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DRC announces 1st death amid Ebola outbreak in northwest

Democratic Republic of Congo’s minister of health on Thursday announced the first death since a new Ebola outbreak was declared in the country, as well as nine other cases of people sickened by a hemorrhagic fever that is suspected as Ebola.

Health officials declared an Ebola outbreak in the country’s northwest on Tuesday after lab tests confirmed the deadly virus in two cases from the town of Bikoro in the Equateur province. Officials from the World Health Organisation and other international health agencies are in the area to help contain the outbreak’s spread.

Seven people with a hemorrhagic fever, including two confirmed cases of Ebola, were hospitalized in Bikoro as of Thursday, according to Health Minister Oly Ilunga. The death happened overnight at a hospital in nearby Ikoko Impenge hospital that also reported four new suspected cases of Ebola, Ilunga said.

Ilunga told The Associated Press that the patient who died was a nurse. Three other nurses also were being treated for a hemorrhagic fever, he said.

The minister clarified with The Associated Press that testing still must be done in nine cases, and equipment to conduct rapid testing on the patients has been dispatched.

“This situation worries us and requires a very immediate and energetic response,” he said at a news conference.

The two Ebola cases were confirmed as the Zaire strain after officials in the capital, Kinshasa, were alerted early this month to the deaths of 17 people from a hemorrhagic fever and traveled to the Bikoro area to perform tests.

The deaths occurred over a period of time and Ebola, which is not the only virus responsible for hemorrhagic fevers, has not been confirmed as the cause in any of the 17 cases, Ilunga said.

Bikoro Hospital director Dr Serge Ngalebato told The Associated Press earlier Thursday that nurses at the hospital were among the five suspected Ebola cases there.

“We have isolated the patients,” Ngalebato said. “There are no deaths yet, but all of the sick are presenting signs of fever, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain and intense fatigue.”

Massive outbreak

This is the ninth Ebola outbreak in DRC since 1976, when the deadly disease was first identified.

Ebola occasionally jumps to humans from animals, including bats and monkeys.

There is no specific treatment for Ebola, which is spread through the bodily fluids of people exhibiting symptoms. Without preventive measures, the virus can spread quickly between people and is fatal in up to 90% of cases.

The director of the National Institute of Biological and Bacterial Research, Dr. Jean Jacques Muyembe, said Wednesday that health experts should be able to quickly contain this outbreak because the area is so remote.

The cases could be linked to a policeman in the Bikoro health zone who presented symptoms of hemorrhagic fever and died in December, Muyembe said. His mother and 10 others then showed similar symptoms.

None of the Ebola outbreaks in DRC have been connected to the massive outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in West Africa that began in 2014 and left more than 11 300 dead.



Source: News24

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Khloe Kardashian returns to working out after baby

The ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ star wasn’t allowed to work up too much of a sweat for the first month after her daughter True was born, but she’s thrilled that her doctor has finally given her the go-ahead to get back in the gym and focus on her body.

Taking to her Snapchat account on Thursday (10.05.18), she said: “Today is the first day that I’ve been allowed to work out with my trainer. And I’m super excited, I had my first workout and I’m so exhausted but it feels so good to finally sweat again and feel like I’m evolving and doing something for my body and mind.”

However, the 33-year-old beauty has found it somewhat of a “struggle” to get back into the “groove of working out” because her body isn’t as strong as it was before the baby.

She explained: “It is a struggle getting back into the groove of working out – mentally I’m strong but physically it’s just not the same. My body is not doing what my mind wants it to do. So it’s a struggle but it’s only day one.”

Khloe is also finding it tough trying to fit her workouts around her little girl – whom she has with her boyfriend Tristan Thompson – because she constantly wants to feed.

She said: “I need to motivate myself and it’s also a struggle trying to fit in working out in between feeding. No two days are the same. True is so great but still I can’t predict if she’s going to sleep for the whole two hours or if she’s hungry.”

