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Thursday, 31 October 2013

True Success Story: Jacqueline Kibacha: The “Secrets of Success” will not work unless you do!

Hi Everyone!

Are you ready to be successful?  Are you hungry for breakthrough in life? The answer is in YOU, everyone has a God giving talent, find it, unlock it and use it to expand your horizons.
Please meet my beautiful talented friend, the Tanzanian born Jacqueline Kibacha a wonderful wife, adoring mother of two and the creative force behind Heart 365 Emporium.
Jacqueline journey began on a trip to Arusha Tanzania many years ago. Come on…we all know that the colours and extravagant shapes translated in fashion
can capture the imagination of a stylish woman, whether or not they've visited or have a connection with Africa. It's this Colour and Imagination, Texture and Story that form the cornerstones of Heart 365 Emporium.

Jacqueline has always been a traveller and a collector. Practicing in the arts for the past 15 years, she has acquired a background in costume, textiles and art history, completing her Fine Art degree with honours at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and Fashion Jewellery at the London College of Fashion. 

The layering and mixing together of stories, histories and conversations, the underlying theme being her love for Africa and the diversity of style and influence therein, all translate into the collections she designs.

Below are some of the handiworks of Jacqueline Kibacha


Heart 365 Award Nominations

Retail Jeweller UK Jewellery Awards - Catwalk Jewels of the Year Finalist 2012

Fashions Finest Accessory Designer of the Year 2012

Emerging Talent Finalists - British Council and British Fashion Council International Fashion Showcase AW13
You want to be successful like Jacqueline Kibacha? Watch this guy video


"Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it"


2013 the momentous year for Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage

The 33 years old singer- songwriter Tiwatope Savage was born in Lagos, Nigeria, Tiwa spent some of her life living in the UK and US.  She started out working as a backing vocalist for artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Emma Bunton, Mary J Blige, George Michael and Sting.

She has also written songs for other musicians, including Mya and Fantasia Barrino.
Tiwa just released her debut album and been nominated at the Music of Black Origin (Mobo) awards for best African act.

Just before she says I do, the songstress jetted off to the UK for some major wedding shopping for her big day. Tiwa made some appearances at media organisations. And she was spotted at the BBC World Service for a Focus on Africa interview as well a radio interview.

 Congratulations Tiwa!

Sensational: Aeromobil 2 .5 Flying Car Made in Slovakia

For years, inventors, innovator, entrepreneurs and men in sheds have been trying to combine car with an aeroplane, with the ultimate aim of creating a car that flies. Yet the flying car still remains the reserve of science fiction films and action movies.

Recently the Terrafugia Transition has brought these wild flights of fancy closer to reality. It's called the Aeromobil and it could be coming to skies near you soon.
It is a very interesting design, speaking from a woman perspective. Twin verticals, angle elevators, engine recharges the batteries and all seem pretty cool. Wish someone would make one that is mass producible and affordable because I would really like to fly one someday.  
Come on! I want my flying car. Lol

Video:Joseph Prince - Why Jesus Is The Answer

Look away from the pain, look away from the symptom, look away from the problems. Jesus was judged, He took the serpent bite, He took the disease, Jesus took the sickness, He took the pain, and Jesus was punished in our place.
He took on the burden of our effort and our works and all of purpose striving. So that all we have to do is see Him in our midst today. Something as effortless as looking away from our troubles and to Jesus, the One who gives us His faith to believe!   Jesus is the answer. Amen!

Florida Man wins Lottery, again

A US man who won a multimillion-dollar jackpot playing the Florida Lotto has won it again.

67-year-old James Bozeman has claimed a three million dollar jackpot from the drawing held on August 31. Last year, Mr Bozeman claimed a 10 million dollar jackpot. He purchased both winning tickets from the same convenience store.

Mr Bozeman uses a different set of numbers since the last time he won and is looking forward to the next draw.

He has chosen to receive his latest winning in annual payments of 100,000 dollars for the next 30 years.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Joyce Meyer: Focus on the Positive Things in Life

We all have a special quality and attribute because we are made in the image of God. We are like a pillar of stability and strength to many people around us. Therefore, let us make use of the gift we have been given and direct people towards Jesus Christ our Lord and personal saviour.
Let’s stand strong and not  ashamed to declare Jesus because many people do not know who they are. Continue to place your full reliance upon Jesus. You have been given a wonderful gift, use it wisely and care for others.
Have a wonderful day!


