Dec 9, 2014

2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The World Photography Organisation reveals a selection of submissions to the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Open competition. Entries to the Open and Youth competitions of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards will close on 5 January 2015, followed by the deadline for the Professional competition on 8 January.








                                 All competitions are free to enter via www.worldphoto.org.

Oct 22, 2014

2014 Wildlife photographer of the Year

The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2014 competition have been announced at London’s Natural History Museum. The overall winner is American photographer Michael Nichols with his image of five female lions at rest with their cubs in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park.
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Nov 6, 2013

LAGOS: Lagos Photo 2013 Party At The Park







Parents sentenced in Austria for buying son 13-year-old bride



A Bosnian couple who arranged a 13-year-old bride for their mentally disabled son were sentenced to five years in jail by an Austrian court for abetting the sexual abuse of a minor.
The parents, both 44 and residents of Austria for 26 years, had paid the poverty-stricken Bosnian girl's parents 2,500 euros ($3,400) in 2011 to arrange the marriage to their 17-year-old son, the Korneuburg prosecutors' spokesman said on Wednesday.
The girl shared a bedroom with her husband at the family home in the town of Gaenserndorf, near Vienna, became pregnant within weeks and went back home to have the child.
The accused told the court they were unaware they were breaking the law but pleaded guilty. They have lodged an appeal. ($1 = 0.7421 euros)

Feb 2, 2012

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN-ATTENTION AREWA CONSULTATIVE FORUM (ACF) ,NDIGBO, MASSOB: '90 per cent of Boko Haram victims' are NEITHER northerners,easterners or westerners. They are innocent NIGERIANS!!

God, give us men!

God, give us men!

    GOD, give us men! A time like this demands
    Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands;
    Men whom the lust of office does not kill;
    Men whom the spoils of office can not buy;
    Men who possess opinions and a will;
    Men who have honor; men who will not lie;
    Men who can stand before a demagogue
    And damn his treacherous flatteries without winking!
    Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog
    In public duty, and in private thinking;
    For while the rabble, with their thumb-worn creeds,
    Their large professions and their little deeds,
    Mingle in selfish strife, lo! Freedom weeps,
    Wrong rules the land and waiting Justice sleeps.
    Josiah Gilbert Holland

Sep 16, 2011

PRESIDENT OBAMA HONOURS HEROIC MARINE WITH A MEDAL AND…A COLD BEER!!!!!


Two years ago, Marine corporal Dakota Meyer charged five times into heavy enemy fire in Taliban-held areas in Afghanistan to aid fellow U.S. service members. Yesterday,President Obama awarded Meyer, 23, the Medal of Honor, the highest award given to members of the armed services. He’s just the third living veteran to receive the award for service in Afghanistan or Iraq and the first living Marine to be honored since 1973. When White House staff contacted him to arrange the ceremony, Meyer asked if he could have a beer with Obama, and the president invited him to the White House. On Wednesday Meyer had a beer with President Obama on the patio outside of the Oval Office.