NEMA reacts as fire destroys Borno IDP camp, kills one

A fire incident on Saturday night destroyed shelters and properties at Muna Albadawy Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Borno State.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed the incident in a post on its official Twitter page on Sunday.
NEMA reported that the fire incident claimed the life of one and wrecked sources of water serving the IDPs.
The agency, however, added that a response team has been deployed to the camp to provide temporary supplies and assessment of the damage.
The tweet read: “NEMA has responded to the fire incident at Muna Albadawy Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Borno State.
“The fire occurred late Saturday 23/5/2020 and caused a death, destroyed shelters, property and the 2 sources of water serving the 9,678 IDPs (1613 households.
“Northeast zonal office of NEMA has deployed a water tanker to the camp for temporary water supplies and conducted a rapid assessment to provide immediate relief of food, non- food items and other supports togethe…

NiMet predicts sunny thundery weather, May 25 to May 27

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted sunshine and thunderstorms across the country from Monday to Wednesday.
NiMet weather outlook released on Sunday in Abuja predicted cloudy conditions with intervals of sunshine over the northern region from Monday to Wednesday.
It also predicted the chances of a few thunderstorms over Taraba, Southern Borno, Gombe, Bauchi, Kaduna, and Adamawa axis later in the day.
According to the agency, there are chances of morning thunderstorms over central cities like Abuja, Kogi, and Nassarawa.
NiMet forecasts prospects of thunderstorms over central cities in the afternoon/evening hours with cloudy mornings over southern areas with chances of a few thunderstorms over Cross River, Akwa Ibom, and Port Harcourt axis.
It further forecasts better prospects of thunderstorms over the southern region during the afternoon/evening period.
“On Tuesday, cloudy conditions are likely over the northern region with chances of thunderstorms over Gombe, sou…

Taiwan promises 'necessary assistance' to Hong Kong's people

Taiwan has become a refuge for a small but growing number of pro-democracy protesters fleeing Hong Kong, which has been convulsed since last year by anti-Beijing and anti-Hong Kong government protests.
Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse thousands of people who rallied on Sunday to protest against Beijing’s move to introduce new national security laws.
Writing on her Facebook page late on Sunday, Tsai said the proposed legislation was a serious threat to Hong Kong’s freedoms and judicial independence.
Bullets and repression are not the way to deal with the aspirations of Hong Kong’s people for freedom and democracy, she added.
“In face of the changing situation, the international community has proactively stretched out a helping hand to Hong Kong’s people,” Tsai wrote.
Taiwan will “even more proactively perfect and forge ahead with relevant support work, and provide Hong Kong’s people with necessary assistance”, she wrote.
Taiwan has no law on refugees that co…

143 Covid-19 cases in Oyo State from Indian owned iSON Xperiences

The number of COVID-19 cases in Oyo has risen to 233 out of which 143 are from iSON Xperiences, a company in Ibadan, the state capital.
The company provides logistics for customer care services.
In a series of tweets, Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, said out of the 30 new cases recorded on Saturday, 27 were from the company.
Makinde said nine patients recovered from the disease and were discharged, putting the total recoveries at 58.
“Nine confirmed COVID-19 patients have received their second NEGATIVE test results and have been discharged. This brings the number of discharged cases in Oyo State to fifty-eight,” the governor tweeted.
“Also, the COVID-19 confirmation tests for thirty suspected cases came back POSITIVE. Twenty-seven cases are from iSON Xperiences and one each from Ibadan SW, Ibadan SE and Oluyole Local Govt Areas. So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State as at 5.30PM today is 233.
“Please call the Emergency Operations Centre on 08095394000 | 08095863000 | 080…

Lagos Bus Rapid Transit Violates Social Distancing Guideline, Resumes Full Operation

In violation of the social distancing guideline put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Bus Rapid Transit in Lagos has been carrying full passengers.
The state government had on March 25, 2020, ordered that the BRT must not transport beyond 21 passengers per trip, adding that the drivers must not permit standing in their buses.
However, in total disregard for the guidelines, the BRT being operated by Primero Transport Services Ltd., has reversed to normal operations by carrying full passengers and allowing passengers to seat on the aisle of the buses.
A passenger, who spoke with our correspondent, said the BRT buses loading from Yaba to Ikorodu had begun full operations since Friday.
"I enter the BRT buses going from Yaba terminal to Ikorodu daily. On Friday when I went to board the bus, despite the existing inflation of fee by Primero, they have now reverted to carrying full passengers.
"The drivers even carried passengers and told them to sit on the floor to avoid…