The ‘Revenge Body’ host is planning to document her fitness journey on her social networking sites so she can help motivate other mothers who are struggling to get back into shape.

She added: “Baby True is a month old today so it’s a big day for both of us! So I’m going to be documenting me trying to get this body back, my mind, everything strong. I want mind, body and soul and I want everything aligned and in zen and trying to now do this with my sweet little baby girl.”


Source: Femalefirst

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MASSOB, BIM clash over Biafra Day

The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has disassociated itself from the Biafra Independence Movement (BIM)’s celebration of 51st anniversary of Biafra on May 22, 2018.

In a statement signed by its leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu, MASSOB insisted that May 30 is the Biafra Day Anniversary, late Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu approved.

Madu said it “will never change the ordinances of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, the leader of Biafra nation. Ojukwu declared the Republic of Biafra with the total consent and full support of the elders and the people of Biafra on May 30, 1967.

“MASSOB has no intention or plan to observe our motherland anniversary celebration on any other date except on May 30th because it is sacred to the history and lives of Biafra Republic.

“The ordinances of our great leader, General Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu must be jealously and eloquently adhered to. Any attempt to change it by disgruntled persons will be strictly resisted.

“Though MASSOB understands that the leader of Biafra Independence Movement, BIM, led by Ralph Uwazuruike was erroneously quoted as MASSOB, planning to observe Biafra Day on May 22nd instead of May 30th, this is deceiving, distorting and taunting of the sacred name of Biafra and an astute disobedience to the ordinances of our great leader, General Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.

“Any celebration on May 22nd is not Biafra Day Anniversary but memorial of hoisting of Biafra flag at Faulks road, Aba on May 22, 2000 by Chief Uwazuruike which is now 18 years.”



Source: Daily Post

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BBNaija 2018: Again,Cee-c denied having a relationship with Ebuka

Controversial Big Brother Naija 2018 first runner up, Cee-c has opened up on the reported relationship with show host, Ebuka Obi Uchendu.

While the show was on, reports emerged that Cee-c was dating Ebuka before he got married.

But in an interview with Media Room on Wednesday, Cee-c denied having a relationship with Ebuka.

Cee-c said she was surprised to hear about her relationship with Ebuka, because she only met him during a pageant and for a Business presentation.

She said, ”This is one of the things that surprised me when I got out of Big Brother house because I never suggested that I and Ebuka dated. He is a married man for God’s sake.

”The first time I mentioned Ebuka in the show was when he asked us of our role model and I kept saying he is, because he is a lawyer and so am I.

”I kept wondering how he is relevant in the industry, despite not being an actor or an artist.

”I have met Ebuka outside the house, but it was not like a personal meeting, it was just during a beauty pageant he was hosting and I was a contestant. I remember I also had a business proposal and I wanted to work with him because he is a brand influencer.

”I also remember I met him and did a presentation before the house, that was the only time I met him. It is possible Ebuka might not remember me cause he met a lot of people.

”This even happened months before the show. When I was doing the Big Brother thing, he never contacted me and I didn’t either.”



Source: Daily Post

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Salah insists he is happy at Liverpool after Real Madrid speculation

The Kop star has enjoyed a sensational debut season for the Reds as he fired in 43 goals to help them to the reach the Champions League final.

Salah, 25, will now aim to gun down Real Madrid in the Kiev decider on May 26.

He is also going up against the team that the Spanish media believe want to sign him this summer.

But Salah is focused on the final and reckons the Reds can achieve success beyond the Champions League this season.

The Egyptian ace said: “I’m very happy here, I’m very happy and everything is fine.

“We have two games now starting with a game on Sunday (against Brighton).

“It’s a very important game and then Champions League final but I’m very happy here.

“Of course I have got ambitions for the future with Liverpool. As you can see we had a great season and now we are in the Champions League final and everyone is excited.

“It is just the start. This is my first year here and it is the same for some other players.

