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Friday, 4 September 2015

Meet America's first NFL coach



Just days after her final preseason game, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sat down with Jen Welter, the first female coach in National Football League history, who worked as a summer preseason intern with the Arizona Cardinals.

Diane Kruger Slays 4 Looks in 2 Days at Venice Film Festival





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The Venice Film Festival only kicked off on Wednesday, but I’ve already crowned Diane Kruger the beauty winner of the week. Somehow the star, who is serving on the festival’s jury, looked impossibly chic right off the plane in Italy. She also looked radiant as she changed her look and outfit three times on Thursday — each style cooler and more glamorous than the next.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Idris Elba ‘Too Street’ to Play James Bond, 007 Author Says



Although a fan and studio favorite to play James Bond, 007 author Anthony Horowitz thinks Idris Elba is “too street” for the role.
The English novelist, whose latest book in the Bond series, Trigger Mortis, hits stores on Sept. 8, told the Daily Mail that the actor is simply not suave enough to succeed Daniel Craig.
“Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other black actors who would do it better,” he said. “For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough to play the part. It’s not a color issue. I think he is probably a bit too ‘street’ for Bond. Is it a question of being suave? Yeah.”
Horowitz later released a statement apologizing for his remark, acknowledging "street" was a "poor choice of word," and saying he was sorry for causing offense.

In the Daily Mail interview, Horowitz also said that Skyfall, the last and highest-grossing Bond film to date, is his “least favorite” movie from the franchise.
“Bond is weak in it. He has doubts. That’s not Bond,” Horowitz said. “Secondly, the villain wins. The villain sets out to kill M. The film finishes with the villain killing M. So why have I watched it?”
Roger Moore, who played Bond between 1973 and 1985, recently mimicked Horowitz’s sentiment in the French magazine Paris Match, but later said that his comments were taken out of context.
“I think [Bond] should be ‘English-English,'” Moore said. “Nevertheless, it’s an interesting idea, but unrealistic.”
Speculation that Elba would play Bond reached its peak late last year following the release of a hacked email sent in early January of 2014 by Sony Pictures then-co-chair Amy Pascal to Elizabeth Cantillon, former exec VP of production for Columbia Pictures, which distributes the Bond films, that read, “Idris should be the next bond.”
That was followed by Rush Limbaugh’s controversial comments that James Bond must be “white and Scottish.”
“James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming. He was white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is, was,” Limbaugh said last December. “But now [they are] suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton, rather than a white from Scotland. But that’s not who James Bond is.”
“I know it’s racist to probably point this out,” he also acknowledged.
The next Bond movie, Spectre, hits theaters on Nov. 6.

News courtesy of yahoo.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin in World Championships 200m final

Bolt unleashed his signature 'Lightning Bolt' during his victory lap


Usain Bolt won the rematch and 200m gold as he ran a wonderful bend to once again leave rival Justin Gatlin chasing silver and fresh air.
On a sweaty, sticky night in the Bird's Nest, Bolt was out of the blocks quicker and opened up an unassailable lead over the first 100m before coming away down the straight and jabbing his thumbs at his chest as he crossed the line.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

BREAKING NEWS | 2 members of Virginia TV news crew shot dead during live broadcast

A gun man has just shot and killed two media members and wounded a third person on live television today, Wednesday 26th August 2015, while they were filming in central Virginia. The police are still hunting the assailant.

According to WHSV, the police were reportedly chasing the suspect on I-81. CNN reported earlier that cops had the license plate number of the alleged shooter.



The two people killed were identified by WDBJ colleagues as reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27.
A third person, who was being interviewed at the time of the shooting, was shot in the back and is in surgery, according to CNN. That person was identified as Vicki Gardner, head of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, by the Roanoke Times.

The shooting occurred at 6:45 a.m. at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, Va., according to Franklin County Sheriff Department spokesperson Phillip Young.

A federal law enforcement official told Fox News the FBI's 

Richmond field office had responded to the scene and was participating in the investigation. The ATF said on Twitter it was also assisting in the manhunt for the shooting suspect.


The shooting occurred live on television while Parker was conducting an interview outdoors about a planned anniversary celebration at Smith Mountain Lake, with Ward filming. When the camera panned to Parker and her subject, multiple shots rang out and several screams could be heard. As the camera fell to the ground, an blurry image suspected to be of the gunman came into view on the screen momentarily.

