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By frankdmx Posted in sports

Nobel peace prize won by chemical weapons watchdog for work in Syria

OPCW’s award recognises watchdog’s ongoing
efforts in Syria as well as 16 years of previous work.

Peter Walker
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical
Weapons (OPCW) has become the surprise choice
for this year’s Nobel peace prize, a decision the
Oslo committee said recognised both its current,
hazardous mission to destroy Syria’s chemical
weapons stocks and 16 years of wider global
efforts.
The international chemical weapons watchdog, a
relatively new global body, set up in 1997 in The
Hague, with a relatively tiny annual budget of
around £60m, trumped the established
bookmakers’ favourites of Malala Yousafzai, the
Pakistani schoolgirl turned advocate for female
education , and Denis Mukwege, the Congolese
gynaecologist who has helped huge numbers of
rape victims.
The announcement by the chairman of the Nobel
committee, Thorbjørn Jagland, at 11am Oslo time
(10am BST) was, nonetheless, not especially tense
given that Norwegian state TV had reported the
OPCW’s success more than an hour beforehand.
The OPCW, which has 500 staff, is the 25th
institution among the 94 winners in the prize’s
history, and the second in succession, after the
controversial choice of the EU in 2012. When news
of its win leaked there was initial scepticism, with
some Middle East analysts warning it was
premature to honour the OPCW just a matter of
weeks into its mission to assess and destroy Syria’s
chemical weapons stocks. The mission – which has
already seen OPCW inspectors come under sniper
fire – was agreed as a means to avoid US-led
military action against Syria following a gas attack
blamed on forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad in
August which killed more than 1,400 people.
However, the Nobel committee’s citation said the
prize was a more general one, to mark “its
extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons”
and nudge the few remaining nations that had not
yet signed up to the organisation. The work of the
OPCW, which has 189 member states, had “defined
the use of chemical weapons as a taboo under
international law”, the committee said, adding that
events in Syria had “underlined the need to
enhance the efforts to do away with such
weapons”.
It concluded: “Disarmament figures prominently in
Alfred Nobel’s will. The Norwegian Nobel
committee has through numerous prizes
underlined the need to do away with nuclear
weapons. By means of the present award to the
OPCW, the committee is seeking to contribute to
the elimination of chemical weapons.”
Addressing reporters, Jagland said the award was a
reminder to nations with remaining chemical
weapons, such as the US and Russia, to get rid of
them, “especially because they are demanding that
others do the same, like Syria”. He added: “We now
have the opportunity to get rid of an entire
category of weapons of mass destruction … That
would be a great event in history if we could
achieve that.”
In a echo of the impossibility this week of tracking
down the winners of the prizes for physics and
literature, Peter Higgs and Alice Monro, the Nobel
committee tweeted that it had been unable to
immediately speak to the OPCW to formally let it
know of the win.
@OPCW please contact us @Nobleprize_org we are trying get through to your office.
At a later press conference in The Hague, the
OPCW’s director general, Ahmet Üzümcü, a Turkish
former diplomat, said events in Syria had acted as
a “tragic reminder” of the necessity of its work. The
organisation’s “hearts go out to the Syrian people
who were victims” of the August attack, he added.
The £780,000 prize would be spent furthering the
organisation’s work, he added.
While the decision disappointed some, particularly
those trumpeting the charismatic claims of
Yousafzai, the decision marks something of a
return to the tradition of honouring work directly
connected to disarmament, after the EU in 2012
and the even more controversial prize to Barack
Obama in 2009.
The OPCW was set up to implement the 1992
global chemical weapons convention. It says it has
managed to oversee the destruction of more than
80% of the world’s declared stocks of chemical
weapons, excluding those now declared in Syria.
The US and Russia had committed to destroying
their arsenals by 2012 but have as yet failed to do
so.
Under a Russian-US deal struck last month, Syria
must render useless all production facilities and
weapons-filling equipment by November, a process
begun over the past several weeks.

source : guardian

By frankdmx Posted in Awards

Nigerian Music Video Awards (NMVA 2013)Nominees

Video of the Year

1. Flavour – Ada Ada
2. Olamide – Duro Soke
3. Sound Sultan – Natural Something
4. D’Banj – Don’t Tell Me Nonsense
5. Chidima – Emi Ni Baller

Best Afro Hip Hop Video

1. Ill Bliss – I Am Sorry
2. Splash – Church Agbasa
3. Olamide – Durosoke
4. MI – Chairman
5. Phyno – Man of the Year

Best Hip Hop Video

1. Eedris Abdulkareem – I Go Whooz You
2. Pryse – Eleto
3. Boogey – Sanctum
4. Ice Prince – VIP
5. Yung6ix – First Class

Best Afro Pop Video

1. D’banj – Don’t Tell Me Nonsense
2. Sound Sultan – Natural Something
3. Goldie – Miliki
4. 2face – Blood on the dance floor
5. Alabai – Ogbanje