Chris Brown enters rehab after released from assault allegation

Chris Brown has checked into a rehab facility in Malibu, Los Angeles. A representative for the singer announced that Brown, 24, decided to go to a clinic to "gain focus and insight into his past and recent behaviour".

It comes a day after he was released from jail following his arrest after a man accused him of punching him in Washington DC.

The representative's statement added that rehab would help the singer "continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point".

Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos, said the singer checked in at an unspecified facility to be treated for anger issues on Tuesday.

"He just decided he wanted to take some time off and do some introspection," he said.

The lawyer added that Brown's decision to enter rehab was not an acknowledgement of wrongdoing in the Washington case.

On Tuesday night the Grammy Award-winning singer tweeted: "In order to go where u have never gone u have to be willing to go where u never been!!!!"

I wish him all the best!

13 years old girl excavates herself out of a shallow grave after she was raped and buried alive

A teenage girl dug herself out of a shallow muddy grave after two men raped her and buried her alive.

The 13-year-old was abducted while walking to Koran lessons from her local village in Punjab and raped by the men in an isolated area.

Her attackers then buried her alive after they thought she had died during the assault. But she regained consciousness and managed to dig her way out of the murky grave and flag down a person walking by.

She was taken to a medical centre and survived her terrible torment.
According to media reports, her father Siddique Mughal told local police that his daughter had been taken. But they initially refused to investigate the incident.

But they were ordered to arrest the girl’s alleged attackers by the Lahore High Court Chief Justice’s Complaint Cell.

A judge from the Toba Tek Sing area, where the attack took place, has also been asked to investigate the matter.

Child rape is becoming increasingly problematic in Pakistan.

According to Pakistani children’s charity Sahil, the number of children raped between 2002 and 2012 increased from 668 to 2,788.

One of the most notable cases was that of Kainat Soomro who was attacked by four men when she was aged just 13 in 2007.

She was shunned by her village after speaking out against her attackers and was labelled a ‘kari’ or ‘black virgin’.


38 dead as bus catches inferno in Andhra, Indian

38 passengers died during early hour this morning at 5.30am (Wednesday) when a bus crashed into a highway barrier in south Indian.
The bus blew up in flames and many of the passengers were burned alive in the inferno. The driver and six others managed to escape through a window.
The passengers were trapped inside the bus because they were sleeping at the time of the crash. The diesel tank then caught fire, and flames engulfed the bus, according to Pradeep, a police official.

The bus, operated by Jabbar Travels, had been travelling overnight from Bangalore to Hyderabad and the driver was speeding when it crashed into the roadside barrier in Mehabubnagar in southern Andhra Pradesh state.
The relative of the deceased passengers were really devastated as they received the news of the accident from the police. Five engineers working for IBM and other software companies in Bangalore were among those who died in the bus accident.

According to the World Health Organisation, India has the highest annual road death toll in the world. More than 110,000 people are killed every year in road accidents across India. Most crashes are blamed on irresponsible driving, poorly maintained roads and ageing vehicles. 

Please be careful speed kills

Tuesday, 29 October 2013


Music: Eminem latest song 'The Monster' ft. Rihanna


Eminem‘s brand new song “The Monster” featuring Rihanna is this week’s pick for Just and KIIS-FM 102.7‘s JJ Music Monday.

The track is the latest song to be released off of Eminem‘s upcoming album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which is set to hit stores on November 5.

Rihanna famously collaborated on the song “Love The Way You Lie” and then “Love The Way You Lie Part 2.” So they decided to collaborate again.
What do you think of Eminem and Rihanna’s new song “Monster”?

HTC Smartphone saves man's life from bullet in Florida,United States

An attempted robbery of a central Florida gas station nearly ended in disaster but a clerk's HTC Smartphone saved his life.

The shooting happened after a man entered the store on Monday morning and asked a clerk to help him find a particular drink.
Moment later, the man then pulled out a revolver and demanded the clerk to open the safe, but the clerk was unable to get the safe door open. Another clerk then entered the store and was also ordered to open the safe but unsuccessful. After both the store workers' efforts to open it were unsuccessful, the suspect fired a single gunshot as he escaped the store on foot.

Emergency services workers were called to the store, and as they were interviewing one of the clerks, he complained of chest pains.

