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Thursday, 20 July 2017

BREAKING NEWS: O.J. SIMPSON Granted Parole For Las Vegas Robbery




O.J. Simpson has been granted parole after nine years in prison for a Las Vegas robbery, a group of four Nevada commissioners decided today.
The imprisoned former NFL player could be released as early as Oct. 1.
Simpson, 70, delivered a rambling account of the case to the parole board earlier today, maintaining that he didn’t intend to steal but “wish this would have never happened.”
Simpson was at times jovial and combative with the members of the parole board, expressing his remorse and saying he's humbled by his incarceration. Simpson was sentenced to prison following an arrest in 2007 during a botched robbery in Las Vegas, when he led a group of men into a hotel and casino to steal sports memorabilia at gunpoint. He contended the memorabilia and other personal items belonged to him.
Simpson said today, "I take full responsibility."

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/oj-simpson-granted-parole-las-vegas-robbery/story?id=48689499

 

Lai Mohamed, LIRS boss, others grace Glo Laffta Fest in Lagos


I Go Dye in his elements at the Victoria Island Laffta Fest.

The Victoria Island, Lagos edition of the ongoing comedy show, Glo Laffta Fest will go down as one of the biggest so far in terms of the quantum and calibre of attendance.  

Ugandan comedian, Salvador, dishing out jokes.
The Victoria Island edition of the show attracted over 5000 distinguished guests including the Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, the executive chairman of the Lagos States Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), Ayo Subair, Chief Revenue Optimization Officer, Ibadan Distribution Company, Ola Ayodeji and Deputy General Manager, Lagos State Mortgage Board, Bayowa Foresythe, among others. 
The Convention Centre of the prestigious Eko Hotels and Suites was filled to capacity as some of the continent’s humour merchants displayed their expertise and famous wit. They were supported to thrill the audience by Nollywood stars like Jenifa’s Diary’s creator, Funke Akindele, songstress, Omawumi Megbele, ace actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo and popular Yoruba actor, Adekola Odunlade.
Up-and-coming comedians opened the show, with virtually all of them displaying uncommon confidence and brilliance. They include Kemex, MC Medical, Koye from Rock City and the British Pastors, a couple of young comics. They set the audience reeling in laughter.
The first headline act of the night was Princewill, a young man who is making waves in comedy circles in Nigeria, especially in the country’s commercial nerve-centre. His quick wit was manifest within the first few minutes of his performance as he poked fun at various categories of people, including the nouveau riche of the high brow Victoria Island and Lekki, which experienced flooding recently. He earned for himself a standing ovation.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Despacito Becomes The Most Streamed Song with 4.6billion Plays




Reggaeton stars Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, who have topped the charts all over the world including nine weeks in the UK, push their guest vocalist Justin Bieber into second place.
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s reggaeton hit Despacito has become the most streamed song of all time, with 4.6bn streams globally across all major platforms.
The announcement from Universal Music Latin Entertainment means that Sorry by Justin Bieber is now pushed into second place on 4.38bn, though Bieber shares in Despacito’s success with his guest vocal on the track, which helped it cross over from Latin hit to worldwide smash.

Puerto Rico-born Fonsi called it “an honour”, while Universal CEO Lucian Grainge heralded a “tremendous accomplishment”, saying: “Streaming has opened up the possibility of a song with a different beat, from a different culture and in a different language to become a juggernaut of success around the world.”
Despacito has spent nine of the past 10 weeks at the top of the UK charts – by far the longest run for a foreign-language song – and is currently back at the top of the US Billboard charts, where it has spent 10 weeks at the top in total. It was recently credited with a rise in tourism to Puerto Rico, which gets a namecheck in the song.
Thanks to streaming services such as Spotify publishing global charts, hits from the world of Latin pop now have more visibility in countries they previously might have ignored them. Other Latin pop songs currently in Spotify’s global chart include J Balvin’s Mi Gente at number seven – which crept into the UK chart at 100 this week – Maluma’s Felices Los 4 at number 22, and Danny Ocean’s Me Rehúso at number 30.

Missing Couple Found Frozen After 75 Years




A Swiss couple who disappeared from their farm in the Alps during World War II have finally been found, 75 years later, mummified in a glacier.
Marcelin, 40, and Francine, 37, Dumoulin went missing on August 15, 1942, after leaving to milk their cows in a meadow near their home. They never returned to their family, including their six children

A worker found the frozen bodies of a man and a woman last week during routine maintenance. The corpses were preserved in the receding Tsanfleuron glacier, near a slew of trendy ski resorts at 2,600 meters (8,500 feet) above sea level.
"From afar, it looked like small rocks, but there were too many in the same place," noted nearby Glacier 3000 resort director Bernhard Tschannen in an interview with Radio Television Swisse.
Francine (left) and Marcelin Dumoulin went missing from their Swiss farm in 1942.
When he got closer, he noticed a collection of frozen accessories -- backpacks, watches, mess kits, a glass bottle and boots -- all of which dated back several decades.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Nokia Phones Are Coming Back — And The Newest Model May Have Just Leaked Online




The first high-end smartphone from HMD Global, the Finnish group making smartphones under the Nokia brand, will be called the Nokia 8, according to new reports from VentureBeat’s Evan Blass and tech blog WinFuture.
Blass, who is well-known in tech circles for accurately leaking products, tweeted a picture of the alleged device on Monday. Take a look:
Both VentureBeat and WinFuture tip the Nokia 8 to launch on July 31. It’s not yet clear where exactly the phone will be available. The reports suggest it’ll cost close to €600, though that may vary by region.
Here’s a rundown of what to expect from the device, according to the reports:
  • A 5.3-inch, 2560 x 1400 resolution display.
  • A Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, which is Qualcomm’s most powerful model.
  • 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM.
  • A dual-camera setup on the back, with both cameras set at 13-megapixels.
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which is close to the latest version of Google’s operating system.
If the leaked image is correct, then the big borders above and below the display will make the Nokia 8 look a bit dated next to the mini-bezel designs of the Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, and, reportedly, the next iPhone.