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Doomsday! The world will end on September 23rd

In the past, there have been several theories about when the world will end and if this particular one is true, then we just have one week to prepare for it.

Doomsday! The world will end on September 23rd

A Christian numerologist, David Meade has claimed that the world will end on Saturday, September 23rd, when a planet will supposedly smash into Earth.

According to him, verses in Luke 21:25-26 suggest signs that recent events, such as the recent solar eclipse and Hurricane Harvey, are signs of the apocalypse.

The verses read:

25: There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.

26: Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

Sun Newspaper UK reports that September 23 is a date that was pinpointed using codes from the Bible, as well as a “date marker” in the pyramids of Giza in Egypt. 

However, Meade’s views are not endorsed by Roman Catholic, Protestant or eastern Orthodox branches of Christianity. Meade has built his theory on the so-called Planet X, which is also known as Nibiru, which he believes will pass Earth on September 23, causing volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and earthquakes.

But NASA has dismissed the claims, insisting the Planet X theory is merely a hoax. 

This will not be the first time that the end of the world is being predicted, yet the said day came and passed with nothing happening. Remember in year 2000, many were convinced the world will end and alot of people prepared for it but nothing happened.

Then it was predicted that the world will come to an end on Dec. 21, 2012. This prediction was taken so seriously that it even inspired a movie and a song both titled 2012.

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Complete list of winners at the 2017 Emmy Awards

FullList of winners at the 2017 Emmy Awards
The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held yesterday, September 17 and it honoured the best in US prime time television programming from June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017, as selected by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Full list of winners at the 2017 Emmy Awards
 
The prestigious event which was held at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California had Stephen Colbert as the host.
 
Below are the full list of winners:


DRAMA SERIES

Better Call Saul

The Crown

The Handmaid’s Tale

House of Cards

Stranger Things

This Is Us

Westworld


LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA

Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder

Claire Foy, The Crown

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Keri Russell, The Americans

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Robin Wright, House of Cards


LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA


Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Anthony Hopkins, Westworld

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us


LIMITED SERIES
Big Little Lies

Fargo

Feud: Bette and Joan

Genius

The Night Of


TV MOVIE
Black Mirror: “San Junipero”

Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Sherlock: “The Lying Detective”

The Wizard of Lies


LEAD ACTRESS, TV MOVIE/LIMITED SERIES

Carrie Coon, Fargo

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan

Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan

Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies


LEAD ACTOR, TV MOVIE/LIMITED SERIES
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: “The Lying Detective”

Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies

Ewan McGregor, Fargo

Geoffrey Rush, Genius

John Turturro, The Night Of


COMEDY SERIES

Atlanta

Black-ish

Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep


LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY

Pamela Adlon, Better Things

Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie

Allison Janney, Mom

Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie


LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Zach Galifianakis, Baskets

Donald Glover, Atlanta

William H. Macy, Shameless

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent


VARIETY TALK SERIES

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

The Late Late Show with James Corden

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Real Time with Bill Maher


DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SERIES

Derek Waters, Jeremy Konner, Drunk History

Andy Fisher, Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Paul Pennolino, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Jim Hoskinson, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live


WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE, OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

David E. Kelley, Big Little Lies

Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror: San Junipero

Noah Hawley, Fargo

Ryan Murphy, Feud: Bette and Joan

Jaffe Cohen, Michael Zam & Ryan Murphy, Feud: Bette and Joan

Richard Price & Steven Zaillian, The Night Of


DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Vince Gilligan, Better Call Saul

Stephen Daldry, The Crown

Reed Morano, The Handmaid’s Tale

Kate Dennis, The Handmaid’s Tale

Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland

The Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things

Jonathan Nolan, Westworld


REALITY COMPETITION SERIES

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

Project Runway

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice


WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Donald Glover, Atlanta

Stephen Glover, Atlanta

Aziz Ansari, Lena Waithe, Master of None

Alec Berg, Silicon Valley

Billy Kimball, Veep

David Mandel, Veep


SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale

Chrissy Metz, This Is Us

Thandie Newton, Westworld

Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale


WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Late Night with Seth Meyers

