Friday, October 5, 2012
and learn about their world…passive people watch TV.
Active people strategize their life plans and work to
accomplish their goals…passive people wait for a
Active people cook their dinner fresh…passive people
microwave something frozen.
Active people walk around a new city they are
exploring…passive people take cabs.
Active people spend their lives pursuing their dreams…
passive people have a midlife crisis.
Active people don't wait for opportunity, they create it…
passive people need it handed to them.
Active people submit op-eds to their newspaper,
and are influencers…passive people purely consume
Active people make their own opinions on things…
passive people let others make up their minds for them.
Active people analyze all their options and choices
before making a decision…passive people go with
whatever is easiest.
Active people build their own…passive people buy it.
Active people are artists, writers, builders, influencers,
trendsetters and decision makers…passive people just
Active people volunteer, give calls to action, help others
and make their world better…passive people complain.
Active people make art…passive people negatively
Active people read and have an infinite thirst for
knowledge…passive people haven't read a book since
Active people are passionate…passive people don't know
the meaning of the word.
Active people spend their weekends pursuing their
dreams, hobbies, and inspiring others…passive people
spend them on the couch.
So are you an active or passive person?
island with just [her] friends and family".
The reality TV star wed Kris Humphries in a ceremony
rumoured to have cost US$10 million last year. They split
72 days later, but the experience hasn't put Kardashian off
She believes her current boyfriend Kanye West is the
person she will settle down with, although any nuptials will
be a simpler affair.
"It had always been my dream to have a big wedding, and
when people said that I'd made it over the top for the
show, that was just me: I am over the top," Kardashian
told Tatler magazine.
"But the next time, I want to do it on an island with just my
friends and family and that's it."
The star spoke about why her relationship with West works
so well. They are both in the public eye, which means they
appreciate one another's career demands.
"It's so nice to have a best friend in this game who
understands everything you're going through. Being with
someone I've known for so many years is comforting,"
"He's been there through so many different stages of my
life and before I was famous, so this relationship is a
different thing entirely."
She previously dated American football star Reggie Bush
and has always been open about her relationships -
something she regrets now.
"When I look back at interviews I gave [about previous
boyfriends] saying, 'We're talking about marriage, etc.' It's
embarrassing. And I really believed it at the time!" she
chopped off the hand of his son in floods in
He reportedly mistook the hand for a snake inside the
A former Chief Judge, Justice Paul Obidigwe,
narrated the incident in Awka, the state capital,
at the inauguration of a special squad of the
state branch of the Nigerian Red Cross Society.
Though he did not give details, the former CJ also
gave instances of other incidents that portrayed
the harrowing experiences of flood victims.
Obidigwe is also the Chairman of Omambala Forum.
During the inauguration, members of affected
communities narrated their ordeal.
The former CJ called for urgent assistance to the
victims at various camps, adding that there had
been stories of casualties from many
According to him, there was a man from one of
the villages that had been sacked by the floods,
who mistakenly killed his son in the night after
chopping off his hand in flood waters.
He said the father noticed a small figure emerging from
the waters and reached for his cutlass, thinking it was a
The man, Obidigwe said, chopped off the boy's
It was when the people found the boy's body
floating on water the following day they realised
that the man did not kill a snake but his son.
The former CJ said as the floods swept into the
villages, carrying animals and reptiles from the
He said in one instance the floods swept away a young
boy without the father's knowledge.
Obidigwe also narrated a story of a man that had
committed suicide having lost all his cash crops
that he took a loan to cultivate.
He said there was yet another of a man who
drowned while he attempted to ferry firewood
from his submerged home in Ayamelum.
Obidigwe said: "It was discovered that the internally
Displaced Persons (IDPS), who were earlier
accommodated in schools and churches have been
further displaced because flood has submerged the
earlier designated camps.
"The situation of the surging flood has
aggravated the condition of flood victims because
nearby camps are no longer available."
