Sunday, 30 September 2012

Rappers Rick Ross And Young Jeezy In Angry Fight At BET Awards..

Shots were allegedly fired on Saturday night outside the taping of the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta following a shoving match that broke out backstage between rappers Young Jeezy and Rick Ross.
According to TMZ sources, the two performers exchanged heated words during the ceremony and started pushing each other before their bodyguards and BET security intervened and separated the two men.
But that was apparently not the end of the incident. According to eyewitnesses, soon afterwards a member of Ross's entourage went to the parking lot of the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center and pulled out a gun, firing several shots..

No injuries were reported, and police have denied that shots were in fact fired.
Sources said that the concert venue was temporarily shut down during a musical tribute to the late hip hop mogul Chris Lighty. The building later reopened and the taping of the awards show continued with heightened security.

According to the Atlanta Police Department, neither Young Jeezy nor Rick Ross was arrested in connection to the altercation.
Rick Ross, 36, and Young Jeezy, 34, have not enjoyed a good relationship in the past, but lately the two appeared to be on good terms..

But on Saturday, Hot 97 DJ Funkmaster Flex tweeted that things between the rappers came to a head when members of their cliques crossed paths backstage.
At around 9.30pm, the DJ tweeted: 'Jeezy and Rick Ross just had words backstage!! Pushing and shoving!!!'
Minutes later, he posted an update, telling his followers: 'Beef just spread to the parking lot!!!' before tweeting, 'Shots fired in parking lot!!! Gunman arrested!!! Back to the show and the Club later!!!' 

Why Men Love Breasts.

Experts believe they have found the answer to the age old question: Why are men obsessed with women’s breasts?

According to the authors of The chemistry between us: love, sex, and the science of attraction, Larry Young and Brian Alexander believe that the fascination with breasts is due to a hormone released during breastfeeding.

In a book review column published on Huffington Post, the two experts explained that a chemical released when a woman’s breasts are stimulated is what causes the attraction.

“When a woman gives birth, her newborn will engage in some elaborate manipulations of its mother's breasts. This stimulation sends signals along nerves and into the brain. There, the signals trigger the release of a neurochemical called oxytocin from the brain's hypothalamus. This oxytocin release eventually stimulates smooth muscles in a woman's breasts to eject milk, making it available to her nursing baby” wrote the authors.

The authors believe that the same process applies when it comes to an intimate relationship between men and women.

“When a partner touches, massages or nibbles a woman's breasts, it sparks the same series of brain events as nursing. Oxytocin focuses the brain's attention to the partner's face, smell, and voice. The combination of oxytocin release from breast stimulation, and the surge of dopamine from the excitement of foreplay and face-to-face sex, help create an association of the lover's face and eyes with the pleasurable feelings, building a bond in the women's brain,” they said.

But Young and Alexander’s theories might not apply to all men; some me don’t like breasts and Rutgers University anthropologist Fran Mascia-Lees agrees.

"Always important whenever evolutionary biologists suggest a universal reason for a behaviour and emotion: how about the cultural differences?" Mascia-Lees wrote in an email to LiveScience.

In some African cultures, for example, women don't cover their breasts, and men don't seem to find them so, shall we say, titillating.

But Young told the website that seeing uncovered breasts all day didn't rule out the attraction.....

"It doesn't mean that massaging them and stimulating them is not part of the foreplay in these cultures. As of yet, there are not very many studies that look at breast stimulation during foreplay in an anthropological context," he said.

Blackberry Shares Surge After $235m Loss.

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has revealed it lost $235m in the past quarter.

In the three months to September 1, the Canadian-based firm posted its third consecutive loss.

But the hit was not as bad as analysts had forecast and the market responded positively in after-hours trading.

The company has been under the spotlight in recent years as it struggled to keep pace in the fast-changing smartphone market.

The loss translated to 27 cents (0.16) a share excluding special items, which was not as bad as Wall Street estimates of a loss of 46 cents (0.28) per share.

RIM shares, which have slumped to historical lows, rallied around 18% in the after-hours trade.

"Despite the significant changes we are implementing across the organisation, our second quarter results demonstrate that RIM is progressing on its financial and operational commitments during this major transition," RIM president and chief executive Thorsten Heins said.

Mr Heins said the BlackBerry 10 platform, which aims to revamp the smartphone to compete with the likes of Apple's iPhone and Google-based Android devices, "is on track to launch in the first calendar quarter of 2013".

BlackBerry 10 had been set to launch in late 2012, but Ontario-based RIM announced a delay earlier this year that prompted grim predictions for the company.

It said revenues in the fiscal second quarter rose 2% from the prior quarter to $2.9bn (1.78bn), a figure some 31% lower than a year earlier.

RIM said it shipped 7.4 million BlackBerry smartphones in the period and 130,000 BlackBerry PlayBook tablets.

The company's global subscriber base rose to 80 million and the company's cash position edged up to $2.3bn (1.41bn).

RIM's result statement warned "that there will be continued pressure on operating results for the remainder of the fiscal year based on the increasing competitive environment, lower handset volumes, increased marketing expense associated with the launch of BlackBerry 10".

The company is also planning a campaign "to aggressively drive sales of BlackBerry 7" before the launch of the BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

As a result it expects an operating loss in the third quarter of the accounting year..

Bomb Explodes Near Islamic Boarding School In Zaria.

Gunmen detonated a bomb today near an Islamic boarding school in northern Nigeria and later exchanged gunfire with security forces, causing unknown casualties in the region's latest round of violence, officials said.

Sunday's attack hit Zaria, a city in the northern reaches of Kaduna state that is the nerve centre of Shiite Muslims in a country where Muslims are predominantly Sunni. The blast struck the Gaskiya neighbourhood in the city, causing some injuries, said Yushau Shuaib, a spokesman for Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency.

Following the blast, soldiers and police flooded the area and opened fire on gunmen they suspected of planting the bomb, killing two people, Shuaib said. Local authorities took the injured to a nearby hospital. Police and military officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

The explosion could have potentially killed more people, but the gunmen ordered the children out of the school before triggering the bomb, according to some witnesses who spoke to officials. The blast destroyed several homes nearby as well.

The Nigerian military had surrounded the blast site hours before as part of an operation to track down members of the radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram, a witness told The Associated Press. Soldiers forced those living around the area to flee during the operation, the witness said. The witness spoke on condition of anonymity out of fear of facing reprisals from the government for speaking to a foreign journalist.

It is not clear what led up to the bomb detonation as soldiers had been around the area for hours.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast, though Boko Haram has carried out bombings and shootings throughout northern Nigeria. The sect, whose name means "Western education is sacrilege" in the Hausa language of Nigeria's north, has been blamed for killing more than 680 people this year alone, according to an AP count. The group wants the federal government to release its imprisoned members and implement strict Shariah law across Nigeria, which is largely divided into a Christian south and a Muslim north.

Military officials recently claimed to have killed members of Boko Haram's senior leadership, including the group's spokesman who uses the nom de guerre Abul Qaqa. The sect, which typically speaks to journalists through telephone conference calls at times of its choosing, could not be immediately reached for comment Sunday.

The group has recently changed some of its tactics and attacked more than 30 mobile phone towers throughout northern Nigeria, disrupting communications in a nation reliant on cellular phones.

Boko Haram has attacked mosques and killed Muslims in the past. The Zaria boarding school near Sunday's bombing is run by Awwal Adam Albani, who is a critic of Boko Haram and a follower of the ultraconservative sect of Islam known as Salafi..

J Martins Acquires A Rolls Royce Phantom.

Music producer and singer, Justice Martins popularly known as JMartins was a year older yesterday. Aside celebrating his birthday, the Ohaofia Abia state born artiste also celebrated the addition of a new ride to his fleet of automobiles.
The singer while in America recently acquired a Rolls Royce Phantom in addition to the Mercedes Benz G500 Wagon he had also bought while in God’s own country.

Music sure pays!, yeah?

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Fans Launch Website To Honour 2Face Idibia.

Ace musician 2face Idibia has over the years inspired music lovers with the message and melody in his music, gathering a huge number of fans around the world. Some of his fans have come together to give back to him.

On his 37th birthday, a group of fans who call themselves ‘2facemaniacs‘ launched a fan website to honour him. The website according to one of the site admins will serve as a meeting point for all 2face’s fans across the globe.

“We wanted to bring all 2face’s fans to one protal, you know he does have millions of fans across the globe. It’s our way of saying a big thank you to him”, Tayo one of the site admins told Nigerian Entertainment News.

Kanye West's 2nd Sex Tape Emerges.

Kanye West, who recently made headlines for a leaked sex tape, is said to be working twice as hard with his lawyers now that there's a second home video of him getting intimate.

