Jessica Singh, commonly known as Flavor, has brought up an interesting topic in her new music video about accepting whoever it is you love for who they are despite their complexion.The music video, called “Complexion Thing” expresses the challenges of being light skinned and in love, and Flavor has no doubt made a point that love is and always will be colorblind.“Complexion Thing is about the connection between two people not based on the color of the skin. It’s about what brought two people together,” Flavor narrated during a brief interview at the video shoot.Award winning record producer Tan-Tan, CEO of Heart Beat Records, is featured in the video poetically expressing his love for black women no matter the complexion.“Working with Tan-Tan was fun and great, I enjoyed every moment of it. I’ve known him for quite some time now and when I got back here in 2012, I had no idea Tan-Tan was into music. I contacted him and asked him to do a track with me. We met out of the studio and put this song together which turned out great. The whole team was there together; the recording crew and it just came out exciting. Working with Tan Tan was easy even though he gave me a lil tough time but it was okay.” Flavor excitedly added.Also, many may remember flamboyant Flavor, who’s been in and out of the entertainment industry for many years, as a young lady who comes off as knowing what she already wants in life. But Flavor says personal reasons have caused her to drop out of the music industry off and on to finally return with a musical hit and permanent plan.She disclosed that she has been living in Ghana and the UK for some years and now finds herself back home. And while many know Flavor as a young lady who can be motivated into taking flight at any moment, flavor assures her return home is permanent and for a good reason.“I’ve been in entertainment for quite some time now, but have been in and out of it because of some personal reasons. But right now I’m well prepared and I’m in it for good.” She assured.“I’m ready and set to show Liberia what I have. I’m fully prepared and excited to work with people.” She added.During the March 8, 2014 premiere of “Complexion Thing” at the Bella Cassa Hotel, Flavor described to her invited guest how much of a devoted artist she is.“I am here to showcase what I can do and what I am made of. I can sing, dance and just entertain people. Because music is what I love, music is like a second family to me. So, I’m here to tell my Liberian people we can do it if we work together.”We asked where she wanted to stand in the Liberian industry, and how she could add value to it, she said, “I’m trying to take Liberian music to another level and that’s why I’m putting in a lot of hard work and energy. During the showcase, we get to show what we can do, how creative we are and the talent we have in Liberia. Complexion Thing is going out there and it’s going to be big, please watch it and support it because it’s here to stay,” Flavor pleads.Flavor expressed her gratitude towards her fans and friends and also acknowledged that without her fans, she would be nowhere.“I want to thank everyone who showed me love; today is the greatest day in my life and I’m thankful to you my fans out there for being such amazing people,” she said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A thirty-five-year-old taxi driver, Rex Blanche, and his alleged accomplice, 19-year-old Michael York, were last week remanded to prison after they were taken before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to face several charges of armed robbery.Magistrate Leron Daly read the first seven charges to the duo, which alleged that the two, on April 26, 2019, at Promenade Gardens, Middle Street, Georgetown, while being in the company of others and armed with a gun, robbed Simone Wickham, Marcel Wickham, Amanda Ramcharran, Shawn Ramdial, and Tashana Sanchar of a quantity of items at a total cost of $606,000.It was also alleged that the duo, on April 29, 2019, at Garnett Street, Kitty, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun, robbed Orin Hamilton of $5000 and a cellular phone valued $70,000.Meanwhile, it was further detailed that the duo, while being armed with guns on the same day at Light Street and North Road, Georgetown, robbed Akemo Dasilva of a cell phone worth $113,000.Attorney-at-Law George Thomas, in a bail application for Blanche, informed the court that his client suffers from hypertension and diabetes. York was unrepresented.Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh objected for the defendants, noting the serious nature of the offence and the penalty it attracts. Magistrate Daly upheld the prosecution’s submission and remanded the duo to prison.The cases will continue on May 31, 2019.
