Friday, 17 February 2017

Sad news: Baby devoured by giant rats in South Africa

'A three-month-old baby in South Africa has been eaten alive by giant rats after her mother left her alone to go on a drinking binge.

The baby girl died in the Katlehong township in Johannesburg, after her mother left her unattended for the entire night, reports the Khaleej Times Africa.

The 26-year-old mother was arrested for child neglect when she returned to the shack in the early hours to find the remains of her child in a blood-stained bed.

The baby girl’s twin brother, named Lucky, was spared a similar grisly fate as he had been taken along on the drinking binge.

Describing the horror, a neighbor said: 
“The baby could only have died a painful death. The infant’s tongue, eyes and fingers had all been eaten.  Besides the missing body parts, the remains of her body had bites and wounds all over that were inflicted by the sharp teeth of the rats. This woman must rot in jail.”
Giant rats, some growing up to a meter long, are a major problem for the poverty stricken townships in South African cities.
In 2011, two baby girls were killed and eaten in separate attacks in squalid townships, reports the Khaleej Times.

Lunathi Dwadwa, 3, was killed in a shack outside Cape Town as she slept on the floor beside her parents.

Another infant was eaten alive in a shack in Soweto while her mum was out with friends.

The month before grandmother Nomathemba Joyi, 77, died when giant rats chewed off her face as she slept.'

Truly Disturbing

Kim Kardashian wishes former boss Paris Hilton, a happy birthday

Kim Kardashian wishes her former boss and BFF Paris Hilton a happy birthday. Kim before fame used to...
be the billionaire heiress personal assistant.

Paris, who turned 36 was spotted kissing a mystery man see here at her star studded birthday  party. 

Many sources allegedly believes Kim stole Paris fame.

They are in good terms now after years of bitter rivalry when their then friendship hitted the rocks.

Check out some photos from their old friendship...

OMG!!! Man severes woman's head with machete in India. (Graphic content)

In a very disturbing visuals caught on CCTV camera, a woman is attacked at a temple in Karnataka, India
with a machete by a man who struck her about a dozen times before he was restrained. 

Kumari, the administrator of the Kotilingeshwari temple, survived the attack on Sunday night with a head wound and deep cuts on an arm. 

The police say the attacker is 24-year-old Santhosh, an engineer who lives in the same village as Kumari. He is seen attacking Kumari from the back while she is standing in a corridor.

Santhosh has been arrested. The police suspect he planned the attack on Kumari because of an old dispute between their families.

Say what! Donald Trump’s presidency prediction in 2012 saves man $2000

Donald Trump's rise to presidency may not be in the interest of many, however one lucky man got away with a loan of $2000 for predicting his win in a contract.
'Brothers Judd Markowitzz and Ryan Markowitz signed a contract for a $2,000 loan repayment in 2012.

Five years later, the Gmail document was uncovered with a rather surprising prediction of a certain someone as President of the United States.
In the signed document shared to Twitter, the brothers agree that while no interest will be accumulated while Judd paid off the loan, if any of their listed of circumstances were to happen, the payment would be waived.

That particular list included everything from loss of limbs, to the end of the world and Super Bowl predictions but what's more striking is the one of the last bullet points: "Rick Santorum or Donald Trump becomes President in 2016."

That's right. The Markowitz brothers somehow predicted Donald Trump would become president in 2016.

While technically Trump didn't move into the White House until 2017, it's still a pretty impressive prediction and that slight error doesn't matter to much to Judd, the original acceptor of the loan.

"People are pointing out obvious flaws in the contract," he tweeted. "I'm no lawyer, and my brother is a man of honor, and we can on agree on intent."

There is no word yet on whether or not the brothers, or the witness, had any contact with Russian officials when the contract was drafted' - via Mashable 

Rapper Lil Kim returns to bleaching???

Well, MTO News believes she is back to "bleaching the soul out of her face". Check another photo...

Lol... mto is wrong for this.

Unbelievable!!! A Million Dollars lottery winner sues the Lottery company for Ruining Her Life.

21 year-old Jane Park is suing the lottery, because she claims winning it ruined her life.

Four years ago, when she was 17, Park won roughly 1.4 million dollars.
“It’s scary how different my life is from my friends’. 

When they say they’re stressed about the money they mean their wages are s---,” she said. “There’s no one in the same boat as me, no one who really understands. I feel like I’m a 40-year-old.”

She said she only gets to go on about 4 vacations a year because her friends are too broke, and there’s one luxury vacation spot she won’t be going back to.