According to his legal team, the naughty film was 'stolen' from his computer, and is almost identical to the first sex tape.

His lawyers admitted that the first video is genuine and are using their legal powers to prevent footage of the rapper doing the deed with a Kim Kardashian lookalike appearing on the internet.

According to an article, both the naughty films are 'impressively long' - the first is roughly 20 minutes and the second last for more than 40 minutes.

The story adds that both tapes were shot several years ago and are 'currently being shopped to media outlets by a third party.'

The website alleges that the tape was filmed in a hotel room and that it was made before he started dating Kim.

A picture released online, - which is believed to be from the video, claims to show Kanye shirtless.

His lawyer, Lisa M Buckley, issued a statement saying that the footage was genuine and the image is stolen property.

She also said that she will take legal action if the sex tape hits the market.

"Be advised that the screen shot, as well as the tape from which the screen shot was taken, were illegally obtained and believed to have been stolen from Mr West's computer," the Mirror quoted her as saying.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

More To Anti-Western Violence By Muslims Than An Offensive Film.

While religious fanatics are involved in the current protests, they are also inspired by US policies that alienate millions in Muslim world.

THE PAST week has seen an apparent flaring up of anti-western violence in the Muslim world. On September 11th, the US ambassador to Libya was killed along with three other embassy personnel. Within days there were attacks on US embassies in Yemen, Egypt and elsewhere.

The ostensible cause of all of this was the emergence into public view, courtesy of YouTube, of a previously obscure and virulently anti-Islamic film entitled The Innocence of Islam.

The film, which amongst other things depicted Muhammad as a paedophile, was produced in disputed circumstances by a southern Californian Coptic Christian, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a convicted bank fraudster, who initially represented himself as of Israeli Jewish background.

Regardless of its origins or limited aesthetic qualities, the film has certainly succeeded in stirring up emotions. The familiar image of Muslim mobs storming western embassies to avenge hurt to their religion filled newspaper and magazine pages, as commentary focused on why Muslims cannot tolerate criticism of their religion.

The decision earlier this week by the French government to close embassies, cultural centres and schools in about 20 countries, in anticipation of violent protests at the publication by a satirical French magazine of caricatures of Muhammad, reinforces these concerns.

Negative representations of Islam and of Muhammad are nothing new. The emergence of Islam in the 7th century was followed by the rapid expansion of Muslim political power. By the eighth and ninth centuries, this had spread to western Europe, as Spain, Sicily and parts of France were ruled by Muslims.

For hundreds of years Muslim armies and navies were seen as threatening to Europe. Fear and ignorance animated popular, scholarly and religious responses to Islam. At the time of the Crusades, the Muslim opponents of the Christian forces were explained in biblical terms: Muhammad was a cardinal with frustrated papal ambitions; earlier he had been thought of as one god among many worshipped by the “Saracens”. The others, according to one source, included Mars, Plato and Apollo.

In Dante’s Inferno, Muhammad is relegated to the eighth of nine circles of hell as a sower of schism and scandal. Many saw Islam, as some do to this day, in terms of biblical prophecy, a preparation for the final appearance of the antichrist. The 13th-century crusader Oliver of Paderborn claimed that: “Islam began by the sword, was maintained by the sword, and by the sword would be ended.”

Age-old tropes of Islam as barbaric and intolerant continue to flourish. Yet, the expression of revulsion on the part of adherents of religion at what they perceive as insults to their faith is not unique to Islam.

At least since the second World War, the expression of anti-Semitic views has met with widespread condemnation, if not outright proscription. In the UK in 1977, the editor of Gay News, a fortnightly newspaper, was found guilty of blasphemous libel and sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment (the sentence was suspended) and fined £500 for the crime of publishing a poem, The Love that Dares to Speak its Name, about a homosexual Roman centurion’s love for Christ at the crucifixion.

More recently, the Irish government in 2009 enacted a Defamation Act, which sets out a new offence of publishing or uttering “blasphemous matter”, defined as uttering material that is “grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion”, if the intention behind the utterance or publication is to cause such outrage.

The enactment of such laws raises crucial questions about the balance to be struck between respect for the religious sensibilities of others and freedom of speech. However, such a balance has been struck without enormous difficulty when what is at issue is less freedom of speech but more incitement to hatred or violence.

The film that motivated the violence of the past week appears on the face of it to have more to do with incitement than with the assertion of basic human rights. However, the violence also raises questions about the extent to which it represents an expression of religious hurt or something more.

For the answer to this question, we need to move beyond the simplicities of generalisation about something called “Islam”.

In the first place, a religion that encompasses a global population of almost one billion people, which, unlike Christianity, knows no clerical hierarchy and has no equivalent figurehead to the Roman Catholic pope or the archbishop of Canterbury, which finds expression in Sunni, Shia and Sufi Islam as well as in a multiplicity of orthodox and heterodox sects, which ranges in expression and interpretation from the austere Islam of Wahhabi Saudi Arabia to the syncretistic Islam of Asia and east and west Africa, cannot be reduced to a single, overarching label.

Secondly, as Edward Said noted many years ago, something called “Islam” does not move whole populations to act in specific ways. In order to understand the events of Benghazi or Cairo or Sana’a in the past week, it is necessary to put them into context.

The assault on the US consulate in Benghazi is already the subject of much controversy. There is dispute as to whether it was indeed an outburst of anger at the depiction of Islam in Nakoula’s film. Some inside and outside Libya question how a spontaneous display of religious outrage could escalate so quickly into a heavily armed attack on the consulate.

On September 19th, Matt Olsen, director of the US National Counterterrorism Center, told a hearing of the US Senate homeland security committee that what had taken place was a terrorist attack. Others at the hearing suggested the attack had been pre-planned for the anniversary of the attacks of September 11th, 2001.

Likewise, the assault on the US embassy in Yemen is the subject of controversy. Writing from Sana’a during the week, American freelance journalist Adam Baron noted widespread scepticism that one of the most secure buildings in the capital could be so easily breached. Baron also noted that most of those guarding the embassy belong to forces loyal to a nephew of deposed president Saleh. The suspicion that the former president had a hand in making the attacks possible is commonplace in Sana’a and credible given his track record in office.

Beyond the local detail, it is no coincidence that in Benghazi, Cairo and Sana’a, it was the symbols of US power that came under attack. Despite the fact that President Obama has built some fences with the Muslim world, the US is still seen as having key interests opposed to those of many in the Middle East and the broader Muslim world.

Continued and largely unconditional support for Israel, the primacy of the Saudi Arabia alliance and the deployment of lethal unmanned drones against those designated as US enemies are just a few of the policies that alienate hundreds of millions of Muslims from Pakistan to Yemen. The sense that many in the Muslim world are disenfranchised by the dominant global economic model adds to popular disenchantment.

History teaches us that there will always be religious fanatics. But why ordinary people use religion to justify resort to violence asks more demanding questions of us than can be addressed by the simplicities of Islamophobia and the demonising of the entire Muslim population of the world.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

10 Crucial And Surprising Steps To Build Trust In A Relationship.

1. Be Predictable. When do seeds of suspicion emerge? When one begins to think, What's up? Why is he doing that? He's never done that before. That is so unlike him. He loses 30 pounds, buys a new wardrobe and comes home late from work. He changes his patterns. His behaviour becomes unpredictable. You get the picture? Any movement away from predictable behaviour can become suspect and trust can deteriorate. Focus on acting predictably if you need to build trust. Be consistent in what you do. This doesn't mean you must be boring. If there is a twinkle in your eye and a dose of spontaneity every so often, for goodness sakes be spontaneous and fun loving. But, be spontaneous consistently! Be true to who you have always been and be that consistently, whoever you tend to be!

2. Inform Your Significant Other When You Become "Unpredictable.". No one goes through life the same person. We all make shifts and changes. Frankly sometimes we may be fairly clueless about what is happening and where we are going. Those times may be very intense and we do some silly things or make some downright dumb decisions. Life can get very squirrelly and unpredictable. (I have a favorite phrase: Gold is refined through intense heat.) Growth in an individual, marriage or family often is accompanied by a little chaos. Welcome these shifts, for there is a part of you searching for something better/different/richer/deeper, but for heaven's sake, inform your partner of what you are experiencing. Say, "I really don't know what is going on in me right now, but I'm moving in a different direction. Be a little patient with me while I figure this out. I might do some silly things, but my intent is not to harm you or scare you. Accept some of my wondering and wandering and please be there for me? I may need to run some of this by you every so often!"

