Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters crowned Miss Universe 2017

first_imgThe reigning Miss South Africa is the new Miss Universe, the first South African to win the title since Margaret Gardiner wore the crown in 1978.Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is crowned Miss Universe in Las Vegas on 27 November 2017. (Image: Miss Universe website)CD AndersonAt the Miss Universe pageant held in Las Vegas on 26 November 2017, Nel-Peters beat 91 fellow global contestants for the crown.Laura Gonzalez, Miss Colombia, and Miss Jamaica, Davina Bennett, are her two princesses.Nel-Peters went into the competition as a favourite with fans and judges, and during the live broadcast cemented her win with some impressive answers to the judges’ questions.When asked about the challenges faced by women in the world today, she answered: “Women earn 75% of what men earn doing the same thing. I believe in equal pay for equal work.”It received enthusiastic applause at the event and Nel-Peters was trending on social media.The last question she was asked was about her best quality and how she would apply that talent to her reign as Miss Universe.“As Miss Universe, you have to be confident in who you are. Miss Universe has to overcome her fears and teach others to do the same. And nothing is ever too much to ask for. That is exactly who I am.”Watch the moment Nel-Peters is announced the winner below:Her win put South African Twitter in a frenzy, with thousands praising her Country Duty, flying the flag for South Africa on the world stage.Tweets about #MissUniverse2017 demi Congratulations Demi-Leigh, South Africa is proud of you.Source: News24 Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Kids Say the Darndest Things: Teens In Tech 2.0 Video

first_imgTags:#conferences#web Be sure to check out our Facebook album of pics from the Teens In Tech Conference, held yesterday at the Google offices in San Francisco. You’ll get to see Robert Scoble in action and Steve “The Woz” Wozinak in a giant space helmet. And if you haven’t done so yet, please connect with us on Facebook while you’re there!While making this video, we were privileged to chat with Teens In Tech founder Daniel Brusilovsky, Tobias of Nimbuzz, John Ramey of isocket, Adam Helweh, the talented youngsters of SimFlecks and Alex Nichols. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Our young friends at the Teens In Tech Conference this year have all the blessings and foibles of their tender years.They haven’t learned that the sky is not, in fact, the limit – and for god’s sake, don’t tell them. And, as we likely felt at their age, they feel that adults are the slowest, dumbest, IE-using, fax-sending nerds imaginable. Check out this video of these great kids and the adults who admire and are inspired by them – including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who stopped by the conference to mingle with the youth and sign a few MacBooks. jolie odell Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Samjhauta blasts: NIA chargesheets Aseemanand, 4 others

first_imgThe National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Monday filed a chargesheet against Hindutva leader Swami Aseemanand and four others, holding them responsible for the Samjhauta Express blasts in 2007 which left 68 people dead. Asimanand allegedly propounded a bomb ka badla bomb (bomb for bomb) theory and masterminded the terror strike, instigating the other accused to carry out the attack.Aseemanand represents right-wing Hindutva organisation Abhinav Bharat. He was arrested by the CBI on November 19, 2010, from Haridwar in Uttarakhand for his alleged role in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast in Hyderabad.Others named in the 24- page chargesheet filed in a Panchkula court were the late Sunil Joshi, Lokesh Sharma, Sandeep Dange alias Parmanand and Ramchandra Kalasangra alias Ramji alias Vishnu Patel. While Joshi has been murdered, two other accused – Kalasangra and Dange – are absconding.The investigating agency was also looking into the part played by other suspects such as RSS leader Indresh Kumar, Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, Amit alias Sunny and Devender Gupta for their involvement in the conspiracy.India will now formally hand over the NIA chargesheet to Pakistan. ” Our chargesheet shows that India has the courage to expose the real masterminds and plotters behind the Samjhauta Express attack. We expect the same from Pakistan, which continues to deny the involvement of the real masterminds such as Hafiz Saeed, ISI’s Major Iqbal and LeT commander Sajid Mir in the 26/ 11 case,” a top source said.Government sources revealed that Pakistan would be informed of the chargesheet if a query is raised from that side during the upcoming foreign- secretary level talks in Islamabad from June 23. ” A copy of the chargesheet would soon be handed over to Pakistan through diplomatic channels and Pakistan high commissioner Shahid Malik may be called to collect the same,” sources added.advertisementAccording to the chargesheet, Asimanand was upset with the jehadi terrorist attacks on Akshardham temple in Gujarat, Raghunath Mandir in Jammu and Sankat Mochan temple in Varanasi. He and Joshi held a meeting at Shabridham ashram in Gujarat’s Dang district following the Varanasi blast in 2006.This was when they plotted the train attack. Asimanand presided over the meeting in which he said: ” Bomb ka jawab bomb se dena chahiye .” The accused chose to attack Samjhauta Express since the majority of travellers were Pakistani citizens. Asimanand provided financial and logistical support to the terror group. Dange, Ramji and Sharma and some others led by Joshi had procured the raw material for the IEDs. They also fabricated and planted the explosives in the train.The accused were charged with hatching a criminal conspiracy leading to murder, attempt to murder and some other offences under the IPC, in addition to the Railways Act, Explosive Substances Act, Prevention of Damage of Public Property Act and Unlawful Activities ( Prevention) Act. The Samjhauta Express blasts had taken place on February 18, 2007, at Diwana village near Panipat in Haryana.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more