Saturday, July 11, 2009
The Daily mail reports that British taxpayers are to provide £1million for a comfortable jail in Nigeria to take convicts whose crimes were committed in the UK.
The prison would house 400 Nigerian inmates incarcerated in our own packed prisons who cannot be forcibly sent home to complete their punishments.
Jails there are considered so rough that any prisoner the UK tried to deport could oppose their removal on human rights grounds. Click Here for the full story
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Serena Williams demolished top seed Maria Sharapova in a one-sided final to win her third Australian Open and eighth Grand Slam title on Saturday.
The unseeded American's speed and power overwhelmed Sharapova 6-1 6-2 in one hour two minutes.
Victory caps a remarkable comeback for Williams, who slipped to 81 in the rankings after a serious knee injury.
The 25-year-old will move up to 14 in the world next week, while Sharapova will regain the number one spot.
US man in 1964 race attack charge
A former Ku Klux Klan member has been charged with kidnapping and conspiracy in connection with the 1964 murders of two black teenagers in Mississippi.
James Seale, a 71-year-old former sheriff's deputy, denies the charges.
The dead men, Charles Eddie Moore and Henry Hezekiah Dee, were long thought to have been abducted by the white supremacist group while hitchhiking.
The beaten and decomposed bodies of the two 19-year-olds were found in the Mississippi River two months later.
Mr Seale, who was arrested on Wednesday, appeared in court in Jackson, Mississippi, charged with two counts of kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping.
Via BBC News
Channel 4 Bosses Hit By New Race Row
Channel 4 has been landed in more hot water after a contestant on a reality show called for the return of slavery. Public schoolgirl Lucy Buchanan said black people were "really bad" during the opening episode of Shipwrecked.
The 18-year-old from Edinburgh said: "Britain is a complete mess. I just don't appreciate people coming into our country and taking over our culture.
"We've got way too many cultures. Britain's not really Britain any more.
"I'm for the British Empire and
things. I'm for slavery, but that's never going to come back."
In an outburst aired on Sunday evening, Lucy also attacked fat people and criticised gays.
She said: "They're offensive. They can help it - eat less, exercise more, get their stomachs stitched."
Media watchdog Ofcom said it had received 500 complaints about racism on the show and expected that number to rise further.
Via Yahoo News
If you’re a fan of Nollywood movies be sure to check out iNollywood.com where you can now watch classic shows from Nigerian television including feature length Nollywood productions. iNollywood a company that delivers movies via the internet, have launched a video streaming service for consumers of the increasingly popular Nollywood movies. They state that they have "...acquired streaming rights for all movies in the streaming library and a royalty is paid to producers each time the films are consumed online..."
Via Timbuktu Chronicles
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
The iPhone is one of the slimmest smart mobile handsets around at 11.6mm thick, it will incorparate a 3.5-inch 480 x 320 touchscreen display with multi-touch support and a proximity sensor to turn off the sensor when it's close to your face, 2 megapixel cam, 4GB or 8 GB of storage, Bluetooth with EDR and A2DP, WiFi that automatically engages when in range, and quadband GSM radio with EDGE.
The internet-ready iPhone will use the Apple OS X operating system with support for Widgets, Google Maps, and Safari, and iTunes. A partnership with Yahoo will see a free email product offered to users.
A 4Gb model will be available for $499 (257) and an 8Gb model for $599 (309). The iphone will be available in the US from June and in Europe by the end of the year, personally I can't wait finally a device that will be able to effortlessly sync with my mac.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
And if your stuck on what to get the little buggers check the list below.
Wii (pronounced 'we') is Nintendo's new home video game console that represents a radical step into a new era of entertainment. With Wii, Nintendo changes the way you play by maximising the fun and minimising the fuss. The Wii console and its revolutionary motion-sensitive controller, the Wii Remote, have been designed so that anyone can enjoy games, whatever their ability or experience. With the built-in Wii Channels you can surf the internet, edit your digital photos, check the news and weather, and much more. Overall the wii is great entertainment for all the family and will have you burning off the calories from all the mince pies you ate. If you can get your hands on one prices from £179 upwards.
The latest incarnation of Robosapien lets you give it a personality all of its own. Now Robosapien Media lets you edit his personality by assigning and editing data files, by downloading software from your PC via a USB cable. You can define his own logic flow, create your own actions and assign your own voice files for a totally unique Robosapien!
