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23. Nov, 2016

 

Barely a week after being honoured by international video sharing website, YouTube, kid sensation, Emmanuella has again been crowned the Princess of Comedy by the Afro -Australia Music & Movie Awards (AAMMA).

Emmanuel becomes the youngest recipients of the Afro -Australia Music & Movie Awards (AAMMA).The youngster was given to her in Sydney, Australia.She won 2 awards – Best new comedienne & Princess of Comedy.

Emmanuella has now become the youngest recipients of the AAMMA awards established by Scrim Entertainment (owned by Daniel Okoduwa) to celebrate artists of African origin irrespective of borders or national identities.

She joined other international A-list celebrities such as: Hollywood icon Vivica A Fox, Ramsey Nouah , Anne Kansiime , Desmond Elliot, Pascal Atuma , Tuface Idibia , John Dumelo , Mercy Johnson , Monalisa Chinda, Awilo Longomba , Emerson Bockarie, Jimmy B, Ejike Asiegbu and many others to be a recipient of the prestigious award.

9. Aug, 2015

Cycling woman was hit by a hunter's stray bullet but it deflected off her bra underwire

 
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Wonder bra: Saved her life

A woman owes her life to a bra that stopped a hunter’s stray bullet and saved her life.

The German woman, 42, was on holiday in Mecklenberg-Western Pomerania near Berlin on Friday when the rogue slug was fired as she and her husband were enjoying a bike ride.

They were crossing a field near the town of Gadebusch when they unwittingly cycled into the path of a wild boar hunt.

“I felt a sudden pain in my chest,” the woman later told police. “I looked down to see that the wire in my bra was bent.”

Police believe she was hit by a ricochet and said that the bra had probably saved her life, or at the very least from “massive injuries.”

The woman’s husband spotted the gunman in an a-joining field and told him what had happened.

“Those in charge of the hunt then broke it up straight away,” said police spokesperson André Falke.

Charges of causing injury by negligence may be levelled.

The unnamed woman, on holiday from her home in western Germany, sustained a large bruise on her chest but was otherwise unharmed.

A car driver stopped and took her to a local hospital immediately after the incident.

The bra was surrendered to police as evidence in any possible future court hearings.

In 2008 a man died in a similar accident in a nearby town.

The 6,5mm bullets used by the boar hunters are high-velocity and can kill at long distances.

“The woman’s underwear did her a very valuable service,” added a police spokesman.

9. Aug, 2015

This is the sickening moment that a whale shark was butchered to death in front of a huge crowd, before being sold at market.

In the footage, which has been described as ‘appalling’ by animal rights groups, the shark is brutally hacked apart with a saw by two men, and appears to make a desperate attempt to breath as blood and water pours out of its body.

The once magnificent creature’s mouth is even seen to still be moving, before sickened onlookers are heard to remark ‘this is too cruel’.

It is unclear where the barbaric act took place, but the person who posted the footage on Chinese social media site Weibo said that he witnessed the killing in Yangjiang, southern Guangdong province.

The shark was brutally hacked to death (Picture: YouTube)

The whale shark is the largest fish in the world at more than 12 metres in length – and it is illegal to kill the animal for its meat.

Ali Hood, Director of Conservation at The Shark Trust, said: ‘The footage of a Whale Shark being butchered whilst apparently still alive has appalled Shark Trust supporters.

‘To see such a magnificent, placid animal treated with such little dignity demonstrates to the Shark Trust how vital it is to continue to raise awareness as to the importance of sharks and their relatives to a healthy, balanced marine environment.’

It is believed that a single giant whale shark carcass can sell for around $30,000, with its meat and fins sold to restaurants for shark fin soup.

At present, up to 600 whale sharks are targeted every year.

9. Aug, 2015

Washington: The most common laugh on Facebook is 'haha', surpassing various 'emoji', 'hehe' and 'lol', a new study on e-laughing has found.

Researchers found that the vast majority of people in their dataset were haha-ers (51.4 per cent), then there were the emoji lovers (33.7 per cent), the hehe-ers (12.7 per cent), and finally, the lol-ers (1.9 per cent).