“I didn’t watch all the games last season of the team but this year we have had an unbelievable year.

“We are very comfortable about playing in the Champions League next season. On the way to the final we beat top teams like Man City and Roma.

“It is just the beginning.”

Salah was speaking at Liverpool’s Players’ Awards at Anfield on Thursday night.

He picked up the First Team Player of the Year award and the Players’ Player of the Year gong at the event.

Salah then rushed off to catch a private jet to get to the Football Writers’ Association dinner at the Landmark Hotel in London where he also picked the top prize.

The Kop attacker will then hope to fire the Reds over the line in the top four race on Sunday against Brighton.

The Reds just need to avoid defeat at Anfield to keep rivals Chelsea out of the Champions League for next season before they head to Kiev.

Salah added: “I work hard to help my team. Now I want to finish the season in a good way.

“We want to qualify for the Champions League next season and then we want to win the Champions League final. We will play to win against Real Madrid.

“But for now we are thinking only about Brighton. Then we will have 14 days to prepare for the final.

“It’s always special to play in any final. We know it’s not going to be easy. But we will give 100% to win the game and I am very excited about it.”



Source: Dailystar.co.uk

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The Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court has granted Varun Gupta, the nephew of the controversial Gupta brothers, permission to travel to India.

Magistrate Jan Greyvenstein delivered his ruling on Friday morning saying, “I place my trust in you”.

Gupta will fly out on Friday. He is expected back in the country no later than May 27.

Gupta is one of the accused in the Estina dairy project case.

He asked the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court to relax the conditions of his bail, particularly the one that specified that he should inform the investigating officer six weeks before he undertakes any international travel.

It is understood that Gupta wants to leave the country to attend a religious ceremony.

Although the judge granted Gupta permission to travel he said he was greatly concerned about whether Gupta would come back to South Africa, adding that his wife and kids were already out of the country.

Gupta was arrested along with Estina director Kamal Vasram, former directors at the Guptas’ holding company Oakbay – Ronica Ragavan, Nazeem Howa and Ashu Chawla – and Free State officials Peter Thabethe, Sylvia Dlamini and Takisi Masiteng in February for their roles in the project.

They are all facing charges of fraud, theft, conspiracy to commit fraud and theft, contravening the Public Finance Management Act, contravening the Companies Act and contravening sections of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act.



Source: News24

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Kylie Jenner 'anxious' about leaving baby daughter for work

The ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ star decided to use the annual fundraising event, held in New York on May 7, to make her red carpet return following the birth of her little girl Stormi three months ago, but she really struggled to let her hair down properly as she just wanted to get back to her baby.

Speaking to People.com, Kylie’s mother Kris Jenner – who also attended the event – said: “That child never stops. She got right back in the saddle. And I love that about her. She’s really so impressive. And she’s such a good mom. She’s so dedicated to her baby.

“We were at the Met Ball and all she could focus on when we were done was getting home. She’s like, ‘Come on we’ve got to go see Stormi!’ It was really sweet to see her anxious to get home to Stormi.”

And, although she’s still trying to find her feet when it comes to motherhood, the 20-year-old beauty was determined to throw her family a spectacular dinner over Easter last month.

Kris explained: “At Easter, Kylie had a newborn and that’s a major time when you have a first baby and you’re that young and you’re trying to figure it all out.

“And she hosted the family’s Easter which is not an easy task! She had this elaborate gorgeous party that she wanted to do for all of us just out of love because she wanted to make sure that we had this amazing morning after church. She’s always doing things like that.”

Kris – who became a mother for the first time at the age of 22 when she gave birth to her daughter Kourtney – can see herself in Kylie because she’s so dedicated to her baby and her business.

The 62-year-old momager said: “I do see myself in Kylie. She hasn’t stopped! And she does remind me of me in that way. I’m so proud of her. I just beam when I watch her.”

