Here are the stories making headlines this Friday.
Public Likes.. The Big Pyramid Scam Infecting Kenyans Right Now
If you have not heard about Public Likes, you probably don’t have Whatsapp. Their links are spreading like wildfire, and its all on the promise of quick, easy money. Kenyans are not only used to getting conned, but I think they actually enjoy it.
Compared To What They Got for $12 Billion, Nigerians Can’t Understand Why Kenyans are Complaining About the SGR
As Kenyans complain about the cost of the recently opened SGR, and the ugly locomotives, our friends in Nigeria do not understand what we’re trying to accomplish. Though the locomotives are not appealing, they wish they could lay their hands on some of the stations we’ve just built. Nigerian Y
Only in Kenya: Two Suspects Arrested for Stealing Crocodiles in Malindi
Police have arrested two suspects for stealing three crocodiles at a Malindi farm in Kilifi County. Yeri Yaa and Vincent Mwadori, who work at the crocodile farm belonging to Mark Stephen, were arrested Tuesday while trying to sneak the reptiles from the farm. Malindi Police boss Matawa Muchang
UK election: Britain goes to the polls
More than 46 million people are eligible to vote in what is the fourth major UK poll in three years, following the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, the 2015 general election, and the 2016 Brexit vote (to say nothing of local elections in 2014, 2015 and 2017). Polls close at 10 p.m.
Trans man and partner expecting first child
“As the pregnancy’s progressed, it’s like more and more obvious that it’s not just a guy with a beer belly,” Chaplow told CNN affiliate KATU. ‘I’m OK being a man who has a uterus’ Reese, who was assigned the female gender at birth and says he kept his “original parts,” adds that he never wanted to change his body.
Ring purchased for $13 sells for $848K
The 26-carat ring was first purchased in the 1980s by an anonymous seller, who bought the jewel at a car boot sale, under the assumption that it was a piece of costume jewelry. The startling realization of the ring’s true value came decades later, when the wearer chose to have the ring appraised by a local jeweler.
Unraveling the Qatar crisis
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (Sunni, US allies, conservative monarchies) lead a campaign to isolate neighboring Qatar (Sunni, US ally, conservative monarchy.) The charge: that Qatar “embraces various terrorist and sectarian groups aimed at destabilizing the region.”
Wreckage of missing Myanmar military plane found
Aircraft parts and the remains of two adults and a child, along with life jackets and luggage were discovered at 8:18 a.m. Thursday local time (9:48 p.m. Wednesday ET), 14 miles west of Kyauk Ni Maw in Rakhine state, the statement said. The recovery operation is ongoing.
F1: Robert Kubica ’emotional’ after completing Renault test
The 32-year-old Pole’s promising F1 career was cut short when he suffered serious injuries in a rallying accident in February 2011 that required a partial amputation of his right forearm. The legacy of that injury meant his arm movement was restricted and a return to F1, the pinnacle of motorsport, seemed unlikely — until now.
OGC Nice: From Ligue 1 strugglers to Champions League challengers
But you won’t find the Frenchman on the red carpet in the French Riviera. Instead, he’s just along the coast in Nice where, as president of the city’s Ligue 1 club, Rivère has been a key actor in the team’s remarkable transformation.
Step inside the secretive class that turns people into hackers
Forget algebra. Forget textbooks. This is education for the digital era. The students of Practical Hacking are learning the tools and techniques that hackers use to infiltrate websites and networks. What they do with that knowledge is up to them. (Identities have been concealed per request.)
Facebook patents show multiple ways the network could harness our emotions
Social media has been known to mess with our emotions and even affect our mental health – and that manipulation is sometimes by design. Facebook, in particular, has been known to play fast and loose with its users feelings.
Good internet samaritan will tweet your rude subtweet so you don’t have to
When the urge to subtweet is too great to bear, step back, take a deep breath and DM someone who’ll do it for you. Good samaritan Corey Kindberg put out a call on his personal Twitter account for subtweets that people are too afraid to tweet themselves.
99-million-year-old bird fossil has been found preserved in amber and it’s truly exquisite
We might just be one step closer to a real life Jurassic Park scenario. A three-inch fossil of a 99-million-year-old baby bird was found in an amber mine in Myanmar. The hatchling is the most complete bird preserved in amber that has ever been found from the Cretaceous period, about 65 million years ago, according to a new study published in the journal Gondwana Research.
Once upon a time Apple made sneakers and they could cost you $15K
When you think of Apple, the first thing that comes to mind might not be fashion. However, Apple did, in fact, dip into the clothing industry in the ’80s and ’90s, and now a pair of its vintage shoes could be yours … for a price.
‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 wants a world record for setting people on fire
In news that can best be described as peak Game of Thrones, the creative minds behind HBO’s juggernaut series have revealed that they tried to break a fittingly destructive record in Season 7 – by setting fire to 20 stuntmen.
Diego Costa’s relationship with Antonio Conte doomed from the start
Striker Diego Costa appears to be on his way out of Chelsea this summer Spain international has had a fragile relationship with manager Antonio Conte The pair have had their problems since the summer when he was dropped Social media pranks by the forward have not gone down well with his coach The relationship, held together for the sake of the team, is at breaking point The relationship between Diego Costa and Antonio Conte has been fractious from the very start and it is hard to envisage a way back from the latest instalment.
Southampton to demand at least £70million for defender Virgil Van Dijk
Southampton have slapped a price tag in excess of £70million on Virgil Van Dijk Liverpool were forced into an embarrassing apology over their pursuit of star Manchester City and Chelsea remain interested in signing Van Dijk this summer But bids will not be entertained unless they meet Southampton’s demands Southampton will reject bids that fall short of their £70million-plus valuation of Virgil Van Dijk with top club officials confident they will keep hold of the player unless a world record fee for a defender is agreed.
Manchester United unlikely to offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic a new deal
Manchester United remains unlikely to offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic a new deal The Swede is expected to be out until 2018 with a cruciate knee ligament injury That, coupled with his £367,640-a-week wages, make an extension unlikely But United bosses want to part amicably with a man who led them last season Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata is a leading name to replace Ibrahimovic Manchester United remain unlikely to offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic a new contract when his current deal expires later this summer and could announce his release on Friday.
Jose Mourinho at the Lowry Hotel: Inside their luxury suites
Jose Mourinho is set to spend another year living in the Lowry Hotel Mourinho is thought to be staying in a 90 square-metre suite at the Lowry The rooms cost £816 a night but Mourinho is thought to get a reduced rate Each room is themed around abstract art and includes a desk and sofa area The Lowry’s suites are packed with technology including two TVs and WiFi Jose Mourinho is set to continue living at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester for another year.