Citing sources close to the case, the daily said James was transferred to Real Madrid from Monaco for 80 million euros mid-2014, but that year he registered as a non-resident.Tax authorities, though, reportedly believe he should have registered as a resident, which means he should settle the difference, or 6.35 million euros, related to his salary and the sale of image rights.Spain’s tax authorities refused to comment when contacted by AFP.The 27-year-old, who won the Golden Boot for the top goal scorer in the 2014 World Cup, joins a long list of other players who have got on the wrong side of Spain’s taxman.Some have reached deals, like Cristiano Ronaldo, who recently moved to Juventus from Real Madrid and accepted to pay 18.8 million euros and a two-year jail sentence he won’t have to serve.FC Barcelona’s star Lionel Messi, though, went to court where he was fined 2.1 million euros for tax fraud and given 21 months in jail, which was subsequently converted into another fine.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Colombia’s James Rodriguez hit by tax evationMADRID, Spain, Jul 26 – Spain’s taxman wants Bayern Munich’s Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez to pay Sh1.3bn for evading taxes when he played at Real Madrid, the El Mundo daily reported Thursday.James, who moved to Bayern Munich last year, is accused of having evaded 6.35 million euros in taxes, mainly linked to his image rights, and would have to pay that amount plus a fine and interests for a total of 11.65 million euros, it reported.
An exciting opportunity to work for an established technology company with global customers and career development opportunities while experiencing the quality of life enjoyed by the people of Donegal.A UK based technology company, ‘Peoplesafe’ are expanding in the Twin Towns.The company was set up in 2004 as one of the UK’s first lone worker service providers. Peoplesafe are a close knit company with 40 employees, many of whom have been with the company for 5 years or more.Peoplesafe actively encourage staff development and continually re-invest profits back into the business and staff. Their head office is in the UK and they are now looking to expand their office in the Twin Towns as part of their plan to cater for a worldwide audience.Their expansion over the past few years has seen them bring on board some of the largest companies in the UK and Europe. As a privately funded company they offer a stable working environment that has been well insulated against economic downturns, and as a result has seen the company flourish even during difficult economic situations.This is a great opportunity to join an established company on your own doorstep with additional staff benefits as well as furthering your career ….They are looking for two junior and two senior developers to start with. In terms of salary:Junior €25-€30k plus pensionSenior €30-€50k dependent on the right candidate and experience.They have plans to grow their total team to around 8-10 developers in the near future.For more information and job specifications contact Donna Maskerymanager@thebaseenterprise.ie or M: 087 607 5555TECHNOLOGY COMPANY TO EXPAND ITS OPERATIONS IN THE TWIN TOWNS was last modified: June 14th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BASEdonegaltwin towns
1 After three years, finally, a manager has stood his ground on Diego Costa, leaving him to stand alone in no man’s land as the summer transfer window approaches.Speaking following the full-time whistle of Spain’s 2-2 draw with Colombia on Wednesday night, the Brazil-born striker dropped a bombshell to reporters, revealing: “I’m a Chelsea player, but they do not want me there.“Antonio Conte has told me by message that I do not follow at Chelsea and that’s it. Conte said he did not count on me for next season.“It’s a shame, I’ve already forwarded the message to Chelsea people to decide. But it is clear that the coach does not count on me and does not want me there. You have to find a team.”A month ago, Costa, in response to various, mind-numbingly persistent reports claiming he was off to the Chinese Super League, said that only he would decide his future, telling South American broadcaster DirecTV Sports: “I am the owner of my future and it does not mean that I am going to China.”Costa has now found out, in the most humiliating of break ups, that simply isn’t the case.It’s been tiring listening to Chelsea’s first choice centre forward and second highest-paid player complain about London and the weather, while constantly speaking of his love for Madrid. We’ve even watched him signal to the bench to be substituted, not because of injury but in response to criticism from his manager, Conte, on the sidelines.It’s no wonder, then, he’s been told where to go by his boss, seemingly fracturing his relationship