Kylie gave birth to her daughter Stormi, whom she has with her boyfriend Travis Scott, on February 1 and had already thrown herself back into her Kylie Cosmetics business two weeks after the delivery.



Source: Femalefirst

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Woman suing Chris Brown over alleged rape at party

An unnamed woman has sued Chris Brown, claiming she was raped by one of his friends at the singer’s home.

The accuser, identified in legal papers as Jane Doe, says she was invited to a party at Brown’s house in February, 2017 and taken to a bedroom, where the alleged assaults began.

She and other women were supplied cocaine, marijuana and other drugs and then intimidated into performing sexual acts with Brown and another man, named Lowell Grissom, a rapper who goes under the stage name Young Lo. The accuser asserts the environment felt similar to a hostage situation due to guns present in the home, with Brown accused of brandishing a firearm.

Jane Doe claims she tried to leave but Brown’s female friend grabbed her by the throat and forced her to perform oral sex by sitting on her face for cunnilingus.

To make matters worse, Doe claims in the legal papers, obtained by TMZ, the woman was menstruating and left her with blood all over her face.

As she showered, Grissom entered the bathroom, took her to a nearby bed and raped her. He raped her again against a washing machine before she left the house by hailing a cab through a rideshare app. She then immediately sought help at a rape treatment centre and allegedly filed a police report.

The unnamed woman has hired Gloria Allred to represent her and at a news conference on Wednesday, the top celebrity lawyer called her client’s complaint “one of the most horrific sexual assault cases.”

“Our client, Jane Doe, has been severely traumatized by what she was forced to suffer,” the attorney added.

The unnamed accuser is seeking general and specific damages for the alleged sexual assaults, including up to $50,000 in civil penalties.

A Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson has confirmed to PageSix Brown is not being investigated in relation to the reported incident.

“At this time, there are no open investigations against Chris Brown,” the representative said.



Source: Ottawasun

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Tonto Dike Says “Sex Is Not A Sin,

Nollwood actress, Tonto Dikeh has advised couples on how not to starve each other of their sexual desires,”saying sex isn’t a sin”

The actress took to her Instagram page to share her views, saying that couples should always be ready to impress one another.

She said if as a partner you desire to be given a good head, then ask for it.

She wrote, “Let me just drop this right here: Just like you stay improved on your social, spiritual life so you should improve on your sexual life…learn new ways to please and be pleased!! Sex plays a major role in our physical life/relationship or marriage.

“Never starve your partner, as a matter of fact, be always ready to impress. You wanna be a boss, be a boss all around, you love a good head? Open up to your partner, if you are not satisfying them, someone else will. Sex isn’t a sin.”



Source: Nigerian Monitor

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Sir Alex Ferguson leaves intensive care following brain surgery

Manchester United have confirmed the next step in Sir Alex Ferguson’s recovery from a brain haemorrhage, the former manager having left intensive care.

Rushed to surgery on Saturday, the 83-year-old remains in hospital and will be continually monitored after the successful intervention.

“Sir Alex no longer needs intensive care and will continue rehabilitation as an inpatient,” read a United statement on Wednesday night.

“His family have been overwhelmed by the level of support and good wishes but continue to request privacy as this will be vital during this next stage of recovery.”



Source: Marca.com

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Davido, buys own private jet

Nigerian music superstar, David Adeleke,aka Davido,has bought himself a private jet, making him the youngest Nigerian to own one.

The ‘FIA’ crooner disclosed this on his Twitter handle @iam_Davido on Wednesday.

The young singer tweeted :”Bought already .. it’s not soup. it’s Hard work and Ambition!”

The development is coming just few weeks after the 26- year-old singer bought his girlfriend, Chioma Avril, 23, a N45m Porsche as a surprise birthday gift.

Davido is yet to give the detail of the aircfraft model and how deep he dipped into his pocket to purchase it.

