Saturday, January 27, 2007

Random Shh

Serena Williams kicks ass

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 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

Apple launches iPhone

After so much hype, speculation and anticipation from Apple geeks across the world, Apple chief executive Steve Jobs has finally confirmed the company is to launch the iPhone, a touchscreen handset combining mobile phone, internet access, and iPod music and video playback features.

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.

For more info and pictures check out