KENYAN BEAUTY QUEEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER

 

A 24 year old jail beauty queen Ruth Kamande has been sentenced to death by High Court judge Jessie Lesiit, for the murder of her boyfriend in September 2015 using a kitchen knife. Continue reading KENYAN BEAUTY QUEEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER

History Made as Miss Rogers Breaks the Jinx and Emerges the Miss Universe 2018

 

In a world where everything seems to have happened, Dee-Ann Rogers has proved that there are still lots of histories yet to be made.

Since the inception of Miss Universe Great Britain Pageant in 1952, the event has never witnessed a black winner, but on Saturday, 25 years old Dee-Ann Rogers from Anguilla made history as she emerged the winner of the pageant, amidst 40 other women from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and British overseas territories. She will however, go on to represent the UK at the International Miss Universe competition, once-owned by Donald Trump, which will take place in December in the Philippines. Continue reading History Made as Miss Rogers Breaks the Jinx and Emerges the Miss Universe 2018

£1.5million for a lifetime of zero Orgasm- will you ?

 

Would you accept a £1.5MILLION as a payoff for losing your ability to have a healthy sex life?

A mother who was left unable to orgasm after doctors failed to diagnose a serious spinal condition has won a £1.5million payout from the NHS. Continue reading £1.5million for a lifetime of zero Orgasm- will you ?

Return to Your Country And Speak On Genital Mutilation- US Activist Blasts Nigerian Author Chimamanda Adichie

 

 

 

 

 

 

A United State spokesperson on Gun ownership and the second amendment, Dana Loesch, has hit out at Nigerian author and prominent feminist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, asking  her to “return to her own country and worry about genital mutilation” Continue reading Return to Your Country And Speak On Genital Mutilation- US Activist Blasts Nigerian Author Chimamanda Adichie

Royal wedding : Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Exchange vows

 

 

 

 

Prince Harry and his bride, Meghan Markle, dressed in a Givenchy wedding gown, are saying their vows at their royal wedding, underway with the world watching and tens of thousands on hand outside Windsor Castle to help them celebrate.

Cheers erupted across the town of Windsor as royal fans and tourists watched a stream of celebrities, actors and high-profile friends and family of the royal pair file into St. George’s Chapel. Because of the town’s limited space, and the large numbers, giant screens were set up across Windsor.

The couple have invited 2,640 people to watch them and their guests arrive at and depart from the chapel, including 1,200 people nominated by authorities in nine of the United Kingdom’s regions, as well as charity workers, local school children and employees of the queen. Six hundred guests will attend the ceremony.

Source: USA Today

Bill Cosby: Justice For Women Exceeds the #Metoo# Campaign as the Octagenarian Faces 10 years in Prison on Each Count of Assault

 

The jury in Bill Cosby’s retrial found the TV icon guilty of all three counts of aggravated indecent assault on Thursday for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in a Philadelphia suburb in 2004.

The 80-year-old comedian faces up to 10 years in prison on each count, but would likely serve them concurrently. A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled, and he remains out on bail.

Cosby did not have an audible reaction to his conviction, but erupted shortly afterward. Minutes after the verdict, prosecutors asked the judge to revoke Cosby’s bail because they say he is a flight risk and has a private plane. Continue reading Bill Cosby: Justice For Women Exceeds the #Metoo# Campaign as the Octagenarian Faces 10 years in Prison on Each Count of Assault

women at risk of breast cancer Refuses Preventative Drugs Due to Fear of Side Effects and ‘Fate’

 

Nearly nine out of 10 women reject a preventative treatment that could cut their risk of getting breast cancer because of a distrust of medications, fears about side-effects and a belief that the disease is down to “fate”, scientists have found.

Breast cancer drug tamoxifen has been recommended since 2013 for women with a high risk of developing breast cancer because of their family history, and can cut their chances of ever developing cancer by a third.

But a study by UK researchers found that six out of seven women turn down the treatment.

While women with children were more likely to take up tamoxifen, others felt that the menopause-like side effects could be too much to take on with no guarantee that they would stay cancer-free.