Covid-19: Wuhan lab admits to having three live strains of bat coronavirus on site

The Chinese lab eyed as a potential source of COVID-19 has admitted having three live strains of bat coronavirus on-site — but insisted none are the source of the global pandemic.
The Wuhan Institute of Virology has since 2004 “isolated and obtained some coronaviruses from bats,” its director Wang Yanyi said in an interview that aired Saturday, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP).
“Now we have three strains of live viruses… But their highest similarity to SARS-CoV-2 only reaches 79.8 percent,” Yanyi said, referring to the coronavirus strain that causes COVID-19.
“It’s an obvious difference,” she said, according to AFP.
Yanyi trashed the conspiracy that the pandemic started in her lab — one pushed by President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — as “pure fabrication.”
Her scientists had never “encountered, researched or kept the virus” until it received samples on December 30, when it had already unknowingly taken hold on Wuhan, the contagion’s epicenter, she said.
“In fact,…

MJ lied multiple times in 'The Last Dance'- Jordan Rules Author

ESPN’s epic 10-part documentary series “The Last Dance” left many basketball fans positive that Michael Jordan was, without question, the greatest basketball player of all time – but some critics have questioned just how objective the depiction of Jordan’s Bulls really was. Jordan, of course, had full control over the release of the project, and the footage was only ever unsealed with his blessing.
Since the series aired, former Bulls big man Horace Grant sounded off on the documentary, calling Jordan a liar and saying that the show was “B.S. in terms of the realness.” Scottie Pippen was also
reportedly upset by his portrayal.
According to the guy who quite literally wrote the book on Jordan, “Jordan Rules” author Sam Smith, The Last Dance was more like a show “based on a true story” than it was a accurate examination of history. In an interview with on the Bonta, Steiny and Guru show on 95.7 The Game in San Francisco, Smith said that Jordan lied or made up several things that ended u…

Side Piece: Kylie Jenner "Wasn't Surprised" by Those Drake Lyrics

Hello, good morning, and I hope you woke up ready to rehash some celeb drama from earlier this week, cause if you recall, Drake called Kylie Jenner a "side piece" in a song that he recorded with Future, and we now have some updates. You may also recall that back in November there were rumors that Drake and Kylie were dating, so this whole thing seems kind of messy.
However, the .01% of you who were rooting for Drake and Kylie's relationship are in luck, cause it looks like Kylie wasn't upset by Drake's lyrics. A source tells E! that Kylie "wasn't surprised" and adds, "She has no hard feelings about it. She knew it was old. Her and Drake are still very good friends and she just laughed it off...Drake and Kylie still keep in touch regularly and all is good."
Plus, Kylie "appreciated" that Drake quickly apologized after the song was leaked. The day after, he posted an Insta Story saying:
A song that Mark ran last night on Night Owl …

Massive Memorial Day Sale on 59,000+ Items

Get your virtual shopping carts ready! Much of Target’s annual Memorial Day sale will be online-only this year.
The retailer’s Memorial Day sale has officially launched days before the holiday weekend — and with it comes over 59,000 discounted items, including thousands of home deals available through its online store. While some offers, like its assortment of patio sales and
furniture discounts, are only available on, others (like clothing and electronics) are available both online and in select reopened stores.
The massive shopping event features over 8,000 home items on sale, making it a great time to give your patio a refresh and stock your home with everything you need for the warm months ahead. Through the holiday weekend, shoppers can score up to 40 percent off furniture,
up to 20 percent off bedding and bath, and up to 20 percent off rugs. Kitchen gadgets, small appliances, and tons of household cleaners (like Dyson and Shark vacuums) are also discounted.
Shop Targ…

Borussia Dortmund 2- Wolfsburg 0

Borussia Dortmund scored a goal in each half through Raphael Guerreiro and Achraf Hakimi to beat hosts VfL Wolfsburg 2-0 on Saturday (May 23) and stay on the heels of Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.
Portugal international Guerreiro tapped in a cutback from Thorgan Hazard after Erling Haaland had failed to connect in the 32nd minute, and Hakimi fired in from a fine Jadon Sancho assist in the 78th to make sure of the three points.
The result lifted Dortmund to 57 points, one behind Bayern, who are in action against Eintracht Frankfurt later on Saturday. The Bundesliga resumed last week with no fans, after more than two months of suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dortmund next face Bayern on Tuesday in a game that could go a long way to deciding the championship.
Wolfsburg, who suffered their first defeat in eight league games, were left with 10 men when substitute Felix Klaus was sent off for a rough challenge.