Source: Vanguard News

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Paul Pogba on important Man Utd responsibility this season

It hasn’t been a straight-forward campaign for Man Utd midfielder Paul Pogba, but he is seemingly reflecting on it with a positive outlook.

The French midfielder has had his highs and lows over the course of the season. From his double against Manchester City at the Etihad to being substituted off early in games by Jose Mourinho as he seemingly struggled to have a positive influence.

Coupled with his £89m price-tag that United splashed out in 2016, as per BBC Sport, expectations have been high over the French international’s impact on his return to Old Trafford, and overall, it could be argued that he has failed to reach the expected level on a consistent basis.

The 25-year-old has scored six goals and provided 12 assists in 34 appearances in all competitions, but perhaps it’s unfair to judge him on those figures. However, it’s questionable as to whether he’s done enough in general to avoid criticism.

Whether that’s his issue in not being able to adapt and stamp his authority on games or Mourinho’s inability to get the best out of him or play him in his most effective role, it could be down to a whole host of reasons.

Nevertheless, he is seemingly content with his contribution this season, but it appears as though receiving the captain’s armband has been a major plus point for him as he has specifically reflected on that with happiness.

“It’s good that the manager believes in you, and the players,” he is quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News. “It’s an honour to wear the captain’s [armband], and just to wear the shirt and play at Old Trafford. I was here in the Academy and for me it was a dream to play for the first-team, and I did it.

“So yeah, I’m very proud.”

Perhaps he is judged to a different standard, but it will be down to Pogba to improve and develop further next season to ensure United can bridge the gap to rivals Manchester City in the Premier League title race and improve on their showing in the Champions League this season and emerge as captain material on a more regular basis.



Source: Caughtoffside.com



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Tutu laments the loss of De Lille to the City of Cape Town

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has defended former DA member Patricia de Lille’s role as a “unifier in society”.

In a brief statement on Wednesday, Tutu said: “Leah and I are very sad that Patricia De Lille’s services will be lost to the City of Cape Town. Although she represented a particular political party, she played an important role as a unifier in a society still bearing the scars of its divided past.”

The Democratic Alliance confirmed the cessation of De Lille’s membership from the party on Tuesday.

James Selfe, chairperson of the DA’s federal executive, made the announcement at a media briefing in Cape Town.

The DA charged De Lille with misconduct earlier this year, following various claims.

The embattled mayor survived a motion of no confidence in her in February, but in an internal motion of no confidence against her in April, the party voted to recall her as mayor.

The DA cited clause in its constitution, which says that if a member publicly declares his or her intention to resign, then their membership ceases immediately.

De Lille said she will be challenging the matter in court in a bid to clear her name.



Source: News24

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Evans weeps, says they’ve been beating me, no good food

Alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, broke down in tears on Monday before the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere where he was produced for arraignment on fresh two charges of kidnapping.

After initially refusing to come down from the prison van in protest, he was eventually brought into the courtroom by warders on the order of Justice Adedayo Akintoye.

Stepping into the courtroom bare-footed and in handcuffs, Evans, who wore a pair of shorts and a green T-shirt, torn on the shoulder with sand stain on the back, immediately indicated to the judge that he had something to say.

He said, “I have an explanation to make. Since I have been in the maximum prison, they have been maltreating me; no visit, they don’t feed me well, I have eye problem and I cannot see far.”

But he was countered by one of the prison officials, who maintained that Evans was being given the same treatment as other inmates.

“We have been treating him very well; he is well fed and people have been visiting him. A doctor has been checking him; the doctor came to check him yesterday (Sunday) and even this morning before coming to court, because he was saying he can’t be in court, that he is not feeling fine.

“But when the doctor checked him yesterday (Sunday) and this morning, the doctor said he was healthy and that he saw no reason why he couldn’t be in court,” the official said.

But Evans said he was seen by a nurse rather than a doctor.

The counsel for the second defendant, Ogedi Ogbu, told the court that his client, Joseph Emeka, had also made the same complaints to him.

