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Gawker settles Hulk Hogan privacy case for $31m

The defunct US news website Gawker has settled a lawsuit won by retired US professional wrestler Hulk Hogan for $31m (£25m).
The privacy case forced Gawker to declare bankruptcy earlier this year, after a jury awarded Mr Hogan $140m over a leaked sex tape.
Mr Hogan's legal bill was paid by tech billionaire Peter Thiel, who said he wanted to curb Gawker's "bullying".
Gawker shut down in August following the judgement.
The website, launched in the early 2000s, was known for its acerbic tone and aggressive coverage of celebrities.
The case involved a video posted by Gawker in 2012 after Mr Hogan was secretly recorded having sex with his friend's wife.
The settlement was announced on Wednesday in a blog post by Gawker founder Nick Denton, who called the conclusion of the case "a hard peace".
He said the company and staff were confident the appeals process would reduce the judgement against Gawker, but that "all-out legal war would have cost too much, and…

Man who collected R40,000 from Oscar Pistorius to wipe off his criminal conviction bags 4 years sentence

Tshifhiwa Radzhadzhi, the conman who promised to wipe off the criminal conviction of South African Paralympain, Oscar Pistorius for R40,000 has been sentenced to four years in prison.
According to Sowetan, the authorities reported that the 33 year old who posed as a prosecutor was arrested in a sting operation on March 18, while receiving the money from Pistorius.
Radzhadzhi offered to make the case ‘disappear’ but got busted after the athlete who shot and killed  his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013, alerted the police.

Speaking to Pressmen on Tuesday, the spokesman of  Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigation, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Netshiunda said that Radzhadzhi was sentenced to four years in prison at the Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Pretoria on Monday, after being convicted of corruption and impersonating a prosecutor.

Bill Clinton's niece, blasts Hillary Clinton and endorses Trump

Bill Clinton's niece, Macy Smit, isn't a fan of her Hillary Clinton's political ambition. Smit who is the only daughter of Bill Clinton‘s brother, Roger, revealed she she will vote for Donald Trump come Nov. 8. Smit's father walked out on her mum when she was pregnant with her. In an interview with Radar Online, Smit said:
"Something tells me the Clinton side of the family looks at me and my mother as not good enough, but we’re hard-working! I support Donald Trump --100 percent! I have been a Democrat my entire life, but Trump is what we need right now, somebody who is going to stand up for us. I think at this point Hillary just wants it for the history books — to be the first woman president for selfish reasons.
Smit added that last year, she had a miscarriage while her Air Force husband was serving in Kuwait and felt abandoned by the Clintons.
She continued:

“They’re not as good as everyone thinks they are. I went through some very personal things without th…

Life After Parliament Is 'Suffering' - MPs Cry Out

Members of Parliament (MPs) have proposed the establishment of a scheme to cater for former MPs. This, they suggested would help ease the suffering that many former MPs go through.

The MPs made the call Wednesday when they paid a tribute to the former MP for Hohoe North, Prince Jacob Ahikpor, who passed on July 19, 2016.
Prince Ahikpor was the MP for Hohoe North from 2005 to 2012, and the MPs described him as a dedicated and committed legislature.

The MP for Afadzato South, Mr Joseph Amenowode, who read the tribute, started the conversation by indicating that former MPs went through difficulties.

He suggested that the setting up of a scheme, such as a provident fund, to support former MPs.

The Deputy Minority Leader, Mr Dominic Nitiwul, said many MPs came to the House very wealthy, but they went out very poor.

He suggested that former MPs could be supported to establish foundations to keep them active.

The MP for Nkwanta South, Mr Gershon Gbediame, said many MPs went into difficult…

Taylor Swift 'is highest-paid woman in music'

Taylor Swift is the highest-paid woman in music, according to Forbes' annual list, having earned more than double her nearest competitor Adele.
The 26-year-old pop star has amassed earnings of $170m (£137.8m) over the past year, mainly thanks to a world tour named after her recent 1989 album.
Adele is ranked second with estimated pre-tax income of $80.5m (£65.2m).