3. Make Sure Your Words Match The Message. Mean what you say and say what you mean. When your partner hears one thing in your words but your tone of voice, body language and facial expressions are really saying something else, you open the relationship to some crazy making days. Which message is she to believe? This can waste a tremendous amount of energy and she learns not to trust part of what you are saying. Here's a very simple but common example. You are getting ready to go to a formal dinner. Your wife comes to you and says, "How do I look?" (And she's wearing a dress you don't particularly like and her hair is pulled back in a way that turns you off.) Not to spoil the enthusiastically say, "You look great." You don't really mean it and a part of her knows you really don't mean it. But, you leave it at that. This might not seem like a big deal - we all have done something similar - but if trust is shaky to begin with, it is even shakier now. Here's how to match the words with the nonverbal: "I think you are a beautiful person. I want you to know that. I love you dearly and it will be wonderful to have you by my side tonight. Others will see your beauty. (As you say this, you look into her eyes as you put your hands around her waist.) She's not concerned so much with how she looks but is expressing a need for affirmation. She's not talking about her dress or hair, but about wanting to know the evening is going to go just fine. You respond to the real message. You can take this one step further, if you like. At some point you might bring up her need for affirmation and talk about that. Ask her is there is anything you can say or do so that need is met. Trust is awareness of the intent beneath the obvious message and responding to that!

4. Believe The Other Person Is Competent. I hear this phrase very often: "But, I don't want to hurt him." A couple things are at play here. First, she may not have the skill of confronting the other with the truth in a way that brings reconciliation and understanding. She believes truth telling is destructive or entails some sort of drama. Neither is true. The truth is never destructive and can be conveyed in loving ways. (With that said, what we believe to be the truth may indeed be a distorted perception that fits our personal needs.) Or, she may see the other person as a wimp; someone she believes cannot handle rigorous personal confrontation. She doesn't trust that the other person has the internal strength or stamina or skills to be in a relationship of mutual respect and equality. The other person picks up on this mistrust and does what he does (feigns inadequacy and incompetence) to avoid the personal confrontation as well. A dance is acted out. Believe and know in your heart that the other person, somewhere and somehow, beneath the games, has the internal strength and capacity to handle anything. Such trust builds trust in the other person and begins to pervade the relationship. "Hey, she thinks I can handle this! Hmmmm, this is mighty good! I CAN engage her and be truly intimate!"

5. Be Very Very Careful Of Keeping Secrets. If he knows there is an elephant in the room and doesn't talk about it, the elephant takes up tremendous space in the relationship. It takes energy for him to walk around it. She may not see the elephant but knows he is bending his neck to look around something. She will be curious, mildly disturbed, have feelings but no words to wrap around them, might wonder if something is wrong with her or struggle with trusting her intuition (her intuition KNOWS an elephant is there.) And, when we can't trust the messages that come from within us, we find it very difficult to trust the messages of the other person. Secrets demand tremendous energy and erode trust. The relationship is doomed never to experience wall-banging intimacy. This is why extramarital affairs are so damaging. She is not so much concerned about him having sex with someone else as she is about the betrayal, lack of trust, the secrets and deception that are crazy making and energy draining. Now, please. I'm not saying that you sit your partner down and divulge the 23 secrets of your illicit past behaviors. If you have resolved those, i.e. forgiven yourself, understand those behaviors, learned from them and were able to use them to make the internal shifts necessary for your personal development, they do not qualify as an elephant. Hopefully, in the course of growing intimacy in your relationship you may want to share some of those events as you disclose to your partner where you were and where you are now. You do so without emotional charge. However, if a secret takes up room, i.e. still has an emotional charge and holds you back from disclosing more and more of yourself in the growing stages of intimacy, you have a problem that needs to be addressed with your partner.

6. Let YOUR Needs Be Known - Loudly. Be a little - no, be a lot - self-centered. (Be self-centered, but not selfish!) Here's a problem I run into almost every day. He is backing away (perhaps attached to work, another person, etc.). She feels the trust and intimacy eroding, is scared and wants to "win him back." So she begins an all out effort to "work on the marriage." She invites him to do so as well. He may reluctantly agree. She blasts full throttle ahead trying to "be nice" and meet every need he ever said he had. She's going to "fill his tank with goodies." Doesn't work. Her eyes are riveted on him. He feels "smothered" or maybe even resentful: "Why is she doing this NOW!" She's hopeful, but eventually that turns to resentment. Her underlying motive - if I meet his needs, he will feel good and meet mine - just doesn't work. It's perceived as manipulation, which it is. Of course, he doesn't say anything. After all, how do you get angry with someone who is so "nice and caring?" Trust disintegrates under a blanket of quiet niceties. Start with your eyes focused on YOU. What do YOU need? Explore your personal need system. Dig beneath the surface. And then say to him: "I need...x, y and z. I would like to talk to you about them. I would like us to work out a way so my needs are met. Are you open to that?" He is empowered to say yes or no. Or, he may say, "What about my needs?" You respond, "I am very interested in hearing what is important to you, certainly." Have you ever been around someone who stated clearly what they needed/wanted? Didn't you respect that person? Because you knew where he stood, and therefore where you stood, didn't that interaction move toward a trusting relationship?

7. State Who YOU Are - Loudly. It is very sad to see those in relationships of emotional investment hold back from letting the other person know who they really are. You build trust in a relationship by entrusting your SELF to the other person. This sounds easy but I find it difficult for most to pull off. Most of us have a difficult time declaring our SELF. For one thing, if you're like most of us, you haven't given much thought to what it is that makes YOU truly YOU. Don't you feel like you glide through life on autopilot, focusing on tasks, goals, accomplishments, problems and the external realities? Don't you tend to focus on those things out there or that person out there? You're concerned about what he is thinking, how he is responding to you, whether he likes you, whether he will be an obstacle and where he will fit in your life? Your conversations may be pleasant but fairly superficial and bluntly, boringly inane. You converse about things/relationships/events out there. You are reluctant to share your thoughts, values, and impressions or take a stand. This doesn't destroy trust. But it doesn't create it either. And, if you do take a stand it may serve the purpose of protecting you or entrenching you as you react against someone. This more often than not creates trust barriers. Take some time to reflect on your standards. What are your standards for a relationship? What standards do you hold for yourself? What do you order your life around? What are the 4 top values in your life? What are some themes that you live by? What are you known for? And then...begin letting significant people in your life know. They will respect you. They will know you more deeply. They will thank you for the opportunity to know you. They will see you as a person of character. They will trust you. They can count on you. They know exactly what is behind and within you.

8. Learn to say NO!. Sometimes you need to say NO! Often it is crucial to say NO! Saying NO sets boundaries around you that protects you from being hurt or venturing into territory that will be destructive to your heart and soul. You draw a line. You stop tolerating that which drains energy and makes you less than YOU. You refuse to allow the destructive behaviors of others to destroy you. You build a moat around the core of your life. You do this by informing the other person of what they are doing. You request they stop. If they don't stop, you demand they stop. If they don't stop you walk away without a snide remark, eye-roll or comment. To some this seems harsh, but saying NO is RESPECTED. Fear is the basis of mistrust. If you fear that someone will hurt you and believe you have no recourse but to endure that hurt, fear will prevail. How can you trust when you are in fear? Saying NO, protecting yourself, sends a message to the other person that you will not live in fear. This usually triggers a response of respect from the other person. After all, if you can protect yourself and refuse subjugation to that which is destructive, will not the other person come to trust you and see you as a person who just might protect him/her from harm as well?

9. Charge Neutral. When your significant other expresses something powerfully, charge neutral. Most of us are afraid of strong feelings or points of contention in a relationship. I commonly hear people respond by defending themselves (to a perceived attack), explaining themselves, counter-attacking, shutting down, or walking away. Of course, the relationship remains stuck in this quagmire of mistrust and fear. Rather than reacting and having your feelings flowing all over the place or shutting down, practice charging neutral. Communicate calmness, not only in your tone of voice but also in how you carry your body. Don't speak with a charge to your voice. Control your voice! Say what you must say, state the truth and do it directly and calmly. You can do this, once you master your fears. It will dramatically change the flow of the relationship. You will be able to point out something big, without making a big deal out of it. You will be in control of you. This not only feels great, but your partner trusts that you won't fly or fall apart. You will experience your personal power. This makes you very attractive. Don't people really trust someone who knows their personal power and how to use it for the welfare of themselves and others? Your partner will love the fact that she can trust you consistently to operate from your "quiet center," remain engaged, not back down and speak the truth with conviction and calmness.

