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The ‘angel’ who secretly pays patients’ hospital bills in Nigeria – BBC News

The ‘angel’ who secretly pays patients’ hospital bills

In Nigeria, very few medical services are free of charge, and if you can’t pay your hospital bill you may not be allowed to leave. Who will help? In this deeply religious society, many stranded patients hope for divine intervention.

Zeal Akaraiwai does not have the wings of an angel – he has a sleek black Mercedes, all purring engine and deep leather seats. This 40-something financial consultant – trim and neat – steps out of his car in a potholed government hospital car park in Lagos. He is greeted warmly by a team of social workers, and gets straight to business. He asks them for “the list”.

Neatly printed on A4 paper are the names of patients who are well enough to go home. But they are not going anywhere, because they cannot pay their medical bills.

READ MORE: https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-46637822

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Tunde Olaniran – I’m Here (Official Music Video)

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PAUL KEENS-DOUGLAS ~ De Christenin’

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Third of rare Scotch whiskies tested found to be fake

Third of rare Scotch whiskies tested found to be fake
20 December 2018


Vintage Scotch whiskies found to be fake

More than a third of vintage Scotch whiskies tested at a specialist laboratory have been found to be fake, BBC Scotland has learned.

Twenty-one out of 55 bottles of rare Scotch were deemed to be outright fakes or whiskies not distilled in the year declared.

The tests were conducted at the East Kilbride-based Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC).   It used advanced radiocarbon dating techniques to reach its conclusions.

SUERC measured residual concentrations of a radioactive isotope of carbon present in the alcohol contained in each bottle in order to establish the ages of the whiskies.             Continue reading

Kenyan designers bring sea change to global fashion industry

Kenyan designers bring sea change to global fashion industry
28 November 2018

Seventy-one per cent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, and some forward-looking fashion designers think it could be a new frontier for their industry.

They’re convinced that oceans, seas and lakes have untapped potential that could give fashion a 21st Century makeover.

Jackets made from fish skin, skirts of seaweed and accessories adorned with shiny fish scales were just some of the unconventional outfits modelled at the new-look Blue Fashion event in Nairobi, Kenya.

The fashion industry is the second largest polluting industry in the world and so-called ‘fast fashion’ brings with it many hidden environmental costs.

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Paul Keans Douglas – FISH  –  VIDEO

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Couple, homeless man charged in charitable scam

Couple, homeless man charged in charitable scam

Posted: Nov 15, 2018 7:06 AM – By MIKE CATLALINI – Associated Press

In this Nov. 17, 2017, file photo, Johnny Bobbitt Jr., left, Kate McClure, right, and McClure's boyfriend Mark D'Amico pose at a Citgo gas station.In this Nov. 17, 2017, file photo, Johnny Bobbitt Jr., left, Kate McClure, right, and McClure’s boyfriend Mark D’Amico pose at a Citgo gas station.

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MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) – A feel-good tale of a homeless man using his last $20 to help a stranded New Jersey woman buy gas was actually a complete lie, manufactured to get strangers to donate more than $400,000 to help the down-and-out good Samaritan, a prosecutor said Thursday.Burlington County prosecutor Scott Coffina announced criminal charges against the couple who told the story to newspapers and television stations along with the homeless man who conspired with them to tell the story.

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LORD NELSON – KING LIAR

California just took a crucial step toward increasing the number of women on corporate boards.

by Julia Carpenter   @juliaccarpenterAugust 30, 2018: 5:00 PM ET

State legislators passed a bill Wednesday that would require publicly-traded companies headquartered in California to place at least one woman on their board by the end of next year — or face a penalty. 

Research shows that female representation on boards is key for women’s advancement in corporate America. Women on boards are more likely to consider female leaders for the C-suite and choose more diverse candidates for the board itself.

Read more: https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/30/pf/california-women-company-boards/index.html

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Roberto Delgardo – Woman in Love

Singing Sandra – West Indian Woman

Guyana: Land Co-op formed to reclaim Bachelors Adventure backlands

Land Co-op formed to reclaim Bachelors Adventure backlands

March 20, 2018 – Kaieteur News –By Feona Morrison

Residents of Bachelors Adventure, East Coast Demerara, want to reclaim ancestral backlands which they say were stolen by Booker Sugar Estate in the 1950s. And to do this, the residents on Sunday formed the Bachelors Adventure Land Co-op Society. They had gathered for a meeting at the Paradise Primary School, East Coast Demerara.

In their first efforts at repossessing the lands, members of the Land Co-op disclosed that they will write to President David Granger, the Land Select Committee, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO) and National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL).  Continue reading

Ghana’s autistic models turn heads and win awards – BBC News

Ghana’s autistic models turn heads and win awards – BBC News

These autistic teenage girls have become successful models in Ghana, where they have won awards and been made brand ambassadors for a water company in Ghana.

The BBC went to see Yacoba Tete-Marmon, Nana Ohenewaa Kuffour and Maame Bema Baffour Awuah strut their stuff……. SEE VIDEO ON LINK BELOW    Continue reading