Covid-19: More than 40 diagnosed with COVID-19 after Frankfurt church service

More than 40 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus following a church service in Frankfurt, Germany’s financial center, earlier this month, the head of the city’s health department told a news agency on Saturday.
“Most of them are not seriously ill. As far as we know only one person has been admitted to hospital,” Rene Gottschalk told the dpa agency.
The service took place on May 10 at a Baptist church, the department’s deputy chief Antoni Walczok told local newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau. On its website the church says it holds services in both German and Russian.
“The situation is very dynamic,” Walczok told the paper, adding the church did not violate official guidelines aimed at containing the spread of the virus.
Churches in the German state of Hesse, where Frankfurt is located, have been able to hold services since May 1 provided they adhere to official social distancing and hygiene rules.
Frankfurt’s health department was not available…

Health Care: The shocking reason hospitals keep their prices a secret from you

Congress has provided hospitals with nearly $200 billion of our hard-earned tax dollars to help them weather the coronavirus pandemic. House Democrats just passed a bill adding another $100 billion. Now it’s time to stop bailing out hospitals and start helping financially stressed families get better health care at lower costs.
In health care, most prices are hidden. Earlier this month, big, profitable hospital systems were in court to make sure that American patients remain in the dark, challenging a Trump administration rule that would require them to publicize prices, including those negotiated with insurance companies.
No other industry is fighting to hide prices from consumers. When given pricing information, people know how to shop for value. With websites like Amazon and Kayak, Americans use price information to secure the best deals. This forces providers to compete by lowering prices and improving quality. Health-care markets don’t work like this.
Imagine going to the grocery…

Coronavirus immunity could disappear after six months, study finds

Immunity to the coronavirus could only last up to six months, scientists say.
A study at the University of Amsterdam found that those who survived the coronavirus could become reinfected within six months, casting doubt on the concept of “immunity passports” to allow survivors of the virus to return to normal life, according to a report in The Science Times .
For 35 years, University of Amsterdam scientists, led by Lia van der Hoek regularly tested 10 men for four coronaviruses that cause the common cold. While most were reinfected within three years, there were “significant” drops in antibody levels after six months, the study found.
“Coronavirus protective immunity is short-lasting,” van der Hoek said. “We saw frequent reinfections at 12 months post-infection and substantial reduction in antibody levels as soon as six months post-infection. Achieving herd immunity may be challenging due to rapid loss of protective immunity.”

Fire rips through San Francisco’s famed Fisherman’s Wharf

Flames are ripping through a warehouse on San Francisco’s fabled Fisherman’s Wharf as firefighters battled to save a historic World War II ship.
The four-alarm fire, which has covered the city in a cloud of smoke and haze, began early Saturday morning, and threatened the SS Jeremiah O’Brien, firefighters told the local ABC News affiliate . The ship is one of two fully functioning Liberty ships launched during World War II.
Crews on a fire-boat were able to save the ship but the warehouse is “a total loss,” firefighters said.
No injuries were reported, and the cause of the early morning blaze, is still unknown.

NiMet predicts cloudy, thundery activities Saturday to Monday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy and thundery weather activities across the country from May 23 to May 25.
NiMet`s weather outlook released on Friday in Abuja forecast cloudy conditions over northern region in the morning hours of Saturday with prospects of overnight into early morning light thunderstorms over Yobe and southern Borno axis.
According to the forecast, during the afternoon/evening period, there are chances of increased cloudiness with slim chances of thunderstorms over parts of Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa, northern Borno, Gombe and Taraba axis.
It further forecast other parts of the north to be mostly cloudy with intervals of sunshine.
“The central cities are likely to be cloudy during the morning hours.
“However, parts of Niger, Lokoja, southern Nasarawa, and Benue are expected to experience overnight into early morning thunderstorms with little rains.
“ The afternoon and evening hours hold better prospects of weather activities as isolated thund…

Memorial Day 2020 Deals

You can still rack up on some sportswear goodies while shopping Lululemon’s latest round of sale deals ahead of Memorial Day.
The brand is taking up to 50% off apparel, accessories and more featured in its We Made Too Much section .
The savings include some of the brand’s most popular styles — like its leggings, bras, socks and tanks.
There are also markdowns on coats and jackets.
Just visit the sale section for a full look at all the Lululemon savings.