10. Dig Into The Dirt. Relationships of emotional investment, by their nature, bring trials, tribulations, fears, chaos, turmoil, change, stretching and growth. They become the grist from which your life is shaped and formed. Be fearless when faced with turmoil, upset, crisis, questions, and fears. When the time is right, seek them out. Move toward the frightening unknown. Dig into the dirt of your relationship and uncover the treasures. Do you really TRUST that this can happen? The purpose of your relationship is not to make you happy. Do you realize this? Happiness may be an outcome, but your other is given to you to move you to where you really want to be. Obstacles, trials and moments of pain are given as lessons on which you intentionally write the script of your life individually and together. Embrace the difficult. Trust that in this embracing you will find more of your true self. Trust that you are given the resources and capacity to face what you and your significant other are to face. Once you are able to believe and trust these ultimate purposes, trusting your significant other will be that much more easy..........

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson Are Back Together.

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have reconciled, apparently burying the hatchet after Stewart was caught canoodling with married British director Rupert Sanders. The pair met up in Los Angeles over the weekend, which may have just been so Pattinson could get his hat back but why rain on the parade? And besides, an anonymous source who is apparently friends with the “hunky actor” (that’s Pattinson) “thinks they’ll be a couple again,” which pretty much seals the deal.

Since Stewart was caught cheating with Sanders, her Snow White and the Huntsman director, the couple had not been seen in public together.

Pattinson made several talk show appearances to promote his film, Cosmopolis, on which he avoided making any mention of Stewart’s affair, while Stewart made a gushing public apology (not to the public, but to Pattinson), and at the Toronto International Film Festival told reporters that she and Pattinson would be  “fine.”

And they are, probably.......So is this good news or bad news for Twi-hards?

Nigerians Criticize Rick Ross Over "Hold Me Back" Video.

American rapper Rick Ross has been criticized  on Facebook and Twitter for portraying Nigeria in a bad light.

The promo video shows the rapper, dressed in gold chains and a flashy watch, visiting the slums in Lagos and rapping as he's mobbed by crowds. Women are filmed washing clothes and goats are caught wandering around the slums while the video also features news footage.
The video titled  “Hold Me Back”  shows children reaching  out for dollar bills.

On twitter, filmtriQue fumed: "Rick Ross is just trying to paint a negative picture about Nigeria. We’re not monkeys over here."

 RobertAlai said: "Damn!!! I also don't like this Rick Ross video shot in Nigeria, it is  just too negative."

 One wrote, "Why do Africans always complain when foreigners depict our countries? Rick Ross shoots a video in Nigeria and everyone's up in arms."

The video, which was originally shot in New Orleans the first time, shows the rapper dressed in his big chains and expensive watch visiting the Lagos slums mobbed by crowds while he raps.

'Hold Me Back' features news footage of events happening in the country alongside women filmed washing clothes and goats and wandering the streets of the Nigerian slums.

Taken from the stars July released God Forgives, I Don't, 'Hold Me Back' is the most recent video released from the rapper.

The video starts with commentary about the Biafra war and then launches into a series of clips shot at different poor areas of Lagos State with scores of Nigerians chanting along the chorus with him.

  What Do You Say?
   Was He Wrong?

Saturday, 15 September 2012

22-Year Old Man Jailed For Life For Killing Girlfriend's 3-Year Old Son.

Though the approval to be angry to the point of violence should never be permitted; sadly, it happens. Anger frequently leads to violence in homes and families, and it is always the vulnerable who bears the brunt.

   22-year-old Peter Gavin Cawser, has been jailed for life, for battering to death the son of his girlfriend, three-year old Dylan Crean, as his mother Kate Crean tried but failed to save him.

Leicester Crown Court UK heard how Cawser “flipped out” and attacked Dylan, punching, kicking and throwing him against a wall, before turning on his girlfriend and the youngster’s mother, Katie, as she tried to protect her son.

Cawser inflicted more than 70 injuries on the 3-year old in a sustained and brutal attack that took place in the child’s bedroom.

According to Ms Crean, prior to the attack, Cawser had been taking diazepam tablets for recreational use, which he had found while working on a house clearance at a former drug addict’s home. He had been prescribed the medication to help with sleeping in the past, but had started abusing them.

Cawser had also been feeling irritable and annoyed with Dylan because he was often in the couple’s bedroom and playing with his belongings.

On the day of the attack, Cawser’s mood escalated when he returned home around 3.30pm while Ms Crean was cleaning their bedroom and Dylan was playing in his.

When he entered their bedroom, he saw a box of toys, which he asked Ms Crean to remove, but she delayed because there were some bicarbonate of soda she was using for cleaning on top of the box that she did not want Dylan to get hold of.

Cawser got impatient and angrily took the toy box into Dylan’s room himself. Ms Crean heard the slam of the toy box as it hit the floor and heard him say to Dylan: “You’re not going to be naughty again or start walking about and messing with things again, are you?” to which Dylan answered “Okay”.

Cawser got angrier and Ms Crean heard him say “you don’t say okay to me’” she went into Dylan’s bedroom and saw Dylan sitting on the floor with his back against the wall and Cawser knelt down in front of him shouting at him.

Cawser then ordered her to take the toy box back out and she heard him smack Dylan. She went back and told him to leave Dylan alone.  In Ms Crean words, “He turned and looked at me and his face was just pure evil and the look on his face, was like something out of a horror movie. Dylan just looked helpless.”

The court was told that Ms Crean saw Cawser punch Dylan in the face, a blow which caused his ‘little face’ to turn to the side with the force of the punch.

Then Cawser began an attack in which Dylan was kicked, slapped and thrown against the wall.

His mother repeatedly tried to get between him and her son but he overpowered her, hitting her and throwing her down the stairs.

Hearing her child crying, screaming and sobbing for her, in desperation, she jumped on Cawser’s back and told him ‘he’s had enough now, leave him alone, he’s only a baby.’

Midway through the attack, Cawser paused to close the windows of the family home in Edward Street, Albert Village, near Swadlincote to prevent neighbours from hearing Ms Crean’s screams.

Cawser who previously denied murdering the youngster changed his plea last minute to guilty making the trial speedy. After hearing Cawser admit he killed her son, Miss Crean said: “I’m happy he’s gone guilty. I can now start to heal.”

Close to tears, Miss Crean described Dylan as “funny, cheeky, brilliant and beautiful” and said: “I love Dylan so much and miss him so terribly everyday. My life is so different now, and not a day goes by without thinking of my boy and his lovely smile.

“If you knew Dylan, you couldn’t help but love him.

“No one will ever understand what Cawser took from me, and I hope no one has to go through what I have gone through in the past 12 months, and will continue to go through for the rest of my life.

“I’m pleased he has admitted what he’s done, and it has stopped me from having to sit through a trial.”

Miss Crean also thanked Leicestershire Police, the hospital staff who tried to save Dylan and all those who had shown her their support since the tragedy.

Officers were called by the ambulance service to Miss Crean and Dylan’s home, at 4.55pm on August 30, 2011, after a report that a child had sustained life-threatening injuries.

Dylan was taken to Derby Royal Hospital and later moved to Queen’s Medical Centre, in Nottingham, where he died the next day in the arms of his mother.

Sentencing him to life imprisonment to serve a minimum of 18 years, Judge Michael Pert QC, told Cawser that, Dylan’s response of “okay” to Cawser telling him not to be naughty or make a mess just before the attack was no defence.

The Judge said: ‘What happened has nothing to do with the behaviour of Dylan or the behaviour of his mother.

‘It was the vindictive and uncontrollable rage of an adult man against a three-year-old child.

‘You embarked upon a sustained, brutal attack upon this young child.’

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Chris Brown’s Neck Tattoo: His Lack Of Self Awareness Is Hurting Team Breezy.

Chris Brown once again confused media outlets on Tuesday when pictures of his new neck tattoo — a woman’s face with a black eye and stitched lips — was released. If you are a member of Team Breezy, it must be hard to love a man who makes himself so easy to vilify. This tattoo, whether Brown realizes it or not, is a reminder of Brown’s 2009 domestic violence charge against ex-girlfriend Rihanna. One cannot help but think that Brown’s incredible lack of self awareness is impending his career and pushing his fans away.

“I let y’all down before, but I won’t do it again,” Brown stated at the BET Awards in 2010. Since then, Brown has made headlines for reasons all involving Rihanna, and they have been headscratchers. A month after Rihanna lifts her restraining order against Brown, he goes all Hulk Smash after an interview with “Good Morning America,” breaking a window in his dressing room and storming out of the studio shirtless. He won Best R&B Album at the 2012 Grammys and celebrated with a defiant, expletive laced tweet aimed at his haters, crushing the goodwill he had been restoring from that night.

