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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Manny Pacquiao receives hero's welcome in Philippines



Boxer Manny Pacquaio, who reportedly made about $100m from his fight with Floyd Mayweather on May 2nd wore this diamond encrusted watch as he spoke at a press conference in Manila following his return home. I can imagine how much that watch costs. Dayum!

The boxer was received to a hero's welcome as he and his family returned to Philippine yesterday.

Senator Elect-Ben Murray Bruce Throws Pool Side Graduation Party for Son, ‘Jared’ at His Beverly Hills Mansion & Was Honored by Nollywood Producers Guild of America – Photos & Video

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Last Saturday in Beverly Hills, California, Senator-elect and Silverbird Group Chairman, Ben Murray-Bruce was honored by the Nollywood Producers Guild of America with an Honorary Lifetime Membership of the Guild as a recognition of his support and contribution to the growth of the Nollywood film Industry and African Cinema as a whole. Mr. Murray-Bruce was in the United States to attend his son, Jared’s graduation, who just bagged a B.A. in Communications from Loyola Marymount University.

The proud father threw a pool party for his son at his Beverly Hills mansion with close friends and family members. It was there that the Publicity Secretary of Nollywood Producers Guild of America, filmmaker Pascal Atuma and another member and popular filmmaker, Jeta Amata presented him with the award on behalf of the Guild’s President, Mr. Oliver Mbamara Esq. and the entire members of the guild.  The President of the guild, Mr. Oliver Mbamara in a video message congratulated the Senator-elect for his immense support of the Nigerian Film Industry and urged him to continue in this stride.

Apollo Hospitals harvest 23 different organs from five brain dead donors in a day; perhaps a first ever

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In a unique coincidence and perhaps for the first time ever, five grieving families agreed to donate the organs of their beloved brain dead relatives resulting in a remarkable act of humanity in the toughest situation setting a record for the maximum no. of organs harvested in a day
Dubai, UAE, May 06, 2015: Apollo Hospitals, Asia’s foremost healthcare service provider, harvested 23 different organs from these five donors and conducted ten transplants in a day at their flagship Hospital on Greams Road, Chennai, India  on Monday the 4th of May 2015. A case of extreme gesture of kindness displayed by five strong families who came forward to donate the organs of their loved ones, incidentally on the same evening, enabled this feat to give a fresh lease of life to 23 people.
A function organised at the Hospital to express gratitude towards the five bereaving families was attended by the Founder & Chairman of Apollo Hospitals Dr Reddy, Vice chairperson, Ms Preetha Reddy and the entire clinical team who helped realise this meticulously conducted feat.
Addressing the gathering Dr Reddy said “Today, these well-meaning families have helped give people in end-stage organ failure, a second chance to live – and in the act will inspire more people to donate organs. It takes an extreme sense of human kindness and an elevated sense of social responsibility from families to help hospitals and doctors to give a fresh lease of life to those in need. Human life is priceless, and when an individual’s life can give life and hope to so many others in need, it is truly priceless!”

GOV DICKSON FOOTBALL COMPETITION SET FOR KICK OFF; OVER 100 TEAMS TO BATTLE FOR N50M PRIZE MONEY

A new football tournament is set to take centre stage in Bayelsa State, South-South, Nigeria.
Christened “The Governor Henry Seriake Dickson Cup 2015”, the competition is expected to feature over One hundred teams, representing the 105 electoral wards as well as State and Federal owned higher institutions of learning in the State.
Announcing the formal launch of the competition, the Director-General of the Governor’s Cup 2015 project and Special Adviser to the Governor on Trade and Investment, Mr. Cyril Akika, explained that, the event is aimed at integrating and empowering youths as well as fostering peace and unity across the State.
Lamenting the dearth of Bayelsa-born footballers at national and international levels, despite the State being blessed with abundant talents, he stated that, the competition, which is the first of its kind is also intended to discover talents at the grassroot level that can be groomed to represent both the State and Country in the future.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Pics: Ben Murray-Bruce introduces his electric car at event last night


Senator-elect and Chairman of Silverbird Group, Ben Murray-Bruce, at the Silverbird Man of the Year Awards at Eko Hotel last night showed off his latest automobile acquisition, an electric Kia car. He said to drive the car, you don't need fuel, just sunlight. The car can also travel for 8 hours once fully charged and can be charged with solar power. See more exclusive photos after the cut...