Sephora is maxing out on the beauty deals during its Memorial Day Sale.
During the event, you can get skincare, haircare and makeup for up to 50% off.
You can find markdowns on top products from brands like Pat McGrath Labs, Fenty Beauty and KVD Vegan Beauty .
Plus, you’ll receive free shipping on all orders, no minimum order total required.
And all purchases also come with two free samples.

Sur La Table is launching some exciting
cookware deals just in time for Memorial Day.
During the Hello Summer Sale, you can take up to 55% off pop…

Messy Divorce: Jaime King Accuses Kyle Newman of Abuse & Withholding Sons as He Claims She Is 'Chronic Drug Addict'

Jaime King's split from estranged husband Kyle Newman is far from amicable.
Along with her divorce petition filed on May 18, the actress filed a domestic violence prevention petition that includes allegations of verbal and emotional abuse against Newman. She also claims Newman — who has been staying in Pennsylvania during the coronavirus pandemic — is withholding their sons, James Knight, 6, and Leo Thames, 4, from her.
Newman has responded with his own series of allegations that King has engaged in reckless behaviors that have endangered the children.
In the documents obtained by PEOPLE, King, 41, claims the couple have been struggling for five-and-a-half years. Newman "berated me ... told me I was a terrible person and a terrible mother," she claims in the documents.
King also claims Newman has "appeared at a friend's house ... screaming and harassing me, chased me in his car, isolated me from friends, professional contacts, and employers by telling them lies …

Social Distancing: Lagos BRT buses may withdraw services next week

Primero Transport Services Ltd., operator of the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) may withdraw its services on May 25, due to logistics problems and other issues, an authoritative source disclosed on Friday.
The source said that the company might likely run out of diesel and other supplies that would likely disrupt BRT operations.
“Primero is planning to withdraw all its buses from the road from May 25. The company is running out of diesel.
“Suppliers have not been supplying diesel fully because the firm is owing them. The company is currently running at a loss.
“Primero will run out of the supply of diesel and other supplies by Monday. So it is not likely the buses will run,” the source re-stated.
Efforts to talk with the Managing Director of the company, Mr Fola Tinubu, on the development was not successful.
On May 15, NAN reported a shortage of BRT buses across various routes, presence of long queues and an increase in awaiting time at BRT stations in Lagos.
BRT users have been compla…

iSON Xperiences: 27 More Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has said 27 more members of staff of iSON Xperiences located in the Ibadan South West Local Government Area of the state have tested positive for COVID-19.
At least 63 members of staff had previously tested positive for the virus and are currently being isolated.
Makinde made this announcement on Friday via Twitter.
He said, “The COVID-19 confirmation tests for 28 suspected cases came back positive. Twenty-seven are from iSON Xperiences and the last case is from Akinyele Local Government Area. So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State is 190."

FG makes clarifications on reopening of schools

The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has disclosed that the Federal Government is already making plans to reopen schools nationwide but it won’t happen in two weeks as being speculated in some quarters.
Speaking during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Thursday, Nwajiuba said there was no exact date yet as to when schools will reopen.
He also urged members of the public to disregard rumours making the round on social media that the Federal Government would reopen schools in the next two weeks.
According to him, schools will be reopened after they are resourced properly.
He said “We all are seriously interested in reopening and I believe we will reopen soon.
“But I can’t confirm what your children said that we will reopen in two weeks.
“The issue around reopening has nothing to do with the availability of the schools or not. It has to do with national governance.
“The idea of shutting down the schools has nothing to do with the schoo…

The Last Dance: Dennis Rodman calls out Bulls teammates’ over ‘The Last Dance’ complaints

There has been mixed feedback about ESPN’s “The Last Dance” documentary about NBA icon Michael Jordan and the ‘90s Chicago Bulls, including from Jordan’s former teammates Horace Grant and Scottie Pippen,
who were apparently unhappy with how they were portrayed.
Dennis Rodman, on the other hand, wasn’t having it with any of his former teammates’ reported complaints.
Rodman, a five-time NBA champion with the Bulls and “Bad Boys” Detroit Pistons, said they shouldn’t be complaining about how they were portrayed because this was something of their own doing.
“The players were a little upset because they felt Michael was throwing them under the bus. ‘You guys wasn’t [sic] doing what I want you to do, I’m the greatest, I’m determined to win no matter what,’” Rodman said on the “Good Morning Britain” program, according to the Mirror. “The next thing you know, Michael starts to talking [sic] about the whole team… the teammates I played with.”
“Mentally, I don’t think they were strong enough to…