Recently, Brown and his entourage were allegedly involved in a brawl in a New York nightclub with rapper Drake, as both artists are romantically linked to Rihanna. Just when it seems that Brown and Rihanna are finally on their way to reconciliation after making music together for the first time since the incident, he makes thinly veiled, disrespectful references to her on his “Way Too Cold” freestyle.

If record sales are any indication, Team Breezy may be getting tired of his antics. His fifth album, “Fortune,” debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 with 135,000 first week sales. Pretty good performance, but that was in July. As of now, Fortune has only sold 284,000 copies according to Billboard.

Brown’s representative quickly tried to defuse the tattoo issue by releasing this statement: “His tattoo is a sugar skull (associated with the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead) and a MAC cosmetics design he saw.”

Even if you don’t believe this explanation, Brown has another message for you: “Don’t Judge Me” will be the latest release from Fortune. That phrase has been Brown’s testimony against the media and everyone who has anything negative to say about him. It’s his battle cry to denounce any kind of criticism as hate. What Chris Brown doesn’t get is that people don’t hate Chris Brown, we just want to see him do better. He is too talented not to succeed, but his own self destructive behavior will impede any more progress he can make as an artist and as a man.....

The Artistes To Set To Thrill At Independence Concert In Lagos Are Fally Ipupa, J Martins, Ara And Many Others.

Effrakata Entertainment, based in Lagos, have announced the artistes that will be thrilling guests at this year’s independence celebration coming up on the 1st of October.

As the event hots up, Congolese star performer, Fally Ipupa has been confirmed to perform at the event billed to hold in Lagos. Also on the bill is highlife crooner, Nigeria’s own J Martins, internationally acclaimed female talking drummer, Ara and Camerounian singer, Ashley Stephanie.

The ladies man, Fally Ipupa and his sexy Ndombolo dancers will be thrilling guests at the Independence Day concert aptly tagged, ’AFRICA UNITY CONCERT‘ which will hold on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at the Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Airtel Unveils Celebrity Judges Kate Henshaw, Dan Foster, Yibo Koko For Nigeria Got Talent.

Ace Radio Personality, Dan Foster and Nollywood A-list actress, Kate Henshaw, along with Port Harcourt-based ace-comedian, Yibo Koko, have been named the three judges to steer the first ever Nigeria’s Got Talent reality TV show sponsored by leading telecoms operator, Airtel Nigeria.

In addition to the three personalities, Andre Blaze Henshaw, one of the youngest 'veterans' of Nigerian electronic media would anchor the up-coming show. The personalities were unveiled Wednesday , during a special ceremony at its corporate head office of Airtel Nigeria in Banana Island, Lagos.

Speaking at the event, Airtel Nigeria Chief Operating Officer,  Deepak Srivastava said the company remains focused in adding value to the lives of Nigerians, reiterating that the Got Talent platform provided yet another great opportunity to empower and entertain Nigerians.

Stated Srivastava,  “The choice of the three veterans who are well versed in the creative arts would further create the right excitement, fun and intrigues that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats and provide healthy discourse among family members, friends, loved ones and even colleagues in the workplaces every single day till the star winner emerges in the grand finale few weeks to Christmas.

“The icing on the cake”, Srivastava, continued, “is that we have also introduced the NGT SMS Trivia that would enable Nigerians win fantastic prizes including a daily prize of N200,000, weekly prize of N1,000,000 and a grand prize of N5 million.”

To participate in the trivia, subscribers are to send the keyword TALENT to the short code 33685 to register. The SMS trivia contest  is open to both Airtel customers and those on other networks

On registration, customers will receive questions and when answered, earn points. The more questions answered guarantees participants additional points.

  You think you've got that unique talent, go ahead and send the keyword TALENT to the short code 33685 to register.

Airtel Nigeria, in June, announced the sponsorship of the Nigeria’s Got Talent Television Show aimed at providing a solid platform for the nation’s youth to actualize their dreams with their talents which could lead them to fame and fortune, with a star prize of N10 Million Naira for the ultimate winner of the show.

At the recently concluded regional auditioning across the country, over 4,000 Nigerians registered for participation out of which over 40 different acts, including a 60 year old singer, emerged for the qualifying rounds.

The Nigeria Got Talent show is a concept born out of the need to promote hidden talents amongst Nigerians who aspire to earn a living via the entertainment business to unearth their hidden talents that would otherwise remain unnoticed by providing a platform for them to hone these talents and attain stardom.

Nigeria is the second African country aside South Africa to hold a franchise for the global reality show that currently holds in several countries in Europe and the USA, Australia and some Asian countries.

The Nigerian Got Talent show broadcast commences on Sunday, September 16 on the following terrestrial TV stations: NTA, AIT, STV and TVC as well as on DStv and hiTV UK, satellite stations.

Expect Uninterrupted Power Supply From December - FG

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that the country would soon bid final farewell to power outages beginning from December, 2012 just as it has plans to generate 5,400 mega watts from the current 4,400 mega watts.

Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe told Jouranalists in Abuja on Monday that the president is no doubt living up to expectation on his election promises.

According to Mr Okupe, the 5,400 mega watts target will be actualized following the arrangement by the National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) to add 1,000MW to the current 4,400 as against the little above 1,900MW before the president assumed office.

Mr Okupe said: “When the President assumed office, the energy capacity of the country at that time ranged between 1,900 megawatts to some 2,200 megawatts. The Independent Power Projects, 10 of them were grounded and nearly moribund, but today Nigeria is generating in excess of 4,400 megawatts of electricity.

“Some cynics have said this is due to high level of water in the hydro generating plants in Shiroro and Kanji. This isn’t true.

“I can tell you authoritatively that why it is true that every year there is a marginal increase in power supply, because of the increased contribution in the hydro plants, that cannot account for the 15 hours or so that is being currently enjoyed in many parts of the country.

Speaking further, Mr Okupe said “The reason for this additional increase is coming from the NIPP that are now adding between 600 and 800 megawatts to the national grid. That’s what is responsible for this new improvement and between now and December, we are expecting nearly an additional 1,000 megawatts, because of the increase and an arrangement that have been made for purchase and supply of gas to some of these NIPP projects. More areas will enjoy longer hours of electricity supply by December.”

 We Hope So!!!

Monday, 10 September 2012

Tyga To Star And Direct Adult Film Inspired By "Rack City" Song

Tyga is ready to rack up some dollars in the adult film business. The 22-year-old rapper has launched a porn business around his strip-club anthem ‘Rack City.’ According to AVN, Tyga will star and direct in his own adult flick called ‘Rack City: The XXX Movie.’

“This movie really takes ‘Rack City,’ the song that I made, into the world of triple-X film,” he tells the website. “It’s a real movie that people will enjoy, and I’m proud of it.”

In the movie, Tyga plays a roving bachelor who wakes up in bed next to porn queen Skin Diamond after a night of wild partying. He wonders if it was all a dream but soon realizes that it wasn’t and the party starts all over again. Cue music: Bow-chicka-chicka-bow-wow.

“I would just say to [critics] that sex is a universal thing,” says Tyga about his venture into the porn game. “I just kept thinking, well, why not do this movie? This is really me, this is really my vision. This isn’t something someone handed to me and I’m just hosting and putting my name on. I’m really producing and doing the whole film.”

“A lot of people are gonna be interested in it and of course girls are gonna want to see it,” he adds. “They might think I’m in it [having sex], they want to see me in it, so it’s going to really catch a lot of eyes. I think it’s also going to draw a whole other fan base that isn’t familiar with me too.”

So, does this mean that Tyga will quit rapping and move into adult films? ”I look at it right now as a hobby, but I’m into it right now so I feel like I’m really doing it for fun, but at the same time I really want to make it right,” he says. “I’m not just bulls—ing my way through this. Anything I attach myself to I want it to be high quality. I feel like regardless we put a good project together.”


Telecoms Companies Threaten To Leave The North

Telecommunications companies whose facilities were recently attacked by terrorist in the country have threatened to cut off services in crises-prone states in the north if the attacks escalate.

Gbenga Adebayo, the Chairman, Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), said that telecom companies have lost over 25 base stations to the attacks. According to him, a base station costs between N500 million and N1 billion depending on its configuration.

He said that a report had been made to the appropriate authorities including security agencies and the National Communications Commission (NCC), and urged the federal government to be decisive in its intervention in the onslaught against the telecoms firms.

"It is an attack on subscribers; these are the people that are at the receiving end of the services," he said. "These are Nigerians whose lives depend on telecoms services. If it becomes impossible to continue to do business in the face of rising attacks on telecoms sites, operators will naturally suspend operations in the area. This is because beyond base stations, these elements may begin to target telecoms operators' offices and data centres, among other key infrastructure. That is why it is important that the situation is curtailed before it gets to that point."

