BBA : Beverly as HoH – blessing or curse?

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Angelo’s girl Beverly has done it again; she’s next week’s Head of House. This time around though, she’s got baggage.

The Nigerian model made first HoH in the Ruby House, which saw her Save Bassey from possible Eviction and placing in his stead. This would be the first of a series of Nominations for Natasha and she managed to survive most of them. However, it’s getting rather embarrassing to be Dillish and Cleo at this stage of the game.

The two beautiful ladies are the only ones in the Top 9 that haven’t held the highest crown in the House. Though the Ice Queen, Cleo hasn’t said much about this misfortune, Dillish has made it clear that she wants it bad. What makes things even worse is that the Chasemates seem to be revisiting the matter more than ever these days.

Well, Beverly’s status comes with a huge burden because she’s not only in love with Angelo but also has her brother from another mother, Melvin, who has had her back during his multiple tenures as HoH. So, what happens if the Nigerian lass is Nominated alongside her man Angelo and her countryman Melvin come the 10th Nominations on Monday?

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BBA : HoH: Bow down to boss Beverly

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Come Monday, the Housemates will have to bow before boss Beverly.

In the garden there was a white stand with a black black centre. Outside the Housemates found one velcro ball for each competing Housemate. Aim was the name of the game, at the sound of the buzzer, one by one the Chasemates took turns to try and hit the black centre with the ball. The Housemate with the ball that stuck closest to the centre would be declared the winner.

Out of all the Rubies, it was Beverly that proved to have the steadiest hand and a good eye for targets. And for her good aim, the Nigerian model was rewarded with the Head of House chieftainship. So come Monday, the Nigerian is guaranteed at least one more week in the House and this is good news too for her man Angelo, should he be put up for Eviction, the young Ruby will most likely save him.

This is Beverly’s second reign in the Ruby House, do you think that she will make a good leader this time around?

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Jury recommends life sentences for Somali pirates

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NORFOLK, Virginia (AP) — A U.S. jury has recommended that three Somali pirates be sentenced to life in prison in the killing of four Americans aboard their yacht off the east coast of Africa.
 
Prosecutors had sought the death penalty. But the jury recommended the only other possible sentence Friday for Ahmed Muse Salad, Abukar Osman Beyle and Shani Nurani Shiekh Abrar. Formal sentencing comes later.
 
The Americans were the first U.S. citizens killed in a wave of pirate attacks that have plagued the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean in recent years.
 
The three Somali men were among 19 who boarded the yacht in February 2011 in hopes of taking the Americans to Somalia and ransoming them for millions of dollars. The plan fell apart when the U.S. Navy began following the yacht.
 
The Navy had told the pirates that they could keep the yacht in exchange for the hostages, but they refused to take the deal because they didn't believe they would get enough money.
 
As the yacht neared the Somali coastline, a rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the Navy ship. Soon after, gunshots were fired on board the yacht.
 
Eleven other defendants who were aboard the yacht have already pleaded guilty to piracy and have been sentenced to life in prison.
 
Four other suspected pirates were killed aboard the yacht. A fifth suspected pirate was released because he was a juvenile.
 
Another man who prosecutors say was a land-based negotiator and the highest-ranking pirate they've ever captured has been convicted of piracy and sentenced to a dozen life sentences in prison.

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Delaware governor encourages employers to hire disabled

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WILMINGTON, Del. — Governors should do a better job of increasing job opportunities for people with disabilities, including working directly with businesses and adding the issue to a state's overall economic development strategies, Delaware's governor said in a report released Friday at the National Governor's Association meeting in Milwaukee.
 
Training programs, job coaching and skills assessments should be part of what states offer businesses. And states should be model employers themselves, hiring people with disabilities whenever possible, Gov. Jack Markell said.
 
"One key action is to set a state goal for hiring people with disabilities through an executive order and hold agencies accountable for achieving that goal," Markell's report said.
 