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Saturday Night Live


SUPPORTING ACTOR, TV MOVIE/LIMITED SERIES

Bill Camp, The Night Of

Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan

Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies

David Thewlis, Fargo

Stanley Tucci, Feud: Bette and Joan

Michael Kenneth Williams, The Night Of


DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE, OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Jean-Marc Vallee, Big Little Lies

Noah Hawley, Fargo

Ryan Murphy, Feud: Bette and Joan

Ron Howard, Genius

James Marsh, The Night Of

Steve Zaillian, The Night Of


SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY

Louie Anderson, Baskets

Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Tony Hale, Veep

Matt Walsh, Veep

WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg, The Americans

Gordon Smith, Better Call Saul

Peter Morgan, The Crown

Bruce Miller, The Handmaid’s Tale

The Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things

Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan, Westworld


VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

Billy on the Street

Documentary Now!

Drunk History

Portlandia

Saturday Night Live

Tracy Ullman’s Show


DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES


Donald Glover, Atlanta

Jamie Babbit, Silicon Valley

Morgan Sackett, Veep

David Mandel, Veep

Dale Stern, Veep


SUPPORTING ACTRESS, TV MOVIE/LIMITED SERIES

Judy Davis, Feud: Bette and Joan

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

Jackie Hoffman, Feud: Bette and Joan

Regina King, American Crime

Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies

Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies


SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY

Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live

Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Kathryn Hahn, Transparent

Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live

Judith Light, Transparent

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live


SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul

Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us

David Harbour, Stranger Things

Michael Kelly, House of Cards

John Lithgow, The Crown

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

Did your favourite series make the cut?

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Rihanna stuns with her family and other celebrities at her 2017 Diamond ball (PHOTOS)

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

Rihanna looked every inch a Bajan goddess at her 3rd Annual Clara Lionel Foundation Diamond Ball in New York which held on Thursday night.

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

The superstar who arrived the event with her family dressed in a beautiful black Ralph & Russo Couture dress, with her neckline and wrists adorned with glittering jewels.

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

Other celebrities also turned up for Rihanna including Beyoncé and Jay Z, actress Lala Anthony, rappers Cardi B, Lil Kim, Jidenna amongst others.

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

It was a night full of glamour as they all looked absolutely gorgeous.

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

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See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

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Police officer befriends 98-year-old after she called 911 asking for company (PHOTOS)

Police officer befriends 98-year-old after she called 911 asking for someone to talk to

If this isn’t the sweetest thing you’ve read all day, then I don’t know what is. This is the true definition of Police is your friend.

A Baltimore police officer identified as Wendex has shared how she formed an inseparable friendship with a 98-year old after she called the 911 Helpdesk asking for someone to talk to.

Police officer befriends 98-year-old after she called 911 asking for someone to talk to

By some design, Wendex was on duty that fateful day in April 2017 and she answered the phone. They talked, the rest they say is history!

Police officer befriends 98-year-old after she called 911 asking for someone to talk to

The single mother of one also revealed that she visits the Ms Hazel every week and during her off days, further stating that she does alot asides her job description because she works genuinely from the heart.

Police officer befriends 98-year-old after she called 911 asking for someone to talk to

Police officer befriends 98-year-old after she called 911 asking for someone to talk to

See the initial post when they first met below:

Police officer befriends 98-year-old after she called 911 asking for someone to talk to

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Apple unveil the all new iPhone X with mindblowing features, worth over N300k (PHOTOS)

Latest iPhone X with mindblowing features, worth over N300k

Global gadgets company, Apple has announced the latest addition to its products, the iPhone X which is actually pronounced “iPhone 10”.

Latest iPhone X with mindblowing features, worth over N300k

The new phone, coming ten years after the launch of their first iPhone, was introduced in addition to its new products, the iPhone 8 & 8s during an event that held yesterday.

The iPhone X  features a new 5.8-inch OLED display that’s more colorful than the LCD screens Apple used in their earlier iPhones. Apple is branding it the “Super Retina Display.” The screen runs almost top to bottom and side to side, too, something Apple has never done before.

