Monday, September 1, 2014

See the Brazilian man born with his head upside-down

 A man born with physical disabilities so severe his head is Upside-down has defied the odds to become an inspirational public speaker.

Claudio Vieira de Oliveira, 37, was born with his neck folded back on itself, as well as badly deformed legs and almost no use of his arms and hands. Doctors told his mother to stop feeding him as a newborn as they believed he had no chance of survival. But Claudio from Monte Santo, Brazil, has overcome his extreme disadvantages to graduate as an accountant and become a public speaker. 


Head of US Diplomatic Mission Summoned in Ankara Over Snowden-Leaked NSA Spying Documents

Turkey’s foreign ministry summoned one of the most senior US diplomats in Turkey in order to explain reports on Washington’s spying activities in the country, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister, Bulent Arinc, said Monday.
"For reasons that the United States' name was mentioned, and such claims were made ... the charge d'affaires [the head of the diplomatic mission] has been called to the foreign ministry and information has been received from him,” Arinc told the press.

Kiev Forces Responsible for Civilian Deaths in Luhansk - Human Rights Watch

Government fighters are largely responsible for the indiscriminate use of artillery and rockets within the Ukrainian city of Luhansk, while self-defense forces are responsible for their use in the outskirts of the city, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported in a Monday review of civilian casualties of the Ukraine crisis.

“While it was difficult to establish with certainty responsibility for individual attacks amid ongoing fighting,” stated the report released on Monday, “circumstantial evidence indicates that government forces were responsible for many of the attacks Human Rights Watch investigated in the city and that insurgent forces were responsible for several attacks against areas under government control on the outskirts.”

#StopNATO and #NoToNATO: Anti-War Hashtags Getting Popular on Twitter Ahead of NATO Summit

Anti-war hashtags, such as #StopNATO and #NoToNATO, have been gaining in popularity on Twitter ahead of the NATO summit in Wales, Great Britain, slated for September 4 - 5.
Twitter users of the popular network join activists worldwide in speaking against aggressive policies of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

NATO members are set to “address issues which threaten NATO countries’ national security, from fragile states to piracy, from terrorism to cyber attacks”, according to the statement published on the the UK government’s website. The summit is expected to focus on Russia and the crisis in Ukraine, as well as Afghanistan and withdrawal of troops.

Donetsk, Luhansk Republics Call on Kiev to Acknowledge 'Special Status' - Statement

The self-proclaimed eastern Ukrainian regions of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics have called upon Kiev to acknowledge their special status in exchange for fulfilling the capitol's demands and promising to use maximum efforts to keep Ukraine a unified space.

“Equal negotiations are the single acceptable method for the People’s Republics on solving the conflict and restoring peace. The president, government and Verkhovna Rada (parliament of Ukraine) must accept in accordance with the spirit and letter of the Geneva Accords the legal acts guaranteeing…the acknowledgment by Kiev of the special status of the territories controlled by the People’s Republics,” a joint republic statement reads.

Moscow ‘Shocked’ by Ukrainian Defense Minister’s Remarks of Looming Bloody War

The Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday it was “shocked” by the Ukrainian defense minister’s recent remarks, in which he warned of an imminent war between Russia and Ukraine that would lead to thousands of deaths.

“Moscow, of course, noted the remarks by the Ukrainian defense chief Valeriy Heletei, who claimed that ‘the operation to free east Ukraine from terrorists is over’ and announced the beginning of ‘the Great patriotic war’ that would leave ‘dozens of thousands’ dead. The degree of adequacy of the Ukrainian defense minister, who published this post on his Facebook page, requires a careful study, albeit not by military experts,” the Ministry said in a statement.

Donetsk, Luhansk Republics Demand Kiev Guarantee Their Right to Use Russian

The self-proclaimed eastern Ukrainian republics of Donetsk and Luhansk are demanding that the Kiev government guarantee their right to use Russian as an official language.
“The president, the government and the Verkhovna Rada [parliament] must adopt legislative documents… guaranteeing the right of the people’s republics to use Russian as the official language,” the republics said in their joint negotiations’ statement.

NATO Spokesperson Says ‘Unaware’ of NATO Officers in Ukraine’s Mariupol

NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said Monday that she was unaware of possible presence of NATO officers in the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol.  “On this particular issue I can say that I'm not aware of any NATO officers in Mariupol,” she said. Earlier today, Donetsk People’s Republic representatives said that a group of six NATO officers has been blocked in the town of Mariupol in Donetsk region.

Last week, Donetsk militia forces claimed to have taken control of checkpoints and strongholds in the outskirts of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine.

Pope Francis Sends Letter to Residents of Beslan Who Mark 10 Years Since School Massacre

Pope Francis has written a letter to the residents of the town of Beslan in North Ossetia who are marking ten years since the Beslan school massacre, Italian media reported Monday.

Abbot Paolo De Carli, who sheltered 60 Beslan residents for two months at his monastery in the Trentino province in Italy in 2004, will take Pope Francis’s letter, the contents of which are not disclosed, to North Ossetia, the press service of the Honorary Consulate of the Russian Federation in Bolzano told RIA Novosti.

