After a long trial and sentencing hearing, paralympian -Oscar Pistorius has been thrown into prison for 5 years today for killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Judge Thokozile Masipa during the sentencing few minutes ago said; “Having regard to the circumstances in the matter, I am of the view that a non-custodial sentence would send the wrong message to the community,”
“On the other hand, a long sentence would also not be appropriate either, as it would lack the element of mercy” she said.
The 27-year-old, who was found guilty of culpable homicide last month, gave little visible reaction as the sentence was handed down. (more…)
We think Ama K. Abebrese fits well in London and she should consider moving back—as she looks less stressed when in UK and you can see from the photo above that she also looks well put together.
Photos of her out and about in Ghana mostly come up as though she was in a rush to step out—affecting her general outlook and also, she hardly come up as relaxed.
Anyway, over the weekend Ama K. Abebrese caught up with Ghanaian actor-Kofi Adjorlolo who is currently in London too and they shared a Kodak moment.
Check below for another photo… (more…)
Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died peacefully yesterday (Monday) at the age of 82 and he is survived by wife-Annette and his adopted son Moises who is a designer at the label.
His wife confirmed he passed away at his Kent, Connecticut home.
Though Oscar de la Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, the cause of death is yet to be established.
Oscar de la Renta was born in the Dominican Republic in 1932 and he left home at 18 to study painting in Spain where he developed a love of fashion design and began an apprenticeship with Spain’s designer Cristobal Balenciaga.
According to a statement by the company’s executives-Alex and Eliza Bolen, De la Renta died surrounded by family, friends, and ‘more than a few dogs’. (more…)
Amber Rose has opened up about life without Wiz Khalifa. The 30-year-old socialite filed for divorce from her rapper husband of one year almost a month ago.
On Thursday (October 16), US Weekly caught up with the Amber while hosting XXIV Karat’s Launch Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. They asked her how she was coping after splitting with her soon-to-be former husband, Wiz Khalifa.
An Indian footballer tragically met his end after an attempt at celebrating a goal went horribly wrong.
Peter Biaksangzuala was a midfielder for Bethlehem Vengthlan FC in India, and scored the equaliser for his team during a match against Chanmari West Fc.
The Indian Express reports the 23 year old attempted a series of backward somersaults, but unfortunately fell backwards on his head and injured his spine in the process.
His teammates, who were getting ready to jump on him in celebration, realised something was wrong and called for help. He was stretchered off the field and taken to Aizawl Civic Hospital. Attempts to repair the damage to the spine yielded no results and he passed away eventually.
Despite the equaliser that led to the tragic event leaving the game at 1-1, his side went on to lose 3-2. (more…)
Disturbing news from Nigeria as reports indicate Boko Haram has launched attacks on two states in Nigeria just days after reaching an agreement with the Government for a ceasefire.
ThisDay reports the two north eastern states of Borno and Adamawa were the recipients of random attacks by Boko Haram militants which led to the deaths of ‘scores of people’.
Boko Haram militants invaded the township of Makidari in military vehicles, and are reported to have fired sporadically into people’s houses.
In Michia, the terrorists overrun the village; burning people’s houses to the ground, and many residents were forced to flee. (more…)
After about 6 months of holding over 200 kidnapped girls in Nigeria hostage, the government of Nigeria has broken a deal with the terrorist group-Boko Haram who adopted the girls—and Boko Haram has agreed to release 200 of the girls.
It surely looks like the global campaign requesting Boko Haram to free the schoolgirls has worked as Nigerian officials stated yesterday that the release of the girls is imminent.
Boko Haram has agreed to a truce with government forces and will free the 219 school girls who are still being held in a remote forest since their shocking abduction.
Nigeria’s government spokesman-Mike Omeri has come out to say apart from the release of the girls, the warlords also agreed to halt bombing and kidnapping campaigns—and the Nigerian army has also agreed not to target their camps.
Negotiating with terrorist groups is not the way forward but when there is no way, it seems like the perfect option…
It looks like it doesn’t matter where in Africa a person is from, the moment Africa is mentioned, EBOLA comes into the minds of certain people.
Despite the fact that Ghana has not recorded any case of EBOLA—yet, a primary school head has called off an exchange visit from a Ghanaian teacher after parents of the children expressed concerns about Ebola…
According to reports; the 87 pupils of Howden-le-Wear Primary School in County Durham were due to welcome the teacher as part of an annual programme with a school in Ghana but the headteacher has been pushed to cancel the arrangements because some parents have threatened to remove their children. (more…)
As if the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has not shown us enough wickedness, they’ve announced a new load shedding exercise that is set to infuriate even the most docile of Ghanaians.
A new arrangement is set to see the ordinary Ghanaian go without electricity for 24 hours every other day. The old arrangement was for lights out for 12 hours out of every 48 hours.
The explanation is that the old time table was drawn with a deficit of 480 megawatts of power, but that a recent extra deficit of 140 megawatt has precipitated this new schedule.
There is so much wrong with letting Ghanaians go for twenty straight hours without power that I do not even know where to begin. Inasmuch as they need to conserve power in the face of these challenges, the comfort of the people of Ghana should be a primary concern for such a major service provider. (more…)
There’s little in this world that can stop a hot-blooded male from starring at a picture of boobies, and now it seems even being behind the wheels of a car is not sufficient deterrent.
An advertising campaign in Russia premised on a picture of female breasts placed on the side of moving trucks has been abruptly cancelled as a string of accidents have been traced back to the trucks.
Russian police had to impound the over 50 trucks from the roads after being bombarded with complaints from motorists, the Daily Mail reports.
The advertising campaign was organised by Sarafan Advertising Agency, who were trying to prove the efficacy of this new model of using moving trucks to advertise. (more…)
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