But the Lagos State Director of Prosecutions, Ms. Titilayo Shitta-Bey, said Evans was only making up an excuse, urging the court not to buy it.

“That was the same thing he said before an Ikeja High Court and we wrote the prisons and they wrote us back that he was being taken care of like every other inmate,” Shitta-Bey said.

Reacting, Justice Akintoye directed the prison officials to ensure that Evans and his co-defendants were treated like other inmates, noting that they were still presumed innocent.

On the request of Evans’ lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, who had earlier written to the court, praying that the case be stood down, the judge acceded to his request and stood the case down.

Soon as the judge rose, Evans broke down in tears.

“What have I done to you people? They have been beating me; no good food; I have been locked up in one place since August 30 last year; why are they taking my case personally? Let me face my trial alive, why do you people want to kill me,” he said sobbing.

About then his lawyer, Ogungbeje came into the courtroom and began to pacify him.

The defendants were eventually arraigned on the fresh charges.

Evans was arraigned alongside Joseph Emeka, Linus Okpara and Victor Aduba.

The charges border on “conspiracy and unlawful capture.”

The state alleged in the charges that the defendants conspired with some persons still at large, to “unlawfully capture one Uche Okorafor, on the 21st of November, 2014, at Festac Town, Lagos and demanded a ransom of $2m.”

The DPP said they acted contrary to sections 409 and 269 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2011, adding that they were liable to punishment under the same law.

But they pleaded not guilty.

Justice Akintoye adjourned till May 25, 2018 for the commencement of trial.



Source: The Punch

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Seven pregnant women, 211 others return from Libya

A batch of 218 Nigerians, which included seven pregnant women on Tuesday voluntarily returned from the volatile North African country of Libya where they had been stranded en route Europe.

The returnees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos about 3.44am aboard a chartered Libyan Airlines Airbus A330-200 aircraft with registration number 5A-LAU.

They comprised of 46 adult females, five female infants, 161 adult males, two male children and four male infants.

The returnees were brought with the assistance of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU).

The South West Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Alhaji Yakubu Suleiman, said a total of 8,129 Nigerians had returned so far under the EU and IOM Assisted Voluntary Returnees Programme.

Suleiman advised the returnees to be champions of change in sensitising the youths against the urge of seeking greener pastures through irregular migration due to unforeseen dangers.

He assured them that the Federal Government was pursuing socio-economic programmes aimed at giving employable opportunities to the youths.

According to him, the government has intensified efforts at curbing the menace of corruption that has bedeviled the country and denied Nigerians the opportunities to put up their best toward its development.

Speaking to newsmen, one of the returnees, Ms. Titilayo Kayode-Owojori, from Ile Ife, Osun State, regretted embarking on the ill-fated journey but thanked God for returning home safely.

She said: “Nigeria is far better than where we thought we could get better lives. The Libyans live with the sweat of the blacks.

“If the Arabs see us working and collecting wages, they wait and burst our houses to collect the money. If they don’t see any money, they will kidnap us and ask us to call Nigeria to send us money to free ourselves. If we can’t raise money, we will be sold or imprisoned.”

The returnee, therefore, urged the government to fulfill its promise of creating an enabling environment for Nigerians to thrive in order to reduce the urge to seek greener pastures outside the country.



Source: The Punch

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Paul Merson Says Jose Mourinho has huge selection decision ahead of West Ham

That’s according to Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson.

Injuries forced the Portuguese to make wholesale changes for Friday’s clash at Brighton as he challenged his reserve players to prove they’re worth a place in the FA Cup final.

But United were disappointing as they lost 1-0 in a frustrating evening on the south coast.

The Red Devils have two Premier League matches remaining, giving Mourinho ample time to assess who he wants playing against Chelsea at Wembley later this month.

And Merson has urged him not to take West Ham lightly as they’ll be desperate to beat them, despite already being mathematically safe from relegation.