"So they started looking at the clerk. That's when they realised that the robber had actually shot at him, hit him, struck his cell phone, and the cell phone had stopped his bullet," Winter Garden Police Lt. Scott Allen said.

He didn't suffer any other injuries and was quickly released after being checked at a hospital.
The suspect described as a black man about 6 feet tall wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, pants, sunglasses, a bright yellow traffic vest and white gloves.  

Singer Chris released from custody after felony assault allegation

Chris Brown has been freed after spending more than a day in police custody following an accusation of felony assault.

Brown emerge from a Washington court yesterday flashing a peace sign after he was released from custody following a charge filed when a man accused Brown and his bodyguard of punching him and breaking his nose outside a hotel.

His arrest early on Sunday comes at a crucial time for the singer, who is releasing an album this winter and is under a deadline to complete hundreds of hours of community service to satisfy his sentence for the Rihanna attack.

His day and a half in custody is the longest time the hot-headed singer has spent behind bars and the case represents the most serious claims he has faced since his attack on Rihanna.

Brown left the courthouse to cheers from supporters, some of whom clapped when a judge announced he would be released.

In contrast to Brown's LA court appearances, which routinely happen in the afternoon when his case is the only one on calendar, Brown appeared in a crowded DC courtroom and had to wait until the end of the day to be called and his release granted.

In an interview with police, Brown denied hitting the man and said he was on his tour bus when the victim got into a fight with his bodyguard.

Many of Brown's more than 13 million Twitter followers continue to come to the singer's defence and attack his critics on the site.

Yarl's Wood immigration staff sacked over sex with female detainee

Two male staff members at the Yarl's Wood immigration centre in Bedfordshire have been fired for having sex with a female detainee.

A 23-year-old Roma woman reported having sex with the two men to police.

A third employee at the Serco-operated centre was also dismissed for failing to take any action when the female detainee reported the two men.

The news was announced by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons Nick Hardwick following a surprise inspection.

However, inspectors found no evidence that a "wider culture of victimisation or systematic abuse" had developed following the allegations of abuse at the 400-bed centre, he said.

Mr Hardwick said: "We were concerned to find that two staff had engaged in sexual activity with a female detainee, something that can never be less than abusive given the vulnerability of the detained population, and this staffs have rightly been dismissed."

Inspectors concluded that more female staff were needed urgently as there were not enough for a mainly-female establishment.

They also found that a number of women at the centre - where none of the detainees have been charged with an offence - were detained for long periods, including one for almost four years. In another place, the surprise inspection found pregnant women had been held without evidence of exceptional circumstances required to justify their captivity. One of the women had been admitted to hospital twice because of pregnancy-related complications.

Yarl's Wood still holds detainees in the middle of a distressing and difficult experience and more thought needs to be given to meeting their emotional and practical needs. For the most vulnerable of the women held, the decision to detain them appears much too casual.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Four dead as hurricane-level storm hits southern UK during the night and this morning.

Four people were pronounced dead after a storm battered southern Britain, leading to 600,000 homes losing power, and rail and flight cancellations.
The storm, which saw heavy rain fall across many areas and wind speeds of more than 70mph, left the UK shortly after 12:00 GMT - leaving a "broadly windy day".
The strongest gust of 99mph (159km/h) was recorded at Needles Old Battery, Isle of Wight, at 05:00 GMT.
A teenager in Kent and a man in Watford were killed by falling trees.
A man and a woman died in west London after a falling tree caused a suspected gas explosion and house collapse.
Train companies are running reduced services but say they hope to run full services on Tuesday.
Households which lost power earlier had been reconnected, but more had been cut off as the storm moved north and eastwards.
The photo below shows the scene at various places in the UK
The driver and a passenger were hurt when this bus blew over in Suffolk 

Workers have cleared the track at Alton in Hampshire, as this picture tweeted by South West Trains shows
Passengers wait on concourse at King's Cross station after train services were cancelled
The 17-year-old girl suffered fatal injuries when the tree crushed the caravan 

Hundreds of trees fell across the country 
                   Three houses collapsed and two others were damaged in a suspected gas explosion in west London

The Environment Agency had dozens of flood warnings in place - in areas of south-west England, East Anglia and the Midlands where flooding was expected, but the number is now down to four. There are also more than 100 flood alerts, where flooding is possible, across England and Wales.