Hiring workers with disabilities is the first option by law at Delaware agencies that provide services to people with disabilities, according to state legislation that Markell, a Democrat, signed last year. Delaware also intends to launch a website this fall that will direct hiring managers to resources related to hiring workers with disabilities, said Rita Landgraf, health and social services secretary.
 
The governor's association report is the result of a yearlong initiative led by Markell, who has served as chairman of the group for the past year. He'll hand over the chairmanship Sunday to Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, a Republican.
 
Markell said he hopes his report will encourage other governors to increase job prospects for people with disabilities, who participate in the labor force at a far lower rate and are unemployed at a far higher rate than the general population. Markell's report says 1 in 5 Americans with disabilities, about 54 million people, has a job or is seeking work, compared to nearly 70% of Americans who do not have a disability.
 
"We want to spread the word more effectively than we have in the past about why employing people with disabilities is not about charity, but it's about what's in the business' best interest," Markell said.
 
Some large employers here already have made workers with disabilities a major component of their local business models. With the help of workforce development organization Specialisterne, executives at technology firm Computer Aid announced plans earlier this year to hire 50 employees with autism.
 
And just last month, Bank of America announced it will provide grants worth $875,000 to Delaware organizations, some of which will support workforce development for people with disabilities.
 
"Connecting them with the training, with the job opportunities hopefully puts them in position to gain employment and allows them to gain financial independence," said Chip Rossi, the bank's market president for Delaware. "By doing that, we're helping improve their financial lives, helping our communities and making Delaware a better place for everyone."
 
The bank employs about 350 people with disabilities throughout the country, and more than half work in Delaware, Rossi said. Workers with disabilities perform a variety of roles in shipping, receiving, fulfillment and preparing documents to be sent to customers.
 
"From a business standpoint, our experience with employing people with disabilities has been outstanding," he said. "You present people with an opportunity to have meaningful employment and be part of a team. You're going to get more productivity, improved retention, improved attendance and a lot of satisfaction from employees."
 
 
Markell's report points to best practices in other states doing work to boost employment opportunities:
 
• Washington state collects data monthly on jobs held by residents with disabilities and tracks the data in a statewide database.
 
• Virginia has partnered with universities to study the benefits of hiring workers with disabilities.
 
• And in Maryland, the state Department of Disabilities is a cabinet-level agency that reports to the governor's office and has a seat at the table during economic development discussions. Catherine Raggio, secretary of the department, said that helps ensure workers with disabilities are included in every high-level policy discussion on jobs and the economy.
 
"Economic empowerment is the ultimate empowerment for people with disabilities," Raggio said. "And we need more of them in the workforce."
 
During the year Markell was working on the initiative, he had round table discussions here and in Pittsburgh. Staff drafting the report had more than 60 one-on-one meetings with experts. Markell said he hopes the report is put to good use.
 
"My hope and my expectation is that it will prompt action in states across the country to actually advance the ball on this issue," he said.

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FEMA approves aid for Texas fertilizer plant blast

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency reversed its previous decision and approved additional funding Friday to help rebuild the small Texas town where an April fertilizer plant explosion leveled homes, damaged buildings and killed 15 people.
 
President Barack Obama issued a "major disaster declaration" for the community of West, just north of Waco, freeing up federal support to supplement state and local reconstruction efforts that are already underway.
 
Even before the decision, FEMA had provided millions of dollars in aid to West and its residents, but in June denied Texas' original application for major disaster funding, preventing the town from accessing widespread assistance money typically available to victims of tornadoes, hurricanes and other natural disasters.
 
In its original letter to the state, FEMA said the explosion was "not of the severity and magnitude that warrants a major disaster declaration." That ruling affected both public assistance aid — which provides funding to the city to rebuild — and further individual aid, which provides crisis counseling and other services.
 
Gov. Rick Perry had vowed to appeal the decision and released a statement Friday calling the reversal "great and welcome news for the people of West." He also thanked the state's congressional delegation for "standing with the people whose lives have been forever impacted to move this appeal forward."
 