Robosapien Media also plays videos and music, displays photos and stores user data. He also has a full colour LCD screen in his chest, speakers and subwoofer embedded in his armour, along with a USB connector, secure digital memory slot and an MP3 player.
Retails from around £299 at Hamleys
'Lego Mindstorms NXT' is an awesome kit. In true lego style you can pick and mix the bricks to make four different types of robots bristling with sensors and then control them using simple drag and drop software. £179 from Woolworths
There are currently hundreds of mp3 players competing for the title of best portable music player, however the ipods by Apple continue to reign supreme in this market. Apple have a selection of ipods to suit various needs and budgets prices starting from £55 - £259 and if you Choose the iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition (£129) and Apple will give a portion of the purchase price to the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.
The story of a mischievous racoon and his sensitive best-buddy turtle along with other forest creatures try to resist the evils and temptations of encroaching suburbia.
This is a great family film with enough lovable characters and inventive wit, kids & adults alike will thoroughly enjoy. Available from Tesco £9.47
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Firstly I’d like to start by saying that the face of aids is not an African one rather that of a global, undoubtedly Africa seems to have been greatly affected/infected and in certain countries on the continent the number of new cases are steadily increasing however this epidemic can no longer be ignored on the home front, I say this because whenever I see one of those charity adverts on aids they always seem to paint a picture that aids is synonymous with Africa, yes Africa has indeed suffered the most from this epidemic but the reality of it is that aids is and has been a global issue for a long time, aids is in the UK and the number of cases are on the rise.
Worryingly statistics have shown that sexual transmitted diseases amongst the young have and continue to increase at an alarming rate, within Europe the UK has one of the highest birth rates amongst its young with children as young as eleven becoming pregnant, this growing trend of ignorance towards the message of safe sex has to be addressed. I don’t claim to know it all when it comes to the topic aids or safe sex, but when children that haven’t even left high school are having kids of their own you know that shit aint right!!!
It seems that in this day and age parents/guardians are so heavily reliant upon the education system to teach their kids about sexual intercourse, a task I believe every parent should be involved in and not left to some random supply teacher and if the teachers of today are anything like the ones I had when I was back at school then god help us!!
I recall MR Shah, a small Asian man with a thick moustache covering his upper lip trying to teach a class of thirty pubescent boys and girls on the delicate subject of the birds and the bees a subject dare I say he was inadequate to teach. The poor man was full with embarrassment and would blush and struggle to get the words out of he’s mouth when asked a sensitive question. He would then proceed to show us a video on childbirth before leaving the room only to return when it had finished.
So parents educate your kids or deal with the repercussions that may occur, and if any promiscuous youngsters shall grace this blog please educate yourselves, you only got one life to live.
Listed below are some links to some charities and some sites to further your knowledge and show some support
The Terrence Higgins Trust
THT is the leading HIV & AIDS charity in the UK and the largest in Europe. It was one of the first charities to be set up in response to the HIV epidemic and has been at the forefront of the fight against HIV & AIDS ever since.
(RED) was created by Bono and Bobby Shriver, to raise awareness and money for The Global Fund by teaming up with the world's most iconic brands to produce (PRODUCT)RED branded products. A percentage of each (PRODUCT)RED product sold is given to The Global Fund. The money helps women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Uganda AIDS Action Fund
Uganda AIDS Action Fund (UAAF) is a charitable organisation providing education, health promotion information, advice and support to Africans and other black and ethnic minorities living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.
United Nations Children's Fund
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working specifically for children. UNICEF has launched a five-year global campaign to assist children affected by AIDS.
The UK's first African sexual health magazine.
Black Health Agency
Black Health Agency and it's projects exist to work with and for African, Caribbean, and South East Asian communities as well as a diverse range of other marginalised groups.
46664 Nelson Mandela Foundation
46664 is Nelson Mandela’s campaign to help raise Global awareness of AIDS/HIV.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
With all the talk of apple steping into the mobile phone arena Mac fans and apple geeks across the world have been foaming at the mouth in anticipation, and when I saw this video clip I to was drooling all over my keyboard. When apple decide to release a mobile phone it will probably be the sexiest phone in the market, and no that crap they did with Motorola doesn't count.