Forecast showing wind and rain over the UK at 13:00

                                   Forecast showing wind and rain over the UK at 13:00

Video: 50 ducks wandered into a CVS store in Saratoga and leave with popcorn

It turns out popcorn isn’t just a tasty treat to be enjoyed in the cinema; it can also be used to lure ducks out of a shop.

That’s what an employee at a New York pharmacy was forced to do after around 50 ducks invaded the shop in Saratoga Springs on Thursday night.

Apparently around 7pm that evening, dozens of ducks waddled into the store through two sets of sliding doors and began to make themselves at home.

The video of the incident below the report headline shows that one worker trying to herd the ducks out with a mop, but local reports claim it was the popcorn that eventually lured them out the door.

The ducks left as peacefully as they arrived and there was no serious damage to the store.

Chris Brown charged with felony assault after a public dispute in DC

Chris Brown, who lives in Los Angeles and is originally from Virginia, has been involved in a number of incidents since the 2009 arrest. He was initially sued for a nightclub brawl that allegedly erupted between his entourage and that of musician Drake, at the time believed to be a lover of Rihanna.
Brown also fought with singer Frank Ocean and others after Ocean parked in Brown's space at a recording studio in Los Angeles.

But this time, Brown was arrested for getting into an early-morning altercation outside a Washington, D.C. hotel.

The slanging match happened at 4:30 a.m. local time outside the W Hotel on 15th street near the White House, D.C. Brown, 24, and 35-year-old Chris Hollosy were charged with felony assault. They were both detained while an investigation is ongoing.

A woman approached Brown to take a picture with him, but then two other men stopped by to get into the photo and Brown allegedly punched one of the men in the face.

"I'm not into this gay s**t, I'm into boxing," Brown said before swinging at one of the men, the sources alleged.

During the confrontation one adult male was injured and was reportedly taken to a hospital. But the victim had been released from the hospital as of early Sunday afternoon.

Brown's publicists and attorney, Mark Geragos, are yet to respond.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.


A Jealous Chinese man stabbed mother, 4 children because of their lifestyle

A Chinese immigrant man has extremely stabbed a mother and her four children in their Brooklyn home on Saturday night because he was jealous that the family had been so much more successful in America than him. 

The New York Police Department said the suspect, 25-year-old Ming Don Chen, implicated himself in the stabbings late Saturday in the Sunset Park neighborhood. Chief of Department Phil Banks said the victims "were cut and butchered with a kitchen knife." The Post, citing a police source, reported that Chen showed "no regret" as he confessed.

Chen is a cousin of the children's father and had been staying at the victim family home for a while before the incident.

Two girls, 9-year-old Linda Zhuo and 7-year-old Amy Zhuo, were pronounced dead at the scene, along with the youngest child, 1-year-old William Zhuo. Their brother, 5-year-old Kevin Zhuo, and 37-year-old mother, Qiao Zhen Li, were taken to hospitals, where they also were pronounced dead.

Chen was arrested at the scene, barefoot and covered in blood. Neighbours said he calmly answered officers' questions as he was led into a police car and the bodies were removed from the home.

However, the paper reported that Chen became violent during questioning, throwing a pair of eyeglasses at a sergeant who served as a Chinese language interpreter before kicking the table where he was cuffed and knocking the sergeant to the ground. He later punched a detective, according to the Post. 

Yun Gao, a cousin of the mother, said Chen had recently moved to the area and had been staying with different people. Yun described him as a "crazy" man who had failed to hold down a job as a cook. 

Woman buys foodstuffs for pocketpicker after he steals her wallet

Oklahoma woman is being praised for a tatic approach to retrieving her stolen wallet.

Jessica Eaves told Yahoo! Shine she was at her local grocery when, “I saw this gentleman down the aisle from me. He walked behind me, and when I got a couple of aisles over, I realized my wallet was gone." 

Rather than calling police, the Guthrie mother-of-four reportedly says she, "spotted him in a crowded aisle and approached . . . I said to him, 'I think you have something of mine. I'm going to give you a choice:

 “You can either give me my wallet and I'll forgive you right now, and I'll even take you to the front and pay for your foodstuffs.’"

According to Yahoo! Shine, Eaves made the offer with a blunt ultimatum: If he didn’t hand over the stolen purse, she would call the police.

"He reached into his hoodie pocket and gave me my wallet," the United Way worker recounted for the website. "He started crying when we walked up to the front. He said he was sorry about 20 times by the time we went from the pickle aisle to the front. He told me he was desperate."