British Council future in jeopardy due to severe impact of pandemic on finances, major union warns

A major union has warned the
British Council ’s future is in jeopardy without emergency government funding, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to have a severe impact on the organisation’s financial stability.
Founded in 1934, the council is one of the oldest cultural relations bodies in the world and is considered vital to the Foreign Office ’s “soft power” overseas – promoting the UK through arts, culture and education abroad.
Employing more than 1,000 members of staff, the public body, which is also a registered charity and sponsored by the Foreign Office, operates in more than 100 countries and had an income exceeding £1.25bn in the last financial year.
But the outbreak of Covid-19 and various government-imposed lockdowns across the world has forced the body to close the vast majority of its English language schools – a major source of funding – leading to warnings of mass redundancies in the near future.
Despite a recent £26m injection from the Foreign Office, the Public and C…

No Disrespect to my Friend!!!- Drake

Drake clearly woke up to some problems, he just addressed the track, saying, "A song that mark ran last night on night owl sound live set shouldn't have been played. It's a song that leaked 3 years ago and got scrapped shortly after. He was just going too deep in the drake/future catalogue. Last thing I'd want to do is wake up having any friends of mine feeling disrespected so I just had to say that to start the day."
Drake's relationship with Kylie Jenner 's been fueling the rumor mill for months, and now that he's referred to her as "a side piece" -- on wax, as we used to say -- expect it to heat up.
Here's the deal ... Drake went on Instagram Live Wednesday night to tease some unreleased music from a collab with
Future .
On the track, the duo raps about all the hot women they're able to haul in, and Drake spits these lyrics -- "Yeah, I’m a hater to society / Real sh*t, Kylie Jenner that’s a side piece / Yeah, I got 20 motherf…

Absentee Voting: Republicans, Democrats push ahead on absentee voting even as Trump blasts Michigan over it

Weeks before President Donald Trump lashed out at Michigan leaders for considering a plan to send absentee ballot applications to all registered voters, West Virginia did exactly what Trump is now condemning.
So did Nebraska. And Iowa. And Georgia. And several other states.
Trump, who has railed against vote-by-mail for weeks, took his assault a step further Wednesday, threatening to withhold federal funds from Michigan if it "illegally" sends absentee ballot applications to the state's citizens before its primary Aug. 4 and the election Nov. 3. He blasted Nevada on Twitter, calling its plan to send absentee ballots to all registered voters before its primary June 9 a "great Voter Fraud scenario."
But mailing absentee ballot request forms to all voters has been widely used in other states, helmed by Republicans and Democrats alike, in recent weeks. It has become a more pressing issue before state primaries, 17 of which were delayed from this spring because of t…

University of California regents unanimously vote to drop SAT and ACT admissions requirements

One of the largest and most prestigious university systems in the country made a landmark decision on Thursday, reshaping its admissions process by ditching standardized testing.
The University of California Board of Regents unanimously voted to suspend the SAT and ACT testing requirements for freshman applicants through 2024 and eliminate them for California students after that – a plan proposed by Janet Napolitano, the university's system's president.
“Today’s decision by the Board marks a significant change for the University’s undergraduate admissions,” Napolitano said.
Instead, the UC system – which includes about 280,000 students across the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of California, Berkeley, and seven other undergraduate schools – will focus on creating its own test "that better aligns with the content the University expects students to have mastered for college readiness" and its values, according to a news release.
“I think this is …

President Buhari has planted more animosity among Nigerians than Biafran civil war – HURIWA

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointments since assuming power has planted so much animosity among Nigerians.
HURIWA said Buhari’s appointments in the past five years has caused animosity among Nigerians than the Biafran civil war did.
A statement by HURIWA’s National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf lamented that Muslims have enjoyed the “topmost juicy” appointments under Buhari.
The statement reads: “Buhari’s administration in the last five years has planted animosity between different ethnic nationalities than the civil war created.
“It will take the Grace of God and the will to overpower our differences for Nigeria to rebuild the bridge of unity that the selective administrative style of President Muhammadu Buhari has destroyed in the last five years.
“It is regrettable that even within the core Moslem North which enjoys the topmost juicy feder…