Reached by cellphone, West Mayor Tommy Muska joked: "I think I just missed a call from the White House."
 
"It's going to throw open the door to federal funding," Muska said, later adding, "I know that they didn't make the right decision, but I'm glad they changed that decision."
 
A fire at the West Fertilizer Co. the evening of April 17 triggered an explosion that smashed homes, business and municipal buildings and emitted waves of energy so fierce it registered as a small earthquake and left a 93-foot crater. Fifteen people — 10 of them first-responders rushing to fight the initial blaze — were killed and about 200 others injured.
 
The close-knit farming community was thrust into the national spotlight, and Obama even traveled to Waco to attend a memorial service for the West victims.
 
The cause of the fire remains unclear, and a criminal investigation is still open. But investigators say the heat of the blaze destabilized tons of ammonium nitrate, a potentially explosive fertilizer, being stored at the plant. The incident highlighted how loosely regulated storage of potentially dangerous chemicals are statewide, and critics say the state government needs to tighten its oversight of such plants.
 
West Independent School District Superintendent Marty Crawford's voice cracked as he talked Friday about FEMA's aid reversal.
 
"It's already a little emotional right here. I don't know if I'm in shape to talk to you," he said. "We've been living this for three months and it's been pretty major."
 
Parts of three schools were damaged in the blast, and hundreds of older students had to be bused to a Waco-area school district for the last weeks of the most recent school year. Officials are working to level part of the damaged middle school and set up a temporary campus for all classes to resume in West later this month.
 
"Our main concern is getting kids back in school in West on August 26," Crawford said. "That's going to be a great day. It's going to be in temporary facilities, but either way."
 
He said the additional funding will allow officials to more quickly tackle construction of permanent school facilities, but added, "We're more worried about the next 24 days right now."
 
Crawford, who says he greets new residents to West by saying "welcome to the way things used to be," insisted he never lost faith that the federal government would come through — eventually.
 
"You can call me an eternal optimist," he said, "but I've always had faith that this little piece of Americana was going to be taken care of."

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South African Lésbians Protest Against Government For Their Right

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South African Lesbians are protesting against Government policies that do not recognize their Individual rights.
 
Is it right to give Lésbians the freedom of association and marriage without restrictions? 
 
And what is this world turning into for goodness sake… 

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U.S. House committee subpoenas IRS documents on targeting

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WASHINGTON—A key House committee subpoenaed documents from the Obama administration Friday after the GOP chairman accused the Internal Revenue Service of obstructing its investigation into the tax agency's targeting of conservative groups.
 
"The IRS has engaged in a systematic effort to delay, frustrate, impede, and obstruct the committee's investigation," Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., wrote in a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.
 
"That is not true," the IRS's acting chief, Danny Werfel, told Issa at a hearing on Friday of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. "I remain committed to working with the Congress and the ongoing investigations, and to restoring public trust in our nation's tax system."
 
Werfel said by the end of the day Friday, the IRS will have given more than 16,000 pages of documents to Issa's committee and more than 70,000 pages to Congress as a whole. Werfel said some documents are blacked out to protect confidential taxpayer information.
 
Unlike the congressional tax-writing committees, Issa's panel cannot legally receive documents with taxpayer information. Werfel said the IRS is handing over all requested documents to those House and Senate tax panels, although those committees have also complained that the IRS is producing documents too slowly.
 
Among other documents, Issa's panel has subpoenaed "all communications sent or received" by Lois Lerner, the former director of the IRS' exempt organizations' division, and by Holly Paz, IRS director of rulings and agreements.
 
Also on Friday, the top two lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee, Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, released an interim report on that panel's investigation of the IRS controversy. The report reaches no conclusions, but the two senators said in a joint statement, "The IRS needs to be more cooperative in providing us with the documents needed to fully carry out this investigation."
 
The three committees have been investigating IRS handling of tax-exempt applications since May. That's when the Treasury's inspector general released an audit finding that IRS employees in the agency's Cincinnati office developed and implemented "inappropriate criteria"—using terms like "tea party," "patriot," and "9/12"—as triggers that sent those applications into a lengthy, burdensome review process.
 
