February 16, 2012

Bonang Turns down Nude Shoot.


Playboy Mag SA Have expressed their disappointment after Bonang Matheba rejected their request for her to do a Nude Shoot. The live presenter has always been known as someone who’s willing to take some rather revealing pictures. she turned down the shoot immediately – much to the disappointment of the editor Charl du Plesis

The rather bitter editor told TimesLIVE:‘We found it strange and surprising because, if memory serves, she’s done some topless shoots before.’ (referring to her recent FHM magazine shoot)

FHM

Of her appearance in FHM not so long ago, “We find FHM to be rather disrespectful to women. We think we’re far more sophisticated in our representation of women”

Although it is very hard to accept that “having beautiful women pose naked is more sophisticated”

Anyway, Matheba’s management insisted that there simply isn’t enough “time” for their star to fulfill every proposal that comes her way. From this we can gather that she clearly isn’t on a “Moral High Ground” as we would have hoped, which is very disappointing keeping in mind how many young girls look up her as their “Role Model”. According to her agency, if Bonang had time allot of gentlemen would salivating at the thought of the next Playboy issue

We’ll believe the statement from her Management the day pigs start Flying. Chances areBonang rejected their proposal because it’s probably “That time of the Month”

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February 16, 2012

The Boyfriend behind Adele’s Heartbreak revealed: Slinky Winfield

Adele's Ex

After Adele went to the Grammys with a Broom and walked out with Clean sweep of 6 Grammys there has been
Questions about who inspired the HeartBreak behind “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You”

I’m Glad to announce that Gentlemen has Been Found.
He’s a British musician/actor who goes by the names Slinky Sunbeam and Slinky Winfield this is According to the New York Post

The Post quotes an unnamed friend of Adele’s who says: “Adele likes to keep part of her life back for herself, but it’s an open secret that Slinky was the guy who inspired 21…. He’s a seriously good-looking guy. He has a great body and likes to wear vests to show it off. And he has this crazy hair which reminds me of Jimi Hendrix — it’s really wild and untamed.”
“It’s easy to see what attracted Adele to him. He’s a really popular guy, the life and soul of the party, and he’s a musician as well. But while Adele has the knack for writing songs which the whole world can tap into, Slinky’s material is more underground and kind of art-school trendy.”
Winfield launched a personal website on Sunday, highlighting his music and upcoming TV and film work.
Adele has good reasons for keeping the identity of the person in question secret. Her first album, 19, was also inspired by a breakup, and the former boyfriend, who has never been identified, tried to sue her for royalties based on the idea that his actions inspired the songs.
As for 21’s inspiration, journalists are now looking at her past interviews for clues as to who it could be. Adele blogged on MySpace in 2008, denying any romance with Winfield: “People keep saying i am/was/ seeing slinky sunbeam! im not and never have done. whoever this “source” is, they’re talking out their nonsense. he ain’t my type!”
Adele, who has clearly found success from her romantic pain, has moved on from both exes, as she brought her new boyfriend, Simon Konecki, 36, to the Grammys.

Click here to see his Agency profile

Adele

February 15, 2012

After winning 6 Grammys Adele reveals she is taking a five year break from music… to concentrate on Love

Adele in the march issue of Vogue

The Heartbreak singer wants to focus on spending time with new BF Simon Konecki because when she has prioritised her career in the past it has led to heartbreak, but in all honesty the heartbreak is the reason she’s admired across the world.

Adele’s latest album, 21, has sold 9 million copies worldwide and has spent more time at #1 than any album. The album is a highly personal collection of powerfully emotional songs which were inspired by an emotional breakup

Asked about her future plans, she told US Vogue magazine :  ‘I am Leaving for four or five years. If I am constantly working, my relationships fail. So at least now I can have enough time to write a happy record. And be in love and be happy.

Then I don’t know what I’ll do. Get married. Have some kids. Plant a nice vegetable patch.’

The 23-year-old  said she is a good girlfriend because she likes to cook, laugh and enjoys sex.

Vogue

I think i speak for everyone when i say, i hope her new BF breaks her heart because her Heartbreak always leads to Albums filled with emotional songs which have captivated music lovers across the globe. All withstanding a happy album would be refreshing.

U.S Vogue.