President Buhari under fire for giving ‘strategic’ appointments to Fulani, Hausa, Kanuri

A Civil Rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has expressed apprehensions over the lopsided appointment by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government.
HURIWA condemned the continued domination of strategic appointments by Hausa, Fulani, and Kanuri extraction under Buhari’s administration.
It stressed that due to the deep-seated Northern Muslims domination of all strategic federal appointments under Buhari including the skewed appointments in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS), the next government may need to “convoke a year-long National Constitutional Conference to try to mend the deeply broken fences.”
A statement sent to DAILY POST by HURIWA’s National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko reads: “The current Government under President Muhammadu Buhari has skewed all strategic appointments to favour his cronies and political affiliates in the Core Moslem North and a sprinkling o…

iSON Xperiences Covid-19 update: 15 more workers test positive

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has said another 15 workers tested positive for coronavirus in a company located in the Ibadan South West Local Government Area of the state.
Makinde , who disclosed this on Thursday morning via Twitter, said the company, iSON Xperiences, remained shut for decontamination, adding that contact tracing of persons of interest linked to infected staffers is ongoing.
“ Two confirmed COVID -19 patients have received their second negative test results and have been discharged. This brings the number of discharged cases in Oyo State to forty- eight.
“ Also , the COVID - 19 confirmation tests for nineteen suspected cases came back positive. Fifteen are from iSON Xperiences in Ibadan South West LGA , 2 are from Ido LGA and 1 is from Ibadan South East LGA . So , the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State is 162, ” he tweeted .

3 injured after gunman goes on rampage at Arizona mall, one suspect in custody

At least three people have been shot after a gunman, reportedly wielding an AR-15 style rifle at the time of the attack, opened fire at a mall outside Phoenix, Arizona. One suspect has been apprehended.
The incident unfolded about 7.25 p.m local time at the Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale, a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, some 9 miles northwest of Phoenix.
At least three people were shot, including one critically, ABC reported, citing local police. Witnesses, including Arizona State Sen. Martín Quezada, meanwhile, reported that there are “multiple victims” resulting from the incident.
While police so far have not released details on the shooter’s weapon of choice, Querzada, who shared his account of the incident on Twitter, reported that the individual was
armed with an AR-15.
“I just witnessed an armed terrorist with an AR-15 shoot up Westgate. There are multiple victims.”
Massive police presence has been reported at the scene, with videos showing dozens of police car…

Last Dance: Scottie Pippen ‘livid’ at Michael Jordan for ‘Last Dance’ portrayal

“The Last Dance” appears to have turned Michael Jordan’s most important teammate against him.
According to an ESPN Radio host, Scottie Pippen is “livid” and “so angry” with how he was portrayed in the Bulls docuseries that detailed the dynasty through Jordan’s eyes.
Jordan called Pippen selfish in Episode 2 for delaying ankle surgery until right before the 1997-98 season forcing him to miss the first couple of months during a bitter contract dispute with general manager Jerry Krause. Jordan also took a vague shot at Pippen’s struggles in Game 7 of the Bulls loss to the Pistons in the 1990 Eastern Conference final, which were due to a migraine.
“[Pippen] felt like up until the last few minutes of Game 6 against the Jazz [in the 1998 NBA Finals], it was just ’bash Scottie, bash Scottie, bash Scottie,’ ” David Kaplan said on his ESPN 1000 “Kap and Company” show in Chicago.
Pippen’s alleged feelings come a day after
Jordan was slammed by Horace Grant , who was a part of the team’s first t…

Apple's Siri violated the privacy of millions- Whistleblower

The whistleblower who exposed in 2019 that Apple contractors listened to users’ Siri recordings without their knowledge or consent has gone public to protest the lack of action taken against the technology giant.
In a letter, sent to all European data protection regulators, Thomas le Bonniec said that Apple had conducted a “massive violation of the privacy of millions of citizens.”
He wrote that although news of the case had already gone public, the technology giant “has not been subject to any kind of investigation to the best of my knowledge.”
Mr Le Bonniec, who was hired by one of Apple’s subcontractors in Ireland called Globe Technical Services, had to listen to recordings from users and correct transcription errors. Listening to hundreds of recortings from Apple’s iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches, many of them were taken “outside of any activation of Siri” – meaning that users were not aware of the action.
As well as recording their owners, Apple’s devices also picked up speech …