Madonna comes in third place with estimated earnings of $76.5m (£62m), with Rihanna following closely behind.
Beyonce is placed at five, with pre-tax income estimated at $54m (£43.8m), according to the magazine.
Swift's pole position was virtually guaranteed earlier this year when she topped Forbes' list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities.
Katy Perry, ranked sixth this year, topped last year's rundown of female pop stars with estimated earnings of $135m (£109.4m).
Forbes bases its the estimates on industry information as well as interviews with managers and agents, along with data given by the artists themse…

Lifestyle: HR Today: Talent management process

People are, undoubtedly the best resources of an organization. Sourcing the best people from the industry has become the top most priority of the organizations today.

In such a competitive scenario, talent management has become the key strategy to identify and filling the skill gap in a company by recruiting the high-worth individuals from the industry. It is a never-ending process that starts from targeting people. The process regulates the entry and exit of talented people in an organization.

To sustain and stay ahead in business, talent management cannot be ignored. In order to understand the concept better, let us discuss the stages included in talent management process:

 Understanding the Requirement: It is the preparatory stage and plays a crucial role in success of the whole process. The main objective is to determine the requirement of talent. The main activities of this stage are developing job description and job specifications.

 Sourcing the Talent: This is the s…

Scared mom sent daughter to school with note asking for help

A Louisiana woman has been reunited with her daughter after sending the 11-year-old girl to school with a note suggesting the mother was being held against her will by her boyfriend, authorities said.
East Feliciana Parish Sheriff Jeff Travis said the local school superintendent contacted his office Tuesday morning after the girl arrived at East Feliciana Middle School in Clinton and handed her mother's handwritten note to a school official.

"She implied in the note that she was being held against her will and needed help," Travis said.
Officers found the mother unharmed at a mobile home and arrested her boyfriend, 27-year-old Donald Ray Guy, after finding him hiding in a closet. The woman had been scared to leave the home, which is in a rural area, and didn't have access to a car there, the sheriff said.
"I know she was relieved to get out of that situation," said Travis, who declined to release a copy of the woman's note.
Guy's mother and grandm…

US election 2016: Obama warns fate of world at stake

President Barack Obama has urged Democrats of all ethnic backgrounds to get out and vote for Hillary Clinton, warning that the fate of the US republic - and the world - is at stake.
He said her Republican opponent Donald Trump was a threat to hard-earned civil rights.
President Obama was speaking at a rally in North Carolina.

Mr Trump said Mr Obama should stop campaigning for Mrs Clinton and focus on running the country.
"The bottom line is, no-one wants four more years of Obama," he told supporters in Pensacola, Florida.
He said Mrs Clinton had become "unhinged" in recent days.
"The fate of the republic rests on your shoulders," President Obama told supporters in the key battleground state of North Carolina.
"The fate of the world is teetering and you, North Carolina, are going to have to make sure that we push it in the right direction. 
"I am not on the ballot, but I tell you what - fairness is on the ballot; decency is on the ballot; justice…

Mark Zuckerberg's Fortune Drops $3.7 Billion In 2 Hours, Despite Facebook's Strong Third Quarter

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shed $3.7 billion from his net worth in the two hours after the market closed on Wednesday, as the company’s stock price sank despite strong third-quarter results.
Zuckerberg’s fortune fell to $50.6 billion as of 6 p.m. Eastern time, according to FORBES estimates. He’s still the fifth-richest person in the world, according to FORBES, right behind Warren Buffett at number 4 and ahead of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu at number 6. When markets closed on Wednesday, Zuckerberg’s net worth was $54.4 billion.
This year’s previous two earnings reports were a boon for Zuckerberg’s pocketbook. After the company announced second-quarter results in July, a stock surge added $3.4 billion to his net worth in the hour after markets closed. In April, when first-quarter results were announced, he gained $4.2 billion within two-and-a-half hours after markets closed.

But today Facebook’s stock price dipped by around 7% in after-hours trading to $118.36, as o…