Latest iPhone X with mindblowing features, worth over N300k

Apple said OLED displays come with trade-offs compared with its Retina Displays, but that its Super Retina Display supports high dynamic range, offers the best color accuracy on the market and 3-D Touch support.

There’s no longer a home button. You swipe up from the bottom of the screen to return home. That gesture also allows a user to multitask — swipe up and pause, and you can multitask. Users can also switch between apps by swiping along the bottom of the screen, too. Users can call up Siri by saying “Hey Siri” or by pressing the side button.
Since there’s no home button, Touch ID no longer exists on the front of the phone. Apple will allow users to unlock the iPhone X with a new feature called Face ID. Apple uses an infrared camera, a front camera and other sensors to first record and then detect a user’s unique face.

Latest iPhone X with mindblowing features, worth over N300k

When you look at your iPhone, it will detect your face and will automatically unlock, even in the dark. Apple says it uses neural networks to create a mathematical model of your face and then compares that in real time, invisibly, to make sure it’s actually you. The A11 Bionic chip has a built-in neural engine to process your face.

You can’t spoof Face ID with photographs or even professionally made masks, which it said it had folks in Hollywood design to help enhance security. The phone won’t unlock if your eyes are closed or if you’re looking away.
Apple said Touch ID is the gold standard for consumer protection and that there’s a 1 in 50,000 chance that someone can randomly unlock your iPhone with their fingerprint but with Face ID, it’s now 1 in a million. It also works with Apple Pay, you just look at it to authenticate, use third-party apps such as Mint, 1Password and E-Trade.

Face ID can be used to create special 3-D emojis that share similar facial reactions to you. The feature is called Animoji, and you can control them with your face thanks to its ability to map more than 50 facial muscles. Animoji can be sent inside the Messages app.

Like the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X supports wireless charging and is water-resistant.
The iPhone X has dual 12-megapixel sensors just like in the iPhone 8 Plus and a newer telephoto lens that lets in more light. The front and rear cameras support portrait mode, which allows users to take professional-looking photos by blurring the background. It also has dual optical image stabilization for both lenses, which helps prevent blur while moving and in low-light. A new Quad LED True Tone flash also improves pictures shot in the dark.
The iPhone X will be available in space gray and silver colours.

Models with 64 GB and 256 GB will be available, starting at $999 with orders rolling in from October 27 and shipments, November 3.

Latest iPhone X with mindblowing features, worth over N300k

Latest iPhone X with mindblowing features, worth over N300k

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Bizarre festival where villagers dig out corpses of their loved ones, dress and parade them around (PHOTOS)

Indonesia festival where corpses are exhumed and paraded in the village (Photos)

It is an annual festival peculiar to the village of Torajan in the highlands of South Sulawesi in Indonesia.

The harvest ritual involves exhuming corpses of their loved ones before parading them around the village.

Indonesia festival where corpses are exhumed and paraded in the village (Photos)

The people in the village are said to have a very close relationship with the dead, and sometimes they keep mummified bodies in their homes for weeks or even years before burying them.

Indonesia festival where corpses are exhumed and paraded in the village (Photos)

Before the ceremony, the tribesmen exhumed the corpses and pampered them with new haircuts, new clothes, and even cigarettes before reuniting them with their living relations.

Indonesia festival where corpses are exhumed and paraded in the village (Photos)

According to National Geographic, the festival is a time of celebration for the Torajan people, but nobody knows precisely when or how the culture started, as the tribe only developed a written language sometime in the early 1900s.

However, recent carbon dating on wooden coffin fragments shows the practice dates back to 800AD, and likely even further than that.

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Indonesia festival where corpses are exhumed and paraded in the village (Photos)

Indonesia festival where corpses are exhumed and paraded in the village (Photos)

Indonesia festival where corpses are exhumed and paraded in the village (Photos)

Indonesia festival where corpses are exhumed and paraded in the village (Photos)

Indonesia festival where corpses are exhumed and paraded in the village (Photos)

Indonesia festival where corpses are exhumed and paraded in the village (Photos)

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Nigerian student breaks record in UK university with a perfect 5.0CGPA (PHOTOS)

Folafoluwa Oginni breaks record with 5.0CGPA
Folafoluwa Mary Oginni never got a B grade in her entire school year and to think, she had to relocate abroad to school because of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike.

