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Cruz Booed After Refusing To Endorse Trump

Cruz Booed After Refusing To Endorse Trump

Ted Cruz sensationally withheld an endorsement of Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention Wednesday, earning a chorus of boos from the floor before he was upstaged in a power play by the GOP nominee himself. In a dramatic development, as Cruz wrapped up his speech, Trump suddenly appeared in the Quicken Loans Arena in […]

Terry McMillan Finds Her New York Oasis

Terry McMillan Finds Her New York Oasis

“Wow, how times have changed,” said Terry McMillan as she gazed at a yacht floating in the Hudson River along Lower Manhattan. “There used to be rats down here. I’m not into rats.” Ms. McMillan, 64, was in New York for a day to promote her latest novel about a woman seeking to reinvent herself, […]

Zimbabwe: Morgan Tsvangirai Picks Two Deputies

Zimbabwe: Morgan Tsvangirai Picks Two Deputies

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai did not consult his deputy Thokozani Khupe before making the shock announcement on Friday that he had appointed Ellias Mudzuri and Nelson Chamisa as his other vice-presidents. Khupe told The Standard yesterday that she had nothing to do with the appointments, a clear indication that MDC-T is headed for a roller-coaster […]

1 Dies, 10 Hospitalised, as Anambra Marks Houses For Demolition

1 Dies, 10 Hospitalised, as Anambra Marks Houses For Demolition

Nnewi—A middle aged woman (names withheld) reportedly slumped and died in Ugwuachalla Ikenga village, Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area, Anambra State, when Physical Planning Board, ANSPPB, marked her house for demolition, weekend. Ten others are also said to be hospitalised following the storming of the areas by officials of ANSPPB, who allegedly marked their […]

Lagos’ll Experience Blackout Today —TCN

Lagos’ll Experience Blackout Today —TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, Lagos Region, has announced that many parts of the state will experience blackout between 10am and 1pm today (Monday). According to the TCN, the affected areas are Ikoyi, Victoria Island, Alagbon, Apapa, Ijora, Surulere, Itire, Oshodi, Mushin; the Nigerian Airforce Base, Shogunle, and their environs. The company said in a […]

Qandeel Baloch: Pakistani Social Media Star Strangled By Her brother

Qandeel Baloch: Pakistani Social Media Star Strangled By Her brother

Qandeel Baloch, one of Pakistan’s most famous and controversial social media stars, has been strangled to death in what police are calling a case of so called “honor” killing in the city of Multan in the country’s province of Punjab. Azhar Akram, Multan’s chief police officer, told CNN that Baloch was killed by her brother […]

Baton Rouge Shooting: 3 Officers Dead

Baton Rouge Shooting: 3 Officers Dead

A Missouri man ambushed and killed three law officers and wounded three others in Baton Rouge on Sunday during a time when police nationwide and in the Louisiana city in particular have been on high alert after five officers were killed in a Dallas ambush July 7. Louisiana State Police announced last week that they […]

15 Lies Parents Tell Their Children

15 Lies Parents Tell Their Children

1. “Sleeping with different blankets give you different dreams. If you have a nightmare you can make it go away if you change the blanket. Then you can have a fun dream!” 2. “No, we’re not there yet.”  “Hey, did you know that if you sit real quiet in the car, it makes the car […]

Commemorating A Lifetime Of Leadership And Service In The Santa Maria Valley

Commemorating A Lifetime Of Leadership And Service In The Santa Maria Valley

Joe and Jean Olivera have called Santa Maria home for 92 years. They attended Santa Maria High School, married in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, raised four children, and recently celebrated their 70th anniversary. Throughout their lives, the Oliveras have epitomized a strong work ethic, commitment to family, and service to their community and country. Growing […]

Rwanda: Rapid SMS Saving Mothers In Nyabihu

Rwanda: Rapid SMS Saving Mothers In Nyabihu

Before the advent of Rapid Short Message Service, she used SMS only to reach family and friends, little did she know that the same texting application would save lives of many babies. Teredia Uwihoreye, a Community Health Worker (CHW) from Rugero Sector in Nyabihu District, is part of the 45,000 CHWs across Rwanda that have […]