Monthly Archives: April 2016

Film about Barack & Michelle&rsquos very first date might break even just in ticket income to lapdog media

**Written by Doug Powers

If you are a Republican president, Hollywood offers you Alzheimer’s mockumentaries and “W,” but when you’re a liberal president Hollywood is a tiny far more lenient:

The Sundance indie Southside With You is your traditional boy-meets-woman romance, chronicling a single couple’s 1st date from begin to finish. The only catch? That couple later on went on to turn out to be the U.S. commander-in-chief and the very first lady.

Author-director Richard Tanne took Barack and Michelle Obama’s rom-com meet-cute and dramatized it for Southside With You, which premiered earlier this yr at the Sundance Movie Festival. Now, John Legend, who executive made the film, has shared the initial trailer, which offers us a fictionalized seem at the Obamas’ first-ever date.

Brace yourselves for the trailer (Chris Matthews has dibs on the director’s minimize):

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There is only 1 query to settle now: Greatest adore story of OUR time, or of ALL time?

But it is not just a romantic comedy — critical troubles are also confronted:

Southside With You follows a youthful Barack and Michelle Obama on their first date on a specifically hot day in Chicago.

That date was the beginning of the finish for worldwide warming.

**Written by Doug Powers

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Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers to enlighten contributors on retirement preparing

STANBIC IBTC Pension Managers Limited is set to enlighten individuals approaching retirement on the path to a comfy retirement even though getting rid of the tension of pondering what will happen when the individual disengages from lively service.

To this end, the firm is continuing its nationwide campaign to raise awareness about retirement planning.

About 600 participants are anticipated at the forum to be held in Lagos, on Thursday April 21, 2016, exactly where participants will obtain very beneficial guidelines from seasoned specialists and regulators on the essential of placing in area successful plans to make sure a smooth transition to retirement. This year’s campaign has the theme, “Life Continues at Retirement – Retire well”.

Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited, Mr. Eric Fajemisin, stated that apart from becoming an avenue for updating participants on new developments in the pension industry, the forum is also an work to form market agendas, the greatest goal currently being to highlight positive aspects of the country’s nascent pension scheme, which will allow Nigerians harness the possibilities.

“Part of our objective in organizing a forum like this is to inspire individuals to get benefit of the provisions of the Pension Reform Act 2014 to put together for retirement now, and stay away from severe economic difficulties during previous age.”

Fajemisin counselled employers of labour who have but to embrace the new pension scheme as stipulated under the enabling Act to do so, so as to guarantee a secure retirement for their personnel.  “We believe that individuals, especially employers of labour who have but to embrace the new pension scheme as stipulated underneath PRA 2014, will use this opportunity to come on board and guarantee secured retirement for their personnel,” he stated.

He added that Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Constrained was set up with a mission to enable Nigerians retire well soon after their functioning lives. “We want to assist individuals strategy for their retirement to make certain that the retirement phase is as rewarding and productive to them as possible,” he stated.

Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers is a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings, a member of Standard Bank Group, a total support financial providers group with a clear target on 3 primary company pillars – Corporate and Investment Banking, Private and Enterprise Banking and Wealth Management.

Eddie Tipton

Third Suspect Surrenders in Lottery Rigging Scandal

A third guy charged in a nonetheless-unfolding, multi-million dollar lottery rigging scandal investigation surrendered to authorities in Iowa on Thursday, his attorney stated.

Robert Clark Rhodes II was arrested last spring in his home state of Texas by authorities there, after Iowa prosecutors charged him with 2 counts of fraud for assisting a then-leading lottery protection official allegedly rig a number of jackpot drawings.

Rhodes challenged the arrest in court, claiming investigators did not have adequate evidence to arrest him, but earlier this month a judge rejected that argument, paving the way for today’;s voluntary surrender. Rhodes was held on $ 10,000 bond and was anticipated to be released after processing, his lawyer told NBC Information.

“Following speaking with [Iowa] prosecutors, we flew up final evening and Mr. Rhodes surrendered at the Polk County jail this morning,” mentioned attorney Terry W. Yates.

“Struck By Lightning”

In an announcement final yr that sent shockwaves by way of the market, the Iowa Lawyer General’;s office charged that the man responsible for securing America’;s lottery jackpot drawings secretly rigged the technique — and cashed in on at least 5 jackpots in different states considering that 2005.

They stated that Eddie Raymond Tipton, prolonged-time director of information technologies security at the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), netted millions by manipulating laptop application, donning disguises and either taking part in the appropriate numbers himself, or passing along the appropriate combinations to friends and family. MUSL is a non-revenue that aids states run their lotteries, like choosing the numbers and maintaining security for games in 37 states.


Eddie Tipton
Former lottery security officer Eddie Tipton leaves the Polk County Courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa, soon after his sentencing in a jackpot-fixing scandal.