Nigerian lady graduates with 5.0CGPA from UK university

The young lady has graduated as the best student from the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom, after finishing with a perfect Cumulative Grade Point Average of 5.0 in Law.

Oginni also became the first Nigerian Valedictorian in the university after she graduated with the 2017 set.

She has always set herself apart because as far back as 2013, Oginni emerged as the overall best student in the May/June 2012, West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC).

Nigerian lady graduates with 5.0CGPA from UK university

After secondary school, she proceeded to Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) to study Law but she was forced to leave after her first year due to ASUU STRIKE and moved to the UK to continue her studies at the University of Hertfordshire.

And now, she has attained this academic feat, graduating as the best overall student in the school.

Nigerian lady graduates with 5.0CGPA from UK university

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Revealed! Bishop TD Jakes is from Igbo

Popular black American preacher, Bishop TD Jakes has successfully traced his roots to the Nigerian Igbo race.

This was revealed by Ifeanyi Adefarasin, wife of Pastor Paul Adefarasin of House on the Rock church when she presented a gift about Nigerian heritage and culture to him while he was a guest at their church recently.

She wrote:

Since tracing his roots back to the Igbo land in Nigeria, it was Bishop T.D. Jakes’ first time stepping on the Nigerian soil, with the knowledge that this is where he truly comes from. It was a special honour for me in particular, as a native sister, to present TD Jakes with a copy of NIGERIA, OUR HERITAGE…OUR COMMONWEALTH. Welcome home! 

OKEOSISI – Umunne gi na asi gi nno

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Popular Country music legend, Don Williams is dead


American country singer and songwriter Don Williams has died.

A rep confirmed that the Hall of Fame member died after a short illness at the age of 78.

The death of the legendary singer who is one of the greatest and certainly most distinctive voices in country music history, comes two years after he officially retired from music.

Williams is known for his several hit tracks, including: ‘Tulsa Time’, ‘Back in My Younger Days’, ‘You’re My Best Friend’, ‘Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good’, and ‘Some Broken Hearts Never Mend’ amongst many.

The Texas born is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joy Bucher and his two children, Gary and Tim Williams.

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Wow! Check out photos of these beautiful charcoal-black models that everybody is talking about

Black and killing it! Even though, most people will dare to disagree…. 

Sadly, alot of ladies are not comfortable in their dark skin, hence the increasing rate of bleaching and toning among them but here are females who are indeed proud of their African dark complexion. 

And since photos of these very dark South Sudanese models emerged online, there has been mixed reactions from people, with most in awe of their rich dark skin.

The photos were shared by popular African fashion designer, Isaac West, who engaged the beautiful girls in a photoshoot.

See more photos below:

Photo credit: IsaacWest instagram

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Woah! Check out Beyoncé’s beautiful birthday cake worth over N1M (PHOTOS)

Fit for a Queen!

Beyoncé’s birthday was on Monday, September 4th but the Grammy Award winning singer got an early celebration on Sunday at the Made in America festival in Philadelphia.

The mother of three who turned 36 was serenaded by her husband, Jay Z during the festivities and also had an extravagant birthday cake.

The cake, all covered in gold cost a whooping $3,500 (about 1.5 million in naira), a source confirmed to Page Six.

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Meet the lady with the world’s longest nails, she spent over 23 years growing it (PHOTOS)


A Texas woman identified as Ayanna Williams has earned a place in the Guinness World Records 2018 Edition for having the world’s longest fingernails.

Williams, a nail artist from Houston, Texas has been growing her nails for most part of her adult life, after being inspired by a friend.

Her fingernails, each of which is just under two foot long, measure more than 18 feet long in total.


Despite being on the mission for more than 23 years, she has reveal her plans to continue growing the nails which gather lots of attention from people.