Best Dance Hall/Reggae Video

1. Davido – All of you
2. Waje – I wish
3. Patoranking – Alubarika
4. Orezi – Rihana
5. Vector – Follow Me

Best Pop Extra Video

1. Chidima – Emi Ni Baller
2. Kcee – Limpopo
3. Solidstar – Skibo
4. Davido – Gobe
5. Harrysong – Im In Love (Remix)

Best Gospel Video

1. Ada – Bobo Me
2. Henrisoul – Blow My Mind
3. Amaray – Oke Mgbidi
4. Kefee – Celebrate
5. Solomon Lange – Yabo

Best R ‘n’ B Video

1. Jennifer – Ifunanya
2. Capital FEMI – Capital F.E.M.I
3. Pelli – The One
4. Nosa – Always Pray for You
5. Banky W – Yes/No

Best High Life Video

1. Flavour – Ada Ada
2. i-Mike – Adure
3. Wizboy – Halima
4. Dr. Victor Olaiya ft 2face – Baby Mi Da
5. Inyanya – Jombolo

Best Afro Beat Video

1. Starboy – Caro
2. Black Magic – Confam
3. Henry Knight – Shako
4. Burna Boy – Run My Race
5. MGabriel – Eruku Lau Lau

Best Contemporary Afro Music Video

1. Xproject – Azuka
2. Dammy Krane – Xteristics
3. Sheyman – Paper
4. Skales – Komole
5. Jaywon – Catch Me If You Can

Most popular Nigerian Music Video in Europe

1. Dizzy – Jekin Jekin
2. Tipsy – Tin Geh Geh
3. Moe Logo – Pangolo
4. Dola Billz – No Gocking
5. Spice Vision – Today na Today

Best Indigenous Concept

1. Tillaman – Ori Owo
2. MGabriel – Eruku Lau Lau
3. Flavour – Ada Ada
4. Shola Alyson – Ife

Best use of animation

1. DJ Sose – Obulu
2. Ketchy Dons – Closer n Closer
3. T-Sleek – Ma Wo mi

Best use of costumes

1. Flavour – Ada Ada
2. Dipp – Balance for Me
3. D’Prince – Goody Bag
4. Tiwa Savage – Without My Heart
5. May D – So Many Things

Best use of Choreography

1. Inyanya – Jombolo
2. Timaya – Ekoloma Demba
3. TIV – What’s The Matter
4. Banky W – Yes/No
5. D’banj – Don’t Tell Me Nonsense

Best Producer

1. EME Records
2. Marvin Records
3. Chocolate City
4. Kennis Music

Best Director

1. Clarence Peters
2. Squareball
3. Sesan
4. Mattmax

Most Promising Director

1. Unlimited LA
2. Matmax
3. Tyson
4. Catalyst
5. Paul Gambit

Best Editor

1. Mattmax for Don’t tell me Nonesense by D’banj
2. Unlimited LA for Confam by Black Magic
3. Sesan for Sexy Mama by Inyanya
4. Clarence Peters for Durosoke by Olamide

Best Cinematography

1. Ajeh for Alubarika by Patoranking
2. Squareball for Church Agbasa by Splash
3. Matmax for Don’t Tell Me Nonsense by D’banj
4. Clarence Peters for Durosoke by Olamide
5. Mr. Moe Musa for So many thinz by May D

Best Use of Visual Effects

1. Inyanya – Sexy Mama
2. Sound Sultan – Natural Something
3. Ice Prince – VIP
4. Morell – Oxygen
5. Danas – My Melody

Best Video By A New Act

1. Sean Tizzle – Shole
2. Mystro – This Kain Love
3. Charas – Gbege
4. Sym19 – Fine Baby Girl
5. Outrageous – Am In The Mood

Best Soft Rock/Alternative Video

1. Black Magic – Repete
2. Dazzle Ra Amen – Chinekem
3. Ese Peters – Omote
4. Shola Allyson – Ife
5. Timi Dakolo – Great Nation