“No game is a dead rubber when you play for Manchester United, everyone wants to beat them,” he said.

“And United need to start getting going as it is a bit worrying for them.

“You look at their squad and think it is big, and then they make a lorry load of changes and never look like beating Brighton.

“So I think this is a big football match for them and you are looking at players here and you start questing are they good enough to play for United?Jose Mourinho

“And what Jose Mourinho said after the Brighton game was spot on – people thought it was a bit harsh, but I did not think so.

“These lads were given a chance, but they looked like they were thinking, ‘We are only playing because he has made changes for next week, when we won’t be playing.

“And you can’t go out with that attitude. West Ham have gone great, but I have to go for a response here and I would be shocked if there was not one, so I am going to go 2-1 United.

“They cannot go into the Cup final playing like this – you can’t just turn it on and off like a tap.”



Source: Dailystar.co.uk

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DA kicks Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille's out of party

The Democratic Alliance has confirmed the cessation of Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille’s membership from the party.

James Selfe, chairperson of the DA’s federal executive, made the announcement at a media briefing in Cape Town on Tuesday.

The DA charged De Lille with misconduct earlier this year, following various claims.

The embattled mayor survived a motion of no confidence in her in February, but in an internal motion of no confidence against her in April, the party voted to recall her as mayor.

The DA cited clause in its constitution, that says if a member publicly declares his or her intention to resign, then their membership ceases immediately.

DA federal council deputy chairperson Natasha Mazzone and Selfe said De Lille did just that on a Radio 702 interview with Eusebius McKaiser on April 26.

After being grilled by McKaiser, De Lille reportedly said she would “walk away from the party”, once she had cleared her name.

She also reportedly said that she no longer wanted to be part of the DA, as “the writing’s on the wall” that people didn’t want her to be there.

“Accordingly, the federal executive resolved last night to endorse the finding of the (party’s) federal legal commission that her membership had ceased as of April 26, the date of the 702 interview.

“We have informed Ms De Lille and City manager of this fact.”

Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson would take over as acting mayor immediately and a new mayor would be elected “as soon as possible”.

Council has 14 days to elect a new mayor, according to the Municipal Structures Act.

De Lille, meanwhile, is poised to address the media at 11:00, following the party’s announcement.



Source: News24

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SABC News exposes fake payslips, bank statements in Yeoville

We tested the number on the payslip to confirm if our non-existent employee works at the stated company.

In a shocking exposé, the SABC News can reveal how fake payslips and bank statements are sold in Johannesburg. The documents which appear authentic can be obtained at an internet café for just R600.

The payslip contains a telephone number of a fake company where a potential creditor can confirm employment. At the internet café in Yeoville, Johannesburg, creating forged payslips and bank statements are as easy as pie.

All that is needed is a computer and a printer. SABC News received a tip off from a community member, we decided to go undercover to show our viewers just how simple the job can be done.

We meet this man, who tells us about someone who “can make things happen” for us.

Anywhere in the whole of Yeoville everybody knows him. His name is Kagiso known as Rasta man. He is a grand master.

So we meet Rasta and ask him if he can provide the documents.

“I need three months bank statements and payslip. – Which bank should I use? Capitec is better. What about a confirmation number? If they call who are they going to get?” we asked.

“The person who has the line. The number is not for a specific person but they say hello and will confirm. You can use as many companies as possible. How much? Confirmation number is separate, it’s R200, bank statement is R200, payslip is R100 each on original paper,” answered Rasta.

Kagiso known as Rasta gets down to fabricating a perfect replication of a payslip and bank statements, so seemingly authentic, that it fools even us.

He is a busy man, inundated by clients.

After about 30 to 45 minutes, for R600, we got a payslip, with a randomly chosen name and surname that we provided. The ID number of an unknown person, working for a company that Rasta chose, in a position of our choice.