February 15, 2012

Valentines heartbreak: Teacher, 24, starved herself to death six years after she was paralysed… so he could move on

Christina and her Boyfriend

When she woke on June 4, 2005, Christina Symanski had been looking forward to an evening spent with friends, cousins and her new boyfriend – taking advantage of her aunt’s empty house.

But the 24-year-old from Linden, New Jersey had not foreseen what she later regarded as a lapse in judgement. In the early hours of the morning, she dove into a shallow pool, leaving her paralysed.

Six years and scores of blog posts about her ordeal later, Christina has died – starving herself so she would no longer be a burden on her family, and so that her boyfriend could finally move on.

Christina, a former teacher who blogged about her frustration at being unable to do anything herself, had hoped that she would die within two weeks of stopping eating.During a stint in a nursing home, she had met a fellow quadriplegic who stopped eating and drinking and died of an infection two weeks later.

She died in the arms of her mother, Louise Ruoff, fulfilling her earlier promise: ‘I was with you the day you came into the world and I will be with you when you leave it. As to whether this is the ultimate gift of love or Selflessness, is entirely up to you.

Dailymail.co.uk

February 14, 2012

Ipad 3 in Testing phase, with March 7th as Likely launch date

8inch Ipad

Apple is reportedly testing a smaller, 8-inch version of its iPad. And the iPad 3 will be available with 4G LTE connectivity, according to reports from the Wall Street Journal.

 

If you thought we’d get through the pre-iPad 3 launch without the normal fury that builds before Apple releases a new product, you’re wrong.

Let’s take these one at a time. The first report, about the 8-inch iPad, should come as no surprise. It’s also fairly meaningless, at least for the moment. Apple tests new products all the time. Just because it does so doesn’t mean those products will find their way onto the shelf of your local Incredible Connection, soon or ever. That said, an 8-inch iPad is an excellent idea. The iPad and iPad 2 measure 9.7 inches, which is an nice screen size, but makes the device a bit cumbersome at times, especially if you’re using it for extended periods. An 8-inch tablet is, if you ask us, perfect.

Many market analysts think Apple needs to release a smaller, less expensive tablet that can compete with the likes of Samsung’s 7- and 8.9-inch Galaxy Tabs, and Amazon’s 7-inch Kindle Fire

However Apple’s iPad dominates the tablet market, with the company shifting more than 55 million units since its launch in April 2010

February 14, 2012

Two Drug Traffickers beheaded in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded two men convicted of drug trafficking in the ultra-conservative kingdom, the interior ministry announced.

Mohammed Abdulmalik Ajaj, a Syrian, was arrested for smuggling “207,000 banned narcotic pills,” the ministry said in a statement published on state news agency SPA.

He was beheaded in the northern provin
ce of Jawf.

Separately, the ministry said a Saudi, Hamad al-Yami, was beheaded in Jizan, in southwestern Saudi Arabia, for trafficking hashish.

The beheadings bring to eight the number of executions carried out in Saudi Arabia so far in 2012, according to an AFP tally based on official reports.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights voiced alarm in January at the almost threefold increase in executions in Saudi Arabia last year.

Amnesty International said the kingdom executed 79 people in 2011.

Saudi Arabia applies the death penalty for a wide range of offences, including rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking.

February 13, 2012

Zambia Win AFCON 2012 + Drogba’s Epic 70th min Penalty miss (VIDEO)

John Cena: “You Cant See Me”

Zambia won the African Cup of Nations today, beating pre-tournament favorite Ivory Coast 8-7 on penalties in a nerve-racking final at Stade de l’Amitie.

Stophira Sunzu scored the deciding sudden-death penalty after Gervinho missed his spot kick for Ivory Coast.

It’s Zambia’s first African title and came in the same city where nearly the entire national team was killed in a plane crash in 1993 in the country’s worst sporting disaster.

Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba had missed a 70th-minute penalty for the favorites only to send the Match to extra time and then the dreadful shootout.

After both sides made their first seven penalties, Ivory Coast’s Kolo Toure had given Zambia a first chance at victory when his effort was saved. But Kalaba Rainford sent his effort high over the crossbar to give the Ivorians hope

Gervinho Missed and Sunzu made no mistake when it was his turn, drilling his penalty to clinche the moment.