“We always say ‘senseless’ crime,” WDBJ President and General Manager Jeff Marks said on the station. “How can this individual have robbed Alison and Adam’s families of their lives and loves?”

More to come.


Source:

Fox News

Airtel Ghana names Rosy Fynn new Marketing Director




AirRosy Fynn,tel Ghana, multiple award winning telecommunication company has appointed its former Customer Experience Director, Rosy Fynn, as its new Marketing Director.
In her new role, Rosy will be responsible for translating the company’s business objectives into marketing strategies that drive revenue; lead all marketing activities, including brand strategy, research, advertising for multiple brands and bundling strategy. With the full portfolio of growing brands, she will be charged with managing and increasing awareness for the company’s portfolio while paving the way for future organizational expansion. Rosy will also spearhead Airtel’s efforts in competitive intelligence and customer retention and win-back.
In making the announcement, Lucy Quist said, “Rosy brings admirable years of extensive telecom marketing experience, making her more than qualified to handle the competitive challenges of our environment. Her experience in various roles with multiple operators gives her the unique ability to approach our complex marketplace from multiple perspectives to reach the best outcome.”
“Rosy’s diverse skill set enables her to bring a strategic vision and focus to Airtel Ghana. She is results- oriented and highly collaborative, which makes her a strong cultural fit.”She has brilliant industry know-how, and brings a wealth of digital and technology marketing expertise that will really help us continue to drive forward our ambitious global digital growth plans.We are delighted to confirm Rosy as Marketing Director at Airtel Ghana" she added.






Courtesy, 
Adom online

Student with syringe phobia struggles with visa renewal








20-year-old Indian expatriate student who suffers from a severe phobia of syringes used in medical tests is struggling to renew her UAE visa. As a result, she is unable to travel back to the US to continue her education.
Denise Fernandes and her mother, Romona, have been frantically looking for ways to get Denise’s visa renewed for the past six months — since the time the visa had expired — but have not been successful as yet, they told Gulf News.
Romona, a single parent to Denise, described the last six months of her life as “a complete mess” as her trips back and forth to different health centres in Dubai, the residency department and Rashid Hospital have not brought her any closer to a solution.
She explained the origins of her daughter’s condition. Ten years ago, she was witness to her grandfather struggle for his life with an E-coli infection following a blood test. “The whole experience was traumatic for me,” said Denise. “I have since associated hospitals and needles with transmitting infections and [this fear] has worsened with time.”

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Caitlyn Jenner 'could be charged with manslaughter' following fatal Malibu car crash

CAITLYN JENNER could be charged with manslaughter following a fatal car crash that she was involved in back in February, it's been revealed.


According to reports, Sheriff's investigators plan to recommend that prosecutors file a vehicular manslaughter charge against the former Olympian.

Friday, 21 August 2015

​Kelly Clarkson announces: "I'm totally pregnant"


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Kelly Clarkson is pregnant for a second time.


The 33-year-old singer divulged the news -- might we add unexpectedly -- Wednesday night while performing at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. "I'm totally pregnant," she told the crowd, adding, "We've told our family. Well, some of them, not all of them."
Clarkson started crying while singing "Piece By Piece," which apparently prompted her to blurt out the scoop.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Ciara opens up about being celibate with Russell Wilson



Ciara is candidly sharing about her relationship with boyfriend and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Their relationship attracted attention last month when the NFL star revealed during a Q&A session at San Diego's Rock Church that he and Ciara, who have been dating for over half a year, were trying to be celibate.
"It was one of those things where it was an organic conversation he was having. I don't think he expected to talk about it either, but I guess he's just speaking the reality of what is going on," Ciara said. "It was at church, and I think the cool thing is just that being able to share our journey with other people like us."
While they are Christians and believe in God, Ciara said their decision was also driven by the desire to get to know and love each other based on a "solid foundation."
"It's a great challenge, I can definitely say that, but it's awesome because we get to learn, we get to really challenge ourselves," Ciara said.
Ciara also opened up about her ex-fianc√©, rapper Future, amid rumors that he's upset she's introduced their 1-year-old son to her new beau.