with the west London outfit beyond repair.His time at Stamford Bridge, on the pitch, has been sweet, there’s no taking that away from him. In three seasons, he’s played a pivotal role in two Premier League titles and a League Cup triumph, scoring 58 goals in 120 games for the club.The Stamford Bridge faithful had grown to appreciate and accept the wildish nature of Costa, understanding any attempts to tame him would be futile. He had to be given the licence to roam free.But last season, it was discipline that was arguably the key factor in Chelsea’s success. Conte will have worked tirelessly to keep Costa on track and, knowing there are plenty of options in the market, the Italian may feel he’s already dedicated too much time to entertaining a rebel.After constantly expressing his discontent at the club, Costa then, has got his comeuppance. A break up by text is fitting for a player who has been no stranger to speaking behind his club’s back.It’s a sad end, yes, but there’s little reason to grieve. Chelsea will have no trouble in moving on from the 28-year-old, and vice versa.We now eagerly await the new faces to make a move to the home of the Premier League champions. Diego Costa with the 2016/17 Premier League trophy
Tags: Bul FCSC VillaStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguetop Kambale scored the only goal of the game (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier League SC Villa 0-1 Bul FC Mandela National Stadium, NambooleSaturday, 05-01-2018NAMBOOLE – Pierre Kambale’s first half strike was all that Bul FC needed to defeat SC Villa at Namboole.The Congolese import struck 16 minutes into the game, pouncing on sloppy play.At the beginning, Villa looked to be in control of the game and asking the meaningful questions.On 5 minutes, League top scorer Bashir Mutanda picked up a lose ball off Hakim Magombe’s poor clearance but his strike could only rattle the cross bar with the goalkeeper beaten.Three minutes later, Ibrahim Mugulusi made a brilliant run down the left and played in Mutanda who shot wide of the target from a promising position.On the 16th minute mark, Bul surged forward and after what looked like Villa had regained possession of the ball, a combination of goalkeeper Yusuf Wasswa and Moses Kiggundu gave the ball away and Kambale instinctively struck past the custodian to hand the visitors a 1-0 lead.After conceding, it was all Villa until half time as the 12 time record league champions missed chance after chance.First it was Albert Mugisa trying his luck from distance but his effort went straight at Paul Mujampani in Bul’s goal.Seven minutes later, Charles Lwanga and Mutanda missed two glorious opportunities in quick secession, to level the scores. Lwanga miss-queued Pius Wangi’s low cross 5 yards from goal and moments later Mutanda could not direct Mugulusi’s cut-back, goal wards with Mujampani beaten.With halftime fast approaching, Habib Kavuma tried his luck from distance but his effort was gathered routinely by Mujampani.Villa went into halftime in total control of the game but Bul held the single goal advantage.Villa started the second half like they finished the first with David Owori striking from 20 yards but his shot flew over the cross-bar.Six minutes later, Wangi struck wide a free-kick to compound Villa’s frustration.On 53 minutes, Mutanda also shot wide off a volley after good inter-play involving several Jogoos.On the hour mark, Mutanda played in Mugulusi but the winger decided to shot straight at Majampani instead of playing in a teammate yet the later option looked to be better.As Villa searched for an equalizer, they always looked suspect to counter attacks and on 63 minutes, Kavuma lost possession near the Villa area but was relieved as Kambale’s strike was saved by Wasswa.The best chance of the half fell to Villa’s Mugisa with 22 minutes to play but the former Police midfielder shot wide of the target from 8 yards while unmarked.Villa had two more opportunities to level matters late in the game but could not pounce.First substitute Ajab Abdurahman played in Mutanda whose shot was charged down before it crossed the line and then the League top scorer shot wide following Owori’s through ball.The win elevates Bul into 5th on the log with 22 points while Villa remain 13th after 14 games.The other games played on Saturday:-Bright Stars FC 0-0 Vipers SC-Kirinya JSS 1-1 URA FCComments