“In the Maldives, you can’t go and get absolutely hammered and crawl back to your water bungalow. It was more older, honeymooney.”

Park, who owns two houses and a purple Range Rover, told the Sunday People, “I wish I had no money most days.”

That said, she flaunts her wealth on her Instagram account.
“People look at me and think, ‘I wish I had her lifestyle, I wish I had her money.’ But they don’t realize the extent of my stress.

I have material things but apart from that my life is empty. What is my purpose in life?” as reported by fox32chicago

*unbelievable, lol*

Nigerian couple chanels the Obamas in new photos

This lovely Nigerian couple recreated a pose of the Obamas.  Did they nail it or not? Another photo below...

Photos of Paris Hilton making out with a mystery man on her 36th birthday

Billionaire heiress Paris Hilton,  marked her 36th birthday in Manhattan, New York with an extravagant party and a mystery man.

Miss Hilton documented the celebrations on her Snapchat. She was seen making out with a mystery man while her party was in full swing.

Some of her celebrity friends were also in attendance at her party. Pretty Little Liars star, Ashley Benson, and also her sister, Nicky were all present to celebrate with Paris and were glammed up for the occasion.

Bethenny Frankel from Real Housewives of New York was also at the party and she took to her Snapchat to share some photos of Paris and her sister from the evening.
Check out the photos...

Trump Calls the News Media the ‘Enemy of the American People’

President Trump, in an extraordinary rebuke of the nation’s press organizations, wrote on Twitter on Friday that...
the nation’s news media “is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American people.”

Even by the standards of a president who routinely castigates journalists on Thursday he devoted much of a 77 minute White House news conference to criticizing his press coverage Mr. Trump’s tweet was a striking escalation in his attacks on the news media.

At 4:32 p.m., shortly after arriving at his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Fla., Mr. Trump took to Twitter to write:

That message was swiftly deleted, but not before being seen by thousands of social media users.

Sixteen minutes later, Mr. Trump posted a revised version of the tweet. Restricted to 140 characters, the president removed the word “sick,” and added two other television networks to his list of offending news organizations.

Mr. Trump has regularly referred to the media as the “opposition party” to his administration, and he has blamed news organizations for stymieing his presidential agenda.

But the language he deployed on Friday is more typically used by presidents to refer to hostile foreign governments or terrorist organizations.' - NYT

George Clooney's mum reveals the sexes of her grandkids

Nina Clooney is so excited that she has revealed the s*xes of the children her son George and his wife Amal are pregnant with....

"It will be one of each! Yes, a boy and a girl. That's what I've been told," George's mother told Vogue magazine last weekend, in comments posted Thursday.

"How marvelous!" she added. My husband and I are extremely excited."

Amal and George who wed in 2014 revealed last week that they are pregnant and their Expected delivery date is June.

source: E! Online.

Graphic photo: Wife cuts of husband’s side chick's leg on Valentine's Day

Kasheena Mordica pictured above  has been arrested and arraigned before court for...
the attempted murder and severing of the leg of another lady, Ashley Weatherspoon (below) whom she caught with her husband on Valentine's day. 

The tragic confrontation took place on Val's Day after Mordica found out her husband, Marco Mark was spending the day with Ashley.

According to the police, Kasheena ran over Ashley with her car – and her leg was completely severed in the accident. She should have gone for her man instead...

Ashley Weatherspoon, was rushed to the hospital but she lost her leg. The doctors tried saving the legs but had to give up because the damage was too much.

Meanwhile, the husband who is the cause of the whole incident has been arrested by the police on outstanding charges of burglary and grand theft.

See the graphic photo from the scene below...

Mass Deportations Have Begun, Congressman Says

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro accused President Trump on Thursday of putting a mass deportation program into place,...
saying it goes beyond anything orchestrated by prior administrations.

In a flurry of tweets, Castro said it’s “hard not to conclude” that mass deportations have begun following a meeting he attended with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

He said ICE officials made it clear only Dreamers — undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children and protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals executive order — without any offenses “including traffic tickets” or perceived gang affiliations would be exempt. He said the only thing that will limit the program is the size of ICE’s budget.

He said ICE officials refused to answer questions about the number of people currently in detention centers, where the detainees are from and how many overstayed their visas versus how many were “border crossers.” He said the mandate now to deport is broader than under previous administrations.

During the Obama administration, nearly 3 million undocumented people were removed from the United States. During George W. Bush’s administration about 2 million were removed. At a press conference Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump said DACA was a difficult subject for him.