She has also said that the most challenging thing about having extremely long fingernails, which can take up to one week to paint, is pulling up her trousers.

Her friends and family also think it’s quite normal.

In order to take care of her nails, Ayanna uses anti-bacterial soap and a nail brush to clean them daily. And to help them grow, she regularly applies hardener and a thin layer of acrylic.


Asked her reason for applying for the record, Ayanna said:
To let my children know that anything they want to accomplish can be done. It takes courage, discipline and patience but it can be accomplished. 

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Woman with 34 grandchildren, 31 great grandkids and 5 great great grandkids turns 100 in style (PHOTOS)

Inarguably, one of the oldest women alive, Helena Esau from Surrey Estate celebrated her 100th birthday and her community surprised her with the mother of all birthday cakes.

The cake reportedly measured 1mx1.5m, making Helena smile as she welcomed the extraordinary gift.

We wanted to do something really huge for her on her 100th birthday. We looked around and thought that a cake that big would be good enough for the occasion.

Says Sorprite.

Helena appreciated the gift and celebrated with her community in a colorful birthday full of excitement. Her 60-year-old daughter, Johanna Solomons, was perhaps the most excited of all.
My mom’s happiness means a lot to me. I am very happy to see that she is happy. I feel truly blessed to still have my mom at my age.

Helena Esau has been remarkably blessed, being alive at 100 with her 34 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Although, she’s been confined to a wheelchair and reportedly spends most of her days reading newspapers and books.

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Meet the Catholic nun who raps for a living, see the song she composed for the pope (VIDEO)


Sister Maria Valentina from Columbia is part of a group of nuns who use the media, online videos and songs to spread their religious message. For her, rap is a way of praising God.

She is all set to welcome the Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis to Columbia today and showcase her craft to him.

Below is a short documentary by BBC news where she rapped the song she composed for the pope:

Meet the rapping nun who’s going to give Pope Francis a very special welcome to Colombia. Sister Maria Valentina is part of a group of nuns who use online videos and songs to spread their religious message. Pope Francis flies into Colombia later this week. #religion #hope #christian #talent #rap #pope #colombia #bogota #dance #music #hiphop #faith

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Michelle Obama, Serena Williams, others dress up like Beyoncé to celebrate her 36th birthday (PHOTOS)


Today, September 4th is famous songstress, Beyoncé Knowles Carter’s birthday 

Queen Bey turned 36 years today, and her family and friends, including the former US first lady, Michelle Obama paid homage to to the mother of three by recreating her iconic Formation look.

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Man banned from Twitter for killing a mosquito in his house

This is entirely new!

A man in Japan has been banned from using popular social media app, Twitter because he made a death threat against a mosquito.

It all began on 20 August when the man, @nemuismywife was repeatedly bitten by a mosquito as he was watching TV. He killed the mosquito then tweeted about it attaching a photo of the dead insect.

Where do you get off biting me all over while I’m just trying to relax and watch TV? Die! (Actually you’re already dead).

Sometimes, abusive tweets get people banned from Twitter but @nemuismywife was shocked when he received a message from Twitter saying his account had been frozen and cannot be reactivated.

He set up a new Twitter account, @DaydreamMatcha, to criticise Twitter for banning him over a mosquito.
He tweeted:

My previous account was permanently frozen after I said I killed a mosquito. Is this a violation?

Twitter’s ban on the user has attracted ridicule on social media after his tweet went viral with a lot of people asking them to reactivate his account.

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Nigerians blast Mark Zuckerberg after he asked Facebook users to donate to Hurricane Harvey victims

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg’s personal page is currently on fire.

The new dad made an appeal calling on users of the social media platform to donate to Hurricane Harvey victims in the United States and the reaction from Africans especially Nigerians is far from encouraging.

They are chastising him for paying deaf ears to the recent flood incidences in some states in Nigeria and even the mudslide in Sierra Leone, saying he never showed support or asked the Facebook community for donations to victims.