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We examine numerous articles and papers that talk about evolution to see if neo-Darwinism (or even old Darwinism) actually contributes to the understanding of nature.Because evolution carries multiple meanings, we focus on the neo-Darwinian view that new complex traits arrive through common ancestry by blind, unguided processes of mutation and natural selection. Darwinian evolution is not simply change through time, or variation of existing types. It is a mechanism (Darwin thought) of creating new complex structures that never existed before. Through time, Darwin envisioned, natural selection could generate every living thing from the first primitive cell (the origin of which he could only speculate about). He proposed an all-encompassing worldview of life’s origin and elaboration. If every species or family is related through Darwin’s proposed creative mechanism, then individual branches on Darwin’s ‘tree of life’ should reflect that.The question before us in this entry is whether this worldview contributes to scientific understanding of nature. We must not be distracted by details about unrelated topics, by humor, by non-sequiturs, red herrings and other detours off topic. We must discount unjustified assertions. We don’t care about empty promises that such-and-such a study ‘might shed light’ on evolution. Busy work, no matter how rigorous or honorable, is irrelevant to the question if it does not concern the issue at hand. We want to see actual understanding of nature that could only come about through scientific research applying Darwin’s worldview. Take a look:Blue lupines are legumes that fix nitrogen in the soil. Photo by David Coppedge.Those DAM Flowering Plants. Evolutionists have been trying to understand the origin of flowering plants since they were first called “Darwin’s Abominable Mystery” (DAM) in honor of Darwin, who couldn’t understand how they popped into existence and took over the world 140 million Darwin Years ago. Nature News reports on one of the biggest-ever evolutionary attempts to solve the mystery, called eFLOWER. It was a statistical analysis of 20 traits from 800 species of angiosperms, undertaken specifically to figure out what the common ancestor must have looked like. Did Darwinism help? The article says that researchers have “budding doubts” about the conclusions of the project. Some combinations of traits of the mystical first flower seem biologically impossible, some complain. “Things can be statistically possible without being biologically possible,” said another. Another summed up the results, “We don’t know the final answer yet.” After 158 years, how much more time do they deserve to find an answer?Things can be statistically possible without being biologically possible.In a related article, Science Daily obeys the DAM Law (q.v.) by pretty much admitting that evolutionists are forced into an uncomfortable position. They either have to trust the molecular clock, which implies “cryptic evolution of flowers that is not documented in the fossil record,” or believe the fossils, which show abrupt appearance. Anyone see evolution in any of these articles? Anyone see Darwinism providing a better understanding of nature? Darwin envisioned slow, gradual change over long ages. His mechanism of natural selection could never taking a big leap, he said. He was troubled by the fossil record that showed otherwise. Evidently, his disciples still are.Spider with a tail but no evolution (except in promises). Evolutionary biologists were fascinated with a spider stuck in Burmese amber, Nature News indicates. They date it and two other specimens as 100 million Darwin Years old. Grading time: did they learn anything when they looked at it with Darwin-colored glasses? The tail on the creature didn’t provide any evolutionary clues, because “Silk-spinning spiders with and without tails co-existed for millennia, the authors agree.” The spider also had a modern-like web-spinning apparatus. Any lineage evident? Any progression from pre-spiders to spiders? “On the basis of the creature’s tail, they conclude that it belongs to the Uraraneida, a group of spider relatives that was thought to have gone extinct around 275 million years ago,” some said. So why was it found in amber said to be 175 million Darwin Years younger?It gets worse: Phys.org notes that it looks similar in many ways to modern spiders. “It makes us wonder if these may still be alive today,” said Paul Selden, author of the paper in Nature Ecology & Evolution, which begins, “Details of their origins remain obscure, with little knowledge of their stem group and few insights into the sequence of character acquisition during spider evolution.” The Abstract claims that this fossil “documents a key transition stage in spider evolution,” but then quibbles about this spider’s place in the phylogeny, only to conclude that this spider’s lineage survived for a very, very long time without really changing much. In the BBC News coverage, another evolutionist commits futureware, issuing a promissory note that the fossil “will be important in deciphering the puzzle of the evolution of spiders and allied groups.”Frame from Illustra Media, Origin.Uniting the divided: evolving multicellular