Since then, new information has shown that progressive groups were also put on an IRS watch list, although Republicans say they were not subjected to the same protracted and intrusive scrutiny as tea party groups.

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BBA: Nigerian Rep Beverly Osu Finally Did ‘It’ With Angelo Of South Africa

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It has finally happened! Beverly Osu and Angelo of BBA 'The Chase' have done 'it'! It all started with Angelo pleasuring Beverly with his fingers some few weeks ago, which led Beverly into indirectly proposing to Angelo and now, it has led to making out in the bath tub under the prying lenses of BBA.

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U.S. Pentagon fires 60 troops after sex-assault review

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WASHINGTON — Sixty troops have been fired as sexual assault counselors, recruiters or drill instructors after the military investigators found they had committed violations ranging from alcohol-related offenses to child abuse and sexual assault, USA TODAY has learned.
 
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered that the records of recruiters and sexual assault counselors be examined on May 17. That action came in light of the Pentagon's report in May that estimated 26,000 troops had been sexually assaulted in 2012, a 35% increase since 2010, with offenses ranging from groping to rape. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has called sexual assault in the military a crisis.
 
The records of at least 35,000 troops have been screened or are under review, according to the services.
 
Each of the services appears to have interpreted Hagel's directive differently. The Marines screened recruiters, for example, against a public database, while the Army considered criminal records for sexual assault, child abuse and alcohol-related offenses.
 
The Army has suspended 55 soldiers, according to figures compiled through mid-July, said George Wright, an Army spokesman. In all, it is looking at 20,000 recruiters, sexual-assault counselors and drill instructors and expects to have completed its screening by Oct. 1. More suspensions could occur as the review continues.
 
It is unclear whether the suspended soldiers have been discharged, Wright said, or if they can be reassigned to other units.
 
"We only want the very best to be in these positions of special trust," Wright said. "The steps we are taking are in keeping with our commitment to maintaining the special bonds of trust and confidence between the leader and his or her soldiers."
 
The Navy disqualified three of 5,125 recruiters it reviewed, and two of 4,739 counselors. It reviewed records of 869 recruit instructors; none of them was disqualified.
 
"We are committed to this process and routinely screen personnel for any conduct that could warrant decertification," said Tammy O'Rourke, the Navy's sexual assault prevention and response program manager.
 
The Air Force reported no airmen were disqualified but did not report an overall number. The Marines screened its recruiters against the National Sex Offenders Public website, according to a memo, and found no matches. About 6,000 Marine recruiters were screened.
 
Several high-profile sex scandals have rocked the military this year. The Air Force relieved the lieutenant colonel in charge of its Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office following his arrest in May after police said he drunkenly groped a woman outside a bar not far from the Pentagon.
 
Also in May: The Army announced that it was investigating a sergeant in charge of a battalion's sexual assault prevention program at Fort Hood for suspicion of sexual assault. He is suspected of running a small-scale prostitution ring there, according to sources briefed on the case.
 
Congress summoned the service chiefs to Capitol Hill to explain their response to sexual assault, and a number of measures to address the issue could become law. Among them is a proposal to enhance oversight of commanders who make decisions about prosecution and discipline in sex crimes.

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NIGERIA: Jude Okoye In love

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For those of you ladies looking for a man to call yours, sorry, Jude is no longer available, strike him out of your list!
 
We gathered that the elder brother to P-square has already found an ideal woman with whom he will soon walk down the aisle.
 
According to our source, What attracted Jude to the lucky lady is that she’s a damsel and one who truly understands him and what he does for a living.  He said she isn’t the too jealous type and not clinging, especially when female fans swarm around him for photographs.
 
Then why isn’t he yet married? Jude says he isn’t in a rush to tie the knot because people think he’s old enough to do so. He’s waiting for the right time when he’ll be totally committed to his wife.

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