Thursday, 8 May 2014

Gossip:Demarco Jets In For The Street Jam,double click and read more..

Jamaican based dancehall and Reggae singer Collin Demar Edwards well known as Demarco is already in the country to grace this year’s Street Jam slated for Saturday May 10 at Club Silk.

Demarco at Entebbe International Airport
Demarco at Entebbe International Airport
Dermaco landed at Entebbe International Airport in the wee hours of Thursday morning and was received by staff from Club Silk and Journalists.
He is to address journalists this afternoon at the industrial area based Club Silk.
This is the second time Dermaco is coming to Uganda and things did not go well for him as his first show in Uganda was considered as a flop.
Who is Demarco?
Collin Demar Edwards (born in Portmore, St. Catherine Parish in 1982) better known by his stage name Demarco, is a Jamaican dancehall and reggae artist.
Demarco is best known for his hit singles “Duppy Know Ah Who Fi Frighten”, featuring on the Shoot Out Riddim, “Fallen Soldiers”, “True Friend” and “Show It (So Sexy)”.
He also procuced the Top Speed Riddim where he recorded the song “Gal Dem Want” with the Alliance leader Bounty Killer.
In 2008 Demarco produced the Big League Riddim and recorded “Broomie” with Elephant Man and his own song “Spend Pon Dem”.
One Year later he produced a hit Riddim called Stress Free which had many hit songs like “Jump and Wine” by Tony Matterhorn, “Hammering” by Singing Craig, “Work Mi Ah Work” by Mister G and his own “She Can’t Wait”.

He has recently recorded a remix to Rihanna’s Billboard #1 hit Rude Boy.

World powers join search for abducted Nigerian schoolgirls

Members of civil society groups shout slogans to protest the abduction of Chibok school girls during a rally pressing for the girls' release in Abuja on May 6, 2014, ahead of World Economic Forum.

An urgent international effort to help Nigeria find more than 200 girls kidnapped by Islamist militants is focused on providing intelligence as experts try to locate the hostages.
Amid global outrage over the kidnapping, the United States, France and Britain are sending specialist teams to Nigeria, which said London had agreed to deploy "satellite imaging capabilities."
China promised to supply "any useful information acquired by its satellites and intelligence services," according to President Goodluck Jonathan after talks with visiting Chinese premier Li Keqiang.
Extremists from the Boko Haram group seized a first group of schoolgirls in Nigeria's volatile northeast three weeks ago, saying they were holding them as "slaves" and threatening to sell them.
The militants have since kidnapped more girls in the area and attacked a village, massacring scores of civilians. The violence and mass abduction has triggered worldwide anger.
Western governments divulged few details about the precise type of support offered to Nigeria but officials said intelligence from satellite imagery and possibly drone surveillance aircraft would be a crucial element.
Washington plans to send a team of fewer than 10 military personnel as well as specialists from the Justice Department and the FBI, US officials said.
"We're moving swiftly to put in place a team at our embassy in Abuja that can provide military, law enforcement and information-sharing assistance in support of Nigeria's efforts to find and free the girls," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters. The United States, which like France flies Reaper drones out of Niamey in Nigeria's neighbor Niger, would not confirm if surveillance aircraft were part of the package of assistance.
"We're discussing with the Nigerian government any type of information sharing arrangements that we can agree to," Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steven Warren said.
Defense officials acknowledged the US military had relatively weak ties with Nigeria and unlike many other African states, the government in Abuja has shown little interest in major training programs.
"In the past, the Nigerians have been reluctant to accept US assistance, particularly in areas having to do with security," said John Campbell, former US ambassador to Nigeria.
"Whatever assistance we might provide and might be welcomed by the Nigerian side is likely to be essentially technical," Mr Campbell said.
Satellite imagery and other technological surveillance would likely represent Washington's primary contribution, said Brian Jenkins of the Rand Corporation think tank, a former Green Beret who used to work as an adviser for companies facing hostage situations.
At the moment, the main task is to track down where the girls are being held, he told AFP.
"The first job is to locate where they may be. Are they all assembled in a single area that can be identified? Or have they already been scattered?" he said.
The United States also could advise Nigeria if it tried to negotiate with the kidnappers, as could the teams from France and Britain, which have experience with hostage situations, he added.
With two drones based in Niger as well as troops and aircraft deployed in Chad and Benin, France is well-placed to help track the militants that operate throughout the area, analysts said.
"It's an area we know well and where our intelligence services are active," said Eric Denece, director of the French Center for Research on Intelligence.
French support also presents a chance "to return a favor" to Nigeria, which helped in the release of French hostages abducted in Cameroon by Boko Haram, said defense expert Pierre Servent.
Some US lawmakers have suggested staging a rescue mission, but Western officials made clear there was no plan at the moment to organize such a dangerous operation.
"This is not something where the US has some magic. This isn't a rescue of a captain and his crew on a ship in the Indian Ocean," Mr Jenkins said.
"The idea that the US will just intervene and send in commandos and bring these girls back. . . I wish that were the case, he said."
"History suggests this could be turn out to be a long affair."
British commandos joined Nigerian forces on a failed rescue operation in March 2012 in the northern city of Sokoto in which two hostages, a Briton and an Italian, were killed by their captors.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Kim Kardashian denies marriage to Kanye West

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the Met Gala.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the Met Gala.

Kim Kardashian has denied reports she and Kanye West got married at a private ceremony in Los Angeles over the weekend, but she insists they're tying the knot "soon".
The 33-year-old star has shot down rumours she and the 36-year-old rapper tied the knot in a private ceremony in Los Angeles over the weekend after allegedly securing their marriage license last month.
When asked if she's already married Kanye, she told a reporter at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday night: "Still Kim, Mrs. West soon."
Meanwhile, the couple - who have 10-month-old daughter North together - are set for a wedding extravaganza with their friends and family in Paris on May 24.
However, it is believed the loved-up duo will be forced to legally wed in California before their romantic bash in Paris after it was revealed the French law requires a strict 40-day residency before they can get married in the country.
The brunette beauty has been busy preparing for her big day in the romantic city and recently admitted that she's chosen her wedding gown after trying on "quite a few".
She said: "I tried on quite a few. [Then I] narrowed it down."
The couple announced their engagement in October 2013 after year-and-a-half of dating.

US warns of 'specific terrorist threat' to Uganda churches

Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni addresses the UK-Uganda Business Forum at Lancaster House in London on May 6, 2014. 

Churches in the Ugandan capital face a "specific terrorist threat", the US embassy has warned, amid a wave of attacks in east Africa blamed on Islamist insurgents.
"The threat information indicates a group of attackers may be preparing to strike places of worship in Kampala, particularly churches, including some that may be frequented by expatriates, in May or June," the embassy warned in a statement to US citizens Tuesday.
No specific group was mentioned in the warning, but Somalia's al Qaeda linked al Shabaab insurgents or their supporters have been blamed for a string of attacks, especially in neighbouring Kenya.
Both Uganda and Kenya are key contributors of troops to the African Union force fighting the al Shabaab in Somalia, and the Islamists have carried out major attacks in both countries in retaliation in the past.
In Kenya, two people were killed and dozens wounded in double bus bombings in the capital Nairobi on Sunday, a day after four were killed in twin attacks in the port city of Mombasa.
Al Shabaab bombers killed at least 76 people in Uganda's capital Kampala in 2010.
Uganda set up a specialist tourism police force in March as part of counter-terrorism measures, amid warnings of al Shabaab attacks.
The United Nations has also warned of an increased threat of attacks from the al Shabaab following a major offensive launched against the militants in March.