life. An article on Phys.org begins, “One of the big evolutionary questions in life is how and why single cell organisms organised themselves to live in a group, thereby forming multicellular life forms.” Notice that they say it remains one of the big evolutionary questions today, in 2018. How long have evolutionists had to address this question? They still don’t know the how; they still don’t know the why. An action hero appears for the rescue! It’s “PhD student, Jonathan Featherston, of the Evolution of Complexity Laboratory at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.” Finally, we get someone who “has answered at least part of this question,” the article promises. He looked at the genes of Tetrabaena, a four-celled alga, for clues. But if you bypass all the distracting details that don’t address the question, we are left with speculations about a few genes that “probably are important for the evolution of multicellularity.” Then we are told that “Multicellularity has evolved at least 25 times independently” — how? by genes that “gave rise to multicellularity” by various mechanisms, perhaps gene duplication, or by unspecified “lineage-specific genetic developments.” Such statements would not give an unbiased listener confidence that Darwinians have yet explained anything about the origin of multicellularity.Evolution by subtraction: blind cave fish. If Darwinian evolution is the Designer Substitute that liberated biology from creationism, it seems strange that evolutionists would advertise blind cave fish as examples of it. Current Biology not only does that, but makes a remarkable claim about convergence that flies in the face of common ancestry anyway.Like other cave animals, fish species adapted for cave life exhibit a suite of sensory, morphological, physiological and behavioral traits that are shared among species from phylogenetically distant families. Most cave fishes are entirely or partially blind. The most extreme of them, the obligatory cave-dwelling fish that spend their entire life in caves, are the subject of this primer. At present, over 200 such cavefish species have been described, and all of them have evolved independently from surface ancestors. Thus, each cavefish species is a replicate of the same natural experiment, testing the evolutionary response of a sighted surface fish to the absence of light and the limitations on food in a subterranean environment. The evolutionary responses converge on loss of eyes and pigmentation and the augmentation of other senses, such as taste, smell or mechanosensation, as well as a more efficient metabolism, changes in feeding behavior, altered activity levels, loss of circadian rhythmicity and increased wakefulness.Nothing new has been created by evolution in this case; existing traits have been accentuated, that’s all. But some very helpful traits have been lost. Blind people, too, learn to become more aware through their other senses, but it would be odd to consider them more evolved than sighted people.Are these crows evolving, or just gifted to begin with? The BBC News caws over the tool-making ability of New Caledonian crows, throwing the word “evolve” around with reckless abandon, but does it understand the cause of their unique gift? Even if the crows know how to make hooks out of twigs and use them to retrieve food, does it justify the breathless Darwinian ecstasy expressed by Prof. Christian Rutz when he observed the clever crows at work? “When I see these crows making hooked tools, I have a glimpse of the very foundations of a technology that is evolving.” Consider:(a) He didn’t watch crows evolve technology; he observed a trait they already have.(b) He didn’t witness mutation or natural selection.(c) He didn’t witness speciation. The crows remain not only crows, but New Caledonian crows.(d) The fact that hooks are ten times faster than twigs for catching food is irrelevant: “Measuring the hooks’ effectiveness tells scientists something about what drove this tool-use to evolve.” But nothing was observed evolving.(e) If the Darwinian view of this ‘technology’ were a law of nature, all birds should have evolved it by now, but “These crows are the only animals known to make hooks.” Science cannot build a theory on a sample size of one.(f) Rutz claims that birds evolved tool-making faster than humans, which would seem to make birds into human ancestors. How does this help Darwin’s story? “But we have to be more humble and accept that many ‘small-brained’ animals are intelligent enough to make and use tools and sometimes are even more proficient at this task than our cousins.”