Allot of Credit needs to be given to Kennedy Mweene, Zambia’s Goal Keeper. Its Very obvious that he definitely played his Role in the Match ensuring no ball hit the net before Penalties, although he didn’t win Man of the Match he’s the reason Zambia Made to Penalties.

He raced toward the team’s fans behind the goal to celebrate a highly emotional victory for the Zambians, who had pledged to return to Libreville and win their first major trophy to honor the 25 people who died in that plane crash nearly two decades ago.

Below is the amazing Moment when chelsea Player Didier Drogba Missed the Penalty at the 70th Minute

February 11, 2012

Mzansi, Meet The Heir to the Throne: Blue Ivy Carter (PHOTOS)

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The First Family of The United States The Obamas  The Carters have finally Released the pictures of the Heir to the Throne, Blue Ivy Carter.

There’s no doubt that Blue is the spitting image of her famous mom and dad. The baby girl is peacefully sleeping in the snapshots as Beyonce looks on with a smile from ear to ear.
Jay-Z shared the intimate family photos, with the message, “We welcome you to share in our joy. Thank you for respecting our privacy during this beautiful time in our lives. The Carter family.” Spoken like a True King.

Beyonce and Her Bundle Of Joy

Beyonce and Her Bundle Of Joy

February 10, 2012

A Tablet that Diagnoses Heart Problems in Rural Africa

Zhang and his CardioPad

Zhang and his CardioPad

Africans are Truly giving the rest of the world a heart-stopping wake up call.
Normally a Large technology Giant such as Apple and Samsung require an Entire workforce to Create just one Tablet, but in Cameroon a Young engineer built one from Scratch single handedly.

Arthur Zang, a 24 year-old Cameroonian engineer, has invented the Cardiopad, a touch screen medical tablet that enables heart examinations such as the electrocardiogram (ECG) to be performed at remote, rural locations while the results of the test are transferred wirelessly to Specialists or GP who can interpret them. The device spares patients living in remote areas the trouble of having to travel to urban centers to seek medical examinations.

According to Zang, the Cardiopad is “the first fully touch screen medical tablet made in Cameroon and in Africa.” He believes it is an invention that could save numerous human lives, and says the reliability of the pad device is as high as 97.5%. Zang says he invented the device in order to facilitate the treatment of patients with heart disease across Cameroon and the rest of Africa. So far, several medical tests have been carried out with the Cardiopad which have been validated by the Cameroonian scientific community.

“the tablet is used as a classical electrocardiograph device: electrodes are placed on the patient and connected to a module that, in turn, connects to the tablet. When a medical examination is performed on a patient in a remote village, for example, the results are transmitted from the nurse’s tablet to that of the doctor who then interprets them.”

According to Zang, “software built into the device allows the doctor to give computer assisted diagnosis.”

Cameroon has a population of 20 million people, and due to a Variety of reasons it only has 30 heart surgeons. Majority of the surgeons are concentrated in Douala or Yaoundé, the country’s two most important economic hubs. This severe deficit of medical personnel means that patients with heart Conditions usually have to travel long distances to undergo heart examinations and consult with doctors. Even at that, it is still not easy. On some occasions the few with the money can afford to, make appointments months in advance often land up dying and for the survivors who reach the doctor after long periods, a Poor outcome is expected

.Finally someone has Used apple’s popular concept to enrich the lives of those less fortunate.

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February 9, 2012

State of the Nation Address By His Excellency Jacob G Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa

His Excellency Mr Jacob Zuma

His Excellency Mr Jacob Zuma

Compatriots,

There is an ongoing concern from business and communities about high electricity costs.

I have asked Eskom to seek options on how the price increase requirement may be reduced over the next few years, in support of economic growth and job creation and give me proposals for consideration.

We need an electricity price path which will ensure that Eskom and the industry remain financially viable and sustainable, but which remains affordable especially for the poor.

However to achieve sustainability,  a pact will be required with all South Africans – including business, labour, municipalities, communities and all customers and suppliers.

We must save electricity.

For the next two years, until the Medupi and Kusile power stations come into operation, the electricity system will be very tight.
We should all play our part in order to avoid load shedding.

To increase energy capacity we will continue searching for renewable energy sources, especially solar electricity and biofuels as we implement the Green Economy Accord with economic stakeholders.