So we tested the number on the payslip to confirm if our non-existent employee works at the stated company.

Unsurprising, the bogus company confirms a bogus employee, and that opens the door to a world of credit, ramping up debt of thousands or even millions of rand hat no one can trace to you.


Source: Sabcnews

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Jay-Z's mom didn't realise the impact her coming out song would have

The 48-year-old rapper’s parent collected the Special Recognition Award at New York’s 2018 GLAAD Media Awards at the New York Hilton Midtown hotel on Sunday night (06.05.18), where she opened up about their duet ‘Smile’ and how it has “inspired” other members of the LGBT community to tell their story.

Gloria revealed she identifies as a lesbian when she duetted with her son on the track – which appeared on his latest album ‘4:44’ – in which the pair celebrate her sexuality, and revealed what it was like to keep quiet for the sake of Gloria’s brood.

Speaking to PEOPLE magazine at the ceremony, Gloria admitted: “I didn’t realise how we touched so many lives.

“I’m just glad that I can inspire people.”

After collecting her award, Gloria gave a speech where she thanked her family for their support and her partner for setting her “free from the shadows”.

She said: “I accept it with pride and joy on behalf of my son and myself.

“Thanks to my family for loving me unconditionally, no matter what. Thanks to my partner, for loving me and helping me free myself from being in the shadows.

“Thanks to you, to all the people whose lives I touched, for your support, by just telling my truth.”

Gloria added that she wanted to protect her brood “from ignorance” by keeping her sexuality a secret for so many years and insisted that it wasn’t “horrible” not being out, but she didn’t feel “free”.

She continued: “‘Smile’ became a reality because I shared with my son who I am.

“Not that people didn’t know; I was just someone they didn’t talk about but they loved me anyway.

“But for me, this was the first time that I spoke to anyone about who I really am.

“My son cried and said, ‘It must have been horrible to live that way for so long.'”

“My life wasn’t horrible, I chose to protect my family from ignorance.

“I was happy but I was not free.”

The ‘Encore’ hitmaker – who has six-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, and 10-month-old twins Rumi and Sir with his wife Beyonce – previously admitted he “really cried” when his mother came out to him, as he was “so happy for her”.



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Willow Smith walked in on parents having sex

The 17-year-old daughter of actors Will and Jada Pinkett Smith made the revelation on the new Facebook Watch talk show ‘Red Table Talk’ – which airs today (07.05.18) – where she told her mother and grandmother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, how she discovered sexual relationships.

Speaking to Vulture magazine, Jada recalled: “I realised she walked in on Will and I.

“We were doing the sex show, I was like, ‘What was your introduction to sex?’ She was like, ‘Well, you know, me walking in on you and Dad.’ I had no idea!”

The ‘Girls Trip’ star – who also has 19-year-old son Jaden with her spouse – admitted she keeps a “therapy fund” for these kinds of situations with her brood.

She continued: “How did that happen?! I was like, ‘Lord have mercy, what did you see? Thank God I have some therapy fund put aside for you.’

“It wasn’t funny in the moment.”

The 46-year-old actress was thankful that Willow wasn’t left disturbed by what she witnessed, and that she knew it was “private time”.

Jada said: “She was like, ‘That’s private time.’

“She said she didn’t really see anything. But she knew she had just walked in on a very private moment.”

The ‘Bad Moms’ star decided not to tell Will about the situation their daughter found herself in, and she confessed she can’t wait to see his reaction when he hears about it.

She laughed: “He does that to me all the time. I’ll sip on my little tea and (watch).”

Jada previously revealed what to expect from ‘Red Table Talk’.

She explained: “‘Red Table Talk’ is about raw truth, love and deep passion. My mother is old school, Willow is new school, and I find myself right in the middle.

“I’ve done a lot of sharing and growing on Facebook. Being able to engage with the Facebook Watch community in such a deeply personal way is amazing, and I’m excited to be part of something new.”



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