Call him the baby of Marvin Records and you are not far from the truth. He will gladly tell you he accepts the title. Amidst laughter, D’Prince, who is the youngest and most reserved of the Marvin Records crew, says he intends to remain that way for a long time to come.
Growing up, he was exposed to a lot of musical instruments around him; little wonder the singer – real name Charles Enebeli – developed a musical leaning at an early age.
“My dad was into music production and my mum was a chorister in her younger days. So it was only natural that I was exposed to different sounds and genres at such a tender age. My dad is a musical encyclopaedia. Just test him; there is nothing he doesn’t know about the industry. So we all grew up singing, dancing or playing instruments. There has never been anything else that I have wanted to do except music.”
Beyond his songs, it is safe to say that D’Prince is best known as Don Jazzy’s kid brother. He attended King’s College, Lagos before choosing to focus on music. When his elder brother returned to Nigeria to promote the Mo’Hits label, he was asked to become one of the inaugural acts in 2005.
Today is Global James Bond Day, marking exactly 50 years since Dr No was released in cinemas. Let's look back at the 50 best moments from 22 James Bond movies.
You can barely see his face through the haze of 1962-brand cigarette smoke, but there's no better debut line than Sean Connery's introduction as Fleming's super spy. Poise, class, a hint of danger and a carefree innocence about the dangers of tobacco - it immediately nailed the film franchise's colours to the mast.
49. Desert Greene (Quantum of Solace)
James Bond has a real skill in thinking up creatively brutal death sentences for villains. At the end of 2008's Quantum of Solace, he throws the treacherous environmentalist Mr Greene into Chile's Atacama Desert with nought but a can of oil for fluids. ''I bet you'll make it 20 miles before you considering drinking that,'' he declares. Mr Greene is found dead - with oil in his gut.
48. Rosa gets her kicks (From Russia With Love)
Lotte Lenya was an Austrian actor of high regard, and brought credibility to the role of the cruel SPECTRE operative Rosa Klebb. Who else could've pulled off those poison-tipped pointy shoes? The best part of her desperate final attempt to shiv Bond in the shin involves 007 fending her off with a chair.
47. The honeymoon is over (Licence to Kill)
Timothy Dalton's second outing as Bond begins with a joyous pre-credit sequence where he and Felix Leiter arrest drug kingpin Sanchez in spectacular style, before parachuting in for Felix's wedding. It's all going swimmingly; until Sanchez escapes, kills Della and wounds Felix. Sure, it's required for Bond to throw in his licence to kill and go rogue, but it's still a startling turnaround.
46. Dragged at sea (For Your Eyes Only)
Roped together, Bond and Melina Havelock (the breathtaking Carole Bouquet as one of the more cerebral Bond girls) are thrown off a boat and dragged behind it, in one of those classic, overly complex murder
out concert in Toronto on Tuesday after his entourage
was turned away by officials at the Canadian border.
The American hip-hop star was due to perform with
newcomers Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q at the Sound
Academy as part of his Long Live A$AP Tour, but the gig
had to be axed at late notice due to "immigration issues".
Breaking the bad news to his Twitter.com followers, A$ap
Rocky wrote, "Couldnt (sic) make it across the border I
apologize to the fans we're rescheduling a new date".
It was the group's second attempt in just three days to
cross the U.S./Canadian border - they were also denied
entry last Sunday, according to Brown.
After that failed attempt, he tweeted, "Canada is mean...
Looks like I will never be going to Canada".
The trio is expected to try their luck with border
authorities once again on Oct. 20, when they are
scheduled to play a show in Vancouver.
Karrueche Tran so he can continue building a friendship
with his ex Rihanna.
The Kiss Kiss hitmaker broke up with Rihanna three years
ago after he infamously left her battered and bruised
during an argument on the eve of the 2009 Grammy
He was charged with assault, placed on probation, and
ordered to stay away from his ex, and he attempted to
move on from the troubled romance by dating model
However, Brown and the Umbrella singer have since
reignited their friendship and the restraining order was
lifted last year, prompting the former lovers to team up
twice in the studio.