The JTF in Borno State said on Saturday that the attacks on telecoms masts were designed to disrupt communication services and prevent residents from providing information on the activities of gunmen to the military and the police so that they can protect lives and property....

Lagos To Introduce Chinese Language In Schools.

Lagos State Government will introduce Mandarin, or Chinese language, in public schools’ curriculum as  from next session, Olayinka Oladunjoye, Lagos State Commissioner for Education, said in a statement on Monday.

The commissioner made the disclosure after a meeting with the delegation from the Chinese Confucius Institute, University of Lagos.

The statement, which was signed by the Ministry’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Lanre Bajulaiye,  said that learning the language in the state's public schools would be an opportunity for the pupils and students to speak the language and be able to adapt to the Chinese culture.

Prof. Caleb Orimoogunje, Director of the Institute, said that the institution was ready to assist the state with necessary logistics to make the teaching and learning of the language easier.

Orimoogunje added that Prof. Lirong Jiang, a co-director of the institute, would help in the take-off of the programme.

Jiang said the institute, as a representative of the Chinese culture in Nigeria, was set up to satisfy people's need about the country’s culture.

She noted that the language became necessary because China had become the new destination for economic growth and technological development.

``The Institute is prepared to provide Chinese instructors to teach the language and culture in the state's public schools as soon as the Memorandum of Understanding is signed between the state and the institute.

``The knowledge of Chinese language will help students to further their studies in China and carry out research in various fields of human endeavour as China has become a success story in the world economy,`` she said.....

   Yeah Right!

Friday, 7 September 2012

Just 3 Simple Steps To Stunning Skin.

   Skin care may seem like the most complicated thing for most people. To make it even more complicated there’s so many beauty products out there, which makes it harder to choose because you wont know which one is going to work!!

The key and most important thing is to make sure you Cleanse, Tone and Moisturise your skin! These three simple steps are so simple and very easy to implement into your daily routine. Sticking to these 3 steps will lead to beautiful glowing skin and leave your skin feeling fresh at all times.

1. Cleansing Your Skin

This is the most important part of your daily skin care routine. It’s not just a fact – you will automatically do this everyday when you are getting ready for the day. By cleansing your skin you will be cleaning oil, dirt and other impurities that may lead to acne.For young skin especially teenagers who suffer the most from Acne, Clean & Clear Deep Action Cleanser is very mild, refreshing with a tinge and suits most skin types.

You may also choose to use a scrub to get rid of dead skin and avoid blemishes once a week. This also gives you the opportunity to give yourself a quick facial at home while your in  the shower rather than spending all those money for a facial consultation with a beautician.

Don’t assume that using really expensive products will be the best option. That is not the case necessarily. Go for affordable products and stick to one for at least 2 weeks to see optimum results and then move to another if you are not satisfied. If you are having alot of trouble working out which product is the best consult a dermatologist. Some chemist staff may also be of great help and are full of lots of information about these types of products.

Skin cleansing products: Clean & Clear Deep Action Cleanser, Neutrogena Cleansers and Scrubs, Clearasil Skin Care Products, Dr LeWinns Acne Oil Controlling Formula, Dove, St Ives Apricot Scrub, Nivea

2. Toning Your Skin

Cleansing may not remove all impurities, so that’s why you should use a toner once in the morning and once at night before bed. Toning helps keep your pores unclogged which helps prevent pimples from forming. Apply your toner according to skin type using a cotton ball or cotton pad. This will wipe off the oil and impurities left in your pores and on the skin surface while refreshing your skin.

Skin toning products: Nivea, Neutrogena, Clearasil, Clan & Clear, Garnier

3. Moisturising Your Skin

This is as important as cleansing your face everyday. Even though you tend to have very oily skin, it is necessary to allow your skin and especially facial skin to have a balanced moisture level. It should not be too oily nor too dry that it will chap and your make-up will not reflect as good as you would want it to.

Moisturise your skin straight after cleansing and toning because after you have a shower or wash your face your pores are wide open, so when you apply the moisturiser it will penetrate your skin deeply and will allow better hydration. Make sure you choose the most suitable moisturiser for your skin.

If you are using anti-wrinkle products, use these as directed and keep it in routine for best results and younger looking skin.

Skin moisturising products: Oil of Olay, Clean & Clear Oil-Free Skin Balancing Moisturiser, Dove, Nivea, Garnier, Aveeno, Johnson & Johnson, Estee Lauder, Loreal, Natio.


Don’t go to sleep without removing your make-up!! Your skin will be prone to impurities and can lead to breakout, acne and blemishes.
Cleanse, tone and moisturise your skin before bed as well as in the morning. Use an oil-free moisturiser if you have very oily skin – but NEVER miss moisturising.

   Go ahead and have the stunning skin.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Facebook Closes Instagram Deal, Welcomes Its 5B Shared Photos.

With Facebook's purchase of Instagram officially closed, the social network giant welcomed the photo-network's community today.

In the message, the two companies promised that "Instagram isn't going anywhere" and said they would work to improve the app for the community, which has shared over 5 billion photos over the network so far.

"As we said from the beginning, we are committed to building and growing Instagram independently," Facebook's Mike Schroepfer wrote in the message. "Instagram will continue to serve its community, and we will help Instagram continue to grow by using Facebook's strong engineering team and infrastructure. We also can't wait to work with the talented Instagram team to improve the mobile experience."

The Instagram team also weighed in on the finalized deal with promises of a better Instagram for all:

    What makes this even more exciting is that our deal with Facebook has closed, which means we can now work together to evolve and build a better Instagram for everyone. While our team is making the short move to the Facebook offices, Instagram isn't going anywhere. The Instagram app and its features will stay the same one you know and love, and we'll keep working together to build a better Instagram for everyone.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg struck the deal with Instagram for $300 million in cash and just under 23 million shares -- an offer valued at $1 billion at the time. At Facebook's current stock price, the deal is now valued at $736.5 million.

Instagram, one of the fastest growing mobile apps in history, surpassed 80 million users in less than two years. Facebook's surprise move to acquire the app underscored Zuckerberg's eagerness to expand the social network's mobile strategy, as well as to protect Facebook's own photo-sharing features from an increasingly successful competitor -- in this case, by acquiring it.

Twitter Brings Customised Embeddable Tweets, New HTML Widget.

Twitter is making it easier to display, embed, and interact with tweets in blog posts and websites. The ability to plant a whole Twitter stream has been around for a while, but the new “embedded timelines are built on a new infrastructure” that’s more Web friendly, reports say.

The stream of tweets can be selected by hashtag, handle, favourites, lists, and more, and the display customized by height, size, and colour.

Twitter’s recently been upsetting partners who use its API with the limits and restrictions it has planned. This embedded Twitter stream however is “not subject to traditional Twitter API rate limits,” Twitter notes in its Developers Blog, and also that the stream is “designed to scale with your site as your traffic and audience grows.”

   Twitter widgets have been a part of the microblogging site since its inception. These are used on many sites, usually on the sidebar to display tweets. But responding to these tweets requires the user to navigate away from the page to Twitter and then post. This is about to change with Twitter launching a new HTML widget with great features.

By embedding this new widget into a website, users can access a miniature version of Twitter there and then. The new widget includes a scrollable interactive timeline which not just displays tweets, but also gives the option to respond to them via the widget. Retweets and favourites also come as part of the upgrade besides allowing photos and images to be displayed through click-to-expand. Users can also pull tweets related to a specific hashtag or from a list and display them through the widget, rather than pulling tweets only from a given account.

This is how Twitter's website describes the new feature:

With one line of HTML you can deliver any account's Tweets, favorites, a list, search query or #hashtag directly to your website. Embedded timelines are interactive, enabling visitors to reply, retweet and favorite Tweets, follow your accounts, and Tweet directly to you all without leaving the page. The auto-expand photos option brings the photo front and center in the timeline, and you can expand Tweets just like you would on to see cards, and retweet and favorites counts. These new tools are built specifically for the web: they load fast, scale with your traffic as your audience grows, update in real-time, and work great in modern, legacy, and mobile browsers.

North Nigeria Mobile Phone Towers Attacked.

 One week after men of the Joint Task Force (JTF) raided a house of suspected key Commander of the Boko Haram sect where they recovered 54 assorted GSM Sim Cards among other arms and ammunitions in Dala ward of Maiduguri metropolis, some people suspected to be terrorists have set ablaze the Regional office of MTN and nine telecommunication masts belonging to different companies, even as four people alleged to be Igbos were also killed in Gwange ward.

It would be recalled that early this year, the Boko Haram sect had issued a statement that the telecommunication industry in Nigeria is one of their target.