See their reactions below:

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Man proposes to his fiancée in front of the Catholic Pope in Vatican (PHOTOS)


A man proposed to his beautiful fiancée in front of Pope Francis during his meeting with the participants of the International Catholic Legislators Network on Sunday.
And she happily said Yes!

See photos below:


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See the complete list of winners at the 2017 MTV video music awards

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards held yesterday evening, August 27 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

The award ceremony which was hosted by Katy Perry honoured music videos released between June 25, 2016 to June 23, 2017 and rapper Kendrick Lamar won the most awards for his song, Humble.

See the list of winners below:
SONG OF THE SUMMER

Lil Uzi Vert, “XO Tour Llif3”-Winner
Ed Sheeran — “Shape of You”
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber — “Despacito Remix”
Shawn Mendes — “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back”

Fifth Harmony feat. Gucci Mane — “Down”

Camila Cabello feat. Quavo — “OMG”

DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller — “Wild Thoughts”

Demi Lovato — “Sorry Not Sorry”

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”- Winner

Bruno Mars — “24K Magic”

Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful”

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”

The Weeknd – “Reminder”

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Ed Sheeran- Winner
Bruno Mars
Kendrick Lamar
Ariana Grande

The Weeknd

Lorde

BEST NEW ARTIST

Khalid- Winner
Kodak Black
SZA

Young M.A

Julia Michaels

Noah Cyrus

BEST COLLABORATION

Taylor Swift and Zayn, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” (Fifty Shades Darker)”- Winner
Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez – “We Don’t Talk Anymore”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”

D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”

The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer”

Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – “Feels”

BEST POP VIDEO

Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane, “Down”- Winner
Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better”
Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”

Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times”

Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm”

Miley Cyrus – “Malibu”

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”- Winner
Big Sean – “Bounce Back”
Chance the Rapper – “Same Drugs”

D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”

Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad & Boujee”

DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – “I’m The One”

BEST DANCE VIDEO

Zedd and Alessia Cara, “Stay”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – “Side To Side”

Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”

Sia – “The Greatest”

Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down”

Best Direction

Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Dave Meyers & the little homies) — WINNER

Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Capitol Records) (Mathew Cullen)

Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Atlantic Records) (Cameron Duddy & Bruno Mars)

Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Def Jam) (Aaron A)

The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records) (Glenn Michael)

Best Art direction 

Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Spencer Graves) — WINNER

Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Atlantic Records) (Alex Delgado)

Katy Perry ft. Migos – “Bon Appetit” (Capitol Records) (Natalie Groce)

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (Epic Records/We The Best) (Damian Fyffe)

The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records) (Creative Director: Lamar C Taylor / Co-creative Director: Christo Anesti)


BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Company: Timber/Lead: Jonah Hall) — WINNER

A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation” (Epic Records) (Company: Bemo/Lead: Brandon Hirzel)

KYLE ft. Lil Yachty – “iSpy” (Atlantic Records) (Company: Gloria FX/Leads: Max Colt & Tomash Kuzmytskyi)

Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Capitol Records) (Company: MIRADA)

Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times” (Columbia Records) (Company: ONE MORE/Lead: Cédric Nivoliez)


BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Kanye West – “Fade” (Def Jam) (Teyana Taylor, Guapo, Jae Blaze & Derek ‘Bentley’ Watkins) — WINNER

Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – “Side To Side” (Republic Records) (Brian & Scott Nicholson)

Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Dave Meyers)

Sia – “The Greatest” (Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records) (Ryan Heffington)

Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down” (Syco Music/Epic Records) (Sean Bankhead)


BEST EDITING

Future – “Mask Off” (Epic Records/Freebandz/A1) (Vinnie Hobbs of VHPost)

Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean” (300 Entertainment/Atlantic Records) (Ryan Staake & Eric Degliomini) — WINNER

Lorde – “Green Light” (Republic Records) (Nate Gross of Exile Edit)

The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer” (Disruptor Records/Columbia Records) (Jennifer Kennedy)

The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records) (Red Barbaza)

Micheal Jackson

VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD

Pink


BEST ROCK

Coldplay – “A Head Full of Dreams” (Parlophone/Atlantic Records)