"We're gonna deal with DACA with heart. I have to deal with a lot of politicians, don't forget and I have to convince them that what I'm saying is — is right," he said.  

"And I appreciate your understanding on that. But the DACA situation is a very, very — it's a very difficult thing for me because you know, I love these kids, I love kids. I have kids and grandkids. And I find it very, very hard doing what the law says exactly to do and you know, the law is rough."

The San Antonio Express-News reported Josue Romero, a student at the Southwest School of Art studying to be an architect, was detained Wednesday after he was arrested on marijuana possession charges, a misdemeanor. His family came to the United States when he was 4 from Honduras.

“We’re afraid that they’re going to deport him because he came here when he was a very young and he doesn’t know anything about Honduras,” his mother, Norma Velasquez, told the Express-News.

Trump pledged during the campaign to deport the estimated 11 million immigrants in this country illegally. After the election, he softened the stance, saying criminals would be targeted. Immigration raids last week resulted in hundreds of detentions across the country.

Yahoo News 

12 suspected thugs killed in Nairobi in last three days

Four suspected thugs were on Wednesday shot dead in two separate incidents...
in Nairobi as police intensified the war on armed crime.
Police say they recovered three pistols from the men.
The first incident happened in Umoja Three area on Wednesday morning where two suspects were killed after they had allegedly broken into a house and stole household items.
The owner of the house raised alarm alerting locals and police who chased and managed to kill the two. The stolen electronic goods were recovered.

Police said they also recovered a pistol.
The second incident happened along Jogoo Road, Nairobi and two pistols were found on the suspects.

Police say the men have been behind a series of other robberies in the area and their accomplice who was on a motorbike managed to escape.

Nairobi police boss Japheth Koome said the men were attacking and robbing motorists and pedestrians when an alarm was raised.

This increases to 12, the number of suspects killed in Nairobi in the last three days.. Others were killed in Kayole and Shauri Moyo on Tuesday.

Cases of armed robberies have been on the rise in the last months with police deploying more officers on streets to contain the situation.

Police say the situation is under control with strategies in place to address it.

Source: Standard Media 

Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album soaring high even after his death

The late pop king's Thriller album has been certified 33x platinum... 
This new status makes an all time best selling artiste in the history of music.
Michael Jackson who passed away at 50 may be gone, but his music still lives on with an inreasing effect in the global music industry.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z spotted at Solange's Grammy's after party

Pregnant Beyonce, together with former Destiny's Child band mates, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams...
alongside Jay-Z and Mrs Tina Lawson amongs a host of others all made it to Solange's after party. Check more photos below...

Samsung chief Lee arrested as South Korean corruption probe deepens

'Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested on Friday over his alleged role in a corruption scandal...
rocking the highest levels of power in South Korea, dealing a fresh blow to the technology giant and standard-bearer for Asia's fourth-largest economy.

The special prosecutor's office accuses Lee of bribing a close friend of President Park Geun-hye to gain government favors related to leadership succession at the conglomerate. 

It said on Friday it will indict him on charges including bribery, embezzlement, hiding assets overseas and perjury. The 48-year-old Lee, scion of the country's richest family, was taken into custody at the Seoul Detention Centre early on Friday after waiting there overnight for the decision. 

He was being held in a single cell with a TV and desk, a jail official said.
Lee is a suspect in an influence-peddling scandal that led parliament to impeach Park in December, a decision that if upheld by the Constitutional Court would make her the country's first democratically elected leader forced from office.

Samsung and Lee have denied wrongdoing in the case.
Prosecutors have up to 10 days to indict Lee, Samsung's third-generation leader, although they can seek an extension. 

After indictment, a court would be required to make its first ruling within three months. Prosecutors plan to question Lee again on Saturday.

No decision had been made on whether Lee's arrest would be contested or whether bail would be sought, a spokeswoman for Samsung Group [SARG.UL] said.

"We will do our best to ensure that the truth is revealed in future court proceedings," the Samsung Group said in a brief statement after Lee's arrest.

The same court had rejected a request last month to arrest Lee, but prosecutors this week brought additional accusations against him.

"We acknowledge the cause and necessity of the arrest," a judge said in his ruling. The judge rejected the prosecution's request to also arrest Samsung Electronics <005930.KS> president Park Sang-jin.

Shares in Samsung Electronics ended Friday down 0.42 percent in a flat wider market (.KS11). Ratings agencies did not expect any impact on the flagship firm's credit ratings, and said Lee's arrest would accelerate improvements in management transparency and corporate governance.