It was gathered that the MTN regional office in West- End area, along Baga road of Maiduguri metropolis was set ablaze at about 2am on Wednesday, the office houses all the communication facilities of the frontline GSM operators in the country.

Also set ablaze Wednesday are the telecommunication Masts in Dala, Bulunkutu, Bayan Quarters, Gwange, Sulimanti, Bolori, Adam Kolo and Bulabulin wards of the metropolis.

An eye witness said that the Bulumkutu mast was burnt down by some armed youths at about 8pm on Tuesday.

In a related development, four people suspected to be Igbos were killed by some terrorists who invaded a house occupied by Yorubas and Igbos.

A neighbour of the four people killed old newsmen that they had a strange voice, crying for help, in the house where some of the deceased were staying, but to no avail, as the 9pm curfew could not allow them to see what was happening.

He said, until on Wednesday morning when the news filtered from the house that four people were killed in the neighbouring house.

 MTN acknowledged in a statement Thursday that “attacks have been made on some of its installations in northern Nigeria by unknown persons” and that customers may experience outright network failure following the attacks. Typically, a mobile phone will continue to seek a signal at another nearby tower, meaning networks can quickly be overloaded if towers go offline.

“We are intensifying efforts to restore normal services as soon as possible,” MTN executive Akinwale Goodluck said in the statement.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Airtel Launches App To Manage Accounts Of All Services Via Mobile..

Telecom service provider of Bharti Enterprises, Airtel, has launched ‘my airtel’, an app with which the customers across Airtel DTH, fixed line, Internet and mobile can manage all accounts.

The app will enable customers to check outstanding bills, recharge accounts, make payment, activate deactivate any service and raise requests or make complaints. Also, Airtel digital TV customers will be able to order movies and games without any assistance from the customer care. The application can be downloaded by logging on to the website or visiting the device app store.
  It can also be activated via SMS by sending ‘myairtel’ to 54321. This service is network-agnostic, which means Airtel DTH or fixed line customers who are not on Airtel network on mobile can also use it. There will be one time SMS charge for authentication to their respective telecom operators.

K Srinivas, President, Consumer Business, Bharti Airtel said, “Data consumption in India has seen a sharp uptake. Today, Indian customers are increasingly accessing online content through cool apps as opposed to the conventional route of logging through browsers. Our ‘my airtel’ app has been designed to help manage all their Airtel services, effortlessly. The app comes with a smart layer of intelligence that will allow our customers to discover, access and self-manage a slew of services.”

R. Kelly Promises Return To Explicit Music; Talks About Upcoming Tour, new ‘Trapped’

R. Kelly has been all about romance on his last two albums, but the self-proclaimed Pied Piper of R&B says he isn’t going to abandon the explicit music that helped make him famous.

“Absolutely not, and I tell people all the time man,” Kelly said in a phone interview last week. “Make no mistake about it, R. Kelly is not going anywhere, it’s just that R. Kelly has such a unique talent, and I’ve been blessed to be able to do all type of genres of music ... I’m exploring my gift right now."

Kelly’s recent “Write Me Back” and 2010’s “Love Letter” were a departure of sorts for the singer-songwriter, whose hits include classics like “Your Body’s Callin’.”

He described those acclaimed albums as a way of taking a break from his typical explicit material to try something new.

When you’ve done twentysomething years, man, of giving people what they want, and satisfying people — people like to say they’re making babies off your music, they’re doing all this — it makes me feel good, but at the same time, it makes me say, ‘OK, now it’s time to go and do something that’s in me that I want to do and get out,’” he said.

He said his upcoming album will be on more familiar R. Kelly ground.

“The name of my next album is ‘Black Panties’ — that’s my next ‘12 Play,’” he said, referring to his classic album filled with sexual material. “I’m going to have some fun on it.”

Kelly also plans to have fun on his upcoming “Single Ladies” North American tour, which kicks off Oct. 13 in Columbia, S.C., and runs through December. Kelly said he aims for it to be “one big giant ‘Dating Game.’”

“We really want the single ladies up there, and where guys know there’s single ladies, they’re going to be in the mix, because they’re looking for a woman,” he said.

Kelly is also focusing on the next chapters in his “Trapped” musical soap opera; he’s been filming in his native Chicago and promises new characters, more surprises and an explanation of what the mysterious “package” is.

“Everybody remembers when Chuck was in the hospital, and ever since then, people have been asking me of course, ‘What is the package, what is the package?’ And that’s what these chapters are about, is leading you up into what the package is going to be,” he said. “This thing is an alien, it has taken on a life of its own, but I love doing it because it’s stories.”

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Meet Francis Ogbleba, The Nigerian Gospel Rock Singer.

Phrance (Francis Adole Ogbleba) is a pop/alternative gospel rock singer,songwriter and guitarist from benue state based in Lagos.Phrance grew up listening to alternative rock music which has really influenced the kind of music he's doing today.
    He has been singing right from his high school days but professionally since 2008. Starting in 2012, Phrance released his 1st debut single titled 'THE ONE' and it has been widely accepted by fans and locals.            

     And also,Phrance learnt how to play the acoustic guitar in 2009 with the help of his friend 'K-strings' and eversince its been wonderful. All thanks to his friend and producer 'Coldflames' and his colleagues: Clay,JFC and ThaNewborn for their love and support. Lastly,He reps Gregorians, He reps University Of Lagos and He reps Christ because God rocks!!!

You can follow him on twitter @phrancerocks

AKWABA!! Lineo Hits Industry Nite. Ghana Edition 8TH OF SEPT @ D'Den Exel Night Club.

The Elepepe Master ignites the fans with his newly introduced style of music, AFRO HIP HOUSE.
However, the Ogun State born singer, “LINEO” experiment with his new single FUNKY HIGH. ‘ The experiment has been awesome.
A lot of music buffs love it that is why we released it. The song is a blend of Afro beats, Funk, Hip and House Music’,

he said “Funky High is a song that is dear to me. It is a complete deviation from the regular Nigerian contemporary hip hop.

It is new, it is fresh and above all, it is fun! It’s a song my team strongly believe would open a new chapter in Nigerian music.
The Afro Hip House chapter!”

It may interest you to know Lineo is one Nigerian artiste that understands the essence of the social media in music promotion on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, YouTube, Google. Having his own online-based Tv channel with over 200,000 views.

In fact,the single, Funky High is already on Spinlet, a mobile application platform to distribute music.

The Icon award winner, Lineo is being Signed to Dengit Music Group under Dengit House Productions.

Kindly Download #FunkyHigh
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Industry Nite Hits Ghana !

Your favourite Networking Party!

Mingle with the stars ***

Ft  performances from

Kay Switch
Dammy Krane
Show Dem Camp (sdc)
Benny Paladin
Yemi Alade
Temi Melissa

Date : Saturday 8th September, 2012.

Venue :
D'Den Exel Night Club By Nyaho Clinic,Airport Residential Area.

Time :
9 Pm
Powered by :

El Carnaval |Spinlet | Blue Print district

Akon And Wyclef To Feature In Nollywood.

International musical acts, Akon and Wyclef Jean will feature in Jeta Amata’s "Black November". The duo joined the cast in the final lap of shooting, which took place in Los Angeles, California.

The movie "Black November" is about the Niger Delta and features Nollywood stars; Fred Amata, Nse Ikpe-Etim, OC Ukeje, and Robert Peters  in the big-budget film.

It also has Hollywood actors like Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Sarah Wayne Callies and Anne Heche.

Jeta Amata is known for his international standard movies including; The Amazing Grace, Inale and Black Gold...
   Nollywood is going places, righty.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

"Coming For You" By Mo'Cheddah Ft May D

Mo'Cheddah released a new single today, titled "Coming For You" and she features Mr May D....
  Its a psuedo-native melodic track.


University Offers Course On Michael Jackson.

A University in United States has taken up a notch offering an entire course on......Michael Jackson.

One of the courses teachers of the Clark-Atlanta University will be entertainment attorney James Walker.....
“The goal is to help students who have an interest or future desire to work in the entertainment industry whether as an artist, attorney, business manager, accountant or other…[and] to really provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the music industry and the business mechanics involved.”, says James Walker.
  Hmmmm righto.

Probably what James is basically saying is those who sign up to the course will walk away with super-human moon walking abilities.....

Wande Coal "Go Low" Video Banned By Nigeria Broadcasting Commission.

Wande Coal‘s latest video ‘Go low’ has received a ban from the National Broadcasting Commission, a week and two days after the video was premiered.

Before now,the same video has been under severe attacks from fellow artiste,Kenny Saint Brown because of contents which she described as immoral.She said the video is one of the reasons that rape is on the increase in the country...
  Is that really correct?