Researchers at Facebook studied posts and comments posted on the social networking site in the last week of May with at least one string of characters matching laughter.

Representational Image. Reuters

"We did the matching with regular expressions which automatically identified laughter in the text, including variants of haha, hehe, emoji, and lol," researchers said in a blog post.

They found that laughter was quite common with 15 per cent of people including laughter in a post or comment.

Age, gender and geographic location played a role in laughter type and length: young people and women preferred emoji, whereas men preferred longer 'hehes'.

People in Chicago and New York preferred emoji, while Seattle and San Francisco preferred hahas.

The researchers were inspired to undertake the study after Sarah Larson from The New Yorker published an article about e-laughter and their social subtleties.

Researchers said that in her article Larson suggests that a ha is like a lego piece, which people use to convey different "levels" of laughter, ranging from the polite 'haha' to a deranged 'hahahahahahaha'.

The study confirmed this, showing that the peaks in the even numbers indicate that people treat the has and hes as building blocks, and usually prefer not to add extra letters.

The most common are the four letter 'hahas' and 'hehes'. The six letter hahaha is also very common, and in general, the 'hahaers' use longer laughter.

"The hahaers are also slightly more open than the hehe-ers to using odd number of letters, and we do see the occasional hahaas and hhhhaaahhhaas," researchers said.

"The lol almost always stands by itself, though some rare specimens of lolz and loll were found.

"A single emoji is used 50 per cent of the time, and it's quite rare to see people use more than 5 identical consecutive emoji," they said.

9. Aug, 2015

Shinzo Abe calls for world ‘without nuclear weapons’ on anniversary of atomic bombing

Visitors offer prayers for victims killed by the atomic bombing in 1945 before the Peace Memorial Ceremony at Nagasaki Peace Park in Nagasaki, southwestern Japan. Photograph: Kimmasa Mayama/EPA

Sun, Aug 9, 2015, 14:32

 

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki by renewing his commitment to a nuclear weapons free Japan.

The Japanese prime minister had been criticised for not making the same pledge on the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing last week.

Survivors of the atomic bombing attended the annual commemoration in the southern Japanese city along with international guests and others.

They observed a moment of silence at 11.02am local time, which is when the US dropped the atomic bomb, killing more than 70,000 people and prompting Japan’s second world world war surrender.

The first atomic bomb in Hiroshima three days earlier killed 140,000 people.

“As the only nation in the world to have suffered a war-time nuclear attack, I have renewed my resolve to play a leading role in pursuing a world without nuclear weapons and maintain the three non-nuclear principles,” Mr Abe said in the Nagasaki Peace Park.

The “three non-nuclear principles” are Japan’s long-standing policy of not possessing or producing nuclear arms and not letting others bring them into the country.

Japan’s defence minister triggered a new row over controversial security legislation on Wednesday when he said the bills under consideration by parliament would not rule out the military transporting the nuclear weapons of foreign forces.

Mr Abe’s cabinet adopted a resolution last year reinterpreting the pacifist constitution, drafted by Americans after the second world war, to let Japan exercise collective self-defence, or defend an ally under attack.

The unpopular bills have already passed the lower house and Mr Abe’s ruling bloc has a majority in the upper house as well. But surveys show a majority of voters are opposed to what would be a significant shift in Japan’s defence policy.

Japanese media reported that Mr Abe will not visit Tokyo’s controversial Yasukuni shrine for the war dead on August 15th, which marks the 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender to the Allies.

Mr Abe is a regular visitor to the shrine and his appearances often spark ire from Asian neighbours such as China and South Korea which came under Japanese occupation.

Even if the premier stays away from Yasukuni, he may still come under scrutiny if he omits an apology in a statement expected to be released later this week marking the 70th anniversary of Japan’s defeat.

Mr Abe has said the statement will express “remorse” for Japan’s war-time actions but domestic media reported over the weekend that the word “apology” will not be included.

Mr Abe’s remarks are being closely watched by China and South Korea, where bitter memories of Japan’s wartime occupation and colonisation run deep, and by Tokyo’s close ally Washington.