Organ Donation: The law surrounding organ donation in England has changed

The law surrounding organ donation in England has changed, meaning that most adults in the country will
now have to “opt-out” if they do not wish to be a donor.
It is hoped that the change will lead to an additional 700 transplants each year by 2023, and spark conversations around organ donation.
According to the NHS, nearly 4,000 transplants took place in 2018/19. However, there are currently around 6,000 people on the UK Transplant Waiting List and last year alone, more than 400 people died while waiting for a transplant.
Speaking of the new law, Anthony Clarkson, director of Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation said: “We are very pleased that Max and Keira’s Law has passed its final round of parliamentary approval and we welcome the new legislation.
“We hope this law change will prompt all of us to consider whether or not we would want to donate our organs and encourage us all to register and share our decision with our family and friends. We will continue to provide the v…

Oprah Winfrey donates $12m to Covid-19 relief

Oprah is looking out for folks in the cities she's called home ... giving grants to 5 areas through her $12 million COVID-19 relief fund.
O just announced a massive pledge Wednesday through her Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation, which is spreading the $12 million around underserved communities in places she's lived -- Baltimore, Chicago, Milwaukee and Nashville -- and Kosciusko, Miss., where she was born.
The beloved talk show host says wealthy people need to step up and donate, because the novel coronavirus is not going away. She says even when the virus is gone, people will still be reeling from the devastation it's causing their livelihoods, particularly folks who live paycheck to paycheck and are burning through savings amid the raging pandemic.
Oprah says she's donating to the 5 cities she once called home because it's important to look into your own backyard and your own neighborhood to see how you can help less fortunate souls.
O is giving $5 million to Li…

Kendall Jenner agrees to cough up $90,000 ... Over Fyre Festival Promo

Kendall Jenner 's finally putting the Fyre Festival fiasco behind her ... she's agreed to fork over some of the money she was paid to promote the colossally disastrous event.
Jenner's agreed to pay $90k to the trustee in the Fyre Festival bankruptcy case after the trustee sued to recoup the dough for the festival's creditors who got screwed.
In the lawsuit, the trustee claimed Kendall was paid $275k to promote Fyre on her Instagram account. The trustee claimed that money constituted a fraudulent transfer because she was paid to promote a festival the organizers could never pull off.
As we reported ... festival organizer, and now convicted felon, Billy McFarland hired a gang of models to hype up the 2017 event in the Bahamas. Bella Hadid, Hailey Bieber and Emily Ratajkowski were among the other models he hired.
As you very well know by now ... the festival was an epic failure almost from the get-go. Tons of folks who desperately wanted to be seen at Fyre plunked down be…

Churches in Georgia and Texas Close Again After Members Test Positive for Coronavirus

Two Catholic churches, located in Georgia and Texas, have closed their doors for a second time after faith leaders and congregants tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Catoosa Baptist Tabernacle in Ringgold, Georgia, and Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Houston, Texas, have both suspended in-person services indefinitely due to positive COVID-19 cases.
Catoosa Baptist Tabernacle had restarted in-person services on April 26 after Georgia's stay-at-home order was loosened by Gov. Brian Kemp.
However, Church representative Joan Lewis told The Christian Post on Monday that they decided to suspend services for the "foreseeable future" on May 11 after learning several families had contracted the virus.
“Our hearts are heavy as some of our families are dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 virus, and we ask for your prayers for each of them as they follow the prescribed protocol and recuperate at home,” the church said in a statement.
"Though we feel very confident of…

Doctor Allegedly Admitted to Killing Wife in Chilling Confession

New details are emerging in the horrific murder of a 45-year-old Massachusetts mother of three allegedly at the hands of her once-prominent surgeon husband.
He allegedly told police that on Thursday night, he and McLean began arguing after a night of drinking and that she hit him over the head with what he thinks was a glass, the police report says.
“Harry stated that he reacted to that aggressive situation and choked Katie,” the report says, the
Boston Herald reports.
“Harry explained that Katie was fighting at first and he continued to choke her,” it says. “Harry stated that Katie then passed out and he realized he went too far.”
When Tuerk realized his wife was dead, he “panicked,” the report says.
He allegedly told police he put her body in her vehicle and drove to a nearby pond where he dumped her corpse, the report says.
At 4:30 a.m. Friday, Tuerk allegedly texted a mutual friend of his and McLean’s and wrote, “I am sorry brother but she is a vindictive devil, she played us all,…