Fall Out Boy – “Young And Menace” (Island)

Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul” (Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic Records) — WINNER

Green Day – “Bang Bang” (Warner Bros. Records)

Foo Fighters – “Run” (RCA Records)
Best Fight Against the System

Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson – “Black SpiderMan” (Race & LGBTQ) (Def Jam) — WINNER

The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” (Immigration) (Atlantic Records) — WINNER

Big Sean – “Light” (Race) (Def Jam) — WINNER

Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Body image) (Def Jam) — WINNER

Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL” (Environment) — WINNER

John Legend – “Surefire” (Immigration & Anti-Muslim hate) (Columbia Records) — WINNER

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Federal government bans wearing of high-heeled shoes

The Philippines Federal Government, through its labour department, on Friday, issued an order banning private companies from demanding female employees to wear high-heeled shoes at work.
According to a labour group that proposed the new directive, the order makes the Philippines the first country in Asia to ban the mandatory wearing of high heels in the workplace.

We hope that the regulation will also be copied and applied for the benefit of workers in the entire Asia region. With this regulation, millions of Filipino (workers) … will now be freed from the bondage of unsafe and dangerous working conditions.

Said Alan Tanjusay, a spokesman for the Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP).

Labour Secretary, Silvestre Bello said the guidelines which was based on a study by a task force created following ALU-TUCP’s proposal would be effective from next month and 

We noticed how sales ladies, for example, look very tired after standing all day in heels. You can tell there is a feeling of inconvenience or they are uncomfortable.

Bello added that the department has not received any negative feedback about the order during consultations.

Under the department’s new guidelines, companies can no longer require women to wear shoes with heels more than 1 inch in height as part of the dress code at work. 

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Around the World, Health, Beauty and Lifestyle

Woman almost dies after her ovarian cyst breaks during s3x 


Following an intense love-making session with her husband, 26-year-old Xiao Qing from China was rushed to the hospital after she began to experience acute abdominal pain.

The worst happened as their passionate moves had caused her ovarian cyst to break.

Xiao had not seen her husband for six months, as they work in two different cities, so they were finally able to meet on August 19 after she travelled to Changsha, Hunan Province, where he lives and in a bid to make up for lost time, they had an intense love-making experience.

But their romantic session went bad after Xiao experienced sharp pain in the abdomen. She was then rushed to the emergency room of the Hunan Provincial People’s Hospital and Doctors discovered through a CT Scan that there was a large amount of blood and fluid in her abdomen and pelvic area.

Xiao Qing had to immediately undergo surgery to remove the cyst in order to treat the ovaries. She is now recovering from the surgery.

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‘It wasn’t me’ – Claims married pastor who publicly said he will love to eat Nicki Minaj’s booty 

The married Tennessee pastor who got into trouble for dropping a sexually explicit comment on Nicki Minaj’s racy photo has denied being the owner of the account.

William Henry Dewberry III, a pastor at the Church of God in Christ in Memphis, who’s Instagram bio reads ‘God Fearing Man and Retired US Soldier’ wrote the explicit comment, I’ll love to eat your booty, on the rapper’s photo showing her massive behind.

Following the backlash, he has received since the inappropriate comment went viral, Dewberry is now pleading, indicating that the account belongs to an impersonator. 

Dewberry wrote in the post, which has now been set to private on his page.

Saints, I need your help. Somebody created a fake Instagram page under my name. I don’t know who did this. But, this needs to come down ASAP! May somebody report this IMMEDIATELY! I did not create this. I already have an Instagram page, and this one ain’t me!!!!

However, photos on the pastor’s Instagram account which has been active since January 2016 shows him and his loved ones spending time together.

What are we to believe now?

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Americans experience solar eclipse for the first time in 99years, see what it looked like (PHOTOS) 

Yesterday, August 21 was a remarkable day for Americans as they witnessed a complete solar eclipse, the first to happen since 1918.

Darkness swept across the United States as the eclipse, traveled from coast to coast, ending just before 3pm EDT in South Carolina.