To date we have installed more than 220 000 solar geysers nationwide.
The Government target is one million solar geysers by 2014-2015.

Honourable Members,
Compatriots,

Government continues to extend access to basic water supply. However, clearly, water access is still a challenge in some areas.

An email from Mmatsheko Pine from Hammanskraal is a case in point.

The writer says; “There is the area called Ngobi near Hammanskraal, under Moretele Local Municipality, the people residing in the area are now old, aged and mostly sick.

“The area has been without water for the past two years. People rely on rain to harvest water.

There are water pipes and machines installed but the problem is said to be pressure to pump water. Could your office kindly assist with the powers that be?”.

I have asked the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to investigate this matter with a view to finding an urgent solution.

Water expansion has been delayed in some parts of the country due to a lack of infrastructure.  This is being attended to. For example, five new water augmentation schemes are on schedule.

These are Olifants River Water Resource in Steelpoort in Limpopo Province, the Vaal River Eastern Sub-System in Secunda in Mpumalanga, Komati Water Augmentation Scheme in Nkangala in Mpumalanga, the raising of Hazelmere dam in KwaZulu-Natal and the Clan William Dam in Clan William in the Western Cape. In addition, nine out of 25 dams have been rehabilitated.

In relation to the announcements we made during the United Nations COP 17 climate change conference, an amount of 248 million rand is to be invested over next two years to deal with the issue of Acid Mine Drainage in Witwatersrand.

Let me take this opportunity to congratulate the inter-ministerial committee on COP 17 for making the conference a huge success

The final outcome of COP 17 was historic and precedent setting, ranking with the 1997 conference where the Kyoto Protocol was adopted.

Building on the success of COP 17, South Africa will participate in the Rio plus 20 Summit in Brazil, which marks the 10th anniversary of the World Summit on Sustainable Development.

Honourable Speaker and Honourable Chairperson,

Our intensive focus on education is paying off.

We are pleased that the matric percentage pass is on an upward trend.  We congratulate the teachers, learners, parents and the communities for the efforts.

We will continue to invest in producing more teachers who can teach mathematics, science and African languages.

We congratulate the health sector as well as the South African National Aids Council led by the Deputy President of the Republic on the success of the HIV and AIDS programme.

While we are doing well with regards to treatment and the prevention of mother to child transmission, general prevention efforts must also be accelerated.

We also wish to encourage South Africans to live healthier lives to reduce the impact of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension.

Compatriots and friends,

The year 2013 will mark the centenary of the Natives Land Act of 1913, which took away 87 percent of the land from the African people.

The Constitution requires that the State must realise the restitution of land rights for those who were dispossessed by the 1913 law.

We have only distributed 8% of the 30% target of land redistribution for 2014 that we set ourselves. The process is slow and tedious and there is general agreement that the willing buyer-willing seller option has not been the best way to address this question.

That is why have introduced a new policy framework, the Green Paper on Land Reform.

We urge the public to participate in the process of improving land redistribution and reform to reverse the impact of the 1913 Act.

Honourable Speaker,
Compatriots,

On economic transformation, we are amending the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act.  The amendments amongst other things, establish a statutory Commission that would deal with non-compliance and circumvention.

The proposed law will also criminalise fronting and other forms of empowerment misrepresentation.

With regards to issues of disability, we have directed all government departments to ensure that we meet the target we set several years ago of having 2% of people employed in the Public Service to be disabled persons.

We are also working towards a
Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill, to promote compliance in both government and the private sector and to provide for sanctions in the case of non-compliance.

Meanwhile, the NEDLAC Process on the Atypical Forms of Employment and Labour Broking has now been completed.

Government seeks to eliminate all forms of abusive practices inherent in labour broking, in order to strengthen the protection of vulnerable workers. We trust that common ground will be found this year on this matter.

Compatriots,

In 2009 we made a commitment to accelerate the fight against crime and corruption.

The crime statistics for the period 2010/2011 indicate that our country witnessed a decline of 5% in the number of reported serious crimes compared to the previous year.

We will however, not become complacent. We are continuing to implement our programmes of making South Africans feel safe and to be safe.

We also continue to improve the performance of the state in various ways, including the fight against corruption.