Interviews with a cross-section of the women who took part in the study asked for more detail about their decision.

“JB”, a married, 38-year-old mother of two, said: “I’m not necessarily going to get breast cancer, but if it can prevent it, I would be willing to take it, definitely.

“Obviously I’ve got young children to think about now. I would be happy to start taking it, but yes, I do look at the side effects.”

But another woman, “YN”, aged 59, who recently took responsibility for her parents’ care as well as that of her children, said, “in the short-term I just can’t cope [with the side effects]”.

Several respondents felt that medications were against their philosophy, while others looked at family and friends’ experiences of the drug which weren’t always successful.

“LL” a 47-year-old woman without children, whose mother died of breast cancer when she was eight, said she had always expected to face the disease at some point.

She told researchers: “It’s kind of written in the stars – that it’s my fate. So, what then would have been the point of any breast cancer prevention?”

There was no evidence that social factors, like ethnicity and educational attainment were having an impact on care choices, something lead researcher Dr Samuel Smith said was “reassuring”.

But he added: “its important doctors can discuss women’s concerns and provide information to help them while they are considering their options”.

Hundreds of thousands of women are offered Tamoxifen each year since the decision, hailed as a “game-changer” five years ago, to offer the option of the once-daily pill for prevention.

For the study, funded by Cancer Research UK and published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment today, women at cancer centres in England were asked to complete a survey on their treatment decisions.

Of 258 women who responded to a three-month follow-up survey just 32 took up the offer of Tamoxifen, which has historically been used after cancer treatment to prevent tumours returning.

 

The drug selectively blocks oestrogen’s effects in breast tissue – oestroen is the hormone is responsible for the development of female physical traits but also increases the growth of cancer cells.

While taking Tamoxifen reduces the risk of osteoporosis – a weakening of the bones – it has other side-effects.

These include vaginal dryness, mood swings and irregular periods, there is also a small increase in the risk of developing blood clots and cancer of the uterus.

“While it is vital women with a high risk of breast cancer are offered Tamoxifen, there is a bigger, more complex picture,” said Carolyn Rogers, clinical nurse specialist at Breast Cancer Care.

“We know the drug may help reduce risk but it also comes hand-in-hand with side-effects, including menopausal symptoms like hot flushes and low libido, which can severely disrupt day-to-day life.

Risk-reducing surgery – such as a mastectomy – or regular screening could be more practical and preferable for some women, she added.

From Independent

Chimamanda Adichie-Hilary Clinton: Adichie Responds to Nigerians and Their Reaction Towards Her Controversial Question.

 

Lots of Nigerians have enjoyed listening to Chimamanda Adichie, her response to every question could tell how smart she is, her books gave her recognition all over the world, her recent mild and intelligent response to the French reporter who asked if there were bookstores in Nigeria, gained her more admirers.

Adichie has been trending since Sunday evening, over a question she asked a former democratic candidate and wife of a former president of the United States of America, Bill Clinton.

Over the weekend, while talking with Hilary Clinton, wife of former US president and former democratic presidential candidate, at a PEN world voices festival lecture at the cooper Union in Manhattan, Nigerian Author Chimamanda Adichie, who according to Amanpour is an icon of feminism, asked Ms. Clinton why her twitter Bio starts with “Wife”.

“In Your Twitter account, the first word that describes you is ‘wife’.  And then I think its ‘Mom’, and then it’s ‘Grandmother’ Adichie said. “And when I saw that, I have to confess that I felt just a little bit upset. And then I went and I looked at your husband’s Twitter account, and the first word was not ‘Husband’ ” Continue reading Chimamanda Adichie-Hilary Clinton: Adichie Responds to Nigerians and Their Reaction Towards Her Controversial Question.

Times Most Influential People of 2018: Oprah Winfrey, Marica Branchesi, Tiffany Haddish, Among the Records of women on The List

 

On Thursday, April 19.Time Magazine revealed her 100 most influential persons of 2018, Interestingly, the list records 45 women who were listed alongside 55 men, who not only wields power but according to Times’ estimation are individuals whose time is now.