People came out enmasse, including the first family and celebrities to watch the eclipse travel, using their special eyewear.


The eclipse began in Oregon at just after 9am PDT, and by 10.20am, the sun was completely blocked out except for a halo-like solar corona plunging the area into twilight.

Over the next 90 minutes, the total eclipse traveled through 14 different states until ending in South Carolina. The other 36 states were all treated to a partial solar eclipse, where the moon covered only a part of the sun.


At one point, the International Space Station was clearly visible in front of the eclipsed sun, while a plane was highlighted against the darkened sun, illuminated only by the solar corona.

See more photos below:


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Tragic! Everything you need to know about the terror attack that happened in Barcelona yesterday (VIDEO)

Yesterday, August 17 was a sad day for Barcelona as a van deliberately drove into pedestrians on one of their most popular boulevards, killing 13 people while people were relaxing.

Seven people have also been injured in a separate attack in Cambrils, 120km away, which police believe is connected.

Below is what has been gathered so far by theguardian:

  • Thirteen people have been killed in the attack in Barcelona claimed by ISIS that happened shortly after 5pm local time on Thursday, Catalonia’s interior minister Joaquim Forn has confirmed.
  • Hours later, police killed five terror suspects in the town of Cambrils as they ran over pedestrians. The suspects were travelling in an Audi A3 and some were wearing what looked like explosive belts. Six civilians and one police officer were injured.
  • Police are linking the killings in Cambril, the Barcelona attack and an explosion on Wednesday night in a house in Alcanar 200km away, in which one person died and several were injured. A second blast injured emergency services personnel, bringing the injury toll to 16, according to Spanish reports.
  • In Barcelona, one Belgian has been confirmed dead. Three Germans are also reportedly among the victims.
  • About 100 people were injured and 15 are in serious condition. The injured include three Australians, three Dutch, and three Greeks – a woman and her two children. At least 18 nationalities were affected, including France, Venezuela, Ireland, Peru, Algeria and China, according to Spain’s civil protection agency.
  • The Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, said the whole country country stands in solidarity with Barcelona, blaming “jihadi terrorism”.
  • In Barcelona, a white Fiat van reportedly sped at least 500 metres down a road, which is usually packed with people, until it hit a newspaper kiosk and stopped.
  • Television pictures showed people lying on the ground and a crashed van, which had stopped on top of a Joan Míro mosaic in Las Ramblas – an area which is very popular with tourists.
  • There have been two arrests. Neither are the driver of the van. Police said they were linked to the Barcelona attack and the blast in Alcanar.
  • Police released a photograph of the man alleged to have rented the van used in the attack. He is identified as Driss Oukabir. Later it was reported that Oukabir handed himself into police after seeing his photograph being circulated. He has reportedly denied involvement and told police his documents had been stolen.
  • One witness told Spain’s TVE television he saw the suspect when the van stopped. “It was a person in their 20s, he is very young, brown hair, a slim face,” they said.
  • World leaders, including Germany’s Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron, condemned the attack and sent condolences to the victims. Theresa May said: “The UK stands with Spain against terror.”
  • Donald Trump took to Twitter to call on the people of Barcelona to be “tough and strong”.
  • Boris Johnson, UK’s foreign secretary, said he is doing all he can to identify whether any British people need help in Barcelona.

This is really sad, watch the videos below following the aftermath of the attack:

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Celine Dion finds love again…in the arms of her young backup dancer (PHOTOS)

Ever since, her husband passed away in January 2016, Celine Dion has never hid her pain about his loss but now, it seems she is moving on gradually after she was spotted on several occasions with her young backup dancer, Pepe Munoz.

The 49-year-old hired the 32-year old hunky Spanish as a backup dancer on her European summer tour and sparks flew immediately, sources reveal.

Meeting Pepe has put a pep in her step. He makes her feel beautiful, sexy and alive.
 
The pair was also spotted attending a Paris fashion show, getting all cozy and intimate on romantic dates.

Celine has struggled to find happiness after loosing her husband, Rene Angeli to cancer – the only man she had ever bedded.

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