Eaves reportedly spent $27 on groceries for the man, including milk, bread, bologna, crackers, soup and cheese.

"The last thing he said was, 'I'll never forget tonight. I'm broke, I have kids, I'm embarrassed and I'm sorry,'" she reportedly recalled. "Some people are critical because I didn't turn him in, but sometimes all you need is a second chance." 


Sunday, 27 October 2013

Georgia Man Runs into Burning House to Rescue His Beer

What would you save from a burning house? A puppy? Sure. Prized family treasure? Probably not. A few cans of beer? ‘No, not in a million years'. A man picks his beer.
WSFA reports that a house fire broke out on 42nd St. near Oates Ave. in Columbus, Thursday afternoon, when six adults and two young children were inside watching television when the room began filling with smoke.

After the children were rescued and everyone made it outside safely, a man (Walter Serpit) who walks with a cane broke all the rules of burning houses and went back into his home to retrieve something he left behind.

Serpit was able to save several cans of beer and he escaped the home without getting burned.

But something must have compelled him to return to the burning house.

"I told them to get the kids out and everything, and me myself, being an alcoholic, I was trying to get my beer out," he told reporters. "You feel me?"

And that, ladies and gentleman, is the most honest man in America.

We don't understand you, and obviously you're battling some demons here, and hopefully this event will give you some clarity, but for the moment, Serpit, we definitely feel you.

The Red Cross arrived shortly after firefighters extinguished the flames and they are helping the family get back on their feet. 




Saturday, 26 October 2013

Nigeria FA questioned over salary outstanding to coach Stephen Keshi

The Nigeria Sports Commission (NSC) has given the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) 48 hours to explain why national Coach Stephen Keshi is owed seven months' salary.

Keshi, who is preparing Nigeria for November's World Cup play-off second leg against Ethiopia, told BBC Sport he has not been paid since he oversaw the Super Eagles to the Africa Cup of Nations title in February.

“NSC director general Elegbeleye told KickOffNigeria, that it is unacceptable to owed national coach, and they have queried the NFF, it is a national embarrassment, he said”

The NFF, which is in in serious financial difficulty, also owes money to assistant coach Daniel Amokachi and goalkeeper trainer Ike Shorunmu.

The football authority, which receives its funding from the sports ministry, has acknowledged the debts owed to the coaches but says they will have to be patient.

It is not the first time Nigerian coaches have not been paid.

Christian Chukwu, Shaibu Amodu, Samson Siasia, Austin Eguavoen, John Obuh and Eucharia Uche have all previously complained about outstanding salaries in the recent past.

Nigeria will face Ethiopia in Calabar on 16 November and are favourites to progress to next year's tournament in Brazil, having won the first leg 2-1.


Toddler and boys have gone to meet their maker after Bronx blaze

A baby and two little boys have died after a fire broke out in a Bronx apartment building a few blocks from New York's Yankee Stadium.

Elijah Artis, five, Jeremiah Artis, two, and four-month-old Michael Turner were pronounced dead at hospital.

Police said a 25-year-old woman, four-year-old girl and four-month-old girl were treated for smoke inhalation and were in a stable condition.

Fire brigade chiefs said the blaze started in a second-floor apartment of the six-storey building. The Daily News reported witnesses seeing the children's mother leap from a window with a child in her arms.

The building's owner could not be reached for comment.

The building is about 10 streets from the site of a 2007 fire that killed 10 people, including eight children.

Friday, 25 October 2013

British Monarch reveals through Prince George's Official Christening Photo

Well, in case you don’t know who Prince George is, Prince George of Cambridge (George Alexander Louis was born on the 22 July 2013) is the only child of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

The only grandchild of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, he is third in line to succeed his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, after his grandfather and father.

Prince George’s was christening on Wednesday and the above photo was taking after the ceremony.

In the photo, Prince George wears an outfit made of delicate Honiton lace and white satin by Angela Kelly, an exact replica of the one worn before him by every baby born to the British Royal family since 1841.

He is being cradled by mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, who wore an Alexander McQueen dress and Jane Taylor hat.

Other members of the royal family are pictured as follows. In the back row, from left to right:

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, Pippa Middleton, James Middleton, Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton. Sitting in the front row, from left to right are Queen Elizabeth II, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge carrying Prince George and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.