Among Times’ 100 most influential people include Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, President Donald Trump, Barack Obama and  Kim Jong Un,

Parkland shooting survivors and student activists, Jaclyn Corin, , Cameron Kasky, Alex Wind David Hogg,  and Emma Gonzalez , were also listed.

Several people of power wrote short stories about the 2018 Times’ influential people.

The 44th President of The United States, Barak Obama on the Parkland student activists  Seared by memories of seeing their friends murdered at a place they believed to be safe, these young leaders don’t intimidate easily. They see the NRA and its allies—whether mealymouthed politicians or mendacious commentators peddling conspiracy theories—as mere shills for those who make money selling weapons of war to whoever can pay. They’re as comfortable speaking truth to power as they are dismissive of platitudes and punditry. And they live to mobilize their peers.”

Tiffany Haddish on Oprah Winfrey, When I first met Oprah Winfrey, I was an extra on the set of a movie she was producing, Their Eyes Were Watching God. I was telling jokes and making the other extras laugh when Oprah walked by and said, “You’re really funny. What’s your name?” She told me to keep her updated on my career. So I wrote her all these letters, and she never wrote me back.

Then she surprised me on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in February. When she walked onstage, my soul was overjoyed. That was everything. It made me feel like I’m on the right track, and it inspired me to push even harder.

I’ve been watching Oprah since I was 7. In my eyes, she’s my auntie. I call her Auntie O. I remember coming home from school, putting on The Oprah ­Winfrey Show and feeling like I could achieve anything I put my mind to. Oprah had the roughest childhood and has gone through all these difficulties. But no matter what, she stays focused on her goals and achieves them. She made her dreams come true. And because I watched her, I did too”

This is Oprah 10th time on the list.

Yara Shahidi on Maxine Waters, “Congresswoman Maxine Waters of the 43rd District of California, a.k.a. Auntie Maxine, has made my generation proud to be nieces and nephews. She is adored and admired by people who care about social justice and is oh so eloquent in letting the world, particularly the white men of Congress who dare test her acumen, know that she is not here for any nonsense. From “reclaiming my time” to leading a movement to “impeach him,” she says what many of us are thinking. And she reminds us that we are worthy of any space we occupy.”

Jaha Dukureh on Nice Nailantei Leng ‘Ete, “Nice is an extraordinary example of young African girls standing up for themselves. After the loss of her parents, she could have given up and followed the norm, knowing that challenging attitudes in male-dominated communities can get you cast out. But instead, she fought to get an education so she could help change the socio­cultural structures that continue to impede women’s lives and well-being.”

Kevin Hart on Tiffany Haddish “…Now Tiffany is bringing a whole new level of fresh to the comedy scene. She’s just so authentic and unfiltered. You never know what’s going to come out of her mouth. And you can tell she’s having fun—she’s seen a time when things couldn’t get any worse, and she’s giving it all she has…”

The females who made the 2018 Times’ influential people include; Tiffany Haddish, who is an actor, comedian and best-selling author , Jacylyn Corin, Cardi B a musician who according to Taraji is now the biggest thing in music, Rihanna, Nice Nailantei Leng ‘Ete, Chloe Kim-the best Snow boarder, Jan Rader- the first woman to lead a professional fire department in West Virginia ,Peggy Whitson the first female chief of the NASA astronaut office -, Issa Rae, Jesmyn Ward, Ruth Davidson, Whitney Wolfe Herd, Marica Branchesi an astrophysicist , Ann Mckee, Nicole Kidman, Gal Gadot, Millie Bobby Brown, Lena Waithe, Greta Gerwig, Roseanne Barr, Deepika Padukone, Jr, Judy Chicago, Meghan Markle, Carmen Yulin Cruz, Nancy Pelosi, Jacinda Ardern, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Sheikh Hasina, Jenniffer Lopez, Tarana Burke, Cristina Jimenez, Janet Mock, Kesha, Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey, Maxine Waters, Sinta Nuriya, Rachael Denhollander, Daniela Vega, Oprah Winfrey, Cindy Holland, Sonia Friedman, and Elizabeth Diller.