The Multi-Agency Working Group on procurement led by the National Treasury, SARS and the Financial Intelligence Centre is reviewing the entire state procurement system to ensure better value for money from state spending.

Initiatives include the vetting of supply chain personnel in government departments.

To further improve security, the Department of Home Affairs, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the banking industry, to roll out the online fingerprint verification system in all participating banks, to assist in fraud prevention and detection.

Compatriots and friends,

We are working with various provinces to improve governance, systems and administration.

These include Gauteng to improve health service delivery, the Free State on transport and roads and Limpopo to improve governance and financial administration in five departments, including the provincial treasury.

We welcome the launch of Corruption Watch by COSATU, as well as the recent agreement between government and business to implement anti-corruption programmes.

These interventions will complement the work of government in combating corruption.

Compatriots and friends,

As part of promoting social cohesion, this year we will undertake and continue many heritage projects.

Museums and centres to be unveiled will include the 1980 Matola Raid museum in Maputo, the Ncome museum in KwaZulu-Natal, phase 2 of the Freedom Park museum and the Steve Biko heritage centre in Ginsberg in King Williamstown.

We have also prioritised the  homes and graves of former ANC Presidents and other national heroes including Thomas Maphikela, Lillian Ngoyi, Walter and Albertina Sisulu, Griffiths and Victoria Mxenge, Robert Sobukwe and others.

Memorial sites to be prioritised include that of the Pondo Revolt, the sites of the Frontier Wars, the 1913 revolt by African women in the Free State, the 1957 anti-pass revolt by women in Zeerust, the Rocklands Civic Centre in Mitchells Plein where the United Democratic Front was formed and the Gugulethu Seven monument in Cape Town.

We are also in the process of purchasing and rehabilitating the Winnie Mandela house in Brandfort, the Dr. Moroka house in Thaba Nchu and the Bram Fischer house in Westdene.

Additional projects include the launch of the Dube Tradeport and the unveiling of the statue of John Dube at King Shaka International Airport next month and renaming the Kings House presidential residence in Durban after Dr Dube.

The Presidential Guest House in Pretoria will be named after Mr Sefako Makgatho and the Diplomatic Guest House in Pretoria after the late prolific diplomat, Mr Johnny Makatini.

Government will also table the National Traditional Affairs Bill which makes provision for the recognition of the Khoi-San communities, their leadership and structures.

It is important to remember that the Khoi-San people were the most brutalised by colonialists who tried to make them extinct, and undermined their language and identity. As a free and democratic South Africa today, we cannot ignore to correct the past.

I discussed this matter extensively with the Khoi-San community when I met with them in Cape Town last year and we agreed to work together to redress the injustices of the past.
Compatriots,

Next year 2013, the seat of government, the majestic Union Buildings, will mark 100 years of existence and planning will start this year to mark the centenary.

Fellow South Africans,

We must perform better in sports this year! Our star performer, Oscar Pistorius has set the standard for the year by winning the 2012 Laureus Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award.  Congratulations for this achievement.

We also congratulate the national women’s soccer team Banyana Banyana for qualifying for the London Olympics for the first time. With our support, they will do well.

We have been given the honour to host the Africa Cup of Nations next year, replacing Libya as they are unable to do so.

Compatriots,

Allow me to use this opportunity to extend heartiest congratulations and good wishes to Mama Rebecca Kotane, wife of former ANC treasurer general, Moses Kotane and SACP general secretary, who will turn 100 years old on Sunday the 12th of February.

The Young Men’s Guild of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, Amadodana aseWesile, is also celebrating 100 years this year.

Another centenary celebration is that of Omama Besililo of the United Congregational Church of South Africa.

We wish them all successful celebrations.

Compatriots,

We have outlined a busy infrastructure implementation programme for now until 2014 and beyond.

I would like to appeal to all our people to join hands as they always do, as we deal decisively with the triple challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality. Nobody will do this for us, it is in our hands. And we are all equal to the task.

As we get back to work tomorrow, let us internalise the words of ANC Women’s League founding president Charlotte Maxeke who said in her Presidential address to the National Council of African Women.

“This work is not for yourselves — kill that spirit of self, and do not live above your people, but live with them. If you can rise, bring someone with you’’.

I thank you.