(g) The observations have nothing to do with human technology or Darwinian gradualism, yet Rutz draws that comparison: bird technology evolution is like human technology evolution, he says. Our invention of fish hooks “was incredibly recent – only 1,000 generations ago, which is an eye-blink in evolutionary terms,” he exclaims passionately. “When you think that we went in that 1,000 generations from crafting fish hooks to building space shuttles – that’s absolutely mind-boggling.”(h) Finally, Rutz insults all engineers who worked in the space shuttle, implying that their magnificent machines evolved by blind processes of mistakes and natural selection.There are so many examples like this in the news, we will have to continue in another entry. But do you see a pattern emerging? No matter what is observed, no matter how much it falsifies what Darwin himself expected biology would reveal, evolution takes credit (see 2007 Aug 24). Bird technology? It evolved. Spider web-spinning? It evolved. Multicellular life? It evolved. But Dr. Science, How did it evolve? What are you, some creationist nincompoop? Away with you! Guards, seize him.(Visited 680 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
It was history in the making when Gift Ngoepe became the first player from South Africa – and Africa – to play in the Major League Baseball in the US.Gift Ngoepe is the first player from South Africa, and Africa, to play in the American Major League Baseball, on 26 April 2017. His team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, beat the Chicago Cubs. (Image: Pittsburg Pirates, Facebook)Compiled by Priya PitamberSouth African Gift Ngoepe was overcome with emotion when he became the first player from Africa to make an appearance in a Major League Baseball game in the US, on 26 April 2017.“I told myself not to cry, because I’m in the big leagues and I’m a big guy,” Ngoepe told ESPN. “[Francisco] Cervelli hugged me, and I could feel my heartbeat through my chest. It was emotional, and I had to fight back the tears.”Italo-Venezuelan Cervelli is a catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates..@Pirates 2B Gift Ngoepe makes history in the Steel City. https://t.co/mJQuO0Onbz pic.twitter.com/RVXv82mYHO— MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay) April 27, 2017What a moment. pic.twitter.com/59UyHlrdz3— Pirates (@Pirates) April 27, 2017Ngoepe said he thought about where he came from and his journey from South Africa to pursue his dream of playing in the American major league.“I thought about the struggles of being in the minor leagues for eight-and-a-half years and then to finally get up here and get a hit in my first at-bat. The whole thing was just awesome. That’s the only word I can think of to describe it. It was awesome.”The South African player helped his team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, beat the Chicago Cubs.Watch:Opening doorsNgoepe said baseball was still developing in Africa, but he hoped his involvement would inspire more interest in people.“It’s a dream come true for me because it’s been my dream since I was a 10-year-old boy, but it also means so much to the people of South Africa and baseball in Africa,” Ngoepe said before the game, according to Eyewitness News.Hugs. The gift that keeps on giving. #amirite pic.twitter.com/BEHoJ1oxBQ— Pirates (@Pirates) April 27, 2017Source: ESPN, EWNWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Meghalaya Home Minister James K Sangma has said the new dispensation is making concerted efforts to tackle militancy and crime.“The government of Meghalaya is committed to its goal of ensuring that the state is free of militants and criminals,” Mr. Sangma said after eight GNLA cadres surrendered before him at the police headquarters on Monday.The surrender came just a few weeks after the killing of GNLA “commander-in-chief” Sohan D Shira on February 24. This is the “beginning of the end of militancy” in Meghalaya, Mr. Sangma said, appealing to other militant organisations in the state to shun violence and return to the mainstream.“The surrendered cadres will be receiving a rehabilitation package. They will be given much-needed guidance too,” Mr. Sangma said. The militants on Monday gave up two AK-56, Insas Rifle, 9mm pistol, Glock-19 with 7 rounds, SMG with 65 live round, 303 Rifle with 50 rounds, Air gun and .22 pistol. Lauding the cadres, the Minister said: “It takes great courage to surrender. I congratulate them and their families I wish them success in their future endeavours.” The police department also felicitated church leaders Reverend S.T. Sangma and Rev K.D. Sangma for their roles in convincing the cadres to lay down arms.Stating that the state has long suffered due to militancy, the Home Minister said, “Let us all resolve to start a new chapter of peace and prosperity in the state.” He also stressed on the need to strengthen police force in Meghalaya to deal with crimes against women and children. “The police will be provided with modern equipment to combat crime,” he added.