While Lee's detention is not expected to hamper day-to-day operations at Samsung firms, which are run by professional managers, experts said it could hinder strategic decision-making at South Korea's biggest conglomerate, or chaebol.

Samsung is going through a restructuring to clear a succession path for Lee to assume control after his father was incapacitated by a heart attack in 2014.

Decisions that could be complicated by Lee's arrest include deliberations over whether to reorganize the group under a holding company structure, as well as its plan to abandon its future strategy office, a central decision-making body that came in for criticism during the scandal.

Staff moves have also been in limbo. Samsung, which employs around half a million people, has yet to announce annual personnel promotions and changes, which it typically does in December.

One employee at Samsung Electronics’ chip division said colleagues were unsettled that prosecutors had singled out Samsung. "The mood is that people are worried," the person said.

However, another Samsung Electronics employee described the situation as business as usual. "It wouldn't make sense for a company of that size to not function properly just because the owner is away."

Both employees declined to be identified, given the sensitivity of the matter. Lee's incarceration comes as Samsung Electronics tries to get past last year's disastrous roll-out of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, which were prone to fires.

It is under pressure for the upcoming launch of its next flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, to be a success.

Major business groups criticized the decision, worried about the impact on Samsung and the country.

"A management vacuum at Samsung, a global company representing the Republic of Korea, will increase uncertainty and undermine global confidence, posing a big burden on the already struggling economy," the Korea Employers Federation said.

Lee's arrest gives a boost to prosecutors who have zeroed in on Samsung to build their case against President Park and her close friend Choi Soon-sil, who is in detention and faces charges of abuse of power and attempted fraud. 
Both Park and Choi have denied wrongdoing. 

Prosecutors have focused on Samsung's relationship with Park, 65, accusing the group of paying bribes totaling 43 billion won ($37.74 million) to organizations linked to Choi to secure government backing for the controversial 2015 merger of two Samsung units, a deal that was seen as key to smoothing Lee's succession.

The prosecution office on Friday accused Lee of bribery not only in seeking to smooth the merger but in the broader process of his succession. A prosecution spokesman did not elaborate.

If parliament's impeachment of Park is upheld, an election would be held in two months. In the meantime, she remains in office but stripped of her powers. 
Her would-be successors praised the decision to arrest Lee.

"We hope it marks a beginning to end our society's evil practice of cozy ties between government and corporations and move towards a fair country," said Kim Kyoung-soo, a spokesman for Moon Jae-in, a member of the liberal opposition Democratic Party who is leading opinion polls in the presidential race.' - Reuters

More dads taking paternity leave in Sweden

The number of fathers taking advantage of Sweden's generous parental leave benefits is slowly rising, according to new statistics.
Sweden offers a generous 480 days of parental leave per child which can be shared out between mothers and fathers as they see fit, but with each parent entitled to at least three months on a use-it-or-lose-it basis.

Despite great strides in gender equality, women still claim the lion's share of parental leave, which can be used at any time up until the child turns eight. But the number of dads appears to be rising.

Last year around a quarter, 27 percent, of all parental leave benefits was paid out to men, up by 0.8 percentage points on 2015, according to statistics by Sweden's national social insurance agency Försäkringskassan, reports news agency Siren. In 1999 the same figure was 12 percent.

But the increase is not seen across the board and the gap between those who do take parental leave and those who do not is growing, according to researcher Ann-Zofie Duvander at Stockholm University. But forcing parents to split the number of days equally, as has been suggested, may not be the answer.

“At one end we have men who do not have a job or have a low income, and they may possibly be affected by the level of compensation. At the other then are the high earners, the real career men.

The thing to do to make them take more days is probably not about the level of compensation but rather about changing the focus of their work life,” Duvander told news agency Siren.

Some 80 percent of children in Sweden have two working parents, but only around 40 percent of mothers work full-time compared to some 75 percent of fathers, according to 2013 statistics.

Children are guaranteed a spot in daycare as of the age of 12 months for a very modest sum compared to many other countries, making it possible for parents to return to work.

Source: The Local

CoverGirl's first male ambassador slammed for ignorant tweets

CoverGirl's brand ambassador and aspiring makeup artist James Charles, has come under a lot of backlash after
classifying the entire African continent as an Ebola infested place in his recent tweets.
His attempt to appologies also left a sour taste in people’s mouth. He tweeted that he would be without cell service for the next 10 days whilst in Africa and that makes him glad.
Many twitter users called him out on his apparent ignorant stands...