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Third 'The Hobbit' Film Gets Title And Release Date.

 The third instalment of Peter Jackson's forthcoming The Hobbit trilogy has been given a title and release date, according to reports.

In July, Jackson revealed that he would be making three films based on the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, rather than the previously announced two, as he had so much material he couldn't help but "want to tell more of the tale".

Now, according to Empire, the final part of the trilogy will be titled The Hobbit: There And Back Again, which was originally the title of the second film – however, the middle instalment of the saga has now been renamed The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug.

Meanwhile, Warner Brothers have also revealed that the third film will be released on July 18, 2014, just eight months after the second movie in the series hits the big screen. Speaking about the short time gap between films, President of Domestic Distribution Dan Fellman said: "We wanted to have a shorter gap between the second and third films. Opening in July affords us not only the perfect summer tent pole, but fans will have less time to wait for the finale of this epic adventure."

The first film in the series, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, opens on December 14 of this year. Martin Freeman will star as Bilbo Baggins, while the film will also boast an ensemble cast including Sir Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Bret McKenzie and Cate Blanchett. Watch the trailer above

  The Hobbit: There And Back Again' to hit screens in July 2014.

Prince Harry Dumped By Girlfriend, Offered $10 Million To Star In Porn Film

Prince Harry’s new model girlfriend Cressida Bonas is reportedly “humiliated” by the recently revealed pictures of him enjoying the company of a young blonde in his Las Vegas hotel room. According to sources, the couple has not split up but the 23-year-old Leeds University graduate, who saw the pictures of the naked royal on the internet, has hinted that she wants some time out, the Daily Mail reported.

Their friends have said that their romance has hit a rough patch following the Las Vegas trip, but the couple is hoping to get back together before too long.

Bonas, who is the daughter of 60’s cover girl and banking heiress Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon, had enjoyed a holiday with Harry on Necker, the island owned by Sir Richard Branson, shortly before his jaunt to Sin City. Together with a group of friends, the couple was on the island to celebrate the 27th birthday of Branson’s son, Sam.

Bonas is reportedly “less than impressed” by the pictures that have emerged from the boys-only break in Las Vegas.

During the Necker holiday, the Prince and Bonas were acting very much as a couple, friends have said. “The relationship was pretty low key to begin with, but some of Cressida’s friends say it won’t get off the ground now,” a friend of Bonas said. “Cressida is pretty peeved,” the friend added.

Porn movie producer Steve Hirsch has written a letter to Prince Harry offering him $10 million to star in an adult film. The casting call follows a late-night romp in Las Vegas, last weekend, by the British royal, that ended with his losing a racy game of strip billiards, reported.

“We would like to offer you the opportunity to truly become the coolest Prince of all time, by starring in a fun, sexy, big-budget adult film called The Trouble with Harry,” the New York Daily News quoted Hirsch as writing in the letter.

“Of course, ‘little Harry’ will make an appearance too, but we assure you the sex will be well scripted, and the Crown Jewels will not be ‘minimised’ in any way,” he wrote.

Vivid Entertainment is offering the money, if Harry is willing to display, as they put it, “the Crown Jewels.”

At the age of 17, he was found smoking cannabis and partaking in under-age drinking with his friends. The allegations were made by News of the World newspaper, which also reported his father Prince Charles had taken Harry to a drug rehabilitation clinic to alert him to the dangers of drug abuse.

In 2005, he was photographed at Highgrove House at a colonial and native themed costume party wearing a Nazi German Afrika Korps uniform with a swastika armband. He later issued a public statement apologising for his behaviour.

In January 2009, the British tabloid News of the World revealed a video made by Harry three years ago, in which he referred to a Pakistani fellow officer cadet as “our little Paki friend” and later called a soldier wearing a cloth on his head as a “raghead.” Clarence House immediately issued an apology from Harry, who stated that no malice was intended in his remarks.

In 2010, Prince Harry was accused of animal cruelty after his horse suffered a bloody injury during a polo match. He was photographed riding a pony that appeared to have been stabbed in the flank by his spurs.

Let's Go Over Channel O Music Video Awards Nominations..

The Channel O Music Video Awards will be taking place on November 19, 2012 and organizers have announced this year’s nominees.
   13 Nigerian artistes received nods, including pop singers 2face, D’banj, Psquare, Wizkid, Wande Coal, Davido, Mo’Cheddah, Brymo, and Orezi. High life singer - Flavour, R&B diva - Tiwa Savage and rappers - Naeto C and Ice Prince are also up for nominations.
  Kenyan pop group Camp Mulla who have had a fantastic run in the last year lead the list with four nominations – in the ‘Most Gifted East African video of the Year’, ‘Most Gifted Newcomer video of the Year’, ‘Most Gifted Video of the Year’, and ‘Most Gifted Group/Duo’.
  D’banj, Brmyo, Ice Prince and Davido are nominated twice.  D’banj and Brymo are however the only two Nigerian acts to make the ‘Most Gifted Video of the Year’ category.
  The ninth edition of Channel O Music Video Awards will hold at Kliptown, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa....

  Check out the list below and post your comments:

Most Gifted South video of the Year
Cashtime Fam – Shut it down (Stundee)
HHP – Bosso
Shota ft Shana
Zeus – Dancing Shoes
Paul G ft Maezee – The Feeling
Shugasmakx ft Moneoa – Take it Easy

Most Gifted Hip-hop video of the Year
Khuli Chana feat Notshi – Tswa Daar
L-Tido – Smash
Ice Prince – Superstar
M.Anifest – Makaa Maka
K’NAAN feat Nas – Nothing to lose

Most Gifted West African video of the Year
D-Black ft Mo’Cheddah – Falling
Wizkid – Pakurumo
Sarkodie feat Obrafour – Saa Okodie No
Naeto C – I gentle
Wande Coal – Private trips

Most Gifted R&B music video of the Year
Lloyd Cele – Hero
Lizha James ft Perola – Leva Boy
Flavour feat Tiwa Savage – Oyi
2Face – Be there
Habida feat Cannibal – My Reason

Most Gifted East African video of the Year
Keko feat Madtraxx – Make You Dance
Camp Mulla – Party Don’t stop
AY feat Sauti Soul – I Don’t Want to Be Alone
K’Naan and Nas – Nothing to lose
Navio – One & Only

Most Gifted Dance video of the Year
DJ Zinhle feat Busiswa – My name is
DJ Cleo – Facebook
OS3 feat Tchoboly – Mokongo
Davido – Dami duro
Bucie – Get over it
Cpwaa – Hnmm

Most Gifted Newcomer video of the Year
Toya Delazy – Pump it on
Davido – Dami duro
E.L. – Turn the lights down
Camp Mulla ft – Party don’t stop
Donald – I deserve

Most Gifted Afro Pop video of the Year
Jozi – Ugologo
DJ Sbu ft Zahara -
Gal Level feat Toniks – Money
Brymo – Ara
Maurice Kirya – I don’t Want to Fight

Most Gifted Reggae video of the Year
HHP feat Lutan Fyah, Omar Retnu – Baheitane (remix)
Buffalo Souljah ft Cabo Snoop – Styra Inonyengesa
Ice Prince – Juju
Orezi – Booty Bounce
Wyre – Dancehall party

Most Gifted Kwaito video of the Year
Kabelo ft Professor: Amapantsula’Ajabulile
Spikiri ft Various Artists – Ngeke Balunge
Big Nuz – Serious
Ees feat Mandoza – Ayoba
The Dogg ft Brickz – Tromentos

Most Gifted Video of the Year
Dj Zinhle ft Busiswa – My name is
Khuli Chana ft Notshi – Tswa daar
Toya Delazy – Pump it on
Lizha James feat Perola – Leva boy
Big Nelo: Sente o beat
D’banj – Oliver twist
Brymo – Ara
Sarkodie feat Obrafour – Saa Okodie No
Camp Mulla – Fresh all day
AY feat Romeo, Lamyia – Speak with your body

Most Gifted Female Video of the Year
Zahara – Loliwe
Lizha James feat Perola – Leva body
Tiwa Savage – Love me love me love me
Mo’Cheddah feat Phenom – See me
Keko feat Madtraxx – Make you dance

Most Gifted Male Video of the Year
Khuli Chana ft Notshi –  Tswa Daar
PRO – Makasana
Big Nelo – Sent
D’banj – Oliver twist
Ay feat Romeo and Lamyia – Speak with your body

Most Gifted Group/Duo
Mi Casa – Heavenly sent
Liquideep – Still
Camp Mulla – Fresh all day
Buffalosouljah ft Cabo Snoop – Styra Inonyengesa
Psquare feat Akon, May D – Chop my money