They have both been in New York this week and have
been spotted hanging out together on three separate
occasions, sparking rumours of a possible romantic
The strongest sign yet came on Wednesday night when
they were photographed in the VIP section at Jay-Z's
concert in Brooklyn, with Brown draping his arm around
the back of the Bajan beauty's seat.
Now it has emerged that Brown has called off his
relationship with Tran, citing Rihanna as the reason for
In a statement to HollywoodLife.com, he writes, "I have
decided to be single to focus on my career. I love
Karrueche very much but I don't want to see her hurt
over my friendship with Rihanna. I'd rather be single
allowing us to both be happy in our lives."
Tran hinted at a potential break-up on Wednesday night
with a cryptic Twitter.com post which read, "Bye baby".
Rihanna and Brown have shown off their continued
friendship over the past few months, with the two
partying together during a vacation in France and sharing
a quick kiss at the MTV Video Music Awards in
September. Rihanna also called him the "love of her life"
during a U.S. TV interview with Oprah Winfrey in August.
reports have surfaced that new judges Nicki Minaj and
Mariah Carey are apparently feuding.
According to a supposedly leaked video of poor quality
and dubious origin, the freakazoid rapper and the
uberdiva got into some kind of an altercation during a
recent stop in North Carolina, with Minaj threatening to
"knock out" Carey and shouting, "I told them, I'm not f---
in' putting up with her f---in' highness over there." Still
happy with the new gig, Keith Urban?
It's not the first report of trouble. Supposedly, the pair
started battling almost as soon as auditions began in mid-
September. At that point, everybody denied everything,
with Minaj saying they were "getting along wonderfully"
and Carey asking "How can you feud in two days? I think
a feud takes a little longer."
So, is it on for real now? Or just a publicity stunt? Who
knows? And what does it matter? Whatever the truth, a
good dustup is guaranteed to get people watching. And
when it comes to musical feuds, there's nothing better
than a good old-fashioned catfight. With that in mind,
here are more slices of provocative girl-on-girl action.
Madonna vs. Lady Gaga
BASIS OF THE BEEF: The remarkable similarity between
Madonna's Express Yourself and Gaga's Born This Way.
WAR OF WORDS: Her Madgesty dismissed the song as
"reductive" and inserted the title refrain into her song in
concert. Gaga accused Madonna of mixing "haterade,"
adding "It sometimes makes people feel better about
themselves to put other people down or make fun of
them or maybe make mockery of their work." Awww,
somebody hurt Mother Monster's feelings.
fellow American Idol judge Nicki Minaj reportedly
threatened to "shoot" her following a furious on set bust-
up on Tuesday.
The two new judges were filming an audition in Charlotte,
North Carolina this week when they became embroiled in
a huge argument over a contestant.
In video footage posted online, an angry Minaj can be
seen shouting and swearing at the Hero hitmaker.
Reports suggest Minaj continued the rant off camera
and, in the heat of the argument, is said to have raged,
"If I had a gun I would shoot her (Carey)."
Idol's executive producer Nigel Lythgoe quickly blasted
the claims, branding them "absolute rubbish".
is the same person suspected of having started a grass
fire a short time earlier and is also a person of interest in
an assault case.
The sequence of events, which police called "bizarre,"
began when firefighters responded to a fire at a mobile
home park around 3 p.m. A witness reported seeing a
man flee on a bicycle soon after the fire started.
While cops were en route, a call came in from CP Rail
reporting a freight train had hit a pedestrian.
Police found a drunk man with serious burns to his body
and a deep gash to the head where he had been struck
by the train, and they soon linked the two cases, Staff
Sgt. Grant Learned said in a news release.
According to police, the man passed out while smoking
behind his home and woke up to find his clothes and the
surrounding grass on fire. He grabbed a bike and took
The man, who has not been named, is recovering in
hospital. But there might be even more trouble coming
his way -- police believe the bike may be stolen, and that
the man may have been involved in an assault on a
transit bus driver on Sept. 27.
No charges have been laid in connection with any of the
Police also said they believe the cause of the fire was