Best Music Video by a Minor

1. Choco Girl – Ayo
2. G Girl – Young Shall Grow
3. Mya K – My DJ
4. Ozzybosco – Tinini
5. Whitney Wonder – Africa Unite

Kris Jenner Regrets Divorcing Robert Kardashian Amidst Bruce Jenner Split

The Kardashian matriarch says if there was
one thing she wanted to change, it would be
her divorce from her first husband.
Although she has just split from Bruce Jenner, Kris Jenner reveals in
a new magazine interview that it
was her first husband Robert
Kardashian who was the one who
got away. “The one regret, if I had
to do it over, would be
divorcing Robert Kardashian,” she opens up in
the newest issue of new you magazine. The 57-year-old momager then quickly adds,
“But then there wouldn’t have been Kendall
and Kylie, so that’s the way I look at it,”
referring to her two teen daughters with
Bruce. “Everything happens for a reason, and
we learn from our mistakes. I thought I was so
smart when I was young; I was fearless,” she
explains to the mag.
When talking about her children with Robert,
Kris says she sees either herself or her late ex
in all of them. “Khloe is exactly how I am in the
way she likes to nest and cook; the way she is
with everything in her home – even the way
she makes a bed and sets a table,” she gushes
of her daughter who is also facing marital
woes with her husband Lamar Odom.
Of new mom Kim Kardashian, she says, “Our
personalities are very much alike.” Her son
Rob Kardashian, meanwhile, “is identical to his
father, Robert – they look alike, act alike and
have the same mannerisms.” She adds, “It’s
an amazing reminder of what an amazing dad
Robert was. He was a great husband and a
good person.”
Kris and Bruce confirmed separation after 22
years of marriage. They have lived apart for
about a year but no divorce paper is filed so
far. If they decide to go to court, it could
potentially be a messy battle. The “Keeping Up
with the Kardashians” couple is reportedly
worth of $125M, but they never signed a
prenup.

Source: AceShowbiz.com

Fifa Reveals World Cup Goal-Line Technology Provider

Fifa has revealed that German
company GoalControl will provide their camera-orientated goal-line technology
system at World Cup 2014 and the 2013 Club World Cup in Morocco.The system was trialled at the Confederations Cup over
the summer after GoalControl won Fifa’s tender process
to provide the goal-line technology. A statement on the
governing body’s official website read:
“Following the successful implementation of goal-line
technology (GLT) at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil
2013, FIFA can confirm that GoalControl GmbH will be
the official GLT provider for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Brazil.
“Furthermore, FIFA can today confirm that GLT will be
used at the FIFA Club World Cup to be played in
Morocco from 11-21 December 2013 and that
GoalControl GmbH will be the official GLT provider for
the event.”
GoalControl’s ‘4D’ system uses a series of 14 high-
speed cameras to accurately measure the location of
the ball as it crosses the line, or indeed doesn’t.
It is able to make a decision in under a second and
transmit a signal to the referee’s watch, which will
vibrate if a goal has been scored.
The use of the system at each tournament is still
subject to a final installation test at each and every
stadium hosting games.

Source: goal.com

By frankdmx Posted in sports

Danny Murphy Retires From Football

Danny Murphy retires from football midfielder Danny Murphy has officially announced his
retirement from professional
football.The 36-year-old has been a
free agent since he was
released by Blackburn back in July and has decided to
hang up his boots – 20 years after scoring on his
professional debut for Crewe Alexandra.
Murphy started out at Gresty Road before spells at
Liverpool, Charlton, Tottenham, Fulham and Blackburn,
earning nine caps for England along the way and
amassing over 600 appearances in total at club level.
His career highlights included winning the FA Cup,
League Cup and Uefa Cup treble with Liverpool in the
2000-01 season and helping Fulham to reach the
2010 Europa League final.
“There have been some press reports about whether
I’m still playing or available but I decided a little while
ago I would retire, I just didn’t make it official,” Murphy
told talkSPORT.
“So now I’m officially retiring because I’m sick of having
conversations about it and almost stringing people
along. I decided three or four weeks ago I was done.
“This is me, 20 years, I’m done.
“I’ve had a wonderful career and can look back on it
with fondness.”

Source: goal.com

By frankdmx Posted in sports

Reina Wears Balotelli Pyjamas

Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina has admitted that he now
wears Mario Balotelli’s AC
Milan shirt in bed after
becoming the first player to
save a penalty from the Italy
striker.
Reina made the vital save
during Napoli’s recent 2-1 over the Rossoneri at San
Siro and proceeded to ask Balotelli for his jersey after
the game.
The 31-year-old told Onda Cero: “I wear very special pyjamas now.
“It is made up of the Milan shirt Balotelli was wearing
when I saved his penalty and some Napoli shorts.
“After saving the penalty, I couldn’t resist asking him
for his jersey, as it was an historic event. He gave it to
me and I brought it here to create an unusual pyjama
kit.”
The Spain international joined the Naples club on a
season-long loan deal from Liverpool during the
summer and revealed his secret behind keeping out a
Balotelli spot-kick.
He continued: “How did I save the penalty? By waiting
one second more than Mario did. His strength from the
spot is that he’s so calm he is able to wait until the last
second before deciding where to place the ball and how
to hit it. I waited more than he did and it went well.”
Napoli are currently unbeaten in Serie A having won six
of their opening seven fixtures and trail leaders Roma
by two points.

Source: goal.com

By frankdmx Posted in sports