2019, while the Governorship/State Assembly/Federal Capital Territory Area Council Elections will hold on Saturday 2nd March 2019.
2.    The Commission has also received a Report from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) of the Federation, informing us that 23 Electoral Officers indicted over the investigation into the 10th December Rivers Re-run elections have been charged to court. The Commission has repeatedly said that it will cooperate with security agencies for the prosecution of any of our staff found to have violated the integrity of the electoral process. Accordingly, at our meeting today, the Commission decided to apply the provisions of the INEC Terms and Conditions of Service to all those charged to court, since it constitutes gross misconduct. The penalty for this is interdiction. All the 23 Electoral Officers will be placed on half salary and will not report for duty pending the determination of their respective cases by the court.
3.    Ladies and gentlemen, you will recall that last week, we informed you that a decision would be taken this week on the recommendation by the Disciplinary Committee on staff members indicted by the EFCC Report for misconduct during the 2015 General Elections. However, in view of the fact that some of the staff are also among those being prosecuted by the DPP, the Commission has decided to defer its decision on the EFCC Report to enable us reconcile the EFCC/DPP reports.
4.    And as part of our routine consultations with our stakeholders,  the Commission has decided to hold the next regular quarterly meetings with stakeholders as follows:
A.   Tuesday 14th March –Meeting with Political Parties
B.   Wednesday 15th March – Meeting with Civil Society Organizations
C.    Friday 17th March – Meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES).
D.   Monday March 21 – Meeting with Media organizations. Our invitations have been sent to the respective stakeholders
5.    We wish to assure all Nigerians that the Commission will remain fully committed to the sanctity of the electoral process and will never protect any of its staff, no matter highly placed, found to have violated the provisions of the Electoral Act and our guidelines.