Poroshenko Wants Donetsk, Luhansk Republics to be Recognized as Terrorist Organizations

 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko intends to raise the issue of recognizing the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics as terrorist organizations during his upcoming visit to the United States, the president’s press service said in a statement Monday.

“Petro Poroshenko and [US Senator] Robert Menendez discussed the visit of the Ukrainian President to the United States planned for the second part of September and the scheduled meetings with US executives. The Head of State intends to raise the issue of recognizing the so-called DPR and LPR terrorist organizations in the course of his visit to the United States,” the statement says.

UN Human Rights Council Says Islamic State Actions Amount to Crimes Against Humanity

The UN Human Rights Council on Monday condemned terrorist acts and systematic human rights abuses committed by the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq, saying they amount to crimes against humanity.

The council, which convened for a special session in Geneva earlier in the day, said in its resolution that it “condemns in the strongest possible terms systematic violations and abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law resulting from the terrorist acts committed by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and associated groups, taking place since 10 June 2014 in several provinces of Iraq, which may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.”

Photos: Ministry of Works & Transport Project images

Jigawa State:
 Embarking on the construction and rehabilitation of multi billion naira roads projects across the state. Provision of facilities to improve the transport sector (new buses, tricycle cabs and guaranteeing the provision of loan to members of NURTW). Construction of multi billion naira township road.
See more Photos bellow.

[VIDEO] China Approves Its 1st Ebola Drug

Experts in the General Department of Logistics of Chinese People’s Liberation Army have agreed on the manufacturing approval of the first Ebola drug. The drug named "JK-05?, and has been developed by the Institute of Microbiology Epidemiology under Academy of Military Medical Sciences. It is the country’s first drug for the treatment of the deadly Ebola virus. (QNA)

Photos From a Fatal Accident Involving The University Of Ghana Bus

 15 people lost their lives on Sunday evening at about 6:30pm when a 207 Benz bus collided with an orange urvan on the Juaso-Konongo road in the Ashanti Region. Based on eyewitnesses who reported to us, the 207 Mercedes Benz overtook an automobile leading to the bus colliding with the urvan car. The accident was so severe it finished up causing more cars and buses to crash to the accident cars. These includeed a University of Ghana Institute of Statistical Bus. Fortunate enough, nobody died on the bus but many were injured and were rushed to the Konongo Hospital. Nearly all passengers that died were on the yellow urvan car. About 15 people have already been reported dead though not confirmed.

Ebola: Female doctor tests positive in PH

A lady doctor who was simply on admission at the Green Hart hospital where late Port Harcourt doctor, Iyke Enemoah, was treated after he got contaminated with the deadly virus by an ECOWAS official, has tested positive to Ebola.

Minister of Health, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu revealed this today September 1st in  a meeting of the National Emergency Council on Ebola outbreak in Nigeria


No Ebola Victim in Lagos Hotel - Health Authorities

Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Mr. Umaru Manko
There was no case of Ebola virus detected among lodgers in a Lagos popular resort, Beni Hotels, authorities in Lagos and Abuja disclosed yesterday.

Men of the Nigerian Police from the Area A Command, Lion Building, Ikoyi, Lagos State, and operatives of the Nigerian Immigration Service, had on Friday raided a hotel and a guest house on Lagos Island, arresting 39 foreign nationals over the Ebola Virus Disease scare. 


Doctors fear Joan Rivers may end up in a wheelchair'

Doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, yesterday Sunday August 31st started the procedure of bringing her out of her medically-induced coma, but fear she might be left as'a vegetable'or'needing a wheelchair' as they battle to truly save her life. The waking-up process can take until tomorrow Tuesday September 2nd.
"There is real concern that the part of the brain that controls motor skills may have been compromised leaving her as either a vegetable or in a wheelchair,' a source close to the family said
"Rivers would not want to live unless she could enjoy 'a full and active life. ... (She) would never want to be a burden on anyone' another family friend said

Boko Haram invades Bama, meets resistance from Nigerian troops

Boko Haram militants this morning September 1st launched an attack on Bama, the largest city in Borno state with the aim of taking over the town. According to reports, the sect men arrived the town and started shooting mortars, RPGs and hurling grenades but they were fiercely resisted by Nigerian troops stationed in the village. According to Sahara Reporters, a fierce battle is currently going on there between the sect men and Nigerian troops.

UNILAG Chief Security Officer killed at beer parlour

The head of operations, Security Unit of the University of Lagos, Sunday Adejumo, was killed on Friday August 29th by suspected assassins at a beer parlor on Oyenuga street, behind St Finbarrs str., Akoka, Lagos.

Adejumo, 50, was drinking with some friends at a beer parlour called Daniel's Place when three men walked up to him, dragged him off his chair, stabbed him before they shot him dead. Continue...

Sanusi Lamido Explodes: How vested interests are killing Nigeria

Some readers might not have had enough bandwidth to watch the famous Sanusi Lamido Sanusi  remarks made last August at the TEDxYouth platform in Maitama, Abuja. It was however not available for public access until last week, but now we offer it to readers in transcribed text.  If you prefer to listen, click the play button below to listen to the audio. The video is below, after the text. View video on mobile Hello everyone and good morning.


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